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Sunday, December 15, 2013

How To Survive Being Storm-Stayed In Your Vehicle

As we're hit with the first big blast of winter this season, the Canadian Automobile Association is offering up some tips on how to survive being "storm-stayed" in your vehicle.

To be ready for the possibility, C-A-A's Gary Howard says your winter tires should have been put on long ago, you should have a cell phone on you, your battery should be top-notch and have a winter driving kit handy.

Howard says above all, if you have to be out, drive slower than normal if visibility is low and driving is slippery.

Alert family and friends of where you're going and check for road condition reports before heading out.

A Winter Wonderland Today

It has been a busy day for snowplow operators and snow clearing crews in the Maritimers.

Between 15 to 30 centimeters falling in Southern New Brunswick today, and about 15 to 12 in Nova Scotia, followed by rain. 

Many airlines have been cancelled throughout the Maritimes. Make sure to check your local road conditions before heading out. 

Environment Canada telling us depending on where you live in New Brunswick, the snow should end this evening. Expect ice pellets along the Fundy coast this evening. 

The winds are expected to gust northeast 30km/h, gusting to 50.

Y of Greater Saint John Offering Winter Break Camps

If you're looking to find something fun for your kids to do over Christmas break, the Y of Greater Saint John offers Winter Break Camps.

The program being offered in the East, West, Uptown and Quispamsis locations. Registration is open at all of these locations.

Adrienne Boudreau speaks for the Y, she tells CHSJ News, "For those parents that are still working over the holidays or looking for something new and fun for their kids to do, we offer a great program at a few different locations. They can try different things we have sliding, skating, crafts, games, [and] cooking," she says.

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"Mindful Eating" Over The Holiday Season

The Holidays season is here, and that always mean lots of food.  

Saint John dietitian Vanessa MacLellan tells CHSJ News, some ways to eat healthy during the holiday season.
"When we're having Christmas gatherings there's are a lot of healthier food choices out there that we could be entertaining with, like whole grain crackers and a lot fat cheese. Fruits and vegetables are always popular," she says.

 She recommends mindful eating, and stick to the foods that you're really going to enjoy.

Storm Cancellations

Bay Ferries, Saint John - Digby Ferry cancelled.

Portland United Church Services.

Park Avenue United Church Services.

 Film Night @ St. Andrew's Film Society. 

New Brunswick Museum is closed today. 

Experidance: all classes and practices are cancelled.

 Jervis Bay Legion 1016 Bayside Drive Bingo Cancelled 

Canada Games Aquatic Centre closed.

Waterstreet Dinner Theatre  cancelling tonight's show.

  Edith Avenue United Baptist Church Cancelled.

 The Lawson Creamer Mill Rats Basketball clinic is cancelled today. 

 Menchie's Frozen Yogurt is closed today. 

Angelo's Pizza Quispamsis

 St. George's/St. Jude's Anglican Church on lower west side of Saint John are cancelling all services today

 Wesley United Church in St. Andrew's all services cancelled today.

Rothesay Kings Rotary Girls Christmas Concert is postponed 

 St. Luke's Church services in Portland are cancelled

 Lancaster Baptist church in West Saint John is closed

 Kingsway Assembly in Quispamsis services are cancelled

Church of St. Andrew on Germaine Street cancelled

 Millford Community Centre Kids Movies Day cancelled

 Carleton Kirk United Church no service today.

 Forest Hills Baptist Church's free meal cancelled for tonight.

 Sunday service at Saint David's United Church in Rothesay are cancelled. 

Saint John Airport Cancellations: 

The Grand Bay-Westfield pharmacy is closing at 1pm.

The Pet Corral on Fairville Blvd and Pettinghill Rd will both be closing at 3pm. 

The Fundy Special Olympics Christmas dance at the Boys & Girls club cancelled.

The Express Hockey Cross-ice Program at the LBR is cancelled.

 If you have a cancellation to report, call us at 648-3000.