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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fredericton Police Force Requesting The Public's Assistance To Locate Missing Person

The Fredericton Police Force are requesting the public's help to locate a missing person.
They say to be on the lookout for an asian female, 16 years old, 5'5'', approx. 95lb, wearing glasses. 

She was last seen in the Smythe at Priestman area. She was wearing grey sweatpants, a pink hoodie, and no footwear. Police say she may be carrying a pet snake. If you have information call Fredericton Police at 460-2300 or 911.

Sea Dogs Launch #CrowdPricing

The Saint John Sea Dogs launching a crowd pricing initiative for a game against the Halifax Mooseheads.Wayne Long is president of the Saint John Sea Dogs.

 He tells CHSJ News, the initiative is meant to create excitement among fans and drop the price.

"The more people that buy the lower the price will go. For example, an upper bowl ticket could start at seventeen dollars and drop it's way right down to ten dollars, depending on the volume of people that buy," he says.

The promotion will be introduced at the January 21st game against the Halifax Mooseheads.

Alzheimer Society Launching "Don't Delay, Reach Out Today"

January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and the Alzheimer Society is launching a new campaign called "Don't Delay, Reach Out Today." 
The idea behind the campaign is to encourage families to contact the society before they reach a point of crisis. 

Melanie McGillvary speaks for the Alzheimer Society of Saint John. She tells CHSJ News the organization is also launching a program across the province called the "Memory Cafe."

"It will be similar to Alzheimer's Cafe. The Memory Cafe has the same idea but it's a new program. It combines education, socialization and activity in a safe and inclusive space.

The society encourages families to reach out for information and support earlier on, rather than at a point of crisis.

Imperial Theatre Gets This Year's Donation From "Let's Celebrate"

The 10th Annual "Let's Celebrate" with Tracy Friars Family & Friends raising more than forty-five thousand dollars at this year's community fundraising Christmas concert. 

The donation of $45,907.86 will go to the Imperial Theatre. It will then be matched by PotashCorp, as part of a three-year matching funds agreement. 

Sarah Tippett is Manager of Marketing and Communications at the Imperial Theatre says,

 "A great big thank you to all of the organizers, to Tracy Friars and her family for both, putting on such a wonderful show that sells out every year and for choosing the threatre and the community involvement of the theatre in particular, as the recipients of the funds for the 2013 show." 

 She tells CHSJ News, the donation will support outreach events at the theatre, such as performances for schools. 

Saint John Police Advising Public To Stay Off Icy Roads

Saint John Police advising the public to stay off the roads, after multiple accidents on Highway 1 this morning. 

They tell us it's extremely slippery. A road warrior also telling us there was an accident on the Harbour Bridge.

A Rainfall Warning Is In Effect

 Expect lots of rain in the region today and overnight. A rainfall warning is in effect. Ian Hubbard, meteorologist at Environment Canada, tells us what to expect today.

"We're looking at a low pressure system pushing over the province later today and overnight, and we're expecting some precipitation to move across beginning later this morning. Most areas are going to see a bit of freezing rain to begin before the temperature warms up."

He says, the worst of it will be this morning with some freezing rain warnings in North-Eastern parts of the province.The heavy rain will be ending towards dawn, with lingering periods of rain tomorrow morning. The highest amount of rain is expected overnight with up to 25 mm.