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Saturday, March 15, 2014

FWWCC Opening Ceremonies

All eyes on Harbour Station today as the best women curlers around the globe descend on the Port City for the World Women's Curling Championship.

The opening ceremonies were held earlier today and the first draw between Canada and Russia is underway.

Crowdfunding Effort To Secure A New Heart

A crowdfunding campaign being launched to help cover the costs of one Saint John man's heart transplant.

Carla Chisholm says her friend, father of two Robert Thornton was born with a rare heart condition and a transplant is now his only option. Chisholm tells CHSJ News they are hoping to raise 20-thousand-dollars.

She says they are living at the mercy of the public and Robert has been overwhelmed at the generosity and all the caring hearts.

Chisholm says the money will go towards medical expenses including travel costs and living costs while in Halifax as well as any medications that aren't covered.

Find the link to donate here

Dole Salad Recall

Before you fix yourself that side salad for dinner, be sure to check you're not using a brand that's been recalled over fears it may be contaminated with listeria.

Health Canada urging you look and see if you have the Dole brand Italian Blend Salad in your home, and if so, it should be thrown out or returned to the store where you bought it.

Food contaminated with listeria may not look or smell spoiled, but it can still make you sick. The products were sold in New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and possibly other provinces.

Pregnant Women Should Know Their Rights At Work

Women need to be aware of their rights as employees if they become pregnant....and employers need to respect them. 

Randy Dickinson of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission tells CHSJ News employers will sometimes find any reason to dismiss a worker who becomes pregnant because they don't want to have to deal with her mat leave--and that's illegal.

He says they have had situations once the employee tells the employers that they are pregnant before they are ready to leave, the employer
seems to change and become very critical of the employee's performance.

Dickinson says the Human Rights Commission still sees cases like this despite the strides we've made toward equality in the work force....and employers need to be aware such discrimination won't be tolerated.

World Curling Championships Begin Today

Saint John is the place to be as the Ford World Women's Curling Championships get underway at Harbour Station today.  

The opening ceremonies are coming up at noon and they are free of charge.

At 2:30, the Rachel Homan rink representing Canada will take on Russia.

Homan says she thinks it will be amazing curling and they want the audience to share the excitement and the energy of the experience with them.

For more info on the event, click here