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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Video Highlights from the 2011 Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus Parade Carries On on King Street

Province Announces New Pediatric Insulin Pump Program

The provincial government rolling out a new program to help families with diabetic children.

Health Minister Madeline Dube announcing the Pediatric Insulin Pump program on Friday. The news came just in time for Diabetes Awareness Month.

Parents of children with diabetes age 18 or younger can apply to receive insulin pumps and supplies at reduced rates. The Health Minister states that the idea is to lessen the financial burden on families, and reduce their out-of-pocket costs.

The program will begin accepting applications in mid January.

Fatal Car Accident in Prince of Wales

A man has died after being struck by a car on highway one last night. The accident occurring near exit 103 of the highway in Prince of Wales.

People on scene reported that the man exited his vehicle, and was then clipped by an oncoming car. Musquash Police and fire officials assisted in performing first aid on the victim, who later passed away.

The man's name has not yet been released.

Santa Claus Parade Comes to Town Tonight

The mercury is dropping, and colored lights and decorations are popping up around the Port City. 

Saint John's Santa Claus Parade organizers officially ringing in the season with their 59th annual parade tonight. The theme this year is Christmas: Past and Present. Organizer Lesley Keating explains it's going to be a heartwarming event for the whole family.

People are encouraged to bring donations of canned foods for pickup along the parade route. 

Mail carriers will also be there to pick up letters to Santa!

The parade begins at 6 tonight and starts at the corner of Crown and Union Streets. It will continue along its traditional route to Landsdowne Place in the North End.