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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Body Discovered On Beach

A grisly discovery on a beach in Red Head.

Staff Sgt. Mike King of City Police tells CHSJ News a body was discovered just after 2:30 this afternoon at the end of Anthonys Cove Road. King says the call came in from a woman who was walking along the rocks.                       

Police not releasing any details about the body at this time. The Major Crime Unit is investigating and will be working to identify the body.

The area being blocked off by police.

Sea Dogs Beginning "MOvember Challenge"

The Saint John Sea Dogs are mixing it up this year with a new initiative in support of MOvember. 

The team will donate a certain amount of money based on the number of fans attending games. 

The team is hoping to raise awareness and money for men's health issues, by getting fans more involved.

President of the team, Wayne Long, tells CHSJ news the Sea Dogs will donate $5,000 if an average of 3,800 fans show up during the seven home games this month. The team will donate $15,000 if the average is 5000 fans during the games, and $30,000 for an average of 6,000 fans.

The team will also donate $10,000 for any game that's sold out.

Youth Shelter Idea Still In Running To Win 150k

An initiative to get the city's homeless young people off the streets and into their own shelter in the South end still has a shot at $150,000. 

Safe Harbour Transitional Youth Services is taking part in the Aviva Community Fund and has made it past the first round. Project Coordinator Colin McDonald tells CHSJ News the shelter would offer help to youth who want to get on the right track. 

McDonald says there's a big difference between a 16-year old kid who has just hit the streets compared to someone who has been on the street for 20+ years and are very immersed in street culture. Youth are the least likely group to identify themselves as homeless, so it's hard to say exactly how many young people are homeless in Saint John, but in 2012, 67 youth stayed in adult-serving shelters.

Voting for the second qualifying round ends on Monday. To cast your vote for the idea, click here. To check out the other ideas, click here.

Many Stay Up Late Night Before Clock Falls Back

The time change might give us an extra hour of snooze time, but most people don't use it to catch up on their Z's. 

That's according to Dr. Rachel Morehouse, the Medical Director of the Sleep Centre at the Regional Hospital, who tells CHSJ News we tend to stay up late the night before the clocks fall back instead of turning in at our usual time.

Morehouse says we always feel like there is something more important than sleep, and are constantly cutting corners when it comes to getting our beauty rest. Most people need seven a half hours of sleep every night. 

Daylight savings time ends at 2am tomorrow morning.

Over 1300 NB Power Customers In the Dark

Yesterday's stormy weather knocking out power in homes across the province. 

There are over 1300 customers in the province who are currently in the dark. NB Power says the hardest hit areas are Rothesay, Sussex and Moncton. 

They are working to get the lights back on by this evening. For the most up-to-date information on the outages, click here.

Teddy Bear Fair Underway At The Hospital

The 22nd Annual Teddy Bear Fair is happening today at the Saint John Regional Hospital.

Kids can bandage up their teddy bears, and at the same time gain hands-on experience in a hospital.

Angela Watling, the event organizer tells CHSJ news that the interactive event helps children learn more about hospitals. She says it introduces kids and their parents to a hospital setting, and raises funds for children's programs at the Saint John Regional Hospital.

The fair includes a casting clinic for teddy bears to get bandaged, and a surgery clinic. The event takes place today from 9am-3pm