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Saturday, March 29, 2014

WATCH: Freedom Of The City Parade On King

The Freedom of the City parade marching down King Street in uptown Saint John on a mild, sunny Saturday afternoon. 

More than 45 Saint John Reserve Force soldiers taking part in the event this year.

Financial Woes Could Take A Toll On Your Teeth

Being stuck in a bad financial situation could mean more trips to the dentist.

A new survey shows Canadians are more stressed out about money than work, family or health and many of us are taking out that stress on our pearly whites. Of those surveyed, 30-percent reported grinding their teeth while sleeping.

Almost half of those people found out they were grinding their teeth during a dentist appointment while only 14-percent of people caught themselves doing it.

Seven percent of respondents reporting jaw pain and two percent going to see a doctor with headaches before being diagnosed.

Voting Open For CAA's Worst Roads Campaign

Whether it's riddled with potholes, covered in cracks or too narrow for comfort, the CAA wants to hear about those roads drivers dread. 

Voting is now open for Atlantic Canada's Worst Roads campaign, and the association's Gary Howard says the point is to draw attention to those bad roads that desperately need fixing up. Howard says Rothesay Avenue in Saint John, which was named the seventh worst road last year, is still a work in progress but stands out as one of the shining example of investment in roadways.

He says over the past couple of years the City of Saint John has dedicated more resources to infrastructure, repair and maintenance in terms of roadways than in its history.

Cape John Road in River John, Nova Scotia getting the dubious distinction of being named the Worst Road in Atlantic Canada last year, with Hanwell Road in Fredericton coming in second.

Click here for more details and to vote.

Earth Hour Is Coming Up Tonight

Have you made a plan yet for Earth Hour? It's coming up tonight between 8:30 and 9:30.

Again this year, more than 680 employees of the City of Saint John are taking part in the global movement to raise awareness of the overuse of energy in modern society.

In the past, major landmarks around the world have gone dark to bring attention to Earth Hour. The first Earth Hour was celebrated in Sydney Australia on March 31st 2007 involving 2.2 million people.

It has since grown to include 7000 cities and 152 countries.

Environment Canada Issues Freezing Rain Warning

In like a lion out like a lamb doesn't exactly describe this March, with a special weather statement saying Saint Johners are in for another couple messy days just a few days after a major blizzard battered the region. 

Environment Canada issuing a freezing rain warning, due to a low pressure system that's developing over the southeastern U-S. The freezing rain is going to start tomorrow morning and continue throughout the day, between 20 to 25 millimetres will fall over a time period of up to 12 hours, allowing for substantial ice build up. 

Other areas in the province are under a snowfall warning, including Fredericton and Southern York County which could see up to 20 centimetres of snow.