9:00 - That's all for 'First Cup with John' for Feb. 14. Hope you all have a great Valentines Day and be sure to send in your most memorable moments by e-mail, twitter or even by phone. Cheers!
8:55 - Don't forget! TODAY is the LAST day to prepay for the BABIES of 2012 keepsake. All photos must be in by Thursday, Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m.. Drop off your photo at The News office ($49.00). Don't delay!
8:45 - There's a lot of events going on today in honour of Valentine's Day - maybe you'll have a quartet sing, a romantic meal or a proposition Send in your pics to john.brannen(at)ngnews.ca or tweet them to @NGNewsJohn.
8:30 - Valentine's Trivia - Before it became fashionable to give chocolates and flowers, men would give a pair of gloves, symbolizing the request for a lady's hand in marriage.
8:15 - The 2013 Salmon Festival in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL will see The Eagles perform! Sounds like a great summer excursion. Click here for more details.
8:00 - In honour of African Heritage Month, I did an interview with someone who was in the Roseland Theatre the day Viola Desmond made her stand for civil rights in Nova Scotia. Check it out here.
7:55 - There's talk of yet another storm coming through this weekend - as if there wasn't already enough snow on the ground. Here's the forecast as of today:
Saturday Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low minus 2. High 7.
Sunday Snow or rain. Low minus 2. High plus 2.
7:35 - Send in your weather or Valentine's pics, news tips and comments on any of our stories to john.brannen(at)ngnews.ca
7:25 - Take a minute to read some of our articles on The News this morning. There's quite a few comments on the Trenton Town Council issuing a statement on the closure of the NSLC. What are your thoughts on this issue?
Here's what people are saying so far:
"The econmy is the reason for all the closers in Trenton and all over Nova Scotia there is no blame. It is time for amalgamation the upper towns are in danger of the falling econmy. The cost of running the towns is growing and with people going west there has to be amalgamation for survival of the towns of Pictou County. Plan for the future and stop trying to find blame for poor econmy."
"Now is the time to put out tenders for hitching posts, water troughs, and hay dispensers. Trenton is no different that the rest of the uptown towns, they have priced themselves out of the commercial market with their high taxes on both residential and commercial properties. There seems to be a lot of bluster when a booze store closes, but very little when a backbone industry does the same. Maybe they too could investigate the jamboree business, as according to the New Glasgow town hall millions are there just for the picking, that is if it not all eaten up in salaries and benefits for those making such nonsense claims."
7:15 - So it's Valentine's Day, what are your plans today? Is someone special taking you out for dinner? Are you expecting roses? Let me know what your Valentine's Day is going to be like!
7:10 - Much like yesterday, the temperature is hovering around 0, making some parts of the road and sidewalk slippery. As always, use caution on your commute this AM. Here's the rest of the weather, courtesy of Environment Canada:
Today Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. High zero.
Tonight Partly cloudy. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this evening. Low minus 6.
7:05 - Good morning Good morning Happy Valentines Day! Send in your Valentines pictures this AM and I'll feature them on Twitter and the web!