CKNB News July 31,2019
CAM – MORE FOR VICTIMS
After the man who assaulted him was sentenced to eight years in prison, a Campbellton resident would like to see more victims of abuse be heard.
Corey Renouf was sexually abused by Albert Martin for more than a decade and went as far as having the publication banned removed from his name so he reach out to others.
Renouf tells the Tribune he wants people to realize there’s nothing wrong with coming forward to get an abuser off the street, saying there is no shame in being a victim.
In sentencing the judge said Martin committed a violent act against a boy he considered his grandson and showed no remorse for his actions.
CAM – TIGERS READY
We are only a month away from training camp opening for the Campbellton Tigers.
According to the Tribune players return to the ice on August 31st with exhibition games taking place that first week in Miramichi.
The Tigers first six games are on the road with the first in Edmunston against the Blizzard on September 15th.
October 11th will be the first home game against the former St Stephen Aces, who now go by the Fredericton Red Wings.
The full schedule can be found on the MHL website.
CAM – TIGERS CAMP
The Campbellton Junior A Tigers hockey school runs this year from Aug 26th to the 30th at the Campbellton Regional Memorial Civic Centre.
New associate coach and former NHLer Sandy McCarthy will be featured at the camp that is designed for youth from six to 12 years of age.
A release from the teams says goalie instruction will also be included in the training. Anyone interested in more information can vist the teams Facebook page.
The lawyer for winning Liberal candidate Gerry Lowe will continue his closing arguments in the trial involving the election in Saint John Harbour.
Yesterday Mathew Etson, lawyer for losing PC candidate Barry Ogden argued electoral proceedures were not followed in the proper manner and may have affected the results of the vote.
Lowe’s lawyer Thomas O’Neil argued in a written submission the failure to follow proceedures were mere clerical errors and had no impact on the election. He will continue his arguments orally this morning.
NB – NURSING STRATEGY
The New Brunswick government has announced measures aimed at addressing a shortage of nurses in the province.
The new strategy focuses on recruitment, retention, promotion of the nursing profession, as well as enhancing nursing education, employment, and work-life balance.
The strategy contains 21 action items including international recruitment and creating a process to offer permanent employment to New Brunswick graduates.
It also includes developing promotional packages aimed at attracting students to New Brunswick universities and registered nurses to the province’s workforce.
NB – CHEAPER NAT GAS
Federal regulators have approved a plan to sell more discounted natural gas in Atlantic Canada that should see New Brunswick users bills go down.
TC Energy’s agreement with gas suppliers in the east was approved by the National Energy Board and includes Enbridge Gas New Brunswick and Irving Oil.
Enbridge Gas New Brunswick’s general manager Gilles Volpé says it should make the product 20 to 40-percent cheaper.
The Alberta gas will provide both New Brunswick gas distributors with a new source of supply to replace Nova Scotia’s offshore gas, which was shut down last year.
NB – NOW A HOMICIDE
Police say they’re investigating the disappearance of a New Brunswick teenager two years ago as a homicide.
R-C-M-P say 17-year-old Brayden Thibault of St. Stephen was last seen on Fredericton’s northside on July 31st, 2017.
Investigators had previously classified his case as suspicious but now say they believe he is deceased.
The R-C-M-P Major Crime Unit will be conducting searches for Thibault’s remains in areas of interest in the coming weeks and is asking anyone who knows what happened to him to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
With the federal election approaching we can expect more and more phone calls, emails and social media messages from the politicians. Be careful if you reply to them.
CBC reports federal political parties are keeping reams of private information on you for their files…and there’s no oversight.
Whatever you say when they call goes into your personal file…and you have no right to see what they have on you.
Businesses and governments have to disclose what personal information they have on people…but political parties are exempt from that.
Privacy commissioners across the country have been unsuccessful in getting the politicians to change the rules.
ALL – CAPITAL ONE UPD
An official with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner says there are significant privacy concerns in the wake of a massive data breach at Capital One Financial.
Roughly six-million Canadians have had their personal information exposed — along with one-million social insurance numbers — making it one of the largest security breaches in Canadian history.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he has asked the head of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to launch an investigation into the issue.
One person has been arrested in the incident, which also affected about 100 million American credit card holders.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Canada needs more information from the Americans about the nature of the potential security threat posed by Chinese tech giant Huawei (WAH’-way) before deciding whether to allow it to provide equipment for the country’s next-generation 5-G wireless network.
Goodale tells The Canadian Press that’s not likely to happen until after the fall federal election.
The U-S and Australia have banned Huawei from supplying 5-G equipment, citing concerns that it is an organ of Chinese military intelligence, which the company denies.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a grand slam in the ninth inning as the Blue Jays pounded the Royals 9-2 in Kansas City. The Red Sox lost a close one 6-5 to the Rays and the Diamondbacks downed the Yankees 4-2 in an inter-league game.