CKNB News July 27,2020
CAM – UNSIGHTLY
Officials with Campbellton say there is a list of unsightly premises in the city, but removing them is a meticulous and legal one.
CEO Manon Clouthier tells the Tribune getting paid by the province to cleanup the site is not complicated, but you better have your documents in order if the homeowner decides to sue.
Dalhousie town council recently decided to remove three buildings in town, but that process was first started in 2018 in some cases.
Cloutier did not specifically name any properties in the city, but said there are some they hope to take action against very soon.
CAM – PAVEMENT SNAKES
Pandemic measures have led to some unique recreational activities and a new one at the foot of the Van Horne Bridge is no exception.
According to the Tribune a life-sized game of Snakes-and-Ladders was painted on the pavement of the outdoor rink in Atholville.
Campbellton’s Mel Parent painted the colorful activity, but says credit for the idea goes to the village and their department of Leisure and Community Development.
The project took about 30-hours to complete over 10-days with Atholville Mayor Michel Soucy calling it a nice project that he is very proud of and a positive environment for kids.
NB – HOMICIDE NOW BILL/RCMP/WIRE MON AM
RCMP say they’re investigating the death of a 29-year-old man near Oromocto as a homicide.
Police say they responded to a home invasion early Wednesday and found the man’s body when they arrived at the scene.
Police previously said several armed suspects had entered the residence on Route 655 in Waasis and fled before officers got there.
The victim’s name and the cause of death are not being released because the investigation is ongoing.
NB/SJ – BLM CURRICULUM BILL/CBC MON AM
Organizers with the Saint John Black Lives Matter Movement say they are pushing for the provincial school curriculum to include New Brunswick black history.
President Matthew Martin tells CBC he grew up in New Brunswick and there was very little about back history when he was in school saying there were only mentions of the Underground Railroad.
A social media post by the group says they are meeting with Minister of Education, Dominic Cardy on Thursday and have started to design a curriculum to roll out across the province.
Martin says black history has happened right in people’s backyards and they don’t even realize it.
NB – COVID UPDATE
The province is down to three active cases with no new infections reported over the weekend.
The only new case reported over the weekend in the Atlantic bubble was in Newfoundland Labrador which now has four active cases.
Nova Scotia’s last remaining case has recovered leaving them with no active cases while PEI remains at two.
Nationally we added over 12-hundred new cases this weekend as numbers continue to rise in some provinces… we are nearing 114-thousand cases. 16 more virus related deaths were also reported bringing that number to 8,890.
World wide we have surpassed 16 million cases…over 4 million of them in the U-S, the most of any country, and they also have the most deaths at over 146,000.
NB – GAGETOWN TRAGEDY MARCH
Soldiers at CFB Gagetown are marching in a rucksack challenge to show support for the people of Nova Scotia after the several tragedies in the province this summer.
According to CBC the goal is to walk 8-hundred-kilometers with a 75-pound rucksack representing the distance it would take to get from Gagetown to Halifax.
Officials say the idea originated with the base’s chaplin to keep a sense of togetherness during the outbreak.
Nova Scotia has experienced not only the pandemic, but the mass shootings in April, the loss of Capt. Jenn Casey in the Snowbird Crash and the loss of several armed forces members in the helicopter crash off Greece.
NB – DOUCETTE IN CUSTODY
A six-day manhunt for a man accused of stabbing a Bridgewater Nova Scotia police sargeant came to an end early yesterday morning.
RCMP say they responded to a call of an attempted vehicle theft and a combination of police dog tracking and air support led to the location of Tobias Doucette.
He was arrested without incident and is being held in custody.
Doucette is facing multiple charges including attempted murder for allegedly stabbing Bridgewater Police Sargeant Matthew Bennet, injuring a law enforcement animal and aggravated assault.
NB/AMH/NS – BORDER BETTER
After the mayors of Sackville and Amherst voiced their concerns about the New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border it appears things were moving along more smoothly on the weekend.
Amhest Mayor David Kogan tells CTV a meeting with New Brunswick’s Department of Public Safety and other officials gave them the opportunity to ask crossings be made more efficient to reduce wait times. Kogan says an hour or two wait doesn’t sit well with people meaning they won’t cross to shop and visit which defeats the purpose of the Atlantic bubble.
Both truckers and residents crossing this weekend reported the lanes have been split for essential and non-essential and they were continuously moving with minimal waits.
The U-S is being pounded by two big storms…in in Texas and the other Hawaii.
Hanna has been downgraded to a tropical storm after slamming into the Texas coast as a category 1 hurricane. It could dump as much as 450mm of rain and flash flood warnings have been posted.
In the Pacific, Hurricane Douglas is pummelling the Hawaiian Islands with 400mm of rain and winds of 140kph…and people are seeking shelter.
The Blue Jays lost a 6-5 10 inning decision in Tampa Bay. Orioles beat the Red Sox 7-4. Yankees edged the Nationals 3-2.
The Raptors had a 110-104 win over Portland in the second of three scrimmages before they get down to playoff play.
Now you’re up to date…I’m DG