CKNB News March 12, 2019
CAMP SLEDS RF/NB PWR
NB Power has a warning for snowmobilers in the Campbellton area.
That’s because some snow banks are mere feet away from live power lines.
Contact with a power line can be fatal.
*CAMP YOUTH RF/EDIT
The Restigouche Entrepreneurship Centre is taking over after-school and youth programming at the Memorial Civic Centre.
The Y had been running youth programming for the past five years but have trouble staffing its YMCA Youth Zone and other programming.
*NB CRASH RF/WIRE
New Brunswick leader Blaine Higgs is saddened to learn that a New Brunswick person was among the victims killed in the plane crash in Ethiopia.
The Kenya Forest Service says Peter deMarsh — chairman of the International Forestry Alliance — was heading to Nairobi for a workshop on financing for small farms.
Higgs says his thoughts are with deMarsh’s family and community, as well as everyone else impacted by the crash that killed all 157 people aboard.
*NB NURSING HOMES RF/WIRE
Union leaders representing 41-hundred nursing home workers in New Brunswick say the province needs to join contract negotiations if it wants a resolution to a long dispute.
The workers had voted in favour of strike action to back demands for higher pay and better working conditions.
But contract talks with the association representing nursing homes are resuming after the province won a 10-day court injunction against any job action by CUPE members at 45 locations.
NB-Nursing-Homes (wire tue.am)
Union leaders representing 4,100 nursing home workers insisted the province needs to join contract negotiations if it wants a resolution to the lengthy dispute. and the government said it will.
The workers voted in favour of strike action but contract talks with the association representing nursing homes resumed yesterday after the government got a 10-day court injunction against any job action.
Union officials told C-B-C the government, not the nursing home association, controls the money and talks can only go so far without someone from the government present. So yesterday afternoon, Social Development Minister Dorothy Shepard said the province was accepting the invitation to come to the bargaining table
*ALL CRASH RF/WIRE
Canadian and American transportation authorities are monitoring developments as a number of airlines ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet, killing 157 people.
Eighteen Canadians are among the dead.
The same model Max 8 aircraft went down in October in Indonesia, killing 189.
Transport Canada has no plan to suspend flights of the 41 Max 8s operated by carriers here.
Transportation Minister Marc Garneau warns against jumping to any quick conclusions about the cause of the crash.
ALL-Honda-Air-Bag-Recall (wire tue.am)
Honda is recalling one-million older vehicles in Canada and the U-S because the Takata driver’s air bag inflators, installed during previous recalls, could be dangerous.
Documents posted by Canadian safety regulators show Honda is recalling many of its most popular models for a second time. The models are from as far back as 2001 and as recent as 2010.
ALL-Que-Tobacco-Lawsuit (wire tue./am)
The Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health says smokers are being denied justice after an Ontario judge granted J-T-I-Macdonald creditor protection.
The Quebec Court of Appeal earlier this month upheld a landmark judgment ordering J-T-I-Macdonald, Benson & Hedges and Imperial Tobacco to pay billions of dollars in damages to Quebec smokers. But now that Macdonald is under creditor protection, the company won’t have to disperse any immediate funds…at least until April 5th.
It was Tampa Bay over the Leafs 6 to 2.
Philly beat the Sens 3 to 2.
The Oilers got past the Rangers 3 to 2.
Cleveland beat the Raptors 126 to 101.