CKNB News October 28,2019
CAM – NEWCOMER WEBSITE
The Campbellton Regional Chamber of Commerce announced a new website to help with those in search of rental properties.
Executive Director of the Chamber Lisette Doucet tells the Tribune its the first-ever specialty website of its kind in Restigouche.
Doucet says the Chambers gets frequent calls from people who want to live in the area but need help finding housing and in some cases business accomodations.
The new site funded by the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour can be found at the chambers current web address under the housing option.
CAM – RECYCLE MONEY
With the announcement the province is working to pass some recycling costs to producers… the Mayor of Atholville feels that money should be returned to the service commissions.
According to the Tribune, Mayor Michel Soucy told his fellow board members of RRSC they should be getting a share of any money going from producers to the province.
Environment and Local Government Minister Jeff Carr said early they would be looking at a regulation to collect money from those that make products needing recycling.
Soucy’s motion to have the province work closely with the Regional Service Commissions on the regulation passed unanimously.
CAM – FREE BINS
You will have to wait a bit longer for curbsite recycling in Campbellton but in a good news bad news situation it appears the blue bins will be free.
Mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin tells the Tribune there will be no cost for the bins now as an 80-thousand-dollar anonymous donation has been made towards the purchase.
As for a timeframe on when the service will start… that is up in the air…. as city officials say a tendering process to purchase the blue bins has to take place first.
CAM – SPORTS
The Campbellton Tigers took the loss on the road last night in Grand Falls: 3
An arrest has been made in connection with the homicide of a 31-year-old Fredericton woman a year ago.
The remains of 31 year old Candace Rose Winona Stevens were found on a dirt road in Upper Derby (near Miramichi) on October 27th, 2018.
Fredericton police arrested a suspect on the weekend and will take them to court today…but haven’t disclosed the exact charge or any details on the arrest.
(The Canadian Press)
MCTN/NB – OFFICER DEATH
The commanding officer of New Brunswick R-C-M-P has issued a statement concerning the sudden death of a member of the force.
In the statement, issued Saturday afternoon, Assistant Commissioner Larry Tremblay says he is deeply saddened to say that a R-C-M-P member died suddenly Friday afternoon in the Dolan Road area of Rothesay.
At this time, the officer’s name is not being released, nor have details surronding the death.
Tremblay is asking that privacy be respected.
MCTN/NB – BAR ROBBER STOPPED
Some quick-acting bar patrons foiled an armed robbery attempt in Dieppe early Saturday.
R-C-M-P say a man walked into the bar at 439 Champlain Street with a weapon, with his face covered, and demanded cash from the bartender.
Bar patrons grabbed the man and wrestled him to floor where they held him until police arrived.
A 34-year-old man has been arrested and is due in court today. (Monday)
People living around CFB Gagetown may hear an increase in noise over the next couple of weeks.
The 2nd Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment and units from Ontario will be conducting live fire training through the range and training area over the next few days and nights. The exercise involves the use of tanks, demolitions and artillery.
More training during the first week of November will involve the Royal 22nd Regiment from Valcartier, Quebec.
(The Canadian Press)
The provinces three largest cities are preparing for an increase in demand for shelter as the colder weather approaches.
Greg Bishop of the Saint John Human Development Council tells the Telegraph-Journal there just is not enough affordable housing in Saint John Moncton and Fredericton. That’s one of the reasons tent cities keeping popping up and the number of people living in them continues to grow. Bishop also says there aren’t enough emergency shelter beds…they can barely keep up with demand…especially in Moncton where the latest numbers show 134 people sleeping outside, Fredericton with 79 and 30 in Saint John sleeping rough.
RCMP still aren’t saying much about the death of an officer in Rothesay friday.
Assistant Commissioner Larry Tremblay, commanding officer of New Brunswick R-C-M-P, issued a statement saying they were deeply saddened that an RCMP member died suddenly (in the Dolan Road area) and asked that privacy be respected. The officers name has not been released nor has the cause of death or any details about what happened. Tremblay just goes on to says “A tragedy such as this raises many questions about the risks of the difficult jobs they do while also facing the same pressures, stresses and challenges as many others”. He said members should keep co-woprkers in their thoughts and care for each other.
R-C-M-P are asking for information from the public after a gun was fired at a residence in the small community of Saint-Philippe, northeast of Moncton.
Mounties responded to a call of shots being fired at a home on de l’Eglise Road Friday afternoon. Five people were in the home at the time but no one was injured.
(The Canadian Press)
School officials are raising concerns about fights among high school students in the Fredericton area.
A letter was sent out Friday asking parents to talk to their children about responsible behaviour and the use of social media.
David McTimoney, superintendent of the Anglophone West School District, says most of the fights have occurred off school property, but there are rumours the fights could continue this week. Police are aware of talk on social media and are increasing their vigilance.
(The Canadian Press)
Abraham Beverley Walker is considered the first Canadian-born black lawyer, but a New Brunswick historian says Walker’s accomplishments have been all but forgotten by history. That’s about to change — Walker will be honoured posthumously with the Order of New Brunswick this week in Fredericton.
Walker became an attorney of the Supreme Court of New Brunswick in 1881 and was called to the bar the following year, but faced much racism in his efforts to practice in the province.
ALL – CALI FIRES
In the midsts of some its most severe wildfires in history California’s largest utility has notified 500-thousand customers they’re likely to lose power for the third time in a week as a fire prevention effort.
Pacific Gas & Electric says nearly 2.7 million people had already lost electricity by Sunday.
They say residents effected could be without power for five days or longer.
A state emergency has been called as the fires have forced close to 200-thousand people from their homes
ALL – ISIS LEADER DEAD
Donald Trump says the United States has — quote — “brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice.”
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi leader of ISIS is dead after being targeted in a U-S military raid in Syria.
The president says, as American U-S forces bore down on him… al-Baghdadi fled into a tunnel with three of his children and detonated a suicide vest.
Trump says al-Baghdadi’s identity was confirmed by a D-N-A test conducted onsite.
The Astros beat the Nationals 7-1 to take a three game to two lead as the world series moves back to Houston.
In the Q-League…the Titans lost a 3-2 decision in Gatineau.
in the NHL…Bruins handled the Rangers 7-4. the Senators beat San Jose 5-2.
Panthers downed the Oilers 6-2.
The Patriots are still undefeated after beating Cleveland 27-13.
Tigers Woods won the ZoZo championship in Japan tying him with Sam Snead for the most tour wins at 82.