February 5, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5 2019.

SCHOOL CLOSURES

ANGLOPHONE NORTH ALL SCHOOLS

FRANCOPHONE NORTHEAST ALL CLASSES

CCNB CAMPUS CAMPBELLTON ALL CLASSES

CAMP NURSES  RF/CBC

The number of overtime hours worked by New Brunswick nurses in the Vitalité
Health Network jumped by 26 per cent in the past year.

The francophone health district lost about 200 nurses, or 10 per cent of the
workforce, between 2017 and 2018.

Close to a third of the remaining nurses are aged 50 or older.

In addition, the Horizon Health Network has nearly 400 vacant nursing
positions across the province.

Some nurses are faced with 16-hour shifts and no time to go to the washroom
or eat.

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*CAMP FIRE  RF/WIRE

Human remains have been found in a home gutted by fire in Beaverbrook.

The blaze erupted on Sunday, about 20 kilometres northwest of Miramichi.

The fire is not believed to be suspicious.
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NB/MON – CANCELLED GAMES COST

New numbers show Ottawa and the province spent more than $2.5 million dollars
on the Francophonie Games before they were cancelled last week by Premier
Blaine Higgs.

That number is expected to rise as CBC reports it does not yet include any
costs incurred by the International Organization of La Francophonie.

Most of the money already spent came from Ottawa and the province. About
$25,000 was spent by Moncton and Dieppe.
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NB/MIR-Bathurst babies                   (Northern Light CTV tue.am)

The obstetrics unit at Chaleur Regional Hospital is open again as of
yesterday  morning.

After being closed to deliveries since last October, the nursing shortage has
been remedied by Vitalite Health network. Pregnant women no longer have to
travel to Miramichi or Campbellton to deliver their babies.

Vitalite says the hospitals birthing services have been restructured to
prevent “a similar situation from occurring” again by cross-training nurses.

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FIGHTING SOCIALISM

Canada and its allies are calling on the Venezuelan military to back Juan
Guaido (gwy-DOH’) as the true leader of their country.

The declaration in the final Lima Group communique follows an emergency
meeting in Ottawa, to assist the beleaguered socialist regime, which is
suffering food shortages, and lacks basics, such as toilet paper.

-Train wreck                   (wire tue.am)

Three crew members were killed when their Canadian Pacific freight train fell
from a bridge near Field BC.

The freight train derailed and plunged more than 60 metres into the Kicking
Horse River on a treacherous part of the rail line early yesterday. The
engineer, a conductor and a conductor trainee died. Two of the men were found
outside and the other was still inside the train.

The train, which was carrying grain to Vancouver, had three locomotives and
112 cars. As many as 40 of them left the tracks.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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Election-Cyberthreats                          (wire tue.am)

Canada’s chief electoral officer is — quote –“pretty confident” — that
Elections Canada has good safeguards to prevent cyberattacks in this year’s
federal election.

But Stephane Perrault is worried political parties themselves aren’t so well
equipped. He says with thousands of volunteers involved in campaigns, it’s
difficult to ensure no one falls prey to basic cyber tricks by hackers.

Elections Canada has been training its own staff to resist such tricks.