December 3, 2018 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE DECEMBER 3 2018

CAMP TREE  RF/EMAIL

The mayor and Campbellton council are inviting you to join them for a tree
lighting in honour of Canada’s Hong Kong veterans.

That will be this Wednesday, (December 5th) at Riverside Park on Water Street
at six in the evening, followed by hot chocolate at the Civic Centre.

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*CAMP AREA MAT. WARD  RF/CBC

The Chaleur Regional Hospital will get its maternity services back on January
7th.

Due to a shortage of nurses, the services have not been offered since late
October, forcing pregnant women in the Bathurst area to go to Miramichi or
Campbellton.

Gilles Lanteigne, the president and CEO of the Vitalité Health Network, said
the network has hired three new nurses.

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*CAMP SCHOOL CLOSED  RF
The La polyvalente Louis-Mailloux school in Caraquet will remain closed until
a fire damaged transformer is replaced.

The blaze erupted this past Wedesday, no one was hurt.

It’s expected students will return to school on Wednesday, parents will be
notified tomorrow (Tuesday) to confirm that.

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*CAMP GRANTS  RF/TRIB

The Higgs government says that the Tories will give grants to Dalhousie,
Campbellton, Balmoral, Charlo, Tide Head, Atholville, and Eel River Dundee.

That cash will be used as part of their revenue, along with property taxes
and other sources of money.

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*CAMP MORE RED TAPE  RF/TRIB

While work is almost done at the Sugarloaf Mall in Atholville for a new Giant
Tiger, it ran into some red tape regarding well field protection
requirements.

The Tribune says that four wells in the area supply Atholville with drinking
water, and the new requirements restrict development on top of the
well-field.

Atholville has proposed to find a new source of drinking water within three
years, and abandoning the existing well field.

Atholville Mayor Michel Soucy says they have to close those wells, as they
are really creating a problem regarding future development.

 

NB BE NICE TO THE BORDER GUARDS  RF/CBC

Two Halifax-area brothers, Bailey and Damien Roy, 21 and 22 respectively,
have been charged with a terrorist hoax at the border between Woodstock, New
Brunswick, to Houlton, Maine on October 26th.

The RCMP dealt with a suspicious vehicle stopped between the Canada and U.S.
entry points.

The men inside the vehicle refused to communicate with border agents.

About six hours later, when the vehicle proceeded toward the U.S. port of
entry, both men were arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials
and the vehicle was seized.

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NB/Cooke expansion                  (T-J sun)

Cooke Aquaculture continues to expand.

The Telegraph-Journal reports the New Brunswick based seafood giant is in the
final stages of buying a shrimp farming company in Latin America to add to
its 17 other facilities around the world.

Cooke CEO Glenn Cooke says it’s one of the world’s largest shrimp operations,
including processing plants and hatcheries…but he wouldn’t name the
company. He’s hoping to deal is finalized before Christmas.