August 30, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE FRIDAY AUGUST 30 2019

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CAM-Electricity sales

NB Power sold a lot of electricity in the first quarter of this year,
especially outside the province, but it’s net debt still increased.,

The utility says it’s net earnings for the first three months of the fiscal
year were $62 million up $7 million from the same period last year. 2018.

Despite the net earnings, NB Power’s net debt increased by $28 million
because of capital investments in the Pt. Lepreau and Belledune generating
stations.

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CAM – FIRE SUSPICIOUS

The RCMP say the fire that destroyed the former Pik-Quick in Campbellton last
week is being considered suspicious.

Cpl. Yves Desroches of the Campbellton RCMP tells the Tribune they believe
the fire was deliberately set and are asking for any information the public
may have.

The fire marshall says they will not release any information until their
investigation is complete.

Crews were called to the building on the corner of Water and Cedar early last
Wednesday morning.

The large fire with the help of Atholville was eventually extinguished, but
the building, which still housed VLTs and a tanning salon was destroyed.

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CAM – PRIDE PARADE

The Campbellton Pride parade is all set to go as part of the long weekend.

The parade is Monday at 2 in the afternoon beginning at the Salmon Plaza.

Campbellton’s first Pride parade was held last year and featured a colorful
and enthusiastic turn out.

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CAM – QUIDDITCH

Potterheads will be very happy to know the Campbellton Centennial Library
wizard inspired event is a go.

On Saturday the library will be hosting the Harry Potter inspired sport
Quidditch.

The match will be open to adults and teens at the UCT Oval from 2 to 4PM.

Registration is required by calling the library and someone will walk away
with Nintendo Switch as the grand prize.

——-NB      PAVING DEAL

The provincial  and federal governments announced plans today to spent more
than 840-thousand dollars on improving Route 108 that cuts across new
Brunswick.

Route 108 links western and eastern New Brunswick, extending from Plaster
Rock to the outskirts of Miramichi. The highway is seen as vital to the
forestry industry

The money will be used to repave about two kilometres of the highway in rough
shape  _ from the Bryenton area to Parker Road.

The provincial and federal governments are each contributing 420-thousand
dollars to the project.

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NB  DOT WORKER KILLED

A provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure employee has been
killed on the job.

Worksafe New Brunswick says the worker died in a workplace accident near
Woodstock on Wednesday.

The organization confirmed it’s investigating the incident but has refused to
release any other details.

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NB-Vac hearings wrap

A number of MLAs still aren’t sure how they will vote on Education Minister
Dominic Cardy’s plan to make vaccinations mandatory for public school
students.

Three days of hearings at a legislature committee wrapped up yesterday with
testimony from pharmacists who said the benefits of vaccinations far
outweigh any potential risks.

Liberal MLA Cathy Rogers told CTV it’s a tough choice. When someone claims
informed consent and they want to make an individual choice not be
vaccinated, should they have to go through the penalty of not being able to
go to public school?.

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NB-Drug raids

RCMP staged drug raids in Moncton and Fredericton this week arresting eight
people.

They executed search warrants at five locations and seized methamphetamine
and cocaine along with guns and cash.

Five men and three women, between 17 and 49, were arrested. One appeared in
court in Moncton, 26 year old Jesse Todd Logue, four others were released
until future court appearances and three were released without charges.

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ALL – SHEER NO TALK

Andrew Scheer says the Conservatives won’t revisit debates on abortion or gay
marriage if his party wins the upcoming election.

The Tory leader says every human being has the same inherent right to
self-worth and dignity and that he will always stand up for the equality
rights of L-G-B-T Canadians.

His remarks follow a week of silence in the face of repeated calls for him to
address a speech he gave in Parliament laying out his opposition to same-sex
marriage 14 years ago.

Scheer is blaming the Liberals for trying to aggravate ancient divisions to
distract from their own failures.

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