February 8, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8 2019

 

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CAMP HEALTH CARE REPORT  RF/CBC

Provincial ombudsman Charles Murry says that patients with severe mental
illness have been mistreated or got inadequate care at the Restigouche
Hospital Centre in Campbellton, run by the Vitalite Health Newtork.

Issues included a patient who died from an infection after his vital signs
weren’t properly monitored, and the excessive use of force and restraints.

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*CAMP ASSAULT  RF/COPS

35-year-old Eric Laviolette of Dalhousie is up on aggravated assault charges
due to an incident on MacKenzie Street on Tuesday night.

Officers found an injured man inside.

A second man, who was also hurt, had gone to a neighbours house seeking help.

The suspect’s next court date is on Monday.

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*CAMP PROGRAM RF/DAVE M.

Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour,
says that funding will help young Canadians get hands-on work experience and
transition to the workforce, in the Campbellton area.

The Career Focus program will spend over 145 thousand dollars on what is
called the “R2 Employment Solutions,” for 12 young people in our area.

TRUDEAU IN TROUBLE?  RF/WIRE

The Opposition is asking Liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau to fully
answer allegations his office told former attorney general Jody
Wilson-Raybould to help S-N-C Lavalin avoid a criminal prosecution.

The Prime Minister’s Office claims that Trudeau’s denial of an explosive
report in the Globe and Mail was not crafted by a lawyer.

But Tory Leader Andrew Scheer is accusing Trudeau of providing carefully
crafted and legally vetted answers to avoid full disclosure.

Wilson-Raybould could have directed federal prosecutors to negotiate a
”remediation agreement” that would allow S-N-C to say it was not at fault
for things certain employees did.

But the Globe and Mail reports she refused in the face of repeated lobbying
by Trudeau’s aides.
NB – FRNCOPHONIE GAMES INTEREST      GG/BRUN NEWS (THUR 4PM)

There’s renewed hope that another Canadian city may step up to host the
Francophone Games.

Winnipeg City council has passed a motion to explore the possibility of
hosting the games after the Higgs Government here cancelled them over the
balooning costs.

Meanwhile, the runner up during the initial bidding process is also having
second thoughts. Sherbrooke, Quebec, initially said it could no longer host
the games  – but now says it will take another look at the costs and
determine if they can afford it.

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NB – FRED SHOOTER UPD GG/WIRE (THUR 5PM)

A Fredericton man accused of murdering four people in that August shooting
spree is set to return to court today following a 60-day psychiatric
assessment.

The assessment was ordered to determine if Matthew Raymond can be found
criminally responsible for the deaths of Sara Burns, Robb Costello, Donnie
Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright.

Raymond was earlier found fit to stand trial after a shorter assessment,
although details of the arguments seeking the assessments are under a
publication ban.

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*ALL FATAL TRAIN DERAILMENT UPDATE  RF/WIRE

The Calgary-based railroad involved in this week’s deadly derailment in B-C
says winter conditions have a profound impact on operations.

An engineer, a conductor and a trainee died in Monday’s crash — all three
men were based in Calgary.

Canadian Pacific detailed the challenges of harsh weather in a paper last
year, saying cold can cause leakage from air brakes.

Will Young, an organizer with Railroad Workers United, says operating in the
cold is tricky.