CKNB NEWS UPDATE FRIDAY JANUARY 3 2020
CAM – RECYCLE DONATION
Little is known about the 80-thousand-dollar donation made to Campbellton for
blue bins but it has kicked started the curb side recycling plan.
Mayor Stéphanie Anglehart-Paulin tells CBC residents are happy they will soon
not have to drop off their recycling to the large bins around the city.
Over 18-hundred blue bins purchased with the anonymous donation will begin
getting distributed next week.
The program officially gets underway the week of February 3d and the mayor
says they hope it will divert up to 200 tonnes of recycling from landfills.
CAM – EEL RIVER SUCCESS
Five years into the amalgamation of Eel River Dundee… Mayor Denis Savoie
says they are becoming a cohesive unit.
The merger brought together the village of Eel River Crossing, local service
districts of Dundee, and some of the districts of Dalhousie Junction.
Savoie tells the Tribune the thing he is most proud of is they let the
process move on its own as residents showed solidarity voting in councillors
from Dundee as well as the original village.
The mayor says next on the agenda is a new multifunctional building for the
town hall and fire department.
CAM – COMMISSION STRONG
Restigouche Regional Service Commission’s chair is defending the role of the
commission system in the area.
Chair and Eel River Dundee Mayor Denis Savoie tells the Tribune the mandate
of the board may not seem that strong but he has seen positive collaboration
amongst the members.
An example he points to is the board denouncing Health Minister Ted
Flemming’s decision to move the unfinished Youth Centre of Excellence
psychiatric centre to Moncton from Campbellton.
Savoie says even if its outside of their mandate the RRSC has become a
watchdog for the region while working on solutions.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says wealth continues to
concentrate at the top — while average incomes barely keep up with
The centre says some top C-E-Os made as much by mid-morning yesterday,
January 2nd, as the average worker earns in an entire year.
The country’s highest paid 100 C-E-Os working for a top publicly-traded
company made, on average, $11.8-million in 2018. In addition, just 4 women
are among Canada’s richest 100 C-E-Os…but that is up from 3 in 2017.