January 4, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE FRIDAY JANUARY 4 2019

CAMP NEW EATERY  RF/TRIB

The Tribune says that the Restigouche Regional Service Commission has
approved, with some conditions, a liquour licensed restaurant on Chaleur
Street in Charlo.

It will have restricted hours though, from four in the afternoon, until ten
at night, and is not allowed to have an outdoor patio.

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*CAMP SKIING  RF/EDIT

Three Campbellton-area cross country skiers will be on the team that will
represent New Brunswick at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta in
February.

They are Anika Leigh, Vincent Leclair  and Jeremy Leigh.

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/NB-LOSIER QUITS     (jhw-am-T&T-Jan 4-19)

The chair of Horizon Health Network’s board of directors has quit after being
told to do so or be fired.

Grace Losier tells the Times and Transscript … how she was dealt with by
the Higgs Government is an example of why women are avoiding getting into
politics.

When asked for comment, a spokesman for the govermnment pointed to a
statement from Health Minister Ted Flemming thanking Losier for her service.

Losier says she understands the new government may want to change the
leadership of the health-care authority, but believes it should have been
handled differently.

MIR-PAY CENTRE LAND      GG/CBC (THUR 4PM)

A judge has ruled the case alleging wrongdoing in the site seletcion of the
Miramichi Pay Centre can continue.

Probilt Industries was the runner up on two offers of land for the new
federal pay centre and brought the case against the Federal Government, City
of Miramichi and three people involved in the planning and site selction
process.

The Federal government at the time advertised it was looking for roughly 8.6
acres for the pay centre.

CBC reports …. it eventually settled on the site near the NBCC campus,
owned by the Miramichi Agricultural Exhibition Association, and purchased
roughly 12 acres there for more than 1.5 million-dollars.

That site also required rezoning and more land to be purchased to extend the
street.

Probilt alleges it had offered 9.6 acres  near the Miramichi Hospital  and
reduced the price to just over 400-thousand – yet the the other site was
chosen at a cost of more than a million dollars more to tax payers.

Ottawa had asked the courts to throw out the case but that has now been
denied by a judge –  who ruled the case can  now proceed to the discovery
phase.

*NB “SHARIFF DON’T LIKE IT – ROCK THE CASBAH”  RF/WIRE

A plea hearing has been adjourned for a New Brunswick sheriff charged with
assaulting a man at the Fredericton courthouse.

The hearing for deputy team lead Dale Gene Kozak was postponed to January
31st after the defence asked for more time to review the disclosure.

Fredericton police charged Kozak with summary assault in connection with an
incident at the courthouse where Kozak works last August.

NB-INTEGRITY      (jhw-am-Jan 4-18)

Charles Murray has been appointed as the interim integrity commissioner in
New Brunswick.

Murray is filling in while a replacement is found for Alexandre Deschenes.

He resigned on December 31st after being appointed in December 2016.

Murray was sworn in as the province’s ombudsman in 2013 for a seven-year
term.

NB-BABY NUMBERS   GG/CBC (THUR 4PM)

The number of babies being born in New Brunswick continues to decline.

Already facing a shrinking population, the provincial Vital Statistics Office
says only 5,448 babies were born in New Brunswick in 2018.

That ‘s a drop of more than a thousand births from 2017 – a decline of
17-percent.

Some of the decline is attributed to parents waiting until later in life to
have children, which then reduces their window for having larger families.

While the trend is felt in other provinces and countires, its of particular
concern in New Brunwick where the number of deaths have been far out-pacing
the number of births in recent years.

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NB-FLOOD HOMELESS   GG/CBC/B.NEWS  (THUR 4PM)

The Red Cross says 33 people still remain homeless as a result of last
spring’s flood.

10 family homes, mostly in the Fredericton area, remain uninhabitable
following the record setting flood eight months ago that had forced more than
2500 people from their homes.

A handfull of the 33 people still displaced are expecting to get back into
their homes soon but others could be waiting months longer for repairs to be
finished.

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NB-SPEC NEEDS SEATS GG/WIRE (THUR 4PM)

A new study in New Brunswick will look at the use of car seats for children
with special needs.

The Stan Cassidy Foundation and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
are funding the research.

It aims to address what researchers say is a gap in Transportation Canada
guidelines.

The study will collect and analyze data on how children with special needs
are transported in family vehicles.

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*ALL QUEBEC SKI DEATH  RF/WIRE

Police are investigating after a 15-year-old Quebec girl was killed in a ski
stunt gone wrong.

The girl and a friend were trying to perform a trick Wednesday night that
involved jumping from the chairlift before it reached a summit at the
Mont-Video ski centre in the Abitibi region.

The friend successfully made the approximately six-metre drop, but the victim
fell onto a snow-covered boulder.