May 10, 2019 | by: markfirth



Two Campbellton Tigers have taken another step in their hockey careers.
Francis Thibeault has committed to the University of Monctons Men’s Hockey
Team and Pierre Luc Lurette is playing his 19-20 season for the Ontario
Technical University team. The release provided by the Tigers congratulates
both players on their success.


For the first time Campbellton Regional Memorial Civic Centre will be hosting
mixed martial arts. Fight Night 2 will take place on May 18th. Promoter and
fighter Bruno Lurette tells the Tribune there will be four professional
fights and eight amateur fights with four Eastern Canadian Championships on
the line. A combinations of fighting styles such as Muay Tai and traditional
boxing will be showcased. The event needed approval from city council to
proceed. There will be local and regional fighters on the card.


Campbellton-Dalhousie MLA Guy Arseneault says the delay on finishing the
Youth Metal Heath facility beside the Restigouche Hospital Center is just
politics. Arseneault tells the Tribune he is satisfied overall by the recent
report on the hospital by an independent investigator but says it’s time to
stop the delay on completing the new facility. Construct
ion on the Youth
Center of Excellent Psychiatric facility was haulted after a scathing report
from the provinces ombuds on Feb 7. On Wednesday Health Minister Ted Flemming
said work would not be completed on the facility until more consultations
were done with experts.



RCMP are investigating an early morning crash near Tracadie that claimed the
life of a 94-year-old man.

The man’s pickup went off Route 11 and hit a steel post shortly after
midnight. The 94-year-old man died at the scene. RCMP are still investigating
but say speed may have been a factor.

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Ottawa and the Elsipogtog First Nation have signed a memorandum of
understanding that could lead to negotiations on its claim to Aboriginal
title to a third of the province.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Elsipogtog Chief
Arren Sock say they are working together to advance reconciliation.

Elsipogtog filed a court claim in 2016 seeking a declaration confirming the
Mi’kmaq Nation holds Aboriginal Title and Treaty rights to a district which
covers southeastern New Brunswick. The two sides say that under the
memorandum, they will explore the possibility of entering into negotiations
for the recognition and implementation of Mi’kmaq rights as well as the
protection and management of the environment and natural resources in the

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MCTN-Route 11 upgrades up in the air

Upgrades to Route 11 are still up in the air.

In an interview with the Leader, Premier Blaine Higgs said he thinks it’s
time to go back to the drawing board and come up with some fresh ideas.

The government has decided to go ahead with scaled-back plans to twin Route
11 between Shediac Bridge and the Little Buctouche River, after initially
saying it would be canceled.

Plans for northern sections of the highway towards Miramichi are still
unclear. Higgs says building a superhighway as an expressway to Moncton might
not be the best way to go.