August 12, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE MONDAY AUGUST 12 2019

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CAM – ACADIAN DAY MONEY

MP for Madawaska-Restigouche Rene Arseneault has announced over
18-thousand-dollars in funding for Acadian Day celebrations.

Several organizations will share in the pot including Eel River Dundee,
Atholville, and Campbellton.

Eel River Dundee will get 28-hundred, with Atholville and Campbellton both
getting 4-thousand-dollars.

Arseneault says the event will have a major impact in the tourism sector as
well as economic development.

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CAM – PIPE FARM INTEREST

Dalhousie town council has says the pipeline and tank farm is unsightly and
should be torn down, but NB Power says not so fast.

The utility says it has a “proponent” interested in the property.

NB Power spokesperson Sheila Lagace tells the Tribune that a proponent is
studying using the infrastructure and that process will take some time.

Legace goes on to say any decision to move a potential project forward will
be driven by the proponent, and will involve extensive consultation with all
stakeholders.

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CAM – PELLETIER PRO

Dalhousie native Marie-Jo Pelletier has been signed to a professional hockey
team.

She will be playing in the National Women’s Hockey League with the Buffalo
Beauts in the northeast U.S.

Pelletier tells the Tribune she doesn’t think its quite hit me yet that she
will be playing professional hockey, but says she’s worked hard for the
opportunity.

She is coming off her final year of at the University of New Hamshire where
she had 52 points in 143 games. Training camp starts in September.

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NB/MON/MIR – ACCIDENTS COMBINED
A deadly weekend on New Brunswick highways. On Saturday a 66-year-old man
from Riverview died following a collision between a motorcycle and a car in
Lower Cape.

RCMP say the accident happened after the motorcycle crossed the center line
hitting the car. The driver of the bike died at hospital due to his injuries.
Occupants of the car were not injured.

Another accident on Saturday saw a  41-year-old man from Bas-Caraquet die
following a single vehicle crash in the community.

The mans car has left the road and rolled in a ditch. A passerby picked him
up and took him home where he later died due to his injuries. Both accidents
are still under investigation.

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EPSTEIN SUICIDE
Jail staff reportedly failed to follow protocols leading up to the apparent
suicide of American financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was in jail  awaiting
trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.

The jail was reportedly staffed with one guard working a fifth straight day
of overtime and another who was working mandatory overtime.

Epstein — who’d been taken off suicide watch a few days prior to his death
— was supposed to have a cellmate and should have been checked on by guards
every 30 minutes.

His death has led to several conspiracy theories including one shared on
Twitter by President Donald Trump that Bill and Hillary Clinton has something
to do with Epstein’s demise.

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