CKNB NEWS UPDATE MONDAY DECEMBER 2 2019
CAM/MIR – BOGUS TIP
The family of a man who was fatally shot by police in Bathurst nearly five
years ago is offering a 10-thousand-dollar reward for information surrounding
Michel Vienneau was shot in his vehicle outside the Bathurst train station in
Police were acting on a tip the 51-year-old businessman and his common-law
partner were in possession of illegal drugs.
In a Facebook post by Vienneau brother, the family says the police were
acting on “bogus” Crime Stoppers tips, and all information concerning his
death will be considered.
An arbitration hearing is currently underway to decide if the officers who
shot him will keep their jobs.
CAM – REGIONAL TEAMWORK
Restigouche and Chaleur are getting together to get provincial and federal
governments on board with fixing economic challenges in the north.
According to the Tribune… the Restigouche Regional Service Commission
passed a motion at their last meeting to work with their counterparts.
The motion comes on the heels of the announcement of the loss of Brunswick
Smelter in Belldune that will effect both regions.
Passed unanimously… the commission also came up with several ideas
including a potential business plan and economic forum.
CAM – CHAMBER SURPLUS
The Campbellton Regional Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting on
Thursday night showed the group in good financial standing.
According to the Tribune members were shown the Chamber posted a surplus of
just over 23-hundred-dollars on revenues of about 147-thousand-dollars.
Executive Director Lisette Doucet says the surplus is significant as this is
the first year the group had two full-time employees.
Doucet said priorities for 2020 were developing new projects and reviewing
current bylaws so the Chamber can continue to move forward.