CKNB NEWS UPDATE MONDAY FEBRUARY 11 2019
A patient at the Restigouche Hospital Centre in Campbellton died unexpectedly
The Vitalite Health network is conducting an investigation to determine the
exact cause and circumstances of the death…and has no further comment. RCMP
are also investigating, saying they look into every sudden death.
The patient’s death came just two days after the provincial Ombud Charles
Murray said the psychiatric hospital was in crisis and providing inadequate
care to the patients. Murray told a legislature committee there has been
“significant mistreatment” of patients at the Restigouche Hospital Centre,
which serves psychiatric patients from around the province…and where most
psychiatric evaluations for the courts are done.
CAMP TALKING TRASH RF/TRIB
A temporary shut down at the place that handles recycling for the Restigouche
Regional Service Commission will have no effect on recycling in our area.
The Tribune says that recyclables will be stored at the transfer station in
Campbellton until the upgrades at the recycling facility on the Acadian
Peninsula are finished.
Ian Comeau, the director of solid waste management for the Restigouche
Regional Service Commission, said that the transfer station in Campbellton
would have no trouble storing recyclables in the meantime.
SEXUAL ABUSE RATES BY COACHES RF/CBC
At least 222 coaches who were involved in amateur sports in Canada have been
convicted of sexual offences in the past 20 years involving more than 600
victims under the age of 18, according to the CBC.
The cases of another 34 accused coaches are now before the courts.
The charges include sexual assault, sexual exploitation, child luring and
making or possessing child pornography.
Most, but not all of the victims were athletes training with the coach.
SNC-Lavalin (wire mon.am)
The Opposition is calling for the prime minister to waive solicitor-client
privilege so former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould can talk about
The request is contained in an open letter to Justin Trudeau from
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. The Tory leader also wants all
communication between the P-M and members of his staff about the criminal
prosecution of the Quebec firm to be open to public scrutiny.
Government sources have told The Canadian Press that Wilson-Raybould was
involved in extensive, internal discussions last month. But they say there’s
nothing wrong with that, and Trudeau has publicly denied he or anyone in his
office ”directed” the minister on the matter.
Lobster fire update (T&T sun)
The investigation continues to determine what sparked a fire late last week
that destroyed the Cape Bald Packers plant in Richibucto Village. RCMP say
their investigation has concluded after ruling it non-criminal.
About a hundred people are out of a job there…but Cape Bald’s owners are
offering them work at its two other plants in Cape Pele with a bus to take
them the hour’s drive. Otherwise the employees would have to apply for EI. A
couple of provincial government departments will offer packages to support
Manager Joanne Losier told the Times and Transcript they have a firm
intention to rebuild but August would be the earliest they could be ready to
resume operations in Richibucto Village.