CKNB NEWS UPDATE MONDAY JULY 8 2019
CAM – BRIDGE CLOSURE
Inspections will be taking place on the JC Van Horne Bridge this week.
Starting today and going through till Thursday the bridge will be down to a
single lane from 9AM to 4PM and then down again from 6PM to 9PM
Traffic control will be on site but you can expect short delays.
The closures will not effect pedestrians or cyclists.
CAM – BARNABY TO NATIONAL SQUAD
A Listuguj First Nation teen will be representing Canada on the U18 Boys
squad. The only Atlantic Canadian player named to the team.
The Tribune reports Hudson Barnaby has only been playing Rugby for about
three years but is no stranger to success.
The 17-year-old, standing at 6-foot-two, and weighing in at 240-pounds has
been in Victoria BC playing with the U18 national team and will be heading to
the national championship for Team New Brunswick in August.
He also plays with the Atlantic U19 boys’ team that played in a rugby tour
that went to Ireland.
NB – I WANT A TORNADO WARNING
After tornado warnings were issued in New Brunswick on Saturday, some people
are wondering why their phones didn’t get the automatic alert.
Mel Lemmon, a meteorologist with Environment Canada tells CBC only those in
areas at risk of a tornado received the alert on their mobile devices.
Lemmon says if you were travelling you may not have gotten the alert either
as its about where you are, not where your from.
The alert was issued for people in Grand Lake, Queens County, Oromocto and
Sunbury County around 4pm on Saturday. It lasted for about 30 minutes.
A man who broke his leg while hiking in Fundy National Park had to be
airlifted to a hospital in Moncton over the weekend.
The man was found in the Little Salmon River area after a search and rescue
team spent several hours looking for him.
Phil Howe of the Greater Fundy Ground Search and Rescue says the incident
should serve as a reminder to hikers to do their homework before attempting
the Fundy Footpath because of its rough terrain and lack of cell service.
There is growing concern for three North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of
St. Lawrence that appear to be entangled in fishing gear.
DFO says one of the whales was spotted east of Miscou Island with a rope
around its tail and dragging something heavy.
Two others were detected Thursday, one east of Gaspe, Quebec, and the other
east of Miscou.
D-F-O says all three entangled whales were sighted in areas already closed to
Residents of Sackville will soon be seeing ATV’ and side by sides within town
Approval has been given for ATV’s and their drivers to use Mallard Drive and
a portion of Wright Sreet.
The GM of the New Brunswick ATV Federation, Jacques Poirier, tells the
Telegraph Journal … its important because it wll allow riders to access
essential services like food, fuel and groceries.
The limited access will begin July 13.