November 25, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE MONDAY NOVEMBER 25 2019

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THE ANGLOPHONE NORTH AND FRANCOPHONE NORTHEAST SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE CANCELLED ALL CLASSES FOR TODAY ALSO THE Alaqsite’w Gitpu School IN LISTUGUJ THE ESCUMINAC SCHOOL HAVE BOTH CLOSED DUE TO THE WEATHER.

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CAM – ER OPEN

Vitalité Health has announced the emergency room at Campbellton Regional
Hospital reopened on Sunday afternoon.

In a release the network says patients who present themselves at the ER will
now be able to see a doctor but they urge the public to use it wisely.

Many of the other measures put in place under what the hospital called
“exceptional measures” due to overcrowding remain in effect.

The measures including closing departments and at times transferring patients
to Bathurst are a result of patients waiting for long term care beds and
staffing shortages said Vitalite.

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CAM – MAYOR SPEAKS OUT

The Mayor of Belledune says government needs to act quickly to mitigate the
damage caused by the closure of Brunswick Smelter in the village.

Joel Noel tells CBC they were already concerned about decreasing population
in the north that could now get worse if the 420 jobs lost are allowed to
leave the region.

Noel says all three levels of government must find a way to attract new
companies to the area.

The mayor and councillors recently had meeting with Premier Higgs and
government officials to decide the next steps forward.

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NB – SUDDEN DEATHS

The RCMP’s Major Crime Unit is investigating two sudden deaths in Oak Bay
outside of St Stephens.

Police say they were called to home on Route 170 on Saturday morning shortly
after 10:00 for a report of a sudden death.

A 61-year-old woman and 62-year-old man were found dead inside the home.

The investigation into their deaths is on-going as autopsies are performed.
Police believe it was a isolated incident and there is no risk to the public.

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