November 30, 2018 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE NOVEMBER 30 2018

CAMP SUNDAY TELETHON  RF/TRIB

The Restigouche County Volunteer Action Association is having its  annual
Christmas Telethon for food banks in Restigouche County on Sunday, (Dec. 2)
from 1-6:30 p.m.

You can stop by the Sugarloaf Senior High School to make a pledge, or call
the numbers that will be shown on channel ten.

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*CAMP FIREBUG  RF/RCMP

29-year-old Paul Chiasson of Petit-Paquetville has been arrested regarding a
fire that destroyed an auto service wharehouse on the Acadian Peninsula early
Monday morning.

Firefighters were able to save the main building at the auto repair shop in
Paquetville, but the warehouse burned to the ground.

It was the third suspicious fire in just the past seven months.

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*CAMP FATAL  RF/RCMP

A 20-year-old Saint Quentin man died due to a single vehicle crash on Route
2-60 in Saint-Martin-de-Restigouche on Wednesday evening.

His vehicle left the slippery road, hit a power pole, and then rolled over.

 

*NB CONFIDENCE VOTE  RF/CBC

The minority Higgs government is expected to win a confidence vote later
today.

Three MLAs from the People’s Alliance have said they’ll vote with the 22 PC
MLAs, which will give Higgs a majority of 25 in the 49-member legislature.

The Tories support shale gas fracking in the Sussex area, which was hit hard
by the closure of the Picadilly Mine two years ago.

The Liberals and the Greens remain adamantly opposed to fracking.

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*NB HIGGS AGAINST A CARBON TAX  RF/WIRE

The Higgs government will file a notice of intervention in Saskatchewan’s
court challenge of the Trudeau Liberals’ carbon tax scheme.

Saskatchewan’s government wants the Court of Appeal to rule on whether the
federal plan is constitutional.

The Ontario government is also challenging the plan.

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says the federal carbon tax would cost you
12 cents more per litre of gas over the next four years.

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NB-WEATHER
The latest round of winter weather knocked out power for tens of thosuands
across the province.

Morethan 38,000 NB Power customers were in the dark at the peak of the storm.
While some along the Miramichi lost power, the bulk of them were in the
southeast part of the province from the Nova Scotia border up to Richibucto
and that’s where many are still in the dark this morning, although they have
it down to less than 10,000 now.

Schools were closed in Miramichi, Rexton and the Anglophone East District but
remained opened in the rest of the province.

COST OF ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSERS
Illegal immigrants will cost Canadians at least 340 million dollars,
according to federal parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux.

The average bill for each migrant who sneaked over the Canadian border
between April of 2017 and March of 2018 is just over 14 thousand dollars.

Tory immigration critic Michelle Rempel says that it “blows her mind” that
the Trudeau Liberals’ are “spending money on what amounts to the abuse of the
asylum system.”

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GIRL FUNERAL MOVED TO TODAY  RF/WIRE

The funeral for four-year-old MaCali Cormier who died in a tragic Nova Scotia
Christmas parade accident was delayed by bad weather and power outages.

It will now take place today (Fri) at 11 in the morning at the Yarmouth
Wesleyan Church.

The girl died Saturday night after falling under the wheels of a float during
the annual Parade of Lights in Yarmouth.

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COP SHOOTS COP  RF/WIRE

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is looking into a shooting that
involved two members of the Niagara Regional Police Service, sending one of
them to the hospital with serious injuries.

S-I-U spokeswoman Monica Hudon says the two officers were investigating a
crash that happened days earlier, when they were involved in some kind of
altercation.

The shot officer was taken to a nearby hospital, then airlifted to Hamilton
where he remains in critical condition.

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GRIT MONEY-LAUNDERING ALLEGATIONS  RF/CBC

Word of Liberal MP Raj Grewal’s gambling debts popped up on police wiretaps
regarding other people suspected of money laundering and terrorist financing,
says a source with knowledge of the events.

Grewal’s sudden decision to step down as the member for the southern Ontario
riding of Brampton East was prompted by a gambling problem that led him to
incur significant personal debts.

Grewal’s debts came to the attention of the Ontario Provincial Police during
an investigation of some “particularly shady guys” who might be involved in
laundering drug money destined for a Middle Eastern terrorist group.

If Grewal does not officially resign soon, he’ll be kicked out of the Liberal
caucus.

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REG-FISHING BEACONS        GG/WIRE  (THUR 5PM)

A senator says equipping all fishing vessels with emergency radio beacons
would significantly improve search and rescue times for vessels in distress.

A new Senate committee report recommends mandatory use of radio beacons on
fishing vessels in two years. Senator Fabian Manning says when a vessel is in
distress, much time is spent on the search portion of the mission. Beacons
would allow rescuers to reduce the search time, and they would then be able
to move into the rescue part of the mission much more quickly.

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NS/PEI-Pulp-Mill                  (wire fri.am)

Veteran fisheries scientists say Northern Pulp’s proposal to pump millions of
litres of treated pulp mill waste into Northumberland Strait is a clear case
for Ottawa’s toughest environmental review process.

Bruce Hatcher at Cape Breton University says Ottawa should appoint a panel to
study the potential damage if Northern Pulp is allowed to pump  effluent
daily into the Strait. He says that is “precisely the situation where you
take the precautionary approach”.

The company says it is confident it could pass a federal regulatory review _
rather than the less complex provincial process _ but says it would mean it
needs an extension on the current plan to close the existing effluent
treatment facility at Boat Harbour.