CKNB NEWS UPDATE THURSDAY APRIL 11 2019
Campbellton Council has approved some major purchases and tenders.
The Tribune reports …. among the purhcases approved are a new tandom dump
truck at a cost of 220-thousand-dollars, along with a one-ton truck and
equipment for both the Civic Centre and the City’s water department.
Other major epxenditures include a 129-thousand-dollar self cleaning strainor
for Campbellton’s Water treatment plant and over 32-thousand for kitchen
improvements at the Restigouche River Experience Centre.
The Dalhousie Fire Department is preparing to celebrate its 90th anniversary
The Tribune reports Chief Herby Hickey told town council that a banquet or
some other way of marking the occassion is in the works.
Dalhousie town council first appointed a fire cheif in late 1929 and the
department was formally organized the following year with its original
station opening at what is now Rotary Park.
CAM-GARBAGE BY LAW
The Town of Dalhouise is loosening some of it’s strict rules around curbside
The Tribune reports …. town council is ammending it’s garbage bylaw to
allow for multiple garbage bins and smaller garbage cans at the curb.
The existing polcy had only allowed for one, larger unfiorm rolling bin.
Under the ammended rules, residents will be able to put two 200 or 360 liter
roll-out bins at the curb, providing they don’t weight more than 250 pounds.
Smaller garbage cans will also be accepted provided they’re made of heavy
duty material, have tight fitting lids, and don’t exceed 50 pounds.
Mayor Normand Pelletier is also calling for a crackdown on illegal dumping
and people who are still putting garbage bags at the curb.
Education Minister Dominic Cardy has issued a directive to school
superintendents to suspend students who don’t show proof they are fully
vaccinated or have an exemption certificate.
The directive came after an investigation by the Daily Gleaner newspaper
showing school districts aren’t excluding students who fail to prove they are
vaccinated despite legislation saying they should. Cardy says not enforcing
policies around public safety isn’t acceptable.
NB-No free tuitions
No more free tuitions. The Higg’s Government has eliminated that program and
instead is offgering bursaries up to $3,000. Those will also be available to
students going to private colleges as well.
Post-Secondary Education Minister Trevor Holder insists there’s lots of
funding available including the tuition tax credit
Brianna Workman of the St. Thomas University Student Union told CTV the tax
credits do nothing to improve access to post secondary if you’re from a
low-income family. Emily Blue of the New Brunswick Student Alliance also
points out tuitions now are higher than the maximum bursary of $3,000.
Green leader David Coon also criticizes the changes saying those who enrolled
in unversity under the free tuition program may have to drop out now.
NB/SJ-Higgs visits quebec
Premier Blaine Higgs is planning a visit to Quebec next month at the
invitation of Premier Francois Legault.
Higgs wants to talk about the Energy East Pipeline which Quebec has not been
favourable to. But Higgs says he has a bargaining chip. Quebec wants to sell
its hydro power and New Brunswick could be interested in buying over the long
term. But the premier says Quebec would have to build an energy corridor that
would also provide a right of way for an oil pipeline.