April 4, 2019 | by: markfirth



Cataract surgery has officially returned to the Campbellton Regional

Vitallite Health Network says the cataract surgery is once again being
offered at the hospital.

Local MLA Guy Aresnault had already let the cat out of the bag back in
February when he said the procedure would soon be offered again in
Campbellton after patients needing the procedure were forced to travel to
Bathurst for it.

The Health network say its goal is to eventually have the capacity in
Campbellton to offer up to 64 cataract surgeries per month.


Two local men have appeared in court in Quebec in connection with a home

The Tribune reports …. 52-year-old Michel Perron of Campbellton and
38-year-old Jimmy Levesque of Dalhousie have appeared in court in New
Carlisle Quebec.

Both men were arrested by police last Thursday.

Perron was arrested without incident in Campbelton while Levesque barricaded
himself inside his Dalhousie Residence before he was eventually arrested
without incident hours later.

Both men are accused of forcing their way into a home in Nouvelle, Quebce on
the night of March 20th, tieing up two eledery residents in their 70’s, and
stealing items from the home.


Woodstock RCMP is asking for the public`s help after an attempted break and
enter at a grocery store in Centreville.

It actually happened in mid March when someone attempted to break into the
ValuFoods Store on Main Street.

The individual tried to open a garage door using two shovels.

The suspect is approximately five feet 10 inches (178 centimetres) tall with
a slender build and at the time was wearing a beige coat, grey pants, black
slippers and a scarf around their face.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Woodstock
RCMP or CrimeStoppers.

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NB/SJ-Fut-Apr 3 Class action decision

The Supreme Court of Canada is due to issue a decision today (thur) in the
class-action lawsuit against the city of Saint john by victims of Ken
Estabrooks, who sexually abused children while a police officer and later
city works employee.

The case was certified as a class-action two years ago but the city has
appealed that and will find out today whether it will get to argue that
before the Supreme court justices.

It says a lawsuit that large would have far-reaching significance to numerous
stakeholders…and it would also create a problematic precedent.



Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are speaking out after being turfed
from the Liberal caucus by the Prime Minister.

Wilson-Raybould says she is not sorry for standing up for her principles in
the S-N-C Lavalin affair.

Philpott says she doesn’t regret standing up for what she believes was right. 

Both women objected to Justin Trudeau and his inner circle for the way they
went about trying to get a plea deal with the engineering firm facing
criminal prosecution.


The scene outside the courthouse in Boston yesterday was like strolling down
the red carpet at an awards show.

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband and other rich and famous walked into
court, charged with conspiracy for allegedly paying bribes to get their kids
into elite universities.

A smiling Loughlin even signed autographs on the way in and out of court.

Actress Felicity Huffman was also there along with numerous executives, a
lawyer and a dentist.

Many could face jail time.