CKNB NEWS UPDATE THURSDAY AUGUST 29 2019
CAM/MIR – DRY DOCK STAY
The Higgs government is seeking an injunction to stop Groupe Océan from
taking the government funded dry dock out of Bas-Caraquet and shipping it to
According to Radio Canada the 13-million-dollar project was to be completed
in the Bas-Caraquet shipyard and leased by Groupe Ocean, but its only
Premier Higgs says the province shouldn’t be funding equipment that is going
to be used to compete against the New Brunswick shipyard in another province.
Higgs says if they are going to move it, they should buy it. Groupe Ocean
says this is another example of the Higgs government not living up to the
terms set out by the prior government.
CAM – HARVEST FESTIVAL
Things are shaping up for the Campbellton Harvest Festival which runs from
September 13th to the 15th this year.
A release from organizers say the two day event will feature activities for
the entire community including a kids corner, petting zoo, magician, and
There will also be on-site crafters with items ranging from homemade bread to
A full line up of events will be released soon and information can be found
on the Campbellton Harvest Festival facebook page.
CAM – TIGERS CAMP
Another successful Campbellton Junior A Tigers annual summer hockey school is
going on at the Campbellton Regional Memorial Civic Center.
According to the Tribune the camp that runs till Friday has over 30 kids
participating in the Tiger coaching and player run drills on the Vimy ice
The Tigers can use the icetime as warm-up with training camp starting next
week and their first exhibition MHL game on September 1st against Miramichi.
Campbellton will be looking to defend their Eastlink North Division title
when the regular season kicks off September 15 in Edmunston.
NB-Anti-vaxxers turn at committee
It was the turn of anti-vaxxers at a legislative committee in Fredericton
Three consecutive witnesses each used their full 30-minute time slots to
attack the proposed legislation to make vaccinations mandatory. That left
little time for MLAs to ask questions or challenge their beliefs.
One of them, Ted Kuntz, the vice-president of Vaccine Choice Canada, said his
group would challenge the law in court if passed.
REG/NB – FED POLL
A new poll suggest the Trudeau Liberals are regaining support in Atlantic
Canada ahead of this fall’s election.
The poll by Halifax-based Narrative Research shows 43% support for the
Liberals, up from 39% in May. Support for the Conservatives slipped 6-points
to 30%. The Greens have established themselves as the third party in the
region with 15%…and the NDP is at 10%.
The greatest change was seen in New Brunswick, where the federal liberals had
been trailing the conservatives in the last N-R poll in May. The Liberals now
lead in New Brunswick, up 9 points – to 40-percent support. Andrew’ Sheers
conservatives, meanwhile, lost 9 points in the province and now sit with just
NB-Crash death sentence
A 22-year-old Harvey man has been sentenced to 9 months in jail for an
accident that killed his brother and injured a friend.
Brandon Forret pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and
dangerous driving cause injury. The accident happened in October 2017 killing
his younger brother Dawson and injuring a friend Teagan Wilcox.
CBC reports Justice Mary Richards in handing down the nine month sentence
suggested his brother wouldn’t want his sibling to suffer for his actions.
R-C-M-P in Manitoba are looking for an army reservist allegedly involved with
a neo-Nazi group, after his family reported him missing Monday.
Master Corporal Patrik Mathews was last seen by family members on Saturday —
almost a week after the Winnipeg Free Press reported the combat engineer from
Winnipeg’s 38 Canadian Brigade Group had links to a neo-Nazi group called The
Earlier this year, Mathews requested to leave the military, which the Defence
Department says is being fast-tracked.