February 13, 2020 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13 2020

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CAM – LISTUGUJ STOPPAGE
Members of Listuguj First Nation have been stopping traffic on the Gaspe
Railway for most of the week in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
(WET-sue-Wet-en).

The BC First Nation have been opposing the Coastal Link natual gas line that
would run through their land.

British Columbia RCMP have been enforcing a court injunction that has
resulted in a number of arrests.

Listuguj resident Raquel Barnaby tells CBC this peaceful protest and others
across the coutnry are letting the Wet’suwet’en know they are not alone.

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CAM    DEPOT FIRE
RCMP say a fire yesterday that destroyed the Department of Transportation
garage in Eel River Crossing has been deemed suspicious.

The RCMP along with firefighters from Dalhousie and Eel River Crossing were
called to the Depot around 230am. The structure was lost but crews worked
hard to stop the fire from spreading to neighboring houses.

No one was hurt but several pieces of equipment stored inside were destroyed
in the blaze, including two plow trucks and backhoe.

Police are working with the provincial Fire Marshall to detrmine the exact
cause but investigators have already determiend the fire to be suspicious in
nature.

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CAM – CARDY TOUR

The two Campbellton sessions in Education Minister Dominic Cardy’s tour on
the green paper take place today.

Held at the Campbellton Regional Memorial Civic Centre the english version
runs at 4:30 with the french meeting starting at 7:00.

The green paper deals with a 10-year education plan in the province with
ideas such as eliminating early grade levels and introducing artifiical
intelligence into classrooms.

Local politicians in the region had been critical of Cardy leaving the city
off the list of dates with the closest session in Miramichi, but these new
sessions were added last week.

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CAM – PEE WEE CANCEL
The Boyce Fitzpatrick Memorial Tournament has been cancelled after 50-years
in the region.

The Dalhousie based peewee-level hockey tournament is named after longtime
area coach Boyce Fitzpatrick and was a mainstay for teams from all over the
province in its early days.

René Haché of the Restigouche North Minor Hockey Association tells the
Tribune a lack of teams from the south wanting to travel north has created a
lack of interest.

Hache says he hopes its only for this year as they are looking at some new
ideas to bring the tournament back including possibly combining it with other
age levels.

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