February 6, 2020 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6 2020


NB/CAM/MIR – NOT ECO LIBERALS

The company behind a proposed wind farm near Caraquet wants to know how the
Liberals can claim to be green when condemning their project and supporting
Maritime Iron.

Naveco Power CEO Amit Virmani tells CBC its a total about face to Liberal
Leader Kevin Vickers comment last year saying he’s more green than the green
party.

The proposed windfarm in Anse-Bleue has faced intense public criticism
including objections from area Liberal MLA Isabelle Thériault.

Maritime Iron’s proposed pig-iron facilty in Belledune along with its
200-jobs would become the largest green house gas producer in the province,
but is supported by Vickers.

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CAM – RECYCLE UPDATE
Door to door recycling has started in Campbellton and Restigouche Regional
Service Commission is reporting the first pickup netted almost two-tonnes.

In a release the commission says the contractor is reminding residents of
some key points to remember when placing items in the bin.

Some things they have noticed are recyclables in plastic bags, styrofoam,
glass and flyers need to be taken out of the bag.

The cart must also be placed near the curb to make it easier for crews to
access. A free phone released by RRSC has full details and instructions.

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CAM – BUDWORM MEETING

With work underway to stop another spruce budworm outbreak in Restigouche a
presentation in Campbellton will talk about the strategy.

Chris Norfolk of the Department of Natural Resources tells the Tribune the
open house will be an opportunity for residents to speak directly to
scientists.

Norfolk says the budworm has spread from initial hot spots in Restigouche,
but feels the current treating program will work with year after year
maintenance.

Provincial forests were crippled by the budworm in the 50s and 70s. The
session takes place February 19th at the Quality Inn from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

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NB – CLIMATE FUND

Money earned from the provincial carbon tax will be going into a climate
change fund not back to New Brunswicks as proposed under the federal plan.

Minister of Environment Jeff Carr tells Global News the revenue will not be
offered in the form of rebates instead going into a fund aimed at climate
change projects.

Examples Carr gave of where the money could go include flood mitigation plans
or efficiency programs.

The minister says its no good to tax people without giving it back to those
that need it such as aiding seniors with making their houses less drafty.

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NB-Australia-Fires

Sixteen forest rangers from New Brunswick are heading for Australia to help
relieve crews battling historic bush fires.

The provincial government says they will be working in the states of New
South Wales and Victoria and are expected to be in Australia for at least 30
days.

New Brunswick is a member of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre,
which helps co-ordinate mutual aid among provinces as well as other
countries.

Two firefighters from P-E-I are also leaving tomorrow to travel to Victoria
for a 31-day deployment.

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ALL – TRUMP ACQUITTED

The Republican-controlled Senate has acquitted President Donald Trump on two
impeachment charges.

During the Senate trial, Republicans railed against what they said was a
rushed process.

Democrats called Trump a threat to democracy. The three-week trial proceeded
along partisan lines.

Only one senator — Republican Mitt Romney of Utah — broke with his party
when it came time to vote.

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ALL-Cda-Coronavirus-Cruise
Two Canadians on a cruise ship that has been quarantined off the coast of
Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus.

A statement from Princess Cruises says that the results were among the second
set of samples tested.

Another eight people tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Local public
health authorities will immediately be disembarking those guests for
transport to local hospitals.

The new infections are in addition to 10 others who tested positively
earlier.