January 2, 2020 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE THURSDAY JANUARY 2 2020

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CAM – ARSENEAULT PUSH
Campbellton-Dalhousie Liberal MLA Guy Arseneault says he intends to focus on
healthcare and the regional economy this year.

Arseneault tells the Tribune he’s looking to a successful recruitment plan
for healthcare at all levels in Restigouche.

Another priority the MLA points to is more collaboration between
municipalities to present a strong and united voice for the area.

Arseneault says another goal is finding out the status of the Anglophone K-8
school project in Campbellton to replace the aging facilities currently in
use.

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CAM – ALL THOSE FIRES

RCMP say no arrest have been made but they are still investigating several
suspicious fires in Restigouche over this past year.

According to the Tribune the fires in Eel River Dundee that involved a local
takeout, a garbage truck, a trucking business and two cabin builders are
still open investigations.

As well the blazes at the former Pik-Quick store in Campbellton and Mill Auto
Parts in Glencoe are also still active files.

Police say they are still taking information from the public and workign with
insurance companies to solve the apparent arsons.

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CAM – TIDE HEAD TAXES
Despite a slightly higher operating budget this year property taxes in Tide
Head will go unchanged for 2020.

According to the Tribune council passed a operating buget of just over
1-million-dollars at its most recent meeting.

The increase of 35-thousand-dollars means the tax rate will stay stable at
$1.50 per-hundred-dollars assessed.

However there will be a two-cent increase for the 394 residents on the water
and sewer system.

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NB/SJ-Suspicious deaths

Kennebecasis Regional Police are still not releasing much information about
the deaths of a woman and child in a Rothesay apartment.

Police say the bodies of 43 year old Louise Cassie-Laflamme and a 7 year old
girl were found in the apartment on Sierra Avenue Monday around 10:00am…but
police refuse to release the girl’s name. Veteran lawyer David Litz, who
employed Cassie Laflamme, did identify the girl as her daughter Solange.

Autopsies are being done to determine the cause and time of deaths…but
police have said they are not looking for any suspects at this time.

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NB – NEW MVI RULES

New rules surrounding motor vehicle inspections in the province came into
effect yesterday.

Personal passenger vehicles will now only need to be safety inspected every
two years with new vehicles having three years before the first inspection is
due.

The cost of the inspection went up from 35-dollars to 45-dollars because of
the change.

With New Brunswick making the switch to two year inspection cycles… PEI is
the only province left in Canada requiring yearly stickers.

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