CKNB NEWS UPDATE THURSDAY JANUARY 3 2019
CAMP FATAL RF/COPS
A 60-year-old man was killed by being struck by a vehicle while walking home
in Tremblay, just north of Bathurst, on New Years Eve on Route 315.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
*CAMP HOCKEY RF/EMAIL
The Charlottetown Islanders have called up goaltender Isaak Pelletier from
the Campbellton Tigers.
The 17 year-old rookie is third among all MHL goaltenders in save percentage,
shutouts, and is fifth in wins, at ten in 15 starts.
The New Brunswick Police Commission is seeking an outside review after
criticism of its probe into a senior officer’s conduct following the murder
of Richard Oland.
The public safety minister has been asked to appoint an independent third
party to review allegations made by the province’s police association.
The association has accused the police oversight body of being run in an
”abusive, authoritarian fashion.”
A witness alleged a former deputy police chief asked him not to reveal that
the high-ranking officer was at the crime scene.
Glen McCloskey denied the allegation when he took the stand, but later said
he’d entered the crime scene because he was curious.
MON HOSPITAL PARKING
There’s no end in sight for the parking nightmare faced by employees at the
New documents obtained by the Times and Transcript show close to 1500
employees of the hospital are on a 14-year-long wait list for a permit to
park on-site at the hospital.
Parking is available for evening and weekend shifts without a permit, but
those working more regular hours have been laregly out of luck.
Horizon Health does have access to an additional 160 spots at the University
of Moncton and provides shuttle service there, but parking there has its own
wait list with more than 600 names on it.
The situation is likley to get worse before it gets better, construction of
a new wing for children and women’s services at the hospital will soon
eliminate an additional 40 parking spots at the hospital.
NB WARNING FOR KIDDLES
The New Brunswick R-C-M-P are warning parents and guardians to speak with
your children about online behaviour after four young kids voluntarily shared
nude images of themselves.
The children, between the ages of eight and 12, shared nude pictures or
videos on unspecified free websites.
The children were identified by the R-C-M-P’s Internet Child Exploitation
Unit, and all have been confirmed to be safe.
NB HOUSING MARKET GG/TJ (WED 12PM)
The hosuing market in New Brunswick is booming. The New Brusnwick Real Estate
Association tells the Telegraph Journal they recently enjoyed the best
November on record, with an eight per cent jump in home sales from November
of 2017. What’s more staggering is the rest of the country combined for 2.3
percent drop in home sales during the same month. Overall, New Brusnwick
posted four of its best months ever in 2018. The boom in home sales is
largely being attributed to people coming to the province and and interest
from elesewhere in buying cheaper real estate here. The Average price of a
home in New Brusnwick in late 2018 was roughly 175-thousand, compared to the
national average home sale price of 488-thousand.
*ALL TAX REVOLT OUT WEST RF/CALGARY HERALD
Sheila Griffith from the Calgary area, has fired off a letter to Alberta NDP
premier Rachel Notley and Liberal PM Justin Trudeau, to say her and her
husband, who own a ranch, refuse to pay the contentious carbon tax imposed on
their heating bill.
Griffith contends that Trudeau and Notley have failed to get the trans
Mountain pipeline through, which could create many well-paying jobs in
Alberta’s battered energy-sector.
While they won’t face another bill until June, Griffith hopes the tax will be
revoked by a new provincial government.
Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party, has vowed to
repeal the carbon tax if his party wins the election in the spring.