January 9, 2020 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE THURSDAY JANUARY 9 2020

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CAM – ZENABIS LAYOFFS

Cannabis producer Zenabis Global has laid off about 40 people as it continues
to undergo corporate structure changes.

Communications Director Jonathan Anthony tells the Tribune the layoffs mainly
effect its head office in Vancouver with maybe one or two in Atholville.

Anthony says the move has nothing to do with recent hiring of CFO Eric
Rasmussen, but is a result of a natural review policy.

The Vancouver based company says it is continuing to hire at the Atholville
plant as the layoffs don’t effect the branch at a facility level.

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CAM – NAMING RIGHTS

Campbellton city staff are looking into how long sponsored naming rights
should last on city owned infrastructure.

According to the Tribune… the matter came up at the recent city council
meeting after UNI asked to have its logo replaced on the convention center.

The company had made a large donation during the Canada Winter Games and was
given the naming rights 17 years ago.

City staff is now looking into whether the naming rights are indefinite and
if a formal policy should be put in place.

The request by UNI was tabled until staff report back to council.

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CAM – POKEMON GO

The recent resurgence of ‘Pokemon Go’ seems to be spreading to the North
Shore.

Dalhousie Centennial Library is hosting a special Pokemon afternoon later
this month complete with the move Detective Pikachu.

Other activities will include searching for the elusive virtual creatures
around the library and children are enouraged to come dressed as their
favorite trainer.

The event takes place the afternoon of January 25th from 1:30 till 4:30.

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NB – PALLIATIVE PARAMEDICS
Paramedics will soon be providing palliative home care to patients across the
province.

According to Radio Canada the project that has been in development for the
last year will be implemented next month.

Vice President of Ambulance New Brunswick Jean-Pierre Savoie says the goal is
to redirect some paramedical services to palliative patients in their own
homes instead of the current model of transporting them to hospital.

Savoie says specialized training and refresher courses are taking place to
provide the new program.

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NB – SHOOTING
A man has been charged after a shooting in Drummond Local Service District.

West District RCMP say they responded to reports of shooting in a parking lot
on Route 108 Tuesday around 2:30pm and found a man with a gunshot wound.

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries. A short time later police
arrested 47-year-old Darrell O’Brien of New Denmark in connection with the
incident.

O’Brien has been charged with discharging a firearm with intent and assault
with a weapon. The investigation is ongoing but RCMP believe it was not a
random act.

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NB/MIR – SUSPICIOUS FIRE
The RCMP is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a suspicious
fire in Neguac.

Police and fire crews responded to the blaze in a vacant house on Burnt
Church Road shortly before 1:30am on January 3rd.

The house was destroyed by the fire that is believed to have started at the
rear of the home.

Investigators have determined the fire to be suspicious in nature. Anyone
with information is asked to contact RCMP or Crimestoppers.

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