CKNB NEWS UPDATE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24 2019
An arbitrator will rule today whether a hearing on disciplinary action
against two Bathurst Police officers will continue.
Constables Mathieu Boudreau and Patrick Bulger are facing firing by the
police chief for their actions in the death of Michel Vienneau outside the
Bathurst police station in 2015.
The lawyer representing Police Chief Ernie Boudreau called his final two
witnesses yesterday. Lawyer T.J. Burke, representing the two officers, says
the arbitrator must decide if there’s enough prima facia evidence to prove
the basic facts of the case. If there isn’t, the charges are dropped. If
there is, then Burke will call witnesses.
CAM – ASSAULT CHARGES
Two people from the Campbellton area and one from Listuguj First Nation have
been charged in relation to an assault in Rimouski Quebec.
Quebec Police tell the Tribune 20-year-old Erik Pitre of Val d’Amour and
21-year-old Maxime Levesque of McLeod have been charged with aggravated
27-year-old Kayla Gideon of Listuguj First Nation also faces the same charges.
A release by police on July 21st stated a 25-year-old New Brunswick man was
beaten in Rimouski and taken by air ambulance to Quebec City due to his
CAM – BACKSTOP DOWN
The aging backstop at Dodger Field in Dalhousie has been taken down but that
certainly won’t end the controversy.
Mayor Normand Pelletier tells the Tribune town council will make a decision
on replacing the 30 to 40-thousand-dollar backstop in the spring.
Pelletier says all options need to be explored including moving the ball
field or getting another community such as Eel River Dundee to build a senior
Opposition to closing the field has been fierce with community members saying
baseball needs to be present there as it has for decades.
CAM – ZENABIS PACKAGING
The new packaging equipment at Zenabis Globals plant in Atholville caused the
cannibas company some issues last month.
Zenabis reported lower then expected revenues due to packaging problems.
A statement from Zenabis says it was not able to package, ship and sell all
of its product cultivated in August and September causing them to miss their
The company says that the issue has been fixed and by November they will
actually have “surplus packaging capacity” in Atholville.
CAM – OLD SCHOOL SALE
A third attempt by the province to sell the former Don Bosco school in
Dalhousie has been put forward.
According to the Tribune, the Department of Transportation has been given
approval to sell the Montgomery Street site to RAS Can-Ind Ltd of Ontario for
Recent assessment data shows the property valued at over 329-thousand dollars
but it has been empty for years.
Two previous offers made to the province have failed to materialize. There is
no word on a closing date or intended usage by the new owners.
CAM – FIRE TRAINING AND GEAR
The Campbellton Fire Department will be sending some members for additional
According to the Tribune city council approved the move to ensure all
firefighters in the city have at least level two training.
The live fire training will take place in Miramichi with additional classroom
time in Campbellton. The cost to the city is just under 11-thousand-dollars.
New bunker gear was also approved by council for close to 9-thousand-dollars.