November 7, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7 2019

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CAM – RESTIGOUCHE PARK?
The Higg’s government has announced it is considering making Restigouche
Wilderness Waterway a provincial park.

235 kilometers along the Restigouche River would be protected meaning the
park would consist of about 20-thousand hectares of land.

Three open houses are being hosted by government officials so the public can
provide feedback on the idea.

The first is at 11 Canada Street in Saint-Quentin on November 12th, the next
night at the Robinsonville Fire Hall, and the third at Sugarloaf Provincial
Park on the 14th.

All meetings are from 5 to 8pm.

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MIR/CAM – HOME INVASION

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects following
a home invasion on the Acadian Peninsula on Tuesday night.

Mounties say they were called to a residence on Route 11 southeast of
Caraquet, around 11:30 pm.

Police say three suspects wearing dark hoodies and masks forced their way
into the home and assaulted the homeowner with a weapon.

The victim was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries and
later released. Nothing was taken during the incident.

At least two of the suspects spoke French and all three left the scene in a
small white car headed towards Caraquet.

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CAM – FREE ICE
At the Campbellton’s Finance and Administration Committee on Monday…
council decided to wave ice fees for this spring’s hockey marathon.

According to the Tribune the annual Pierre Arseneault 12-hour hockey
marathon will not be required to pay the ice rental fee at the Civic Centre.

Funds raised for the popular event go to the P.A.R.T.Y anti-impaired driving
program.

The event is named after beloved firefighter Pierre Arseneault who died in
an ATV accident in 2011.

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CAM – LIBRARY FUNDRAISING

The Campbellton Centennial Library has a major fundraising drive going to put
new books on the shelves.

A statement by the library says making a donation to the NB Public Libraries
Foundation’s For the Love of Reading campaign helps your local library.

The campaign runs for the month of November and also features a draw for one
of three original paintings.

The New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation’s mandate is to support the
development and delivery of quality public library service in the province.

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NB – CARE BED ISSUES

The provinces two heath authorities say close to 30-percent of hospital beds
are taken by patients waiting for a long term care bed to open up.

Geri Geldart, vice-president of clinical services for Horizon Health tells
the Telegraph Journal it has created a domino effect on services.

She says one example is wait times in ERs are longer as acute care beds are
taken by these patients, which also leads to scenarios where beds are set up
in hallways.

Improving home-care services and opening more nursing home beds are two
possible solutions to the problem which Geldart says will only get worse as
the population ages.

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NB – MCCAIN FOODS MONEY
McCain Foods Canada is set to inject 80-million-dollars into its potato plant
in Grand Falls.

The company says the money will go toward expanding production — including
the creation of a new formed potato specialty production line.

It is expected that the investment will create 80 full-time jobs.

Vice-President Dale McCarthy says the project is expected to be operational
by early 2021 and will feature advanced technology for process efficiency,
food safety and packaging.

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NB – TAX CREDIT INFO

The New Brunswick government has for the first time published a summary of
provincial tax expenditures.

Finance Minister Ernie Steeves says the summary for 2018 has been published
online as part of the Progressive Conservative government’s commitment to
strong fiscal management and public accountability.

The summary provides an estimated cost of tax expenditures including tax
credits, rebates and relief programs provided to individuals, non-profit
organizations, institutions, municipalities and businesses.

It also provides the implementation date and a brief description of each
measures’ objectives.

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NB – MACADAM LOTS

The mayor of a village in western New Brunswick says council’s decision to
sell 16 housing lots for one-dollar apiece is paying dividends.

McAdam Mayor Ken Stannix says one year after the lots were put up for sale,
10 of the lots have been sold and the remaining six have deals pending.

And with one lot recently cleared for construction, Stannix figures there
will be 16 new homes standing on the village’s east side within the next
three years.

In all, more than 600 people applied to buy one of the lots.

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