September 5, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5 2019

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CAM-YOUTH PYSCH UPD

The Restigouche Regional Service Commission says it wants to hear directly
from the provincial Health Minister about the future of the youth pyshciatric
facility in Campbellton.

The exterior of the new facility was already complete but Ted Fleeming
ordered work in the inside to stop following a scathing ombudsmen report on
the adult pyshciatric facility nearby.

The report by Ombudsman Charles Murray suggested placing the youth facility
in Campbellton would result in many of the same problems, including the
ability to attract staff with the necessary expertise to work outside major
urban centres.

The Tribune reports …. at it’s last meeting, the Service Commission decided
to request a meeting with Flemming to directly address rumours that the
nearly constructed 15-million dollar facility might be cancelled.

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*CAM-NEW MONUMENT

Campbell will honor the Migmaw community with a specially designed monument.

Mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin tells the Tribune … an already existing
monument will be relocated to a
newly constructed base for it at the foot of Ritchie Street beside the
Scottish and Acadian monuments.

The mayor hopes to pay for the monument through donations from the town and
Migmaw communities and also through
fund raising.

She is eyeing this fall or next spring to have the monument in place and
dedicated.

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NB-Dorian Bahamas

Dorian’s death toll in the Bahamas has climbed to 20, and officials say it is
expected to climb higher as crews continue to comb through the wreckage.
About 70,000 people are in immediate need of life-saving assistance on Abaco
and Grand Bahama islands, with food, water and shelter the most urgent needs.

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NB -FINANCIAL UPD

The Higgs Government is projecting a $38-million surplus for this fiscal year
in its later report after budgeting for a surplus of $23.1 million.

It also says the net debt is projected to decrease by $63.8 million…a lot
more than projected in the budget.

Despite the black ink however, Finance Minister Ernie Steeves says the
government is not in a position to spend more. Steeves says the government
must continue to make responsible choices to get its fiscal house in order so
it can reduce the net debt and lower taxes.

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NB-Edibles coming

Finance Minister Ernie Steeves is looking forward to the arrival of edibles
in the Cannabis NB stores…for the revenues they will generate.

Steeves told reporters the stores are still performing well below
expectations with sales of about $700,000 half of what was expected. The
minister expects sales to pick up when cannabis infused candy and cookies go
on sale this fall.

Steeves says the premier said they have to stop the bleeding and taxpayers
don’t want to subsidize weed.

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