November 26, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26 2019

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CAM/MIR – SUSPECT ARRESTED

A 30-year-old man who had been wanted on a warrant for a home invasion,
robbery and assault near Caraquet earlier this month has been arrested.

Ronald Albert Canuel from Bathurst was arrested by members of the Bathurst
Police Force earlier today.

He’s facing numerous charges including  robbery, assault with a weapon, and
assault causing bodily harm in connection with the home invasion on November
5th in Village Blanchard.

Caunel was the third arrested… the other two suspects, 32-year-old WIllie
Larocque of Beresford and 25-year-old Blayne Rose of Bathurst, are facing
similar charges and remain in custody.

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CAM – HOSPITAL SOLUTION NEEDED
Minister of Social Development Dorothy Shephard says they are looking for
solutions to the Campbellton Regional Hospital overcrowding emergency.

Shephard tells CBC the longest they want these measures in place is one week.

The announcement of what the hospital called extreme measures including
transferring patients to Bathurst and closing departments was announced
Friday.

Situations have improved with only 10 patients in stretchers now as opposed
to 40 last week.

The network intends to make a decision later today on easing some of the
measures put in place.

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CAM – EDMUNDSTON FIRE

Seven people have been forced from their apartments after a fire last night
in Edmundston.

The fire was reported shortly after 10:00 at an older two story house on Rice
Street that had been converted into four apartments.

The blaze started in the electrical system forcing tenants from all four
apartments to vacate….there were no injuries.

Red Cross officials arranged emergency lodging for three men and two women,
while two men are staying with relatives.

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CAM – SPCA AWARD

The Restigouche County SPCA has awarded a longtime volunteer with its highest
award.

According to the Tribune… Jean Hamilton Stewart of Dalhousie was given an
honorary membership for her many years of selfless dedication.

Stewart and other formed a network of temporary shelters in their homes for
animals with no place to go as a pre-cursor to the SPCA in 1989.

She also served on the first executive as secretary allowing the organization
to get off the ground and register as a charity.

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CAM/NB FISH VIOLENCE CASE
A judge in New Brunswick has tossed out a 40-million dollar lawsuit alleging
the R-C-M-P failed to protect a fish plant that was destroyed in a riot in
2003.

Receivers Deloitte Restructuring had argued the Mounties should have called
in riot and tactical squads at the plant in Shippagan after the federal
Fisheries Department reallocated crab quotas.

But a judge in Moncton says the plaintiffs were unable to establish any
liability on the part of the R-C-M-P.

The judge not only dismissed the suit but ordered Deloitte Restructuring to
pay 210-thousand dollars in legal costs.

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