September 1, 2020 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1 2020

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CAM – OFF AIR

Work being conducted by NB Power today will take us here at 95-CKNB off the
air for approximately 90-minutes.

The work will take place this afternoon from 2 to 3:30, so we expect to be
back on the air for your drive home.

You can tune in online at 95cknb.ca during the time the power outage is
effecting the traditional signal.

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MIR/CAM – BATHURST MYSTERY

Police in Bathurst are still investigating an incident over the weekend, but
are being very tight lipped about what happened.

A social media post by the Bathurst Police Force yesterday said they are
currently investigating a crime scene at the corner of Main Street and St.
Patrick Street in Bathurst for an incident that occurred Saturday.

Streets around the area have been blocked off with road closed signs and
police cruisers in the area.

Police say they aren’t ready to release any information at this time and
appreciate the public’s patience and understanding.

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CAM – RRSC PRESSURE

The Restigouche Regional Service Commission has no plan of letting off
applying pressure to the Minister of Health no matter who it is.

The Tribune reports chair Brad Mann informed the board at a recent meeting
about a meeting with Health Minister Ted Flemming in July.

Mann said they presented a case for the Youth Centre of Excellence staying in
the area saying the building is almost complete and it would be better served
here.

Flemming did not agree, but Mann says they will request another meeting with
whomever the minister is after the election saying they are not open to
letting our healthcare problems go unnoticed.

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NB – SECRETARY EMBEZZLEMENT

Former principal secretary to the New Brunswick lieutenant-governor has been
accused of embezzling 700-thousand-dollars.

According to CBC… RCMP filed an affidavit alleging Tim Richardson committed
theft, fraud, and breach of trust withdrawing money from government accounts
between 2012 and 2019.

Richardson will not face charges as court records show he recently died, but
did not provide a date or cause.

The investigation in what RCMP called financial irregularities began the same
day former lieutenant-governor, Jocelyn Roy Vienneau died in August of last
year, but she is in no way implicated in the filings.

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NB – VOTER REG

New Brunswick’s chief electoral officer says more than 500-thousand residents
will receive voter information cards in the mail this week for the September
14 election.

Kim Poffenroth says the cards let voters know where and when they can cast
their ballots.

But they can also help reduce the amount of time voters need to spend inside
polling stations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poffenroth says if voters brings the cards with them, it helps workers speed
up the voting process.

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NB – SMALL BUSINESS ISSUES

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says a new survey shows up to
15-percent of small businesses could go bankrupt because of the pandemic.

Director Louis Philippe Gauthier tells CBC a bi-weekly survey sent out to
35-hundred businesses shows about 70-percent are fully open, but not at full
staffing levels.

Gauthier says of that… 70-percent are reporting revenues lower than last
year with 15-percent considering closing permanently or declaring bankruptcy.

Reporting businesses show 20-percent believe they can be profitable again in
six-months, while 30-percent say it will take a year.

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