August 14, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14 2019

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CAM – NURSING HOME TAKEOVER

The former board of directors at the Campbellton Nursing Home are calling
their dismissal a quote “major takeover of our community nursing home by the
government.”

In a statement delivered to the Tribune the former board of the Village
Nursing Home says they were released in a ten minute interview with the
government.

It goes on to say, they are a board of volunteers and were never given the
necessary resources to recruit staff in order to be able to fill the vacant
beds that Minister Dorothy Shepherd said was the reason for the release.

A document released by the province to the Tribune indicated that on June
30th, had 37-percent of its 100 beds unfilled. The home has been placed in
trusteeship in the meantime.

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CAM – MARAUDERS COACH

The Dallhousie Marauders have named their first coach in franchise history.

Mathieu Dion will be behind the bench for the teams inaugural season in the
Acadie-Chaleur Senior Hockey League.

Dion who has been serving in Campbellton as an RCMP Officer for the past five
years as experience as both a player and assistant coach in Senior Hockey.

Coach Dion was the assistant for the Kedgwick Dynamo.

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CAM – AMBULANCE WAIT

A man who fell off a roof in Dalhousie says he waited for 45 minutes for an
ambulance before a friend decided to drive him to Campbellton Regional
Hospital.

Luc Babin tells Radio Canada says he fell coming down the ladder on July
26th… breaking his foot and nose… along with several cuts to his face.

His wife, Anne-Renée called 911 and says they ended up calling a second time
before a friend of the family… that is a nurse… decided not to wait any
longer and drive them in.

Ambulance NB disputes the time saying the Babin’s second call came 27 minutes
after the first and an ambulance would have been there seven minutes later.

It still would have been a 34 minute wait and although Babin says he’s fine
after the incident he worries about his elderly neighbors if they had to wait
that long.

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CAM – ILLEGAL SMOKES

A Moncton man was stopped in Belldune by RCMP and found to have almost
15-thousand illegal cigarettes in the trunk of his car.

According to the Tribune… RCMP stopped the car back in March after seeing
it with a sagging rear end.

71-year-old Lloyd Phillips of Moncton was fined over 24-thousand-dollars for
possessing unstamped tobacco in Campbellton Provincial court on Monday.

Due to his financial situation Phillips is being allowed to pay 50-dollars
per month towards the fine. It will take him about 40 years to pay it off.

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