CKNB NEWS UPDATE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 2019
CAM – BRIDGE CLOSURE
Another lane closure on the JC Van Horne Bridge tomorrow as inspections
Public Services Canada says the bridge will be closed from 9am tomorrow
morning till four in the afternoon.
During that time a single lane will be closed with alternating traffic
directed by traffic control personnel. Motorists should expect short delays.
The closure will not impact cyclists or pedestrians.
CAM – FIRE OUT
The small forest fire burning near Balmoral that started last Friday is now
Department of Energy and Resource Development spokesperson Kelly Cormier
tells the Tribune via email the Forest Fire center got the call around 4:30pm
The location of the fire was approximately 30 kilometers south of Balmoral.
Several waterbombers contained the blaze until ground crews were able to
access the site. Only about two-and-a-half acres were burned.
There were injuries or loss or danger to structures. An investigation into
the fire is continuing.
CAM – TIDE HEAD SCHOOL
The mayor of Tide Head would like to see something useful done with the
former school house.
According to the Tribune the school was closed last year due to declining
enrollment with only eight students at enrolled at the end.
Hunter says things are being removed from the building and the power is on,
but he is not aware of any plans for the structure.
Meredith Caissie, spokesperson for Anglophone North School District, said
that there are no plans for the building released to date but they are still
responsible for the upkeep.
The mayor would like to see the building in use for continued tax revenue for
Tide Head, but has had no discussions with the school district.
NB – YOUTH JAIL DOWN
The amount of youth incarcerated in the province has dropped significantly
over the last few years.
According to the Times & Transcript as of the first of August, only 11 youths
were in the New Brunswick Youth Centre in Miramichi.
That is down from the 22 the center averaged in 2014 and a big drop from the
1980s when the Kingsclear Youth Training Centre near Fredericton housed 60 or
New Brunswick’s child and youth advocate Norman Bossé says its due to an
effort by the judicial system to stress rehabilitation over punishment for
A state funeral will be held tomorrow for Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau. She
died of cancer friday at the age of 63.
The traditional Catholic funeral service will be held at 11:00am at
Sainte-Thérèse d’Avila Church in Robertville, which seats about 400 people.
Many of those seats will be filled with dignitaries honouring the woman who
was an institution in the Acadian community. She is also being praised for
her steadiness in the transition of power after the fall election.