January 9, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9 2019

ALL CLASSES AT ALL SCHOOLS IN BOTH THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE REGION HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

 

CAMP HOSP ISSUES  RF/TRIB

The seven-bed palliative care unit at the Campbellton Regional Hospital has
temporarily closed due to a lack of staff, according to the Tribune.

The seven patients were transferred to other units in the hospital.

The shortage of staff, especially nurses, has been an issue for the
province’s two health networks.

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*CAMP TEACHER SHORTAGE  RF/MIRA LEADER

The Anglophone North School District says that a shortage of supply teachers
remains an issue in the Campbellton area.

In addition, the area is short-staffed regarding janitors, school bus
drivers, librarians, intervention workers, administrative assistants,
maintenance staff, and other employees.

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*CAMP “FREE” DAYCARE  RF/BR NEWS

The Higgs government has decided to sustain the previous government’s plan to
provide “free” daycare in New Brunswick.

The Brunswick News says that education minister Dominc Cardy says the program
will be expanded as planned in 2019 to cover the Restigouche, Chaleur,
Miramichi and Fredericton regions.

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*CAMP HOCKEY  RF/CKNB

The Halifax Mooseheads have sent forward Kyle Petten to the Campbellton
Tigers for the remainder of the season.

With 26 players on the roster, GM Cam Russell was forced to make a move to
get to the Q-League limit of 25.

Petten will return to the Mooseheads once the Tigers season finishes.

*NB HOME INVASION  RF/WIRE

30-year-old Lee Alexander Mitchell of the Esgenoopetitj
(es-ghen-OH’-peh-titch) First Nation has an upcoming court date regarding an
alleged home invasion in Lagaceville last Thursday.

Mitchell has been charged with break and enter, robbery, aggravated assault,
unauthorized possession of a gun, and uttering threats.

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*NB BUTT BUST  RF/WIRE

54-year-old Kenneth Gerard Carew of Ontario has been fined 150-thousand
dollars for having more that 100-thousand contraband cigarettes when his car
was pulled over in New Brunswick last year on the Trans-Canada Highway near
Oromocto.

The cigarettes were found in a utility trailer.

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NB-Paramedics-Language-Review                   (wire wed.am)

The Official Languages Commissioner has been granted intervener status in a
judicial review of an arbitrator’s decision on language requirements for
paramedics.

The ruling required AmbulanceNB to loosen its requirement that paramedics be
fully bilingual in some parts of the province where demand is low in order to
hire more paramedics full-time.

The previous Gallant Government ordered the judicial review last April
because it said the decision appeared to be in conflict with a court ruling
that francophones have the right to be served by paramedics in French. The
hearing is slated for January 24th but in the meantime the province’s new
Conservative government has implemented the arbitrator’s order.