July 22, 2020 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE WEDNESDAY JULY 22 2020

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CAM/NB – LISTUGUJ LAWSUIT

A group of elders from Listuguj First Nation is looking to file a class
action lawsuit against New Brunswick over border restrictions.

The ‘Grandmothers Traditional Advisors’ tells the Tribune the border
restrictions imposed have negatively impacted the community and goes against
treaty and basic human rights.

Cathy Martin with the group says they will have a constitutional lawyer
present a statement of claim against the province for denial of human rights
and denial to their unceeded territory.

Martin says they have been denied essential services and access continues to
difficult for some calling it continued oppression, control and colonialism.

Premier Higgs stated yesterday any decisions made around border control were
done to protect the safety of citizens.

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MIR/CAM – CAR FOUND – NO LADY

RCMP say a car belonging to a missing Saint-Isidore woman has been found
abandoned near Bathurst.

Mounties say the 2007 White Chevy Cobalt belonging to Jenny McLaughlin was
reported blocking an ATV trail in the Rough Waters area on Saturday
afternoon.

A search of the area failed to find any sign of the missing 34-year-old
woman.

MacLaughlin was last seen at her home in Saint Isidore on July 15th and was
reported missing on Friday.

She’s described as six feet tall, 217 pounds, with green eyes and short brown
hair that may be dyed purple.

Anyone with information about McLaughlin’s whereabouts, or who may have
spotted her vehicle between last Tuesday and Friday, is asked to contact the
Tracadie RCMP.

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CAM/MIR/NB – NURSING HOME CONCERN

The Director of a nursing home in Shippagan is defending the facility after
an anonymous employee stated residents weren’t getting proper care.

The employee told Radio Canada conditions at Les Residences MGR Chiasson are
catastrophic with some residents waiting up to two weeks for baths.

Director Anne-Marie Richardson Chiasson says the home is doing the best it
can with what they have, as they are limited by what the government gives
them.

The employee said there are up to 20-employees on sick leave creating the
issues and Richardson Chiasson says they have filled some positions including
three specifically for bathing residents.

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CAM/MIR/NB FATAL CRASH

A 71-year-old woman from Big River has died following a two-vehicle collision
in Bathurst on Monday.

RCMP say it appears a southbound SUV crossed the centre line on Route 11 and
collided with an oncoming SUV around noon.

A 58-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman from Val-Comeau in the southbound
SUV were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The sole occupant of the other vehicle, a 71-year-old woman was rushed to
hospital but later died from her injuries.

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