July 3, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE WEDNESDAY JULY 3 2019

 

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CAM – MI’KMAQ IMMERSION


Listuguj First Nation’s AGS School has been teaching Mi’maq immersion since
2002, but is taking the next step in the program.

According to CBC the school is developing it’s own curriculum that is not
translated from English, but coming from native speakers.

One of the curriculum developers Vicky Metallic says it’s all for the
children so they grow up with a sense of belonging and knowing who they are.

The community hopes to improve fluency, along with reading and writing. The
school believes based on an informal study less than 10-percent of the
community are fluent.

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CAM – ROAD RACE SUCCESS


The Waterfront Road Race in Campbellton held on June 29th during Salmon
Festival is being called a success.

179 racers took part in the road race of varying ages and distances.

Race organizer Lyne Legacy tells the Kings County Record one of the
highlights  was 80-year-old Herve LeBlanc of New Richmond’s running of the
10km event in which he finished 12th.

Another hightlight say orgranizers was the childrens 1 kilometer race that
say 53 participants.

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CAM – FIRE TRUCK PULL


35-thousand pounds of fire truck, hauled by 60 competitors on six teams to
raise money for muscular dystrophy.

The sixth annual Northern New Brunswick Firetruck Pull had another successful
event in Campbellton on June 29th.

Organizer Pat Lanteigne tells the Tribune the afternoon went very well and
they raised about 2-thousand-dollars.

As for results… the Tide Head Fire Department  beat Campbellton Fire for
the second year in a row taking home first place and bragging rights.

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NB-Bikers monitored


RCMP kept a close eye on bikers from “known outlaw motorcycle clubs” over the
long weekend.

The bikers from the Hell’s Angels and Red Devils were first spotted at a
checkpoint at Saint Jaques near Edmundston. Then they were spotted at another
checkstop near Salisbury on their way to a gathering in Moncton for the long
weekend.

RCMP say they monitored them, handed out 70 tickets for driving-related
offences but made no arrests.

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NB-Strawberry-Delays

The cool, wet spring has delayed an early summertime treart…fresh
strawberrries.

Farmer Christian Michaud of Bouctouche says the berries are now a few weeks
behind schedule. He says some of his crops have barely budged in growth for
over a week now, and customers hoping for fresh local fruits and vegetables
are going to have to wait.

U-pick farm owner Jean Francois Michaud says the problem is simply “no
heat.”

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RIGHT WHALE CLIPPER 


Scientists and researchers have completed tests on the body of right whale
that was spotted off the Gaspe Peninsula last week.

The necropsy on the whale known as Clipper was completed yesterday and it
died from blunt trauma, likely from a ship strike. Clipper was the sixth
endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead in Canadian waters this
year.

Officials and potential rescuers are waiting for conditions to improve before
deciding what they can do to help another right whale spotted in the Gulf
entangled in fishing gear off Miscou Island on the weekend.

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