November 25, 2020 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25 2020

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NB – NEW VITALITIE CEO

The Vitalité Health Network has named it’s new  CEO.

Dr. France Desrosiers is taking over as the head of  Health Network,
effective November 30th.

A family physician by trade, Dr .Derosies has held a variety of management
positions with the Vitalitie Health Network over the past two decades.

She most recently served as the Network’s Vice-President of medical services,
training and research. Dr. Desroisers replaces outgoing CEO Giles Lanteigne
who recently retired.

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CAM – MUNICIPAL REFORM

The president of the francophone municipal association wants the province to
respect regional differences when talking about municipal reform.

Association president and Atholville Mayor Michel Soucy tells the Tribune
they had expected details in the throne speech, but there wasn’t much…
although they were happy to hear it mentioned.

Soucy says he understands the province is looking at different services
needed in each region and they are pleased work is being done in that
direction.

Officials with the province says its early in the process and they are
working will be working with stakeholders to help communities thrive.

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CAM – PORT WEBSITE

The CEO of the Belledune Port Authority says they have launched a new website
with business development for existing and new clients in mind.

Denis Caron says portofbelledune.ca has experienced a major upgrade with a
fresh new design and content highlighting the ports facilities as well as the
beauty of the region.

The page also now includes employment opportunities, tenders, and requests
for proposals issued in relation to the authority.

Caron says its the first major overhaul of the site since 2014 and was done
in conjunction with a local creative firm from Campbellton.

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CAM – MARAUDERS CAMP

After a very successful first season both on the ice and in the stands the
Dalhousie Marauders are holding tryouts next week.

Spokesperson Jean Pelletier tells the Tribune most of last year’s players are
coming back, but tryouts on December 5th and 6th should help fill the gaps.

The season for the four-team Acadie Chaleur Senior Hockey League was in doubt
due to the pandemic, but officials created an operation plan allowing them to
go ahead.

The league consists of Dalhousie, Tracadie, Shippagan, and Caraquet at the
present time… there is still hope Miramichi/Neguac will have a team on the
ice this year.

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NB – LEGISLATURE POST

Despite opposition from the Green party the Legislature has been suspended
for two-weeks as the province tries to contain the latest COVID-19 outbreaks.

The Green’s objected to the move saying there is no system in place for
virtual sittings which they say was promised to be in place by this fall.

Two People’s Alliance MLAs also voted against the suspension on the grounds
MLAs should be considered essential workers.

The Legislature was already only operating with 14 MLAs due to various travel
restrictions and an all-party agreement to have a limited number on hand.

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NB – ONLINE DRIVING

With a number of services moving online during the pandemic New Brunswick
will be the first to offer written driving tests on the web.

Service New Brunswick Minister Mary Wilson says people want the convenience
and safety of online transactions rather than in-person visits.

The tests will be randomized and artificial intelligence will be used to
detect fraudulent behavior such as your picture being taken before and during
the test to make sure its the proper person taking it.

The system will automatically grade the exam and send results through
email… in-person testing will remain available as well.

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