November 27, 2019 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27 2019

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CAM – BELLEDUNE CARBON

Maritime Iron is hoping their proposed iron ore facility in Belledune can be
exempted from the federal carbon tax if it goes ahead.

According to CBC… the company says the 1.5-billion-dollar plant would
increase greenhouse gas emissions in the province but would lower emissions
globally.

Maritime Iron says the cut would happen as the location would displace other
higher emitting plants while also reducing shipping distances which they feel
should exempt them from the federal levy.

Company officials do say the project is viable even if the levy is imposed,
which is good for the region after losing Brunswick Smelter and the 420 jobs
that went with it.

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CAM/NB – HOSPITAL UPD

The hospital is scaling back some of the emergency measures implemented last
week to address a major bed shortage.

The Vitalite Health Network says outpatient clinics and day surgeries that do
not require hospitalization will resume tomorrow at Campbellton Regional
Hospital.

Officials say measures introduced to ease overcrowding that left dozens of
patients on stretchers in the hallways are starting to pay off.

But the Obstetric-Gynecology Unit and Surgical Suite remain closed and no new
admissions are being accepted until further notice

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CAM – NEW OFFICES

Work on the new government offices in downtown Campbellton is now underway.

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure spokesperson Jeremy Trevors
tells the Tribune work at the former Woolworth’s store on Roseberry street
should be ready for workers to move in next summer.

Trevors says heating, ventilation and AC units have been installed and design
planning is taking place.

The former offices on Arran Street will be converted into apartments once the
government vacates the building.

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