February 19, 2021 | by: Dave Montgomery

CKNB News February 19,2021

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CAMP-PROVINCIAL PROPERTY SALE                                         RM / TRIBUNE                                                   FRI AM

 

The former Canteen and Laundromat on Grey Street will be bought and sold by Dalhousie.

 

The vacant property is currently owned by the province and has just been authorized to sell it to the town for $22,000.

 

The plan is to then sell it to a neighbor for that same price.

 

Right now the province cannot sell the property privately because of the lengthy process that must first take place, but the town is able to buy it with no delay as well as sell it privately with no restrictions According to the Tribune.

 

 

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CAM   SEX ASS.SENTENCE       GG/TRIB  (THUR 4PM)

 

A Campbellton man will spend a day under two years in jail for the sexual assault of an underaged girl in 2017. The Tribune reports 45-year-old Lionel Menard was sentenced this morning after pleading guilty to sexaully assaulting the teen. Court heard the girl called Menard looking to buy Marijuana and then went to his house where they engaged in sexual activity while Menard’s wife and children were sleeping upstairs. In addition to the jail sentence, Menard was ordered to submit a DNA sample, handed a 10-year weapons ban, and will have his name added to the national sex offenders registry for 20 years.

 

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CAM/NB      COVID SEX LINE        GG/D.GLEANER (THUR 4PM)

 

The province has  mistakenly sent a letter to Quebec residents –  across the border from Campbellton – advising them to call a sex phone line if they have any questions about crossing into NEw Brusnwick. THe Daily Gleaner reports the Department of Justice and Public Safety sent the letter to about 140 residenst in Lituguj and Point a-la-Croix Quebec who regulary cross the New Brunswick border. In it, the letter  provided a phone number for a New Brusnwcik travel registration line – only that’s not what you heard on the other end of the phone if you called it. Insetad callers werr greated with an invitation to speak with, quote, ‘hot ladies’.

 

A government spokesperson has sicne confirmed the letter mistakenly printed the phone  line as a 1-888 number instead of the province’s 1-833 number – and says the issue has since been corrected.

 

NB-Vaccinations                   (wire thur.aft)

 

GOOD     MORNING

 

Chief medical officer Dr. Jennifer Russell is changing vaccination scheduleas because of delays in getting vaccines. She says second doses will be delayed for those at a lower risk to ensure the maximum number of vulnerable people get at least one dose.

 

Russell says the first dose offers more than 90% protection after 14 days and some jurisdictions, including the U-K, are delaying second shots for up to 90 days. She says the two-dose schedule will continue for the most vulnerable, and others will get their second dose within that 90 days.

 

 

 

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NB – COVID UPD GG/RUS PC  (THUR 4PM)

 

(Meanwhile) Public Health announced four new cases yesterday, all in the Edmundston Health zone, but numbers continue to drop there so it is finally being moved back to the Orange phase. There are now 111 active cases in the province, with five people in hospital including one patient in intensive care.

 

 

 

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NS/PEI/NB –  WHALE RULES      GG/WIRE (FOR FRIDAY)

 

Ottawa will be making some changes this year to regulations aimed at protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales in Canadian waters.

 

DFO says the changes are aimed at reducing the impact of the regulations on the fishing industry. They include increased surveillance when fishing areas are closed due to the presence of the whales to determine whether they are still in the area before closures are prolonged.

 

The group representing crab fishermen in northeastern New Brunswick says it made no sense to close an area for the entire season if the whales were just passing through.

 

 

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NB-CARBON TAX REFUND                                                            RM / BRUNSWICK NEWS                                                               FRI AM

 

Ottawa owes New Brunswick some money for charging too much in Carbon Tax.

 

$11.4M is owed to the province, but residents won’t be getting that money back directy, as originally promised.

 

According to Brunswick News – 90% was supossed to be returned to individuals in income tax rebates while 10% would go towards small businesses, schools, hospitals and government.

 

The federal government instead is giving the money to the provincial government because New Brunswick is no longer part of the national carbon tax program…

 

Now theres uncertainty about how residents will be compensated… Once the money is returned to the province, it’s up to local government to allocate the funds.

 

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NB/MIR  – SECOND DOSES DELAYED      GG/NB GOV/BNEWS  (THUR 4PM)

 

Public Health officials say they will begin withholding second doses of the Covid vaccines so more people can receive a first shot.

 

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jennfier Russel, says the decision was made in light of an uncertain vaccine supply and the increasing presence of more contagious strains of the virus….

 

 

MNN-RUSTY-THUR1    16seconds        (…New Brunswickers)

 

 

Dr. Russel says some people could see their second dose delayed up to 90 days. Pfizer currently recommends 21 days, while Moderna’s second dose is recommended at 28 days. However, Dr.Russel says evidence has shown a single dose still provides significant protection of up to 90%.

 

Dr. Russel’s other major announcment was that the Edmundston region is finally moving back to the Orange phase as of today as numbers level out.

 

There were 4 new cases announced yesterday all in the Edmundston zone…and

111 across the provincce are considered active…but none in the Miramichi..

 

 

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NB – RULE BREAKER DATA          GG/BNEWS/NB GOV DASH (THUR 4PM)

 

The province is now providing data on Covid rule breakers.

 

The public onlone dashboard for COVID reporting now includes data on compliance with public health regulations. In the most recent update it shows that out of nearly 2,000 checks done by law enfrocement or public health officials, 9 people have been charged for violating self-isolation requirements since Janaury 1st, for a compliance rate of 97 percent.

 

Other data shows just over 1,000 checks conducted at businessses showed 92% have the required Covid-19 operational plan. The compliance rate for mandatory mask use was 98%….although only 95% in the Edmunston Region.

 

The Saint John health zone saw the highest number of people breaking self-isolation requirments.

 

Overall there have been 723 tickets issued since the start of the pandemic.

 

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NB        SECOND DOSES DELAYED      GG/NB GOV/BNEWS  (THUR 4PM)

 

Public Helath officials in New Brunswick says they will begin witholding second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine so more people can receive a first shot.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jennfier Russel, says the decision was made in light of an uncertain vaccine supply and the increasing presence of more contagious strains of the virus.

 

MNN-RUSTY-THUR1    16seconds        (…New Brunswickers)

 

Dr. Russel says some could see their second dose delayed by up to 90 days.

Pfizer currently recommends it second does after 21 days,while Moderna’s second dose is recommended at 28 days. However, Dr.Russel says evidence has shown a single dose still provides significant protection, up to 90-percent.

 

Dr. Russel’s other major announcment thsi afternoon was that as of Friday the Edmundston region would be joing the rest of teh province in teh orange phase of recovery.

 

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NB    COVID UPD GG/RUS PC  (THUR 4PM)

 

(Meanwhile) Public Health announced four new cases of Covid-19 in New Brusnwick today. All four are in the Edmundston Health zone. With recoveries there are now 111 active cases in the province, with five people in hospital including one patient in intensive care.

 

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CAM/NB      COVID SEX LINE        GG/D.GLEANER (THUR 4PM)

 

The province has  mistakenly sent a letter to Quebec residents –  across the border from Campbellton – advising them to call a sex phone line if they have any questions about crossing into NEw Brusnwick. THe Daily Gleaner reports the Department of Justice and Public Safety sent the letter to about 140 residenst in Lituguj and Point a-la-Croix Quebec who regulary cross the New Brunswick border. In it, the letter  provided a phone number for a New Brusnwcik travel registration line – only that’s not what you heard on the other end of the phone if you called it. Insetad callers werr greated with an invitation to speak with, quote, ‘hot ladies’.

 

A government spokesperson has sicne confirmed the letter mistakenly printed the phone  line as a 1-888 number instead of the province’s 1-833 number – and says the issue has since been corrected.

 

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NS/PEI/NB    WHALE RULES      GG/WIRE (FOR FRIDAY)

 

The federal government says it will be making some changes this year to regulations aimed at protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales in Canadian waters.

 

The Fisheries Department says the changes are aimed at reducing the impact of the regulations on the fishing industry.

 

They include increased surveillance when fishing areas are closed due to the presence of the whales to determine whether they are still in the area before closures are prolonged.

 

The group representing crab fishermen in northeastern New Brunswick says it made no sense to close an area for the entire season if the whales were just passing through.

 

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NB/PEI/NS    FISH SITE       WIRE (THUR)

 

The four Atlantic provinces have launched a new website to promote the region’s seafood to international export markets.

 

The Seafood from Canada website is intended to connect seafood suppliers in the region with buyers in key export markets.

 

The Atlantic region is world-renowned for producing some of the most exceptional seafood in the world.

 

Canadian seafood is exported to more than 130 countries.

 

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NB        RULE BREAKER DATA          GG/BNEWS/NB GOV DASH (THUR 4PM)

 

The province is now providing data on Covid-19 rule breakers. The public onlone dashboard for covid reporting now includes data on complianc with public health regulations. In the most recent update it shows that out of nearly 2000 check done by law enfrocement or public helath officials – nine people have been charged for violating self-ioslation requirements since Janaury 1st  for a compliance rate of 97 percent.

 

Otehr data shows just voer 1000 checks conducted at businessses in the province, with 92-percent of bussinesses having a required Covid-19 operational plan. THe comliance rate for mandatory mask use was 98 percent – though it was only at 95-percent for the Edmunston Region.

 

The Saint John health zone saw the highest number of people breaking self-isolation requirments.

 

Overall there have been 723 tickets issued the in province for breaking

covid-19 rules since the start of the pandemic.

 

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REG – FISH SITE       WIRE (THUR)

 

The four Atlantic provinces have launched a new website to promote the region’s seafood to international export markets.

 

The Seafood from Canada website is intended to connect seafood suppliers in the region with buyers in key export markets. The Atlantic region is world-renowned for producing some of the most exceptional seafood in the world, which is exported to more than 130 countries.

 

 

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ALL/NB-Migrant worker rules deferred                (CBC fri.am)

 

Agriculture and seafood groups in the Maritimes are welcoming news from Ottawa that it is deferring the strict hotel quarantining rules for migrant workers arriving in the country.

 

Those workers will be exempt from having to isolate in hotel rooms in the cities where they arrive before being allowed to carry on to their final destination in one of the Maritime provinces…but that exemption is only until March 14th.

 

Nat Richard, of the Moncton-based Lobster Processors Association, tells CBC most of the workers would be arriving after that date since the spring fishery doesn’t start until May 1st.

 

The federal employment minister’s office says the exemption will give them time to develop tailored solutions to accomodate large volumes of foreign workers heading to fish plants as well as farms in time for planting season.

 

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ALL-One shot Pfiser???                   (wire fri.am)

 

More news onthe powerful Pfiser vaccine. Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer says experts are looking at evidence that one shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine may be almost as good as giving two.

 

Doctor Howard Njoo (NOO’) says data presented by two Canadian doctors in the New England Journal of Medicine this week is compelling.

 

The plan is to have three million Canadians vaccinated with two doses by the end of next month….and some provinces are already stretching out the delay between shots.

 

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ALL-NFLD outbreak                  (wire fri.am)

 

Newfoundland and Labrador reported 48 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 yesterday with 46 presumed positive cases are still awaiting confirmation.

 

Health officials say all the new cases are in the metro St. John’s region.

That area has been the epicentre of the growing outbreak but a presumptive positive case has also been reported in a fly-in community on Labrador’s north coast.

 

 

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ALL-Rover lands                       (wire fri.am)

 

An out of this world event brought much happiness to many earthlings.

 

NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on Mars, with its experimental drone, and immediately began sending images back to Earth.

 

In Edmonton, Chris Herd held his breath, calling it ”awesome” and ”incredible.” The University of Alberta planetary geologist is one of a select team of scientists working on the project. Herd’s job, along with others is to monitor the rover and tell it when to sample. They are trying to determine if there was ever life on Mars.

 

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NAT        WHALE DEAD      GG/WIRE

 

The calf of a well-known North Atlantic right whale named Infinity was found dead on a Florida beach on Sunday.

 

Officials say the calf’s injuries are consistent with a ship strike, but investigations are ongoing.

 

The mother whale, Infinity,  was spotted on Tuesday with injuries suggesting she, too, was struck by a ship.

 

Infinity is well-known to Canadian whale scientists, who say she regularly appears in the Gulf of St. Lawrence each summer.

 

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SPORTS    1

 

 

Auston Matthews scored twice and had two assists as the Leafs slammed the Senators 7-3.  The Bruins lost 3-2 to the Devils.

 

On the hardwood…the Raptors beat Milwaukee 110-96.