February 18, 2021 | by: Dave Montgomery

CKNB News February 18,2021

CAMP

 

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CAMP-RCMP UPGRADES                                              RM / TRIBUNE                                   THURS AM

 

The RCMP detachment on Arran Street will be getting some upgrades.

 

Council is responsible for capital improvements as part of a lease agreement with the force and the upgrades are needed to expand document storage capacity.

 

According to the Tribune – The city is responsible for $18,000 that will be part of the 2022 budget, as the deadline for the request is March 31st of that year.

 

That budget will be tabled in the fall

 

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CAM         ZENABIS SOLD       GG/BNEWS  (WED 4PM)

 

Zenabis has been taken over by a major competitor but its not clear yet how that might affect the company’s cannabis facility in Atholville. Brunswick News reports Quebec based Hexo Corporation has bought out all share of Zenabis Global in a deal worth roughly 235-million-dollars. In a release, Hexco say the deal will strengthen their brand at home, give them access to European markets, and increase production by adding Zenabis facilities in Atholville, BC and Nova Scotia.

 

 

NB

 

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NB – COVID UPD     GG/NB GOV/BELLE VUE  (WED 4PM)

 

GOOD     MORNING

 

The number of active cases of COVID-19 in the province is 118 after three more were reported yesterday.

 

One is in the Saint John zone and the others in the Edmundston region.

 

There are six people in hospitals with two in intensive care.

 

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NB-EUB VS IRVING OIL                                                   RM / CBC                                                             THURS AM

 

The New Brunswick Energy board has denied Irving Oil’s request for an immediate petroleum price hike

 

The hike was called for because the company says demand for petroleum has been down due to the pandemic

 

The EUB ruled yesterday that they will have to wait for a full hearing in April to argue the case.

 

EUB acting chair Francois Beaulieu tells CBC – Irving Oil needed to fulfill one of two requirements to qualify, but couldn’t meet either one.

 

The company needed to offer evidence that waiting for a full hearing would involve a “significant delay” or that waiting any length of time for increases would have a “harmful impact” on the company and its ability to supply petroleum products.

 

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NB-LUMBER DEMAND                                   RM / BRUNSWICK NEWS                                                               THURS AM

 

While most industries struggled through the pandemic, saw mills in New brunswick saw record highs.

 

Many engineered wood products are in short supply caused by the demand.

 

Forest NB executive director, Mike Legere tells Brunswick News 16 saw mills in the province are operating at full capacity and are backlogged with orders.

 

Legere says it’s largly due to construction in Canada and the US being considered an essential service and many people stuck at home wishing to complete home renos.

 

Prices are nearly doubled what they were last year with expectation to drop until after 2022.

 

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NB/MIR – COVID UPD     GG/NB GOV/BELLE VUE  (WED 4PM)

 

GOOD     MORNING

 

Three new cases of Covid-19 were reported in New Brunswick yesterday.

 

One is in the Saint John region with the other two in the Edmundston Health Zone. Meanwhile, the hard hit Manoir Belle Vue nursing home has confirmed another five cases following the latest round of testing at the facility…one resident and four staff. Five residents at the Manoir Bell Vue have died of Covid-19, including two deaths this week.

 

Overall the number of active cases in New Brusnwick has now fallen to 118 – with six people hospitalized including two patients in intensive care.

 

There are no active cases in the Miramichi zone 7 and three in the Bathurst zone 6.

 

 

 

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NB/MCTN-DRUG BUST                                                  RM / GLOBAL NEWS                                        THURS AM

 

Charges have been laid after a drug bust in Greater Lakeburn

 

Tuesday police searched a residence on Route 132 in Greater Lakeburn as part of an ongoing investigation

 

Officer’s seized drugs that potentially include crystal methamphetamine and hydromorphone pills (Dilaudid), as well as contraband cigarettes, a prohibited weapon, ammunition, drug-trafficking paraphernalia and cash, according to Global News

 

A 45-year-old Moncton man was arrested and is scheduled to appear in court in May.

 

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NB-Hospital wife ousted  update                    (wire thur.am))

 

A Riverview woman wants an apology after her mother was kicked out of the Moncton Hospital by security for holding her father’s hand. But the Health Minister isn’t providing one.

 

Kim Crevatin says her father, Kendyl Terris, has Alzheimer’s and is living at the Hospital waiting for a nursing home bed. His wife was escorted from the hospital by security after holding her husband’s hand following a warning not to by a nurse. Crevatin says there was no need for such a severe reaction from the hospital.

 

Health Minister Dorothy Shephard called it a difficult situation…but that the mOst vulnerable patients need to be protected because of the risks posed by the pandemic.

 

 

 

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NB-LUMBER DEMAND                                   RM / BRUNSWICK NEWS                                                               THURS AM

 

While most industries struggled through the pandemic, saw mills in New brunswick saw record highs.

 

Many engineered wood products are in short supply caused by the demand.

 

Forest NB executive director, Mike Legere tells Brunswick News 16 saw mills in the province are operating at full capacity and are backlogged with orders.

 

Legere says it’s largly due to construction in Canada and the US being considered an essential service and many people stuck at home wishing to complete home renos.

 

Prices are nearly doubled what they were last year with expectation to drop until after 2022.

 

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NB-EUB VS IRVING OIL                                                   RM / CBC                                                             THURS AM

 

The New Brunswick Energy board has denied Irving Oil’s request for an immediate petroleum price hike

 

The hike was called for because the company says demand for petroleum has been down due to the pandemic

 

The EUB ruled yesterday that they will have to wait for a full hearing in April to argue the case.

 

EUB acting chair Francois Beaulieu tells CBC – Irving Oil needed to fulfill one of two requirements to qualify, but couldn’t meet either one.

 

The company needed to offer evidence that waiting for a full hearing would involve a “significant delay” or that waiting any length of time for increases would have a “harmful impact” on the company and its ability to supply petroleum products.

 

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NB-DRUG BUST                                                 RM / GLOBAL NEWS                                        THURS AM

 

Charges have been laid after a drug bust in Greater Lakeburn

 

Tuesday police searched a residence on Route 132 in Greater Lakeburn as part of an ongoing investigation

 

Officer’s seized drugs that potentially include crystal methamphetamine and hydromorphone pills (Dilaudid), as well as contraband cigarettes, a prohibited weapon, ammunition, drug-trafficking paraphernalia and cash, according to Global News

 

A 45-year-old Moncton man was arrested and is scheduled to appear in court in May.

 

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NB    COVID UPD     GG/NB GOV/BELLE VUE  (WED 4PM)

 

Three new cases of Covid-19 are being reported in NEw Brunswick today. One is in the Saint John region with the other two in the Edmundston Health Zone.

Meanwhile, the hard hit Manoir Belle Vue nursing home in Campbellton has confirmed another five cases of Covid 19 following the latest round of testing at the facility The home announced the new cases this morning – saying they involve one resident and four staff. Those cases are have l;iekly allready been reflected in Public Health’s data reported over the past few days. Five residents at the Manoir Bell Vue have died of Covid-19, including two deaths already this week.

 

Overall the number of active cases in New Brusnwick has now fallen to 118 – with six people hospitalized including two patients in intensive care.

 

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ALL

 

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ALL-National and AC numbers                    (Govs. thur.am)

 

There were three new cases reported in Nova Scotia yesterday with a fourth possible at a school….none in PEI and 44 more reported in the Newfoundland outbreak.

 

There were 2,600 new cases reported across the country yesterday as the second wave continues to ease….but there are still 33,000 active cases.

Another 40 Canadians have succumbed tothe virus.

 

 

 

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ALL-Vaccines-AstraZeneca                    (wire thur.am)

The World Health Organization has approved AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for use, but Health Canada says it still needs clinical data to complete its review.

 

The vaccine has been authorized by more than two-dozen jurisdictions, with both the U-S and the European Medicines Agency expected to make their decisions in coming weeks.

 

Two weeks ago, Health Canada had signalled imminent approval, but now it appears more likely that Johnson and Johnson’s candidate will be the third vaccine approved in Canada.

 

 

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ALL-Assisted-Dying                   (wire thur.am)

 

Senators have given an overwhelming thumbs up to a bill that would expand access to medical assistance in dying.

 

A revised version of Bill C-7 contains five amendments that would relax access even more than proposed by the Trudeau Government. Among the added changes — expanding assisted dying to people suffering intolerable pain whose natural deaths are not reasonably foreseeable. Another would allow people who fear losing mental capacity to make advance requests for assisted death.

 

The Senate is sending the bill back to the House of Commons for M-Ps to decide what amendments will be accepted.

 

 

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NAT       OLD PRINCE SICK      GG/WIRE (WED 5PM)

 

Prince Phillip, Queen’s Elizabeth’s 99-year-old husband,  was admitted to a London hospital last night because he wasn’t feeling well.

 

Buckingham Palace calls it a precautionary measure  – and says Philip is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest.

 

His illness is not believed to be related to COVID-19.

 

The royal household is still planning celebrations to mark Philip’s 100th birthday on June 10th.

 

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SPORTS    1

 

 

In Q-League action….the Islanders blasted the Mooseheads 7-0 at Eastlink Centre.

 

In the NHL…The Leafs edged the Senators 2-1.  The Oilers downed the Jets 3-2.  The Canucks doused the Flames 5-1.

 

In the NBA…the Celtics lost 122-114 to Atlanta’s Hawks.