February 23, 2021 | by: Dave Montgomery

CKNB News February 23,2021

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Camp-Zenabis                                   rm / tribune                                                       tues am

 

Zenabis Global Inc is taking legal action against it’s competitor

 

The company filed a petition with the Supreme court of British Columbia to deterime what it has to pay to be void of debt held by Sundial Growers Inc.

 

Sundial purchased an operation that hold Zenabis’ debt, worth almost $52M

 

The company is accusing Sundial of trying to take it over by foreclosing on the loan.

 

When reached out to by the Tribune, Sundial refused to comment.

 

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CAMP-EEL RIVER VACCINES                                         RM / TRIBUNE                                   TUES AM

 

A vaccination clinic is coming to Eel River Bar First Nation.

 

The clinic will be held on March 10th and 11th for first nation residents and band members living off reserve, 16-years of age and older.

 

pre-registration is required as no drop ins are allowed.

 

According to the TRibune – It’s hoped that everyone in the area will be vaccinated with the pfizer vaccine by the end of March

 

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NB – ELECTRIC CARS

 

New Brunswick is falling short of its targets for getting more electric vehicles on the roads.

 

The government told CBC there are currently only 646 fully-electric vehicles registered in the province, despite the government setting a goal in its 2016 Climate Action Plan to have 2,500 electric vehicles on the roads by 2020.

That same plan called for 20,000 on New Brunswick roads by 2030. New Brunswiock is ahead of other provinces in development of a province-wide electric charging grid for vehicles, but unlike others has yet to introduce a provincial incentive programforthe purchase of E-Vs.

 

Ottawa does have a federal incentive program which can offer a rebate of up to $5,000 for some electric vehicles, but many critics say the makes and models covered by that program is too limited.

 

 

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NB-Another death  2                 (wire Gov.cbc tue.am)

 

GOOD    MORNING

 

New Brunswick has announced another death at an adult residential facility in Edmundston hit by a bad outbreak of COVID-19.

 

Seven residents have died at Manoir Belle Vue since late January — with the provincial death toll rising to 26 now.

 

 

The province is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today that is a close contact of anoher case inthe Edmundston region.  It has thegreat majority of the active cases remaining in the province at 72.

 

Health officials also said lab testing has also confirmed a sixth case of the U-K variant of COVID-19.

 

 

 

Across Canada…just under 2,900 new cases were confirmed yesterday with the active cases just over 31,000. Another 49 deaths were also reported.

 

 

 

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NS/NB/PEI  –  WHALE SPEED LIMIT          GG/WIRE ( MON 4PM)

 

A new report by Oceana Canada says keeping voluntary speed restrictions for vessels passing through the Cabot Strait poses an ongoing risk to endangered North Atlantic right whales.

 

Kim Elmslie, campaign director for Oceana Canada, says data indicates voluntary slowdowns aren’t working and Ottawa should put in place a mandatory season-long slowdown in the Cabot Strait. Oceana says an analysis from last spring and fall indicates two-thirds of 1,565 ship transits it studied ignored the voluntary 10-knot slowdown measure.

 

Last week, Ottawa announced the voluntary limit will remain in place from April 28th to June 29th and again from September 29th to November 15th.

 

 

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NB/PEI-New Preem                   (CBC  tue.am)

 

Nova Scotia’s new premier will be sworn-in today, along with his cabinet.

 

Iain Rankin’s cabinet will include 15 people, according to CBC, one fewer than Stephen McNeil’s. Rankin also wants his leadership rivals Labi Kousolis and Randy Delory in that cabinet.

 

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NB/SUS/MON-DRUG CHARGES                                  RM / CBC                                                             TUES AM

 

A Dieppe man is facing drug trafficking charges.

 

46-year-old Sylvio Saulnier faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and cocaine for purpose of trafficking as well as conspiring with several other people to commit an indictable offence.

 

Yesterday, he failed to appear in court.

 

A release from 2019 says eight people were arrested when five search warrants were excecuted, resulting in the seizure of about 14 and a half kilograms of methamphetamine and 880 grams of crack cocaine.

 

The charges laid against Saulnier allege he possessed the drugs.

 

Sylvio is the son of Bernard and Rose-Marie Saulnier, who were found dead in their Dieppe bungalow in 2019

 

According to CBC So far no one has been arrested or charged in connection with their deaths.

 

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NB   COVID UPD – 26th DEATH   GG/NB GOV (MON 4PM)

 

For the second time in as many days a resident at the Manoir Belle Vue nursing home in Edmundston has died of Covid-19. Public Health say the death, the 26th in NEw BRunswick sicne the outset of the pandemic, involved an individual in their eighties. Seven residents at Manoir Belle Vue have now succombed to the virus.

 

Meanwhile public Health reported just one new case of Covid-19 in NEw Brusnwick today, a aperson in the forties in the Edmundston region. Health officials also annoucned a sixth confirmed case of teh UK varient in NEw BRusnwick today, that case involves a previsouly reported case in the Edmunston region that has now been identifed as the UK varient by the National Lab in Winnipeg.

 

There are currently 84 active cases of Covid-19 in NEw Brunswick, with two people in hospital including one patient in intensive care

 

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NS/NB/PEI         WHALE SPEED LIMIT          GG/WIRE ( MON 4PM)

 

A new report by Oceana Canada says keeping voluntary speed restrictions for vessels passing through the Cabot Strait poses an ongoing risk to endangered North Atlantic right whales.

 

Kim Elmslie, campaign director for Oceana Canada, says data indicates voluntary slowdowns aren’t working and Ottawa should put in place a mandatory season-long slowdown in the Cabot Strait.

 

Oceana says an analysis from last spring and fall indicates two-thirds of one-thousand 565 ship transits studied, ignored the voluntary 10-knot slowdown measure that was put in place to protect the whales against deadly strikes.

 

Last week, Ottawa announced the voluntary limit will remain in place from April 28th to June 29th and again from September 29th to November 15th.

 

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NB     ELECTRIC CARS  GG/CBC (MON 4PM)

 

New Brunswick is falling short of its targets for getting more electric vehicles on the roads. A spokesperson for the province tells CBC that there are currently only 646 fully electric vehicles registered in New Brunswick, despite the province having set a goal in it 2016 Climate Action plan of having 2500 electric vehicles on the roads by 2020. That same plan caleld for 20-thousand electric vehicles to be on NEw Brusnwick highways by the year 2030. New Brunswiock is ahed of other provinces  in the development of province wide electric charging grid for vehicles, but unlike others has yet to introduce a provincial incetivie program. Ottawa does have a federal incentive program which can offer a rebate of up to 5-thousand-dollars on pruchasing an electric vehicle but many say makes and models of cars covered under the program is too limited.

 

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HAL/NAT – SHIP BUILDING GG/WIRE/CBC (MON PM)

 

Two watchdog reports are slated for later this week about the long-term costs and feasibility of the federal shipbuilding plan.

 

Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux will release the first report on Wednesday, which will focus on the construction of 15 new naval warships.

 

The federal government pegged the total cost of building the vessels in Halifax at upwards of 60 billion dollars back in 2017, which was more than double the figure budgeted in 2011.

 

Giroux will also present the potential impact on the schedule should Canada decide to abandon the Type-26 design for the navy’s new combat vessel and instead build one of two other warship designs. A second report is also expected this week which will likely rasie tough questions about the plan to build a new research vessel for the coast guard, the estimated cost of that ship had now ballooned to almost a billion dollars – or nearly ten times its original estimate.

 

 

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ALL-Cda-China genocide                    (wire tue.am)

 

Parliament has voted unanimously to approve a Conservative party motion declaring ethnic Muslim Uighurs (WEE’-guhrz) in China are victims of genocide. The motion passed by a decisive vote of 266-to-zero.

 

Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau registered a formal abstention on behalf of the government, drawing audible jeers over the video feed.

 

Garneau says Canada takes the genocide allegations against China seriously and wants them thoroughly investigated by a credible and independent international body.

 

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ALL-Vaccines                      (wire tue.am)

 

‘Two vaccine developers blame a lack of federal funding early in the pandemic for keeping homegrown vaccines from moving as quickly as the ones from international drug makers. The minister of procurement is on the defensive.

 

Anita Anand says Canada’s vaccination program is now taking on considerable speed and is on track.

 

The C-E-O of Entos Pharmaceuticals in Alberta told a Commons committee that other countries gave hundreds of millions of dollars to their vaccine developers early in the pandemic. John Lewis says Canada left the financial risk up to domestic producers.

 

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HAL/NAT  SHIP BUILDING GG/WIRE/CBC (MON PM)

 

Two watchdog reports are slated for later this week about the long-term costs and feasibility of the federal shipbuilding plan.

 

Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux will release the first report on Wednesday, which will focus on the construction of 15 new naval warships.

 

The federal government pegged the total cost of building the vessels in Halifax at upwards of 60 billion dollars back in 2017, which was more than double the figure budgeted in 2011.

 

Giroux will also present the potential impact on the schedule should Canada decide to abandon the Type-26 design for teh navys new combatent vessel and instead build one of two other warship designs.

 

A second report from the auditor general is als expected this week which will likley rasie tough question about the plan to build a new research vessel for teh coast guard, the estimated cost of that ship had now ballooned to almost a billion dollars – or nearly ten times its original estimate.

 

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SPORTS     1

 

 

Only one game in the Canadian division of the NHL last night…Flames burned the Leafs 3-0.