CKNB NEWS UPDATE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15 2019
2 – CAM/NB – SMELTER COMMITTEE
The impact of Glencore closing Brunswick Smelters in Belledune leaving 420
people out of work is already being felt in the northern region.
Bathurst Mayor Paolo Fongemie tells CBC the province needs to establish an
economic strategy for the north immediately.
Fongemie says there will also be collateral damage to the closure such as the
Port of Belledune losing a million-dollar tenant and truck drivers contracted
to haul ore to the now shuttered plant.
The loss of the smelters is the third major plant to close in the Chaleur
region in 15 years… resulting in over 2-thousand jobs being lost.
NB/MIR/CAM – HOME INVASION ARRESTS
Two arrest have been made in the violent home invasion that took place in
Blanchard Settlement earlier this month.
Police say three men entered a home in the community on November 5th just
after 10:30 that night assaulting the occupant with weapon.
The homeowner was able to escape and call police… he was taken to hospital
to be treated for his injuries and later released.
Thirty-two-year-old Willie Larocque of Beresford and twenty-five-year-old
Blayne Rose of Bathurst have been charged with various offences including
robbery and assault causing bodily harm.
Police are still looking for a third suspect in the home invasion.
CAM – NEW NURSING DIRECTOR
Fresh off telling Campbellton council they were addressing staffing needs the
Village Nursing Home has announced a new Director of Care for the facility.
In a release Tom Mann the trustee placed in charge of the home by the
province says Lyse Coloumbe (COO-LOAM) will take over the responsibilities of
the Director of Nursing position.
Mann says Coloumbe has extensive nursing management experience and will start
her new job December 9th.
Mann pointed to staffing issue as one of the reasons the long term care
facility continues to have vacant beds even with a high demand for them.
CAM – SNOW RECORD
If the first significant snowfall of the year seemed like more than usual you
may be right.
Jill Mapea of Environment Canada tells the Tribune they don’t have accurate
depths but it was likely the 84-year-old record of 17-centimeters was broken
Mapea says informal reports had over 20-centimeters in Campbellton with one
volunteer reporting 43-centimeters in Doyleville… southwest of Belldune.
The record was set on November 12th, 1935, but Mapea says early heavy snow
falls have happened in the past with 27-centimeters falling on November 15th
CAM – PATROL HONORS
The Sugarloaf Ski Patrol honored three longtime ski instructors for their
dedication to the hill.
According to the Tribune… Raymond Chiasson, Jim Walter and Doug Lidstone
were presented with plaques for their over 100 years of combined teaching.
The honors were handed out during the groups annual fundraising event held
earlier this month.
The Sugarloaf Ski Patrol team has seen tremendous growth.. going from six to
27 patrollers in the last 10 years.
CAM – SPORTS
The Campbellton Tigers got the win last night in overtime over the
Fredericton Red Wings 3-2