February 18, 2020 | by: markfirth

CKNB NEWS UPDATE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18 2020

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CAM – CARDY VISIT

Education minister Dominic Cardy’s stop in Campbellton last week for
consultations on the green paper fielded several concerns from those in
attendance.

According to the Tribune people brought up points including a lack of
resources in education, a lack of educational assistants, and the high rate
of child poverty in the city.

Cardy says a challenge is a shortage of teachers and with EAs it has been an
issue as they have been dealing with mental health problems which isn’t in
their scope.

The minister’s tour on the green paper looking at educational reform
continues before proposed changes are brought to legislature.

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CAM – STOLEN SLED
Campbellton RCMP are looking for the publics help to locate a stolen
snowmobile in Tide Head.

The 2017 Yamaha SideWinder Turbo was taken on Saturday during the overnight
hours from outside a residence on Stewart Street.

The sled is orange and blue with a New Brunswick license plate.

Anyone with information on the theft or who has seen the snowmobile is asked
to contact RCMP or Crimestoppers.

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CAM – HOF NOMINATIONS
Campbellton is seeking nominations for the 2020 class of the Campbellton
Sports Hall of Fame.

Nominations are being accepted for all three categories… builder, player,
and team.

News clippings, a usable picture, a letter of support, and other related
information to the nominee is required for consideration.

The forms can be found on the Campbellton website with a deadline of March
13th.

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NB – NO MORE HUNTING

As the provincial government looks into allowing hunting on more Sunday’s
during the season, a forest conservation group is speaking out against it.

Ceci Flanagan of Quiet Forests in NB tells CTV it has nothing to do with
being against hunting… its about having one day a week of quiet enjoyment
of the woods.

Hunting is currently allowed on three Sunday’s between late October and the
middle of November which Quiet Forests feels is enough.

Minister of natural resources Mike Holland says the proposed changes to the
Fish and Wildlife Act are about getting hunters out more to enjoy what they
love.

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NB – HEALTH GAPS

Premier Blaine Higgs says he can’t move foward with health care reforms until
he addresses the concerns and fear that have been brought to light.

Higg’s addressed his decision to hit the pause button on closing six rural
ER’s overnight at a press conference yesterday.

The Premier said he didn’t expect that there would be so many gaps in the
rollout plan that people legitimately identified that could not be answered.

Consultations over health care reforms will be taking place in April and May.

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