February 9, 2021 | by: Dave Montgomery

CKNB News February 9th 2021

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CAMPBELLTON

 

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CAM/NB        SURPLUS RESTART FUNDS

 

Municipal governments across the province are all getting a share of the 28-million-dollars in leftover federal cash from ‘Safe Restart Agreement’.

Roughly 43 million in funding was doled out during th first two phases of the provincially managed prorgam aimed at helping local governments restart their economies during the pandemic. However, 35 municipalities in the province didn’t submit a claim – as they avoided posting eligible loses. That left 28-million-dollars in unclaimed funds under the program. The province annoucned today that money would now be paid out to all local governments in New Brunswick on a per-capita basis.

 

That equates to…

 

(CAM)

just under 374-thousand-dollars for the City of Campbellton; nearly 194-thousand for Atholville;  71-thousand for Charlo and just under 170-thousand-dollar  for the Town of Dalhousie.

 

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NB

 

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NB/MON  – COVID – REST. EASED/ PLUS TWO      GG/RUSTY PC (MON 4PM)

 

 

The province’s Chief Medical Officer had some good news for people in the Moncton and Edmunston health zones yesterday.

 

Dr. Jennifer Russel says thanks to the hard work and sacrifices of residents, restrictions are being eased in both regions….

 

However, Dr. Russel did warn there is still cause for concern in those areas and elewhere –  and urged all New Brunswickers to continue to follow public health measures. She reported just two new cases of Covid-19, both in the Edmunston area. That’s the lowest daily case count since New Year’s Day. The number of active cases in the province has now dropped to 182, with seven people in hospital including two patients in intensive care.

 

 

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MON/MIR/NB    VAUTOUR OBIT     GG/WIRE (MON 5PM)

 

The Acadian Society is paying tribute to Jackie Vautour. The Society says the province’s Acadians have lost one of their great symbolic figures, passing away from liver cancer.

 

It says the 92 year old Vautour was instrumental in fighting the unjust expropriation of the land of Acadians for Kouchibouguac National Park in the late 1960s. Vautour never gave up the fight toget his and others land back.

 

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NB-ONLINE ACTIVITY                                                      RM / CBC                                                             TUE AM

 

RCMP say parents need to be more careful of what their children are doing online

 

Officers have recieved several reports recently of an individual hosting “online parties” that invite the public into a private chat where they are encouraged to engage in illegal activity. According to CBC, that includes the consumption of drugs or alcohol and they are enticed to perform sexual acts

 

RCMP say if you are a victim, call your local police. People who have not fallen victim are advised to report the incident to the social media platform directly. They’re also asking parents to learn how young people are using the internet, and teach them about the dangers of posting personal information online.

 

 

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NB-COVID nursin home               (wire monam)

 

Public Health officials say an outbreak of COVID-19 at one of the Edmundston seniors homes has been brought under control.

 

llon Le Royer, following a confirmed COVID-19 case at the facility. However, it was limited to only one case.

 

All staff and residents of the facility were re-tested several times to confirm the end of the spread through the facility.

 

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NB/MIR-Restrictions eased   script               (Woire and rusty tue.am)

 

New Brunswick is easing restrictions on the two regions under the strictest

COVID-19 public health orders.

 

The Moncton region is moving from red to the orange level. The Edmundston region is moving to the red level of restrictions after spending 15 days under a lockdown.

 

The moves come as the Chief Medical Officer of Health reported just two new cases of COVID-19 yesterday…both in the Edmundston region — the smallest daily increase since New Year’s day. The number of active cases has fallen to

182 with seven people still in hospital…two of them in intensive care.  In the Miramichi region we’re still at two active cases.

 

Despite the easing of restrictions, Dr. Jennifer Russell says it’s clear travel increases the risk of transmission and is urging people to stay home for March break.

 

 

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MIR/NB  – SURPLUS RESTART FUNDS      GG/NB GOV REL (MON 4PM)

 

Municipal governments across the province are all getting a share of the $28-million in leftover federal cash from ‘Safe Restart Agreement’.

Roughly 43 million in funding was doled out during the first two phases of the provincially-managed prorgam aimed at helping local governments restart their economies during the pandemic. However, 35 municipalities didn’t submit a claim because they didn’t post eligible losses that were big enough. That left $28-million in unclaimed funds.

 

The province has announced that money would now be paid out to all local governments on a per-capita basis. That equates to…

 

(MIR)

to just under a million dollars in unexpected funding for the City of Miramichi.

 

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NB – HAY SHORTAGE  GG/WIRE (MON 4PM)

 

The Green Party is calling on the province to assist farmers who are facing a hay shortage after last summer’s drought.

 

Agriculture critic Kevin Arseneau wants the government to help coordinate bulk hay purchases and cover the costs of transporting hay from out of province. Arseneau says a similar hay shortage in 2002 on the prairies saw the federal and provincial governments cover the cost of rail transport from eastern provinces. He says without help, some farmers face the prospect of having to sell their cattle to avoid seeing them starve to death.

 

 

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NB-ICE FISHERS                                                 RM / CBC                             TUES AM

 

An unusally warm winter has a fire chief calling for the removal of Shanties from the ice

 

In the past two weeks, members of the Charlo Fire department were called four times on reports of fishing shanties floating away. Chief Gaetan Sivret tells CBC – he wants the government to order shanties off the ice.

 

Last Monday, his firefighters rescued three fishermen who were left stranded.

No one was in the other fishing shacks that floated away.

 

The province has the power to issue an order or a ticket for the removal of an ice shanty but it’s unlikely to do so.

 

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NB/SJ-TRADESWORKERS                                                              RM / BRUNSWICK NEWS                                               TUE AM

 

Tradeworkers in the province are concerned about the future of their industry.

 

Canadian director of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Lionel Railton says there’s been a lack of demand for fuel since the pandemic which has cut many jobs at the Irving refinery. It typically employs 1,000 tradespeople but right now there are only about 150 people still working there. Railton tells Brunswick News the cancellation of the Keystone Pipeline by President Joe Biden has also had an impact to some in the province.

 

There is some hope as the Higgs Government is pushing for small modular nuclear reactor technology, which Railton calls a bright light in dark times, but the future of that project is unknown.

 

 

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NB-ONLINE ACTIVITY                                                      RM / CBC                                                             TUE AM

 

RCMP say parents need to be more careful of what their children are doing online

 

Officers have recieved several reports of an individual hosting “online parties” that invite the public into a private chat where they are encouraged to engage in illegal activity – According to CBC – that includes the consumption of drugs or alcohol and enticed to perform sexual acts

 

RCMP say if you are a victim, to contact local police. People who have not fallen victim are advised to report the incident to the social media platform directly.

 

They’re also asking parents to – Learn how young people are using the internet, and Teach them about the dangers of posting personal information online.

 

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NB-HAY SHORTAGE                                                         RM / BRUNSWICK NEWS                                               TUES AM

 

The New Brunswick Green Party is calling on the province to help with the Hay Shortage

 

Last summers drought brought on the shortage for Cattle producers, now Kent North MLA, Kevin Arseneau – is looking to coordinate bulk hay purchases and for the province to pay for its transportation – similar to what was done in Western Canada in 2002 during a shortage.

 

According to Brunswick News – The shortage has affected those all over the region causing some farmers to downsize their herds, decreasing the level of food self-sufficiency in the province…

 

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NB        SURPLUS RESTART FUNDS      GG/NB GOV REL (MON 4PM)

 

Municpal government across the province are all getting a share of the 28-million-dollars in leftover federal cash from Safe Restart Agreement.

Roughly 43 million in fundingwasdoeld out during th first two phases of the provincially managed prorgam aimed at helping local government restart their economies during the pandemic. However, 35 municipaities in the province didn’t submit a claim – as they avoided posting eligible loses. That left 28-million-dollars in unclaimed funds under the program. The province annoucned today that moneywould now be paid out to all local governments in New Brunswick on a per-capita basis.

 

That equates to…

 

(CAM)

just under 374-thousand-dollars for the City of Campbellton; nearly 194-thousand for Atholville;  71-thousand for Charlo and just under 170-thousand-dollar  for the Town of Dalhousie.

 

(MIR)

to just under a million dollars in unexpected funding for the City of Miramichi.

 

(MON)

to over 3.9 million in unexpected funding for the City of Moncton; a little over a million for Riverview; and just under 1.4 million in funding for Dieppe.

 

(SUX)

to rougly 232-thousand-dollars infunding for the Town of Sussex,  79-thousand for Sussex Corner; 75-thousand for Norton and nearly 233-thousand for the Town of Hampton.

 

(SJ)

to just under 3.7 million in unexpected funding for the City of Saint John; 633-thousand for Rothesay and 990-thousand for Quispamsis.

 

 

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MON/MIR/NB    VAUTOUR OBIT

 

New Brunswick’s Acadian Society is paying tribute to Jackie Vautour.

 

The society says the province’s Acadians have lost one of their great symbolic figures.

 

It says Vautour was instrumental in fighting the unjust expropriation of land for Kouchibouguac National Park from Acadian families in the late 1960s.

 

The 92-year-old Vautour’s death was confirmed to C-B-C by his son Edmond Vautour.

 

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NB    HAY SHORTAGE  GG/WIRE (MON 4PM)

 

The New Brunswick Green Party is calling on the province to assist farmers who are facing a hay shortage after a drought last summer.

 

Agriculture critic Kevin Arseneau wants the government to help coordinate bulk hay purchases and cover the costs of transporting hay from out of province.

 

Arseneau says a similar hay shortage in 2002 on the prairies saw the federal and provincial governments cover the cost of rail transport from eastern provinces.

 

He says without help, some farmers face the prospect of having to sell their cattle to avoid seeing them starve to death.

 

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NB    STORM GG/ (MON PM)

 

New brunswick I largely avoided the worst of a major winter storm that walloped Nova Scotia late Sunday and early Monday. South Eastern areas of the province did see schools close and good dumping of teh white stuff – tallys have yet to come in but roughly 30cm was expected in the Saint John and Moncton areas. Despite the storm there was little in the way of power disruptions with only a few scattered outages affecting ahanful of customers.

That’s still a far cry from the high winds and over 50cm of snow that fell over parts of Nova Scotia -at one point  leaving more than ten-thousand customers in the province without power.

 

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ALL-National numbers              (Gov. tue.am)

 

The second wave crest continues to flatten across the country.

 

Less than 3,000 new cases were reported yesterday out of over 75,000 tests.

The active case count fell to 40,000…but there were also 68 more deaths of Canadians due to the virus.

 

 

 

 

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NAT/ALL

 

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ALL-Trump-Impeachment-Trial               (wire tue.am)

 

The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump will begin todayin the Senate in Washington.

 

His lawyers insist he’s not guilty inciting a violent mob at the Capitol last month to overturn the election. Prosecutors say he must be convicted for what they call this “most grievous constitutional crime” even after he’s left the White House.

 

Some republican senators are expected by experts to vote guilty…but not enough to convict him.

 

 

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ALL/NAT-ASSISTED DYING                                            RM / CAN PRESS                                               TUES AM

 

The final Senate vote on the assisted dying bill is set for February 17th.

 

The agreed date leaves just over a week for the House of Commons to deal with any amendments… And senators have signalled they will be proposing substantial ones.

 

Bill C-7 would prohibit assisted dying for people suffering solely from mental illness.

 

A former judge who sits in the Progressive Senate Group says their exclusion is an unconstitutional violation of the right to equal treatment under the law regardless of physical or mental disability

 

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SPORTS   1

 

 

On the ice…the Leafs beat the Canucks 3-1.  The Oilers downed the Senators 3-1.

 

On the hardwood…Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam each scored 32 points as the Raptors rallied to beat Memphis 128-113.