October 16, 2020 | by: Dave Montgomery

CKNB news October 16,2020



RCMP have arrested a Campbellton man in connection with a boat and trailer
theft in Dalhousie.

Police say the 51-year-old unidentified man was arrested Wednesday monring as
part of the ongoing investigation into the theft.

The boat hasn’t been recovered yet and RCMP are reaching out to the public
for assistance.

The man has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on
February 8th.


The loss of the Glencore lead smelter in Belledune has cost the community
over a half a million dollars in tax revenue.

According to CBC the loss equates to 11-percent of the Belledune’s tax base
or 540-thousand-dollars.

Mayor Joe Noel says they are coping the best they can and it will be a tough
year, but its not all doom and gloom.

Noel says he has a committment from Premier Blaine Higgs to help Belledune
and Noel says he takes that commitment seriously.


A family and their dog were rescued after their SUV was swept away in the
current of a stream near Saint Leonard on Wednesday.

RCMP say a couple, their toddler and family dog were crossing a stream on an
off road trail near Route 144 when it was swept away by the current.

Firefighters were able to perform a water resuce and bring the family and
their pet to shore unharmed.

Following the incident police issued some advice that if you aren’t sure how
deep the water is it’s best not to try and cross it.


The City of Campbellton is taking objections to a proposed change that would
see an unused portion of Axexander street closed.

A release by the city says the area of the street is the right of way between
Duncan and Roseberry, although the current paved portion is not included in
the bylaw.

There was no word in the release on why the change is taking place or what
the property is intended to be used for.

Objections can be submitted in writing by November 9th or in person at the
regular council meeting on the same day at 7pm.


Campbellton Mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin has confirmed all but one of the
city’s firefighters are in isolation after an exposure to COVID-19.

Anglehart-Paulin tells the Tribune they are waiting for test results to come
back on about 30 firefighters including employees and volunteers.

The mayor says the exposure happened at a training meeting and all but one
person in the department wasn’t there.

In the meantime the city’s fire services are being covered by neighboring
communties as the area grapples with the latest outbreak.


The Town of Dalhousie has changed it plea in the raw sewage spill two years
ago to guilty.

According to the Tribune the town changed its course pleading guilty to a
single charge under the Clean Environment Act and will pay a fine of
12-hundred dollars.

The charge states the town ceased to operate part of its wastewater system in
August of 2018 without the written consent of the minister.

Prior to the change in plea the town had disputed the charge saying the spill
came when heavy rain shut forced them to shut down a sewage lift station.


Public health had some much need good news yesterday, reporting no new cases
of Covid-19 in the province.

That was some welcome relief after the outbreaks in Moncton and Cambellton
had resulted in 90 new cases over the previous seven days.

89 of those cases are still considered active, with five in hospital and one
person in intensive care.

Meanwhile in person classes have resumed at all five schools in the
Campbellton region where cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed.

The exception is for middle school students at Dalhouise Regional High…
they will remain at home doing online learning for another week as a

Things weren’t as good nationally as 23-hundred cases were added yesterday
with 20-thousand still active… there were also 35 deaths meaning 97-hundred
Canadians have now died from COVID-19.


The New Brunswick Nurses Union is calling for a provincial inquiry into what
it says are unacceptable conditions in long-term care homes. Union president
Paula Doucet says the sector is in dire need of reform, and the most
vulnerable seniors in New Brunswick are at risk.

A survey of registered nurses working in nursing homes found that more than
90% said residents are not being regularly provided with exercise, and more
than half said residents are not being regularly bathed.

Doucet says the government can’t be relied on to address the crisis on its
own and needs additional data to bring about the necessary change.

(The Canadian Press)


Jurors for the trial of accused mass murderer Matthew Raymond were shown more
images and messages from his computer yesterday.

Many of the pictures, including celebrities andpoliticians were accompanied
by notes, allegedly from Raymond, questioning whether the people in the
photos are transgender, evil or the devil. There were also multiple videos of
the sky and postings about the air being poisoned by some unknown group.

Raymond’s lawers have admitted he killed Donnie Robichaud, Bobbie Lee Wright,
Robb Costello and Sara Burns and are now laying out their case that he was
not criminally responsible at the time because of a mental disorder.


The CanadianCivil Liberties Associatrion is preparingto take the New
Brunswick Government to court over access to abortions.

The move comes after the clousuyre of Clinic 5-5-4 in Frdericton…the only
non hospital clinic offering abortions.

The association is asking the province to end its “discriminatory laws”
that prevent people from having wider access to abortion services or face
legal proceedings. The government says its laws are legal and can withstand
Charter challenges.

(The Canadian Press)


With COVID prompting a mass of home renovations the price of lumber has
skyrocketed, but woodlot owners say those price increases haven’t trickled
down to them.

Rick Doucett with the New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners tells CBC
royalties paid to owners has not gone up although finished lumber has
climbed. He says there are record setting prices right now… in some cases
climbing 100%, but woodlot owners aren’t seeing any of that on their end of
the supply chain.

Doucett says his group is making suggestions for changes to the Crown Land
and Forest Act to ensure woodlot owners get their fair share.

For the first time in a week public health reported no new cases of COVID-19
in the province.

Its welcome news as the outbreaks in Moncton and Cambellton continued to grow
over the last seven days with 90 new cases.

Five people do remain in hospital with one in intensive care and we are down
to 89 active cases.

Students have returned to the affected schools in Restigouche as well with
the exception of middle schoolers at Dalhouise Regional High who are holding
off for another week.

Across Canada the news wasnt as good as we have 20-thousand active cases with
23-hundred added yesterday and 97-hundred people have now