CKNB NEWS UPDATE FRIDAY JUNE 7 2019
CAM/MIR – EEL RIVER CRAB FISHERY
Eel River First Nation is calling on the Trudeau government to honor treaty
rights and allow them access to the snow crab fishery.
In a release the band says thier traps have been seized by DFO and attempts
to gain a moderate livelihood fishery have been futile and are calling on the
government to return their traps.
Chief and Council with support of Mi’gmaq communities in New Brunswick have
now authorized a treaty fishery for snow crab in Area 12.
Eel Ground has been denied access to the fishing grounds for the last 20
CAM/MIR – NEW EEL RIVER CHIEF
Sacha Labillois (LA-BILL-OYE)-Kennedy is the new chief of Eel River First
Nation, following in the foot steps of her grandmother Margaret Labillois.
According to the Tribune, Margaret Labillois was the first woman in New
Brunswick to be named a chief of a first nations community in 1970.
Sacah says its an honor to follow in the footsteps of her grandmother and is
excited to get right to work.
The election took place on June 2 along with seven councillors. The new
council will be sworn in on June 24.
Looks as if someone in Northumberland Country is a new millionaire.
The $1 million guaranteed prize in wednesday night’s 6-49 draw was won by a
ticket sold in Northumberland County.
CAM – SEX ASSAULT SENTENCING
A Kedgwick man has been remanded into custody awaiting sentencing on seven
charges including three of sexual assault.
The 50 year old man can not be named to protect the identity of his vicitims
reports the Tribune.
A joint sentencing recommendation of three years was presented to Judge
Suzanne Bernard, but she has put the case over unitl June 20th to consider
In February Judge Bernard had rejected 3 years saying it wasn’t long enough.
CAM – RELAY FOR LIFE
The Restigouche Centre Relay for Life is slated for June 15th this year at
President of the organizing committee Isabelle Pelletier tells the Tribune
they have sixteen teams this year and are hoping to raise $50,000 or more.
The family day portion of the event starts at noon at the park with various
activities and runs till the relay starts at six.
Teams can still sign up at relayforlife.ca
CAM – PORT OF BELLDUNE FLAG
The Port of Belldune is now flying the Mi’gmaq Grand Council Flag.
According to the Northern Light the flag will stay up at the port and fly
along side the New Brunswick, Port Authority, and Canadian Flags.
The raising celebrates the one year anniversary of the signing of the
Engagement and Consultation Protocol between the Belledune Port Authority and
the province’s Mi’gmaq.
The Eel River Bar First Nation chief says it’s a monumental day in the
history of area first nations.
CAM – COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
The City of Campbellton is hosting a town clean up. The city beautification
project will take place Sunday from 2pm to 4:30. Registration is required
through the library.
Every onc is encouraged to attend, but children five to 12 years old must be
accompanied by an adult. In the event of rain the clean up will be
rescheduled for a later date.