99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – APRIL 3/18

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April 3, 2018 | by: johnoshea

(ALL NEWS STORIES PROVIDED BY MBS NEWSROOM)

FOOD TRUCKS

Food trucks will be back in Miramichi this summer. City Council has approved
a one year pilot project to allow the trucks at four locations.

The Leader reports the sites include the Leddon Street parking lot in
Newcastle, between Loggie and Water Streets in Chatham, the Lord Beaverbrook
Arena, and a parking lot at French Fort Cove. Vendors will pay a $100 annual
regiustration fee and a $25 daily parking fee. Food Trucks will be restricted
to operating between May and October.

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Phoenix Survey

The latest survey shows 70% of all federal civil servants have been adversely
affected by the Phoenix pay system, according to the Leader.

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat says 47% of them had pay issues
involving either incorrect or missing pay, and 34% reported an underpayment
of their regular pay.

The survey comes after IBM officials defended themselves last week at a
senate finance committee hearing. A Vice-President, Beth Bell, says company
officials reached out to the government before the system was launched in
2016 to relay concerns about the way data was being processed. Bell agreed
there was a culture within the bureaucracy that made it difficult to speak
truth to power.

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Propane Tanker Crash

Highway 11 is open again near Bathurst after an accident involving a propane
tanker truck.

It overturned around 2:30 yesterday afternoon. No body was hurt…and no
propane leaked…but the highway was closed for a few hours while they got
the tanker upright and moved out of the way.

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Trudeau Letter

A UdeM professor is taking Prime Minister Trudeau to task asking him if he
has abandoned the Atlantic region.

Donald Savoie of the school of public studies at the Universite raises many
issues in the open letter published in the Globe and Mail, including what he
calls lukewarm support for the Energy East pipeline project. Savoie also
notes that even though the Liberals won all 32 ridings in the Atlantic region
ACOA is headed by a minister from Ontario and he says Economic Development
Minister Navdeep Bains has shown only a fleeting interest in the Atlantic
Growth Strategy.

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BABY SLEEPING TIPS

The New Brunswick government will roll out an awareness campaign this spring
about the risks of unsafe sleeping environments for infants, including
bed-sharing and inappropriate sleep surfaces.

The province’s child death review committee recommended that the acting chief
medical officer of health consider developing a campaign to educate people
about the issue, following the accidental death of a three-month old boy.

The infant’s cause of death was deemed to be likely asphyxia due to an
“unsafe sleep situation.”

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NB ADOPTION RECORDS

The New Brunswick liberals says it’s ready to help those looking for
information regarding adoption, including access to birth records, according
to Global.

That means that adult adoptees, birth parents and adult children of a
deceased adoptee or birth parents are now able to apply for access to the
information once they turn 19.

To apply for the information, you must complete a form from the department of
social development and submit it to “Post Adoption Disclosure Services.”

New Brunswick has access to more than 100 years of provincial adoption
records.

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NB LOWER TAX RATE

New Brunswick’s small business corporate income tax rate has been lowered to
2.5 per cent.

Finance Minister Cathy Rogers says reducing the rate will help small
businesses compete, invest and create jobs.

The province has also increased the Small Business Investor Tax Credit for
individual investors to 50 per cent, up from 30 per cent.

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SPORTS

In the NHL…Leafs beat Buffalo 5-2. Jets downed the Senators 6-5. Oilers
were blanked 3-0 by the Wild.

On the diamonds…the Blue Jays beat the White Sox 4-2. the Red Sox
overpowered Miami 7-3.

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