99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – APRIL 5/18

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April 5, 2018 | by: johnoshea

(ALL NEWS STORIES PROVIDED BY MBS NEWSROOM)

Route 11 Money

Tyhe twinning of Route 11 will begin this summer. Ottawa and the province are
providing over $180 million for the initial phases.

Work will take place between Shediac and Bouctouche and eventually on to
Miramichi.

The gallant Government calls Route 11 a major trade and tourism corridor for
the province.

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GALLANT VISIT

Premier Brian Gallant is expected to make an announcement in our area today.

The Department of Education has issued an advisory that Gallant will be in
Neguac this morning and the Leader is specultating Gallant will be announcing
funding for local school infrastructure…but no firm details have been
provided yet.

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Miramichi Police Senior’s Academy

The Miramichi Police Senior’s Academy will return for a 6th year in May.

Officers will once again host two hour classroom sessions for seniors who
want to learn more about policing on matters such cyber safety, fraud
recognition, and legal proceedings.

The sessions will begin May 2nd and run each Wednesday from 10:00am to noon
at the Beaverbrook Centre. Seats are limited so those interested should book
in advance with Cindy Stewart of the Miramichi Police Force at
623-2125.

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Ice Breaking for Right-Whales

A coast guard icebreaker is smashing through pack ice off the Acadian
Peninsula in an unusual bid to help critically endangered North Atlantic
right whales.

The goal is to allow crab fishermen to work in the Gulf earlier than usual
because their season will be closed earlier than usual before the whales are
expected to arrive. The coast guard has confirmed a light icebreaker has
already helped clear ice from Shippagan harbour.

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HOSPICE HURDLE

The plan to build Miramichi’s First residential hospice has recieved approval
from the Greater Miramichi Regional Service Commission’s planning committee.

Hospice Miramichi plans to build the end-of-life care facilty for up to 20
residents on Gordon Road. The Leader reports the $3.5 million facility still
needs the approval of Miramichi City Council.

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UPSET GUN OWNERS AT TRUDEAU

A number of gun owners in New Brunswick aren’t too happy with the Trudeau
Liberals plan to tighten federal gun laws.

At a town hall in Gagetown, people questioned changes in Bill C-71.

Gun owner Howard Wright said “Leave it the way it is,” regarding changes to
background checks.

Right now, checks only look at the previous five years when someone applies
for a gun licence.

However, the liberals want to change that to examine a person’s entire life
history.

Wright added that he “sees these crazy ideas coming up, instead of five
years, it goes back to when you were born.”

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Paramedics

The Gallant Government says its advanced care paramedic pilot program is
being expanded.

Officials say the three existing sites for the program in Saint John, Moncton
and Bathurst will be made permanent and a new site is being added in
Fredericton.

Advanced care paramedics can provide additional support and administer more
powerful drugs in the most challenging emergency calls.

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SPORTS

The Senators were the only Canadian team on the ice. They beat Buffalo 4-2
ensuring Ottawa didn’t finish last in the league…the Sabres will.

On the hardwood…The Raptors had a 96-78 win over the Celtics giving them a
three game lead over Boston in the East standings.

On the diamonds…the White Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-3.

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