August 22, 2019 | by: johnoshea

99.3 The River News – Aug. 22, 2019



RCMP say their investigation has confirmed that a woman from Saint Louis de
Kent who was killed in Point Sapin late last month was the victim of a
murder-suicide. On July 25th, police were called to DJ Marine, a boating
repair and bait shop on Route 117.

They arrived to find the bodies 30-year-old Lysa Graves-Smith, who worked at
the store – and a 42-year-old man from Saint Charles. The RCMP say their
investigation has concluded that the man was responsible for her death and
that he died as the result of a self inflicted gunshot wound. They aren’t
releasing his name.

Fire update

A fire that caused major damage to a mini home in Douglastown Tuesday has been
ruled accidental, although the exact cause hasn’t been determined.

Fire Chief Tony Lloyd told the Leader the blaze on Wood Street started at the
front of the building and the heat also damaged siding on another nearby
home. Lloyd says paramedics were seen treating a woman at the scene…but
that appears to have been just a precaution as no injuries were reported.

Baseball nationals economics

The National baseball championship gets underway today for the next five days.

Hundreds of players and their supporters from across Canada are in Miramichi
for the games….and traffic will get tricky around Ironmen Park. You can
check out street closures and parking restrictions on our website


Tuesday night, the 99-3 The River Summer Deck Series wrapped up for the 2019

Over the last 8 weeks, the deck at the station hosted local and east coast
performers, including multi-time CCMA award winner Jason Barry and his wife
Melissa, while raising funds for local charities. During tuesday evening’s
show, a total of $2,717 in gas and grocery gift cards and cash, were
presented to The Josie Foundation which helps individuals,
financially, while going through medical treatments.

Over the last 4 summers, the 99-3 The River Summer Deck Series has given back
over $8,200 to local charities.



A drywall plant owned by New Brunswick’s influential Irving family won’t have
to pay back the balance on a pair of multi-million-dollar loans from the
federal government.

According to a government memo, the two conditionally repayable loans _
totalling 7.4-million dollars _ were issued in 2011 and 2012 from the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

The memo says Atlantic Wallboard in Saint John fulfilled its obligations
under the loan agreement, but it also says a full repayment was unlikely.

As of February 2018, the company had repaid 540-thousand dollars _ but it’s
unclear if more was paid because the final repayment amounts have been
redacted from the memo, released under access laws.


Sports Hall noms

The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the
next induction ceremony.

Athletes, teams and builders who have achieved outstanding success and who
have made a significant contribution to the advancement of competitive sport
in this province can be nominated until November 30th. You can see guidelines
and get forms online at nbsportshallof



Time is apparently running out for the wreckage of the Titanic.

The ship went down in the Atlantic the morning of April 15th, 1912 — some
595 kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland.

Historians aboard a sub that explored the shipwreck for the first time in 14
years say parts of it are decaying rapidly — especially on the starboard

Expedition scientist Lori Johnson says bacteria are eating their way through
the steel.

The deck house and staterooms are collapsing and the officers’ quarters are
all but gone, including a favourite among Titanic fans — the captain’s



Department of Fisheries scientists say the demise of codfish in the Gulf of
St Lawrence appears to be linked to the exploding grey seal population.

A report obtained by CBC says with the current abundance of grey seals in the
Gulf, recovery of the cod population does not appear to be possible, and its
extinction is highly probable.

Its expected about 18-per cent of adult cod would die from natural causes…
like being eaten by a predator… but DFO estimates its between 55 to
57-percent in the Southern Gulf.

Scientist point to the grey seal as their populations grow while cod stocks
continue to decline even tho a moratorium on cod fishing has been in place
since 2009.


A new poll suggests last week’s scathing ethics report on Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau’s handling of the S-N-C-Lavalin affair hasn’t hurt his
Liberals’ chances of re-election in October.

The Leger online poll of 15-hundred voters done over the weekend found the
two parties are locked in a dead heat with the support of 33 per cent of

Liberal support was unchanged from last month, while Conservative support was
down three points.

The poll put support for the Green party at 13 per cent and the N-D-P at 11



The Dodgers won their second straight against the Blue Jays 2-1 in ten
The Phillies beat Boston 5-2. The A’s downed the Yankees 6-4.