August 8, 2019 | by: johnoshea

99.3 The River News – Aug. 8, 2019



The RCMP is asking for the public’s help to locate a water tanker truck that
was stolen in Sunny Corner.

It was taken sometime between July 19th and July 22nd from where it was
parked near kilometer 27 on Mullin Stream Road.

The truck is described as a 2001 International 4700, with a white cab and a
large green water tank on the back.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP or Crimestoppers.

Mini-pot farm approved

Miramichi has approved a mini pot farm.

The Leader reports councillors havew approved a rezoning application by
developer Ronald Culligan for land next to the former Brookdale Nurseries on
Chaplin Island Road. Culligan wants to put in what’s being called a “cannabis
micro-cultivation facility”.

Some neighbours expressed concern…but the majority of council said they
could see no reason for it not to proceed.

This operation will be much smaller than the industrial scale cannabis
production facilities being developed in the Chatham Industrial Park.



New Brunswick’s former premier Brian Gallant has a job at Ryerson University
in Toronto.

According to CBC Gallant confirmed in a statement Wednesday that he will
serve as a special adviser on innovation, cyber security and law in the
university president’s office.

Gallant remains Liberal MLA for Shediac Bay-Dieppe and says he remains
honored to fulfil his duties in office.

The role started in the spring and Gallant says the Integrity Commissioner
has been made aware as all MLAs must report work outside of their office.

Legionaires update

Health officials gave an update on the Legionaires disease outbreak in the
greater Moncton area.

The number of cases stands at 9, mainly people over 50, who have all need
treated in hospital.

They still haven’t tracked the source of the bacterial disease…but are
testing water cooling towers on air conditioning units on the west side of
the city. The isease is spread by inhaling contaminated water vapour…and
extensivce questionaires with the victims have narrowed the search to the
west end of the city.


State funeral

Family, friends and dignitaries will gather at a church in Robertville this
morning for the State Funeral of Lt.-Gov. Jocelyn Roy Vienneau, who succumbed
to cancer last friday.

Sainte-Thérèse d’Avila Church only seats about 400 people.


The Campobello Whale Rescue Team was unable to reach the latest entangled
north atlantic right whale spotted off the Magdalen’s yesterday due to high

Poor weather is expected to continue through the next few days, however the
rescue team and Canadian Coast Guard are on standby.

The whale has been identified as an older male known as Snake Eyes. He was
first seen in 1979.

The whale was last observed on July 16, swimming freely in the Gulf before
the recent spotting on Tuesday where the entanglement appears to have him
anchored to the bottom.


The R-C-M-P has wrapped up its manhunt for a pair of suspects wanted in the
deaths of three people in northern B-C.

The search came to an end after two bodies were found yesterday morning near
the shoreline of the Nelson River, northeast of the town of Gillam — in
northern Manitoba.

Autopsies will be performed today on the bodies believed to be Kam McLeod and
Bryer Schmegelsky  to confirm identity and cause of death.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he hopes the announcement will
bring a sense of closure to the families of the victims.



The Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 4-3 with rookie Bo Bichette hitting a double in
his eighth straight game…and setting a new Jays record with a
career-opening ten game hitting streak.

The Yankees hammerwed Baltimore 14-2. The Red Sox and Royals were rained out.