99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – FEB. 1/18

February 1, 2018 | by: johnoshea


Phoenix Pay System

The federal government’s Phoenix pay system is hurting New Brunswickers more
than anyone. New numbers analyzed by the National Post show 94% of
provincial employees are having paycheque issues, whether they’re wrong or
even totally missing. Understaffing and training issues have also been
brought up at the Miramichi centre.

JMH Outstanding Principal

A Miramichi high school principal has been named one of The Learning
Partnership’s Outstanding ones for 2018. Heidi Ryder of James M. Hill
Memorial is one of 40 principals from across the country to get the nod.
They’re celebrated for demonstrating innovation and leadership, and for
creativity in finding solutions and opportunities within their school


More than three years after Michel Vienneau was shot and killed by Bathurst
police, the family of the 51-year-old Tracadie businessman will petition
Ottawa to release details about the shooting, including the identity of the
person whose false tip to Crime Stoppers led to the attempted arrest of

The petition to the House of Commons, launched by the victim’s brother
Nicolas Vienneau, is being sponsored by Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier.

Michel Vienneau was shot and killed in a Via Rail parking lot on Jan. 12,
2015, when police attempted to arrest him based on a tip he was carrying “a
load of drugs” back with him from Montreal.


Family Day

February is here and the province is reminding you about Family Day. New
Brunswick’s first of its kind will be on the third Monday of the month; the
19th for 2018. The paid public holiday puts us in line with most of the rest
of Canada, and gives New Brunswick eight total per year – the national



Health Canada has recalled a number of Farmers, Natrel, and Northumberland
brand milk and cream products after they were exposed to cleaning solution.

The products were sold in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island,
and Newfoundland and Labrador with expiry dates ranging from Jan. 30 to March

The recall includes one per cent milk, two per cent milk, chocolate milk,
homogenized milk, coffee cream, buttermilk and whipping cream.



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