99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – FEB 13/18

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February 12, 2018 | by: johnoshea

(ALL NEWS STORIES PROVIDED BY MBS NEWSROOM)

ROUNDABOUT

New Brunswick’s government says a roundabout will be built in Miramichi this
year, in order to ease traffic congestion that’s expected during the
multi-year repair of the Centennial Bridge.

Officials say roundabouts allow for traffic to flow with less delay than
signalized or four-way stop intersections, because traffic does not need to
stop.

The roundabout will be built at the intersection of Route 8, Route 117 and
Route 126, and a tender for the project will be awarded in the coming weeks.

Construction is expected to begin in the spring.

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BREAK IN INJURY

Shediac RCMP are looking for two suspects after a man was injured during a
break-in at a home in Grand Barachois on Sunday. Police say two men in their
mid to late twenties broke into the home shortlly before 4pm. A resident, a
man in his twenties, received minor injuries after getting into an
altercation with the two men. Police say items were stolen from the home and
the two men fled on a sport-style all terrain vehicle.

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HOME INVASION

The RCMP and Crime Stoppers have issued a renewed call for information
releated to home invasion oustide of Bathurst last August. RCMP say on
sometime between 8am and 11am on August 7th an unknown suspect broke into an
elderly man’s home in Chamberlain Settlement and assaulted him with a chair.
A large sum of money and a rifle were stolen from the residence. The
84-year-old victim sufferred serious injuries in the assault. Anyone with
information is asked to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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Unemployment

The unemployment rate in Miramichi is down to 11.5% in the latest numbers
released by Statistics Canada…and that is hurting seasonal workers.

Eva Vienneau told the Leader she worries she could lose everything. Vienneau
who lives in Baie-Sainte-Anne, is a seasonal worker in a fish plant and works
half the year. She depends on EI outside of fishing or peat moss seasons to
pay her mortgage, insurance, power and other bills. She used to get 36 weeks
of benefits…but now because the area’s unemplooyment rate dropped to 11.5%
last year, she and many other people who work seasonal jobs will only be able
to collect 30 weeks of benefits.

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MONCTON CURLING BID

Moncton is vying to host the Canadian men’s curling championships in 2020 at
the new downtown events centre.

The Brier decides who will represent Canada at the world championships.

The new events centre is expected to open this fall.

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