99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – FEB 21/18

February 21, 2018 | by: johnoshea



A Cross Country runner from Miramichi is bringning home a gold and silver
from the Pan American Cross Country Cup in El Salvador. 18-year-old Laura
Dickinson finished second in the junior women’s 6k cross country race and
helped her Canadian team capture gold as the top team in the event. Dickenson
will turn her attention to running both track and Cross Country this year for
Syracuse University in New York State.


A first of it’s kind Highway project in the province is coming to an area, or
undergound an area, just south of Miramichi. Transportation Minister Bill
Fraser announced yesterday that a planned 90-million-dollar bypass on Route
11 will now take the form of a tunnel to be built underneath North and South
Napan Roads. Fraser tells the Leader the tunnel was identified by a staff as
the least intrusive way to move forward with the new bypass. The province has
yet to provide any details on what affect the tunnel idea could have on the
original 90-million-dollar price tag.


Miramichi Woman Pleads Not Guilty

A Miramichi woman entered not guuilty pleas to charges in Miramichi court of
theft and obstruction.

46 year old Robin Lloyd, of Furlotte Drive, pleaded not guilty to stealing a
pickup from Brian Lloyd last month, violating a probation order, and
obstruction of police property by spitting and blowing mucus in the rear seat
a police cruiser and a detention cell.

She’ll be back in court July 5th for trial.


Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser has unveiled the list
of road work projects for this spring and summer in the Miramichi area.

About $5 million will be spent on several project in the Baie-Ste-Anne and
St. Margarets areas, mainly on improvements to Highway 11 from the MacKenzie
Road to North Black River Road and Highway 117 from Horton’s Creek to Litle
Black Rivber Bridge according to the Leader.

Fraser said he’s very aware of the condition of roads and bridges in this
part of the province and also very aware of the need for safe, reliable and
modern infrastructure to foster economic growth.


Owners the Q-League’s Acadie-Bathurst Titans say there’s no truth to rumours
the team may be looking to move.

Club President Serge Theriault told the Northern Light there’s no intention
of selling or relocating right now despite the team’s financial struggles. A
group of 30 local investors has been losing between $200,000 and $250,000 a
year since buying the franchise in 2013. Despite success on the ice, the
Titans have only been filling about half the 3,500 seats at the KC Irving
Federal Civil Servants Want Phoenix Scrapped

Federal civil servants want the Trudeau Government to just scrap the Phoenix
Payroll system now and start over.

As we come up on the second anniversary of the rollout of the Phoenix system
by the Harper Government, representatives of 17 unions have issued a joint
letter calling for the system to just be scrapped. The letter noted the
unions wanted to take the second anniversary as an opportunity to issue a new
call for action on a file that has shown no signs of getting better. They
want government to work with the unions on rebuilding the pay system.



The father of a young Riverview woman who inspired acts of kindness around
the world went on Facebook to pay tribute to his daughter.

Darren Schofield says he mourns for Rebecca, but he also rejoices at her
strength, her generous heart and her bright, shining spirit in creating the
social media phenomenon #BeccaToldMeTo. which inspired people around the

Becca’s funeral will be held this morning in Riverview and will be packed
with the overflow in a nearby hall.



A man charged with robbing a bank in Richibucto and a Tim Hortons in Moncton
has finally found a lawyer.

The Times and Transcript reports 24-year-old Jody Sanipass appeared in court
yesterday with a newly appointed legal aid lawyer who asked for more time to
review the case. Sanipass will now return to court in a week to enter a plea.

Sanipass was arrested in the Tim Horton’s parking lot in Bouctouche when
police spotted the suspect vehicle used in the robbery of an RBC branch in
Richiboucto January 29th. Additional charges have since been laid against him
in connection with the robbery of a Moncton Tim Hortons on January 25th.



Another gold for Canada at the Olympics as Brady Leman won the men’s
skicross. Rachel Homan’s dream of an Olympic medal is over. The Ottawa skip
suffered another loss and was eliminated from contention.

In the NHL…Leafs shut down the Panthers 1-0. Habs lost 3-2 to the Flyers.
Bruins downed the Oilers 3-2. Nathan MacKinnon scored in overtime as the
Avalanche clipped the Canucks 5-4. Kings beat the Jets 4-3.

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