99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – FEB. 23/18

February 23, 2018 | by: johnoshea



There’s more help for some students who need it at James M. Hill Memorial
High. The Anglophone North School District is setting up a new facility known
as Tommie 2 as an extension of the High School.

Superintendant Mark Donovan told the Leader Tommie 2 will help kids who don’t
do well in the normal high school setting…who will benefit one on one
assistance. Donovan says they may only need the extra help twice a week, but
it’s to help kids get back on track. Students will be bused back and forth to
the facility from the high school for the classes they need.


A two vehicle collision on Highway 116 near Elsipogtog has claimed the life
of a 27-year-old Kent County man.

RCMP from Richibucto and Elsipogtog responded to the crash at around 10:45
yesterday morning and the initial investigation indicates a 34 year old
woman’s car crossed the centre line on Highway 116 and hit the 27 year old
man’s car. He died at the scene. She was taken to hospital.

The Codiac RCMP are asking for your help to find a missing 14-year-old
Moncton girl.

Serena Bourque was last seen on Tuesday afternoon on Myers Street in Moncton.

Bourque is white with blue eyes and brown hair, around 5 feet 6 inches (167
centimeter tall) and weighing around 120 pounds (54 kilograms) with a tattoo
on her left hand.

She may be wearing black leggings, a navy blue sweater with white stripes and
black boots.



A rescue operation was launched yesterday morning after a man was spotted
floating down the Petitcodiac River on a tiny patch of ice.
Firefighters attempted to throw ropes to the man but he refused to catch
them. He quickly travelled through the Petitcodiac Causeway gates and there
was a fear he’d be dumped into the bay of Fundy. Eventually the small ice
chunk touched ashore in Dieppe and the man walked off onto the shore. He
appeared to be freezing and was treated for potential hypothermia by

There’s no official word yet on how the man became stuck on the drifting ice
and why he refused to be rescued initially.


A store that’s been a hunting and fishing haven for many has closed it’s
doors in Moncton.

Cabela’s closed yesterday, sending staff home and covering the windows.
Cabela’s says its customers can be better served at the same company’s
nearby Bass Pro Shops in Dieppe or the new Cabela’s store in Halifax. The
company says most of the stores roughly two dozen full-time staff will be
given the option of transferring to Dieppe or Halifax.



Canadian women won gold and silver in skicross at the Olympics…Kelsey Serwa
of Kelowna tok the top of the podium with Brittany Phelan of Mont-Tremblant
earning silver.
Kaetlyn Osmond won a bronze medal in women’s figure skating.
Canada now has 27 medals an all time high for the winter games.

NHL action saw the Leafs beat the Islanders 4-3 in a shootout. Canadiens
ended their six game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Rangers. The
Flames beat the Coyotes 5-2. Oilers clipped Colorado 3-2 in overtime.

In the Q-League….the Titans lost 4-2 to Gatineau in Bathurst.

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