99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – FEB 26/18

February 26, 2018 | by: johnoshea



The city of Miramichi wants to hear from seniors. Miramichi is launching a
senior’s survey to assist in finding ways to make life in the area better for
those of a certain age. The survey will be available for everybody 55-years
or older and seeks to find ways to make life safer, healthier and more active
for seniors. The official launch of the survey will take place Thursday at
the French Forts Cove Eco Centre at 2pm. A reception will follow. The survey
itself will be made available after the launch and will also be available
online and in-person at a number of locations until Marhc 29th.


You can now get your groceries in Miramichi withouth having to leave your
car. Residents in Miramichi can now order groceries from Superstores online,
than arrange tp pick it up. The stores are mploying personel shoppers who
pick the freshest produce and products and have it ready to load into your
vehicle in as little as two hours. The service is now up and running at the
King George Highway location, as well as superstores in Newcastle,
Atholville, Woodstock, Grand Falls, Tracadie Sheila and Edmunston. The
service will also be luanched later this week at the Johnston Street location
in Chatham.

Saint-Charles Fatality

A 22-year-old man was killed in a hit and run in Saint-Charles Saturday night.

The man, identified by his grandfather as Brady Perley Francis of Elsipogtog,
was waiting for a ride home on the shoulder of Saint-Charles Sud Road when he
was struck by a vehicle, which fled the scene.

RCMP are looking for any witnesses who may have seen or heard anything. A GMC
truck sign was found at the scene of the collision and it’s possible that
type of vehicle may have been involved.

A candlelight vigil was held for Francis at Elsipogtog last night.

Richibucto RCMP is investigating a shooting Saturday night that sent one man
to hospital.

RCMP and Miramichi Police responded to a call about a shooting at a home on
Route 117 in Bay du Vin at 11:25pm. Police discovered the shooting did not
take place there, according to witnesses, and the victim was already on his
way to the hospital in Miramichi.

The 35-year-old man from Black River Bridge sustained what are believed to be
non-life threatening injuries.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Richibucto RCMP or

EI Protest

Hundreds of seasonal workers protested outside the office of Miramichi-Grand
Lake MP Pat Finnigan over cutbacks in employment insurance benefits.

The Leader reports Jean-Maurice Landry, a Bathurst-area blueberry employer
and a member of an action committee on the problem, said kids are going to
school hungry because the family has no income.

The unemployment rate in the Miramichi area dropped last year to 11.5% from
15% the year before….and that has resulted in seasonal workers having to
work longer to qualify for benefits….but many can’t because they are in
industries like the fishery that have fixed cutoff dates. the number of weeks
they can collect benefits is also down.


The federal and provincial governments are investing $860,000 in a Neguac
oyster company.

Officials say La Maison BeauSoleil will use to the funding to keep up with
growing demand for its oyster products in Asia. They say increasing exports
will benefit growers throughout New Brunswick by solidifying the region’s
reputation for producing world-class oysters.
(The Canadian Press)


A public-sector union leader who’s running as a Liberal election candidate
while negotiating a contract with the Liberal government says there’s no
conflict between the two roles.

Andy Hardy, the president of Local 11-90 of the Canadian Union of Public
Employees, says that’s because he’s not clear on Liberal Premier Brian
Gallant’s policies or his government’s track record.

He added that the job at 11-90 is to get them to spend as much money as we
can on roads and infrastructure and all the different government departments.

He was nominated last month as the Liberal candidate in Southwest
Miramichi-Bay du Vin.

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