99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – JAN 10/18

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January 10, 2018 | by: johnoshea

(ALL NEWS STORIES PROVIDED BY MBS NEWSROOM)

Esgenoopetitj Boil Water Order

The Esgenoopetitj First Nation has issued a boil water order.

The Water Authority issued a community notice saying water must be brought to
a full boil for at least one minute before any consumption to kill possible
bacteria and other organisms. That’s because of a watermain break on St.
Anne’s Street Monday. Water must be boiled not only for drinking but also
cooking, making juices, tea, coffee or ice cubes, infant formula, or brushing
teeth.

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ARREST MADE FOLLOWING THEFTS

A 26 yar old man is facing charges after a string of recent thefts from cars.

There have been 14 reports in recent weeks of thefts from cars in
subdivisions off Newcastle Blvd. Then a call came in the other night about a
suspicious person and police found Chad Imhoff who is facing charges of
possession of stolen goods and trespassing at night.

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PAY CENTRE OPEN HOUSE

The new Federal Public Service Pay Centre will open it’s doors to the public
Friday.

Pay centre employees expect to gradually move into the new $85-million
facility between now and April. The Centre on the Victoria Avenue Extension
is hosting a public open house Friday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Visitors will
have to have photo ID.
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CHARGES AGAINST BATHURST MAN DISMISSED

A Bathurst man is not criminally responsible for threatening the life of
Bishop Daniel Jodoin.

68 year old Gregory Pitre was in court after a psychiatric evaluation and the
judge was told he was suffering from a mental disorder at the time he
threatened the bishop last November. The Crown and Defence recommended Pitre
be sent back to the Restigouche Hospital Centre for psychiatric treatment.

All the charges, including uttering threats and weapons counts have been
dismissed

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NEW TRANSIT MANAGER

There’s a new man in charge of Miramichi Transit.

Former journalist James Mallory has taken over the as the manager of the
transit service. Mallory also has previous experience in the field having
served as general manager of the Chaleur Transportation Co-operative. He
tells the Leader he’ll be working to increase the services visibility and is
looking forward to a new fleet of four buses expected in the spring. Mallory
also says he’ll be looking at optimizing potential bus routes.

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Another Becca honour

Another honour for Riverview teen Rebecca Schofield.

Her family confirmed for the Times and Transcript that Governor-General Julie
Payette is bestowing the Meritorious Service Decoration in the civil division
on the teen. Becca will be entitled to use the letters ‘M.S.M.’ after her
name…which only about 1,300 Canadians can claim.

The distinction recognizes individuals who have made “remarkable
contributions in many different fields of endeavour, who inspire others and
who share a common goal of making a positive difference.”

Schofield, who has terminal cancer, started a global movement calling for
acts of kindness in her name under the “Beccatolemeto’ Hashtag.

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WALLET TEST

An experiment carried out by a group of credit unions appears to show
Atlantic Canadians to be a mostly honest bunch.

The group loaded 12 wallets with receipts, bus tickets, a credit union debit
card and about 100 bucks cash and left them in public places across the four
provinces.

Each wallet also contained a phone number the wallet’s finder could call to
ensure its return.

The group — which consists of 47 independent credit unions — says nine of
the 12 wallets were returned with all their contents intact.

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SPORTS

In the NHL…Oilers lost 2-1 to Nashville. Flames burned the Wild 3-2 in
overtime. Jets beat Buffalo 7-4. Canucks lost their fifth straight to the
Capitals 3-1. Blackhawks chewed up the Senators 8-2.

The Raptors lost a close 90-89 decision to the Heat.

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