January 9, 2019 | by: johnoshea

99.3 The River News – Jan 9/18



The heaviest snow in this latest storm is happening now…but it won’t let up
until tonight.

Environment Canada says most of the province will get up to 25-30cms of
snow…but in the south they will also get rain and even freezing rain in
some areas. Winds will also be strong causing blowing and drifting snow. So
it’s going to be difficult getting around on wheels and by foot.

Flight charges

A teen from Smiths Crossing is facing a number of charges after fleeing from
police at a checkstop in Blackville last week.

RCMP tried to stop a vehicle on Route 8…but the driver swerved, hit a
police cruiser, drove towards one officer then took off.

Police followed until the vehicle crashed in a ditch on South Renous Road and
they arrested a 16 year old boy. He was in court this week on a number of
charges including assaulting a police officer with a weaponHe’ll be back in
court on the 18th.

Walmart shooting pleas

A 41 year old Riverview woman has entered not guilty pleas to several charges
in connection with the shooting and robbery at the Douglastown Walmart
Halloween night.

Wendy Gail Losier chose trial by judge alone on three of the counts and a
jury trial on another. She will be back in court February 4th…and remains
free on bail for now.

All charges stem from the incident Oct. 31 which ended with the death of a 26
year old suspect at his own hand after a chase to Kent County.

Immigration exhibit

A special immigration exhibit is coming to Miramichi next week.

The Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association (MRMA) is brining the
travelling exhibit called Canada: Day 1 to a rented space on Water Street
from January 14th to 26th, according to the Leader. It was put togeather by
Canada’s Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax and shows the
experiences of newcomers on their first day landing in Canada. There are
suitcases filled with the items they brought with them as well as stories
about their trek.

Admission is free, but because of staff limitations, appointments by groups
must be made with MRMA ahead of time. Visitors without a reservation will be
one day only…the 26th from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Sports Wall

The City of Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame has announced its newest inductees.

The list includes Paula Napke-Flanagan, Willaim Maxwell Aitken (Lord
Beaverbrook), John Sullivan, Rich Leggatt, Ashlin Adams, Laurie Gregan and
Patrick Joseph “Herman” Wrigley. Honourees will be inducted on Friday,
February 15, at the Rodd Miramichi Inn. Tickets for the induction dinner are
available at both Beaubear Credit Union branches. Beaubear Credit Union is
the event’s major sponsor.

Home invasion arrest

A 30-year-old man from the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation is facing several
charges in connection with a home invasion in Lagacéville (Leg’-a-see-ville)
last week.

RCMP were called to a home on Drisdelle Settlement Road January 3rd where the
homeowner had been injured. The investigation determined the suspect was also
shot during the altercation.

30 year old Lee Alexander Mitchell was arrested and taken to hospital. He’s
facing charges of break and enter, robbery, aggravated assault and other

The investigation is ongoing.


The Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame says Paula Napke-Flanagan, Willaim Maxwell
Aitken, John Sullivan, Rich Leggatt, Ashlin Adams, Laurie Gregan and Patrick
Joseph “Herman” Wrigley will be inducted to the wall on Friday, February 15th
at the Rodd Miramichi Inn.

Tickets for the dinner are available at both Beaubear Credit Union branches.


Miramichi-based 2019 Team NB Canada Winter Games Biathlon members will be
going to the Canada Winter Games in Alberta.

They are Nick St-Germain, Lauren Martin, Emma Septon, and Susan Clancy.