July 20, 2020 | by: Michelle Roy

99.3 The River News—-July 20th, 2020

ALL STORIES FROM MBS NEWSROOM

 

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MOTORCYCLE FATAL         

 

A 33-year-old man has died following a collision between his motorcycle and a car in Carlow.

RCMP were called to the community near Florenceville-Bristol around 6pm Saturday evening to an accident involving a car and motorcycle.

The driver of the bike was taken to Upper River Hospital where he died due to his injuries. The driver and sole occupant of the car was not injured.

Police say the investigation into the accident is ongoing and offered no further details

 

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DRUG CHARGES                       –

 

RCMP have charged two people have drug searches in the Miramichi area.

Police say on Friday they executed a search warrant at a home on Metepenagiag First Nation seizing a quantity of various drugs and cash. A 49-year-old woman was arrested.

Later that day a warrant was served at a residence on Boom Road where more drugs and cash were found along with an unsecured shotgun. A 46-year-old was arrested.

Police say in both cases the two individuals arrested were the only ones home at the time of the searches and drugs seized are believed to be cocaine, methamphetamines and opiates.

 

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LAND TRUST                 

 

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick has set some lofty goals looking to raise 10-million-dollars and almost double its land holdings by 2030.

CEO of the Trust Renata Woodward tells CBC the plan comes in the wake of decisions by Ottawa and the Province to protect more land in government hands.

Woodward says their organization works with private landowners to protect land that is deemed vulnerable or important.

The campaign has been underway for about a year and already conserved a thousand acres with focus on the upper and lower St. John River Valley, the St. Croix River and most coastlines.

 

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ANIMAL ABUSE    

 

Saint John Police are investigating a possible animal abuse case after viral social media videos showed a person punching and kicking a dog.

The videos have been shared hundreds of times on multiple platforms prompting a release from the force saying they along with the SPCA are aware and investigating.

There appear to be four short videos set in a dark room with loud music playing… the person attacks the dog causing it to cower and whine.

No date appeared on the videos and people claiming to know those involved have published personal details about those alleged to have committed the act.

 

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COVID UPDATE   

 

New Brunswick reported one new case yesterday, but was the only province in the Atlantic bubble to have a new case of COVID-19 over the weekend.

The person who is in their 50s is a close contact to a recently confirmed travel case and is self-isolating. There are now four active cases in  New Brunswick.

Nova Scotia is down to two active cases after reporting no new infections for the last four days.

PEI has seven active cases as people begin to recover from the recent outbreak and Newfoundland/Labrador has no active cases after nine-days of no new infections.

Nationally we added close to 11-hundred cases over the weekend surpassing 110-thousand, along with 25 virus related deaths bringing that number to 8852.

 

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SALMON POOLS REOPEN

 

Anglers can head out along the Miramichi to their favourite fishing holes…except for a couple.

DFO has reopened 27 of 30 cold-water salmon pools on the Miramichi system which were closed last month because of warm water.

Three pools, however, will remain closed until the end of the year, according to the Leader…pools on the Northwest Miramichi at the mouth of Sutherland Brook and the mouth of Wilson Brook, know as the Bear Den and the Quarryville Brook on the Southwest Miramichi near the Quarryville bridge.

 

 

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BUS ROLLOVER                     

 

The R-C-M-P is investigating the deadly crash of a glacier sightseeing bus at one of the most popular attractions in the Rocky Mountains.

Three people were killed after the big-wheeled ice explorer ended up on its roof at the Columbia Icefields Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses report seeing a rock-slide at the time of the accident.

Alberta Heath Services says 24 patients were taken to hospitals in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Calgary and Banff, 14 of them with life-threatening injuries.

Five others are in serious condition, while the remaining five are listed as stable.