June 6, 2019 | by: johnoshea

99.3 The River News – June 6, 2019


House fire

Nobody was hurt in a house fire in Newcastle late yesterday.

No one was in the building in the 500 block of King George Highway when the
flames erupted around 5:30, blocking the road to all traffic for some time.

While no one was injured, the Leader reports fire fighters had a tough time
not overheating in their heavy gear and relatively warm weather.

Chase charges

A 23-year-old man remains in custody for now after a police chase Monday

Tommy Comeau of Brantville is facing several charges including failing to
stop for police, impaired driving and assault wth a weapon. Tracadie RCMP
got a call about a speeding car passing vehicles illegally on Route 11.

Mounties spotted the car but it refused to stop until they laid down a spike
belt but that didn’t satop it. The car hit a police cruiser and then a fence
and tree. Then the driver took off running but was quickly caught.

Comeau remains in custody until a bail hearing Monday.



A wildlife protection group says the discovery of a dead right whale in the
Gulf of St. Lawrence is devastating.

Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society says the loss of even one
of the whales takes a toll on the endangered population.

Wimmer says the federal fisheries department is working to recover the dead
whale spotted by a surveillance flight yesterday so a necropsy can be
conducted to try to determine why it died.


History is being remembered today as the 75th Anniversary of D-Day is being
marked in Europe.

This morning thousands of Canadian, British and American soldiers were
fighting on the beaches of Normandy.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a ceremony in Portsmouth, U-K, on the
eve of the massive operation.

Trudeau and other world leaders paid tribute to the veterans on hand, most
now in their 90s, and the men and women who fought in that conflict to free
the world of tyranny.



Indigenous leaders are denouncing the New Brunswick government’s decision to
allow shale gas development in the Sussex region.

The organization representing Mi’kmaq chiefs says the decision was made in
secret without any consultation and is a violation of past government
commitments to Aboriginal populations. But Premier Blaine Higgs says his
government made a commitment in this year’s Throne Speech to lift the
moratorium on shale gas development in the area and the move is in line with
past Conservative support of the process.



Residents of the province will be able to purchase beer in select grocery
stores starting in October.

It says locally produced beer will be available in grocery stores on a
phased-in basis and product offerings are also being expanded to include
ready-to-drink products and an updated wine selection.

Finance Minister Ernie Steeves says NB Liquor is responsibly “adapting and
responding” to consumers’ demands.

N-B Liquor says 66 grocery outlets in the province are currently allowed to
sell cider and wine.

Measles vaccine

The government is loosening up restrictions on the MMR vaccine, according to

The Central Serum Depot is filling back orders in all regions of the province
and it will be available again soon at doctor’s offices..not just through
public health clinics.

Public Health had been rationing the supply to deal with the ongoing measles
outbreak in the Saint John health region…

reserving shots just for those considered most at risk – infants or those who
had contact with someone with the measles.


An obstetrics nurse accused of giving women a labour-inducing drug without
following proper protocols has denied all allegations made against her in a
class action lawsuit.

The nurse, identified as Nicole Ruest, worked at the Horizon Health
Network in Moncton, which has also denied all allegations of negligence.

The representative plaintiff in the case is Jayde Scott, a mother of twins,
who launched the class-action lawsuit in April.

The 26-year-old Moncton woman was given oxytocin through an
I-V, which created a drop in the fetal heart rate of her twin daughters.

Charges in attack on nurse

An Acadieville man has been formally charged with assault causing bodily harm
to a nurse.

Natasha Poirer was attacked at the Dr. Georges-L-Dumont hospital in March.
She is still recovering and hasn’t returned to work.

69 year old Bruce Randolph (Randy) Van Horlick, 69, will enter a plea July

Poirier’s family, friends and nurses packed the courtroom. Outside the
courthouse, more nurses demonstrated against all violence against nurses on
the job…not just this case.

Parlee advisory

The first “no swimming advisory” of the season has been issued at Parlee

It was posted after a water sample earlier this week showed an indicator of
fecal contamination, according to the Tmes and Transcript. An advisory
doesn’t mean the beach is closed…just that swimmers must assume the risk if
they go in the water. The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
recommends swimmers not ingest water and keep their body or face from being
immersed or frequently wetted by spray….and people with open sores avoid
the water.

The first advisory wasn’t triggered last year until June 21st.




The Chatham Miramichi Honda Ironmen hold
their home opener game on Thursday at 7:30.

They will take on the Moncton Fisher Cats.

The opening includes a tribute to the North Shore Regiment and their 1942
Championship team.



The Raptors have taken a two game to one lead in the NBA Final, shocking the
Warriors in Sacramento 123-109. Kawai Leonard had 30 points and Kyle Lowry

On the diamonds…the Blue Jays rallied to beat the Yankees 11-7. The Red Sox
shut down the Royals 8-0.