June 7, 2019 | by: johnoshea

99.3 The River News – June 7, 2019

(FROM MBS NEWSROOM)

EEL GROUND CRAB FISHERY

Eel Ground First Nation is calling on the Trudeau government to honor treaty
rights and allow them access to the snow crab fishery.

In a release the band says their traps have been seized by DFO and attempts
to gain a moderate livelihood fishery have been futile and are calling on the
government to return their traps.

Chief and Council with support of Mi’gmaq communities in New Brunswick have
now authorized a treaty fishery for snow crab in Area 12.

Eel Ground has been denied access to the fishing grounds for the last 20
years.

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NEW EEL RIVER CHIEF B

Sacha Labillois Kennedy is the new chief of Eel River First
Nation, following in the foot steps of her grandmother Margaret Labillois.

According to the Tribune, Margaret Labillois was the first woman in New
Brunswick to be named a chief of a first nations community in 1970.

Sacah says its an honor to follow in the footsteps of her grandmother and is
excited to get right to work.

The election took place on June 2 along with seven councillors. The new
council will be sworn in on June 24.

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Lotto winner

Looks as if someone in Northumberland Country is a new millionaire.

The $1 million guaranteed prize in Wednesday night’s 6-49 draw was won by a
ticket sold in Northumberland County.

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ATV DRIVER DIES AFTER HITTING MOOSE

A 66-year-old New Brunswick man has been killed in a collision between an ATV
and a moose.

Sussex R-C-M-P say they received a report of an injured woman at an ATV trail
near Martin Head.

They say she and a man had been riding the all-terrain vehicle when it
collided with a moose in a wooded area on Tuesday night.

The woman was taken to hospital for her injuries and police later located the
ATV and the body of the man from Jeffries Corner.

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FATAL CRASH

The Mounties say a 21-year-old man from Moncton has been killed in a
collision between a motorcycle and a truck.

Police say the collision early last night in Cocagne is believed to
have occurred when the southbound truck attempted to turn into a driveway and
was struck by the northbound motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle died at the scene while the truck driver
sustained minor injuries.

The Mounties say the investigation is continuing.

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Fracking

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart is defending the government’s
decision not to consult with First Nations until after the moratorium on
Fracking was partially lifted.

Stewart said in question period yesterday he will respect the government’s
legal obligations to consult First Nations…but he said that obligation only
kicked in after the cabinet approved the order-in-council allowing for
fracking in the Sussex area.

Mi’kmaw chiefs had complained they were blind-sided by the plan to partially
lift the province-wide moratorium.

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WHALE FOUND

The carcass of the dead Right Whale spotted drifting in the Gulf of St
Lawrence earlier this week has been found.

The nine year old whale known to researchers as Wolverine is secured off
Miscou Island awaiting a neck-ropsy expected to take place today.

Wolverine had distinctive scars on it’s tail from a boat strike it survived
early in its life and it had also survived three different entanglements in
fishing gear.

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Trudeau at Juno

The prime minister says the world we live in is only possible due to the
sacrifices of Canadian and other Allied soldiers during the Second World War.

Veterans, students and politicians from Canada marked 75 years since the
invasion of France at Juno Beach, where 359 Canadians died. Trudeau said the
legacy of those veterans lives in actions taken by their descendents to make
the world a better place and ensure its safety.

Despite their advanced age, many of the veterans taking part in ceremonies
said they are determined to ensure that their sacrifice, and those of their
comrades who died in battle 75 years ago, is remembered.

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SPORTS

The Blues took the lead in the Stanley Cup final three games to two by
beating the Bruins 2-1 on a controversial third period goal.

The Yankees beat the Blue Jays 6-2. Red Sox beat the Royals 7-5.

The Argos beat the Ti-Cats 30-23 and Montreal tied the Red Blacks 202-20 in
the final pre-season games before teams have to make their final cuts
tomorrow.

Keegan Bradley is the first-round leader at the R-B-C Canadian Open after
firing a 7-under 63 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Canadian Nick Taylor
is one stroke back.