99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – OCT. 10/17

October 10, 2017 | by: johnoshea



A teen is due in court in Miramichi today after a shooting Friday night that
sent another teen to hospital.

A 15 year old boy was shot in a Water Street residence and taken to hospital
with serious wounds. Police arrested two 17 year olds…a boy and girl. He’s
due in court today.

A fugitive from Quebec may be in the Miramichi area.

Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for 27 year old Isaac
Moffat-Swasson, who is wanted in connection with a custodial situation.
Police issued a release on the weekend that the man, from the Listiguj First
Nation across the border from Campbellton, was seen in the city.

Moffat-Swasson is 6’1”, 200 pounds with prominent tattoos on his face and
shaved head.

RCMP say he should not be approached. Anyopne seeing him is asked to call
RCMP, Miramichi police or Crimestoppers.




Police are still investigating a couple of weekend accidents.

A woman was taken to hospital after a single vehicle crash Saturday on
Islandview Drive after her car hit a tree. The woman’s injuries described as

They also responded to another single vehicle accident where a pickup rolled
at the intersection of Rt 117 and University Ave. That driver was treated for
slight injuries.
Gun store heist

There was a heavy police presence in the McAdam area yesterday morning after
the alarm went off at a large gun store.

Police arrested a man who was in the area, but they aren’t confirming if any
charges have been filed. They aren’t saying much at all about the incident
and haven’t confirmed if any weapons were stolen or whether they are looking
for anyone else.


The number of people who identify as middle-class is shrinking in Canada,
while those who identify as working class has spiked.

An Ekos-Canadian Press survey indicates the number of people who
self-identify as middle class sits at 43%…the lowest number since 2002.

At the same time, the incidence of those in the working class has nearly
doubled, with the survey showing 37% of respondents referring to themselves
as working class.


The Leafs clipped Chicago 4-3 in overtime. The Flames downed the Ducks 2-0.
Winnipeg took the Oilers 5-2.

The Red Sox are out of the playoffs, losing 5-4 to Houston. The Yankees are
still alive downing Cleveland 7-3 to force a deciding game five in their

In football…Edmonton beat the Alouettes 42-24.

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