October 18, 2019 | by: johnoshea

99.3 The River News – Oct 18, 2019

(FROM MBS NEWSROOM)

WISH WALK

The Childrens Wishmaker walk returns to Miramichi this weekend. The walk
helps the Childrens Wish Foundation grant thousands of wishes every year in
Canada. This year’s walk takes place tomorrow (Sat) at the Lindon Rec Centre
with registration at 10:00am. The walk itself starts at 11:00am and will be
followed by a barbecue, cake, balloon animals, prizes and more.

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Fatal-Crash

An 80-year-old man was killed Wednesday night in a single-vehicle crash on
the Acadian Peninsula.

R-C-M-P says the man was driving a vehicle that left the road, rolled and
caught fire in Black Rock. The driver from Saint-Leolin died at the scene.

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HIT AND RUN

RCMP are looking for a driver who fled after striking a pedestrian on the
Esgenoôpetitj First Nation last Saturday.

Mounties say the pedestrian was struck on Micmac road shortly before 11:30pm
Saturday night and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver left the vehicle at the scene but fled on foot. He’s described as
6’2″, 235 pounds. The vehicle inolved was a green 2006 Hyundai Elantra.

Anyone with information about the collision or the driver is asked to contact
the Neguac RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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Mi’kmaw flag

A new flagpole will be going up on Ledden Street near Ritchie Park soon. It
will be flying the Mi’kmaw flag permanently, according to the Leader.

City council voted unanimously to erect a flagpole to permanently fly the
Mi’kmaq flagas a way to boost relations with the indigenous community. There
will also be a plaque explaining the First Nation’s history in the Miramichi
region.

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Fall-Storm

Nearly 50,000 customers lost power in the Maritimes in yesterday’s wind
storm. Over 4,000 were still without electricity this morning in New
Brunswick…mainly in the southwest and northwest parts of the province…but
some around here too.

The winds in New Brunswick weren’t really strong…in the 70kph to 80kph
range…but they were enough to bring down trees that were weakened by
Dorian.

Nova Scotia had the strongest winds in the 90 to 100 kph range along the
atlantic coast but hitting 119 in Les Suetes on the west coast of Cape
Breton.

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Education reform

As Education Minister Domic Cardy moves to reform the education system in New
Brunswick, at least one expert says he’s asking the wrong people about how to
do it.

Marc Prensky, founder of the Global Future Education Foundation and
Institute, tells CBC the government should be asking students what they need
to learn….what are the problems that they see that they care about.

Prensky is one of many experts invited by the education department to discuss
a government green paper report that recommends phasing out grade levels,
using more artificial intelligence and partnerships with the private sector.

 

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Elxn-Minority

The polls are pointing to a minority government as a likely outcome of
Monday’s election. Leaders of the three main federal parties are staking out
ground for how that might work.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was side-stepping questions about Conservative
Leader Andrew Scheer’s stand that the party with the most seats in a minority
government has the right to form government. Trudeau said he is fighting to
form a majority government. Scheer tells C-T-V he believes the party with the
most seats should form government.

N-D-P Leader Jugmeet Singh let the coalition genie out of the bottle last
weekend, saying he’d ”absolutely” consider a coalition with the Liberals to
prevent Scheer from becoming prime minister. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May
says any speculation about how the country will be governed if there’s no
clear winner is premature.

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Alta-Greta

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg is bringing her fight for a
greener future to the heart of Canada’s oil and gas industry.

The 16-year-old will march from a downtown Edmonton park to a Friday climate
strike rally at the Alberta legislature. A counter-protest is also planned.

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SPORTS 1

The Timberwolves had a 4-3 win in Fredericton.

The Sea Dogs won a 2-1 shootout against the Titans in Bathurst.

In the NHL…Canadiens shut down Minnesota 4-0. Vegas clipped the Senators
3-2 in a shootout. Islanders beat Winnipeg 3-1. Flames burned the Red Wings
5-1. Canucks won a 4-3 shootout with St. Louis. Bruins lost 4-3 to the
Lightning.

The Astros beat the Yankees 8-3 to take a three game to one lead in the ALCS.