99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – OCT. 4/17

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October 4, 2017 | by: johnoshea

(NEWS STORIES PROVIDED BY MBS NEWSROOM)

FATAL CRASH

A 41-year-old man from Miramichi has died after his vehicle collided with a
dump truck in Renous yesterday morning.

RCMP say the crash happened on highway 8 shortly after 7:00am. He was taken
to hospital but later died from his injuries. The driver of the dump truck
was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The cause of the crash is still
under investigation.

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PILOT PLANE PARACHUTE FOUND

It has been nearly six decades since Royal Canadian Navy Lt. William Thomas
Barry Troy vanished off the coast of Florida.

The 29-year-old Chatham pilot, known to loved ones as Barry, took off from an
aircraft carrier but never arrived at the naval air station in Mayport,
Florida. He was presumed killed in a , but neither his body nor the plane
wreckage were ever found. After Hurricane Irma poundedf Florida a park ranger
came across a pile of debris that washed ashore, including parachute rigging,
some metal pieces and a parachute harness with the words “Lt. (P) Troy”
inscribed on it.

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ATCON AUDITOR GENERAL

The auditor general says a government loan given to Atcon had no hope of
saving the struggling company because it was used primarily to refinance
debt.

Kim MacPherson has released her second report into the bankruptcy of the
Miramichi-based company in 2010 after receiving a %50 million loan from the
province.

MacPherson says her audit found Atcon’s financial health was poor and she
could find no rationale for the loan. She also says extravagant expenses
were booked on company accounts as it was seeking the bailout…including a
vacation property in Aruba, jewelry, luxury car leases and the leasing of a
corporate jet.

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Pokesudie Death Court

A 34 year old Acadian Peninsula man’s murder case has been adjourned until
later this month.

A psychiatric evaluation is finished on Tom LeBouthillier and his lawyer
asked the judge for more time to go over it.

LeBouthillier, from Pokesudie, is charged with second degree murder in the
death of Steven Gauvin in a fight in a strawberry field early last month. The
judge adjourned the case until Oct. 17.

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SPORTS

The Yankees beat the Twins 8-4 in the wildcard game to move on to the A-L
divisional series against Cleveland tomorrow. The National league wildcard
game goes tonight between Colorado and Arizona.

The Leafs against the Jets is one of the opening games tonight in the NHL
regular season.

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