99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – OCT. 5/17

October 5, 2017 | by: johnoshea

(NEWS STORIES PROVIDED BY MBS NEWS ROOM)

Centennial Bridge Open in 2018

Work is progressing well on the Centennial Bridge and Transportastion
Minister Bill Fraser says there won’t be any lane closures next year…and
the bridge will be open to full traffic sometime next month.

There will still be some overnight closures until then but Fraser says they
will be few and far between as that work progresses well.

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Judge Tells Man to Leave Miramichi

A judge ordered an Italian man to get out of Miramichi yesterday after a
domestic dispute Sunday.

74 year old Amando Di Sarra, from Rome, pleaded guilty to assaulting and
confining an Italian woman in a home here while on vacation.
Crown and defence lawyers agreed to probation for the man with a specific
order for him to leave the city by last night…and don’t come back.

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NURSING HOME INFO

A public information session with government representatives will be held
today in Miramichi to discuss plans for new nursing home beds.

Lisa Harris, Minister of Seniors and Long Term Care, and Infrastructure
minister Bill Fraser will be joined by repesentatives of Shannex to discuss
the proposal for a two location plan for the new nursing homes.

The information session will be held at 10:00am (Thur) at Tyra’s Infinity
Centre on Marina Drive.

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Pt. LEPREAU

The province says the Point Lepreau nuclear generating station has been
temporarily taken off-line due to an equipment issue.

Officials did not specify what equipment was involved but said the station
will be returned to service and reconnected to the grid as soon as the issue
has been investigated and resolved.

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POPULATION BUMP

New Brunswick’s population has increased by 5,700 people over the last two
years.

Stats-Can says it’s one of the lowest growth rates in Canada, but a big
improvement over the previous three years, which saw steady declines.

International immigrants, including refugees, are behind much of the
increase, along with people moving home from Alberta, due to that province’s
struggling economy.

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SPORTS

JMH girls varsity soccer defeated Caraquet(PLM) on the road Wednesday
night 1-0. Lone goal was scored by Julianne MacCallum, and Nancy McLean
recorded the shutout. Next game is Wednesday October 11th at the new turf
field with game time at 4:30.

The Leafs beat Winnipeg 7-2 to open their NHL season. The Oilers shut down
calgary 3-0.

In the National League wildcard game Arizona topped the Rockies 11-8…and
will play the Dodgers in the divisional series.

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