99.3 The River News – Sept. 1/17

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September 1, 2017 | by: johnoshea

(NEWS STORIES PROVIDED BY MBS NEWSROOM)

DRUG CHARGES

A Fredericton man is facing more charges in Miramichi court in connection
with drug overdoses on the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation.

Jesse Joe was convicted earlier this week of drug trafficking. Now he’s
facing more trafficking chargbes and one of criminal negligence causing
death.

Joe was charged in connection with drug containing fentanyl being distributed
on the First Nation and the death of one woman from an overdose.

 

Rotary Club Accessible Park Ribbon Cutting

The Rotary Club of Chatham held the official ribbon cuttin on the brand new
accessible park installed at Ritchie Wharf yesterday evening.

In a news release, the Rotary club thanked Deputy Mayor Brian King and
Councillors Tony Walsh and Billy Fleiger for coming out and supporting the
Chatham Rotary club. Club president, Chris Kidney, gave an inspiring speech
about the park which is designed to welcome all children and their family
members with or without disabilities.

 

BATHURST AGREEMENT

Firefighters in Bathurst have ratified a new collective agreement. CUPE Local
3040 says in a release that the firefighters voted in favour of the
three-year deal. Firefighters in Bathurst will see a 2.5% wage increase in
each year of the deal along with physical fitness and ‘health and safety’
provisions.

 

SCHOOL BUSES

RCMP are reminding drivers of the rules as students get ready to return to
school next week.

Police are reminding drivers that you must slow to 30km in school zones, stop
in both directions and not pass school buses displaying red flashing lights;
and treat all street corners as intersections where buses may stop to pick up
or drop off students.

By the way, for the first time, some of those school buses will be electric.

 

SPORTS

On the diaminds, the Blue Jays outslugged the Orioles 11-8. The Yankees beat
the Red Sox 6-2.

In the NFL…the Red Blacks thumped Montreal 32-4.

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