September 26, 2019 | by: johnoshea

99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – SEPT 26 2019

(FROM MBS NEWSROOM)

INMATE DEATH

Another inmate has died at the prison in Renous.

Correctional Services Canada says the 22 year old man died almost a week ago
but only made the announcement yesterday. They aren’t releasing any details
about what happened…just that the young man had been serving a three year
sentence since late 2016 for robbery.

Police and the coroner have been notified.

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Road work

There’s some more roadwork to warn you about this morning.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure says work on the Burnt
Land Brook Bridge on Route 8 in Boiestown will reduce it to one lane starting
today and lasting until the end of October. They are repairing the concrete
beams.

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Car fires

Miramichi police are investigating car fires Tuesday night.

They were called to a car fire on Mary Street around 10:00pm and found two
parked Canada Post vans on fire. Both were destroyed.

It’s believed the fires were deliberately set and they are asking the public
with any information to call Miramichi police or Crimestoppers.

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NO DRONES FOR MOOSE

The Minister of Energy and Resource is letting people know using a drone to
hunt moose or any animal is illegal.

Mike Holland tells CBC there isn’t specific language in the Wildlife Act
about drones, but the government classes them as aircraft, which is no
allowed.

Reaction is mixed amongst hunters with some saying its just another tool like
trail cams or deer stand video, while others say the eye in the sky is just
cheating.

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NO DRONES FOR MOOSE

The Minister of Energy and Resource is letting people know using a drone to
hunt moose or any animal is illegal.

Mike Holland tells CBC there isn’t specific language in the Wildlife Act
about drones, but the government classes them as aircraft, which is no
allowed.

Reaction is mixed amongst hunters with some saying its just another tool like
trail cams or deer stand video, while others say the eye in the sky is just
cheating.

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ELECTION UPDATE

Green Party leader Elizabeth May was defending her universal pharmacare
program. May acknowledged the nearly $27-billion cost is high, but the
program is essential to Canadian’s health.

Andrew Sheer was in Quebec talking about the Tories Green Energy plan which
Justin Trudeau in B.C dubbed the do nothing approach to climate change.

People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier spent the day in B.C. where he made
comments calling 16-year-old environmentalist Greta Thunberg a fear monger
and radical.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was also in BC saying he would not have bought the
Transmountain pipeline and would have to look carefully at plans to expand it
if elected to government.

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SPORTS

The Fisher Cats and Royals were cancelled again last night because of wet
field conditions. They’ll try to get game four in tonight in Fredericton and
game five at Kiwanis Park tomorrow evening.

In the majors…the Blue Jays edged the Orioles 3-2. The Red Sox pounded the
Rangers 10-3. Rays shut down the Yankees 4-0.

In the NHL exhibition action…the Leafs blanked the Habs 3-0. Bruins downed
the Devils 2-0. Senators beat the Canucks 6-2.