99.3 The River News – Sept. 4/17

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September 4, 2017 | by: johnoshea

(NEWS STORIES PROVIDED BY MBS NEWSROOM)

HARVEY RELIEF

The Trudeau government has sent a military cargo plane loaded with
humanitarian supplies to hurricane-ravaged Texas. The Ontario and Quebec
governments are also chipping in with relief aid.

The plane, filled with supplies including baby formula, blankets and cribs,
took off Sunday from C-F-B Trenton for an airforce base near San Antonio. The
American embassy in Ottawa expressed gratitude for Canada’s support.

 

TRUDEAU NORTH KOREA

The prime minister says North Korea’s latest nuclear test and aggressive
missile testing program represents a clear threat to the safety and security
of its neighbours and the international community.

Justin Trudeau is calling on the United Nations to take further steps to
contain the country’s nuclear proliferation efforts. The U-N Security Council
has scheduled an emergency meeting for today.

 

ACADIAN PENINSULA MURDER

A man is sitting in custody on the Acadian peninsula after the death of
another man near Bas Caraquet.

Two men were seen fighting in a blueberry field in Pokesudie Saturday
afternoon. When RCMP arrived they found a 27 year old man dead and arrested
34 year old Tom Lebouthiller. He’ll be in court tomorrow on a second degree
murder charge.

 

PREMIER TWEET

Economic Council board chair Marie Chamberland is taking the premier to task
over a recent tweet.

The tweet from the premier’s office said that New Brunswick has hit its
lowest unemployment rate since comparable data became available in 1976. But,
critics contends that is only because of a drop in the size of the labour
force, the number of people living in the province that have a job, or are
looking to be hired. Stats Can says 61 hundred people left the labour force
last month.

 

FRENCH IMMERSION

The province has hired 15 mentors to will help teachers deliver early
immersion classes to Grade 1 this September.

An earlier Liberal government cut Grade 1 French immersion in 2008 and moved
it to Grade 3, saying the results for students who had started in Grade 1
immersion weren’t good enough.

The opposition Tories aren’t too happy about the grade one program, pointing
out it will cost taxpayers about $3.5 million.

 

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES COMMISSIONER CONCERNED

New Brunswick’s commissioner of official languages has “major concerns” about
the provincial government’s decision to hand management of extramural and
Tele-Care services over to the private sector.

Medavie Health Services New Brunswick will take over the home health-care
program and 811 health advice line on January 1st.

Katherine d’Entremont is calling on the province to clarify the “measures
planned to guarantee the respect of citizens’ language rights as well as to
ensure the vitality of the two official languages.”

 

BORDER PADDLE BOAT

The R-C-M-P says a 50-year-old New Brunswick man has admitted conspiring to
smuggle an Ecuadorian woman into the U-S on a paddle boat.

The woman entered Maine illegally via the Saint John River in July of last
year.

She was nabbed by American authorities soon after.

Baker Brook resident Richard Cyr pleaded guilty to human smuggling and was
fined four-thousand dollars, plus a surcharge.

 

 

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