99.3 The River News – Sept. 5/17

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September 5, 2017 | by: johnoshea

(NEWS STORIES PROVIDED BY MBS NEWSROOM)

 

MURDER CHARGES

A 34-year-old man is due to appear in court today on a second-degree murder
charge in the death of a man near Bas Caraquet.

A 27-year-old man was found dead saturday in a field in Pokesudie, and
another man was arrested.  34 year old Tom Lebouthiller was held in custody
over the weekend and will be in court in Caraquet today.

 

CABINET POST

New Brunswick’s premier says a new cabinet portfolio will be part of the next
cabinet shuffle.

Brian Gallant announced the new portfolio _ to be named minister of labour,
employment and population growth _ over Labour Day weekend.

Gallany says he hopes the new portfolio will strengthen the provincial
government’s relationship with the labour movement.

Gallant hinted during a recent caucus retreat that a cabinet shuffle is
coming soon, but said no timetable has been set.

 

NAFTA DISCUSSION GETS HEATED

Canada’s push to get climate action included in a revamped NAFTA is turning
into a heated domestic dispute, just as it debuts at the official negotiating
table.

A schedule obtained by The Canadian Press shows the environment was under
discussion for seven hours in Mexico City yesterday, and will be on the
docket again today.

Conservative M-P Erin O’Toole has suggested climate change is a mere
“trinket” better left to the sidelines. Environment Minister Catherine
McKenna shot back, tweeting the government will continue to stand up for
Canadian values “at home and abroad.”

 

SPORTS

The best of seven New Brunswick Senior Baseball League semi final between Moncton Fisher Cats and Chatham Miramichi Honda Ironmen opens Wednesday night at 7:30 at Ironmen Field.
In the event of rain the series begins the first fine night. Person for the Ironmen and Lund for the Fisher Cats is the expected pitching matchup.

On the diamonds…Toronto handled Boston 10-4 at Fenway. The Yankees took
down the Orioles 7-4.

In the CFL…Hamilton finally won it’s first game of the season but just
barely 24-22 over the Argos. Calgary downed Edmonton easily 39-18.

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