99.3 THE RIVER NEWS – SEPT 7/17

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September 7, 2017 | by: johnoshea

(NEWS STORIES PROVIDED BY MBS NEWSROOM)

PAYROLL CENTRE APOLOGY

Workers at the Public Service Pay Centre in Miramichi received an official
apology this week from a senior official with the Public Service Alliance of
Canada.

The officals were here to talk to staff about new provisions on recruiting
and retaining staff…but they also offered a face to face apology for
remarks by a union official in Ottawa who blamed the problems with the
Phoenix Pay System on employees at the Miramichi centre.

 

LOBSTER THEFT

Two of four people charged in the theft of a millions worth of frozen
lobsters in Caraquet last year have had their cases adjourned.

52 year old Dyno Facchino and 42-year-old Claude Robert, both from Quebec,
had been scheduled to enter pleas in court in Caraquet this week but their
case was set over to October 3rd so lawyers can continue discussions with the
Crown.

R-C-M-P said they believed the theft of the lobster and a transport truck was
connected to a larger crime ring that was targeting cargo shipments in both
Quebec and New Brunswick.

 

SENIOR CARE

The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation has teamed juhp with an Ontario
group to establish a new $1.8 million fund to spur innovation in senior’s
care.

The Leader reports the Senior’s Care Strategic Innovation Fund was announced
at Miramichi Regional Hospital Tuesday. Matching funds of up to $200,000 per
project will be offered to qualified applicants, with the goal of getting
innovative products and services to make a difference in the lives of seniors.

 

REPLACING CF-18 JETS

The Trudeau Government is looking at alternatives to buying the Super Hornet
jets from U-S aerospace giant Boeing to replace our aging CF-18s.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the government may buy used jets from
Australia, or even extend the lives of our existing fleet of CF-18s. He told
reporters Boeing has not been a partner so Canada is looking at other
options. Boeing has filed a complaint with the U-S Commerce Department about
government subsidies to Bombardier.

 

SPORTS

The Ironmen and Fisher Cats were rained out on Wednesday evening in the first
game of their senior baseball league semi-final.  It was reschedule for this evening
(Thursday), however that has been postponed until Friday evening at 7:30.

The Red Sox downed the Blue Jays 6-1, continuing their domination over
Toronto this season. The Yankees and Orioles were rained out.

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