99.3 The River News – Sept 8/17

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September 8, 2017 | by: johnoshea

(NEWS STORIES PROVIDED BY MBS NEWS ROOM)

KING GEORGE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

Construction will get underway on a portion of the King George Highway next
week. Most of the work will be done during evening and overnight hours on a
section of the road from Jessiman Boulevard to the Sobeys Entrance, between
September 11th and September 25th. Some work may however take place during
the day but traffic disruption is expected to be minimal.

 

BEAVERBROOK FOUNDATION

A representative of the Beaverbrook Foundation will be in Miramichi next week
for the official signing of an agreement with the city concerning Queen
Elizabeth Park. It’s expected some funding may be announced for plaques to be
installed on park monuments during the signing event – which takes place
Tuesday at 1pm.

 

TRACADIE-SHEILA ROBBERY

A Shippigan man will be back in court today for a bail hearing after being
charged in a convenience store robbery.

A man entered a store on rue Principale in Tracadie-Sheila and confronted the
store clerk, got some cash and fled on foot. The Mounties arrested
28 year old Jocelyn Mallet later that evening in the Inkerman area.

 

PARK DAMAGE

The Neguac detachment of the RCMP is asking the public for help in solving a
vandalism case at L’Ile aux Foins park in Neguac.

Police got a report July 26th of damage to the boardwalk benches and metal
poles used to secure floating docks at the park which happened the previous
night.

RCMP are asking anyone with information to call the Neguac detachment at
506-776-3000 or Crimestoppers.

 

ENERGY EAST DELAY

TransCanada wants to suspend its application to build the 15.7-billion-dollar
Energy East pipeline.

The Calgary company is asking the National Energy Board for a 30-day
suspension for the proposed 45-hundred-kilometre pipeline to carry crude from
Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada.

It wants to study how the board’s decision last month — to consider the
Energy East’s contribution to upstream and downstream greenhouse gas
emissions — will affect costs, schedules and viability.

TransCanada warns the entire project could be cancelled.

 

ILLEGAL HUNTING

Hunting infractions in New Brunswick are at a five year high.

Enforcement officials told the Telegraph-Journal there’s been a 40% increase
in the number of illegal hunting incidents in the past season with 839
infractions.

 

SPORTS

The Fisher Cats and Ironmen were rained out again last night for the first
game of their senior baseball semi-final.  The Game will go tonight at 7:30
at Ironmen Field.

In baseball….the Yankees plucked the Orioles apart 9-1. The Blue Jays and
Red Sox both had the night off.

The Patriots lost their opening game of the NFL season badly…42-27 to
Kansas City.

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