September 9, 2019 | by: Michelle Roy

99.3 THE RIVER NEWS SEPT 9TH

FROM MBS NEWSROOM

 

DORIAN

Miramichi didn’t fare to badly in this massive storm. We were on the edge of
Dorian but still got about 115 mm of rain. The winds weren’t too bad here
peaking around 54kph.

Officials report the catch basins and storm drains did their job in
controlling the deluge.

Just a few people around Miramichi lost their lights in the storm and crews
had them fixed fairly quickly…then they head south to help in the hardest
hit areas aroud Greater Moncton, southeastern New Brunswick and through to
Saint John.

There were still about 15,000 people without power this morning.

The storm forced cancellation of the first game of the Senior Baseball League
semi-final between the Ironmen and Fisher Cats. They’ll play that this
evening at Ironmen Field.

 

BOATS WRECKED

Coastal areas were the hardest hit because of storm surge and the winds.

Gerry O’Brien, manager of the Shediac Bay Yacht Club, watched on Saturday
night as the wind and waves tossed boats around washing them up high and dry
on the rocks. About 60 boats, power and sail, were tangled up in a mess
yesterday after the wharves broke up.


DOUBLE DEATH-DIEPPE

The RCMP is investigating after the bodies of a man and woman were found
inside a home in Dieppe.

Police were called to the house on Amirault Street around noon Saturday. They
found the bodies of a 74 year old woman and 78-year-old man. Their deaths are
considered suspicious but the Mounties don’t believe this was random. They
haven’t said anything about suspects yet.

They are asking anyone who may have seen anything in that area around noon
Aaturday to call Codiac RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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BODY FOUND IN SAINT JOHN

It’s not known if it is related to the storm…but a body was recovered from
the Little River Reservoir Saturday morning.

Police found an unattended vehicle in the parking lot and started a search.
The Telegraph-Journal reports a body was found a short time later. The
police Major Crime Unit is investigating. No name or even age has been
released yet.

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HEAD ON FATAL

A head-on crash has claimed the life of a 28-year-old man from Bouctouche.

R-C-M-P say the crash happened Friday in Bouctouche Cove on Route 515.

Police say an eastbound car hit a westbound pickup — and the driver of the
car died at the scene.

The RCMP says speed may have been a factor in the crash.

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GROCERY FIRE

A grocery store on the Acadian Peninusla burned to the ground overnight on
Thursday.

CBC reports …… firefighters from five different dpeartments responded to
the blaze shortly after midnight in Saint Leolin, just west of Caraquet.

It was fully engulfed by the time they arrived on scene.

No one was hurt but the building was a complete loss.

The CRRL supermarket only opened in the community less than two years ago, in
Dccember of 2017, after the previous owners went out of buisness the year
before.

 

IN SPORTS

The Miramichi Honda Ironmen open their best of seven NBSBL semifinals tonight at 7:30 at Ironmen Field vs the Moncton Fisher Cats.
The expected pitching matchup is Johnson vs Feser.

 

The Rays downed the Blue Jays 8-3 in Tampa Bay. Yankees pounded the Red Sox
10-5.

Rafael Nadal won the U-S Open beating Russian Daniil Medvedev (DAN’-ihl
MEHD’-veh-dehv) in a five set marathon.

The Patriots opened their season by easily handling Pittsburgh 33-3.