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Many Miramichi residents have been complaining of treacherous icy roads in
recent days but the city says there’s not much that can be done. Jay
Shanahan, Director of Public Works, tells the Leader it’s just too cold for
salt. He says salt has little effect when it’s colder that minus 10 degrees,
and mising it with sand just makes things worse as it refreezes. Even sand is
having a minimal impact on the ice. MEanwhile, Jeff Carr, the transportation
critic for the opposition conservatives, says their have been numerous
complaints from plow operators that the salt the province is getting from
Nova Scotia this year is inferior to what the province use to get from the
Potash mine in Sussex.
A two vehicle collision near Bathurst sent one person to hospital on Tuesday
morning. RCMP say crash happened on Route 11 between the Bathurst and
Berseford exits shortly before 8am. It’s believed one of the vehicles may
have been trying to make a u-turn at the time of the crash. One person was
taken to the Chaleur Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police are still investigating and say charges may be laid.
Miramichi Police were busy over the Holidays. Police dealt with a three
vehicle crash that caused minor injuries on the King George Highway near
Renaud on Christmas Eve. A 43-year-old man was arrested that same day for
stealing from the King George Superstore.
Police dealt with a 77-year-old man causing a disturbane Christamas Eve and
Christmas day at a hotel and another local business.
On Boxing Day, Miramichi police received seperate robbery and domestic
assault complaints. A 22-year-old man was taken into custody and will appear
in court for the domestic assault.
A 37-year-old woman was arrrested for impaired driving following a single
vehicle crash near the traffic circle on Route 8 on December 27th.
On the 28th; A number of items were reported stolen from unlocked vehicles
near the Old King George Highway and nearby side streets.
Three men and a woman were arrrested in three seperate incidents of theft
from the Johnson Avenue Superstore on Decemeber 29th.
A 20-year-old man was arrested on Warren Avenue on December 30th on suspicion
of impaired driving by drugs.
…and Miramichi police have identified a male suspect who is now wanted in
the theft of a television from a Miramichi residence on December 31st.
CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB
The lights are back up after a challenging year for the Miramichi Cross
Country Ski Club. The clubs 26 kilometres of trails and trail lighting were
badly damaged during a storm one year ago. The club tells the Leader it took
hundreds of volunteer hours and some extra funding to repair all the damage
but the lights are now back up and the trails are free from debris. Miramichi
Cross Country Ski Club is now offerring $5 night skiing with free rentals to
try and attract skiers to return to the trails.
Forecasters are continuing to warn people in the Maritimes to brace for
another powerful storm. The storm is expected to barrel into New Brunswick,
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island tomorrow. Snow, blowing snow and rain
are likely to be accompanied by damaging winds. Environment Canada says the
system could be stronger in all three provinces than the Christmas Day blast
that left more than 150,000 customers without power in Nova Scotia.
You may want to fill up your tank today ahead of the coming storm and an
expected hike at the pumps. Most Gas price prognosticators are predicting gas
prices in the province will go up by about a cent on Thursday. Diesel is also
expected to go up by about three cents. There are, however, some who think
prices may stay stable. The price hike at the pumps over recent weeks
reflects growing demand during the cold snap that has gripped most of North
Canada breezed by Switzerland 8-2 in the quarterfinals at the World Junior
Hockey Championships. Canada now advances to face the Czech Republic in the
In the NHL;
Tampa blanked the Leafs 2-0; Montreal lost their fifth straight 4-1 to San
Jose; LA shutout Edmonton 5-0; and Vancouver lost 5-0 to Anheim
…and in the NBL the Saint John Riptide won 92-82 over the Moncton Magic.
In High School Hockey the MVHS Boys welcome Bathurst High to the Civic Centre
at 730 tonight.
In the Q’
The Moncton Wildcats are in Sydney against the Screaming Eagles;
The Sea Dogs are ho
A light night in the NHL with just two games with the struggling Senators in
Detorit and the Rangers home to Chicago.
In the NBA; The Raptors take on the Bulls in Chicago