Dec. 10, 2013
PROVINCE INTRODUCES CATASTROPHIC DRUG PLAN
The province announced its catastrophic drug plan this afternoon.
Health Minister Hugh Flemming made the announcement in Fredericton and said the plan will allow New Brunswickers to afford prescription drugs, based on their ability to pay.
People can begin to voluntarily enroll on May 1. The cost will range from $800 to $2,000 per year, although low income people will be subsidized 100 per cent.
Anyone without a private drug plan will be made to join beginning April 1 of 2015.
Approximately 70,000 New Brunswick families are withouth prescription drug coverage.
PARENTS WANT STUDENTS TO REMAIN AT IAN BAILLE
Parents who attended a Home and School and PSSC at Ian Baille on Sunday say they are in favor of students remaining at the school.
At a meeting last Wednesday, parents were given two options to deal with a mould problem at the primary school. One is stay and hope the problem is confined to the gym. The other is temporarily move the children to Dr. Losier until repairs are made.
The parents views will be shared with the Education Minister.
DRUGS SEIZED AT ATLANTIC INSTITUTION
Correctional Services Canada is reporting that a visitor to the Atlantic Instituation in Renous was caught trying to smuggle in drugs this past Friday.
The seizure includined 84 grams of hash, 45.6 grams of has oil, 20 6 mg hydromorphone caplets and 20 4 mg hydromorphone caplets.
The Institutional value was estimated between 15 and 20 thousand dollars.
DRINKING & DRIVING DISPLAY AT MIRAMICHI CHRYSLER
We are well into the holiday party season and the Miramichi Police Force, Teens Against Drinking and Driving and Miramichi Chrysler are teaming up to encourage people not to drink and drive.
From tomorrow until Friday, there will be an anti-drinking and driving display set up in the Miramichi Chrysler show room.
The display will consist of a police vehicle, promotional signage and materials.
Everyone is encouraged to stop by and check out the display and help spread the message not to drink and drive.
THERIAULT MAY RUN IN MIRAMICHI: MP LEBLANC
Although he isn't commenting, there are rumblings that former New Brunswick premier Camille Theriault will run for Miramichi in the next federal election.
In an interview earlier this week, MP Dominic LeBlanc said Theriault was considering a run but so far the former premier isn't commenting.
If he does run, the 58-year-old who served as premier following Frank McKenna, would be in tough against popular incumbent Tilly O'Neill-Gordon.
WOMAN SURRENDERS LICENSE IN COURT AFTER DUI
A 57-year-old White Rapids woman had to go into her purse and surrender her license in front of a packed courtroom this afternoon after pleading guilty to drunk driving.
Judith Ann Dixon was riding an ATV when she left an event at the Renous Rec back in August. A male passenger on the bike was not wearing a helmet.
Police pulled her over, but only after she made tried to get away.
She had her license suspended for one year and was fined $1150.
LIBERALS UPSET ABOUT ADVERTISMENTS
The opposition liberals are calling on the Alward government to stop using taxpayer money for what they say are partisan political ads.
The criticism comes from a new advertisment that focuxes on people leaving New Brunswick to work elsewhere in Canada and the need for economic development here.
In a release, the liberals say the ads are actually discouraging people from staying or investing in the province.