April 20-21, 2014
LAND CLAIM DETAILS TUESDAY
An announcement is being held Tuesday to provide details of a land claim for the Metepenagiag First Nation.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and Miramichi MP Tilly O'Neil Gordon are expected to attended.
The land claim affects about 3,000 acres.
The announcement is at 3 pm at the Metepenagiag Heritage park.
FLOODING STILL A TREAT TO NB RESIDENTS
Flooding remains the major concern in the province again this week. With seasonal temperatures forecasted, the province says water levels will remain high and above the flood stage.
There was some good news on the weekend. Route 8 from Boiestown to Fredericton reopened after being closed for several days due to water.
However, there is still concerns over ice jams in the Boiestown area and in Doaktown, which is under a voluntary evacuation order.
In other areas of the province a large ice jam broke into two blocks Sunday morning on the Upper St. John River and residents in the Perth-Andover area continue to keep a watchful eye on ice jams and high water levels in that area. A voluntary evacuation order remains in place there as well.
WOMAN FACING MISCHIEF CHARGES
A 34-year-old woman is in trouble after being arrested early Saturday morning.
The Miramichi Police Force says the woman allegedly caused a disturbance at a King George Highway bar. After being taken into custody, police say she caused damage to her holding cell.
She is now facing charges of mischief.
POWWOW RETURNS FOR THIRD YEAR
The fishermen's Pow Wow will be returning to Miramichi this summer from June 30 to July 1st.
It will be the third year fo the event creatd by Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustine to bring together First Nations and non-First Nations fishermen after a conflict on Miramichi Bay that lead to violence in 12 years ago.
Coordinator Tara Levi said the event is already yielding results.
Like in past years the event will feature music, dancing, a sunrise ceremony, parade of boats, crafts and displays.