Bail de­nied

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A Cor­ner Brook man ac­cused of as­sault­ing a woman with weapons has been de­nied bail. Benny Arthur Roberts, 37, was ar­rested and taken into cus­tody this past week­end for the as­saults al­leged to have taken place last Satur­day.

On June 6 the mis­sus and I were ris­ing to make ready to be among the first in what turned out to be a long line of prospec­tive pa­tients for one Dr. Raafat Ade­lal­shalid, a new fam­ily physi­cian set­ting up prac­tice through West­ern Health in Cor­ner Brook.

By the time we made it out­side the Cor­ner Brook phar­macy where the sign-ons were hap­pen­ing in­side, join­ing the an­tic­i­pated lineup just af­ter around 8 a.m., barely 14 fine folk were ahead of us. By the time we were ex­it­ing the build­ing about an hour or so later, an­other 100 prospects were mov­ing to­ward the front of the line.

There is a con­tin­ued short­age of clin­i­cal physi­cians and a grow­ing list of el­derly sick folk. There was even a baby in line.

Fish­ery

On Satur­day, the fourth day of the 2017 recre­ational ground­fish open­ing was look­ing only so far, so good. There were mixed re­sults re­ported, in­clud­ing a foul taste as cod feed on some­thing less nu­tri­tious in the wake of dwin­dled caplin stocks.

The ex­cite­ment around the size of fish be­ing caught this year may gain some no­to­ri­ety among the high­lights of the McIvers Come Home Year Fam­ily Fish­ing Derby, July 23-29.

The McIvers Come Home Year 2017 Com­mit­tee re­leased its much-an­tic­i­pated cal­en­dar to reg­is­trants on so­cial me­dia this week. More than 500 reg­is­tered res­i­dents and some 1,200 ex­pa­tri­ate fam­ily mem­bers plan­ning on mak­ing their way back to McIvers for the July 22 kick­off to a cel­e­bra­tion of cul­ture, her­itage and newly-found op­por­tu­nity are hop­ing to take part in events for peo­ple of all ages.

The 2017 beau­ti­fi­ca­tion project and the list of so­cia­ble events con­nected with the home­com­ing were made pos­si­ble by the luck of the vol­un­teer-driven Chase The Ace fundraiser.

Fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing a legacy band­stand where dozens of pro­fes­sional and am­a­teur per­form­ers will take to the stage, have been added to the good and use­ful beau­ti­fi­ca­tions al­ready put in place or may yet to come.

A com­plete re­fit of the lo­cal chil­dren’s play­ground, other new ad­di­tions and im­prove­ments to ex­ist­ing sport venues, an up­graded water­front dock and boat launch­way, as well as the pro­vi­sion of fund­ing en­abling ceme­tery and se­niors’ club re­fur­bish­ments, are trib­utes the sup­port the project was given by lo­cal peo­ple and folk from around the re­gion and the prov­ince.

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