November 19, 2020 | by: Dave Montgomery

CKNB News November 19,2020





Although not officially cancelled it appears the traditionaly parade of

lights in Campbellton will not be going ahead this year.


According to the Tribune Downtown Campbellton president Luc Couturier told

council on Tuesday the group is planning something else festive to start the

holiday season.


Couturier kept the replacement close to his chest not revealing to council

what it would be stating it will be announced next week and should get people

in the holiday spirit.





The City of Campbellton says it is suspending the leisure card requirement

for non-city users at the Memorial Regional Civic Centre.


Mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin says the physical and mental health of all

residents in the region prevails over any other issues during these difficult



Meanwhile the city says anyone who hasn’t yet been partially reimbursed for

the cost of their 2019-2020 leisure care, after the facility was forced

closed, have until December 11th to collect their refund.




Listuguj’s AGS school has returned students to the classroom for four-days a



Most of the over 290-students had been attending the K-8 school two times a

week and learning from home the rest of the time as a pandemic measure.


According to the Tribune the new schedule will see students in class

four-days a week with Wednesday designated as the only at home study day.


Principal Jeff Grass says they are amending the schedule as there are no

active cases currently in the First Nation, but safety protocals in the

facility such as in-class recesses will remain.





With no holiday parade this year the Town of Dalhousie has put together a

decorating contest.


A release from the town says they are asking residents to adorn their houses

for Christmas to be named one of the top-three best decorated in Dalhousie.


Officials say judges will be around on the evening of December 20th to pick

the three houses and prizes will be awarded with the announcement.


Residents are also encouraged to checkout the displays within the safety of

their family unit.







NB – COVID UPD GG/NB GOV   (WED 5PM)                                          UPDATED WITH NATIONAL




Nine new cases of Covid-19 were reported in New Brunswick yesterday along

with potential Covid flight exposures.


Five of the new cases are in the Moncton Region, two in Saint John and two in

Fredericton area. The source of all nine of the infections remains under

investigation. There are now 40 active cases of the virus in the province –

30 of those have been announced in just the past five days.


Meanwhile, Public Health issued a pair of advisories for anyone on board Air

Canada flight 8954 from Winnipeg to Toronto, and Air Canada flight 8919 from

Toronto to Moncton on November 15. Anyone on board either of those flights is

advised to self-monitor ofr symptoms for 14 days.



Elsewhere in the country COVID numbers continue to surge with 5,600 new cases

added yesterday and one-hundred additional virus related deaths brining that

number to 11,186…and prompting stricter guidelines in several provinces.




NB – TRAVEL CONCERNS                                                               BILL/CBC                                                              THUR AM


With increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases both here in New Brunswick and

neighboring Nova Scotia Premier Higgs says a review of the Atlantic bubble

may be in order.


Blaine Higgs tells CBC the bubble has been beneficial to both provinces but

if widespreak community transmission started stricter controls at borders

might be necessary.


Nova Scotia announced earlier this week seven of the provinces 24-active

cases have been deemed community spread as it investigates two clusters in

the Halifax area.


Higgs says were not ready to go back to a border with Nova Scotia just yet,

but will continue to monitor the risk with public health in both provinces.



NB/SJ/MCTN – AIRPORT MENTION                                          BILL/CBC                                              THUR AM


In the wide ranging throne speech Tuesday a single mention of asking

fundamental questions about the province’s airports stuck out to many.


Premier Blaine Higgs acknowledged to CBC one of the ideas on the table is the

idea of merging the Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton airports in a

centralized facility.


Higgs says he knows people will immediately say one airport is not the

solution, but says obviously travellers are finding a reason not to use

airports as much as they should.


The Premier points to the fact Halifax sees four-and-a-half million

passengers a year while New Brusnwick airports combined… only contribute

one-and-a-half million.



NB-Raymond trial update                   (CBC CTV


The jury will resume deliberations this morning in the Mathew Raymond murder

trial….deciding whether he was criminally responsible for the deaths of

Bobie Lee Wright, Donnie Robichaud, Rob Costello and Sara Burns.


With the jury now in deliberations, we can report on some of the happenings

in court which we were not allowed to tell you about during the trial. One of

the more notable is the reason one of the jurors was dismissed and the case

is now being decided by 11.


Some jurors were concerned one of them was playng Sudoku on pieces of paper

while testimony was underway or videos playing…and that sometimes his eyes

were closed as if he were asleep. The juror insisted he was just resting his

eyes because the proceedigs sometimes were tedious. But Justice Landry said

the perception he was sleeping was enough to dismiss him.





The Higgs  government has introduced amendments that would allow ride-sharing

services such as Uber to operate in the province.


It says the changes to the Motor Vehicle Act will set the standard for

drivers and vehicles of ride-sharing services, as it does for taxis.


But it says it will be up to municipal governments to pass bylaws allowing

and regulating such vehicle-for-hire services.


THe Higgs governement also introduced legislation today that would make it

mandatory for doctors and hospitals to report all gunshot and stab wounds

they treat to local police.



NB – COVID UPDATE       V2.0                                                       BILL/GEOFF/RELEASE                                     THUR AM


Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jennifer Russell says she is very concerned after

another nine cases of COVID-19 were announced yesterday in New Brunswick.


Five of the cases were in the hardest hit Moncton region, two are in Saint

John region with the others in Fredericton area… the active case count now

stands at 40.


Russell says its too early to know what is behind the latest infections, but

did mention it appears people are not staying home when they feel unwell.


Public health also advised passengers on Air Canada flight 8954 from Winnipeg

to Toronto, and Air Canada flight 8919 from Toronto to Moncton on November 15

should self monitor for symptoms.


Across Canada we added more than 56-hundred new cases yesterday as the active

case count is climbing towards 52-thousand.






ALL-Boeing-Max                   (wire wed.aft)


Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Canada will impose different

criteria than the U-S before it lifts the grounding orders for the Boeing

7-37 Max passenger jet.


John Gradek of McGill University’s Global Aviation Leadership Program says

Canada likely wants to require different training procedures.


Government agencies around the world, including Transport Canada, have been

conducting independent processes for deciding whether to recertify the plane

to flywhich the U-S did yesterday.








In mid-week Q-league action… the Eagles outscored the visiting Sea Dogs 8-6