CKNB NEWS UPDATE FRIDAY JULY 17 2020
CAM – BOOGEY MAN MAYOR
Campbellton Mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Pauline wants to know with no COVID-19
cases on the immediate sides of the river what there is to be scared of.
The mayor has been very vocal this past week with getting the bridge open to
Listuguj and Pointe-a-la-Croix so Anglehart-Paulin speaking with CTV said
what are we afraid of… the boogey man?
Premier Higgs has said a plan to include Gaspe in the travel bubble is being
looked at, but the mayor says he needs to realize everyone is serious and
they’ve had enough waiting.
Anglehart-Paulin says with the communities sharing schools, hospitals, and
businesses people are suffering without their neighbors.
NB/CAM – LEGAULT ON GASPE
Quebec Premier François Legault says he is in talks almost daily with New
Brunswick about allowing the Gaspe region to be included in the travel
Legault tells CBC he understand the apprehension of welcoming Quebecers into
provinces not hit as hard by COVID-19, but noted Gaspe has had very few
The premier says he optimistic an agreement can be reached and says he senses
an openness from New Brunswick to make it happen.
Premier Blaine Higgs continues to say expanding the bubble to include Gaspe
is possible, but will be based on an assessment of public health risks.
CAM – EEL RIVER MONEY
Ottawa has granted 50-thousand-dollars to Eel River Crossing to improve it’s
asset management decision-making process.
The project will review existing gaps in data around infrastructure drawings
as well as determine the current conditions of things such as roads, sewers,
and various facilities.
Madawaska-Restigouche MP René Arseneault says in a release the money will
help officials in Eel River Crossing make decision to build a more
sustainable community for many years to come.
The funding is part of the Municipal Asset Management Program administered by
the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
CAM – FIRE SAFETY
Campbellton’s fire chief Rick MacNaughton is asking people to use common
sense when having a campfire in their backyard.
MacNaughton tells the Tribune a proper appliance that meets the city bylaw is
required for even small fires enjoyed by family and friends.
The chief says they have seen people use washing machine drums, oil drums, or
even just a whole in the ground creating potential fire hazards.
The city has recently published a brochure that can be found on it’s social
media explaining the rules around burning that can help decrease risks.