CKNB NEWS UPDATE FRIDAY JUNE 26 2020
CAM – NORMAL HOSPITAL
Vitalité Health CEO Gilles Lanteigne says by early next week most of the
services at Campbellton Regional Hospital should return to normal.
Lanteigne tells the Tribune by tomorrow/today (FRI) 75-percent of staff
should be ready to return to work easing staffing pressures.
10 staff tested positive for COVID-19 forcing them to self-isolate… although
one was a false positive… and another 13 were isolated as a precautionary
Lanteigne also says within the next week or so people should be allowed to
start visiting patients at Campbellton Regional as zone-five moves into the
yellow phase of recovery.
CAM – SPEEDING
Campbellton City Council has identified speeding as an issue in the city and
are looking at taking what some may think are drastic actions.
According to the Tribune during the recent Public Protective Services
Committee meeting council talked about lowering speed limits from 50-km/hr to
as low as 35.
Council noted the reduction seems to have worked along the waterfront and it
may be time to look at extending it to other streets.
Mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin said they need to do something because they
are going to have more serious accidents.
NB/CAM – DAL FIRE
A fire yesterday in Dalhousie has displaced two men.
Crews were called shortly after midnight to the fire on Victoria Street.
A two-storey house containing two apartments was damaged, but no injuries were
The Red Cross is assisting a man and his father-in-law from one apartment
with emergency lodging and purchases. The other apartment was vacant.
CAM – FISHING RESTRICTIONS
The Department of Fishers has announced fishing is restricted along parts of
the Restigouche River due to warm water effecting salmon.
A release from the department says angling from 11am to 6am the next morning
will be closed in parts of the river starting today (FRI) until further
The restrictions apply from a line drawn at Morrissey Rock, upstream to the
junction with the Kedgwick River.
Warm water stressing the pools housing Atlantic Salmon has not been uncommon
in recent years across New Brunswick.
CAM – VICKERS HOSPITAL
New Brunswick Liberal Party leader Kevin Vickers, MLAs Guy Arseneault and
Gilles LePage along with MP Rene Arseneault were at Campbellton Regional
Hospital to thank healthcare workers.
The Liberal contingent held a gathering on Wednesday night along with members
of the Restigouche Regional Service Commission and the Campbellton Regional
Chamber of Commerce also present.
Vickers tells the Tribune he thinks the staff are doing God’s work and says
he is continuing to do his best to ensure frontline workers have the
equipment they need.
The mostly physically-distanced group made noise and held signs in
recognition of hospital staff.
NB – COVID UPDATE
There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported yesterday and two more people
have recovered leaving 14 active cases in the province.
The last confirmed case was a travel related case on Tuesday in the Moncton
A statement from public health says 28 people diagnosed during the outbreak
in the Campbellton region have now recovered as well.
Two of the active cases are in hospital with one of those in ICU.
Nationally numbers are also slowing with confirmed cases still in the
102-thousand range with 8504 virus related deaths.
NB/MCTN – SNOW CRAB TRUCKS
Codiac RCMP are reaching out to the public for information on the brazen
theft of four loads of snow crab from trucking terminals in Moncton.
Police say on June 5th and 7th two transport trucks full of frozen snow crabs
were taken from a terminal on Edinburgh Drive and two other trailers were
taken from a terminal on McNaughton Avenue.
The trucks are described as Peterbilts, one is black and the other black with
red fenders… one of the trailers has the word “PREET” written on the side.
RCMP are looking for three people in connection with the matter and asking
anyone with information to contact them or Crimestoppers.