November 27, 2020 | by: markfirth



Another blow to the area as the Acadie-Chaleur Senior Hockey League has been
officially cancelled.

The Dalhouse Marauders were set to open up camp next week, but a release from
the team says a recent motion brought forward from Caraquet and Tracadie led
to the cancellation of the season.

Dalhousie voted against the motion, but overall the league decided it best to
not move forward this season during the pandemic.

Officials with the Marauders took time to thank fans, sponsors and players
for so much interest.


The peaceful protest by Listuguj students earlier this week saw about a
hundred Mi’kmaw students drive across the JC Van Horne Bridge to fight for
the right to go back to school.

Grade 12 student Ariel Metallic tells CBC she didn’t go to make trouble, she
just wanted to go to school and learn like everybody else.

Education Minister Dominic Cardy has refused students from the First Nation
to attend Sugarloaf Highschool citing the pandemic, despite teachers from the
community crossing to work.

Another protest is scheduled to take place at bridge this morning at 10:30
organized by Campbellton area students… many of who have spoken out against
the restrictions as well.


Coming out of a tough budget Campbellton Councillor Fred Daigle wants council
to stop cutting services to keep the Campbellton Regional Memorial Civic
Centre going.

According to the Tribune Daigle brought the matter up at committee this week
asking at what point do we say enough is enough.

Daigle compared the annual drain the civic center has on Campbellton finances
to ‘Groundhog Day’ as it keeps repeating.

Councillor Gilbert Cyr didn’t necessarily agree, but did say the time has
come to make some tough decision. Council agreed they need to find the line
of acceptable loss.


Ottawa has announced a five-million-dollar investment to allow electric
vehicle chargers to be built in Quebec and New Brunswick.

Madawaska-Restigouche MP Rene Arseneault says providing greener options for
Canadians is how we will get to net-zero emissions by 2050.

A charger will be located at the I.G.A in Edmundston that Arseneault says
will fuel vehicles that create a future where transportation won’t harm the

The funding will see a hundred charges installed across the two provinces
through the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.