July 20, 2020 | by: markfirth



Work has started on the artificial soccer field at the K-8 Francophone school
on Dover Street.

According to the Tribune work on the 700-thousand-dollar project started a
week ago with the existing field being stripped down and levelled off for the

Fundraising for the project was started about two-years after the school was
built with 540-thousand raised so far.

Campbellton council has turned down two funding requests for 100-thousand
dollars for the field, but Mayor Stephanie-Anglehart Paulin said there was an
arrangement with the RRSC that the city was contributing too.


A reminder that the JC Van Horne bridge goes down to one lane this morning at
9am and will remain that way until September 30th for construction.

Officials with Procurement Canada say during the work the bridge will have
alternating traffic controlled by temporary traffic lights or flagpersons.

The closure will not impact cyclists or pedestrians as one sidewalk will
remain open at all times, but motorists are advised to expect short delays.

There was no mention in the release of how the project would effect traffic
flows if an agreement is reached to allow Gaspe into the travel bubble.


Saint John Police are investigating a possible animal abuse case after viral
social media videos showed a person punching and kicking a dog.

The videos have been shared hundreds of times on multiple platforms prompting
a release from the force saying they along with the SPCA are aware and

There appear to be four short videos set in a dark room with loud music
playing… the person attacks the dog causing it to cower and whine.

No date appeared on the videos and people claiming to know those involved
have published personal details about those alleged to have committed the


New Brunswick reported one new case yesterday, but was the only province in
the Atlantic bubble to have a new case of COVID-19 over the weekend.

The person who is in their 50’s is a close contact to a recently confirmed
travel case and is self-isolating. There are now four active cases inĀ  New

Nova Scotia is down to two active cases after reporting no new infections for
the last four days.

PEI has seven active cases as people begin to recover from the recent
outbreak and Newfoundland/Labrador has no active cases after nine-days of no
new infections.

Nationally we added close to 11-hundred cases over the weekend surpassing
110-thousand, along with 25 virus related deaths bringing that number to

MIR/NB-Salmon pools reopen

Anglers can head out along the Miramichi to their favourite fishing
holes…except for a couple.

DFO has reopened 27 of 30 cold-water salmon pools on the Miramichi system
which were closed last month because of warm water.

Three pools, however, will remain closed until the end of the year, according
to the Leader…pools on the Northwest Miramichi at the mouth of Sutherland
Brook and the mouth of Wilson Brook, know as the Bear Den and the Quarryville
Brook on the Southwest Miramichi near the Quarryville bridge.



The R-C-M-P is investigating the deadly crash of a glacier sightseeing bus at
one of the most popular attractions in the Rocky Mountains.

Three people were killed after the big-wheeled ice explorer ended up on its
roof at the Columbia Icefields Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses report seeing a rock-slide at the time of the accident.

Alberta Heath Services says 24 patients were taken to hospitals in Edmonton,
Grande Prairie, Calgary and Banff, 14 of them with life-threatening injuries.

Five others are in serious condition, while the remaining five are listed as


Charlottetown police are investigating after a woman and her nine-year-old
daughter were found dead in their home Friday night.

Police say the deaths of the 47-year-old woman and her daughter are believed
to be an isolated incident and there is no risk to the public.. They say they
will release further details as their probe progresses into what happened.