March 19, 2020 | by: markfirth



The R-C-M-P says a 49-year-old woman has been killed in a head-on collision
in northeast New Brunswick.

Police say a northbound vehicle crossed the centre line and was hit by a
southbound vehicle this morning on Route 11 in Point La Nim, near Dalhousie.

A woman from Lorne who was driving the northbound vehicle died at the scene
while the other driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police say road conditions may have been a factor in the crash.


Campbellton City Councillor Gilbert Cyr is returning home this week.

Cyr along with his wife, daughter, her partner, and their two kids have been
on an extended European vacation and have had issues getting a flight back
home due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The councillor in an email from Portugal tells the Tribune everyone is
feeling well with no signs of illness and they have secured a flight back to

Once back in the country Cyr and his family will be in self-isolation for
14-days as requested by the Federal government.


Campbellton CAO Manon Cloutier says the city needs a bylaw with some teeth so
they can stop contractors from putting snow on the streets and sidewalks.

According to the Tribune Cloutier brought the concern to council at Monday’s
Finance and Administration Committee meeting saying it’s gotten out of
control the last couple of years.

The CAO gave examples of houses and sidewalks on Lansdowne Street being
blocked by 10 to 15-foot snowbanks.

Councillor Marco Savoie agreed saying the next council should look at stiff
penalties for those that push snow into streets and sidewalks.

The number of positive Covid-19 cases in New Brunswick has now grown to 11.
The province’s Cheif Medical Officer, Dr.Jennifer Russel, announced the three
new cases this afternoon.

Russel continued to stress the importance of  social distancing and staying
home to help flatten the curve of Covid-19’s spread and lessen the burden on
the health care system.

Nationally over 700 cases and 9 deaths have been reported.


The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists has issued a directive that limits
the amount of medication pharmacists can dispense.

With rare exceptions based on judgment pharmacists are to provide patients
with medication for 30 days only.

The college says providing patients with a 30-day supply of medication will
help pharmacists continue to ensure a stable supply as the situation with
COVID-19 evolves.

New Brunswick’s 240 community pharmacies are expected to remain open during
the duration of the pandemic.


Both Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and New Brunswick Premier Blaine
Higgs say they will insure people adhere to public health advice.

In a joint interview with CTV the Premiers said further restrictions may need
to be put in place as there have been cases of people continuing to gather in
larger groups.

Higgs used the example of malls where people continue to go and says he’s
willing to go the distance in further restricting whats open and closed.

Both premier’s say they are discussing closing government run facilities like
liquor stores but have not come to a decision yet.