July 9, 2019 | by: markfirth




The heat wave on Friday turned out to be the hottest day in Campbellton in
nearly 30 years.

Jill Maepea, a meteorologist with Environment Canada tells the Tribune the
recorded temperature of 34.3 degrees has only been surpassed by July 5th in
1983. It was 35.2 degrees that day.

The meteorologist says the average temperature in Campbellton is just above
23 degrees.

She goes on to say for the rest of the month and into August they are
anticipating normal temperatures and percipitation.


The Dalhousie Marauders are starting to finalize some details on their first

Dalhousie signed on earlier with the Acadie-Chaleur Senior Hockey League and
according to the Tribune will play a 24 game schedule starting in October.

The league is starting its third season and features teams from Caraquet,
Shippagan, and Tracadie.

The team is hoping to have most of its home games on Saturday night so it
doesn’t conflict with the Campbellton Junior A Tigers.

The Marauders will be the first Senior Hockey League team in the area since
the Restigouche North Vikings folded in 2017.


The Acadian Games were a successful weekend for Team Restigouche.

The group put in a strong showing finishing fifth overall with seven gold
medals, four silver, and four bronze.

Team Restigouche was also the winner of the most improved organization of the
10 to compete reports the Tribune.

Some of the hightlights of the games saw: Alexandre Lavoie win gold medals in
the 800 and 12-hundred meter races and Kiersten Hicks stood on the top of the
podium for high jump.

The Acadian Games founded in 1979 were held in the Grand Lake area over four


Premier Blaine Higgs won’t be proceeding with the legal challenge of the
federal Liberals carbon tax, instead focusing efforts to help Saskatchewan
win their battle.

Higgs tells CBC it wouldn’t make sense to waste tax payers dollars in court
fighting with the same argument Saskatechewan is using.

The New Brunswick government will continue intervening in that ongoing legal
challenge though.

The fight stems from the federally imposed carbon tax backstop put on
provinces that did not come up with their own acceptable plan to cap carbon


A 25-year-old Grand Falls area man has died following an ATV crash.

Early Sunday morning RCMP responded to a report of a crash involving a
side-by-side off-road vehicle in a wooded area off Route 130 in Grand Falls.

It’s believed the driver tried to navigate a turn and the vehicle rolled on
its side, ejecting the driver. Two passengers in the vehicle at the time of
the crash were not injured.

The driver from LSD of Grand Falls was taken to Moncton City hospital with
serious injuries. He died yesterday morning in hospital.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing, however police
believe alcohol and speed may have been involved.


The Higg’s government is reintroducing the LPN bachelor of nursing program to
help deal with the nursing shortage in the province.

The program will help support 24 licensed practical nurses become registered
nurses through education at UNB – Saint John campus.

In a release Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor
Holder says reintroducing the program will help train more nurses, which the
system is in critical need of.

Classes will begin in January of 2020 with a graduation date of May 2022.


Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says the deaths of six North Atlantic
right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence since June have prompted the
government to implement urgent new measures to try to protect the endangered

The measures include increased aerial surveillance, extending speed limits
for ships and more funding for whale rescue organizations

One of those, the Campobello Whale Rescue Team hopes to be in the gulf today
looking for those three whales reported entangled in fishing gear. Two were
reported near Miscou Island and one near Gaspe. The rescue team will be on
standby ready to move once they are spotted again.