March 24, 2020 | by: markfirth



Chief Darcy Gray of Listuguj First Nation has announced additional measures
to help curb the potential spread of COVID-19.

Gaming operations within Listuguj lands are now closed as well as all
community gathering spots such as churches and band facilities.

Cannabis stores with temporary licenses are required to adjust hours of
operation from 12-noon to 8:00pm with enhanced sanitizing for staff and

Gray says the additional measures were put in place as non-essential visits
to Listuguj increases the risk of exposure to community members.


The Recreaplex in Dalhousie has offered an update on the facility.

Officials say in respect to measure put in place by the province the entire
building meaing the pool, gym, and Archibald room is closed for an
undetermined period.

Memberships have been put on hold for the time being meaning it will be
adjusted once the center reopens and monthly payments will stop coming out of
bank accounts.

Director Jack Bujold says everyone is going through a tough time but the main
thing is for everyone to be safe.


The City of Campbellton has increased the Emergency Measures Operation Centre
to Level-2 which is Partial Activation.

The move allows the city to transition from normal operations to focus on
maintaining only essential programs and services.

In a facebook live update yesterday mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin thanked
everyone who is following physical-distancing guidelines and asked
non-essential businesses to adhere to provincial recommendations.

Anglehart-Paulin also stressed the importance of helping neighbors and being
kind to each other.


With no new cases reported yesterday leaving the number at 17 Premier Higgs
used yesterday’s briefing to announce a new service to report those not
adhering to self-isolation rules.

The province is directing any complaints of non-compliance with public health
orders to a newly setup toll free number and email.

Higgs says nobody wants to turn rules around self-isolation and
physical-distancing into an enforcement issue but say the province is
prepared to do just that if need be.


There were no new cases of Covid-19 in New Brunswick today, leaving the total
number of cases in the province at 17.

However, the province’s Chief Medical officer, Dr.Jennifer Russel, says we
should all be prepared for the situation to get worse.

Russell also reported the lab at the Dr.George L Dumont hospital in Moncton
can now confirm Covid19 one their own without sending presumptive test
results to the national lab in Winnipeg.

The number of cases in Canada has skyrocketed to over 2000, with more than
500 new cases confirmed in the past 24 hours. Those cases include 25 Covid 19
related deaths


Premier Higgs says parents should continue to focus on the health and safety
of their children and not on keeping up their schooling.

Higgs said at yesterday’s briefing a plan is coming to salvage what we can
from the school year but it is too early to speculate on what that will look

Danielle Elliott with the Department of Education tells CBC they are looking
at online options and exploring other methods for families with technological

Elliott says in the meantime parents should focus on physical and mental


The provinces new online COVID-19 self-assessment tool has led to a reduction
in calls to the 811 line.

Chief medical officer of health Dr Jennifer Russell says as of Saturday
almost 55-hundred New Brunswickers have used the tool.

The tool can be found on the provincial website or by doing an internet
search under New Brunswick COVID-19 Self Assessment…

You will be taken through a series of questions and given a recommendation on
whether to call 811 or provide care at home based on your symptoms.

Also the government has its snitch line operational now where people not
self-isolating when they should can be reported.

It’s  1-844-462-8387   from 8:30am to 4:30pm…Email