June 24, 2020 | by: markfirth



Officials with a union representing workers at Campbellton Regional Hospital
say they are satisfied with the amount of personal protective equipment
available to staff.

President of CUPE 1252 Norma Robinson tells the Tribune there is adequate PPE
and the government has provided documentation to support that.

Robinson says the complaints brought forward from workers last week were
discussed with government and other unions and they have been assured
procedures are already being implemented to address concerns.

Those complaints from unidentified staff included not having adequate PPE and
working multiple units after treating COVID patients


Campbellton-Dalhousie MLA Guy Arseneault voted no to Education Minister
Dominic Cardy’s mandatory vaccination bill but says he’s pro-vaccination.

Arseneault tells the Tribune there is already a law in place for students to
be vaccinated and says Cardy was ill-prepared to make a case for making that
law stricter.

The former principal says the minister didn’t have the data that was
necessary to convince MLA’s such as how many people had exemptions or what
percentage of students are vaccinated.

Arseneault says defeating the bill isn’t a victory for anti-vaxxers as there
is a law in place and further education should be implemented on the benefits
of vaccination


After complaints of loud gatherings and revving engines on the waterfront
Campbellton’s Public Protective Services Committee will try to do something
to stop the noise.

According to the Tribune residents on Ramsey Street have been contacting city
hall as the majority of the noise is coming from behind their houses.

The committee directed staff to meet with city crews to get a cost and plan
for blocking vehicle access from Queen Street to the oil storage facility…
an estimated cost is 5-thousand-dollars.


The province has announced details of the annual draw that permits public
access to Larry’s Gulch Lodge.

A release says the four winners and guests will go on a fishing excursion
from August 8th to the 10th.

Fishing equipment, guides, meals, and accommodations at the high sought after
lodge will be provided.

The draw closes on July 13th and costs 10-dollars to apply… you also need a
New Brunswick Outdoors Card number.

Winners will be announced on July 24th.

—-MIR-Salmon pools closed

The warm weather has also forced DFO to close 30 cold water salmon fishing
pools on the Miramichi River system  because of warm water.

The pools will remain closed until conditions improve, as per the warm-water
protocol in place. If the water gets too warm, the salmon begin to die.

You can check the affected pools on the DFO websites recreational fisheries
pages under Atlantic Salmon.