September 4, 2019 | by: markfirth



Campbellton will honor the Migmaw community with a specially designed monument.

Mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin tells the Tribune … an already existing
monument will be relocated to a
newly constructed base for it at the foot of Ritchie Street beside the
Scottish and Acadian monuments.

The mayor hopes to pay for the monument through donations from the town and
Migmaw communities and also through
fund raising.

She is eyeing this fall or next spring to have the monument in place and


The disappearance of a Miramichi man back in May is being investigated by
police as suspicious.

21 year old Brandon Martin was last seen May 22nd in Chatham.

His mother says Martin’s disappearance is very much out of character for him.

Ground search and rescue operations have been conducted within the city and
along the shore of the Miramichi River as part of the investigation.

But no trace of Martin has been found.

He is described as 6-1 in height, weighs about 170 pounds, has blue eyes,
brown hair, and several tattoos on his arms and hands.

Anyone with information on Brandon Martin’s whereabouts is being asked to
contact Miramichi Police, the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

NB-NDPers defect

There’s even less support for the lowly NDP in New Brunswick now, after 14 of
its former candidates and a member of the federal executive of the party
defected yesterday to the Green Party.

Green leader David Coon welcomed them and hoped some of the 14 will run for
the Greens in the next provincial election.

The former candidates pointed out Federal Green leader Elizabeth May has
visited New Brunswick…but NDP boss Jagmeet Singh hasn’t since winning the
leadership in 2017. The NDP has not nominated anyone to run for it in any of
the province’s ten federal ridings with the election less than two months


Public Health Nurses are expected to appear in the schools over the coming
weeks to update vaccination records.

While the  Higgs government continues to push a bill to make vaccinations
mandatory for school children, the province is trying to find out just how
many kids are actually vaccinated. A legislative committee heard last week
that immunization records for more than 18,000 students are incomplete. The
Telegraph Journal reports the province simply doesn’t know how many of those
students are actually vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or not vaccinated at

The Education Department has also issued a letter to district
superintendants, intended for school principals,  reminding them that parents
are required to provide detailed information on what vaccinations they’re
child has received.


A Saint John woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 7 midway
between Saint John and Fredericton.

A heavy-duty pick-up hauling equipment and a car collided head-on Petersville
Hill. The 35 year old woman driving of the smaller vehicle died of her
injuries. The truck driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Three
others in the truck were not hurt.