March 1, 2021 | by: Dave Montgomery

CKNB News March 1,2021




CAMP-NEW PLANNER                    RM / TRIBUNE                                                   MON AM


The Zoning application backlog will now be addressed thanks to a new planner


Peter Johnston starts his position with the Restigouche Regional Service Commission today working under Kim Thompson.


The area has a backlog of work because the commission has been short staffed.


That backlog will now be addressed in the coming days, and there are quite a few to get to, according to the Tribune




CAMP-BOARDER RESTRCITIONS                                 RM / TRIBUNE                                   MON AM


The Restigouche Regional Service Commission is still pushing for an open boarder between Campbellton and Listuguj first nation.


The current check point has been affecting business and residents on both sides of the boarder.


There’s no word on what will change if anything but an answer won’t come till next week.


Public safety has said that weekly covid-19 testing would be mandatory starting today but Premier Blaine Higgs tells the Tribune –  it won’t be enforced because there isn’t capacity to do so.






NB/MIR-Another death and Provincial numbers  1           (CBC Gov.




Another elderly Edmundston resident has lost their battle against COVID….the 27 in the province….a person in their 90s.


Public Health did report nonew cases yesterday andonly two on saturday. So theactive case count is down to 38 in all, mostly in the Edmundston region.


There are no active cases in the Miramichi, Bathurst or Campbellton zones.

There are five active cases in the Moncton-southeast region.

There is just 1 active case in the Saint John region.


One person is hospitalized and in intensive care.


Dr. Jennifer Russell said this trend could see her movingthe entire province back to the less-restrictive yellow phase next week…but that decision has not been finalized.




NB-Restrictions eased          (CBC sun)


The Chief medical officer of health is loosening some restrictionsnow….people can travel between orange zones for non-essential trips.


Hospital visits are also permitted with proper public health measures in place. That comes after complaints frm families that they were blocked from seeing ill or dying relatives.


Dr. Russell says if the decline in numbers continues they may be able to move the whole province back to the yellowphase next week with some rules modified due to the COVID variants. She reiterated the fewer contacts a person has the better.



MIR-Snow sculptures                (Leader


There’s lots of snow, so get the kids out building snow sculptures for March break. The Miramichi Community Wellness and Recreation Department has some prize money for the best ones.


Single-household bubbles are encouraged to get outside and be creative with their sculptures…but you don’t have much time left,according tothe Leader.

The deadline for entries is tomorrow at 4:00pm. The snow sculptures must be visible from the street. The judges will drive-by wednesday and thursday then announce the winners friday.


To sign up, complete the form posted on the police force’s Facebook page and email it to or call 623-2125.



NB-Q-League NB Teamresuming            (T&T CBC sun)


The three new Brunswick teams in the Q-League are getting set to resume play next week.


The Q-Leaguye announced on the weekend it will have to new schedule ready to post later today.


For now, the Moncton Wildcats, Saint John Sea Dogs and Acadie-Bathurst Titans will just be playing each other within New Brunswick while Charlottetown, Halifax and Sydney play among themselves….although not for awhile. Their games have been suspended for now because of increased COVID numbers in PEI and Halifax.



NB-AIRSOFT VS BILL C-21                                               RM / BRUNSWICK NEWS                               MON AM


New Brunswick Airsoft and Paintball communities say the new proposed gun legislation could end their sport…


Bill C-21 would see the banning of airsoft and paintball guns, and take away the hobby as a whole.


Thats because the bill would come with changes reguarding firearm replicas.


Under current regulations, airsoft guns are in a gray area, but if the new bill is passed, anything that looks real is prohibited…


Department of Justice Canada tells Brunswick news the bill would not criminalize the owners but changes to the definition of a replica firearm would not be made…


There s uncertainty as to what would happen if the bill gets passed





The Mooseheads and Islanders have postponed games because of the COVID situation which means the Eagles will also be idle with no one to play.


No Canadian teams on the ice in the NHL.  The Bruins beat the Rangers 4-1.

(Penguins were shut down by the Islanders 2-0)


The Raptors game against the Bulls in the NBA was postponed because Toroto didn’t have the minimum 8 players due to COVID restrictions.