October 15, 2020 | by: Dave Montgomery

CKNB news Oct 15 2020



A threat was made against staff at the Restigouche Hospital Centre on Tuesday
bringing out a large RCMP presence.

Campbellton RCMP tell the Tribune the threat was made against a hospital
employee by a person claiming to be in the area, but it turned out they

Officials would not say where the person, who made the threat by phone lived
but did confirm it was in the province, just not in Restigouche.

Police say staff were never in any danger and they are still looking for the


Listuguj First Nation is questioning why its students are no longer welcome
in Campbellton for school.

Chief Darcy Gray says 103 students from the First Nation attend Sugarloaf
Senior High, where a positive case of COVID-19 was identified last week.

New Brunswick’s department of education says students from the First Nation
will continue the year online while students in New Brunswick will return to
class today.

Gray says he’s shocked Listuguj students have been left out and says if
there’s a public health concern, it should apply to all Sugarloaf students,
not just the Mi’kmaq students.


With the area moving back to orange everything from gyms to personal services
are effected and the Campbellton Tigers are no exception.

Owner Pierre Girard tells the Tribune they are putting together an
operational plan to see what can be done in orange, but confirmed the team
would not be playing games outside the region.

The Campbellton Regional Memorial Civic Centre is closed and Girard says they
will have to find other forms of training to keep busy.

Exhibition games have been cancelled. The regular season starts on October
30th, but that too is in serious doubt.


Dalhousie council has been told the pandemic has pushed back the
hydroelectric turbine again.

According to the Tribune Clerk/Treasurer Gilles Legacy told council the
recent outbreak is preventing the manufacteuring from coming to the region.

The project was already delayed during the initial onset of COVID-19 as town
employees were able to travel for training.

It will likely be spring now before the turbine located in the waterpipe
coming from the Charlo Dam will be operational.

Legacy says the continued delays has so far cost the town about eight-months
of revenue it would have made selling the electricity to NB Power.



There are now 90 active cases in New Brusnwick.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jenifer Russel made the announcement also providing
an update on how many have been hospitialized…..

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The virus has also been confirmed in another Dalhousie school…the fifth
school in the area to report a case… although none are students.

Nationally, the second wave continues to build with an additional 2,500 cases
reported yesterday and active cases growing to well over 20,000.

NB-Raymond trial

The defence opened its case in the Mathew Raymond murder trial in Fredericton.

His lawyers described a man who lost interest in biking and video games, and
instead spent time on the internet searching out information on ISIS,
anti-muslim sentiment, demons and the occult in the two to three years before
the killings in 2018. The Crown has agreed with the defence that Raymond was
mentally ill at the time…but that leaves Raymond’s lawyers to prove to the
jury he was not criminally responsible for killing Donnie Robichaud, Bobbie
Lee Wright and Constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello.


New Brunswick says it’s ending the 2019-2020 fiscal year with more money in
the bank than it expected to have.

The province reported an almost 49 million-dollar surplus — exceeding the
budgeted surplus by over 25-million dollars.

Finance and Treasury Board Minister Ernie Steeves says the province saw a
decrease in its net debt for the first time in 13 years.

The province says revenues also broke expectations coming in at 46.3 million
dollars higher than the budget due largely to personal income tax revenue.

Howvere the fiscal year ended just as as the pandemic took hold in the
province so it doesn’t reflect the impact of Covid 19 has had since then on
the provincial economny.

A date has now been set for the long delayed municipal elections in New

In a release Local Government Minister Daniel Allain says muncipal elections
will now take place in the late Spring, on May 10 of 2021.

Those elections were originally scheduled for last May but were delayed due
to the pandemic.

Allain says it was important to reset the four year election cycle but says
it was also important to set a date that wouldn’t interfere with the
municipal budget cycle.

The results of the 122-sites used by Premier Blaine Higgs to justify
mandatory mask use in New Brusnwick has been revealed.

Survey results provided to Brunswick News by the Department of Justice and
Public Safety shows Fredericton had the highest compliance rates at

Saint John and Grand Falls has by far the lowest number of people in masks
with just 16-percent in Saint John and 11-percent in Grand Falls.

The data was collected before mask use was mandated last week with Premier
Blaine Higgs calling the numbers at the time simply not acceptable.


West Jet has announced its closing its operations at most airports in Eastern
Canada and cutting back flights at others.

West Jet says it will no longer fly out of Moncton, Fredericton,
Charlottetown or Sydney. It’s also making deep cuts to its remaining services
in Halfiax and St. John’s. Most of what’s still remaining of the airline’s
scaled-back presence on the east coast will be based in Halifax, where West
Jet will still operate daily flights to Toronto, Calgary and St. John’s.

The Calgary-based airline says its eastern routes became increasingly
unviable due to the pandemic. The cuts mean the loss of about 100 jobs in
airports in Atlantic Canada.


The R-C-M-P says it’s investigating what it describes as “disturbances”
outside two lobster pounds holding the catch of Indigenous fishers in Middle
West Pubnico and Weymouth. About 200 people blocked employees from leaving
the facilities, destroyed tons of lobster and damaged equipment, other
property and set a vanon fire.

Chief Mike Sack of Sipekne’katik (SAH’-beg-ah-nah-gah-dee) First Nation
described the actions of the non-indigenous fishers as “terrorist hate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has strongly condemned the acts of violence and
intimidation, calling it unacceptable. Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette
Jordan says she was appalled by the event and disturbed to hear reports of
racist comments and actions toward First Nations peoples.



The Astros stayed alive in the ALCS beating the Rays 4-3. Tampa Bay’s lead
has been cut to three games to one.

The Dodgers bats got busy posting 11 runs in the first inning, a major league
record, and going on to beat Atlanta 15-3. L-A now trails two games to one.