September 11, 2020 | by:



Madawaska-Restigouche MP René Arseneault is reaching out to veterans to
honour their service.

Arseneault says in a post on his social media he would like people that know
of veterans from the Second World War that are still with us in
Madawaska-Restigouche to contact him.

The federal initiative looks to honour the sacrifices and achievements made
by those that fought in the war in defence of peace and freedom.

You can contact Arseneault at either his Campbellton or Edmundston office.


The first taste of hockey season in the region as the Campbellton Tigers have
announced training camp will begin today.

The camp will be held at the Campbellton Memorial Civic Center but because of
the pandemic will be restricted to players and staff with no spectators

A release by the team says they will however be keeping fans up to date on
social media over the course of the weekend.

The team with new coach Sandy McCarthy start the MHL season at the end of
October with the league finalizing the reduced 44-game schedule in the coming


The anticipated shut down of the water line from Dalhousie to the Charlo dam
will take place just after midnight on September 15th.

The pipe that delivers water to the town will be shut down for 30-hours
re-opening the next day around 6am.

A release by the town says residents are asked to conserve water during that
time with normal water consumption resuming on September 17th.

The work will remove an old connection used by the NB Power generating
station that was demolished in 2015.


The Progressive Conservatives released their platform yesterday heading into
Monday’s vote.

The document making promises to ‘Recover, Reinvent, and Renew shows over
11-million-dollars in spending promises with healthcare, internet service and
mental health services on the forefront.

There was also 1.4-million to transition seniors out of hospitals and an
additional 2-million annually for policing.

Most of the promises made in the platform had been released during the
campaign adding to Higgs continued talking points of keeping the course and
no surprises.


Four of the leaders squared off in the final debate hosted by CTV last night
with heavy pressure being applied to Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine

Liberal Leader Kevin Vickers, Green Leader David Coon and People’s Alliance
Leader Kris Austin all hammered home the point that Higgs should not be
handed a majority government.

Vickers stated the PC leader has a hidden plan with more secrets than North
Korea. Austin while listening to a back and forth exchange with Higgs and
Vickers said he doesn’t trust any of them to do it on their own.

Coon went back to a pandemic election saying the call for voters to head to
the polls shows a lack of stability and support by Higgs.

Higgs stayed on the path of other debates saying he isn’t reinventing the
ship and will continue with strong leadership.


A new case of Covid-19 is being reported in New Brunswick – sort of.

Public Health says a resident of the Edmunston area has tested positive for
the virus while in Quebec.

The case will be added to our provincial numbers but Public health says the
individual will remain in Quebec until they’re recovered.

With this new case there are now three active cases of the virus remaining in
New Brunswick.

Nationally, British Columbia posted a record 139 new cases yesterday and
6-hundred new infections across Canada were added as numbers continue to


A new poll was released showing the PC’S with a sizable lead.

The MQO Research survey, conducted between August 12th and September 2nd
shows the PC’s with 43% support among decided voters – a 16 point lead over
the second place Liberals who have 27% support. The Greens were solidly in
third with 17%, trailed by the NDP at 6% and the People’s Alliance with 5%.

The Liberals’ strength is outside of the province’s three largest urban
centres. The PCs have solid leads among voters in Saint John and Moncton with
a slight lead over the Greens in the Fredericton area.