June 11, 2020 | by:


CAM- HIGGS ON BELLEDUNE                 B

Premier Blaine Higgs doesn’t see a scenario where Maritime Iron buys the
Belledune generation station to help save the proposed iron processing

Maritime Iron sent a letter to the province saying it would consider buying
the station as it’s a vital part of the plan and NB Power has pulled out due
to cost.

Higgs tells CBC NB Power did a thorough analysis of the proposal stating his
government would not be interfering in the utility’s decision.

The premier says he would love to see the 1.5-billion-dollar job creating
project go ahead, but it has to make sense to tax payers and the environment.


RCMP on the Acadian Peninsula are investigating after three suspicous fires
along a bike path in Saint-Simon.

Police say on the evening of May 27th the Caraquet Fire Department was called
out to the path and found three fires near Saint-Simon Street.

They were able to extinguish them before they spread, but the fires have been
determined to be suspicios in nature.

Two individuals were seen leaving the area shortly before the fire started.
They were riding a blue and white ATV. Police would like to speak with them.


The Chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick are again issuing a call
for an independent committee to review what they call systemic bias against
Indigenous people in New Brunswick.

They say the provincial government has the power to appoint Indigenous and
legal experts to oversee an investigation in an unbiased way.

The call follows the death last week of Chantel Moore, a 26-year-old
Indigenous woman who was shot dead by police in Edmundston,when they allege
she threatened officers with a knife during a wellness check.

The six New Brunswick chiefs say their people are over policed, under served
as victims, and more likely to be sentenced and jailed.


The Town of Dalhousie has taken action to sue the Port of Dalhousie for
unpaid Business Improvement Area Corporation levies.

Town Clerk-Treasurer Gilles Legacy tells the Tribune the Port hasn’t paid the
fees in the past two years and the amount is about 5-thousand-dollars.

The matter came up at the recent council meeting with mayor Norman Pelletier
saying he was disappointed the fees haven’t been paid or the town contacted
as to why.

CEO and Port Manager Chris Cochrane says the levy shouldn’t be applicable as
their not a main street business and there isn’t anything the BIAC does for
the port


The Restigouche Mayors forum say they denounce and deplore the inaction of
the province on dealing with the disparaging remarks directed at the region.

A release by the group says no one asked for this outbreak and everyone is
working hard… especially on the front lines to combat further spread of

The mayors and LSD representatives say they want the province to step in and
stop the discrimination and refusal of some services to the region.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell said yesterday the
comments and service refusals directed at zone-5 were unnecessary and
damaging to people making them feel ostracised and stigmatized.