July 7, 2020 | by:



The Maritime Hockey League was eyeing a return to the ice around Christmas,
but officials with the league say they are now looking to start much earlier.

A release on the MHL website says they have put together a task force of
officials and team executives to finalize return to play guidelines.

The league says they want an October 2nd start date and are committed to a
full 52-game schedule with spectators in some capacity.

If approved by provincial and municipal officials the move would have the
Campbellton Tigers back on the ice sooner rather than later with a training
camp and preseason needed before the proposed October 2nd start.


The Acadie Chaleur Senior Hockey League that the Dalhousie Marauders play
under held its AGM and are down one-team for the upcoming season.

According to the Tribune the Neguac Ice Dogs have informed the league they
will not be putting a team on the ice this year.

Officials with the league say they are looking for an ownership group to take
over the territory for the season.

Play is set to begin this fall with Dalhousie, Chaleur, Caraquet, Tracadie,
and Shippagan taking the ice, but teams has been asked to come up with a
plan-b in case the season is delayed.


Lobster season ended in LFA-23 on July 4th and despite the pandemic that
delayed the season fisherman say it was better than what most expected.

Martin Mallet, the executive director of Maritime Fishermen’s Union tells the
Northern Light… all and all it was a season to survive as processing
capacity was tested with the late arrival of temporary foreign workers.

Mallet says catches and prices were down, but the reopening of businesses in
the US and more trade with China helped save the season in the end.

LFA 23 runs from Miramichi to Chaleur Bay and is worked by about 650 fishers.


Nursing home workers in the province have ratified a six-year contract that
will see them get a raise of close to 10-percent.

45 of the 51 locals voted in the favor of accepting the deal and union
officials say they will be meeting with the six that rejected it to determine
what the next steps will be.

New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions president Sharon Teare says in a
statement they all agree the deal does not fix the working conditions issue.

The deal comes after four-years of no contract for the 44-hundred workers
that saw a battles over essential worker status, sit-ins by workers, and
proposed binding arbitration.


CN Rail is making a big investment in infrastructure in New Brunswick with
20-million-dollars in spending this year.

A release by the company say the money will focus on rebuilding bridges,
replacement of rail and ties, crossing surfaces and maintenance work on track

Derek Taylor, Vice-President of the Eastern Region says investments in New
Brunswick are a key part of their strategy to support growth in the economy.

The work starting this year will see the replacement of eight-miles of track,
10-thousand new rail ties, and the rebuilding of five crossings.