CKNB NEWS UPDATE TUESDAY OCTOBER 27 2020
CAM/NB – POLICE COMPLIANCE
With an increased police presence in Campbellton-Restigouche to enforce
public health guidelines mounties say its going well.
A brief release from RCMP says they appreciate the efforts of citizens to
prevent the spread of COVID-19 and they have seen a compliance rate of over
Residents have reported fines being handed out for not wearing masks and
businesses being inspected to ensure they have, and are enforcing recovery
RCMP have not released data on the amount of fines handed out or penalties
CAM/NB – FATAL KEDGWICK
A 71-year-old man has died following a single vehicle crash in Kedgwick River.
Police say they were called to the scene on Sunday afternoon around 1pm to
reports a vehicle was submerged in the river.
The man from Saint-Andre was found deceased in the water near the vehicle.
Police believe the man was attempting to turn in the road and the vehicle
slid down a slope into the water.
The investigation is ongoing and a autopsy is being performed to determine
the man’s exact cause of death.
CAM – SMILE COOKIE CASH
The friends of Healthcare Foundation says this years Tim Hortons Smile Cookie
Campaign in Campbellton, Dahousie and Atholville raised over
The money will be used towards the purchase of much needed healthcare
equipment in the region.
It was the 18th year that Tim Hortons and the Friends Of Healthcare have
teamed up on the Smile cookie campaign – raising over 149-thousand-dollars
CAM/NB – DR. NGOLA
The case aginst the doctor accused by the province of being responsible for a
Covid outbreak in Campbellton back in May has been adjourned until next
Dr. Jean Robert Ngola was charged under the Emergency Measure act for not
self isolating after he traveled to Quebec to pick up his daughter.
The Tribune reports Dr.Ngola’s lawyer appeared in court yesterday and asked
for more time to review the recent disclosure of evidence from the crown.
The case will now return to court on November 23rd.
Ngola has threatened legal action against the province for among other
things being named a patient zero without evidence to support the claim.
CAM – RRSC LETTER
The Restigouche Regional Service Commission has written an open letter to
communities asking residents to listen to public health.
The letter says Restigouche is in critical situation with the outbreak and
the mayors and local service district representatives are calling on the
population to follow the guidelines.
Wearing a mask while maintaining six-feet distance, washing your hands
frequently, and staying within your bubble are listed by the commission.
Officials add the bubble consists of people who live in your household with
the only exception being someone who lives alone and needs care.
CAM – EEL RIVER RED PHASE
Eel River Bar First Nation is extending its pandemic red phase response for
at least another two-weeks.
A release by the band on Saturday says they have been made aware of three
more possible exposures to COVID-19 in the community and those people are
Officials say, this along with continued activity in Campbellton-Restigouche
means they will stay in the Red or Moose phase until at least November 6th at
which time they will re-evaluate.
The red phase closes all band operations and projects with some exceptions
such as ‘meals on wheels and home care, as well as requested nursing and
mental health services.