June 17, 2020 | by:



The prototype of the commercial fishing catamaran that is looking to be built
in Dalhousie is in the area for sea trials.

Pro Cat vice-president Michel Pachiaudo tells the Tribune the boat will be
seen by Transport Canada for sea trials and then prospective buyers will be
invited to try the craft.

The 32-foot catamaran style vessel claims to be more stable on rough seas for
fishers with water being funneled down the open space.

Pro Cat hopes to build a 10-thousand square-foot factory near the old ferry
wharf in Dalhousie that could employ up to 50-people in the area.


A Campbellton man charged for allegedly stalking a teenage girl is now facing
a new charge in relation to the incidents.

According to the Tribune 24-year-old Morgan Jerome-Legouffe was in court
Monday via teleconference and charged with making pornography available as a
means to lure the victim.

The new charge goes with several other charges including criminal harassment,
intent to commit a sexual offence, and break and enter over the course of the
alleged stalking from February of 2019 to last month.

Jerome-Legouffe has been sent for a 30-day psychiatric evaluation and will
return to court July 15th to enter a plea.


The Chief of Eel River Bar First Nation says the voices and concerns of all
first nation families will be heard in upcoming meetings with Premier Blaine

A letter released by Sacha LaBillois says the recent events have saddened her
as a Mi’kmaq and they will be heard during the provincial meetings.

LaBillois says the frequency of incidents and lack of considerations
highlight serious gaps in the current system that lets the most vulnerable
fall through the cracks.

As a show of solidarity the council are also holding a walk tomorrow (WED
17th) at 1pm leaving from the band administration office and are inviting all
to attend.


RCMP are investigating a suspicious vehicle fire at a residence in Atholville.

Police say on June 8 members along with the Atholville Fire Department were
called to a report of a pickup truck on fire outside a home on St-Louis

The truck was completely destroyed by the fire, but fortunately there were no

Investigators have determined the fire was deliberately set. Police are
asking anyone with information to contact them or Crimestoppers.

NB/MIR-Famlies meet

The families of Rodney Levi, Chantel Moore and Brady Francis got together

Jessica Perley, whose son Brady Francis was killed in a hit and run accident
in 2018, told the Leader their people are being killed and there’s no justice

The families got together for healing ceremonies and to discuss the systemic
racism that Perely said robs Indigenous people of justice.

In a news release, the Wolastoqey (Wul-AH’-stook-kway) Nation said the
shooting deaths of Moore and Levi “are windows into the systemic racism that
exists within our police and criminal justice systems.”

It is calling for a “fully independent inquiry with Indigenous leadership” to
investigate the shootings to restore trust in the system.


The province reported three new cases of COVID-19 yesterday all in the
Campbellton region.

Two of the cases are health-care employees at the Campbellton Regional
Hospital and the other case is linked to a close contact of a case.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is now 163 including two
deaths of residents of a long-term care home in the region.

Thirty cases remain active with four patients in hospital, including one in
an intensive care.

Nationally there are over 99-thousand-400 cases and 8,213 COVID-19 related


The New Brunswick government has launched a staycation campaign encouraging
residents to discover their own province over the coming months.

The province says the aim of the campaign is to support the province’s
tourism industry, which has been hit hard by restrictions imposed to slow the
spread of COVID-19.

Tourism Minister Bruce Fitch says residents who support local tourism
operators will also be helping to restore the provincial economy.

Videos from the campaign will show scenes from throughout the province with
the main message being Welcome back.