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  • Campbellton hospital loses two ICU beds
    by Tim Jaques on August 19, 2022 at 4:05 pm in health care

    Vitalité Health Network has reduced the number of intensive care unit beds at the Campbellton Regional Hospital from six to four – the latest casualty of the ongoing staffing shortage affecting health care in the province.

  • No local clinics despite blood shortage ‘a disgrace’: mayor
    by Tim Jaques on August 19, 2022 at 3:10 pm in health care

    Despite a declining number of donors in the province, Canadian Blood Services won’t reinstate mobile clinics in Campbellton and Dalhousie that it cancelled in 2017. Instead it suggests people book appointments when travelling – something Mayor Normand Pelletier of Dalhousie called ‘a crock of phoney baloney.”

  • Friday’s Tribune: City balks at financial subsidy request
    on August 18, 2022 at 11:36 pm in news
  • City balks at development incentive request
    by Trevor McNally on August 18, 2022 at 4:30 pm in city hall

    Nick Doucette of La Phare long-term care facility in Campbellton said he wants to develop a housing subdivision at the back of the Arran Street property.

  • Dodgers down 2-1 in MVBL semis
    on August 18, 2022 at 9:58 am in sports

    Brayden Lebel went seven innings in a 5-4 Dalhousie Dodgers loss on Aug. 11 in game one of their best-of-five Miramichi Valley Baseball League semifinal series with the Chatham Head Tigers. The Dodgers trial the series 2-1 entering game four in Chatham Head on Friday, while game five, if necessary, is set for Dalhousie on Monday

  • Sports briefs: Tigers camp starting soon
    on August 17, 2022 at 7:10 pm in sports

    Campbellton Junior A Tigers goaltender Olivier Leclair and his mates will begin training camp at the end of the month.

  • Council briefs: Street patching proves costly
    by Trevor McNally on August 17, 2022 at 7:09 pm in city hall

    Campbellton city council approved the withdrawal of $60,000 from its reserve fund on Tuesday to finish patching potholes on city streets.

  • New sign needed for railway overpass
    by Trevor McNally on August 17, 2022 at 4:03 pm in news

    Even though there are five signs warning of the low clearance, taller vehicles are still getting stuck in the “subway” in Campbellton. Council discussed the matter on Tuesday and will have a study done on how the crashes might be reduced.

  • Fire department hosting open house
    on August 17, 2022 at 3:13 pm in community

    Campbellton volunteer firefighter Andy Rioux shows young Kovi Pelletier how to work the hose during a demonstration earlier this summer. Rioux and the rest of the fire brigade will be hosting an open house on Saturday.

  • Bed occupancy drops, but COVID-19 inpatients rise
    on August 16, 2022 at 7:55 pm in health care

    Bed occupancy dropped over the past week at Campbellton Regional Hospital, data released on Aug. 16 by Vitalité Health Network shows, although the number of COVID-19 patients rose.

  • NB Power sticking to pipeline plan: mayor
    on August 16, 2022 at 7:54 pm in business & economy

    Dalhousie Mayor Normand Pelletier said he met with NB Power officials last week about the removal of a disused pipeline in town, but the Crown corporation is sticking to its plan to remove only the visible portions, like the one shown here along Van Horne Street. The mayor wants sections that are buried or in tunnels removed too.

  • Four First Nations added to treaty map
    on August 16, 2022 at 3:56 pm in first nations

    Four First Nations in Quebec, including Listuguj First Nation across from Campbellton, have been included to federal Peace and Friendship Treaties maps. The announcement was made in a release Aug. 15 by Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations.

  • PHOTOS: Campbellton celebrates Acadian Day
    on August 16, 2022 at 2:07 pm in community

    Acadian Day celebrations were held on the Campbellton waterfront Monday, which included some people dressed in period attire.

  • New business specializes in heavy fabric work
    by Trevor McNally on August 16, 2022 at 1:49 pm in business & economy

    Dalhousie’s Evan Bernatchez has opened a new shop called ANE Custom Sewing that caters to repairing heavier fabric while creating other goods.

  • Dalhousie council OKs pump, truck purchases
    by Tim Jaques on August 15, 2022 at 8:56 pm in city hall

    Council resolved to purchase two pumps for sewage pump station No. 5 for $73,080 plus tax, for both pumps, to be paid out of the capital utility reserve fund. The current pumps, while still operational, are getting old.

  • Champions crowned at Restigouche Golf and Country Club
    on August 15, 2022 at 3:06 pm in sports

    Alex Doucet, right, won the men’s club championship at the Restigouche Golf and Country Club on the weekend, beating Jeff Paradis on the first playoff hole. With Doucet is club president Allen Doucett.

  • UPDATE: Mounties nab Quebec fugitive in Saint-Quentin
    on August 15, 2022 at 2:05 pm in police & fire
  • Health authorities insist they are moving on recruitment
    by Trevor McNally on August 14, 2022 at 6:11 pm in health care

    Officials with the province and both of the regional health authorities say much progress has been made on hiring health professionals, although more than 60,000 New Brunswickers are without a primary physician.

  • Not their first choice, but local MLAs back Holt
    by Tim Jaques on August 14, 2022 at 12:24 am in politics

    While neither local Liberal MLAs had picked Susan Holt as their first choice as leader of the NB Liberal Party, both say they are fully behind her and believe she fully understands northern issues.

  • TEE TO GREEN: Club championships this weekend
    by Derek Ferguson on August 12, 2022 at 7:41 pm in sports

    Mike Firlotte scored his first-ever hole-in-one last week on the par-3 14th hole at the Restigouche Golf and Country Club.

  • Healthcare Foundation tourney raised over $80K
    on August 12, 2022 at 3:15 pm in sports

    NHL Hall of Famer Yvan Cournoyer was in northern New Brunswick last week to host the annual Friends of Healthcare Foundation charity golf tournament at the Restigouche Golf and Country Club. From left are Dr. Hristo Laevski, Cournoyer and Allison Metallic, two of the main sponsors of the event. The tournament raised more than $80,000.

  • Friday’s Tribune: Dalhousie mayor wants entire pipeline gone
    on August 12, 2022 at 7:01 am in news
  • Planners OK business expansion
    on August 11, 2022 at 7:35 pm in business & economy

    VC Renovations has received planning approval, subject to the further approval of city council, for a zoning change that will allow it to erect a new building on a vacant lot next to its existing building on Vanier Street.

  • Campbellton mayor meets minister on wildlife fencing
    by Trevor McNally on August 11, 2022 at 11:12 am in news

    Campbellton Mayor Ian Comeau and other met with Transportation and Infrastructure minister Jill Green last week to discuss the need for more wildlife fencing in Restigouche.

  • Sports briefs: Ndopedro, Team NB to Games semis
    on August 11, 2022 at 8:52 am in sports

    Campbellton’s Jared Ndopedro and his New Brunswick boys’ soccer team have qualified for the semifinals of the boys’ Canada Summer Games soccer tournament.

  • Town ordering new pumps for sewage station
    by Tim Jaques on August 10, 2022 at 6:59 pm in city hall

    Dalhousie will order new pumps for Station No. 5 on Renfrew Street, one of its main sewage pumping station. The existing pumps are working but starting to show signs of age.

  • A.L.P.A. beneficiary of procurement contract
    by Trevor McNally on August 10, 2022 at 3:56 pm in politics

    Mary Wilson, the minister responsible for Service New Brunswick, was at A.L.P.A. Equipment in Eel River-Dundee on Wednesday to announce the purchase of a Landrich harvester for the Miramichi campus of the New Brunswick Community College network. Beside her is A.L.P.A. vice-president Serge Landry.

  • Electoral boundaries commission coming to Campbellton
    on August 10, 2022 at 11:53 am in election

    The schedule for public hearings on changes to the province’s 49 provincial electoral districts has been released. Twelve communities will be visited by the Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission. The Campbellton hearing will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre on the Campbellton waterfront.

  • Bed occupancy rises at Campbellton hospital
    on August 9, 2022 at 7:09 pm in health care

    Bed occupancy rose over the past week at Campbellton Regional Hospital, data released on Aug. 9 by Vitalité Health Network shows. The hospital was at 84 per cent bed occupancy, compared to 72 per cent bed occupancy as of July 30, but down from 91 per cent on July 19.

  • Double-homicide case adjourned to December
    by Tim Jaques on August 9, 2022 at 4:35 pm in courts & crime

    A man charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with a May 15, 2021, double homicide will be in court in December to deal with motions related to his case. Brandon Metallic, 29, of Listuguj First Nation, is charged in the deaths of a man in his 20s and a young girl in the community.