N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Another death, 85 new cases

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Premier Blaine Higgs offered condolences Friday to those mourning the loss of a loved one to COVID-19. (Government of New Brunswick/YouTube - image credit)
Premier Blaine Higgs offered condolences Friday to those mourning the loss of a loved one to COVID-19. (Government of New Brunswick/YouTube - image credit)

New Brunswick reported another COVID-related death Friday and 85 new cases spread across six of the seven health zones.

A person in their 90s in the Moncton region, Zone 1, has died as a result of COVID-19, Public Health said in a news release. This marks the twelfth death reported in the past eight days and brings the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 60.

Premier Blaine Higgs offered his condolences to the person's loved ones.

"Hearing of these losses never gets easier, nor should it," he said in a statement.

There were more recoveries, at 97, than new cases.

Forty-one people are hospitalized with COVID, an increase of one from Thursday, with 15 of them in an intensive care unit, a decrease of one. No one under the age of 19 is in hospital, according to the release.

A total of 80.2 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 or older are now fully vaccinated, up from 80 per cent on Thursday, while 89.2 per cent have received at least one dose, up from 88.9.

Of the new cases, 68 — or 80 per cent — were not fully vaccinated, Public Health said.

At least 20 of them are under 10 and too young to be vaccinated, dashboard testing data indicates.

Vitalité reduces services, updates health-care worker vaccination rates

The Vitalité Health Network has started to reduce services as COVID-19 cases continue to climb and has released updated vaccination rates for its health-care workers.

In a situation report report Friday, the regional health authority said it has reduced elective surgeries at the Campbellton Regional Hospital, which has an occupancy rate of 121.8 per cent, with just one COVID-19 patient, who is in intensive care.

The Edmundston Regional Hospital, which has 10 COVID patients, including four in ICU, and has an occupancy rate of 82.5 per cent, has had certain ambulatory care services reduced.

And concentrated care beds —for patients requiring stringent care and monitoring — at the Tracadie Hospital have been temporarily converted to "telemetry beds," according to the report. The occupancy rate for the Tracadie Hospital was not provided.

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The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre is at 115.4 per cent occupancy, with one COVID patient, while the Chaleur Regional Hospital is at 91.5 per cent and has no COVID patients.

A total of 21 health-care employees are off work.

"Our priorities are to maintain the following essential services: emergency departments, urgent surgeries, intensive care, COVID-19 testing within 48 hours, vaccination of the population against COVID-19 and care of patients with COVID-19," the report said.

Vitalité continues to work with its employees and physicians to increase vaccination rates and slow the spread of COVID-19 in New Brunswick.

A total of 79 per cent of Vitalité workers are now fully vaccinated, while 83 per cent have received one dose.

"Numbers dating back to a few weeks or from different sources have recently been made public," the release said. "The Network apologizes for any confusion that this situation might have caused.

"Since vaccination rates of health care workers fluctuate over time, data sources are difficult to access and due to current limitations of our systems, numbers may vary.

Vitalité is trying to improve data collection so it can provide more accurate, timely statistics, the release said.

The Horizon Health Network did not release a similar status report Friday, but spokesperson Kris McDavid provided updated occupancy rates for the five largest hospitals, which are the ones that care for COVID patients and have intensive care beds.

All but one have decreased since Sept. 23.

  • Moncton Hospital: 85 per cent, down from 90 per cent

  • Saint John Regional Hospital: 96 per cent, up from 91 per cent

  • Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital: 90 per cent, down from 93 per cent

  • Upper River Valley Hospital: 96 per cent, down from 110 per cent

  • Miramichi Regional Hospital: 93 per cent, down from 100 per cent

Horizon quietly reverted to a "modified orange alert level," internal documents reveal.

3 more deaths, 37 cases at Sackville nursing home

COVID-19 has claimed three more lives at a nursing home in Sackville, bringing the total to five.

Drew Nursing Home administrators advised families of the latest deaths Friday "with heavy hearts."

They also announced there are now a total of 37 positive cases of COVID 19 at the 118-bed home — 28 residents and nine employees. That's an increase of six since the last notice five days ago.

All of the COVID-positive residents live on Chignecto unit, except one who lives on the Beausejour unit and another who lives on Fundy unit, according to the update.

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"If you have not been contacted by our NP [nurse practitioner] or RN [registered nurse], then your loved one is not impacted," it said.

All staff and residents are tested twice a week throughout the outbreak, on Tuesdays and Fridays. "The [updates] will continue to be provided once we have the results. The results are normally received within 48 to 72 hours," the notice said.

The home is increasing connections for residents and families through FaceTime and telephone calls, according to the notice. "Please be sure to reach out if you are requesting these visits. Red Cross employees as well as social workers are also in place to help support our residents."

No window visits will be scheduled, and residents won't be moved to the windows, but "if a family member requests to come to a window and wave/see their loved one, it would be acceptable."

"Please be assured that all our staff, the [provincial rapid outbreak management] team as well as all others involved are working extremely hard to contain this virus," the notice said, thanking everyone for their "support, kindness and prayers."

Public Health launches registration system vaccination proof

Public Health has made it easier for New Brunswickers to access their proof of COVID-19 vaccination online.

Instead of having to attend a regional health authority vaccination clinic to obtain a registration code to create a MyHealthNB account and securely access their COVID-19 information, people can simply type "IR," followed by one of their vaccination dates for the code, using the YYYYMMDD format.

"For example, if you were vaccinated on June 22, 2021, enter this as your Registration Code: IR20210622," the website states.

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The vaccination date must have been at least five days ago to ensure their vaccination record has been processed and the date can be verified, the website advises.

The change was made overnight, said Department of Health spokesperson Bruce Macfarlane.

Since then, 200 people have registered, he said in an emailed statement.

On Sept. 15, the province announced proof of vaccination is now required to access most non-essential businesses, services and events.

"I would encourage those who have booked an in-person appointment to cancel it and instead, use this new option," Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, said in a statement.

Cancellations can be done online or by calling 1-833-437-1424.

Anyone 16 or older who has received at least one vaccine in the province and has a valid New Brunswick Medicare number, or another Canadian Health Card number, can register for a MyHealthNB account.

Moncton lab processing record 3,000 tests per day

The Moncton lab is processing a record 3,000 tests per day as it struggles to deal with a surge in demand and get a backlog under control.

"We [are working] like we have never worked before," said Dr. Gabriel Girouard, a microbiologist and infectious disease specialist at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

The 3,000 tests represent 386 tests for a population of 100,000 people, said Girouard.

"This means that we are surpassing Canada's daily average for the last seven days: 283 tests/100,000 people," he said in an emailed statement.

Roughly two to three per cent of the tests processed have been positive, Girouard said.

Moncton doctor sets up screening clinic to help cut test wait times

A doctor in Moncton hopes to help alleviate the wait times for COVID-19 testing in the region by setting up a pop-up COVID screening clinic.

Dr. Isabelle-Anne Girouard, who works at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, and a group of nurses have set up a site in the parking lot of the Platinum Educational Centre, on Amirault Street in Dieppe.

Girouard said she wanted to start the clinic after her own family's encounter with COVID.

"My little girl had a runny nose and I got her swabbed, and to my surprise, it came back positive without really knowing because we hadn't been in contact with anyone that was [suspected] of COVID. So I thought I'd try to help out the other moms out there who needed help."

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Submitted by Isabelle-Anne Girouard

Given the recent surge in COVID cases across the province, the demand for tests has also risen.

As of Wednesday, people in some health zones are waiting an average of four to five days to get an appointment, Department of Health Bruce Macfarlane has said.

On average, it takes another five business days to get the results, unless a case is marked as high priority, in which case the average turnaround time is 24 to 48 hours, Macfarlane said.

The "optimal turnaround time for testing, from administering the test, to specimen collection, to processing and call back is three to five days," he said.

The screening clinic is for people who have at least one symptom of COVID-19 or who have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the greater Moncton area.

"It's not really the time to use up our lab to swab asymptomatic people because the lab is working extra hard," said Girouard.

During the first two days, she and her team collected 270 swabs, she said.

The clinic will continue to operate between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. until Sunday, with Girouard and a dozen nurses volunteering their time.

There are 203 active cases in the Moncton region, Zone 1.

Cases now confirmed at 63 schools, 28 child-care facilities

Sixty-three schools and 28 early learning and child-care facilities have had confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the school year on Sept. 7, Public Health has confirmed.

That includes new cases confirmed Friday in facilities across four health zones.

In the Moncton region, Zone 1, a positive case was confirmed at each of the following schools: Moncton High School and Beaverbrook School in Moncton.

A new positive case was also confirmed at École Champlain in Moncton, which was previously impacted.

In the Fredericton region, Zone 3, a positive case was confirmed at Centreville Community School.

A new positive case was also confirmed at Hartland Community School, which was previously impacted.

A positive case was confirmed at Centreville Child Care.

In the Edmundston region, Zone 4, a positive case was confirmed at École Élémentaire Sacré-Coeur in Grand Falls.

A new positive case or cases have been confirmed at the following schools, which were previously impacted: École Mgr-Martin in St-Quentin, École Marie-Gaétane in Kedgwick and Polyvalente Thomas-Albert in Grand Falls.

A positive case was also confirmed at Centre de Soins et Éducation Mickey & Minnie in Saint André.

In the Campbellton region, Zone 5, a new positive case was confirmed at Galion des Appalaches in Campbellton, which was previously impacted.

People who have been in close contact with a positive case will be notified directly by Public Health or the school or facility for contact tracing, according to a news release.

Under New Brunswick's Healthy and Safe Schools guidelines, schools with cases will close or move to online learning for at least one calendar day to support contact tracing, risk assessments and operational responses. This may include weekends and holidays, when the facilities would ordinarily be closed.

3 Perth-Andover schools resume in-class learning Monday

Students in Perth-Andover will head back to class on Monday, according to a notice sent to parents and guardians Friday by the superintendent of the Anglophone West School District.

"Today we met with the regional medical officer of health, who reviewed the current situation related to COVID-19 in the three Perth-Andover schools," Andover Elementary School, Perth-Andover Middle School, and Southern Victoria High School, wrote David McTimoney.

"The recommendation is that in-person learning will resume on Monday, October 4 for all three schools."

Anyone who is experiencing COVID symptoms must stay home and get tested, and anyone under an isolation order must continue to self-isolate, he said.

"We look forward to having students back in the classroom on Monday and appreciate your patience and commitment as we [are] working through these challenging times."

The first positive cases at Andover Elementary were announced on Sept. 14, followed by positive cases at Perth-Andover Middle School and Southern Victoria High School on Sept. 16. Additional cases have since been announced at all three schools.

Breakdown of new cases

The 85 new cases of COVID-19 and 97 recoveries reported Friday put the province's total active case count at 677.

Moncton region, Zone 1, 15 cases:

  • Five people 19 or under

  • Four people 20-29

  • Two people 30-39

  • Two people 40-49

  • A person 50-59

  • A person 60-69

Nine of these cases are under investigation and six are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Saint John region, Zone 2, 11 cases:

  • Three people 19 or under

  • Two people 20 to 29

  • A person 30 to 39

  • Two people 40 to 49

  • A person 5 to 59

  • A person 60 to 69

  • A person 80 to 89

Six of these cases are under investigation and five are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Fredericton region, Zone 3, 21 cases:

  • Five people 19 or under

  • A person 20 to 29

  • Three people 30 to 39

  • Four people 40 to 49

  • Three people 50 to 59

  • A person 60 to 69

  • Three people 70 to 79

  • A person 80 to 89

Nineteen of these cases are under investigation and two are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Edmundston region, Zone 4, 25 cases:

  • 16 people 19 or under

  • A person 30 to 39

  • Two people 40 to 49

  • Four people 50 to 59

  • A person 60 to 69

  • A person 90 or over

Sixteen of theses cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and nine cases are under investigation.

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Campbellton region, Zone 5, 11 cases:

  • Five people 19 or under

  • A person 20 to 29

  • Two people 30 to 39

  • A person 40 to 49

  • A person 50 to 59

  • A person 70 to 79.

Ten of these cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and the other is under investigation.

Miramichi region, Zone 7, two cases:

  • A person 19 or under

  • A person 60-69

Both of these cases are under investigation.

A total of 467,093 tests have been conducted to date, including 2,542 since the report Thursday.

New Brunswick has had 4,272 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with 3,534 recoveries so far.

More than 586,000 rapid test kits distributed

Public Health has distributed more than 586,000 rapid test kits through its COVID-19 Point of Care Testing program, according to an update Friday.

This program is "designed to ensure workplace operations continue safely, while protecting employees and close contacts," it said in a news release.

A separate program for eligible non-profit organizations, charities and Indigenous community organizations with workers based in New Brunswick is co-ordinated with the Canadian Red Cross.

Rapid tests are also used in managing outbreaks.

Point of care testing can help control the spread of COVID-19, said Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell.

"When cases are identified early this helps us respond as potential carriers can be isolated, which helps to stop the transmission of the virus," she said in a statement.

"The results of a rapid test reflect a person's status for that moment in time. It is vital that those who have a positive result on a rapid care test kit follow-up with a lab-based PCR [polymerase chain reaction] test at an assessment centre to confirm the results."

KV youth centre at risk of closure

The head of a Kennebecasis Valley youth centre says the pandemic has put its future in peril.

The KV Oasis Youth Centre can only operate for a few more months with the funds it has left, said executive director Sam Risk.

"Due to the pandemic, we haven't been able to have any of our in-person [fundraising] events," he said.

"Normally we have two large events a year, roughly bringing in about $80,000, and we haven't been able to have them for about two years now."

The centre provides a drop-in centre, help with resume writing, babysitting courses, and home alone courses.

Risk says it costs about $300,000 a year to run, but it receives little government funding.

The centre sees between 220 and 440 drop-ins a month, he said.

Atlantic COVID roundup

Nova Scotia reported reported 77 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, a figure that includes cases discovered since the last update on Wednesday. The province now has 240 active cases. Eleven people are hospitalized with COVID-19, including four in intensive care.

Newfoundland and Labrador reported two deaths and 41 new cases. The province has 180 active cases, and seven people are in hospital, including four in critical care.

Prince Edward Island reported three new cases on Friday. The province has 11 active cases.

New public exposure notices

Public Health listed numerous new public exposure sites in six of the seven health zones across the province Friday, some dating back as far as Sept. 13. The listings include a hospital emergency department, a hotel, a church, several restaurants, grocery stores and pharmacies, a skating rink and pool hall.

Moncton region, Zone 1

  • Sept. 18 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Belliveau Orchard (1209 Main Rd., Memramcook)

Saint John region, Zone 2

  • Sept. 26 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Saint John Regional Hospital, emergency department (400 University Ave., Saint John)

  • Sept. 21 between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Sobeys (1 Plaza Ave., Saint John)

  • Sept. 19 – Center Point Victory Church (101 Wilton St., Saint John)

Fredericton region, Zone 3

  • Sept. 24 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Fredericton CO-OP (170 Doak Rd., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 24 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (471 Smythe St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 21, 22, and 23 – Delta Hotels by Marriott (225 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 23 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Costco (25 Wayne Squibb Blvd., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 22 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – STMR.36 BBQ and Social (Delta Fredericton) (225 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 21 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – RustiCo (304 King St., Fredericton)

Edmundston region, Zone 4

  • Sept. 29 between 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 29 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls

  • Sept. 25 between 11:35 a.m. and noon – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 25 between 11 a.m. and noon – Grand Falls Farmers' Market (68 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 25 between 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – The Red Barn (10549 Route 144, Saint André)

  • Sept. 25 between 9:25 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. – Giant Tiger (200 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 25 between 8:45 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. – Simply for Life (91 Tobique Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 25 between 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Hill Top Restaurant (131 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 17 to 25 – Bernier Meat Shop (40 Industrielle Rd., Saint Leonard)

  • Sept. 24 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 23 between 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Giant Tiger (200 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 21 between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint-Camille Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 21 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Greco Pizza (10 Mahsus Crt., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 20 and 21 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Royal Bank (305 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 20 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 20 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. – Dollarama (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 20 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Jean-Daigle Centre (85 15-aout Rd., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 19 between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Jean Coutu (276 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 18 between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight (462 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 18 between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Best Western Plus Grand-Sault Hotel & Suites (187 Ouellette Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 17 between 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Shell (100 Grey Rock Rd., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 16 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – E. P. Sénéchal Centre (60 Ouellette Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 13 between 10 a.m. and noon – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 13 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Dollarama (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

Campbellton region, Zone 5

  • Sept. 27 and 28 – East Coast Industrial (1 Boom Rd., Atholville)

  • Sept. 23 between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. – Dooly's (81 Roseberry St., Campbellton)

Miramichi region, Zone 7

  • Sept. 22, 23, and 24 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Guillevin International (318 Dalton Ave., Miramichi)

Previous exposure notices

Public Health has identified a case of COVID-19 in a person who may have been infectious while on the following flights:

  • Sept. 21 – Air Canada Flight 8942 – from Toronto to Moncton departed at 7:55 a.m.

  • Sept. 19 – Air Canada Flight 8790 – from Montreal to Saint John departed at 7:56 p.m.

  • Sept. 18 – Flair Airlines Flight 8137 – from Toronto to Saint John departed at 7:12 a.m.

  • Sept, 16 – Air Canada Flight 8512 – from Montreal to Bathurst departed at 4:50 p.m.

  • Sept.14 – Air Canada Flight 8502 – from Montreal to Fredericton departed at 1:25 p.m.

Public Health has also identified other places in the province where people may have been exposed to the virus over the past two weeks.

Moncton region, Zone 1

  • Sept. 26 between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Costco (140 Granite Dr., Moncton)

  • Sept. 26 between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – J.K. Irving Centre Moncton Wildcats game (30 Evangéline St., Bouctouche)

  • Sept. 25 between 11 a.m. and noon – YMCA (30 War Ave., Moncton)

  • Sept. 22, 23, 24, and 25 – Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham (2515 Mountain Rd., Moncton)

  • Sept. 24 and 25 between 10:20 p.m. and 4:20 a.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre emergency room (330 Université Ave., Moncton)

  • Sept. 23 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Maple Leaf Queen's Buffet (939 Mountain Rd., Moncton)

  • Sept. 23 between 9:30 a.m. and noon – White Cab Taxi (981 Main St., Moncton)

  • Sept. 22 and 23 between 11 p.m. and 11:50 p.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre emergency room (330 Université Ave.

  • Sept. 20 and Sept. 24 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Route 16 Diner (4335 Route 16, Malden)

  • Sept. 21 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. – St. Louis Bar and Grill (500 Kennedy Rd., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Moncton Hospital obstetrics unit (135 Macbeath Ave., Moncton)

  • Sept. 20 between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Club D'âge D'or de Dieppe (445 Acadie Ave., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 19 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. – Kiwanis Park (80 Limerick St., Moncton)

  • Sept. 19 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Rose's Your Independent Grocer (75 Main St., Sackville)

  • Sept. 19 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – TH Sports Group, Sports Complex (184 Barker St., Moncton)

  • Sept. 19 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Tim Hortons (151 Horseman Rd., Moncton)

  • Sept. 19 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre radiology department (330 Université Ave, Moncton)

  • Sept. 19 between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. – Tandoori Zaika (196 Robinson St., Moncton)

  • Sept. 18 between 4 p.m. to midnight – Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre radiology department (330 Université Ave, Moncton)

  • Sept. 18 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Magnetic Hill Winery (860 Front Mountain Rd., Moncton)

  • Sept. 18 between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. – St. James' Gate (14 Church St., Moncton)

  • Sept. 18 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. – East Coast Amusements of New Brunswick (377 Killam Dr., Moncton)

  • Sept. 17 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Sephora (477 Paul St., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 17 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – H&M (477 Paul St., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 17 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – East Side Mario's (99 Trinity Dr., Moncton)

  • Sept. 17 between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Superior Propane Centre (Rink D) (55 Russ Howard Dr., Moncton)

  • Sept. 17 between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Moxies Grill and Bar (10 Wyse St., Moncton)

  • Sept. 17 between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Costco (140 Granite Dr., Moncton)

  • Sept. 16 and 17 between 8 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Moncton Hospital emergency department (135 Macbeath Ave., Moncton)

  • Sept. 16 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Sephora (477 Paul St., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 16 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – H&M (477 Paul St., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 16 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Arbys (1029 Mountain Rd., Moncton)

Saint John region, Zone 2:

  • Sept. 22 between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Forever Healthy Allergy Elimination Centre (1040 Main St., Sussex)

  • Sept. 21 between noon and 3 p.m. – The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home (23 Main St., St. Stephen)

  • Sept. 20 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Voting station (5 Rose St., St. Stephen)

  • Sept. 20 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Holy Rosary Catholic Church (5 Rose St., St. Stephen)

  • Sept. 18 between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (44 Lower Cove Rd., Sussex)

  • Sept. 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Spuds N Things (677 Main St., Hampton)

  • Sept. 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Hampton Your Independent Grocer (454 Main St. Unit 15, Hampton)

  • Sept. 17 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Gahan House Restaurant (87, Prince William St., Saint John)

  • Sept. 17 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Taste and See (609 Main St., Sussex)

  • Sept. 17 between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Royal King – Taste of India (165 Union St., Saint John)

Fredericton region, Zone 3:

  • Sept. 26 between 10 a.m. and noon – Truth Temple Inc (2930 Williamstown Rd., Centreville)

  • Sept. 25 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. – Scott's Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)

  • Sept. 24 between 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell St., Woodstock)

  • Sept. 23 between 2:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell St., Woodstock)

  • Sept. 23 and 24 – Days Inn Hotel (60 Brayson Blvd., Oromocto)

  • Sept. 23 – Corrective Health Services (435 Brookside Dr., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 22 and 23 between 8 a.m. and noon – Gateway Dental Centre (22 Commerce Dr., Oromocto)

  • Sept. 20, 21, and 22 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell St., Woodstock)

  • Sept. 21 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell St., Woodstock)

  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – GoodLife Fitness (435 Brookside Dr., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 19 between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Subway (18 F. Tribe Rd. Unit 3, Perth-Andover)

  • Sept. 19 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.– Cannon's Cross Pub (15 Riverside Dr., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 18 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.– Atlantic Superstore (471 Smythe St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 18 between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Regent Mall (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 18 between 10 a.m. and noon – Winners (9 Riocan Ave., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 18 between 9 a.m. and noon – Boyce Farmers Market (665 George St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 18 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Bluenotes (1150 Prospect St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 18 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. – uKIDS (1150 Prospect St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 18 between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Starbucks (1040 Prospect St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 18 between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.- Sobeys (1180 Prospect St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 18 between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.- Global Pet Foods (1055 Prospect St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 18 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell St., Woodstock)

  • Sept. 18 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Walmart (125 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton)

  • Sept. 18 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Giant Tiger (598 Union St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 17 between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell St., Woodstock)

  • Sept. 17 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Worship and Prayer Barn (288 Sunpoke Rd., Rusagonis)

  • Sept. 17 between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Regent Mall (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 17 between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. – Days Inn (958 Propsect St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 17 between 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. – Jean Coutu (598 Union St., Fredericton)

  • September 16 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Vaccination clinic Perth Andover Baptist Church (194 Barrett St., Perth-Andover)

  • Sept. 16 between noon and 2 p.m. – GoodLife Fitness (435 Brookside Dr., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 16 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Jean Coutu (598 Union St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 16 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Walmart (430 Connell Rd., Woodstock)

  • Sept. 16 between 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Subway (18 F. Tribe Rd. Unit 3, Perth-Andover)

  • Sept. 15, 16, and 17– Scott's Your Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)

Edmundston Region, Zone 4:

  • Sept. 27 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – UNI Financial Cooperative (51 Notre-Dame Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 27 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Familiprix (116 Notre-Dame Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Between Sept. 20 and 24 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Archway Insurance (166 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 25 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Canadian Tire (590 Victoria Rd., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 23 between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Marché Bonichoix - J.M. & C. Dugas Ltée (4 Saint-Camille Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 23 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Saint Quentin Cooperative (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 22 between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. – McDonald's (230 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 22 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 22 between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Camille St., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 21 between 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – McDonald's (230 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 21 between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 21 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Vaccination clinc, E. P. Sénéchal Centre (60 Ouellet St., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 21 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Vaccination clinic, E. P. Sénéchal Centre (60 Ouellette Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 20 between 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Sept. 17 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.– PhysioFirst Prof. Corp. (68 Ouellette St., Suite 100, Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Hilltop (131 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 20 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Voting station Eglise St. Jacques (6 Ecole St., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 20 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Léopold Roy House (212 Canada St., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 20 between noon and 1 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Camille St., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 20 between noon and 1 p.m. – Burger King (100 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls

  • Sept. 20 between 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – McDonald's (230 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Pizza Delight (462 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Camille St., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 20 between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Voting station Salle des Citoyens (4 St. Jean St., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 20 between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Marché Bonichoix D. Poitras (746 Main St., Saint Leonard)

  • Sept. 20 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Green Diamond Equipment (67 Ouellette Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Le Grand Saut (155 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between noon and 5 p.m. – Animalerie R L Tropical (721 Victoria Rd., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 19 between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. – Tim Hortons (54 Canada St., Saint-Quentin)

  • September 19 between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 19 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight (462 Madawaska Road, Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Toner Food Master (328 Tobique Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Dollarama (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Giant Tiger (200 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 10 a.m. and noon – Shoppers Drug Mart (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Giant Tiger (200 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 19 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Foodland (535 Everard H. Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 18 between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. – Tim Hortons (54 Canada St., Saint-Quentin)

  • Sept. 18 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (462 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 18 between 5 p.m and 5:30 p.m. – Greco (77 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 18 between 4:30 p.m and 5:30 p.m. – Restaurant Le Patrimoine (115 Rivière à la Truite St., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 18 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 18 between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Les Brasseurs du Petit Sault (45 de l'Église Rd., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 18 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Casino Grey Rock (100 Chief Joanna Blvd., Saint-Basile)

  • Sept. 18 between 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. – Burger King (10 Mahsus Crt., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 18 between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Paradis des Bonbons (180 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 18 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Hart (180 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 18 between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (577 Victoria St., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 18 between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 18 between 12:35 p.m. and 1:05 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 18 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Subway (360 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 18 between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Boston Pizza (164 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 18 between 11:30 a.m. and noon – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 18 between 9 a.m. and noon – Final Cuts (275 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 18 between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Kent Building Supplies (88 Powers Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Alcool NB Liquor (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 18 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Marché Bonichoix – J.M. & C. Dugas (4 Saint Camille Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 18 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 18 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Animalerie R L Tropical (721 Victoria Rd., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 17 between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Subway (423 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 17 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 17 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 17 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Boston Pizza (164 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 17 between 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – Jean-Daigle Centre (85 15-Aout Rd., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 17 between 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (44 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)

  • Sept. 17 between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (462 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 17 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (115 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)

  • Sept. 17 between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Pronature (15G Mowin St., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 17 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – St. Sacrement Catholic Church (188 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)

  • Sept. 17 between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Co Opérative de St-Quentin Ltée (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 17 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Résidence Funéraire Valcourt (254 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)

  • Sept. 17 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.– Walmart (494 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 17 between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Plaso Dent (391 Front Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 16 and 17 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Fleuriste Boutique Nicole (214 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 16 and Sept. 17 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.– Shoppers Drug Mart (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Sept.16 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Auberge Évasion de Rêves (11 Canada Rd., Saint-Quentin)

  • Sept. 16 between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 16 between 12:35 p.m. and 1:05 p.m. – Esso (15 Notre Dame Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 16 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.– Blues Printing (180A Portage St., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 13 to 19 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. – O'Régal Restaurant (8014 Route 17, Kedgwick North)

  • Between Sept. 13 and 17 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Université de Moncton - Edmundston Campus (165 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)

  • Between Sept. 9 and 17 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – OK Tire (5 Mgr Martin Ouest Rd., Saint-Quentin)

  • Sept. 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

Campbellton region, Zone 5:

  • Sept. 22, 25, and 26 – Pseudio Boutique (312 Val D'Amour Rd., Campbellton)

  • Sept. 22 between 11:05 a.m. and noon – Vaccine clinic, Campbellton Regional Hospital (189 Lily Lake Rd., Campbellton)

  • Sept. 21 between 6 p.m. and midnight – Dooly's (81 E Roseberry St., Campbellton)

  • Sept. 22 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. – Dooly's (81 E Roseberry St., Campbellton)

  • Sept. 18 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Country Kitchen (14154 Route 17, Glen Levit)

  • Sept. 17 between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Canadian Tire (384 Val-d'Amour Rd., Atholville)

  • Sept. 17 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Salon du Centre (157 Water St., Campbellton)

  • Sept. 17 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – CCNB-Campbellton Campus (47 Village Ave., Campbellton)

  • Sept. 16 between 8:30 a.m. and noon – CCNB-Campbellton Campus (47 Village Ave., Campbellton)

Bathurst region, Zone 6:

  • Sept. 20, 21, and 22 – Comfort Inn (1170 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 21 between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Canadian Tire Gas Plus (510 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 21 between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. – UNI Financial Cooperation (1215 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 20 between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Canadian Tire Gas Plus (510 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 19 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Canadian Tire Gas Plus (510 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 19 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Canadian Tire Gas Plus (510 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 18 between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. – House of Lee (315 Main St., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 18 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Alcool NB Liquor (1125 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 18 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Sobeys (1125 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 17 between 6 p.m. and 18 p.m. – Joey's Pub (2050 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 17 between 10:30 a.m. and noon – Atlantic Host (1450 Vanier Blvd., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 16 between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Dollarama (930 St. Anne St., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 16 between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Dollarama (520 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 16 between 7:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. – Canadian Tire (520 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 16 between 7:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. – Kent Building Supplies (950 St. Anne St., Bathurst)

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