N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Free rapid tests for home use expands province-wide, 2 more deaths

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Free rapid test kits will be available Saturday in the circuit breaker areas of Moncton, Perth-Andover and Grand Falls and to the public at large Monday. (Submitted by the Department of Health - image credit)
Free rapid test kits will be available Saturday in the circuit breaker areas of Moncton, Perth-Andover and Grand Falls and to the public at large Monday. (Submitted by the Department of Health - image credit)

Free rapid test kits will be available to the public at large across New Brunswick starting Monday, Public Health announced Friday, as the province recorded two more COVID-related deaths and 87 new cases of COVID-19.

The announcement comes on the heels of free rapid test kits being offered to people in circuit breaker areas.

"Sadly, two more people have lost their lives. We must do everything we can to reduce the spread of the virus, protecting ourselves, our loved ones and our communities," Premier Blaine Higgs said in a statement.

Some experts have called for wider use of rapid tests in the province, saying they could "put a lid" on transmission by identifying asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people and helping to prevent spread.

A person in their 90s in the Fredericton region, Zone 3, and a person in their 70s in the Edmundston region, Zone 4 have died "as a result of COVID-19," according to a news release.

No other information about them, such as their vaccination status or whether they lived at a long-term care home where there's a COVID-19 outbreak, has been provided.

Their deaths bring the death toll to 84.

There are 60 people in hospital because of the virus, including 18 in intensive care. That's down from 63 and 19 respectively on Thursday. No one under the age of 19 is hospitalized.

The total active case count is 1,064.

People who have not been identified as a close contact of a positive case and do not have any symptoms will be able to pick up free rapid test kits at 20 locations and administer them at home.

If they test positive, it's important they make an appointment to get a follow-up polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, said Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell. A PCR test is considered the gold standard diagnostic test.

The kits, which each contain five tests to be used over 10 days, will be available at the following locations:

  • Greater Moncton Health Centre, 150 Edmonton Ave., Moncton (3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday)

  • Cocagne Health Clinic, 4813 Rte. 134, Cocagne (8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday)

  • Moncton, 380 MacNaughton Ave. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday)

  • Edmundston Regional Hospital, 275 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston (2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday)

  • Haut-Madawaska Medical Clinic, 809 Principale St., Clair (1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

  • Grand Falls General Hospital, 625 Everard H. Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday)

  • Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph de Saint-Quentin, 21 Canada St., Saint-Quentin (2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily)

  • E.L. Murray Medical Clinic, 3 Stanley St., Campbellton (2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday)

  • St. Joseph Community Health Centre, 280 Victoria St., Dalhousie (noon to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday)

  • Shediac Regional Medical Centre, 419 Main St., Shediac (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday)

  • Jacquet River Health Centre, 41 Mack St., Belledune (1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday)

  • Chaleur Regional Hospital, 1750 Sunset Blvd., Bathurst (12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday)

  • Enfant-Jésus RHSJ Hospital, 1 Saint-Pierre Blvd. W., Caraquet (1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday)

  • Tracadie Hospital, 400 Des Hospitalières St., Tracadie (1 p.m. to 3 p.m. daily)

  • Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre, 29 De l'Hôpital St., Lamèque (noon to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday)

  • Paquetville Health Centre, 1096 Du Parc St., Paquetville (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday)

  • Saint-Isidore Community Health Centre, 3973-1 Des Fondateurs Blvd., Saint-Isidore (12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday)

  • St. James the Less Church, 1760 Rothesay Rd., Rothesay (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday)

  • Exhibition Grounds, 361 Smythe St., Fredericton (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday)

  • Miramichi, 365 Wellington St. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday)

The program is only for people age two and older. People age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult to acquire a testing kit.

Public Health has distributed more than a million rapid test kits across the province so far, said Russell.

"We have been using them in long-term care settings and at schools, and local chambers of commerce have been distributing them to businesses," she said.

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Of the new cases, 52 – or 60 per cent – are unvaccinated, nine – or 10 per cent – are partially vaccinated, and 26 – or 30 per cent – are fully vaccinated, Public Health said.

Of those in hospital, 31 are unvaccinated, six are partially vaccinated and 23 are fully vaccinated.

None of the 18 in intensive care are fully vaccinated and only two are partially vaccinated.

A total of 82.1 per cent of New Brunswickers age 12 or older are fully vaccinated, up from 81.8 per cent on Thursday, while 91.2 per cent of the eligible population have received their first dose, up from 91.

The province's goal is to get at least 90 per cent of the total population — not just eligible population — double-dosed now that the highly transmissible delta variant is the dominant strain driving the fourth wave.

"It is important to remember that getting vaccinated and following Public Health measures are our best defence against the spread of the virus," said Russell.

"When you choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19, you are increasing your risk of transmission and hospitalization."

The new cases are spread across six of the seven health zones. Here is the breakdown:

Moncton region, Zone 1, 29 cases:

  • 11 people 19 or under

  • Two people 20-29

  • Five people 30-39

  • Three people 40-49

  • Two people 50-59

  • Four people 60-69

  • Two people 70-79

Twenty-seven of these cases are under investigation and two are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Saint John region, Zone 2, nine cases:

  • Two people 19 or under

  • Two people 20-29

  • Two people 30-39

  • A person 40-49

  • A person 50-59

  • A person 70-79

Five of these cases are under investigation and four are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Fredericton region, Zone 3, 17 cases:

  • Four people 19 of under

  • A person 20-29

  • Five people 30-39

  • Two people 40-49

  • Three people 60-69

  • A person 70-79

  • A person 80-89

Sixteen of these cases are under investigation and the other is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

Edmundston region, Zone 4, 16 cases:

  • Three people 19 or under

  • Three people 30-39

  • Two people 40-49

  • Five people 60-69

  • Two people 70-79

  • A person 80-89

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

Campbellton region, Zone 5, 13 cases:

  • Four people 19 or under

  • Two people 20-29

  • Four people 40-49

  • A person 60-69

  • Two people 70-79

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

Bathurst region, Zone 6, three cases:

  • A person 19 or under

  • A person 40-49

  • A person 50-59

All three cases are under investigation.

New Brunswick has had 5,669 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with 4,520 recoveries so far.

A total of 501,435 tests have been conducted to date, including 2,421 on Thursday.

Higgs supports keeping PCR test policy at land borders

Premier Blaine Higgs says he supports Canada keeping its negative COVID-19 PCR test requirement at land borders for people travelling from the United States, even if they're fully vaccinated.

The United States has announced it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated Canadians on Nov. 8.

Non-essential travellers crossing at a land border will be required to show proof of vaccination or attest to their vaccination status upon request by a border agent, but unlike air travellers, there will be no requirement for them to show a negative COVID-19 test.

But Canada's policy, requiring a negative polymerase chain reaction test three days prior to arrival, will remain in place, at least for now, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland told CBC News on Thursday.

Higgs believes maintaining the policy "would be beneficial at this stage, at least at the beginning."

"I think that right now there's a lot of people that are still pretty concerned," he told CBC's Power and Politics.I mean, "We're going through a wave here in New Brunswick as well," with record cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths. "And we border [the] state of Maine."

Once the borders reopen, Higgs thinks the rule could be dropped after a few weeks or months.

"I'd like to think we'd get back to normal and our protocols would be similar on both sides of the border."

The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for non-essential travel since the early days of the pandemic in March 2020. Canada opened its border to U.S. travellers in early August.

Grand Falls mayor encourages use of rapid tests

Rapid COVID-19 tests will be available to some people in circuit breaker areas starting Saturday, and the mayor of Grand Falls says he hopes people in his town take advantage of the opportunity.

Grand Falls is located in the Edmundston region, Zone 4, one of the COVID "hot spots" under circuit breaker restrictions for another week to limit the spread of the virus and reduce further hospitalizations.

The Grand Falls General Hospital is at 105 per cent capacity, but had no COVID patients, as of Thursday, according to an update from the Vitalité Health Network.

Mayor Marcel Deschênes says residents have been doing everything asked of them and are feeling frustrated after things were going so well in the summer.

He encourages them to make use of the free rapid test kits the province announced Thursday it will provide to people who have not been identified as close contacts of positive cases and do not have any symptoms.

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They should do anything they can to help get through this period, he said. But he stopped short of explicitly urging people to get vaccinated.

"I mean it's a personal choice in a sense, but most of our people have been vaccinated and it's still going on and for whatever reason, we don't know the count in our area, but we're being told it's moving in the right direction," Deschênes said. "So let's just hope that continues.

"And the statement that we're making is whatever we can do to make a difference let's do it together because we're all in this together."

Deschênes says a fully vaccinated member of council tested positive for COVID last week, but all the other council members have tested negative so far.

Rapid tests will be available for pickup Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the rear parking lot of the Grand Falls Town Hall, at 131 Pleasant St.

The province says they'll also be handed out in the Magic Mountain parking lot in Moncton (150 Magic Mountain Rd.) and at Perth-Andover Middle School (20 Nissen St.)

The program is only for people age two or older. People age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult to acquire a testing kit.

MLAs must be vaccinated to enter legislature

All members of the legislative assembly will have to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, or have a medical exemption, by Oct, 29, to enter the New Brunswick Legislature.

Shayne Davies, the clerk of the legislative assembly, advised MLAs in a memo Thursday that they are now subject to the mandatory vaccination requirement.

It follows a decision of the legislative administration committee Wednesday.

Because of the separation of the legislative and executive branches, and the privileges accorded to MLAs, the previous mandatory order for government employees to provide proof of vaccination did not extend to them.

No law or policy can prevent an MLA from attending the chamber — only a decision by the chamber itself, or one of its committees, can limit MLA access to the chamber.

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All full-time and part-time employees of the legislative assembly, including political staff, contractors, volunteers, and onsite vendors and suppliers have had to provide proof of full vaccination, or medical exemption, to human resources since Sept. 13.

Members of the public have had to show proof of full vaccination, or medical exemption, to building security upon entry since Oct. 4.

"The purpose of these policies is to provide a safe and secure environment for all Members, employees and visitors to the building," wrote Davies.

The human resources officer at the legislative assembly will maintain a confidential list of all MLAs who have shown proof of full vaccination, according to the notice. "Note, we will not keep a copy of your vaccination record," Davies said.

Travel registrations expire Oct. 31

Travel passes obtained under the province's former system by filling out a PDF registration document that had to be emailed, will expire Oct. 31, according to an email notice the province is sending to travel pass holders.

The new online system to register travel is now up and running and people who obtained a pass prior to the afternoon of Sept. 27 must re-register.

Anyone entering the province must pre-register through the New Brunswick Travel Registration Program, including New Brunswickers.

Travellers who complete the new online registration form will receive "an automatic approval with conditions of travel shared in an attached PDF file," the email states.

"If you are vaccinated, you are only required to register your travel into the online system once, after which your approval is good indefinitely for entry into New Brunswick at any border crossing from any location."

People who are unvaccinated must register each time they enter New Brunswick.

When the new system was announced Sept. 28, the Department of Justice and Public Safety confirmed to CBC News the old passes would be expiring, although a date had not yet been set. Spokesperson Coreen Enos had said an announcement would be made a week before they expire.

New cases at 7 schools

In the Moncton region, Zone 1, a new case or cases have been confirmed at Forest Glen School and Northrop Frye School, both located in Moncton and have been previously impacted.

In the Saint John region, Zone 2, a case has been confirmed at St. Stephen High School.

In the Fredericton region, Zone 3, a new case has been confirmed at Liverpool Street Elementary School, which was previously impacted.

In the Edmundston region, Zone 4, a new case or cases have been confirmed at Polyvalente A.J. Savoie in Saint-Quentin and École Régionale-de-Saint-André, which were both previously impacted.

In the Campbellton region, Zone 5, a new case has been confirmed at Sugarloaf Senior High School in Campbellton.

People who have been in close contact with a confirmed 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.

Since Sept. 7, 99 schools and 53 early learning and child-care facilities have had confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Student-to-student transmission has been confirmed, Public Health has said, but the number and location of cases has not been released.

The total number of positive cases at each school and whether they involve students, teachers or staff have not been released either.

Atlantic COVID roundup

Nova Scotia announced 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the active caseload to 199. Fourteen people are in hospital with COVID-19, including one in intensive care.

Newfoundland and Labrador reported four new cases and 53 active cases during Friday's update. Nine people are in hospital, four of them in critical care.

Prince Edward Island confirmed three new cases, and the province has seven active cases.

New public exposure notices

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

  • Oct. 8 – Air Canada Flight 8904 – from Montreal to Moncton departed at 8 p.m.

The following are other new public exposures released by Public Health on Friday:

Moncton region, Zone 1

  • Oct. 13 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Wise Guyz Pub (176 Robinson St., Moncton)

  • Oct. 13 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (89 Trinity Dr., Moncton)

  • Oct. 13 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. – George Dumont Hospital, diagnostic imaging department (330 Université Ave., Moncton)

  • Oct. 12 – Walmart (477 Paul St., Dieppe)

  • Oct. 9 between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (165 Main St., Moncton)

Saint John region, Zone 2

  • Oct. 8 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (2 King St., St. Stephen)

  • Oct. 7 – Atlantic Superstore (195 King St., St. Stephen)

  • Oct. 7 – Canadian Tire (250 King St., St. Stephen)

  • Oct. 7 – Giant Tiger (210 King St., St. Stephen)

  • Oct. 7 – Dollarama (210 King St., St. Stephen)

  • Oct. 5 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Mac's Island Market (924 Route 774, Welshpool)

Fredericton region, Zone 3

  • Oct. 10 between 9 a.m. and noon – HopeCity (429 Clements Dr., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 6 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – PJ's Wings and Things (38 Main St., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 6 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – York County Cider (38 Main St., Fredericton)

Edmundston region, Zone 4

  • Oct. 13 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. – Grand Falls General Hospital, outpatient waiting room (625 Everard H. Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Oct. 12 between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Regional Hospital of Edmundston, emergency department (275 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 9 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint Camille Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Oct. 9 between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada St., Saint Quentin)

  • Oct. 8 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada St., Saint Quentin)

  • Oct. 8 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada St., Saint Quentin)

  • Oct. 8 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Home Hardware (145 Canada St., Saint Quentin)

  • Oct. 7 between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Escompte En Folie (49 Canada St., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 7 between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (577 Victoria St., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 7 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 6 between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada St., Saint Quentin)

Bathurst region, Zone 6

  • Oct. 8 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – Walmart (900 St. Anne St., Bathurst)

  • Oct. 8 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – House of Lee (315 Main St., Bathurst)

  • Oct. 8 between 9:50 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – Marshalls (700 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

Public Health recommends that people who have been at a possible public exposure site and are not fully vaccinated get a COVID test, even if they don't have symptoms. They can book an appointment online or call Tele-Care 811.

If they do have symptoms, they must isolate while they await their results.

For people who are fully vaccinated, Public Health recommends they monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the possible exposure and get a COVID test if symptoms develop.

Anyone who frequented the locations at the specified dates and times should also avoid visiting settings with vulnerable populations such as nursing homes, correctional facilities and shelters for the next 14 days.

Previous exposure notices

The following are exposure notices from the past few weeks. For the full list beyond this time period, please visit the Government of New Brunswick's website, which was redesigned Tuesday and now clearly separates new exposure notices from previously reported exposure notices.

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

  • Oct, 8 – Air Canada Flight 8790 – from Montreal to Saint John departed at 7:47 p.m.

Moncton region, Zone 1

  • Oct. 13 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Spirit Halloween (169 Trinity Dr., Moncton)

  • Oct. 7 between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Pseudio (477 Paul St., Dieppe)

  • Between Oct. 6 and 7 between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. – Wingate by Wyndham (69 Marché Rd., Dieppe)

  • Oct. 6 between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. – The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse (751 Main St., Moncton)

  • Oct. 6 between 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Pseudio (477 Paul St., Dieppe)

  • Oct. 5 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.- Five Bridges Bar & Grill (121 Pine Glen Rd., Riverview)

  • Oct. 4 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Dr. Léon Richard Oncology Centre (37 Providence St. Moncton)

  • Oct. 4-6 between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Club Boishebert de Shediac (322 Main St., Shediac)

  • Oct. 3 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – YMCA (70 Twin Oaks Dr., Moncton)

  • Oct. 3 between 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. – Cornerstone Chapel Moncton (11 York St., Berry Mills)

  • Oct. 3 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Hillsborough United Church (2891 Main St., Hillsborough)

  • Between Oct. 2 and 3 between noon and 10 a.m. – Beauséjour Camping (747 Lino Rd., Shediac)

  • Oct. 2 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.– The Brick – (75 Trinity Dr., Moncton)

  • Oct. 2 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Costco (140 Granite Dr., Moncton)

  • Oct. 2 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Under Armour Factory House (78 Wyse St., Moncton)

  • Oct. 2 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Tire Shack Brewing (190 John St., Moncton)

  • Oct. 2 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Fox Creek Golf, Golf Course (200 Golf St., Dieppe)

  • Oct. 2 between 11 a.m. and noon – Pür & Simple (477 Paul St., Dieppe)

  • Oct. 2 between 1:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – George Dumont Hospital Emergency Room (330 Université Ave., Moncton)

  • Oct. 2 between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – Cocagne Arena (19 Marina Rd., Cocagne)

  • Oct. 2 between 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. – Kay Arena (99 Wynwood Dr., Moncton)

  • Oct. 1 between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Beauséjour Camping (747 Lino Rd., Shediac)

  • Oct. 1 between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – The Fisherman (640 Main St., Shediac)

  • Oct. 1 between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – St. James' Gate (Fox Creek Golf) (200 Golf St., Dieppe)

  • Oct. 1 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Ole Hibachi (790 Dieppe Blvd., Dieppe)

  • Oct. 1 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Fox Creek Golf, Member's Lounge (200 Golf St., Dieppe)

  • Oct. 1 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Rossano's Italian Grill (30 Mapleton Rd., Moncton)

  • Oct. 1 between 2:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. – Université de Moncton, Michel-Bastarache Law Library (18 Antonine Maillet Ave., Moncton)

  • Oct. 1 between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Fox Creek Golf, Golf Course (200 Golf St., Dieppe)

  • Oct. 1 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Country View Restaurant (47379 Homestead Rd., Steeves Mountain)

  • Oct. 1 between 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. – CCNB – Dieppe Campus (505 College St., Dieppe)

  • Oct. 1 between 6:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. – Walmart (25 Plaza Blvd., Moncton)

  • Sept. 30 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – St. Louis Bar & Grill (500 Kennedy Rd., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 30 between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Boston Pizza (1380 Mountain Rd., Moncton)

  • Sept. 30 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Walmart (25 Plaza Blvd., Moncton)

  • Sept. 30 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Cora's (1040 Champlain St., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 23, 24, 29, and 30 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Bikini Village (477 Paul St., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 29 between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. – St. Louis Bar & Grill (500 Kennedy Rd., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Walmart (477 Paul St., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 29 between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – CCNB – Dieppe Campus (505 College St., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 28 between 7 p.m. and midnight – Moncton Hospital, Emergency Department (135 Macbeath Ave., Moncton)

  • Sept. 28 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. – Remi Rossignol Pavilion, Room D102, Université de Moncton (60 Notre-Dame-du-Sacre-Coeur St., Moncton)

  • Sept. 28 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Wendy Johnston Pottery and Art Effects Fine Craft Gallery (3923 Main St., Hopewell Cape)

  • Sept. 27 and 28 between 1:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Walmart (477 Paul St., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 27 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. – CCNB – Dieppe Campus (505 College St., Dieppe)

  • Sept. 27 between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – George Dumont Hospital, ophthalmology waiting room (330 Université Ave., Moncton)

  • Sept. 27 between 1:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. – Clinique Dr Sourire Orthodontists (211 Champlain Avenue, Suite 100, Dieppe)

  • Sept. 27 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. – Taillon Pavilion, Room MTA 328, Université de Moncton (18 Antonine Maillet Ave., Moncton)

  • Sept. 27 between 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – Arts Pavilion, Room MAR217, Université de Moncton (55 Antonine Maillet Ave., Moncton)

  • Sept. 19 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Maple Leaf Queen's Buffet (939 Mountain Rd., Moncton)

  • Sept. 19 between 11 a.m. and noon – Saint Augustine Catholic Church (340 Dominion St., Moncton)

Saint John region, Zone 2

  • Oct. 9 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – The Barrel's Head Gastropub (141 Hampton Rd., Rothesay)

  • Oct. 8 between 5:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. – East Side Mario's (75 Consumers Dr., Saint John)

  • Oct. 8 between noon and 2:30 p.m. – Canadian Tire (250 King St., St. Stephen)

  • Oct. 8 between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (195 King St., St. Stephen)

  • Oct. 8 between 6:45 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. – Station 33 Café & Yoga restaurant section (33 Railway Cres., Hampton)

  • Oct. 1 and 8 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – Hampton Chop Shop (557 Main St., Hampton)

  • Oct. 2 to Oct. 7 between 6:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Station 33 Café & Yoga restaurant section (33 Railway Cres., Hampton)

  • Oct. 5, 6, and 7 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – McAllister Place (519 Westmorland Rd., Saint John)

  • Between Oct. 4 and 7 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Hampton Chop Shop (557 Main St., Hampton)

  • Oct. 7, between 7:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. – Hampton Community Center rink (808 Main St., Hampton)

  • Oct. 7 between noon and 2 p.m. – Vogue Optical (20 Plaza Ave., Saint John)

  • Oct. 6 between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Vogue Optical (20 Plaza Ave., Saint John)

  • Oct. 6, between noon and 3 p.m. – Dr. Luan Le's Office (35 University Ave., Saint John)

  • Oct. 6, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Char and Chowder Restaurant (182 Water St., Saint Andrews)

  • Oct. 6 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Herring Cove Pharmacy (924 Route 774, Welshpool)

  • Oct. 5 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 8th Hussars Sports Centre (8 Leonard Dr., Sussex)

  • Oct. 5, between 1:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Up to Par Restaurant (109 Upper Midland Rd., Norton)

  • Oct. 5 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Canterbury Dental Clinic (18 Canterbury St., Saint John)

  • Oct. 5 between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Campobello Island Health Centre (640 Route 774, Welshpool)

  • Oct. 4 and 5 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. – Needs Convenience Store (89 Marr Rd., Rothesay)

  • Oct. 4, between 5:45 p.m. and 16:15 p.m. – Mac's Island Market (924 Route 774, Welshpool)

  • Oct. 3 between 4 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. – Vito's Restaurant (111 Hampton Rd., Rothesay)

  • Oct. 3, between 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. – Char and Chowder Restaurant (182 Water St., Saint Andrews)

  • Oct. 3 – Kings Church (332 Hampton Rd., Quispamsis)

  • Oct. 2 between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Woodchucks Axe Throwing (125 Prince William St., Saint John)

  • Oct. 2 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Churchill's Pub and Steakhouse (8 Grannan St., Saint John)

  • Oct. 2 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Hampton Chop Shop (557 Main St., Hampton)

  • Oct. 2 between 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. – Leon's (428 Rothesay Ave., Saint John)

  • Oct. 2 between 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. – Leon's Clearance Centre (525 Rothesay Ave., Saint John)

  • Oct. 2 between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Needs Convenience Store (89 Marr Rd., Rothesay)

  • Oct. 1 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. – Guardian Pharmacy (101 King St., St. Stephen)

  • Oct. 1 between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Needs Convenience Store (89 Marr Rd., Rothesay)

  • Between Sept. 27 and 30 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Hampton Chop Shop (557 Main St., Hampton)

  • Sept. 30 between 3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – House of Chan (701 Millidge Ave., Saint John)

  • Sept. 30 and Oct. 5 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Canterbury Dental Clinic (18 Canterbury St., Saint John)

  • Sept. 30 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Canterbury Dental Clinic (18 Canterbury St., Saint John)

  • Sept. 29 between 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. – All Smiles Orthodontic Specialist (157 Hampton Rd., Rothesay)

  • Sept. 29 between noon and 2 p.m. – Holy Redeemer Parish (316, Somerset St., Saint John)

  • Sept. 29 between 9 a.m. and noon – St. Joseph's Hospital, Urgent Care Department (130 Bayard Dr., Saint John)

  • Sept. 28 between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. – St. Joseph's Hospital, Urgent Care Department (130 Bayard Dr., Saint John)

  • Sept. 28 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – New Brunswick Provincial Court (10 Peel Plaza, Saint John)

  • Sept. 28 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. – QPLEX – (20 Randy Jones Way, Quispamsis)

  • Sept. 27 and 28 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Guardian Pharmacy (101 King St., St. Stephen)

  • Sept. 27 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Dr. Demmings Office (Building A. Suite 205, Hilyard Place, 560 Main St., Saint John)

Fredericton region, Zone 3

  • Oct. 10 between noon and 5 p.m. – Pseudio (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 9 between 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Pseudio (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 8 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Pseudio (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 8 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Starbucks (1040 Prospect St., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 8 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Taco Boys (10 Trinity Ave., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 8 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Vape City (10 Trinity Ave., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 14 to Oct. 7 – Tobique Valley Senior's Complex (4 Manor Dr., Plaster Rock)

  • Oct. 7 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – East Side Mario's (14 Trinity Ave., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 7 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Dollarama (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 7 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Walmart (1399 Regent St., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 7 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Hanwell Village Mart (1761 Hanwell Rd., Hanwell)

  • Oct. 6 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Capital Community Church (71 Downing St., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 6 between noon and 2 p.m. – Ken's Barber Shop (240 Main St., Plaster Rock)October 4 between 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Scotiabank (728 Perth Main St., Perth-Andover)

  • Oct. 5 between noon and 8 p.m. – Pseudio (1381 Regent St., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 5 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Abony Family Tennis Centre (594 Knowledge Park Dr., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 4 between 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Scotiabank (728 Perth Main St., Perth-Andover)

  • Oct. 4 between 9:40 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. – Subway (18 F. Tribe Rd. Unit 3, Perth-Andover)

  • Oct. 3 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Pond's Resort on the Miramichi restaurant (91 Porter Cove Rd., Porter Cove)

  • Oct. 3 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Speedway 104 Mower races (7399 Route 104, Windsor)

  • Oct. 3 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Speedway 104 Mower races (7399 Route 104, Windsor)

  • Oct. 3 between 10:30 a.m. and noon – Sure Life Assembly (335 Otis Drive, Nackawic)

  • Oct. 3 between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. – G8Way Ultramar (22 Route 628, Penniac)

  • Oct. 3 between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Kingswood Golf Club (1700 Kingswood Way, Hanwell)

  • Oct. 2 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – East Side Mario's (14 Trinity Ave., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 2-3 between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. – Quality Inn and Suites Amsterdam (559 Bishop Dr., Fredericton)

  • Oct. 2 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Fredericton Indoor Pool (79 Carrington Ln., Fredericton))

  • Oct. 2, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Ryan's Pharmacy (135 Otis Dr., Nackawic)

  • Oct. 1 between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Scott's Your Independent Grocer (24 Columbus St., Perth-Andover)

  • Oct. 1 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Pizza Delight (403 Connell St., Woodstock)

  • Oct. 1 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Hilltop Restaurant (1034 Prospect St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 30 between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Giant Tiger (598 Union St., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 29 between noon to 2 p.m. – The River Restaurant (558 Main St., Woodstock)

  • Between Sept. 28-29 between 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. – St. Mary's Entertainment Centre (185 Gabriel Dr., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 28 – C. Terrance Shaw Dental Office (15 Station St., Perth Andover)

  • Sept. 28 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. –– Kingswood Golf Club (1700 Kingswood Way, Hanwell)

  • Between Sept. 27-28 between 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. – St. Mary's Entertainment Centre (185 Gabriel Dr., Fredericton)

  • Sept. 27 between 10 a.m. and noon – Shoppers Drug Mart (3710 Connell St., Woodstock)

Edmundston region, Zone 4

  • Oct. 10 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria Rd., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 9 between 11 p.m. and midnight – Bar Chez Wilma (500 Mgr Numa Pichette Blvd., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 9 between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. – Café Retro Bar (69 Canada Rd., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 9 between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – Casino Grey Rock (100 Chief Joanna Blvd., Saint Basile)

  • Oct. 9 between noon and 2 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Oct. 9 between noon and 2 p.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Oct. 8 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Oct. 8 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Oct. 8 between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Familiprix – Kevin Smyth (138 Main St., Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska)

  • Oct. 3 to Oct. 7 – Rodeway Inn (10039 Route 144, Grand Falls)

  • Oct. 6 between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria St., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 6 between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Dollarama (15 Mowin St., Madawaska Maliseet First Nation)

  • Oct. 7 between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Walmart (805 Victoria Rd., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 7 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Supermarché Bonichoix (746 Main St., Saint Leonard)

  • Oct. 7 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Familiprix – Kevin Smyth (138 Main St., Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska)

  • Oct. 7 between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – Provincial Court – Carrefour Assomption (121 de l'Église Rd., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 6-7 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Subway (360 Canada St., Saint Quentin)

  • Oct. 5 and 7 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. – Cyr Roy Machine Shop and Dépanneur (111 Martin Rd., Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska)

  • Oct. 6 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Catholic Diocesan Centre (60 René-Bouchard Rd., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 5 between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Greco Pizza (10 Mahsus Crt., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 4 between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Dollarama (180 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Oct. 4 between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Road, Grand Falls)

  • Oct. 4 between 8:15 a.m. and 9 a.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Road, Grand Falls)

  • Oct. 4, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Road, Grand Falls)

  • Oct. 4, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Walmart (494 Madawaska Road, Grand Falls)

  • Oct. 4, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (180 Madawaska Road, Unit #700, Grand Falls)

  • Oct. 3 between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Subway (360 Canada St., Saint Quentin)

  • Oct. 3, between 9:15 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. – St. George Church (226 St. Georges Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Oct. 2 between noon and 3 p.m. – Sports Experts (33 Canada Rd., Edmundston)

  • Oct. 2, between 10 a.m. and noon – Bonichoix (4 Saint Camille Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Oct. 1, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint Camille Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Oct. 1 between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. – Jean Coutu (276 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Oct. 1 between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

  • Oct. 1 between 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. – Giant Tiger (200 Broadway Blvd., Grand Falls)

  • Oct.1 between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. – Irving (272 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Oct. 1 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. – Kent (772 Victoria St., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 30 between noon and 8 p.m. – Coop Ô Naturel (2 Jeanne d'Arc Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 30 between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint Camille Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 30 between 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint-Camille Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 29-30 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. – Bonichoix (4 Saint Camille Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 29 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. – Subway (360 Canada St., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 29 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Douce plénitude, Centre d'éveil et de soins holistiques (34 Bergeron Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 29 between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Coop Ô Naturel (2 Jeanne d'Arc Rd., Kedgwick)

  • Sept. 29 between noon and 1 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 29 between noon and 12:30 p.m. – Ultramar (224 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 29 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 29 between noon and 12:30 p.m. – Subway (360 Canada St., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 29 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Pür & Simple (30 de l'Église Rd., Edmundston)

  • Sept. 29 between 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. – Esso (15 Notre Dame Rd., Kedgwick)

  • 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, 28 between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Subway (360 Canada St., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 28 between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – UNI Financial Cooperative (205 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 28 between 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. – La Moisson Public Library (206 Canada St., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 27 between noon and 1 p.m. – Shoppers Drug Mart (344 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 27 between noon and 1 p.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 27 between noon and 1 p.m. – Simply for Life (221 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 27 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Atlantic Superstore (240 Madawaska St., Grand Falls)

  • Sept. 27 between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Physio Proactive de Saint-Quentin (168 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

  • Sept. 27 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Saint Quentin Co-Op (145 Canada Rd., Saint Quentin)

Campbellton region, Zone 5

  • Oct. 6-8 – Clinique Vétérinaire Lépine (148 Notre Dame St., Atholville)

  • Oct. 7 between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Campbellton Regional Hospital, emergency department (189 Lily Lake Rd., Campbellton)

  • Oct. 6 between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – Brasserie 1026 Bar & Grill (157 Water St., Campbellton)

  • Between Oct. 5 and 6 between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. – Campbellton Regional Hospital, emergency department (189 Lily Lake Rd., Campbellton)

  • Oct. 5-7 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. – CCNB – Campbellton Campus (47 Village Ave., Campbellton)

  • Oct. 4 between 11:40 a.m. and 12:55 p.m. – Bonnie's Tabata Fitness (1 Union St., Campbellton)

  • Between Oct. 1-6 – Campbellton Regional Hospital Med-Surg unit (189 Lily Lake Rd., Campbellton)

  • Oct. 1 between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. – McIntyre Convenience Store (230 Chaleur St., Charlo)

  • Oct. 1 – East Coast Industrial (1 Boom Rd., Atholville)

  • Sept. 29-39 – East Coast Industrial (1 Boom Rd., Atholville)

  • Sept, 29 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. – McIntyre Convenience (230 Chaleur St., Charlo)

  • Sept. 28-29, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. – Dixie Lee Family Restaurant (168 Water St., Campbellton)

  • Sept. 27-28, between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. – Island Lake Club (Balmoral Parish)

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

Bathurst region, Zone 6

  • Oct. 8 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Sobeys (1125 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst)

  • Oct. 5 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Dixie Lee Restaurant (49 St-Pierre Boul. W., Caraquet)

  • Oct. 4 between noon and 1 p.m. – L'Entracte Resto Pub (3394 Principale St., Tracadie)

  • Oct. 3 between 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Walmart (900 St. Anne St., Bathurst)

  • Oct. 2 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Boutique Évasion (956 Main St., Neguac)

  • Oct. 2 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. – Walmart (900 St. Anne St., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Walmart (900 St. Anne St., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 29 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Vaccination clinic, K.C. Irving Centre (850 St. Anne St., Bathurst)

  • Sept. 27, 28, and 29 between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Brick (1165 St. Anne St., Bathurst)

Miramichi region, Zone 7

  • Oct. 10 between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – Tim Hortons (188 King St., Miramichi)

  • Oct. 5 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Downtown Beauty Salon (1706 Water St., Miramichi)

  • Oct. 3 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Harvey's (2470 King George Highway, Miramichi)

  • Oct. 2 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Boutique Évasion (956 Main St., Neguac)

  • Sept. 30 between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Subway (186 King St., Miramichi)

  • Sept. 28 and 29, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – L.J. Patterson Sales and Service (752 Main St., Beresford)

  • Sept. 28 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Subway (186 King St., Miramichi)

  • Sept. 27 between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Subway (186 King St., Miramichi)

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