We want to thank you all for your ongoing patience as our government works to clarify the miscommunication at the checkpoint established at the Van Horne Bridge. Chief Darcy Gray has been in communication with the Government of New Brunswick, and we have confirmation from all levels that Listugujewaq can continue to access essential services such as grocery stores, pharmacies, medical purposes, and work for essential personnel.
We have confirmation as of 5:00 p.m. from the conservation sergeant in charge of the checkpoint that Listugujewaq will not be turned away for accessing these essential services. Chief Darcy Gray is urging community members to respect the guidelines below until we can reach a common understanding, government to government, on how we will proceed moving forward.
Guidelines to be respected:
- Community members are asked to limit their travel across the bridge to essential travel ONLY;
- We are asking that there be one occupant per vehicle (if possible), and have the following information on-hand:
- I.D. (license, medicare card, or other)
- Indian Status Card
- Purpose of travel
- Contact information
We want to thank community members who shared their unique circumstances with us. Rest assured your concerns are heard and we are working hard to find answers. We thank you for your patience during this time. If you have a unique circumstance we ask that you please inbox our Facebook page, and we will do our best to help you find answers.