September 24, 2021
Community Notice – GNB Announcement
The Government of New Brunswick just announced that they will be re-instating the State of Emergency and Mandatory Orders which go into effect tonight, September 24, 2021, at 11:59pm.
Today’s announcement came as a surprise and the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG) is working diligently to better understand what the new measures mean for Listugujewaq members, residents, LMG staff, post-secondary and vocational students, living on both sides of the Restigouche River.
The current measures, as we understand it, will predominantly impact folks who are partially vaccinated and non-vaccinated. Students from K-12 traveling across for school will not be impacted by the latest announcement.
According to the GNB website, travel registration and proof of vaccinations are mandatory. This measure will be enforced through spot checks at borders and businesses.
While we don’t support this process, until we know more, we are encouraging community members to register prior to travel to ensure that you don’t experience delays in accessing your needs (e.g., work, groceries, medical appointments, hospital, etc.).
NB’s Travel Registration Form:
If you require registration assistance or have questions, please contact Kylie Vicaire, Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, at the Listuguj Administration Building (Band Office) at 418-788-2136.
LMG Complaint Process
The LMG is concerned with the stories we’ve heard from community members and residents regarding mistreatment, harassment, denial of services, refusal of entry and/or access to essential goods and services across the bridge.
Our government would like to thank all those who have come forward and shared their experiences to date.
If you have experienced mistreatment, harassment, denial of services, refusal of entry and/or access to essential goods and services across the bridge, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 418-788-2136 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to document your experience.