Access across the bridge for essential goods and services has been a long-standing fight that was resolved through the efforts of Chief Darcy Gray and the negotiations team. The result has been that Listuguj residents can access groceries and other essential services across the bridge.
The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG) would like to remind all residents that travel across the bridge for non-essential purposes (e.g. Tim Horton’s, restaurant dining) is unadvised. The LMG has been informed that New Brunswick peace officers may refuse entry to residents who repeatedly cross for non-essential purposes.
We also urge you to use accurate contact information when registering to enter New Brunswick. Using fake phone numbers or numbers such as the Listuguj Police Department Emergency number is irresponsible and dangerous. Public Health will require your proper contact information should you come in close contact with a positive case and need to self-isolate.
It is important to remember that we all have a responsibility to our loved ones and our community to keep each other safe by following the health and safety protocols put in place.
You can ensure our continued access to essential goods and services by limiting your travel to Restigouche County twice per week. Essential goods and services are outlined below:
- Necessities of life (e.g. groceries, clothing, etc.) and supporting services (e.g. butchers for hunted game);
- Health care (e.g. prescriptions, medical equipment & supplies, etc.). Health care travelers may be accompanied by a support person;
- Goods and services required for work or employment;
- Banking and financial institutions;
- Transportation (e.g. automobile repair);
- Custody arrangements;
- Animal care; and
- Funerals and visitations of deceased immediate family members.
**Please note that these guidelines do not affect residents travelling for work purposes, dialysis, or other medical appointments.