Some residents of Campobello Island, N.B., who should drive into the USA to achieve the Canadian mainland, are asking the province for an additional solution to get provides in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ulysse Robichaud says residents of the island don’t wish to go into the U.S. in the course of the well being disaster, and he has written to Premier Blaine Higgs to counsel the federal government present a truck or boat with meals, gasoline and different requirements.
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The island has a seasonal ferry, however in any other case residents can cross a bridge into Lubec, Maine and drive an hour to cross again into Canada at St. Stephen, N.B.
Canada and the USA have an settlement to permit residents of the island to make the trek, and Higgs says they gained’t should self-isolate afterwards.
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The premier says he understands the reluctance to get their provides within the U.S., however residents could make the direct drive to St. Stephen and again.
He says there isn’t sufficient visitors to warrant a year-round ferry for the island, however the province is taking a look at beginning the service earlier this yr.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed March 26, 2020.
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