Posted January eight, 2021 5:51 pm
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New Brunswick is extending ferry service to Campobello Island till Feb. 7 to deal with residents’ issues in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents of the island – which is related by a bridge to the state of Maine – desire a year-round ferry service in order that they don’t need to enter the USA with a purpose to attain the New Brunswick mainland.
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The state of Maine has seen a dramatic spike in COVID instances in latest weeks and had 16,291 energetic infections as of Friday.
The seasonal ferry service, which transports individuals from Campobello Island, N.B., to close by Deer Island, N.B., had already been prolonged in September and repair was attributable to finish on Sunday.
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Transportation Minister Jill Inexperienced mentioned Friday the service will proceed to be supplied 4 days per week, relying on the climate.
She mentioned in an electronic mail that discussions have taken place with the federal authorities, however at this level, no everlasting resolution is being thought of.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Jan. eight, 2021.
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