Even though they required travel authorization, on Wednesday morning many people crossed the border between Quebec and New Brunswick.
Random people were happy and relieved.
It’s nice to be able to come home and shop like everyone else. […] it will help the economy i think, says a motorist.
Ahh! I feel alive again! My relatives are in Quebec. This is the first time I’ve been to Quebec in almost two years and I’m so happy, adds another who was heading towards Degelis.
It’s also a relief for Luke Couturier, owner of Cafe Chez Ves, and president of the Campbellton Regional Chamber of Commerce.
It’s a start, it’s definitely good news, he believes.
We have been waiting for this news for more than a week. People are happy, they couldn’t wait for it to happen so they can travel. Some even asked for his pass to cross the bridge. […] and they were ready, he added.
We could see a little light at the end of the tunnel… at the end of the bridge. It has been a tough year for families and businesses.
While Cumberland County Islanders, Newfoundlanders and Nova Scotians may come to New Brunswick, the reverse is not yet true. We will have to wait a few more days without isolating ourselves when these provinces arrive to welcome New Brunswickers.
The easing of restrictions also encourages workers like Sebastian Lages. The truck driver has voluntarily complied with isolation and testing requirements, but is happy to have his freedom back.
In fact, he will no longer need to isolate himself upon returning from each of his trips, one that crosses the border with the United States two to three times a week.
It’s big there! I miss my daughter and can’t wait to pick her up and see her, indicates the person who did not hesitate to get his two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
I respected it, it was a little upsetting, but we told ourselves: If this is what it takes to get to where we are now, it was worth doing.
New Brunswick said on Tuesday that the conditions for moving to the next phase of the plan to return to normalcy are about to be met. If 20% of people aged 65 and over have had two doses of the vaccine, it will no longer be necessary for MRC visitors from Avignon, Temiscotta and three other Atlantic provinces to register their visits.
With information from La Matinale and Bernard labell
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