Truckers entering New Brunswick now required to register with the Approved Travel Registration program

All travellers entering New Brunswick, including truck drivers who regularly cross borders, must register their travel online or by calling 1-833-948-2800.

“Until the majority of us have been vaccinated, unnecessary travel is simply too risky,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “If you do not have to travel, you should stay home. If you decide to take this risk against public health guidance and advice, we need to be sure that you are not putting the health of other New Brunswickers in jeopardy.”

Beginning Saturday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m., rotational workers will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, separate from others, upon returning to New Brunswick, regardless of their vaccination status. If they choose to isolate at home with other people, everyone in the household must also isolate for 14 days.

Also effective on Saturday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m., truck drivers who regularly cross borders and all other regular cross-border commuters will be required to follow modified self-isolation guidelines for 14 days upon arrival in New Brunswick.

Restrictions Return for Halifax Regional Municipality

Due to increasing cases of COVID-19, restrictions are returning in Halifax Regional Municipality and some communities on its borders, Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, April 22.

“We are using these restrictions as a circuit breaker to prevent our case count from increasing,” said Premier Rankin. “We are taking quick action to limit the opportunity for the virus to spread any further in local communities.”

The restrictions are effective Friday, April 23, at 8 a.m. and will remain in effect until at least May 20. They apply to all areas of Halifax Regional Municipality as well as these entire communities: Hubbards, Milford, Lantz, Elmsdale, Enfield, South Uniacke, Ecum Secum and Trafalgar.

People should avoid traveling into and out of these areas unless it is absolutely necessary. Necessary travel would include for school, work, health care, legal requirements and family visitation under the purview of the Department of Community Services. Travel for shopping, social events, family visits, practices or rehearsals are not considered necessary.

Mike grew up on a beef farm in rural Southwestern Ontario in Huron County and began his career in the Trucking Industry in 1990 at the age of 18. Mike spent three years working for a local carrier Hauling Livestock and bulk agriculture products. At the age of 21 Mike went to work for a long Haul Refrigerated and general freight carrier and spent 5 years hauling freight in all 48 US Mainland States and 6 Canadian Provinces. The Carrier then opened a Certified Driver Training School in 1998 and Mike came off the road to become one of the Schools First Certified Driver Trainers. In 2000 Mike Transitioned into Safety and Compliance for the Fleet, while still working part time as a Trainer for the School. In 2002 Mike moved over to a Private Fleet and became the Safety, Compliance, Maintenance and Training manager for the Hensall District Co-operative’s Commercial Trucking Fleet. Mike spent the next 12.5 years with Hensall and oversaw the Fleets as it grew from 40 Trucks in 2002 to over 160 in 2015. In January of 2015 Mike moved into the Trucking Association business and was named the President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, where he remains in his current role.