New Brunswick

Emergency shelters set up for New Brunswickers still without power

Emergency shelters are being established in several New Brunswick communities for residents affected by ongoing power outages following last week's ice storm, provincial government officials announced on Monday.

Warming centres also still available in several locations, Emergency Measures Organization says

Emergency shelters and warming centres, like this one at a church in Lamèque, are being provided in several communities to help those affected by ongoing power outages. (Julie Doucette/Radio Canada)

Emergency shelters are being established in several New Brunswick communities for residents affected by ongoing power outages following last week's ice storm, provincial government officials announced on Monday.

More than 16,000 homes and businesses remained without power as of 7 p.m. and Premier Brian Gallant said there are pockets of people who won't see their power return for another "few days."

The emergency shelters will provide residents with a warm place to rest and will be equipped with cots and blankets provided by the Red Cross, Robert Duguay, of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization said in a statement.

Warming centres, where people can warm up and charge important electronic devices, are also still available in many locations.

A regional reception centre/shelter is at École L'Escale des Jeunes, at 2930 Morais St., in Bas-Caraquet. 

Shelters are also available in the following communities:

  • Bas-Caraquet - École Escale des Jeunes
  • Baie-Ste-Anne - Community Centre / Fire Hall
  • Bertrand - city hall
  • Bouctouche – JK Irving Centre, 30 Évangeline St.
  • Caraquet – BMR Hardware, 138 West Saint-Pierre Blvd.
  • Dorchester – Veterans Centre, 4955 Main St.
  • Eel Ground - Municipal office
  • Esgenoopetitj Firt Nation - Burnt Church Bingo Plex
  • Grand-Barachois – Salle Grand Barachois
  • Lamèque - Église
  • Miramichi - Golden Hawk Recreation Centre
  • Miramichi - Lindon Rec Centre
  • Neguac – Royal Canadian Legion, 916 Rue Principale
  • Paquetville - Centre du savoir
  • Rexton – Fire Hall, 173 Main St.
  • Richibucto – Multipurpose Centre The Ancor, 149 Acadie St.
  • Saint-Léolin – Club d'âge d'or, 117 des Prés St.
  • Salisbury – Lions Club, 63 Peters St.
  • Shippagan – Centre universitaire, 218 JD Gauthier Blvd.
  • Tracadie - Centre des Chevaliers de colomb, 3593 rue Principal
  • Tracadie - Centre de Pont-Landry, 5520, Route 160

Residents can also check with their respective municipalities for other warming centres or shelters.

About 200 members of the Canadian Armed Forces were in the Acadian Peninsula on Monday as part of the emergency response to the ice storm.

NB Power has 380 crews working around the clock to restore power.

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