A Message from Mayor and Council

The Village of Salisbury passes along our deepest sympathies to those touched by the recent, and tragic, discoveries at residential school sites throughout Canada.
It is out of deep respect for our First Nations that the Village has chosen to postpone all virtual Canada Day celebrations originally planned for July 1st.
While there are so many reasons to celebrate Canada, this year marks an important opportunity to reflect and educate ourselves on Canada's history.
When the time is right, we look forward to the opportunity when we can join together as a community and enjoy the beauty we are blessed to have in our area.
As a tribute to the young lives lost in these residential schools, the Village of Salisbury Municipal Building will be illuminated in orange from June 30th to July 4th.

Tree-trimming to take place on June 28th at Highland Park

An important advisory for those who frequent Salisbury’s Highland Park…
On Monday, June 28th, there will be a tree-cutting crew from Fundy Tree Trimming at Highland Park doing some necessary work. This job could take a couple days. Please give the tree-trimmers the space they need so their work can be accomplished safely. The Village of Salisbury thanks you for your cooperation and patience.

Still Time to Join ParticipACTION Challenge!

    Join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge taking place all June across Canada! Salisbury is currently ranked third among New Brunswick communities and 20th nationally. Check out the link and get involved!
    The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is open to everyone. All minutes tracked on the app and website from June 1–30 count toward a community’s score. When it is over, 50 finalist communities will be invited to apply to be named Canada's Most Active Community, earning a top prize of $100,000!

COVID-19: Phase 2 on Path to Green (June 16, 2021)

Another significant step forward for New Brunswick in its coronavirus recovery plan. The Government has announced that as of 12:01am, June 17th, the Province will enter Phase 2 on its "Path to Green." Of eligible New Brunswickers, 75.4 per cent of those aged 12 and older have been vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 20.2 per cent of people 65 and older have received both doses. While masks remain mandated, a number of other restrictions have been loosened to varying degrees. Full details HERE.
Meantime, NB Public Health announced three new cases of COVID-19 on June 16th, including one in Zone 1 (Moncton and surrounding area). To date in New Brunswick there have been 2,305 cases, of which 58 are active cases. There have been 45 deaths and 2,201 recoveries.

COVID-19: First Phase of Path to Green (June 15, 2021)

At midnight, New Brunswick will enter the first phase of its "Path to Green" in the Province's coronavirus recovery plan. As of June 15th, 75.1 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers over the age of 12 had received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which was the condition to unlocking this first phase. It will include a loosening of (but not entirely lifting) restrictions regarding indoor and outdoor gatherings, as well as relaxing border crossing rules for people entering New Brunswick from Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and designated bordering regions of Quebec (Avignon and Témiscouata) and Nova Scotia (Cumberland County). Full details HERE.
The second phase of the Path to Green will be activated once 20 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 65 and older receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.
Meantime, Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday -- two in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) and one in Zone 6 (Bathurst region). The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick since the onset of the pandemic last year is 2,302 with 2,171 recoveries to date. There have been 45 deaths. The number of active cases is 85 including eight patients in hospital, three of whom are in intensive care. As of June 14th, 1,118 tests were conducted for a total of 352,506.

New Village of Salisbury Council Sworn In (June 14, 2021)

VOS Council 2021
On June 14, 2021, the new Council of the Village of Salisbury for 2021-2025 was sworn-in. Pictured individually, clockwise from top left, are: Mayor Rob Campbell, Councillor Sarah Colwell, Councillor Jason Gallant, Councillor Stephanie Thorne, Councillor Nathan O'Blenis, and Deputy Mayor Doug Hamer.

New Restroom Facility to be Built at Highland Park

    Some more information regarding the construction in 2021 of a new restroom facility for the Village of Salisbury’s Highland Park:
    In order to service the water demands for both this new restroom facility and the adjacent splash pad (for which the mechanisms are contained in the building), two new wells had to be developed at Highland Park this year. This was necessary due to the states of failure of two wells that had been developed there at the time of the splash pad’s original installation, which was done with the intention that the wells drilled in 2016 would complement an existing older well at the site. However, one of those 2016 wells had completely collapsed, while there were numerous deficiencies associated with the other. Neither could be serviced or repaired.
    The ongoing development this year of the two new wells at the park, along with the planned installation of a new submerged holding tank for the splash pad, in addition to the construction of the restroom facility, will prevent the Village from operating the existing restroom and splash pad this season until the new projects are finalized by the fall.
    With regards to the old restroom, the reason for such unusual operation times in the past was due to both water supply and the building’s form of construction. It was unheated and uninsulated, so the entire facility had to be winterized in the fall and commissioned once again in early summer. The Village could not activate the water supply at the restroom and splash pad until it could be absolutely certain that freezing temperatures were behind us.
    As for the new restroom building (see conceptual image above), its design will implement an access control system which will automatically permit and prevent entry to the restroom areas based on hours of operation. The facility is designed to be as vandal resistant as possible.
    This project is funded in large part through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) program, supported by a municipal contribution as well as previous local fundraising efforts.
    In the meantime, arrangements have been made to have a porta-potty brought to Highland Park on June 11th.

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