Tantramar Report: ‘Living is Easy’ returns, Festival by the Marsh begins and a Sackville COVID-19 exposure

A painted comic of a femme person folding a striped T-shirt.
Madeleine Hansen's work will be on display during the first round of "Living is Easy." Photo courtesy of Struts Gallery.
Meg Cunningham - CHMA - SackvilleNB | 06-08-2021

On today's Tantramar Report:

Struts Gallery has revived its “Living is Easy” series starting this week. “Living is Easy” is usually a summer-long program that invites all members into its three-room gallery to use it as a studio and display space for their work. Artists of all ages and experience levels can participate, as it’s meant to boost their practice by providing them with a space and the tools they might not normally have access to.

There are 13 new cases of COVID-19 today, most of whom are in their 20s and live in Zone 1 (Moncton region). Since New Brunswick went green on July 30, the active case count has more than tripled to 51. Over 70 per cent of the current active cases are in Zone 1. Of the recent cases, 29 are still under investigation, meaning Public Health couldn’t immediately determine whether the cases originate from travel or from a close contact of a previously reported case.

Someone who may have been infectious with COVID-19 went to Goya’s Pizza on Aug. 1, prompting an exposure notification from Public Health. The person (or people) visited the restaurant between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The New Brunswick Medical Society endorsed mandatory vaccination for healthcare workers in a written statement,

And Festival by the Marsh starts this weekend with artist-in-residence Janet Crawford. She begins her week-long mosaic project inspired by the historic Fort Beausejour tomorrow between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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