Tantramar Report: Three Beausejour candidates named so far, Pfizer walk-in clinic and a visit to a micro printing press

Amy Ward watches Keagan Hawthorne as he examines a test broadside next to his flatbed proofing press.
Poets Amy Ward and Keagan Hawthorne work on printing Ward’s poem “Echo.” Photo by Meg Cunningham.
Meg Cunningham - CHMA - SackvilleNB | 25-08-2021
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Wednesday on Tantramar Report:

Keagan Hawthorne explains how broadside poems are printed, which will then be sold to raise funds for the Tantramar Literary Society. The broadsides are being printed on Hawthorne’s micropress, a large and heavy mechanical device that uses a hand crank to roll paper across inked letters, which he affectionately refers to as “The Beast.”

There is a Pfizer walk-in vaccine clinic today at the Guardian Corner Drug Store (between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.), and more kids will be permitted to get the jab since the government now allows 11-year-olds who will turn 12 this year to be vaccinated. Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy says the decision was made to “help support healthy and safe schools” with the first day of classes just around the corner. This represents 2,832 more young people who can now get the shot. Since the province bases its vaccination rates on the percent of eligible New Brunswickers, it may appear that the vaccine rate is lower from here on out since the number of eligible people increased. Also, unexpectedly, the province realized during a routine review that over 8,000 vaccinations were not recorded, of which around 7,800 were second doses.

And the Progressive Conservatives and the People’s Party of Canada have announced who from their parties will run in Beausejour against Liberal incumbent Dominic LeBlanc, but there is no word from either the Green or NDP party. So far, Beausejour constituents can choose between the incumbent candidate for the Liberal party, Dominic LeBlanc, Shelly Mitchell from the Progressive Conservatives, or Jack Minor from the People’s Party.

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