COVID-19 Coronavirus UPDATE (Mar. 27, 2020)

With the increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick to 45 on Friday, March 27th, the latest messaging from the Province's Chief Medical Officer of Health called for "physical distancing," notably stronger terminology than the previous "social distancing," to help with the goal to flatten the curve; that is, slow down the rate of the Coronavirus' spread.

Here are some of the recent developments concerning the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

* NEW * If you are concerned that you may have caught the virus:
- DO NOT visit a hospital, physician’s office, or healthcare facility without consulting 811 first.
- Due to extreme caller volume, New Brunswickers are reminded to only call Tele-Care 811 IF you experience COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) and have travelled internationally in the last 14 days.
- If you are not experiencing symptoms visit for more information on how to self-monitor, how you can protect yourself, and what to do if you suspect you may be at risk. The web page will be continuously updated.
- The Public Health Agency of Canada has a toll-free number to answer your questions on COVID-1-833-784-4397.

- Click here for information on the federal economic response, for businesses and for individuals, in relation to this health crisis.

- A phone line and email has been created by the New Brunswick Government for non-health related questions and concerns, including those related to non-compliance with the Provincially-declared State of Emergency. The toll-free number is 1-844-462-8387. It will be answered between 8:30am-4:30pm, seven days a week. The email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (any concerns about workplace safety must be directed to WorksafeNB). Meantime, Peace Officers with the Department of Public Safety are currently conducting compliance-checks of businesses. Violators of the Emergency Measures Act face fines up to a maximum of $10,200.

The New Brunswick Government, in its ongoing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 inside the province, is now focusing on inter-provincial travelers. Anyone coming into the province is required to immediately self-isolate for 14 days. For more information, click here.

- A reminder from your Village of Salisbury Department of Works and Maintenance that wipes clog pipes! Even so-called “flushable” wipes must NOT be flushed, nor should paper towels. These can clog municipal sewers and foul pumping stations, leading to backups and overflows. Please dispose of wipes and paper towels in the applicable trash.

- The play equipment, specifically, at public playgrounds located in the Village of Salisbury is considered closed to use because of sanitization concerns during this Coronavirus pandemic.

- Officially cancelled is the public hearing previously scheduled for the evening of Thursday, March 26th concerning the Village of Salisbury’s Intention to Amend the Municipal Plan and Zoning By-Law. The public hearing will be rescheduled and the process restarted once this public health crisis is resolved and it is safe to do so.

Once again, here are some important links to information concerning:
- the New Brunswick response to COVID-19, including the recent introduction of a new self-assessment tool ( here );
- the Government of Canada’s Coronavirus information page, which also includes the daily case-counts nationally and by provincehere );
- and a global map of the pandemic posted by news agency Reuters ( here ).

In the meantime, continue with PHYSICAL distancing and abiding by government directives during this very difficult time. Only by WORKING TOGETHER APART can we prevent in Canada what’s been happening in other nations ravaged by this Coronavirus.

COVID-19: "This is not a drill." ~ NB Premier Blaine Higgs (Mar. 20, 2020)

The Municipality of the Village of Salisbury strongly urges residents and businesses in the community to abide by the directives issued by the Province of New Brunswick and its Chief Medical Officer of Health with regards to efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. It is only by working together that we, not only just as a community but as a nation, will succeed in "flattening the curve" and keep the number of cases as low as possible during this pandemic. We must practice social distancing and refrain from gathering in groups of over 10 people. The Village wishes to thank those who are doing their part by staying home whenever possible and, thus, helping to protect others. Keep up the good work!

CLOSED (Mar. 17, 2020 until further notice)

Following the most recent advice and recommendations from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (New Brunswick Public Health) of March 16th, the Municipality of the Village of Salisbury has made the decision to close the Village Office, Works Office, and Parks & Leisure Office to the public until further notice.
You can still reach us by phone at 372-3230 or by email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sewer payments can be made by cheque and placed in the drop slot next to the front door, or can be sent by mail, or paid through online banking with CIBC or Credit Union, as well as through Service New Brunswick online.
We thank you for your cooperation in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Dog Tags - Deadline Extended until April 30, 2020

Due to the New Brunswick Public Health recommendation for social distancing for the time being, regarding the purchase of 2020 Dog Tags the Village of Salisbury is extending by one month the deadline to do so without paying a $15 late-fee. This means instead of March 31st, it will be April 30th. Until April 30th, Dog Tags will remain only $10 (spayed of neutered) or $30 (not spayed or neutered).

COVID-19 Coronavirus (Mar. 12, 2020)

Municipal Council and Staff of the Village of Salisbury have been monitoring the provincial/national/global situation regarding COVID-19, ie. Coronavirus. For the latest information for our region under the direction of New Brunswick Health/Public Health, please follow the link to the dedicated Coronavirus website by the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health:
For a national perspective on what's happening re: Coronavirus, here is a link to updates posted by the Government of Canada:
The following link, also posted by the Government of Canada, concerns public gatherings including non-essential gatherings:

PUBLIC NOTICE of Intention to Amend the Municipal Plan and Zoning By-Law

Village of Salisbury
Notice of Intention
To Amend the Municipal Plan and Zoning By-Law

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the Village of Salisbury intends to consider a proposed By-law to amend By-law No. 42, the “Village of Salisbury Municipal Development Plan” and a proposed By-law to amend By-law No. 43, the “Village of Salisbury Zoning By-law”.

The proposed By-laws are intended to REPEAL By-law No. 42 and By-law No. 43, and ADOPT a revised Municipal Plan and Zoning By-law.

Any person wishing to inspect the proposed By-laws may do so at the Village of Salisbury Municipal Office, 56 Douglas Street, Salisbury, NB during regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday or online via the Southeast Regional Service Commission website at

Council has set by resolution Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at the Village of Salisbury Municipal Office, 56 Douglas Street, Salisbury, NB as the date, time, and place for the PUBLIC HEARING of objections to the proposed By-laws.

Written objections to the proposed amending By-laws may be made to Council by forwarding comments to:

Dianne Ayles, Administrator/Clerk
56 Douglas Street
Salisbury, NB  E4J 3E3
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Municipal Council of the Village of Salisbury
Dianne Ayles, Administrator/Clerk

View Public Presentation by Lori Bickford, Planner, Southeast Regional Service Commission (held during meeting of Village council on February 24, 2020).

Exciting Announcement for Local Minor Baseball

The Villages of Salisbury and Petitcodiac will join forces to create the NEW Salisbury Petitcodiac Flyers Minor Baseball Association.
Click here for information on the March 12th general meeting to be held at the Salisbury Village Office in the upstairs classroom.

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