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Telegraph Journal August 1st, 2006

Liberal Leader Shawn Graham announces today "a major transportation and public safety committment to New Brunswickers" He will propose to fence areas known as hot spots for moose collisions.

Transportation Minister Paul Robichaud's response to a womans letter requesting the moose fencing. "Within the CFB Gagetown portion of Route 7 the department has worked in consultation with base personnel and has had some success with reducing collisions through recent brush cutting efforts and enhanced roadside signing. Nonetheless, the number of collisions remain a concern and the department continues to look at other possible strategies" He also stated that he will announce in September what the department plans to do to reduce accidents with wildlife. Among the possibilities: fencing, brush-cutting and more public awareness programs. The departments director of planning and land management has identified about 300 KM's of highway on six routes. The spots outlined are as follows

Portions of highway 7 in the Gagetown area.

Highways 11, 8 and 126 around Miramichi and in the North.

Route 180 between Bathurst and Saint-Quentin

He also added that the cost for fencing just this 300 KM's would cost about $21 Million based on the Provincial estimate of $70,000 per KM. for the fencing currently used. fencing projects often require an over-or underpass for the animals at a cost of $500,000. raising the total estimated cost to $26 Million.

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I really dont know how much more public awareness is going to do. Everyone is quite familiar with the dangers of animals on the Highways. seeing a sign warns you about Moose but before you know it there is not much you can do when they are standing in the middle of the road. They should take all there funds and start fencing all the Highways right away. The cost should not matter, these are peoples lives! N.B. Liberals promise fences to keep moose off roads; Tories consider same

KEVIN BISSETT

FREDERICTON (CP) - New Brunswick Opposition Leader Shawn Graham says his party would erect hundreds of kilometres of highway fencing during the first two years of a Liberal mandate in order to prevent vehicle collisions with wildlife.

The fences would be located in so-called accident hot spots, including sections of Highway 7 through Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, N.B., and Highway 11 through northern New Brunswick, at a cost of about $21 million, Graham said Tuesday.

"We believe it is a small price to pay to protect the travelling public," he told reporters at a news conference in Fredericton.

"We pledge to put up 300 kilometres of fencing where accidents between vehicles and wildlife - specifically with moose and deer - occur most frequently."

New Brunswick's Conservative government recently launched a public awareness campaign, advising motorists to slow down and watch for moose, especially on Highways 7 and 11.

Cathy McCollum, of Clarendon, N.B., said Tuesday that fencing is the only solution.

She has collected over 7,000 signatures on a petition since her daughter was injured during a collision with a moose on Highway 7 in June.

Carrie McCollum, 23, and two other soldiers from CFB Gagetown were hurt when their vehicle struck a moose in Petersville on their way back to the base from Saint John.

McCollum said it was a senseless accident.

"I think so, because that is a hot spot where that accident happened, and if a fence had been there, it would have prevented it," she said.

McCollum's accident occurred in almost the same spot where a car-moose accident claimed the life of 18-year-old Amanda Dobson of Quispamsis in August 2002.

Dobson's mother, Nancy, said Tuesday she is pleased to finally hear some political commitment to address the issue.

"We've been trying to get some action for four years, and if action had been taken four years ago, Cathy's daughter never would have been in an accident," she said.

"I don't want Mandy's death to have been in vain. I want other people to live because she died, and a fence is the only answer to prevent those accidents."

Transportation Minister Paul Robichaud admitted more fencing is required, and says he'll announce a full policy next month.

"We have over 40 kilometres of fences in our highway system in New Brunswick, but we know that we could do more, and we will do more, and in September you will see the policy of the Department of Transportation to reduce the number of wildlife accidents," said the minister.

Robichaud said, of 47 highway fatalities since the start of the year in New Brunswick, two were the result of collisions with wildlife.

"It's not the number one cause of accidents in New Brunswick, but any such accident is sad, it's always tragic," Robichaud said.

He said the policy will include increased brush cutting along highways to improve viability, and more public awareness.

Robichaud said he was shocked to learn that almost half of the people killed on New Brunswick highways this year were not wearing seat belts.

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Well, Hopefully something gets done! This is Serious! I'm glad to read about stuff going to get done but only when the work starts will I be proud!



Friday August 18th, 2006.

So Bernard Lord signs a petition calling for more moose fencing? Well that surely seems odd. isn't he the person in control in this Province? Im quite dumbfounded right now, thats obviously a political tactic, and for the newspapers to put it on the front cover not only glorifies his attempt to win over voters in the upcoming election, its also in my opinion a slap in the face to the real issue here, why is this a political issue? this is about human lives, if I had the money to fence every single inch of the highways I would, but I can't do that. He as the premier can do this. So what is he saying there by signing the petition? that something is going to be done? or is this just something for people to see? I think its silly he's signing a petition calling for more moose fencing aimed directly at him and his party when he's been in power since 1999. 7 years later, there has been very little results. the petition calls for more moose fencing and targets him and hes signing it. well I suppose its kind of funny, perhaps he's conceding defeat in this issue. Maybe he's realizing that this is a VERY Big issue and he has to do something about it. He basically states he signed it because its in direction of what the PC party is doing and its what they have been doing. I'm not going to make this a political issue, Its just my humble opinion.this is a simple issue of human compassion. but sadly the world revolves around politics and the powers that be.



August 21st, 2006.

A Deer ran across my car tonight on a stretch of road near the Marysville area, none the less it has made my determination STRONGER!



Monday August 28th, 2006.

Well it appears that the signs I have placed in areas have been taken down for some reason. perhaps it was a valid reason, such as cutting the grass or private property, but I think to myself, there is alot of hard work put into each sign, I purchased my own wood and plastics and paints and created them all myself. I alone travelled many places late at night, to put my signs to show people that they too can voice there opinion here at www.fencenbhighways.com that others could join in my cause to fight for these fences to save other human lives. each name added to the petition counts, we're all in this together, there is not one New Brunswicker who travels these roads that is not affected by the Moose/Animal problem on the highways. NOT ONE! We are all at risk when travelling whether it be day or night. I know I put myself at risk when I travel late at night on the highways to promote my site for others to see so they can get involved. So it leaves me with the question of

WHO COULD HAVE THE HEART TO TAKE MY SIGNS DOWN?? WHO COULD HEARTLESSLY THROW MY WORK INTO THE GARBAGE NOT THINKING THAT THIS CAUSE IS SO BIG?

I certainly can be contacted for it to be removed, I dont want to put my signs where they are going to be in anybody's way, but I do believe that 2 in particular were quite far out of everybodys way. And all I can say is that to whoever threw my signs away without telling me anything is that, I'll pray for you, I'll pray that God forgives you and if you find yourself in an animals path that God will protect you and care for you.

I am disappointed that they were removed, I guess perhaps to you my fight is not as strong as the other signs I see about town such as all these politicians faces around every corner and other miscellaneous ads. It may not be important to you who threw them away, but to me and everyone who has signed my petition and has viewed all my information here. IT IS!

I Won't give up. This has been too long of a battle for me.



CHSJ 94.1 FM News

[MOOSE PETITIONS GALORE]

AUG28/06/10:37AM

WESLFORD RESIDENT CATHY MCCOLLUMíS CALLS FOR MOOSE FENCING ARE CATCHING ON. ARRON PELLETIER IN FREDERICTON HAS BEGUN HIS OWN ONLINE PETITION FOR MOOSE FENCING ALONG NEW BRUNSWICK HIGHWAYS. SO FAR, HE HAS OVER 22 HUNDRED SIGNATURES.

MEANWHILE, MCCOLLUM TELLS CHSJ NEWS, SHE HAS FINISHED A LIVE MOOSE LOG, INVOLVING EIGHT TRUCK DRIVERS. OVER THE COURSE OF 18 DAYS, THE DRIVERS HAVE COUNTED 75 MOOSE OVER A 28 KM STRETCH THROUGH THE GEARY WOODS. MCCOLLUM SAYS SHE HAS PIN-POINTED TWO HOT SPOTS AND WILL ASK THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO FENCE THOSE AREAS FIRST. SHE ALREADY HAS HER TEN THOUSAND SIGNATURES FOR HIGHWAY SEVEN.

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they reported on my website before they asked me anything. I just want to add that while everything Cathy is doing is great, My site has been around since 2003. and I started my Petition in June 06 before I heard of Cathy McCollum and I've been putting out signs over the years promoting the site, lately, since this is a hot topic again in the news, people are paying attention and im glad that Cathy and I are raising awareness about this important issue. I guess the irony is that people didnt care before and now they do so my site is seeming to be "new".



Telegraph Journal August 29, 2006.

they reported on my petition and quoted me in an interview I had with a reporter yesterday. Perhaps it could of been better if they had listed my website address in the article, which they didnt. I appreciate the article though. the more people visit and sign the petition the better. It can be done!



August 30, 2006.

I'm wondering if sign companies out there would like to donate materials to the cause of making signs. I've already purchased many pieces of wood and plastic material myself and created many but sadly since people are destroying them, i'm just putting it out to the businesses of the area to see if they want to get involved. It's free advertising. I would create all the signs myself, I just need the materials. I find the material that the Campaign signs are made of works well, then again good solid wood is excellent . If a company is willing to donate to this cause, I will gladly give them full credit on this site for donating there materials for this cause. If any Company's are interested email me ASAP at webmaster@fencenbhighways.com ...Surely, some business would give to my cause.... there surely is enough politicians faces plastered all over the land. I did an interview with CTV's Andy Campbell today to promote the website and the cause. He was a gentleman and I was proud to have the opportunity to speak about this topic for maritimers to see that if we all work together we can get it done. Truthfully, I was hesitant to go on camera because I really wanted to do this cause without showing who I was because this is not about me, its about the goal being accomplished. but in order to go further, I'll do what I have to do to make sure the goal is accomplished and we can make the people in power open there eyes to this serious fatal problem. It can be done!



September 1st, 2006.

Well I sent out emails to local sign businesses to see if they respond to my requests for donated materials for promoting the site. Hopefully someone wants to help me promote and get through to the people in power that this is a serious issue...because Cathy and I are not about to go away anytime soon!



September 2nd, 2006.

Well no replies from anybody yet, *sigh* So far 3 of my signs have been taken down in the Fredericton area, I had one on the highway off the Princess Margaret Bridge which was huge. That was removed because the grass was cut, probably for students going back to school. I can understand that, but rather than thrown away my sign which I worked really hard on. whoever did it, I could of been contacted, I could of removed it and put it elsewhere....It is frustrating to know that signs for my site and this huge cause are being removed. Sign number 2 was removed by the Forest Acres entrance, and the third one, right on prospect street, not far from the entrance to the Fredericton Mall. I can understand if you are not supposed to put signs with a stake in the grass or something but why are all these other businesses' doing similar things? why is there a politicians face everywhere you look? surely haven seen a particular face 2 minutes earlier and then seeing it again just down the road is quite annoying. we see there names and faces everywhere, yet i'm not allowed to put a sign thats less than 1ftX1ft long advertising my site and for people to sign the petition???? Politics is more important? Well how important is it if the government is not doing anything to solve this problem? spending HOW MUCH MONEY to travel around this province in a huge bus promoting themselves(as if we don't know who they are), well if they collide with a moose they will be alright, its not like there driving in a little car..(??) ANYHOW....Its quite obvious how to contact me to tell me "NO YOU CAN'T PUT THIS HERE" but I have heard nothing from nobody. nonetheless, you cant keep me down. I'm still going to be promoting and fighting for this cause. I've had problems in the past like this but It hasn't derailed me. I'll still be out and about. If you see me somewhere, beep your horn to show your support for this cause. I sure will appreciate it.



September 6th, 2006

Well, I have not heard anything back from any of the companies I contacted to see if they were willing to contribute to the Advertising of this site. Below are the companies I contacted.

KMSIGNS

BRENWAY GRAPHX

TERRA CONSULTANTS

JACKRABBIT SIGNS

FIRST IMPRESSIONS GRAPHICS & OUTPUT

GREY SIGNS

MAYDAY FINE PRINT INC

PATTISON SIGN GROUP

ADVANCED FABRICS

DOBBELSTEYNS SIGNS

What can I say? I wasn't asking for much, even if each business contributed one sheet of 2X2, that would of been great. I guess there not interested in the Goal of fencing these dangerous highways. I'm quite sure that they probably have not signed the petition aswell. There are not many generous people in the world that is for sure.



September 7th, 2006.

Well alot of my Huge signs I have put on the highway have been taken down. I'm guessing its a law or something that you can't put something there thats not approved. its just all that time gone to waste ugh!.... well I doubt they will ever approve my signs, since im criticizing the government for not fencing the highways..... well theres still the power of email and spoken word. The Petitions still moving so I'm happy. I'll still find places to put smaller signs.



September 16th, 2006.

Well im still creating, still out there promoting, its dark on the highways, but I'm doing what I can to raise awareness about this issue. It's going to take alot to stop me. I just have to add, Cathy, if your reading this, I havent spoken with you since the day the story Aired on CTV. perhaps an update on your progress might be great! the petition is moving slow but It's moving and thats what counts. BE SAFE OUT THERE EVERYONE!



September 17th, 2006.

I travelled on Highway 10 last night to put out a sign and I noticed that that road is VERY VERY Dark, There is no street lights for the longest stretch. Its a dangerous section of road that should be fenced. I came upon the Cross of the young girl who died Tragically and I was overcome with Sadness and anger. The government needs to do something! with the Elections tomorrow and a promise of fencing from the Liberal Leaders! I Say VOTE LIBERAL! we already know that the Conservative Government cant be bothered with this issue. Hardly any politician has signed my online petition yet, but I'm hoping that each person keeps signing and we will reach a goal and show that the names cannot be ignored. we're scared to travel these highways for fear of loosing our lives. Lets put our faith in god and pray that he will be with us in our travels



September 18th, 2006.

(PRE ELECTION ENTRY) GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!!! REMEMBER WE DECIDE THE GOVERNMENT! IF THIS ISSUE IS CLOSE TO YOUR HEART VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHOWN A COMMITMENT TO THIS ISSUE! THAT'S ALL IM GOING TO SAY.



12:50AM September 19th, 2006

Congratulations to Shawn Graham and the Liberal Party for there Victory! even though this site Targeted Bernard Lord and Transportation Minister Paul Robichaud, that in some ways still stands, Its aimed at the Government and whos appointed to these positions. Shawn Graham has Promised over 26 Million dollars in Fencing. Now that he is Premier, I'm feeling very confident that the goal will be reached and he will listen to the people of New Brunswick. I am willing to help him in the Effort if my help is needed, as I have quite a large amount of information here on fencenbhighways.com I know where the bad spots are, I've travelled them many times. more than one section of NB needs to be Fenced. IT ALL NEEDS TO BE FENCED! But for the time being if they are willing to fence the "hot spots" then that is great, because a few fences is better than no fences. I feel confident for the Future safety of New Brunswicker's. It truly is a great day for New Brunswickers. I'm still going to be out there promoting the site and the petition and encouraging people to sign the petition and contact those in power to have something done. I won't rest until theres progress.



The Daily Gleaner September 20th, 2006

I'm quoting sections of the article "Grits have promised much to Fredericton Area"

In the issues Mr.Graham has promised, the 5th one is Wildlife Fencing

"Graham has committed to erecting wildlife fences at highway collision hot spots throughtout the province. About 300 Kilometres of fencing would cost $21 Million. One of the Locations is along Highway 7 between Fredericton and Saint John. The Remainder of the fencing would be along Highway 11 in Northern New Brunswick. Graham has asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper to support moose fencing through CFB Gagetown.

A Clarendon woman, Cathy McCollum, and a Fredericton man, Arron Pelletier, both used websites, petitions and signs during the election campaign to draw attention to the deaths and injuries from moose collisons in the province."

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I'm thrilled to see that Shawn Graham is going to committ to all his promises especially for the fencing. I am still out there promoting the site and raising awareness by email, word of mouth, travelling the highways at night in the rain, cold, soon to be snow, I don't care, I'm going to do whatever it takes to get through to the province that this needs to be done. I won't stop until the first pole is layed. We cannot have another death from these types of collisions. I will gladly help the Premier-Elect with this, I'll work on a committee that controls the construction, work in the fields, whatever it takes, count me in. webmaster@fencenbhighways.com



September 21st, 2006

I spoke with Cathy McCollum today, and she informed me of her progress thus far. what Cathy requests is for people to share there stories of tragedy and also stories of close calls that they have had. If people are willing to share there experiences with her feel free to call her at 486-1092. this is entirely up to you. If it is too hard to talk about, We can both respect that.



September 22nd, 2006

2 nights ago I put one of my signs on Bishop Drive near the Hanwell entrance, Tonight I drove by and someone had taken my sign and ripped it right from the pole it was attached to. they ripped the tags right off clear through the wood and plastic and then they crumbled it and threw it in the woods, Now I don't know who the hell would do this but it's irritating. its probably some stupid teenagers with nothing better to do then destroy property. Perhaps i'm wrong, maybe someone is so against the idea of fencing the highways that they will do anything to prevent it (??) I think that if anyone is against the idea. well, they have no dignity and compassion for human lives and there useless. Why destroy my signs? why take them down? I've lost at least 12 signs easily since i've started putting them up, but I can say I'm not about to stop. I'm gonna put them out there until hell freezes over. My dedication will not be stopped by some ignorant person or persons trying to get in the way of my goal. So I'll just say i'm always going to be here until something gets done, so you can't stop me. my dedication is beyond any destruction.



September 28th, 2006

Well, still out there, awaiting word from the government, have not heard much lately, but obviously, theres the change over in power! but when its all official! then I'm going strong at this. how hard it is to reach people in power.... maybe ill have to walk right up to them and say HEY!! can't you see the signs?? whoeveres reading this. I'm working to make the roads safer for us all. I care about your safety, more than the government I can say.



September 29th, 2006

well my signs are still being removed, I'm wondering who's doing it. Perhaps people who don't agree with it maybe???? well if you don't agree with it, it doesnt give you the right to destroy my work promoting this mission! No matter! as I stated in the past and have been stating since 2003!!! I'M HERE AND ALWAYS WILL BE UNTIL SOMETHING IS DONE!



September 30th, 2006

I drove to Oromocto last night and on my way there, I seen 2 Deer on the side of the road on the right side. close to the Lincoln exit. Then on my way back, There was a huge Moose right there on the side of the road near the White line. This is crazy, there was cars travelling everywhere and everyone of us at that particular spot was in danger. The government needs to get started with this stuff NOW!!!! I don't understand it, Its Dangerous! 3 of them in less than 30 minutes!

I'll also add some person signed my guestbook yesterday and of course didnt put there name because there afraid to reveal themselves but they said "Fences are for idiots," "why put fences anyways" "people need to stop driving 100km/h's" etc. Anyhow I deleted it and I was thinking to myself. I care more for human lives than I do for These animals. I'd rather nothing get killed, but if I had a choice It certainily would be these animals and not humans OBVIOUSLY. "Fences are for Idiots?????" You obviously have no compassion for the value of human lives or for your own for that matter. Fences will save SO MANY LIVES!! Preventing SO MANY COLLISIONS! and keep the animals from getting killed aswell.... yet you "believe there pointless??????... People should slow down??" you mean you have never went 100km/h on the highways? day or night??? yes at night people should slow down and I believe that people use common sense and slow down considering your gambling with your life when you travel these highways at night because the government has done pretty much nothing to keep the people of New Brunswick safe. In fact alot of Accidents happen in the Early morning hours or at night in the early evening, So nighttime plays a small role. you can be going 75-80km/h but once that animal is in your view you have less than 5 seconds to react and half of that time is registering whats in front of you. so you basically have 2 seconds to react, ESPECIALLY IF IT IS AT NIGHT because of the reduced visibility. I must say you are a closeminded person and quite frankly very stupid if you can't see that they will save lives. It makes me laugh because your opinion had no basis for fact or truth. It was just plain arrogance. if you don't believe in this mission why did you come here? this is the sight for fencing the highways! if you don't believe in it! get out of here, your arrogance and stupidity is not welcomed at all. that goes for anyone who comes here and doesn't have anything positive to say. I've had a few in the past but your ignorance will simply be deleted. All I will say is I hope you never have to see A huge animal in your head lights when your driving and have next to nothing time to respond. I pray god will be on your side. On a final note... tell the families of the victims that fences are stupid.. or tell the hundreds of people that have collided with these animals it's stupid. I guarantee if you have any amount of compassion in your heart you will cry when you hear the stories they have to tell and the reality they have to live with when they tell you about the loss of there loved one.



October 1st, 2006.

I was driving on the Hanwell road in Fredericton going out of the city when all of a sudden i spotted a dead deer on the side of the road in a ditch in front of somebodys house!!! RIGHT THERE ON THE MAIN ROAD IN SOMEONE'S YARD????? That's A wake up call to everyone in the province especially those in power. Someone must of hit it and it landed in the ditch. it was a fair size deer I would say. I called the authorities to tell them about it and they had already been alerted to it and I was told it would be picked up the next day. So all night that deer sat there for anyone to see and whoever did see it, im sure it would make them cringe surely. We know we live in a heavy populated province when we see Deer and Moose on the city roads. so many times i've seen them in the city by the Princess Margaret Bridge. The Province needs to do something now and stop wasting time!!! Are we waiting to hear about someone else getting killed before something is done????? I HOPE NOT!!!!



October 6th, 2006.

So this new transportation minister Denis Landry is saying we have to wait for the fences. so theres other major things that are more important? Cleaning up Saint John harbour... I don't know much about that area, but shouldn't the people who made the mess there clean it up? and now they want to build another refinery? you can't see St.John now as it is, its going to be worse. more pollution, but that's another topic.

Also, Highway 8 from Fredericton to Miramichi is the next area that should be fenced. and after that Highway 11 from miramichi up to the edmundston way. THOSE SPOTS ARE JUST AS DANGEROUS AS HIGHWAY 7 IS! I can't understand what the Government is doing. Promises and promises, but now everyone in New Brunswick is going to have to wait.... peoples lives are depending on these fences. But its not important???? It's important to me when i'm out there trying to get this message across day and night. I'm doing more than what the people in power are doing.



October 11th, 2006.

Moose fences delayed until 2007!! so what happens between now and then??? I hope there are no accidents in the meantime! the fight still continues though. The new government still needs to take action! ALOT of people are counting on this promise and you cannot go back on it! People needed a change and thats why the Liberals are in power. From the north to the south people need to be safe.



October 12th, 2006.

The Good news of the fencing being started on Highway 7 in June 2007 is good news and now that it's official thats great, but theres more than just that stretch of highway. Highway 8 from Fredericton to miramichi and Highway 11 from Bathurst to Campbellton need these fences just as much. It's going to take 2 years for this fence to be completed, so how many years is it going to take before the rest of it is fenced? My fear is that after the fence is up on Highway 7. the project will not continue on to the rest of the Province. At that rate, It could be a Decade before the "Hot Spots" are fenced. The fight still continues, I never set out aiming directly at one spot. My campaign is for all of New Brunswick and I won't be satisfied until all New Brunswicker's are safe, not just for those travelling south on Highway 7 IE: the Geary woods. None the less this is excellent news.



October 16th, 2006

I sent emails to the Premier and his Cabinet. I maintained that its excellent that the province has agreed to fence Highway 7, but what about Highway's 8 and 11? you cannot agree to fence Highway 7 and not other parts of the province. The PC Government has ignored the northern parts since the 2003 election. Miramichi and up has lost alot since then. Surely this new Government will not do the same. Those highways are just as bad and something has to be done. I've sent it to every member except one whos email address was not available. I'm awaiting a response.

I believe it was about 2 or 3 weeks ago now, I was given a Pamphlet by the Police during a roadblock that was "promoting the hazards of moose and other wildlife" the bottom portion of the front was the "brought to you by" section and the Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety and the Department of Natural Resources was the Groups responsible. I'm challenging the new Ministers to agree to fence the other parts of the Province. Since I've been involved with this task, I've recorded MANY incidents and fatalities in every section of the Province. Highway 11 and 8 are just as bad. We all need to work together to make this a safer problem. In fact, I travelled from the northern parts to Fredericton this past weekend, and on the way South I seen 3 Deer and 1 Moose. At one point in the afternoon I stopped to take a series of pictures of the 2 deer as they were that close to the road. My cars presence was enough to make them relocate to the woods, Who knows, they could of ended up in somebodys windshield and fatally injured somebody? (I PRAY THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN) The other ones I was unable to take a picture of. It was getting closer to night time and I prayed that nobody would be injured by these animals. This is just what I've seen, if you add up all the other sightings people see everyday, i'm sure the number would be in the 100's and thats bound to happen, we live in a very Wooded population (what the Province hasn't clear-cutted yet) you can't blame the animals, they have there reasons for being where they are. Regardless, its a very unsafe hazard that people should not have to worry about when driving, it's bad enough we always have to be alert to what we are doing aswell as the other drivers, without worrying about a 900 pound Moose jumping out in front of us.



October 17th, 2006

Someone stole one of my signs from right in front of my house. It was blown down early yesterday, which i picked it back up, and it was removed by someone last night. I don't know who is doing this, but all i can say is WHY? do you not want people to be protected travelling these highways?? It Puzzles me, but again, nothing stops me.



October 19th, 2006

AWAITING NEWS ON A COLLISION NEAR GRANDBAY-WESTFIELD. ANY INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP!!!! webmaster@fencenbhighways.com

[UPDATE ON MOOSE ACCIDENT ON HIGHWAY SEVEN] OCT.19TH/2006/NEW FOR 11AM:

THREE VEHICLES WERE BANGED UP BUT NOBODY HURT AFTER A MOOSE WANDERED ONTO HIGHWAY SEVEN EARLIER THIS MORNING. GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD RCMP TELL US A CAR HIT THE MOOSE AND THEN VEERED ONTO THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY, THEN A TAHOE HIT THE MOOSE, WHICH WAS STRETCHED OUT ON THE ROAD, FOLLOWED BY A TRUCK THEN CLIPPED THE TAHOE.

A BABY CALF, TRAVELLING WITH THE MOOSE THAT WAS KILLED, WAS SCARED BACK INTO THE WOODS BUT RCMP WARN MOTORISTS'S ALONG THAT STRETCH OF HIGHWAY PAST THE CRANE MOUNTAIN LANDFILL TO BE ON THE LOOK-OUT FOR THE CALF:

WEBMASTERS COMMENTS:

THANK GOD NOBODY WAS HURT. The People in power need to see that this is urgent. this is just the latest incident!!!!





October 23rd, 2006.

Well, after getting auto replys from secretarys and the occasional minister. I am now awaiting a PREPARED STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION! the was last week sometime. so its been at least 2 business days. how long will it be before they write me a response? im waiting.





October 27, 2006.

Well,more signs have gone out! this time I've added 'cant forget the north' on them. lets see how long till they are removed. I am still awaiting a "prepared statement" from the Minister of Transportation. how long does it take to prepare a statement? I mean I pretty much know what its going to say already. But surely, by now its been about 2 weeks. lets get some answers or we'll have to stage a protest in front of the legislature! if thats what it takes, the right to protest is there!



November 3rd, 2006.

I finally have received a response from the Minister of Natural Resources, Below is the response in full.

Good Evening Arron,

I want to thank you for forwarding your concerns and your experience regarding moose fencing in the province of New Brunswick and more specifically northern New Brunswick. You are absolutely right that there is a high moose activity on our highways between Campbellton and Miramichi. That is why that I have been a strong advocate for moose fencing for our region. My efforts and those of my colleagues and people such as yourself, has convinced Premier Shawn Graham and our new provincial government to commit in fencing 300 km of highways within our first two years of our mandate. This is a commitment that we will honor and I look forward in seeing the Belledune fence be extended on both side to reach both Campbellton and Miramichi.

I hear your concerns and I want to reassure you that I, and my colleagues, are committed in making this initiative a reality.

Thank you,

Donald Arseneault

MLA Dalhousie Restigouche East

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I have replied and am awaiting another response



November 7th, 2006.

WELL, Still no reply. I'm going to email the Minister Of Transportation again and DEMAND a response. I will keep you all posted.



November 10th, 2006.

Today I have sent out an email to the Minister Of Transportation indicating that I have not received a reply from him to the previous 2 letters I have sent to him. I point blank asked him what the government plans on doing for the people from Miramichi and up. I have also copied the letter to newspapers and media outlets all over the Province. Perhaps that will make him realize that I am serious and the people demand a response. I am awaiting an outcome and will post as soon as I know something.



November 11th, 2006.

IN MEMORY OF OUR VETERANS! WE REMEMBER YOU TODAY AND SAY A PRAYER



November 14th, 2006.

I have received a reply from 2 news outlets, but no reply from the Department of Transporation. Sources tell me there will be a response given regarding the north soon. well I'll have to see it or read it to believe it and see if it will be sufficient. these are peoples lives here, that is the heart of the matter, preventing these fatal collisions.



November 15th, 2006.

The Miramichi Leader did a story on my website today and took a picture of one of my signs that I posted on the Highway between Miramichi and Bathurst. I posted that there On Oct.13th and its still there, Im really glad it is. Anyhow, I wish to thank the Newspaper for the coverage on the site and the Issue at hand here. I just have to add that The petition itself wasn't started 3 years ago like its worded in the article. The site was but the Petition has been up since July 06. :) just a minor correction. Alas, I have not heard anything back from The Minister of Public Safety, John Foran, Or The Minister of Transportation, Denis Landry. I am still awaiting word from them. Perhaps a Statement. Hopefully people from Miramichi and surrounding areas will want to get involved and voice there concerns to the Government. The more the better.



November 16th, 2006.

If the couple from quispamsis who recently had a collision with a deer on highway 1 reads this, write the Ministers and voice your concern! this is serious stuff! you were lucky to survive this. the Fences need to be fenced everywhere and maybe someday that can be accomplished.



November 21st, 2006.

I have sent another email to the Minister Of Transportations office requesting a reply in regards to fencing in the Northern Parts.... again, we will see if he will reply.



November 27th, 2006.

I have received a reply from the Minister of Transportation, below is the letter sent to me from him.

Thank you for your messages related to moose fencing on New Brunswick highways. Your willingness to advocate for the many New Brunswickers who are concerned about this issue is commendable.

As you mentioned in your letter, our government has made a commitment to the people of New Brunswick through the Charter for Change to erect 300 kilometres of wildlife fencing along highway collision hotspots throughout the province within two years.

Our platform indicates very clearly that this fencing will be erected throughout the province, north and south. You are correct that I have confirmed in the media that work will begin work to install 26 kilometres of wildlife fencing on Route 7 starting next June as part of my 2007 capital budget. I have also told the media that there will be funds in that same budget for fencing projects in northern New Brunswick. With only two years to meet our commitment to New Brunswickers, we will need to begin our fencing efforts as soon as possible.

At the present time, my department is putting the finishing touches on a province-wide moose-vehicle collision strategy that I expect to announce in the near future. At that time I will be able to identify exactly which stretches of highway in our province will be fenced and what other mitigation efforts we plan to undertake.

I hope this letter responds to your questions.

Sincerely,

Denis Landry


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Obviously I'm glad that they have acknowledged the northern parts and are now acknowledging the fact that the north cannot be ignored, but i have replied inquiring about highway 11 north to northwest, From the Belledune section through to Edmundston, its some of the most wooded areas in the Province, straight highways and lots of wildlife, there plan called for fencing as far as the Belledune fences which were installed in 2000, but nothing towards the most northern part of the Province such as Dalhousie, and west towards Campbellton, Edmundston way, I am awaiting a response to that inqury now. That section cannot be ignored, the fences in Belledune have proven to be effective over the last 6 years, finish where they left off 6 years ago.



November 28th, 2006.

I spoke with a reporter from the Miramichi Leader today and gave my comments about the announcement recently.



December 9th, 2006.

Well, this issue is still on my mind, I can't help but think about the winter being here and the dangers of the highways in general. all I can say is, I'm looking forward to when construction starts in June 2007.



December 15th, 2006.

Bernard Lord has stepped down as the leader of the PC. perhaps its for the best.



December 17th, 2006.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!! HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!!!!! BE CAREFUL OUT THERE! DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!!!!



January 13th, 2007.

It's been awhile since I updated, but the thoughts are still there. Getting closer to the June 2007 construction date. Can't wait to see results of promises.



March 1st, 2007.

www.fencenbhighways.com no longer works, the company who owned the domain closed. so im looking into another domain name. i havent given up, i will never give up, this site has been around for far too long. bear with me. in the meantime i have http://drive.to/nbhighways



March 29th, 2007.

PARTIAL MOOSE FENCING TO BE ERECTED

THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT IS ERECTING MOOSE FENCING ALONG THREE AND A HALF KILOMETERS OF HIGHWAY SEVEN THIS SUMMER. TRACEY BURKHARDT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS IN ORDER TO FENCE THE ENTIRE 26 KILOMETERS AS PROMISED DURING THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN, THE PROVINCE MUST BUILD A WILDLIFE CROSSING--AND THATíS GOING TO TAKE SOME EXTRA TIME. SHE SAYS THE 3.5 KM OF MOOSE FENCING TO GO UP WILL SPAN FROM QUEENS BROOK TO PETERSVILLE.
THE PROVINCE IS CURRENTLY REVIEWING THE POSSIBILITY OF PLACING A MOOSE CROSSING OVER LAND, RATHER THAN UNDER THE HIGHWAY. BURKHARDT SAYS THEY ARE ALSO CONDUCTING AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT BECAUSE THE FENCING MUST GO ON FEDERAL LAND. PARTS OF HIGHWAYS EIGHT AND ELEVEN WILL ALSO BE GETTING SOME FENCING.


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Well, it looks like there taking there time with this, or there clearly not seeing that this is still a major issue. I seen the CTV news report today and I was in disguist at how they seem to be so layed back with this issue when its clearly a major issue, the spring is here, summers coming and the moose are going to travel and accidents are going to happen, FATAL ACCIDENTS! You need to get started on this as soon as possible! on all the areas of the Highways throughout NB.



May 8th, 2007

www.fencenbhighways.com is back up again!! I GOT IT BACK! YES!!!!! Well, it is that time again, the moose are on the loose and so are the deer. I have not seen any news reports of any collisons as of yet, but I have seen a dead deer today, on Bishop Drive in the city of Fredericton. It was hit by a vehicle and laying on the side of the road. Please exercise caution when driving. The Province needs to get on the ball with there plans for the fencing, June is coming, but the sooner the better. I know I wont stop until Something is done.



May 17th, 2007.

I read that some students in the northern part of the Province are starting a Petition to get the government to fence the dangerous parts of Highway 11. I think its great that the young people are lobbying the government to act on there promises that were made last September. The southern parts are a major priority, but you cannot ignore the northern parts. Construction is supposed to start next month. I am going to put the pressure on Mr.Graham and the Minister of Transportation Denis Landry to not ignore the northern parts. We all live in this Province, It should be safe to travel everywhere in this Province without worrying about collisions with these animals. To me its simple, lets keep our people safe on our highways. Too many people have died as a result of these collisions.



May 31st, 2007

It seems quite interesting that a Deer would be running wild in the Legislature building today the day before the scheduled date for the fences. is there anymore reason than that to fence the highways? when a deer gets in the legislature? its both funny and scary. If a deer managed to get through downtown Fredericton, than that proves animals will travel, we're not safe anywhere. surely the animal was a reminder to the politicians about what day it was and what tomorrow is. FENCE THE HIGHWAYS! I seen a dead deer on Bishop Drive on May 8th on the side of the road..... WAKE UP POLITICIANS!



June 1st,2007

NOW ITS THE ELECTION PROMISED MONTH FOR THE FENCING OF THE HIGHWAYS! I've waited for this month for a long time. north south east and west! lets fence it all.



June 6th, 2007

It's June 6th, I sent emails to all the politicians, and received no replies... as usual i suppose. It's also I believe the one year anniversary of Emily the 16 year old girl whos death last year sparked a cry for fencing. Is something going to be done? When? and Where? Do we have to hear about another death?



June 7th, 2007.

A letter to the editor i wrote to the Daily Gleaner Newspaper was published today about the irony of the deer running through the legislature, I sent it a few days ago but im certainly glad it was published. Hopefully all these politicians see it, Since nobody is replying to me. Hopefully other people see it aswell and come see the site.



June 23rd, 2007.

FINALLY A RESPONSE!!! TOOK AWHILE! Below is the email i received from Denis Landry. I don't believe in calling anybody honorable. Jesus is honorable in my eyes.

This letter is in response to your e-mail to Premier Shawn Graham and I, as well as several other members of the government caucus, inquiring when the Department of Transportation will start to install wildlife fencing.

In 2007, the department will install a total of 52 linear kilometres of fencing in wildlife collision hot spots along Routes 7, 8 and 11. Construction work has started on Routes 8 and 11. This includes the installation of 14 linear kilometres of fencing on Route 8, from Packard Brook Area to Bass River Area (Bathurst South limits area toward Allardville). The contractor is clearing the trees and expects to start installing fence posts in the near future. We will also install 17 linear kilometres fencing on Route 8, from the Little Bartibog River area to the Bartibog River area. The contractor has begun clearing and expects to start installing fence posts soon. Fourteen linear kilometres of fencing will also be installed along Route 11, from Turgeon Road area in Belledune to de-la-Gare Road in Pointe-Verte. The clearing has started and we anticipate fence posts will be installed in late June.

My department remains committed to installing fencing along 26 kilometres of Route 7 through CFB Gagetown. The department is working co-operatively with the federal government to complete the environmental study being required by the federal government for the Route 7 project so that work can be completed as soon as possible. We plan to install seven linear kilometres of fencing along Route 7 in the current construction season.

I hope this letter responds to your questions.

Sincerely,

Denis Landry Minister



July 6, 2007.

The Moose are on the loose and so are the Deer, being a passenger on a trip to Oromocto a few days ago I witnessed 5 Deer on the side of the road, one very close to the white line. I'm sure many people are seeing and having close encounters with the animals. I just hope the fencing goes along as quickly as it can to prevent these dangerous collisions.



July 21, 2007.

Recently on a trip up to the northern parts of the Province, I have seen that the fencing construction is making progress especially on highway 8 from Miramichi to Bathurst, I havent seen any into highway 11 yet, but hopefully they will cover that stretch of road aswell. I havent been down to Highway 7 from Fredericton to Saint John, but im sure work has begun there as that road is very bad. also, the stretch of highway from Fredericton to Oromocto again Highway 7 is very Dangerous, that spot should be fenced SOON! I fear driving through there at night.



August 2nd, 2007.

Its great to see alot of progress being done with the fences they are progressing well. I am glad to see this happening, I have filmed some of the fencing going up since the start in June.



August 27th, 2007.

I was driving on highway 8 last night not far from "la bon route" restaurant on the outskirts of Bathurst going towards Miramichi. I could see the new fences that the Government has installed. I was certainly glad to see the Fences, I noticed that there is still openings in the fences which makes me think of what the scenarios could be. a)A moose or deer could actually get inside the fence on the highway and not know how to get back in to return to the woods and therefore it would panic, and most likely go out into the road. b) those openings would have to be semi sealed with some sort of way for say a human to exit, but not a large animal such as a moose or a deer. having them open is kind of rendering the fences useless.

The reason im saying that, is i was a witness last night to the aftermath of a Car/Deer collison on the highway described above, the car collided with the Deer. There was glass all over the road. the poor deer layed there shaking, bleeding, just wishing for death. it was one of the most sad things i have ever seen. the passengers in the car looked alright, but obviously shaken. the irony was that we were all surrounded by the new fences. They persons in the car had a cell phone and I myself telephoned the department of Transportation and told them of the collison and they informed me that they have just received word of the collison via the RCMP. I Amazingly had my video camera there and filmed the deer laying there and the car and the occupants. It was definitly a sad moment. Thank god those people were not seriously hurt. The poor Deer needed someone to put it out of its misery. I wish I could of did that but I knew I had nothing, nor could I Do that, it was terribly sad to see the deer there slowly dying. I am asking myself now, Are the fences going to be truly effective? The Deer got inside the fencing along this stretch and unfortunately another sad collison happened. I guess i'm just pondering what ultimately is going to be effective, We cant stop animals from travelling but we also dont want them or people Dying.



Sept.20th 2007

My petition was succesful and this site www.fencenbhighways.com (after 4 years online) as was my campaign to make the people in power wake up and realize what is happening here. construction started in June 2007 and it continues. so far they have announced a somewhat small area of fencing to be erected and I have seen it going up with my own eyes. I thank God that I was able to get out there and raise awareness so the people of New Brunswick can feel safer, This is a deadly issue, The province is waking up and seeing that we the people demanded something be done and slowly things are getting done. this petition and www.fencenbhighways.com had alot to do with the Governments decision. I can't take all the credit, a few other people have voiced there concern and there opinion and done what they had to do to make the Government hear there voices. We all did it together. Now New Brunswick is a little bit Safer, one day at a time. I will still keep this petition up for anybody to see and still sign it!!! there's still areas that need to be fenced and I will not give up on those areas and the people in those areas. I will keep pushing.





Oct.21st, 2007

In regards to the Deer incident I witnessed August 27th, they wrote me back when I wrote about it the next day.August 28th. almost 2 months later. Well........Better late than never.

Mr. Pelletier,

I acknowledge receipt of your e-mail regarding highway fencing.

As this matter falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation, I have taken the liberty of forwarding your letter to my colleague, the Honourable Denis Landry.

Sincerely,

Hon. John W. Foran

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Cc: Honourable Denis Landry, Minister of Transportation This is an email I sent to the Premier, The Minister of Transportation, Public Safety & Natural Resources. I want to know what is the Provinces plans for the Northern Parts of the Province and I demand Answers.

Hello.

I am writing to follow up on several emails we have exchanged in the past years, months.

I have travelled highways 8 and 11 going north and I have seen that you have erected quite a bit of fencing on highway 8, but what concerns me is why is it in some spots for a long time, and suddenly it stops for 200 yards and continues again? and at one point near the end of highway 8 near the Bathurst exit, there is none all together,

My second point I would add is that Highway 11. has Virtually NO Fencing. there is a small portion of fencing that was erected in Sept.2000 in the Belledune Area reducing collisons to virtually NONE.

Now, you have not erected anything in that area, from Jacquet river, up to dalhousie, campbellton, and where highway 11 continues to go towards Glencoe where it becomes Highway 17. THESE SECTIONS ARE TERRIBLE. In June 2006 A woman is killed on Highway 11 near Benjamin River. May 2007, A few young teenagers that I know because they are family came within an inch of colliding with a Large Moose. If they would have, perhaps all 4 of them would have been killed. Myself, My Family, And Friends have all came too close for comfort with moose collisions in that area. the Area between Nash Creek and Dalhousie ESPECIALLY, needs to be fenced. Dalhousie to campbellton needs fencing aswell. The sightings on these Highways is just too much to bear without having something done.

Construction started in June 2007 on sections of Highway 8 and the other highways towards the southern parts of the province as they needed the fences aswell. But the North Can not and will not be ignored. I have fears on a Daily basis of friends and families getting killed on Highway 11 between Nash Creek and Campbellton. FENCING NEEDS TO COMMENCE ON THIS SECTION OF THE HIGHWAY WHEN THE SPRING WEATHER COMES, PERHAPS JUNE AS WAS STARTED LAST YEAR IN 2007.

WE ALL DESERVE PROTECTION IN THIS PROVINCE FROM THESE TYPES OF COLLISIONS. The north seems to be left out of alot of the Provinces Plans' but I Will make sure that the north is not left out in this regard, this is my 5th year pushing for this. The Government has the money to spend on this. If they can pay an Administrative Assistant for a CASUAL POSITION up to $1,266-$1,473 bi-weekly. or a maintenance worker $18-20/hr (which is more than some LPN's MAKE!!) they can afford to spend money to keep the People of New Brunswick Safe!

I want a reply to this Letter to tell me what the governments plan is for the Northern Parts of the Province. You've done well with the other parts, now its time to take it up North.

Best,

Arron Pelletier

CEO www.fencenbhighways.com



February 17th, 2008.

NO Response from any of the Ministers I emailed above.



February 25th, 2008

AGAIN,NO Response from any of the Ministers I emailed above. Am I Surprised?? NO!!



March 2nd, 2008

AGAIN,NO Response from any of the Ministers I emailed above. Am I Still Surprised?? NO!!



March 3rd, 2008

The Miramichi Leader published my letter in there paper on page A6 today. Thank you very much for publishing my letter and showing concern. I appreciate it, on behalf of everyone who holds this issue dear to them.



March 4th, 2008

FINALLY! A RESPONSE! Not from the correct Minister, But A Response nontheless, 5 days short of a month later! I understand that these people are busy, But It does not take that long to reply to an email. Below is the Minister Of Public Safety John Foran's Response to my email.

Dear Mr Pelletier,

Thank you for your e-mail dated February 9, 2008 concerning fencing on highways 8 and 11. I appreciate your time and concern in communicating your thoughts about road safety and fencing. Like everyone, I am saddened when I hear of tragic accidents.

Highway safety is a priority for our government. As Minister of Public Safety, I have brought forward amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act to get tough on those who drink and drive; to encourage seat belt usage; and to reduce speeding in school and construction zones. I will continue to make sure that being safe on New Brunswick highways is an important focus of our government goal of self-sufficiency.

The Department of Transportation has an ongoing effort to improve road travel and put up safety fencing. I will inform the Minister of Transportation for his consideration.

I appreciate that you took the time to offer some suggestions on fencing improvements for our highways. The Government of New Brunswick is committed to improving our roads and I welcome any comments as to how we can achieve this goal. Highway improvement is an important part of our self-sufficiency agenda.

Yours sincerely,

Hon. John W. Foran Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

c.c.: Honourable Denis Landry, Minister of Transportation



March 9th, 2008

I was travelling from the North to the south today and in the area around Doaktown were several deer that crossed the road in front of our car. Luckily we were not going very fast and were able to slow down to avoid hitting them. thats a sign, there coming out early!





March 10th, 2008

I have replied to his email demanding my questions be answered. I also have sent it to The Minister Of Transportation Denis Landry as this is HIS DEPARTMENT and HIS ISSUE. I will post a reply when I receive one. Which will probably be in a months time! below is my email I sent.

Hello Mr. Foran:

Thank you for your response. I suppose it it better late than never.

I still have some questions that need to be answered by your department or the Department of Transportation as you did not address any of the questions that I had, you gave me your thoughts and forwarded my email to the Minister of Transportation, But I also sent my original letter to him as well and I have not received a reply from him then, and I have not received a response from His Department yet.

Just as I asked the questions in my first email, I hoped for some answers. I did not merely send "Suggestions" but rather demanding a course of action that still needs to be done by the Provincial Government. Again, I will direct the questions to you and Mr. Landry:

In regards to fencing on highway 8, what concerns me is why is the fences in some spots for a long time, and suddenly they stop for 200 yards and continue again? and at one point near the end of highway 8 near the Bathurst exit, there is none all together. Can you explain why that is like it is? I know obvious reasons such as where there are bridges and such you cant fence "in the air" but why are there gaps in the fencing?

Also Highway 11 has Virtually no Fencing. As I stated, there is a small portion erected in the Belledune Area but after that, NOTHING. from Jacquet river, up to dalhousie, campbellton, and where highway 11 continues to go towards Glencoe where it becomes Highway 17. THESE SECTIONS ARE TERRIBLE. I will just remind you again of the fatality that occured on Highway 11 near Benjamin River in June 2006. A Woman is killed when her Motorcycle Collides with a Moose. also May 2007, Several Teenagers come within inches of hitting a VERY LARGE Moose Near the same area.

I travel this Highway Frequently and there needs to be fencing from Belledune up to Campbellton and Beyond. I grew up in Dalhousie,NB and I have travelled Highway 11 thousands of times as I have family in the Nash Creek/Lorne/Gravel Hill Area. I have had many close calls myself on these highways, My mother has had close calls, Friends have had close calls, and of course total strangers (To me) have had close calls. When you are travelling this highway, whether its daytime or nighttime you are playing with fire! Moose and Deer and other animals are seen all the time. THIS HIGHWAY NEEDS FENCING! There is no question about it. There needs to be fencing from Belledune up to Campbellton and beyond.

I realize that construction started in June 2007 in other parts of the Province and I am glad that the construction of fences has happened, as its Justified in those areas too. The threat of wildlife in those areas is high and now the people feel safer in those areas. I do not Look down on what has been done, It is progress and its a good thing. The people in the Province are closer to feeling totally protected. But you cannot ignore the north. I have said that for years now! There is life in this Province from Miramichi and Up! You have fenced parts of Highway 8 but you have ignored Highway 11. This is Unacceptable to anybody living or travelling in that area. What is the Governments intention with Highway 11? I need an answer to this, I speak on behalf of thousands of concerned citizens, we the People Demand an answer to this question.

Those are my questions, What is the plans for Highway 11? When is fencing going to commence there? June 2008? Like it was Last June 2007? That would be a start! It has to start. It cannot be ignored. It simply cannot be! I am hoping that you Mr.Landry will respond to me as this is your Department that needs to address this.

Best,

Arron Pelletier

CEO www.fencenbhighways.com



March 12th, 2008

Obviously I did not get a response back from Denis Landry Minister Of Transportation. Is that a surprise? It's his department and it took the Minister of Public Safety almost a whole month to write me back! But I got a response from the Premier, Shawn Graham Himself! It was a shocking one nontheless, stating that the sections I identified were not being considered for fencing in 2008 and will be monitored for maybe future fencing! not saying NO but also not saying YES or even a POSSIBLY! THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE and I wrote him back and told him that! HIGHWAY 11 FROM BELLEDUNE TO CAMPBELLTON IS A VERY BAD AREA. BELOW IS HIS EMAIL TO ME.

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

This is in response to your e-mail regarding fencing. I have been advised by the Department of Transportation that they are continuing to erect wildlife fencing at various locations throughout the province in an effort to reduce collisions between vehicles and wildlife. In 2007, the department erected 7.4 km of fencing and one-way gates on Route 8 between Packard Brook and Bass River (just south of Bathurst), 8.1 km from Bartibog River to Little Bartibog River, and 7.1 km on Route 11 from Turgeon Road to Rue de la Gare.

Please note that the capital budget for 2008-09 announced by the department identifies further fencing for Route 8 and Route 11. On Route 8, 12.8 km of fencing and one-way gates will be erected between the Bathurst City limits and Packard Brook and from Bass River to the Route 160 interchange, which also includes one wildlife structure. These projects will address some of the issues to which you make reference. On Route 11 approximately 6.5 km of fencing will be erected between Rue de la Gare and Laplante Road.

As noted on the provincial map denoting the risk of moose vehicle collisions (web site http://www.gnb.ca/0113/moose/alert-e.asp), all areas of the province are at risk of collisions and the department is attempting to address the higher collision prone areas. However, many issues and considerations come into play in developing a fencing strategy (e.g. number of access points along a highway that would be affected, frequency of collisions, etc.). The areas you have noted will continue to be monitored and if warranted, wildlife mitigation measures will be considered for implementation at a future time.

Sincerely,

Shawn Graham

Premier

c.c. Hon. Denis Landry, Minister of Transportation





March 12th, 2008

Like I stated, I was shocked when I read that email, so I emailed him back giving him facts and statistics and personal experiences, VALID ARGUMENTS, I also sent it to The Minister Of Public Safety John Foran, The Minister Of Natural Resources Donald Arseneault(MLA DALHOUSIE-RESTIGOUCHE EAST, I'm Fighting for his area) The Speaker of the House Roy Boudreau(MLA Campbellton, I'm fighting for his area aswell!) I also sent it to The Minister Of Transportation Denis Landry who will probably not reply at all. I have also sent it to the Campbellton Tribune Letter to the Editor, I hope he Prints my email in its entirety, because the people of Restigouche County need to see that the Government has no plans for the area of Belledune to Campbellton. BUT IF YOU LOOK ABOVE TO NOVEMBER 3RD, 2006 IN AN EMAIL SENT TO ME BY THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES DONALD ARSENEAULT HE STATED THAT 300 KM'S OF FENCING IS GOING UP IN THE NEXT 2 YEARS AND HE LOOKS FORWARD TO SEEING THE BELLEDUNE FENCES BEING EXTENDED TO CAMPBELLTON AND MIRAMICHI. They did some of the Miramichi fencing but nothing going towards Campbellton, Perhaps I should send that email the Minister sent to me then to him now!! aswell as the Premier, and the other Ministers. What will they say then? That Mr. Arseneault was lying? or providing false information to me? It sounded to me like that was the committment that was told to him by Premier Shawn Graham. FOR THE RECORD, EVERY EMAIL I PASTE HERE HAS NOT BEEN ALTERED IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM, I WANT PEOPLE TO READ WORD FOR WORD LINE FOR LINE. ANYHOW, Below is my email that I sent back to the Premier the same day aswell as the Other ministers and The Speaker of the House.

Hello Mr. Graham:

Thank you for your response.

I have to add that I have seen that part of the GNB website and the fact that that the area of Highway 11 between Belledune and Campbellton has only been identified as a "medium risk area" for Moose collisions is Appalling. The section of the fencing that went up in 2000 near the Turgeon road where a young woman was killed in Oct. 99 has prevented alot of these collisions; therefore, you can say that yes that area is not a "hot spot" for fencing anymore. However, if keep driving north, the areas of Nash Creek, Black Point, Benjamin River, Charlo, Dalhousie & Campbellton Are INCREDIBLE places for moose and deer sightings. I have had VERY Many close calls on that highway. It is dangerous, and from my research and personal experiences I believe it's one of the dangerous sections in the province. Whatever the studies have shown, when you have seen it many times and have had close encounters, such as myself and family and friends have, paperwork doesn't say much. For example, you can read about the war in Afghanistan, but until youíre there on the spot you really can't relate. Do you know what I mean? Like I stated in the first email, a woman was killed in June 2006 on Highway 11 near Benjamin River. Thats one fatality right there, less than 2 years ago! I would never call that a good statistic and I hope you would not because thatís a persons death. I can say myself I have easily encountered upwards of 100+ sightings in my days travelling that highway since I was a child. I still travel this highway frequently when I travel north. I know it's only a matter of time before someone has an encounter, whether it be deadly or not on highway 11. Your plan is to erect more fences in the area between Belledune and Bathurst NB. Thatís the only section of highway 11 you are going to fence? 6.5kms between rue de la gar and laplante road???? Like I said above, you need to go from Belledune and north, not south. This is not about politics or to say that "the north is being left out", but the north is having enough bad luck as it is in the last few years. But to say that the areas I identified will only be monitored incase fencing needs to be erected in the future is wrong. That section of Highway 11 is deadly and with you having said that, it appears to me that there is going to be no fencing erected in the area of Belledune to Campbellton. Thatís unacceptable, and the Department of Transportation has to see that that area is incredible for sightings. People are scared for there lives when they travel that road. My mother travels that highway at least once a week from Dalhousie to Belledune. I fear for her life every time she gets on that highway, and I don't just fear for her life, I feel for every motorist that travels that highway because I have seen it with my own eyes how treacherous that highway can be. What will happen if someone dies on that highway from a Moose collision in the coming months? Since you haven written to me and told me the areas I outlined for fencing are not considered in 2008, that is telling me, and everyone who travels that area, that basically until fatalities or collisions happen, we are going to do nothing. What if someone has a collision and dies? Is that what it takes? it seems that it takes a catastrophe for people to realize the dangers going on.

I am writing to you as I have been fighting for this since 2003 and feel I need to tell you that THE SECTION OF HIGHWAY 11 BETWEEN BELLEDUNE AND CAMPBELLTON NEEDS FENCING. I pray that the statement you have said "The areas you have noted will continue to be monitored and if warranted, wildlife mitigation measures will be considered for implementation at a future time." will change. I don't want to insult you or the departments, but peoples lives are at risk everyday just as they are in other parts of the province. I just did not think that I would get a reply saying the area you have outlined is not being considered. What is it going to take? Another death? I PRAY that nobody gets killed or hurt in the comings months in the area I have outlined, because that will way heavy on a mans conscience. It will be heavy on mine because I as an ordinary citizen trying to protect the people of New Brunswick, and would feel that I have failed the people when ultimately I myself cannot make things happen. I have no power....... You DO!

I'm asking you to think about it. Think about the pain and anguish that this can cause families when such a collision occurs. We've seen it in June 2006 when a 16 yr old girl lost her life. Do we want to have this happen again in another part of the Province that you have labeled "medium risk" ? Think about the power you have to protect the people of New Brunswick. That's all I am asking you to do. What your government has done for the other areas is great and I praise you for it. The more fences in the province the better, the safer people feel. The area I identified, regardless of what anyone has put down on paper is BAD. Itís deadly! Sadly, the spring is coming and then the summer. We don't know whatís going to happen, but I know there will be many sightings and near collisions and possible fatal collisions. If you don't believe me, ask anyone else who travels that highway. Ask your minister of Natural Resources. He was born in Dalhousie, Just a few years before myself, and he knows what its like. He knows that section of the highway is deadly, so I am wondering what is his input on this? Iím fighting for his area. For example, In July 2000 a Man was killed on Highway 11 not far from the dalhousie exit on the way to Campbellton. Or ask the Speaker of the House Roy Boudreau MLA for Campbellton. He knows what the highways are like. Iím Fighting for his area aswell. In May 2002 a woman was killed on Highway 11 near the Campbellton exit. Are Mr Arseneault and Mr. Boudreau concerned that the Government they are Ministers in has no plans for fencing in the areas they represent? areas they know are deadly?

From 1999 to 2006 I have recorded 4 deaths as a result of Collisions with Moose on Highway 11 between Belledune and Campbellton. I have also recorded at least 4 non fatal collision between 2002 and 2006. There could be more non fatal accidents that I donít know about . Is this not enough? Four deaths in 7 years? Looking at it in a different perspective, thatís almost one death a year!!!! One death is too many deaths! This death rate is actually higher than some of the areas you have already fenced. I donít know how the studies and the statistics are calculated, but regardless of lapse of time, these deaths and injuries occurred and 7 years is not that long of a time. I know if it were partly based on actual sightings, highway 11 would be within the top 3 hot spots in the province hands down. People have been killed on Highway 11 just as much as any other highway in the Province, and saying that makes me sad for everyone who had to go through the anguish of loosing a loved one to such a senseless tragedy.

Something has to be done for the section I outlined. to say nothing is planned for that section because its not deemed a high risk is wrong. Itís a deadly mistake to say that. The family of the people killed will agree with me on that one. As well as thousands of other New Brunswickers.

Best,

Arron Pelletier

CEO www.fencenbhighways.com


THERE, That email has facts, It's true and its right! They need to do the right thing! I am awaiting a response from any of the above people I have sent it to.





March 14th, 2008

Well I sent the above email the night I received the Premiers response and I haven't seen a reply yet, I don't know when I should expect to see one, I also sent my email Correspondence to Mr.MacPherson, Mr. MacPherson is a Pillar of strength and A person we can all learn something from. He has been fighting for this since He lost his Daughter due to one of these senseless collisions in October 1999. I felt I had to send this to him to show him that I am fighting for him aswell and for the memory of his lovely Daughter. I will await a reply from one of the above ministers or the Premier before I resend the one Donald Arseneault MLA DALHOUSIE RESTIGOUCHE EAST AND MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES SENT TO ME ON NOV.3RD 2006 AND I QUOTE

"My efforts and those of my colleagues and people such as yourself, has convinced Premier Shawn Graham and our new provincial government to commit in fencing 300 km of highways within our first two years of our mandate. This is a commitment that we will honor and I look forward in seeing the Belledune fence be extended on both side to reach both Campbellton and Miramichi."

There you have it right there. that says that he looks forward to seeing the fences in Belledune be extended to Campbellton. THAT IS NOT WHAT THE PREMIER AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS PLANNED. WHY THE CHANGE OF MIND? WELL I WON'T LET HIM OR THEM FORGET THAT STATEMENT HE MADE. I THINK I WILL SEND THAT EMAIL RIGHT NOW TO THE EDITOR OF THE CAMPBELLTON TRIBUNE TO SHOW THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING BACK ON WHAT THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES TOLD ME.



March 19th, 2008

Alas, 1 week and no reply from any Minister, any Department members or assistants, I will wait another week and then send the above noted email back to them to see there response.





March 27th, 2008

Well its been 15 days and I have not heard back FROM ANYONE IN THE GOVERMNENT so I did what I said I was going to do. I emailed the Premier and the other MLAS I emailed to previously. I also sent it to the Official Opposition leader aswell to see if I can get his thoughts on this. I have sent copies of all these emails to The Campbellton Tribune to see if they will print my letters or Perhaps do a story, I have not received a reply from them also and that leaves me a little perplexed. This is the newspaper for the north, they can help get this information out to the people as the people have the right to know. I do hope I hear from the newspaper editor. Below is the email I sent Today March 27th 2008. I will post any responses I receive.

Hello again Mr Graham and the other MLAS I have Addressed this to:

I have not received a reply from any department or anyone to my email of March 12th, 2008. I believe it is now time to send the following email to you and information regarding a letter the Minister of Natural Resources,Donald Arseneault MLA Dalhousie Restigouche East sent me.

Here is a Letter from DONALD ARSENEAULT MLA MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES DALHOUSIE RESTIGOUCHE EAST. he sent it to me on Nov,3rd 2006. In that email he confirmed to me that he looks foward to seeing the belledune fences be extended to miramichi and CAMPBELLTON!!! ACCORDING TO PREMIER SHAWN GRAHAMS LETTER TO ME DATED MARCH 12th, THERE IS NO PLANS FOR BELLEDUNE TO CAMPBELLTON IN 2008 AND MAYBE NOT IN THE FUTURE! BUT YET DONALD ARSENEAULT TOLD ME THAT THERE WILL BE? WHY THE CHANGE? DO YOU NOT REALIZE THAT I KEEP EVERYTHING ON MY SITE www.fencenbhighways.com Why are you changing there minds about this? . Why would Donald say that to me then and now Shawn Graham is saying otherwise, Will he say Donald has provided me with False information? or possibly Lying? Either way, Donald Confirmed it for me right there. I had forgotten about the email. Here it is for you to read. I also forwarded this to the Campbellton TRIBUNE. The people in the North have to know that the Government seemed to have plans but now there is none??? it now appears you are going back on what was promised.!!! and that angers me even more! as Donald said they convinced Premier Graham. Here is the email he sent me.

November 3rd, 2006.

Good Evening Arron,

I want to thank you for forwarding your concerns and your experience regarding moose fencing in the province of New Brunswick and more specifically northern New Brunswick. You are absolutely right that there is a high moose activity on our highways between Campbellton and Miramichi. That is why that I have been a strong advocate for moose fencing for our region. My efforts and those of my colleagues and people such as yourself, has convinced Premier Shawn Graham and our new provincial government to commit in fencing 300 km of highways within our first two years of our mandate. This is a commitment that we will honor and I look forward in seeing the Belledune fence be extended on both side to reach both Campbellton and Miramichi.

I hear your concerns and I want to reassure you that I, and my colleagues, are committed in making this initiative a reality.

Thank you,

Donald Arseneault MLA Dalhousie-Restigouche East.

Committment they plan to honor???? Possibly, but not from Belledune to Campbellton and THATS WRONG! YOU ARE GOING BACK ON WHAT DONALD SAID TO ME. Would anyone care to follow up on this? I welcome all responses, as do all the people in the Northern Parts of the Provinces.

best,

Arron Pelletier CEO www.fencenbhighways.com



April 7th, 2008

Well, no reply to all the emails I sent above to the Premier and the MLA's so I thought I'd write them again Below is an email I sent just to Donald Arseneault Minister of Natural Resources since he was the one who told me the fences would be extended from Belledune to Bathurst on one side and Campbellton on the other. I wonder how long it will take him to reply since the rest of them are "busy"

Well I sent this to you and your colleagues and nobody replied. this is your email below you sent to me in nov 06. care to elaborate on it? because the Premier has indicated to me that no plans are for the fences to go from belledune to campbellton but you said to me you were looking forward to seeing them extended on both sides. I don't know who to believe. he believes Belledune to Campbellton is not a high risk area and thats ridiculous. I have provided him stats which he chooses not to address back to me and you and the other Ministers responsible for this issue aswell. Why would you say one thing to me and then go back on it? I suppose people in power do it all the time. Why don't you show concern for the people who elected you into office and put you where you are right now? It takes 5 minutes to write an email and im sure you receive them instantly...everything is documented on my site all correspondence so everyone sees the lack of concern the gov. has for our area.

When you write your elected officials you expect a response. I have not seen one in way over a month!





April 8th, 2008

AFTER SEEING THE CTV NEWS BROADCAST ABOUT THE LIBERALS "FENCING ISSUE CLOSED" BELOW IS A COPY OF AN EMAIL THAT I AM SENDING TO ALOT OF PEOPLE NEWS PEOPLE, POLITICIANS, EVERYONE! OF COURSE I ADDED ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR THE MEDIA

I have to say that I am totally disgusted with the Liberals statement on the fact that they consider the moose fencing closed!!!! how can you consider it closed? because you fenced parts of the highway from Fredericton to Saint John? Yes I Agree, that spot did need fencing, it was a hot spot! i've seen it and travelled it many times myself, but how Ironic is it that in todays newscast on CTV news April 8th, theres the Interview with the Liberals stating that there work is done there! That Is A BLATANT LIE!!! What About Highway 11? I have been Asking Questions about highway 11 since February 08. actually I have been since 2003! But Recently I have been pressing the Minister of Transportation Denis Landry, Public Safety Minister John Foran, Minister of Natural Resources Donald Arseneault(Since it is his area I am Fighting For) Speaker of the House Roy Boudreau(Since I am fighting for his area aswell) I have received a reply from The Premier Shawn Graham and he told me that Highway 11 from From Belledune to Campbellton is not a high risk area and that there is NO PLANS FOR FENCING IN THE 2008 PLAN OR NONE POSSIBLY IN THE FUTURE!!! Yet the Minister of Natural Resources Donald Arseneault wrote me in Nov.2006 saying and i quote

"My efforts and those of my colleagues and people such as yourself, has convinced Premier Shawn Graham and our new provincial government to commit in fencing 300 km of highways within our first two years of our mandate. This is a commitment that we will honor and I look forward in seeing the Belledune fence be extended on both side to reach both Campbellton and Miramichi." I hear your concerns and I want to reassure you that I, and my colleagues, are committed in making this initiative a reality.

For the full email visit my website. I confronted the Premier and Refreshed Donald Arseneaults Mind about that email. Was the Minister Lying to me and the people in the Northern parts? Why would the Premier not address my email Donald sent to me in 06? I gave him Statistics that you could not ignore, the fact that a Woman died in the Summer of 2006 near Benjamin River on Highway 11? Yet that area is not considered a hot spot for fencing? There have been just as much sightings and deaths on Highway 11 as there have been in any other parts of the Provinces. if you check under the "NEWS" Section or the "TIMELINE" section you will see the deaths and accidents I've recorded aswell as every email correspondence I have had with the MLAS and the Premier over the years. They have not addressed my emails recently and now seeing that they consider there moose fencing plan complete I have to say that Im disgraced with it. They like the PC Government is ignoring the northern parts where it is Dangerous. I will give you the facts that I gave the Premier and the other Ministers.

MARCH 12th, The PREMIERS RESPONSE TO MY EMAIL ASKING FOR WHAT THERE PLANS ARE FOR HIGHWAY 11

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

This is in response to your e-mail regarding fencing. I have been advised by the Department of Transportation that they are continuing to erect wildlife fencing at various locations throughout the province in an effort to reduce collisions between vehicles and wildlife. In 2007, the department erected 7.4 km of fencing and one-way gates on Route 8 between Packard Brook and Bass River (just south of Bathurst), 8.1 km from Bartibog River to Little Bartibog River, and 7.1 km on Route 11 from Turgeon Road to Rue de la Gare.

Please note that the capital budget for 2008-09 announced by the department identifies further fencing for Route 8 and Route 11. On Route 8, 12.8 km of fencing and one-way gates will be erected between the Bathurst City limits and Packard Brook and from Bass River to the Route 160 interchange, which also includes one wildlife structure. These projects will address some of the issues to which you make reference. On Route 11 approximately 6.5 km of fencing will be erected between Rue de la Gare and Laplante Road.

As noted on the provincial map denoting the risk of moose vehicle collisions (web site http://www.gnb.ca/0113/moose/alert-e.asp), all areas of the province are at risk of collisions and the department is attempting to address the higher collision prone areas. However, many issues and considerations come into play in developing a fencing strategy (e.g. number of access points along a highway that would be affected, frequency of collisions, etc.). The areas you have noted will continue to be monitored and if warranted, wildlife mitigation measures will be considered for implementation at a future time.

Sincerely,

Shawn Graham

Premier

c.c. Hon. Denis Landry, Minister of Transportation

MY RESPONSE WAS

Hello Mr. Graham:

Thank you for your response.

I have to add that I have seen that part of the GNB website and the fact that that the area of Highway 11 between Belledune and Campbellton has only been identified as a "medium risk area" for Moose collisions is Appalling. The section of the fencing that went up in 2000 near the Turgeon road where a young woman was killed in Oct. 99 has prevented alot of these collisions; therefore, you can say that yes that area is not a "hot spot" for fencing anymore. However, if keep driving north, the areas of Nash Creek, Black Point, Benjamin River, Charlo, Dalhousie & Campbellton Are INCREDIBLE places for moose and deer sightings. I have had VERY Many close calls on that highway. It is dangerous, and from my research and personal experiences I believe it's one of the dangerous sections in the province. Whatever the studies have shown, when you have seen it many times and have had close encounters, such as myself and family and friends have, paperwork doesn't say much. For example, you can read about the war in Afghanistan, but until youíre there on the spot you really can't relate. Do you know what I mean? Like I stated in the first email, a woman was killed in June 2006 on Highway 11 near Benjamin River. Thats one fatality right there, less than 2 years ago! I would never call that a good statistic and I hope you would not because thatís a persons death. I can say myself I have easily encountered upwards of 100+ sightings in my days travelling that highway since I was a child. I still travel this highway frequently when I travel north. I know it's only a matter of time before someone has an encounter, whether it be deadly or not on highway 11. Your plan is to erect more fences in the area between Belledune and Bathurst NB. Thatís the only section of highway 11 you are going to fence? 6.5kms between rue de la gar and laplante road???? Like I said above, you need to go from Belledune and north, not south. This is not about politics or to say that "the north is being left out", but the north is having enough bad luck as it is in the last few years. But to say that the areas I identified will only be monitored incase fencing needs to be erected in the future is wrong. That section of Highway 11 is deadly and with you having said that, it appears to me that there is going to be no fencing erected in the area of Belledune to Campbellton. Thatís unacceptable, and the Department of Transportation has to see that that area is incredible for sightings. People are scared for there lives when they travel that road. My mother travels that highway at least once a week from Dalhousie to Belledune. I fear for her life every time she gets on that highway, and I don't just fear for her life, I feel for every motorist that travels that highway because I have seen it with my own eyes how treacherous that highway can be. What will happen if someone dies on that highway from a Moose collision in the coming months? Since you haven written to me and told me the areas I outlined for fencing are not considered in 2008, that is telling me, and everyone who travels that area, that basically until fatalities or collisions happen, we are going to do nothing. What if someone has a collision and dies? Is that what it takes? it seems that it takes a catastrophe for people to realize the dangers going on.

I am writing to you as I have been fighting for this since 2003 and feel I need to tell you that THE SECTION OF HIGHWAY 11 BETWEEN BELLEDUNE AND CAMPBELLTON NEEDS FENCING. I pray that the statement you have said "The areas you have noted will continue to be monitored and if warranted, wildlife mitigation measures will be considered for implementation at a future time." will change. I don't want to insult you or the departments, but peoples lives are at risk everyday just as they are in other parts of the province. I just did not think that I would get a reply saying the area you have outlined is not being considered. What is it going to take? Another death? I PRAY that nobody gets killed or hurt in the comings months in the area I have outlined, because that will way heavy on a mans conscience. It will be heavy on mine because I as an ordinary citizen trying to protect the people of New Brunswick, and would feel that I have failed the people when ultimately I myself cannot make things happen. I have no power....... You DO!

I'm asking you to think about it. Think about the pain and anguish that this can cause families when such a collision occurs. We've seen it in June 2006 when a 16 yr old girl lost her life. Do we want to have this happen again in another part of the Province that you have labeled "medium risk" ? Think about the power you have to protect the people of New Brunswick. That's all I am asking you to do. What your government has done for the other areas is great and I praise you for it. The more fences in the province the better, the safer people feel. The area I identified, regardless of what anyone has put down on paper is BAD. Itís deadly! Sadly, the spring is coming and then the summer. We don't know whatís going to happen, but I know there will be many sightings and near collisions and possible fatal collisions. If you don't believe me, ask anyone else who travels that highway. Ask your minister of Natural Resources. He was born in Dalhousie, Just a few years before myself, and he knows what its like. He knows that section of the highway is deadly, so I am wondering what is his input on this? Iím fighting for his area. For example, In July 2000 a Man was killed on Highway 11 not far from the dalhousie exit on the way to Campbellton. Or ask the Speaker of the House Roy Boudreau MLA for Campbellton. He knows what the highways are like. Iím Fighting for his area aswell. In May 2002 a woman was killed on Highway 11 near the Campbellton exit. Are Mr Arseneault and Mr. Boudreau concerned that the Government they are Ministers in has no plans for fencing in the areas they represent? areas they know are deadly?

From 1999 to 2006 I have recorded 4 deaths as a result of Collisions with Moose on Highway 11 between Belledune and Campbellton. I have also recorded at least 4 non fatal collision between 2002 and 2006. There could be more non fatal accidents that I donít know about . Is this not enough? Four deaths in 7 years? Looking at it in a different perspective, thatís almost one death a year!!!! One death is too many deaths! This death rate is actually higher than some of the areas you have already fenced. I donít know how the studies and the statistics are calculated, but regardless of lapse of time, these deaths and injuries occurred and 7 years is not that long of a time. I know if it were partly based on actual sightings, highway 11 would be within the top 3 hot spots in the province hands down. People have been killed on Highway 11 just as much as any other highway in the Province, and saying that makes me sad for everyone who had to go through the anguish of loosing a loved one to such a senseless tragedy.

Something has to be done for the section I outlined. to say nothing is planned for that section because its not deemed a high risk is wrong. Itís a deadly mistake to say that. The family of the people killed will agree with me on that one. As well as thousands of other New Brunswickers.

Best,

Arron Pelletier

And Like I Stated in the start of my email, I have been emailing them specifically about Highway 11 as Recently as February 9th and got only a response from the Minister of Public Safety and then Finally the Premier, I have Not RECEIVED A RESPONSE YET, BUT I WILL BE EMAILING THEM NOW THAT I HEARD THIS NEWSCAST ON CTV NEWS. You want all my Information I have exchanged with the government? look at my site and learn the truth about what the Liberal Government does not plan to do for Highway 11. I am sending this to MANY SOURCES as the Public needs to know that the Liberals plan is FAR FROM COMPLETE and that they need to address many issues including the email Donald Arseneault Minister of Natural Resources MLA Dalhousie-Restigouche East wrote me in Nov.06 saying the fences were going to be extended from Belledune to Campbellton. There lying to me and there lying to the public and its not right.



April 9th, 2008

Here is an article from the Daily Gleaner written by Richard Duplain

Cathy McCollum couldn't find enough words to express her gratitude to government and workers responsible for a new section of animal fencing on Highway 7, south of Petersville Hill.

Words on a plaque marking the spot where her daughter Carrie, an army reservist, and two military service personnel collided with a moose last June are few but poignant.

"Thank God for angels, for 10,004 signatures, thanks to government, DND and media, signed Cathy McCollum, president of Mothers for Safer Highways." "This is awesome and I'm very pleased with the new fence," she said. "The media was my second voice and it was heard by government."

McCollum said she's fortunate she didn't lose her daughter in the collision.

"Now I can go home and relax, but not before I say how proud I am of the provincial government for keeping the promise to build the animal fence.''

Carrie counts herself lucky for escaping the accident June 8 with a minor cut to her head and sore muscles.

"I'm very happy to see the fence completed, and I'm sure it will help reduce the number of animal-vehicle collisions."

The fencing project couldn't have begun without the dedication of Cathy McCollum, said Supply and Services Minister Jack Keir.

"This was a government commitment and I'm glad to see it completed," he said.

"I frequently travel along Highway 7 and I usually see animals along the road around sunset.''

Eastern Fence workers will be stringing the last few metres of wire at the Morrison Quarry Road when tenders go out from the Department of Transportation later this month for an additional 47 kilometres of fencing.The fence is just short of three metres tall. The 12-gauge wire mesh openings are narrow at the bottom to discourage passage of smaller animals like raccoons onto the highway.Eastern Fence's project manager Mark Wheaton said any gaps between the bottom of the fence and the ground will be filled to further prevent animals from going onto the highway.

"We like to maintain a minimum clearance of 100 millimetres (four inches) between the fence and the ground," he said.

The additional span of fencing will include five wildlife underpasses at four locations. The entire fencing project from the Broad Road to Queens Brook will cost $7 million.

Completed this week were seven kilometres of animal fencing - 3.5 kilometres on each side of the highway.

"I'm very pleased with the completion and I'm sure the travelling public will be pleased, too," said Transportation Minister Denis Landry.

He said 259 kilometres of fencing projects will be completed this year.

"Reducing moose-vehicle collisions on Highway 7 is a safety concern we've been able to address by working with our colleagues at CFB Gagetown," he said.

More than 15 moose collisions have occurred in the area over the past five years. Roughly 25 per cent of all the collisions that occur on the highway involve moose. Between 2002 and 2006, there were 92 moose-vehicle collisions resulting in one fatality on Highway 7.

Department of Transportation spokeswoman Tracey Burkhardt said more than 300 motorists are involved in collisions with moose every year. She said 85 per cent of those crashes happen between May and October and mostly at night.

**WEBMASTERS COMMENTS**

I like Cathy, am glad that the Government has fenced certain sections of the Highway but they are leaving out ALOT of sections of the Highways in the Province. I started my crusade in 2003 for the entire Province but within the past year I have been focusing on Highway 11. But I am not happy with whats happening with this Government, there ignoring fatal sections of highways in the north. I sent out emails last night to them and media and other people of interest and who knows when I will hear anything back..... maybe I won't, I would not be surprised. I am not denying what they have done so far, they have done alot! but you can't ignore the north.



April 14th,2008

I spoke with a Mr. Jones from CBC today briefly about the fencing issues. We are in talks for further discussion about the Liberal Governments plans or lack of plans I should say. I should also add that I have not heard back from any of the Ministers or the Premier from my Reply to the Premier to the March 12th response I got from him. I expect responses within the span of a month or so because that's what it seems to take. Regardless I can't wait to see there reply when they realized there going back on what they said. Donald Arseneault Minister of Natural Resources spoke of Highway 11 being fenced in Nov.06 and now the Premier says theres no plans for that area. Lies? False Promises? I was reminded of A Petition that Donald Arseneault was circulating I believe it was summer 2006 while the PC was still in power and the Liberals were going for victory. I remember the Campbellton Tribune reported about his claims to "knock on peoples doors getting them to sign his petition for moose fencing and he won't stop until the highways in his riding are fenced" I SWEAR THAT I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT PETITION, I DO NOT KNOW ANYONE WHO SIGNED IT, I HAVE NOT SEEN A COPY OF IT I DON'T KNOW ANYONE WHO GOT A KNOCK ON THERE DOOR FROM HIM ASKING THEM TO SIGN IT (My Family is from Dalhousie, its small, little over 3000 people). I HEARD AND SEEN NOTHING. I Think the people of NB Could see at the time that the Liberals were more than Likely going to come to victory as they had the Lord Government from 1999 till 2006 and it was time for a change so I think that that was Politically motivated for self promotion saying the Liberals were going to do this and if he is reelected he will promise that, well he did say pretty much that highway 11(his riding) will be fenced in Nov.2006. He can't deny he sent that email to me. see what I mean? tell people what they want to hear and move on. perhaps I am wrong? and if you would like to prove me wrong, that would be great, i'd love to see the petition and the signatures and see what progress you did for your riding. but if you are reading this MR. Donald Arseneault Defend yourself. I know you don't read the mails I send you. But I emailed you recently asking you to elaborate on that email you sent me in Nov.2006 saying the fences were going to be put up on highway 11. I wanted an answer for the people of northern new brunswick and you have not replied to me nor has your fellow Cabinet ministers nor has the Premier confirmed or denied what you wrote to me. What's the pattern looking like here? its a lie! since nothing is planned for Highway 11. AGAIN I AM NOT SAYING THE LIBERALS HAVE DONE NOTHING, THEY HAVE IN MANY PARTS OF THE PROVINCE AND YOU CAN READ MY RESPONSES IN THE LAST YEARS SINCE THEY CAME TO POWER PRAISING THERE EFFORTS BUT WE NEED TO KNOW WHATS GOING ON WITH HIGHWAY 11. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE FOR IT AND I WON'T STOP UNTIL SOMETHING IS.

It's 8:10 PM April 14th and I found the article courtesy of cbc.ca here it is.


MLA WANTS MOOSE FENCING ALONG BATHURST HIGHWAY JULY 26,2006

A northern MLA will hit the road this summer knocking on doors in his riding.

But Donald Arseneault won't be campaigning for re-election in Dalhousie-Restigouche East. He is campaigning for electric fencing along a highway in the province's north to keep moose from the roadway.

The Liberal MLA has looked at the safety statistics along Highway 11 between Bathurst and Campbellton in northern New Brunswick and he says that stretch of road is one of the most dangerous in the province for moose.

His solution: a long electric fence that will keep moose off the highway.

"We have to do something about it before there are any other casualties," he said. "I believe the government has to do something about it. They can't just hide behind their desks counting their pennies."

The fence may be expensive, but he said the provincial government must look beyond the financial cost of the fencing to the human cost of car-moose accidents.

Convincing Fredericton to spend the money won't be easy. That's why Arsenault plans to spend the rest of the summer knocking on doors, collecting names for a petition.

"I plan on taking the time it takes in order to do this," he told CBC News. "If it takes a month, it'll take a month and I plan on knocking on every door. It's an issue that I feel is very important.

"It's not a political issue; this is a very important issue for the residents of my riding."

THERE YOU HAVE IT, DONALD ARSENEAULT MLA DALHOUSIE-RESTIGOUCHE EAST, MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES ACKNOWLEDGING HIGHWAY 11 BETWEEN BATHURST AND CAMPBELLTON AS ONE OF THE WORST IN THE PROVINCE!.(I've been saying that for years!) HE FURTHER ENFORCED HIS OPINION IN AN EMAIL TO ME IN NOV.2006 SAYING THAT THE FENCING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AND NOW ACCORDING TO THE PREMIER ITS NOT. Let's Use his quotes from this article that he was aiming at the PC-Lord Government Shall we and dissect them.

"We have to do something about it before there are any other casualties," he said. "I believe the government has to do something about it. They can't just hide behind their desks counting their pennies."

It appears to me that that's what his current Government is doing since Highway 11, Belledune to Campbellton is receiving no fencing, only from Belledune to Bathurst.

"It's not a political issue; this is a very important issue for the residents of my riding."

Huuum well looking at it now, whats the result of your hard work knocking on peoples doors for fencing for highway 11 in July 2006?. I've done more for this issue then you've ever done and i'm not in a political position, I never have been. you refuse to answer my questions as to why you told me the fences were going to happen in Nov.06 and it clearly demonstrates where your priorities lie, it certainly doesn't lie in the minds of the residents of your riding. And if you do decide to email me, don't say that "we've announced 12 million for the economy for the north shore just last week" this is a completely different issue. this has nothing to do with jobs or mill closures or anything work related in the Dalhousie area, Yes Dalhousie is suffering and they can use all the help they can get and its good the Federal and Provincial Government has stepped in to help the people and the economy. I love my hometown so if anyone is reading this thinking i'm not supporting this 12 million dollar grant there wrong, im saying this is a different issue. this is a deadly issue and death is permanent, jobs can be replaced. anyhow right now the Liberal Government has alot of questions to address from myself and others who are asking the same questions as I am but they keep ignoring my emails.

I am happy to answer any questions cbc or anyone else has to ask me, I'm not scared to speak my mind.





April 16, 2008.

I was just looking at the Moose Alert Video on the Department of Transportation website http://www.gnb.ca/cnb/TeleVox/Video/moose_e.asx and in the Video which I am not sure when it was made at 1:16 into the video you can see there chart that outlines the level of risks for the highways in the Province. I Should Point out that there current chart which is from June 2007 on the DOT website outlines Highway 11 -Belledune to Campbellton- as a "medium risk area" according to the 3 different colors of activity outlined based on data from 2001-2005. In this video Highway 11 from Bathurst almost right up to Campbellton has a rating of "AREA OF HIGHEST MOOSE VEHICLE COLLISIONS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yet Premier Shawn Graham and the Department of Tranportation now considers it a medium risk area?? Do they think that suddenly wildlife decided to vacate that area of the Province and move elsewhere? Do they think that sightings do not happen there anymore? I can assure you, you are VERY WRONG. if it was deemed HIGHEST when that video was created obviously im assuming before 2001-2005? judging from the current map below, the one in the video has to be from 2000 since that area is now identified as medium risk. Regardless, why is that so different now? the fact that they have changed highway 11 from THE HIGHEST risk to MEDIUM risk just puzzles me. They know that Section of the Highway is VERY Dangerous yet they have no plans for it but I will say it again, Donald Arseneault Minister of Natural Resources said to me in nov.2006 fencing was going to happen from Belledune to Campbellton. below is the current chart they have on the GNB website.



Here are Quotes taken from Denis Landry the Minister Of Transportations recent release of April 8th 2008. I have to add to them.

"A hotspot for moose-vehicle collisions is an area where more than 15 moose collisions have occurred over a five-year period, and at least twenty-five per cent of all the collisions that occur on the highway involve moose"

"Between 2002 and 2006, 92 moose-vehicle collisions occurred on Route 7, including one fatality."

92 collisions in 4 years is no doubt a staggering number, but for an area to be considered a hot spot it has to have more than 15 collisions over a 5 year period? OK, let me again show you facts on highway 11 in the north and lets compare to Highway 7.

Between 1999 and 2006 on Highway 11 I have recorded 4 Deaths as a result of Moose/Vehicle Collisions Between Belledune and Campbellton. that's 7 years, but thats also 4 deaths, compared to Highway 7's 1 death in 4 years. Between 2002 and 2006 on Highway 11 I have also recorded at least 6 non fatal collisions which obviously is a smaller number than Highway 7's 92 non fatal collisions in 4 years, but this is 4 deaths in 7 years on Highway 11 compared to 1 Death in 4 years on Highway 7. Regardless of statistics and studies, these 4 people died, that's almost 1 death a year. Highway 11 has seen 4 fatalities in 7 years and Highway 7 has seen 1 in 4 years? maybe just that one fatality in 4,5,6,7,8 years, I have not found anything beyond that 1 fatality. If Highway 11 is not considered a hot spot then I think they need to rethink there statistics and see where is the logic here? There's no Doubt About It, Highway 7 Needs those fences because those collisions could have been fatal and it is a Very Dangerous Section, I have never said that it was not a dangerous section but what I am saying is that Highway 11 in the north from Belledune To Campbellton has had 4 people die on the Highway in 7 years(thats what I know about, there could be others, I am not sure but I know certain there are 4) I will add this quote from a Committee Member in the Belledune area who was responsible for having the fences installed in Belledune in 2000 (I know this man personally)

"More than 20 accidents and near hits have been reported in the spring of 2001 between highways 11 and 8 between Campbellton and Miramichi. As of last week, we had 114 calls in the month of May of reported sightings," "Now they were not all in this area, obviously. Some were down towards Miramichi, and up towards Dalhousie."

So 114 calls in the Campbellton,Dalhousie,Belledune,Miramichi area of sightings in one month? This fence is based in Belledune since 2000 and he states not all sightings came from the Belledune area some were towards Dalhousie and others towards Miramichi. I wish I knew specifically where these 20 accidents were because if they were specifically on Highway 11 then it would automatically qualify as a "HIGH RISK AREA OR HOT SPOT AREA" According to the Governments current guidelines of 15 collisions over a 5 year period and they would have to act on this highway immidiately like they are doing with Highway 7, 8 and other areas of the Province. I will now go back to the 4 Fatalities that occured on Highway 11 Between 1999 and 2006.

Oct.1999 A woman is killed on Highway 11 Near Belledune.

July 2000 A Man is Killed on Highway 11 not Far from the Dalhousie Exit going towards Campbellton.

May 2002 A Woman is killed on Highway 11 near the Campbellton exit.

July 2006 A woman is killed on Highway 11 Near Benjamin River.

I've done my research and these are the sad facts. How can this section not be considered a hot spot? to say a hot spot has to have at least 15 collisions over a 5 year period to me is rather a weak fact when you can see that Highway 11 has had 4 deaths in 7 years!

I will present this to the Government and Im predicting they will not respond to me



April 17, 2008.

Below are 2 maps I printed off of some random website and I filled in the sections outlined as HIGHER and MEDIUM risk areas according to the current map you see above on the gnb website that im pretty sure was outlined in 2007. here you will see this current map and one I made from the still I seen in the Moose Alert Video showing the difference between the 2. the First one is the Governments Current outlook of the Province.



Now here is the one from the Moose Alert Video. see how many more areas have been defined as HIGHER RISK? and HIGH RISK? Obviously its great that they have Identified more areas as risk, See how the Government practically Removed HIGHWAY 11's HIGHER threat area from the 2007 map? even around Miramichi they have removed alot of threat areas. It's crazy how they had Miramichi(Highway 8) Right up to just about Campbellton(Highway 11) Labelled as "HIGHER RISK" in that still on the video, now they only plan on fencing 6.5 kms of fencing on Highway 11 in the north and its not from Belledune continuing north, its from Pointe-Verte(Green Point as I've always called it) towards Laplante which is pretty much Between Belledune and Bathurst. Thats it! that's all the Government plans for Highway 11 in the North for 2008 and its not going north! it's going south. A question I ask myself is if they were to say well that map in that video was from the Previous Governments research and we have new data.....OK, why would you have that video there on your site if its from the previous Governments? you have made Radio ads from family of victims since June 7th,2007, why would you not make a new video? I just dont understand why you would keep that video there when it has that very drastically different map then you currently have on the Department of Transportation website. It's showing that The Liberal Government is in my opinion ignoring strong vital, critical, research from the past. Again, it comes down to it, why the change from the HIGHER RISK, to medium risk?



I have to add that they had committed to 300 KMS of fencing over there 2 year mandate but they are going to fall short about 40 KMS before 2008 ends. When they say 300 Km's they really mean 150, it's deceiving to the people because the Government is counting both sides of the Highway. That and the fact that they promised 300 km's of fencing and they are not going to do that. Its 256, they rounded up to 260. 4 km's is 4 km's!



April 18, 2008.

I did an interview with CBC Robert Jones yesterday talking about these issues. I was glad to do so I believe we will be doing another one soon. Below is a copy of an email I sent today to the Premier Shawn Graham,Minister of Natural Resources Donald Arseneault, Minister of Transportation Denis Landry,Energy Minister Jack Keir(his comments were in a recent article about the fencing), Director of Communications for The Department of Transportation Tracy Burkhardt,Department of Public Safety John Foran, Official Opposition Leader Jeannot Volpe. It's basically a sum of the above notes but changed a few words a bit but its pretty much the same

Hello:

If you have not checked my website www.fencenbhighways.com under the NEWS AND UPDATES SECTION. there is some vital information there that you need to respond to. CBC has asked me for my input and I was happy to answer there questions.

I was just looking at the Moose Alert Video on the Department of Transportation website a few days ago http://www.gnb.ca/cnb/TeleVox/Video/moose_e.asx and in the Video which I am not sure when it was made at 1:16 into the video you can see your chart that outlines the level of risks for the highways in the Province. I Should Point out that the current chart which is from June 2007 on the DOT website outlines Highway 11 -Belledune to Campbellton- as a "medium risk area" according to the 3 different colors of activity outlined based on data from 2001-2005. In this video Highway 11 from Bathurst almost right up to Campbellton has a rating of "AREA OF HIGHEST MOOSE VEHICLE COLLISIONS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yet you Mr Premier and the Department of Tranportation now considers it a medium risk area?? Do you think that sightings do not happen there anymore? I can assure you, you are VERY WRONG. if it was deemed HIGHEST when that video was created obviously im assuming before 2001-2005? judging from the current map , the one in the video has to be from 2000 since that area is now identified as medium risk. Regardless, why is that so different now? the fact you have changed highway 11 from THE HIGHEST risk to MEDIUM risk just puzzles me. They know that Section of the Highway is VERY Dangerous yet you have no plans for it but I will say it again, Donald Arseneault Minister of Natural Resources said to me in nov.2006 fencing was going to happen from Belledune to Campbellton.

Quotes taken from Denis Landry the Minister Of Transportations recent release of April 8th 2008. I have to add to them.

"A hotspot for moose-vehicle collisions is an area where more than 15 moose collisions have occurred over a five-year period, and at least twenty-five per cent of all the collisions that occur on the highway involve moose"

"Between 2002 and 2006, 92 moose-vehicle collisions occurred on Route 7, including one fatality."

92 collisions in 4 years is no doubt a staggering number, but for an area to be considered a hot spot it has to have more than 15 collisions over a 5 year period? OK, let me again show you facts on highway 11 in the north and lets compare to Highway 7.

Between 1999 and 2006 on Highway 11 I have recorded 4 Deaths as a result of Moose/Vehicle Collisions Between Belledune and Campbellton. that's 7 years, but thats also 4 deaths, compared to Highway 7's 1 death in 4 years. Between 2002 and 2006 on Highway 11 I have also recorded at least 4 non fatal collisions which obviously is a smaller number than Highway 7's 92 non fatal collisions in 4 years, but this is 4 deaths in 7 years on Highway 11 compared to 1 Death in 4 years on Highway 7. Regardless of statistics and studies, these 4 people died, that's almost 1 death a year. Highway 11 has seen 4 fatalities in 7 years and Highway 7 has seen 1 in 4 years? maybe just that one fatality in 4,5,6,7,8 years, I have not found anything beyond that 1 fatality. If Highway 11 is not considered a hot spot then I think they need to rethink there statistics and see where is the logic here? There's no Doubt About It, Highway 7 Needs those fences because those collisions could have been fatal and it is a Very Dangerous Section, I have never said that it was not a dangerous section but what I am saying is that Highway 11 in the north from Belledune To Campbellton has had 4 people die on the Highway in 7 years(thats what I know about, there could be others, I am not sure but I know certain there are 4) I will add this quote from a Committee Member in the Belledune area who was responsible for having the fences installed in Belledune in 2000 (I know this man personally)

"More than 20 accidents and near hits have been reported in the spring of 2001 between highways 11 and 8 between Campbellton and Miramichi. As of last week, we had 114 calls in the month of May of reported sightings," "Now they were not all in this area, obviously. Some were down towards Miramichi, and up towards Dalhousie."

So 114 calls in the Campbellton,Dalhousie,Belledune,Miramichi area of sightings in one month? This fence is based in Belledune since 2000 and he states not all sightings came from the Belledune area some were towards Dalhousie and others towards Miramichi. I wish I knew specifically where these 20 accidents were because if they were specifically on Highway 11 then it would automatically qualify as a "HIGH RISK AREA OR HOT SPOT AREA" According to your Governments current guidelines of 15 collisions over a 5 year period you would have to act on this highway immidiately like you are doing with Highway 7, 8 and other areas of the Province. I will now go back to the 4 Fatalities that occured on Highway 11 Between 1999 and 2006.

Oct.1999 A woman is killed on Highway 11 Near Belledune.

July 2000 A Man is Killed on Highway 11 not Far from the Dalhousie Exit going towards Campbellton.

May 2002 A Woman is killed on Highway 11 near the Campbellton exit.

July 2006 A woman is killed on Highway 11 Near Benjamin River.

I've done my research and these are the sad facts. How can this section not be considered a hot spot? to say a hot spot has to have at least 15 collisions over a 5 year period to me is rather a weak fact when you can see that Highway 11 has had 4 deaths in 7 years!

I made a copy of the current view you have of the provinces hot spots. i will attach them to this email. filled in the sections outlined as HIGHER and MEDIUM risk areas according to the current map you see above on the DOT GNB website that im pretty sure was outlined in 2007. here you will see this current map and one I made from the still I seen in the Moose Alert Video showing the difference between the 2. the First one is the Governments Current outlook of the Province.

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Now here is the one from the Moose Alert Video. see how many more areas have been defined as HIGHER RISK? and HIGH RISK? Obviously its great the DOT have Identified more areas as risk, See how how your Government practically Removed HIGHWAY 11's HIGHER threat area from the 2007 map? even around Miramichi you have removed alot of threat areas. It's crazy how you had Miramichi(Highway 8) Right up to just about Campbellton(Highway 11) Labelled as "HIGHER RISK" in that still on the video, now tyou only plan on fencing 6.5 kms of fencing on Highway 11 in the north and its not from Belledune continuing north, its from Pointe-Verte(Green Point as I've always called it) towards Laplante which is pretty much Between Belledune and Bathurst. Thats it! that's all the Government plans call for for Highway 11 in the North for 2008 and its not going north! it's going south. I just dont understand why you would keep that video there when it has that very drastically different map then you currently have on the Department of Transportation website. It's showing that The Liberal Government is in my opinion ignoring strong vital, critical, research from the past. Again, it comes down to it, why the change from the HIGHER RISK, to medium risk?

http://fencenb.tripod.com/mapimade2.jpg

again, this email from Donald Arseneault Nov.3rd 2006 to me confirms fencing from Campbellton to Belledune.

Good Evening Arron,

I want to thank you for forwarding your concerns and your experience regarding moose fencing in the province of New Brunswick and more specifically northern New Brunswick. You are absolutely right that there is a high moose activity on our highways between Campbellton and Miramichi. That is why that I have been a strong advocate for moose fencing for our region. My efforts and those of my colleagues and people such as yourself, has convinced Premier Shawn Graham and our new provincial government to commit in fencing 300 km of highways within our first two years of our mandate. This is a commitment that we will honor and I look forward in seeing the Belledune fence be extended on both side to reach both Campbellton and Miramichi.

I hear your concerns and I want to reassure you that I, and my colleagues, are committed in making this initiative a reality.

Thank you,

Donald Arseneault

MLA Dalhousie Restigouche East

Why is nobody answering me from the Departments? the last reply I got was March 12th from you Mr Premier. That's It, Nobody else. I think if you visit my site you will see that I have valid points and facts that alot of people including the news media is picking up on.

A Reply would be most appreciated it is not only me who are seeing these stats and pictures and are saying somethings not right here.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



April 23, 2008.

I resent the above email again to the Ministers and the Premier and the Official Opposition leader Jeannot Volpe. I know its been 5 days, but its better to keep reminding them that this can't be ignored. WE NEED ANSWERS MR POLITICIANS! WE ELECT YOU FOR REASONS! FOR ANSWERS! SO DO THE RIGHT THING AND ANSWER MY INQUESTS!





April 25th, 2008

Below is an email I sent today to Tracy Burkhardt Media Relations for the Department of Transporation and Jack Keir energy Minister asking them to respond to my email I sent to the ministers Above April 18th and April 23rd.

Hello:

I belive I sent this email to you aswell as you are the media contact for the department of transportation and supply and services but perhaps I didn't. I am sure you know who I am, i have been an advocate for Highway fencing since 2003 and I have been emailing the premier and the departments associated with fencing and the other Ministers for the particular ridings im asking about. below is an email i sent to Donald Arseneault, John Foran, Denis Landry, Shawn Graham and Roy Boudreau. I have not received a reply from anyone since the Premier himself on March 12th, but he left me with alot of questions to be answered. I have not heard from the Department of Transportation or Supply and Services as I see both your names in the news releases, below is the email I sent on April 18th and again on April 23rd. I have been asking for years for fencing throughout the Province but now seeing the Premier tell me that Highway 11 in the north that I pointed out is not being considered for fencing when Donald Arseneault emailed me himself in Nov.2006 saying the Fences installed in Belledune were going to be extended to Bathurst and Campbellton but now that is not happening. I raise some valid strong points as to why Highway 11 from Belledune to Campbellton is not being considered for fencing which is a complete outrage. take the time to read this email and see that I do know what I am talking about and the people in the North are concerned. Donald Arseneault and the Premier need to reply to this especially and of course Denis Landry Minister of Department of Transporation. I just don't understand how everytime I write I never receive a reply. I can't remember when I last heard from Denis Landry, but I have everything detailed on my website www.fencenbhighways.com under the NEWS/UPDATES section. I have done my research and have collected information and data for years. I would like a reply to this email. again here is the email I sent over a week ago.

I won't retype it again here on the site, its above dated April 18th,





April 25th, 2008

Well I got a response, not from the correct person, but a response none the less. Energy Minister Jack Keir. Below is his response.

Aaron

Thanks for your email. I, too understand the importance of moosefencing. I appreciate you are emailing me because you saw my name on press release announcing moosefencing along highway 7. I was apart of that press release because the moosefencing was being put up in my riding of Fundy River Valley. I can tell you that our government and DoT is committed to installing the fencing. I know this because Denis Landry proved to me he was committed by installing this along hihway 7.

Thanks again for your email.

Hon. Jack Keir

Minister of Energy

He was talking about Highway 7. I wasn't talking about highway 7. I was inquiring about Highway 11! Below is my response to that email I also sent it to Donald Arseneneault Minister of Natural Resources, Denis Landry Minister of Transportation And Keith Ashfield.





April 29th, 2008

Hello Mr Keir:

Well im sorry but you failed to grasp what I was questioning in my statement. I was calling out The Minister Of Natural Resources Donald Arseneaults promise of seeing the fences installed from Belledune to Campbellton in the north, now Shawn Graham tells me there is no plans for Highway 11 in that area and I gave him the statistics and the facts. Im not asking about highway 7 here, You have already done stuff on highway 7. I was demanding responses about Highway 11 in the north because The Minister of Tranportation Denis Landry, Minister of Natural Resources Donald Arseneault(This is His RIDING Dalhousie Restigouche East, who said in nov.06 that the fences were going to be installed, but now its quite obvious that was all politicially motivated) He was obviously lying to me, he said he convinced the premier that the fences were going to be installed. someones lying, that's quite clear, why would he say that to me?. not only is the government not going to meet the 300 km's of fencing in there 2 year mandate but its also deceiving being that the Gov. is counting both sides of the highway. ive said this many times, Im glad with what has been done so far, the Liberal Government has come through in alot of areas, and I don't discredit that at all, fences anywhere are good, but the north has one of the deadliest sections of the Province and I know that, I have been looking into this for 5 years. Im sick of not hearing replies from the Ministers and the fact that there going back on a Promise The Minister of Natural Resources sent to me in NOV.06 saying the fences were going to be installed on Highway 11. Send this to your colleagues, ill send it to Donald Arseneault, he hasn't wrote me back to defend his statment or rebut his statement, Denis Landry has not replied to me, the Comm. Director for the DOT hasn't replied to me either? is this being taken as a joke? I don't think it is.

I've dedicated close to 5 years of my life to this and it's not a joke to me, this is a serious deadly issue. I'm fed up of the government WHO WE ELECT in there not responding to me. For them to be ignoring the north like that is WRONG. I have said many times before I am happy with what Shawn Grahams gov. has done so far, but I am an advocate for fencing all over the Province not just highway 7 or 8 or 11 or the other highways in the Province. So can you blame me for bringing out the promise Donald Arseneault mailed to me in Nov.06? its not happening now, and its just a step in the political process, all these promises pre-election and now going back on it, he circulated a petition in the summer of 06 to get people to sign a petition to present to the then PC government calling on moose fencing for highway 11. now he doesn't care????? what does that say for him? Why don't you answer me Donald? i'm calling you Donald because you are only a few years older than me and that's your name......This does not look very good for you. It does not look very good for the Department of Transportation or The Department of Public Safety. even Natural Resources since he is the minister. I even sent this to the speaker Roy Boudreau, He's the MlA for the Campbellton area, this is his area I am fighting for aswell but He never wrote back, I just would hate to say "I told you this was going to happen and you could of done something about it Mr Graham, Mr Landry" when someone collides with an animal such as a moose on Highway 11 from Belledune to Campbellton this year. The Fact that the Liberal Government is doing nothing for the people in the north for fencing makes me sick. especially when told that It was going to happen. I won't stop until something happens, I've been doing this longer than Donald Arseneaults been a Politician. if your wondering Donald why I am calling you on this, its because you are the one who told me this was going to happen and you were looking forward to seeing the fences happen. YOU TOLD ME THIS! I'M SURE YOU TOLD RESIDENTS OF YOUR RIDING IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. now it's not, so right now I am your biggest critic, not Mr. Ashfield. reply back to me, you sent me replies on your blackberry before when I wrote you, take the time to answer ME the Representative for all the people of the Northern parts of the Province.

So Mr Keir thanks for your time. If you could forward this to your fellow colleagues that would be appreciated it.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com

There, I doubt I'll receive a response, I dont know what It's going to take to get through to these politicians. Donald Arseneault obviously cares nothing about this issue because he would of addressed my questions months ago. Doesn't matter if its not his department(Although Moose live in the woods, Wood is a Natural Resource) It's his riding I am inquiring about and he can't take the time to defend or agree with what i'm saying. ultimately it comes down to

WHY THE FENCES IN NOV.2006 FROM BELLEDUNE TO CAMPBELLTON (AS YOU SAID THEY WERE GOING TO HAPPEN)AND NOW THERE NOT!



May 4th, 2008

I was in the northern part of the Province this past weekend, and I crafted 2 signs to put on Highway 11 indicating that there is no plans for fencing in this section of the Province. below the pictures..







May 14th, 2008

Well its that time of the season, the animals are coming out. I have heard of 4 collisions with Moose and Deer just in the last 2 days. one was a friend of my aunt from the Belledune area ON HIGHWAY 11 WHICH I have been PERSISTENTLY WRITING TO THE PREMIER,AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION about!!!. The man totalled his car and the moose was killed.(REMEMBER THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT FENCING THIS SECTION OF THE HIGHWAY) the other day I heard someone tell someone that there daughter had hit a moose on the highway between Oromocto and Fredericton. I didn't want to ask these complete strangers details, but I heard that loud and clear. the third was a Deer that someone had hit somewhere outside the city of fredericton towards The Oromocto area, I am going to have to find out more about it and update you all as I get more information. I also found out more information that was VERY bad near Charlo on Highway 11. I will post more details when I get more information about it. It's not on my timeline list, I remember hearing about it at the time, but I just could not remember the date, a relative is going to ask the person who had the collision when it was for me to add to my timeline.

Just now 4:05 PM Wednesday May 14th, I was driving on the 2 lane vanier highway in Fredericton towards the hanwell road exit.theres a little pit stop there where usually you see alot of truckers pulled over there at night or daytime, as I drove by something caught my eye and I slowly came to a stop and turned off into that little section and there was a Deer, probably 4-5 feet long, laying close to the grass. not sure how long it was dead but I feel it was recent as it was laying there, Eyes open, Blood coming out of the area around its nose and mouth, its back was missing half its hair in one area, I'm not sure if this was from the impact of the vehicle that hit it, or if it was from an encounter with another animal itself, regardless, this was a beautiful deer that was hit by some type of vehicle, and I hope the person who hit it was not hurt. I came to my house and called the Department of Transporation and after 5 minutes of being told, "Hold on while I get the number to transfer you to Natural Resources, we're just the OT we don't deal with stuff like that" WHAT???? DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DOESN'T HANDLE PICKING UP AN ANIMALS CARCASS OFF THE HIGHWAY? IS IT THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT? anyhow I was transferred to THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES OFFICE SECRETARY and I got her answering machine so I left a message telling them about the deer. I don't know if anyone else reported the deer but everytime I happen to come upon a dead deer or a moose on a highway I call the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. Like I wrote in Aug. 07 I came upon a scene of a car that just hit a deer on Highway 8. the deer was slowly dying and it was terrible. I also reported coming upon a dead deer on the Hanwell road in Fredericton in 2006. I had my camera and I took a few pictures and video of the poor deer.I was very sad for the animal. It's not only the Humans lives we have to save, its the animals aswell!!! to add to that, it actually looked like I had hit the animal and dozens of cars drove by and only one person stopped and asked me if I was ok, to which I told them it wasn't me who hit it, this man also asked me for directions to the highway to edmundston so he could get to Toronto....I just find it odd that I was standing there by this dead deer with my car and only one person stopped to ask if I was ok.. I know I would definitly stop to see if someone needs help....I guess people are just in a rush, there sure were alot of people staring as they drove by though....





May 15th, 2008

Today I sent out more emails to Denis Landry DOT, Donald Arseneault DNR, John Foran DPS, The Premier, Media Contact for the Department of Transportation Tracy Burkhardt & Media Contact for the Department of Public Safety Chrystiane.Mallaley. I will probably not hear back from them. but below is my email I sent today.

Hello:

I just thought I would let you know that a friend of my Aunt hit a moose on Highway 11 around the Belledune area the other day! the area that your government has no plans for. just in the last 3 days I heard of 4 collisions with moose and deer around the province. I called the DOT yesterday to tell them there was a dead deer on the side of the road near the hanwell road highway exit and I was transfered to Natural resources because "we're just the OT, we don't deal with that" which I thought was kind of strange, So she transferred me to Donald arseneaults secretary and I left a message on her answering machine telling her about it. I stopped and looked at the poor deer, I took some photos of it as I had my digital Camera in my car. It was Pitiful and sad. the strange thing was dozens of people drove by as I was parked there. it looked like I myself had hit it, out of all the people who passed by, only one person stopped and asked If I was alright and I told them I didn't hit it, i'm just checking to see how recent it was, and from what I could tell it wasn't dead long, the blood was still kind of flowing out its mouth...... it's not only human lives we have to save here its the poor animals aswell..

I know I probably will not get a reply from any of you, But let me ask you this again, Why did you Donald Arseneault tell me in Nov.2006 the fences in Belledune were going to be extended on both sides to both Miramichi and Campbellton?? and why Mr.Graham, is that now not true? why are you going back on your word? Why would he tell me that and the Premier tell me March 12th that the area I outlined isn't going to have fences? Someone hit a Moose the other day on that Stretch of Highway. that's another collision to add to the list, I also remembered another collision someone had in Charlo a few years back a relative of my Aunt actually so that's another to add to the list. 6 non fatal collisions and 4 fatal collisions that I know about in 7 years. the recent one being a few days ago, and its only may 15th! that means you are telling me and the residents of Donald Arseneault's riding, your people who elected you, that your going back on what you told me. The people in the north are going to know that you have no plans for Belledune to Campbellton. I think it's completely absurd and wrong that you are not going to fence that section of the Highway. When are you going to? after another death?????? Prevent these collisions from happening. People are going to be inquiring about it, as word of mouth travels fast.... It's a deadly mistake your Government is making.

Best,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



May 20th, 2008

Well I never heard anything back yet. I was told yet again tonight there was another collision with a Moose on Highway 11 near Charlo!!!! now today Someone else hit one!!! Just like less than a week ago I reported someone hit one near Belledune WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO REALIZE HIGHWAY 11 IS DEADLY???????? IF ANYONE FROM NORTHERN NEW BRUNSWICK IS READING THIS RIGHT NOW AS I WRITE THIS AT 11:45PM CLOSE TO MIDNIGHT, I AM FIGHTING FOR YOU. I'M GOING TO FIGHT FOR YOUR PROTECTION. I WILL DO ALL I CAN. hearing about this latest Collision makes me sad and mad at the same time. WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT NOT FENCING THIS SECTION OF THE PROVINCE???????????????



May 22nd, 2008.

I have created a petition aimed at the Government for them to Fence Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton. I am not receiving any replies from our elected officials so hopefully they will see that I am speaking on behalf of all New Brunswickers, the people who travel the dangerous section of Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton. Here is the link Please sign it and send the link to as many people as you can.

http://www.petitiononline.com/fencenb/petition.html





May 23rd, 2008

My brother has created a facebook group for my website. I don't use facebook but from what I hear its an excellent way to keep in touch with friends and family. as I write this right now there is over 100 members already and I am glad that people are joining and signing the petition. The more names the better. The group is called "fence nb highways" I'm sure the Government will eventually see it and see that people from all over are concerned about this issue and they will have to do something about it.



May 28th, 2008.

I am so glad with all the Signatures and the members on Facebook now. almost 300 I believe! WOW! Thanks so much for joining that group! Sign the Petition and send it on! have all your family sign it! Ive been so busy lately house moving but my focus will be regained in a few days. Please be careful out there everyone! Its thats time of the season! CBC Robert Jones contacted me again to talk more about this issue so all your names will be heard with the Petition now. You are all making a difference. it its not just me. its the help and support of everyone who signs it!



June 2nd, 2008.

The petition is going well aswell as the facebook group, theres over 700 members who joined the group but I wish all those people would sign the petition. facebook is a really great tool for promoting this cause, in the past with previous petitions I never had facebook to promote the cause I had to do it all by means of highway signs, labels, emails, Facebook is making people aware of the cause and thats great but I wish all those people would sign the Petition. the more names the better, I am out there on the Highways promoting the cause and sending emails, of course no response from the people in Power. none the less, I have been very busy moving house this past week, but I am still doing what I can. I won't stop!



June 5th, 2008

Today, I have sent out emails again to the Elected Officials I've been sending them to above aswell as media contacts to let them know about the Petition and that it's time that the media knows what Shawn Graham's Liberal Government does not plan on doing for Highway 11 in the North. This is another petition to add to the list that I have created in the past. I still have one from 2006 that is still available for viewing. The facebook group has almost 800 members, keep spreading the word everyone and sign the petition. It will be presented to the Government when it has a substantial amount, everyone who signs there name is contributing to this, it's all of us working together as a Province to show that we are all concerned for the safety of one another. Together alot can be done and I am proud that people are joining me in this Crusade.



June 12th, 2008.

Well, as of today I have not heard back from any elected officials nor any media contacts except my on-going correspondence with CBC. on another note, I found the Campbellton tribune article I had saved from July 2006 where Donald Arseneault Minister of Natural Resources MLA Dalhousie-Restigouche East is interviewed about his quest to start a petition and "knock on everybody's door" perhaps I will scan the article and upload it here. He blamed the PC government for doing nothing. Yes, the Liberals have fenced areas, But they are leaving out a very dangerous and important stretch of highway and that is Highway 11 From Belledune to Campbellton in the north, Also, the stretch of Highway between Fredericton and Oromocto is VERY bad aswell. when is that section going to see fencing?? and like I've stated before, why for months now has nobody from gnb.ca wrote me back? you write your elected representatives and you expect a response. I don't anymore, it's been 3 months today since the Premier wrote me back! I don't understand why nobody is responding to me. Keep signing the petition everyone! you voices will be heard!





June 21st, 2008

No Replies yet from the Government Officials. (not surprised) well It's the summer and the politicians are probably off on vacation from arguing with each other in a room all day.....FENCE HIGHWAY 11 BELLEDUNE TO CAMPBELLTON. I have resent my email of June 5th to the Politicians and various news media since I have not heard back from anyone. some people really have no concern at all and thats pretty sad. I'm sure i'm not the only one who writes our elected officials and doesn't get a response. let me tell you who acknowledged me in the past 10 years or so,former Prime minister Paul Martin acknowledged me with a signed photo and it was not an autostamp because my brother requested one aswell and they are both VERY different. and to give you another example, Judge Judy personalized a photo to myself and my Fiancee. Judge Judy!!!! the famous hard hitting Judge you see on TV everyday took the time to respond to me personally! same as canadian golf champion Mike Weir and so many other famous people aswell, Owen Hart, (JFK JR ASSASSINATED PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY'S SON who died in a plane crash in 1999) the 2 Surviving members of the Beatles Paul and Ringo. the members of the band Metallica, yet I cannot get a reply from the Politicians of New Brunswick??? I am going to say that these peoples schedule is/was more hectic than the elected officials of New Brunswick, but they still took the time to write to little old me! *YAWN*.....................what can you do i suppose?





June 25th, 2008

Well, I have heard back from 3 media contacts, one wasn't interested, one was and the other was not sure what the issue was? huuumm. It's quite clear. I don't get it. Highway 11 is going to see signs demanding that area be fenced. perhaps a demonstration this summer would draw peoples attetion. It would certainly draw mine! maybe the Politicians would pay attention then and realize we're serious here. the people of NB who travel need protection not only in the south, but EVERYWHERE. on another note, the 2 signs I crafted above have been stolen away from where I mounted them to. I really don't believe it was the wind, as they had several holes in them to let the wind pass through and they were nailed down good. I believe someone purposely tore them down. why people are opposed to this issue, I don't know.....



June 30th, 2008.

I have emailed a letter to the editor for the Campbellton tribune. I had to edit it very much to fit there letters section, but I understand that because they only have so much room. below is the edited letter I sent having done this I hope people will realize what the Government does not plan on doing for Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton.

This letter is to let the people know what the government does not plan to do for fences for highway 11. In 2007, highway 11 had received 7.1 km's of fencing (3.55km's on each side) from the Turgeon Road to Rue de la Gare. In 2008, the only section planned for more fencing is 6.5 km's (3.25km's on each side) from Rue de la Gare to the Laplante road. The Government is failing to realize that Highway 11 exists further north and then west to sections Past the Turgeon road such as BELLEDUNE TO CAMPBELLTON. These sections of Highway 11 are Deadly for Moose/Deer Collisions. The Government, as Premier Shawn Graham related to me in an Email Dated March 12th, 2008 when I asked him about Fences for Belledune to Campbellton stated

"Ö The areas you have noted will continue to be monitored and if warranted, wildlife mitigation measures will be considered for implementation at a future time."

This tells me that Highway 11 from Belledune to Campbellton wonít see fences installed and may not in the Future. Yet the Minister of Natural Resources Donald Arseneault the MLA for Dalhousie Restigouche-East related to me in an Email Dated Friday November 3rd, 2006 "You are absolutely right that there is a high moose activity on our highways between Campbellton and Miramichi. That is why that I have been a strong advocate for moose fencing for our region. My efforts and those of my colleagues and people such as yourself, has CONVINCED Premier Shawn Graham and our new provincial government to commit in fencing 300 km of highways within our first two years of our mandate. THIS IS A COMMITMENT THAT WE WILL HONOR and I look forward in seeing the Belledune fence be extended on both sides to reach both Campbellton and Miramichi."

So my question is why did Donald Arseneault tell me that then? That he is looking forward to seeing the Belledune fences extended on both side to reach both Campbellton and Miramichi? The Government has stated that that section of highway 11 is not a "hot spot" and is now labeled as a "medium risk area"

Why the Change Mr. Graham? Why has your Government changed the area of Belledune To Campbellton from an "AREA OF HIGHEST MOOSE VEHICLE COLLISONS" to an area of "MEDIUM RISK" and is not considered in 2008 and may probably never see fences in the Future? YOU ARE ONLY PLANNING 3.25 Km's From the Turgeon Road going South East, towards Rue de la Gar This year. THATíS IT!! FROM BELLEDUNE TO CAMPBELLTON THERE IS GOING TO BE NO FENCES INSTALLED and thatís unacceptable to myself and the people of Northern New Brunswick who know what it is like to Travel that Section of the Highway and have to fear for there lives. Highway 11 has seen 4 Deaths (the most recent being June 2006 near Benjamin River) from Moose/Vehicle collisions in 7 years from Belledune to Campbellton and at least 7 Non Fatal Collisions! Is this data not enough? Why do our MLA's Donald Arseneault and Speaker of the House Roy Boudreau MLA Campbellton-centre seem to not care about the sections of the Highway they represent? It sure was an important issue for Donald Arseneault July 26th 2006 telling CBC news and I quote.

The Liberal MLA has looked at the safety statistics along Highway 11 between Bathurst and Campbellton in northern New Brunswick and he says that stretch of road is one of the most dangerous in the province for moose. "We have to do something about it before there are any other casualties," he said. "I believe the government has to do something about it. They can't just hide behind their desks counting their pennies" The fence may be expensive, but he said the provincial government must look beyond the financial cost of the fencing to the human cost of car-moose accidents ďIt's an issue that I feel is very important.Ē

IT DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE NOW.HONOR YOUR PROMISED COMMITMENT!! DOT, DNR and the Premier will not answer my letters! Visit www.fencenbhighways.com for more detailed statistics and you will be surprised with what you will read.

Arron Pelletier,

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





July 1st, 2008

A man was killed on Route 8 Near the Acadian Peninsula, I am awaiting more details of this. MY thoughts are with your family sir.





July 2nd, 2008

today I was able to confirm the details through the RCMP NEWSROOM for NB, It states a 59 year old man was killed near lavilette on Highway 8. ANOTHER SAD DEATH. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

I HAVE JUST CONFIRMED THAT A 66 YEAR OLD WOMAN WAS KILLED ON HIGHWAY 11 BY DUFFS LAKE IN ATHOLVILLE WHICH IS VERY CLOSE TO CAMPBELLTON. 2 OTHER PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH INJURIES. I WROTE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR THAT WAS PUBLISHED IN TODAY'S CAMPBELLTON TRIBUNE JULY 2ND DEMANDING THAT DONALD ARSENEAULT AND HIS GOVERNMENT HONOR THERE COMMITTMENT TO FENCE THE HIGHWAYS BETWEEN BELLEDUNE AND CAMPBELLTON. YOU CAN ALSO READ THE ARTICLE ONLINE AT

http://tribunenb.canadaeast.com/article/342687

IT'S A SAD IRONY THAT AS MY LETTER IS PRINTED TODAY, SO IS THE SHOCKING NEWS OF THIS WOMANS DEATH ON THIS HIGHWAY I AM FIGHTING FOR. I AM SAD RIGHT NOW, I AM ALSO VERY MAD. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY. I EMAILED THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION, THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES, THE PREMIER, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE ROY BOUDREAU(MLA CAMPBELLTON-CENTRE) & JOHN FORAN, PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTER AND THIS IS WHAT I SAID(THIS WAS BEFORE I HAD THE CONFIRMATION OF THE WOMAN'S DEATH ON HIGHWAY 11)I AM IN TOTAL DISBELIEF RIGHT NOW OVER THIS, 2 DEATHS ON MAJOR HIGHWAYS ONE I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR VERY HARD LATELY. WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO FENCE THE HIGHWAYS? THATS 2 DEATHS ON HIGHWAY 11 SINCE 2006. ALMOST 2 YEARS TO THE DAY.! 2 OTHER OCCUPANTS OF THE HIGHWAY 11 COLLISION SURVIVED. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL RIGHT NOW. ANOTHER IRONY IS THAT EARLY LAST NIGHT I ATTACHED ONE OF MY SIGNS TO THE DALHOUSIE TOWN LIMITS SIGN ON HIGHWAY 11. A FEW HOURS LATER A WOMAN DIES ON HIGHWAY 11..... :( IF ANYONE FROM THIS WOMANS FAMILY READS THIS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO YOU, I FEEL LIKE MY WORK WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. GOD BE WITH YOU ALL RIGHT NOW IN YOUR TIME OF NEED.

a 58 year old man killed on Highway 8 near the acadian peninsula, and I just received word that a woman was killed late last night July 1st near CAMPBELLTON ON HIGHWAY 11!!!!!!!! I HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THIS YET BUT I HAVE HEARD IT FROM A RELIABLE SOURCE. DONALD YOU MIGHT WANT TO PICK UP THE CAMPBELLTON TRIBUNE TODAYS EDITION JULY 2ND. PEOPLE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE WENT BACK ON A PROMISED COMMITTMENT. ANY POLITICIAN SHOULD READ THE NEWSPAPER, OR VIEW IT ONLINE RIGHT HERE

http://tribunenb.canadaeast.com/article/342687

SINCE MOST OF YOU IN YOUR OFFICES DON'T RESPOND TO MY LETTERS. I DOUBT YOU WILL STILL COMMENT WHICH ONLY LOOKS WORSE FOR YOU.

HIGHWAY 11 IS NOT A HOTSPOT MR. LANDRY? MR.GRAHAM? THATS 5 DEATHS SINCE OCT.99!!!!!! HIGHWAY 7 HAS HAD 1 DEATH IN 5-7 YEARS!!! DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT I AM SAYING HERE?????????? FENCING ALL OVER THE PROVINCE IS GOOD, ANY FENCES ARE ALWAYS GOOD, I'VE ALWAYS SAID THAT! HIGHWAY 7 ALREADY HAS FENCING FROM 07 AND CALLING ON 47 MORE (23.5) KMS FOR THIS YEAR AND YOUR IGNORING HIGHWAY 11 BELLEDUNE TO CAMPBELLTON WHERE AS FAR AS I KNOW AS OF 3:22 PM WEDNESDAY JULY 2ND 1 PERSON WAS KILLED LAST NIGHT NEAR CAMPBELLTON. MAYBE THERE WAS OTHER PEOPLE IN THE VEHICLE. PEOPLE ARE ANGRY. I HEAR IT FROM PEOPLE WHEN I WALK INTO CONVENIENCE STORES. PEOPLE TELEPHONE ME ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ISSUES AND IM GLAD TO TALK BECAUSE WE DESERVE TO HEAR THE TRUTH AND IF I'M THE SPOKESPERSON THAN IT'S A POSITION I WELCOME WITH ALL MY MIGHT.

DALHOUSIE IS A SMALL TOWN. FENCE THE HIGHWAYS!!! STOP LETTING PEOPLE DIE ON THESE HIGHWAYS FROM THESE SENSELESS TRAGEDIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM ANGRY AND SAD RIGHT NOW. SAD THAT 2 OTHER PEOPLE HAVE LOST THERE LIVES TO THESE COLLISIONS. MAY GOD BLESS THEM BOTH AND BE WITH THERE FAMILIES IN THIS TIME OF NEED. IT SEEMS LIKE IT TAKES A TRAGEDY FOR CERTAIN PEOPLE TO WAKE UP! WELL IT'S HAPPENED AND I'VE SAID THIS MANY TIMES BEFORE, BUT I HAVE TO SAY IT AGAIN

"I TOLD YOU SO"

Regards,

ARRON PELLETIER

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





July 3rd, 2008

I did a telephone interview with Alison from radio-canada.ca she was very very polite and showed great concern and asked me my thoughts on the recent tragic events. I feel like perhaps she is the only person in the media besides the Campbellton Tribune and the Miramichi Leader who has taken my causes seriously. I will again today add more signs to the highways demanding fencing and demanding the Liberal Government to honor there pledged Committment as Donald Arseneault promised in Nov.2006





July 4th, 2008

Just watched CTV News....unfortunately....so whats handing out flyers going to do to protect people? obviously we live in new brunswick we know the dangers. Denis Landry finally shows his face to the public and addresses this issue and Cathy Mccollum well im not going to go there, i heard she was finished, nothing but praise for the Liberal government, your daughter hit a moose and received a few scratches and bruises right? which is obviously a good thing, she didnt die, but you really blow that out of proportion, telling Dina she was nearly killed? how can you say that when all she received was a few bruises? I find that kind of odd. Anyhow, I have to address you Cathy because I really find it strange that in April you were all happy with the Liberal Government praising them saying you were done and you can sleep peacefully at night, etc. and now your saying there doing even more and you got nothing but praise, you have done a good thing, you got sections of highway 7 fenced, but you are not an advocate for moose fencing. an advocate doesn't focus on one area, it focuses on EVERYTHING. how are they doing more? by handing out flyers? 2 people died this past weekend. one person on HIGHWAY 11 Which is worse than Highway 7! Highway 7 has had 1 death in 7 years. Highway 11 has had 5! one was 3 days ago! I don't know what to say anymore. I'm kind of fed right up of this Government and the people giving them nothing but praise. Call me bitter anybody who reads this, but I have been working hard at this for almost 5 years now and seeing you give praise to a government that is not honoring there committment to the people in the north makes me sick. It's like what more do I have to do? you are working against me, do you realize that? Denis Landry does not respond to me, because aslong as he's making people like you happy and making himself look good in the public eye than HEY. you both are doing your job!.......BULLSHIT......HIGHWAY 11 NEEDS TO BE FENCED! DONALD ARSENEAULT PROMISED AN HONORED COMMITTMENT IN NOV.2006 and what have we seen? NOTHING. UGH..... Politicians are nothing but hypocrites and people without a conscience. I'm sick of hearing about "the moose lady" really, how much do you want your face on tv and giving positive to such a negative factor???? If I would of went to that little gathering I would of demanded the Government honor there committment to the people in the North, but I forgot, the Government doesn't give a damn about people in the North Although 2 people just died a few days ago, less than 2 days apart! One on the highway I'm fighting for right now! so if your reading this I hope you and Denis Landry are proud of yourselves 2 people just died in the north and you've no concern for the north whatsoever. UGH that's all i can say..... I don't know what more I can do, having people like you work against the work i'm doing angers me. Denis Landry The Minister of Transporation Doesn't give a damn about the people in the north. If it was a family member of his who was killed he would be fencing the highways in a heartbeat....I never once swore on this site but I swear alot and I'm going to say right now im fucking fed up of nobody giving a damn. This is making me physically and mentally sick, I don't know how much more I can take.I have alot of health problems and anybody who knows me knows that, but they also know my dedication and how much this issue means to me. ask anyone who knows me.





July 9th, 2008

I was just checking out canadaeast.com for the Campbellton Tribune and I have to post this picture that the cartoon guy drew up, its definitly true and definitly represents Donald Arseneault and Shawn Graham what they promised and what they did not promise. you would think after last weeks letter they printed of mine they would of responded.....NOPE not a word from any GNB politician. I AM NOT SURPRISED! anyhow, Here is the Picture. Thanks go to tribune.canadaeast.com I take no credit for the below picture.





July 11th, 2008.

Below is a letter I wrote to Donald Arseneault MLA Dalhousie Restigouche East, Minister of Natural Resources. I am also sending similar ones to the Premier Shawn Graham, Denis Landry, Transportation Minister, John Foran, Public Safety Minister, Roy Boudreau, Speaker of The House,Victor Boudreau Minister of Finance aswell as the media contacts for those Departments. Sharon Jones, Sheri Strickland, Tracey Burkhardt, Chrystiane Mallaley Marie-Andree.Bolduc, Marc Belliveau,. I do not expect a response from any of these people.

Donald:

I am writing to you again to ask you. why have you not responded to my letters? why have you refused to acknowledge your promised commitment you made to me in Nov.2006 promising to honor a commitment for the fences in belledune to be extended to reach both miramichi and campbellton? do you not know that the north shore people now know that you lied to them? my letter appeared in the July 2nd edition here it is online. http://tribunenb.canadaeast.com/commentary/article/342687 a few people commented on it and there is no praise there. its a sad irony that my letter is published the day after a woman is killed on the Highway i'm calling you on to honor your promised committment! unbelivably ironic... I hated to say before "I told you so" but thats what I have to say. there was another death and your gov. is still not going to do anything?????? Why do you not acknowledge that you are lying to the people that voted you in there??????????? your Government Promised 300 km's over the 2 year Mandate (which is another broken promise)you only reached 260 km's. why don't you take the remaining amount and put 40 km's on highway 11 between Belledune and Campbellton? not enough money in the budget? I don't understand why you were such an advocate before as you claim you were back in 2006 circulating a petition to the then PC government to fence your area as its one of the deadliest in the Province. why the change?? It seems like once you got to where you are you don't care about what happens to the people in your area. you said the PC government couldn't hide behind there desks counting there pennies....... it seems thats what you Government is doing. the sections of Highway 11 that the Liberals fenced is from Belledune going south east. you and I both know that Belledune to Campbellton is deadly and July 1st, 2008 proved that for all of us. DO THE RIGHT THING AND GET THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORATION DENIS LANDRY TO HONOR THE COMMITTMENT YOU PLEDGED TO ME AND THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH. Like I don't know what else to say to you, nobody in the Government answers my replies, WHEN YOU WRITE YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS YOU EXPECT A RESPONSE. I SAID THIS BEFORE JULY 1ST 2008, WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE? ANOTHER DEATH? EVEN ANOTHER DEATH STILL ISN'T GOING TO DO ANYTHING! AND THATS UNBELIEVABLY SAD AND DISAPPOINTING. THAT'S LIKE SPITTING IN THE VICTIMS FACE. THIS TRAGEDY AND THE OTHERS THAT OCCUR CAN BE PREVENTED. PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AND MAD.

I am not expecting a reply from you as I haven't heard from anyone in the GNB since March 12th, Jack keir briefly in April but that's it. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THIS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. WHY IS HIGHWAY 7 GETTING ALL THE ATTENTION? THEY HAVE HAD 1 DEATH IN 9 YEARS! HIGHWAY 11 HAS HAD 5 IN 9 YEARS!!!!!

You need to live up to your Promised Committment you said you were going to honor! Because your losing the support of your people.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



July 18th, 2008.

Well, no response from the Government. I am not surprised one bit, not even the media contacts who should really be responding to my letters. I don't understand what is wrong with these people. have they no conscience? I drove up from Fredericton yesterday, and guess what i saw??? A mother deer and her 2 babys crossing the highway. I slowed down to make sure they crossed the highway safely and returned to the woods. they were so cute and innocent. It's not only our lives we need to protect, it's these precious animals aswell. ANYHOW, the summers progressing, we had a death on Highway 11 between Belledune and Campbellton just like I said was going to happen, we had one on highway 8 and all the Department of Transportation and the Government is doing is handing out flyers and posters that say "Be moose alert". we live in one of the most dense provinces for wood. our natural resources(DONALD ARSENEAULT) are sought after all over the world, (well with what paper mills still remaining open) do they not think that we have to watch out for any type of animal crossing the highway? I mean no matter what has happened you should be watching when you are driving. anyhow, that goes without saying, but like i've stated before it takes 2.5 seconds to hit a moose. nobody has time to prepare for that, alot of times they run into the side of your car, you don't have a chance to see anything coming, it just hits you and then hopefully the devestation is not fatal. I see how the Government wants to make the people aware of the dangers travelling our highways, but I'm sorry, handing out flyers and whatever else you were handing out is pretty useless when the dangers are clear and the obvious response is to fence the highways! I really do not know what it is going to take now, we just had 2 deaths on June 30th and July 1st. 1 of those was from Highway 11-Belledune to Campbellton, the area I am fighting for presently. If the Government wants to ignore a DEATH than that does not say much for the Current Shawn Graham Liberal Government. I have tried to work with these people, I said I would nail the poles into the ground myself if I have to, I would volunteer to get these fences up on the highways, unpaid, working in the hot sun while other DOT workers make 14-15$+/hr around me, but no, no response, they Catered to Cathy McCollum with Highway 7 because she gives them praise, But I WILL NOT GIVE A GOVERNMENT THAT PROMISES AN HONORED COMMITTMENT PRAISE WHEN THEY DON'T LIVE UP TO THAT PROMISED COMMITTMENT.NO WAY IN HELL! DONALD ARSENEAULT YOU REALLY SHOULD FEEL GUILTY AND ASHAMED OF YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU HAVE MADE YOURSELF LOOK VERY BAD BY LYING TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ELECTED YOU. My letters have been published, words have been spoken and aired on TV news broadcasts, flyers have been read, people know that you are not looking out for there safety and concern and I know there will be no action taken on your part because you failed to deliver your promise. 2010 will not be a good political year for you....not if I can help it. why do we need an MLA who doesn't give a damn about the safety of his people? this is a guy who stated before his Government came to power in 2006 that he looked at the statistics for the past few years and saw that "HIGHWAY 11 BETWEEN BELLEDUNE AND CAMPBELLTON IS ONE OF THE WORST IN THE PROVINCE" that he "wants to see the fences erected" he blamed the PC government for hiding behind there desks "counting there pennies" saying "cost does not matter when it comes to saving lives" that this "Is a strong issue for me and the people of my riding"

Where is all those words now? Where is the guy who "circulated" a petition in 2006 calling on the then PC Government to erect moose fencing, specifically in his Riding, Dalhousie, Restigouche east, and to the north west, Campbellton Centre (The current speaker of the house Roy Boudreau's riding) I say that person NO LONGER EXISTS and that was all talk. I have his email to me from Nov.2006 saying they were going to honor there committment and fence belledune to Campbellton so he cannot deny writing it. Once you send an email, it no longer belongs to you, it belongs to the receipient and that recepient IS ME and I will show that email to anyone and everyone who wants to see it. I have printed it off and posted it in stores for everyone to read. I will send one to his office to refresh his memory. it won't do any good, but I might aswell. He's failed his people on this one, and I don't keep up on other political issues very much, so who knows what else has been gone back on. But I know this promise has failed to produce results and I say "SHAME ON YOU DONALD ARSENEAULT"



July 23rd, 2008

this is a letter that I wrote to Denis Landry Minister of Transportation today asking him why, and demanding a response. I probably will not receive a reply, but I will post one when I do, my email is below.

Mr. Landry,

Why do you not respond to my letters? why do you refuse to acknowledge what Donald arseneault said in Nov.2006 saying fences were going to be installed from Belledune to Campbellton? he said it was a committment your government promised to honor in your 2 year mandate, you have 40 km's left. why dont you take that 20 kms on each side and fence between belledune and campbellton, my god, a woman just died near duffs lake July 1st which is a horrible place for moose sighting and collision. I stated many times it was going to be a matter of time before someone died on Highway 11 this summer. Sure enough, it happened and your Government is not doing a thing. Donalds letter was published in a letter to the editor I wrote that ran on July 2nd, the day everyone found out about that womans death. Needless to say it does not look good for him, nor the Liberal Government, nor the Department of Transportation and Specifically you the Minister.

Why do you refuse to answer any of my letters? I have been sending letters to the GNB mlas and ministers since February asking about what the plans were from Belledune to Campbellton and I received one reply from Shawn Graham dated March 12th. I have yet to hear anything from anyone since then. Jack keir replied to me but it was to tell me he had nothing to do with the Fences being installed, Highway 7 was just his area. Donald Arseneault refuses to answer my letters asking him why he is going back on his Promise that he said YOUR government was going to honor?????? the people in the area of Belledune to Campbellton are really angry about all this. I gave you all the facts. the deaths, the statistics, I have done my homework. I know what Im talking about. I said "what is it going to take, another death???" WELL ANOTHER ONE HAPPENED AND YOUR GOVERNMENT IS STILL REFUSING TO DO ANYTHING. how can you ignore this and sleep at night? I SURE COULD NOT!

your recent quote in the "Think moose" campaign stated

"I don't to minimize the fact that some people are injured or killed [in accidents], but the way we are doing it is by determining what is a Ďhot spot' or not. A Ďhot spot' for moose-vehicle collisions is any area where we have had more than 15 moose collisions over five years on a stretch of five kilometers.""

in your press release of April 8th 2008, you did not say on a stretch of five kilometres. you said

""A hotspot for moose-vehicle collisions is an area where more than 15 moose collisions have occurred over a five-year period, and at least twenty-five per cent of all the collisions that occur on the highway involve moose""

why do you keep changing your words? where did this 5 kilometer stretch comment suddenly come from?do you not realize how bad its making your department and your government look? you are changing your facts constantly which shows inconsistence, you pledged to fence 300 kms, you failed on that, and its technially only 150 kms on each side. i've always praised your government for putting the fences up in 2007 and 2008, not ONCE did I discredit the fences you put up, but the area I outlined is Deadly. Belledune to Campbellton needs fencing. saying highway 11 in the north is getting fences is deceiving, people think WOW they're going to fence our area, NO they are fencing from the turgeon road going south east. there is nothing from there to the north and to the west.

Again, I know you will not reply to me because you do not care about the safety of the travelling public on highway 11 between Belledune and campbellton and even beyond to the glencoe area which covers duff's lake.

I once had faith and thought that finally the north would not be ignored, Donald Arseneault furthered that when he told me his government was going to honor there committment to fence Belledune to Campbellton and Belledune to Miramichi! THAT IS FALSE. I have the email dated Nov.3rd 2006 and have distributed to many sources. We know that was a false statment and the Government is going back on a promised committment. thats like giving a kid a toy and then suddenly taking it back from them. it feels like a kick in the face to everyone in the north.

I won't stop writing until I get a response. this is very much unfair and very much unfair to the recent death of Mrs. Pitre, that woman did not have to die if your Government would of honored your committment, but you are not going to. I believe in August I am organizing a rally on a stretch of Highway between Belledune and Campbellton calling on your Government and OUR MLA DONALD ARSENEAULT TO HONOR HIS PLEDGED COMMITTMENT. This is what I have to do to get your Government's attention. I shall gladly organize it. I even said for a few years now, I'd nail the poles in the ground myself, i would volunteer my help to get these fences up, to protect the people.

YOUR GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO HONOR YOUR COMMITTMENT TO THE PEOPLE IN THE NORTH ON HIGHWAY 11.

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





July 24th, 2008.

The Executive Assistant for the Minister of Tranportation emailed me and didn't say a whole lot, but I know she forwarded my letter on to Mr. Denis Landry and he read my letter. Hopefully he responds, but I will not be surprised if he does not. Look for the following picture print outs on billboards and wherever flyers may be. I have printed out a copy of Donald Arseneaults email to me which I have the right to distribute, it lets the people know that he said that and there's no going around it. I underlined the Important lines of the letter myself so people can see what he really did say.





July 25th, 2008.

I believe I watched on the news recently a story of a 19 year old man hitting a moose near Oromocto and is now Paralyzed from the waist down?. I am unable to find an article online about it but I caught some of the details of it, not all of them unfortunately.. if someone could confirm this with me I would appreciate it! you know, that is terrible, That stretch of highway between Fredericton and Oromocto is VERY DANGEROUS. it may be federal grounds on some parts, but surely the Federal Government gave Permission or funding to fence these areas by now. The Liberal mandate was 2 years, if they haven't gotten through to the federal government then what does that mean? no fences? why would it take so long? you didnt meet the 300 (150) km mandate in 2 years so from the lack of (in other words,NONE)fencing on that stretch of highway I'm going to guess you probably did not seek the Federal governments assistance in this issue. I will never drive that stretch of highway at night again, thats like playing with fire.



July 29th, 2008.

Today I stopped near duffs lake and put a carved wooden sign near the cross of the woman who was recently killed there, Mrs. Pitre, it said www.fencenbhighways.com "RIP Mrs. Pitre" just my little way of paying my respects and showing that her death was not in vain. My thoughts are with your family. you are with god now sweet lady. so sad.......:(



August 1st, 2008.

Well I am now convinced that certain MLAs and Ministers have added me to there blocked emailers list or something as im not getting any responses from anyone. if they have done that, that means they are turning there back to this issue and not addressing me and the people who i am speaking for. this is not just about me. I do not understand this one bit. It makes me mad, but it makes me more ashamed to be a citizen of New Brunswick when your elected officials that you write to have blocked you. why? because I have written facts? written the truth? i have never once been rude or insulting to anyone so they cannot say that. I am only writing back what was told to me or what my research is telling me. what else can I do but speak when the facts don't add up? I've done my research, alot of it just does not add up.



August 6th, 2008.

No Replies yet. I am not surprised.



August 8th, 2008.

Today I am Marrying the Love of My Life. Those who know her know how wonderful she is.



August 9th, 2008.

Finally, A Response from the Department of Transportation Minister Denis Landry. Below is his email.

Subject: Reply-Collisions along Route 8 and Route 11 between Belledune and Campbellton

From: "Landry, Denis Hon. (DOT/MDT)" Denis.Landry2@gnb.ca

Date: Fri, Aug 08, 2008 1:21 pm

To: ceo@fencenbhighways.com Cc: "Premier Shawn Graham (PO/CPM)" Shawn.Graham3@gnb.ca, Hachť, _Roland_(Hon)_(ENV) roland.hache@gnb.ca, "Arseneault, Donald (Hon.) (DNR/MRN)" Donald.Arseneault@gnb.ca, "Boudreau, Roy (LEG)" Roy.Boudreau@gnb.ca

Mr. Aaron Pelletier

E-mail:ceo@fencenbhighways.com

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

This is in response to various e-mails received from you concerning collisions along Route 8 and Route 11 between Belledune and Campbellton.

Wildlife related accidents continue to be a major concern throughout the province and for that reason the Department of Transportation has been actively addressing the issue through the installation of wildlife fencing, the erection of enhanced moose signing, proactive brush cutting, and public awareness campaigns; the most recent of which I launched the week of July 2nd.

My department monitors wildlife related collisions that occur throughout the province and uses this information along with other criteria to develop a provincial wildlife management program to ensure an appropriate distribution of the above-noted mitigative measures. Although wildlife fencing has proven to be the most effective of these measures, it is not always a feasible solution due to associated costs and issues such as residential and commercial development resulting in multiple accesses to the highway.

The unpredictable nature of wildlife accidents throughout the province makes it impractical to react to each isolated incident by installing wildlife fencing. With over 300 wildlife/vehicle collisions occurring on our highways in a given year spread over thousands of kilometers of highway, the most effective way to identify priorities for wildlife fencing is to use statistics to identify areas where a concentrated number of accidents are occurring over a number of consecutive years. This is done as part of the development of a wildlife management program.

In the areas that have been determined to be priority in accordance with the above program, the department has installed enhanced warning signs, has carried out brush cutting along 154 kilometres of highway, and by the end of this year, we will have installed 260 kilometres of wildlife fencing since 2006.

I am aware of the unfortunate increase in accidents in the northern part of the province that you have pointed out in your e-mails. We have already targeted several areas along Route 8 and Route 11 where brush cutting has been carried out or where fencing has been installed over the past couple of years. Additional fencing is also scheduled to be installed in Gloucester County along Route 11 this year and as part of the departments ongoing wildlife management program, you can be assured that the northern area, along with other areas of the province, will continue to be monitored when setting future priorities for wildlife fencing and other preventative measures.

Sincerely,

Denis Landry

Minister



August 19th, 2008

Having been away on my honeymoon, I only got a chance to reply today. here is what I Replied with.

Mr. Landry:

The last part of your email says that the area I have outlined will continue to be monitored. how much is it going to take? a woman just died on July 1st!!

I have never once doubted what you and your government has done so far for the Highways. I tell you it is a great safety driving on the Highways and seeing fencing in the areas that are scary to drive in during the day or nighttime but what I want you to address is the email below Donald Arseneault your fellow MLA and Minister of Transportations sent to me in November 2006. He says, and these are his exact words, I will paste you the email again as it was sent to my then webmaster@fencenbhighways.com email as well as my current ceo@fencenbhighways.com email address plus I have an automatic forward to my personal email address so technically I have the same email 3 times.

1. That Shawn Grahams Liberal Government plans on erecting 300 km's of fencing in the first 2 years of your mandate (which is now 40 km's short of that amount)

2. It is a commitment his Government will honor (Belledune to Campbellton, has seen NO FENCING since your government came to power in Sept. 2006. You may have erected fencing in areas around Laplante and Further towards the Petit Rocher area, but From Belledune going north west to Nash Creek, Benjamin, Black Point, Charlo, Dalhousie, McLeod's, Campbellton, Atholville etc. has seen NO FENCING AT ALL. He promised to honor a commitment of the Belledune fences being extended to reach both Bathurst and Miramichi. Highway 11 is deadly. It's deadlier than Highway 7 which you erected 47 or so Km's on this year plus what you erected last year. We know the death rate up here. The most recent being July 1st, 2008. Near Duff's Lake right after Atholville. Highway 11 in the area of Belledune to Campbellton has seen 5 deaths in 9 years. Where as Highway 7 has seen 1 death in about the same time. So tell me Mr. Landry, How do you not see the facts right there that are true, and deadly? I can send you pictures of these persons tombstones if you like or of the erected crosses on the Highways to honor these people lives. It's all accurate and it's the COLD DEADLY FACTS.

3. Donald Arseneault stated that he was going to make this commitment a reality and it was a strong issue for him when he circulated a petition in July of 2006 which I have newspaper articles about and online archived news sections. He said his area was one of the top hot spots for moose collisions in the Province and that the Lord Government has to do something about it, they have to look behind the cost factor, they can't put a price on human lives or as he said "they can't hide behind there desk counting there pennies" Was Donald doing this to gather favor for reelection in the upcoming September election? If it was such an important issue then, why is it not now? Why is he not putting the pressure or the work into getting your department and your government to fence the areas he told me the Liberal government was going to fence? It makes absolutely no sense, it's like that promise went out the window in Sept. 2006 after he was reelected and then appointed Minister of Natural Resources.

I am going to say that personally I think either Shawn Graham or Donald Arseneault was being deceptive. Donald Promised myself and the people of his area a commitment and now he will not address, reply, or comment publicly or privately about that letter he wrote to me. It appears to me he is hiding behind his desk "counting his pennies". Where do the real answers come in here? Has he not read the Letter to the Campbellton Tribune I wrote that ran on July 2nd 2008 (which happened to be the day after the woman was killed on Highway 11 near Duff's Lake) I have since payed my respects to this woman by laying a flower on the cross that was erected in her memory on the Highway, a death that could of been prevented. In that letter I called Donald Arseneault, Yourself and the Premier on this broken promise. Apparently it's not an important enough issue to address since he didn't write back to me only finally now, have you replied back to me. I was beginning to think that nobody in the Government checks there inbox I am pretty sure Donald Arseneault does not. In fact, besides your letter here this is the first reply I received from you in over half a year and the first email from the Government of New Brunswick since the Premier emailed me in March telling me that the area I outlined will continue to be monitored and wildlife mitigation measures will be implicated at a further time if need be. All I can say to that is that I am still dumbfounded by that response. How much is it going to take before you do something on this stretch of highway 11??? I predicted there would be another death this summer on Highway 11 and that it was just a matter of time before it happened. it's Sadly Ironic that the day my letter is published I find out a woman died the night previously on the Highway Donald Arseneault promised would see fencing within the 2 years. The highway I was reminding him he made a promised commitment on. apparently he does not care because there was no statement from him whatsoever that I know of he didn't respond to me at all so I consider his word worthless and I do not respect him as a person at all. Until he honors his commitment the people in his area will know that his intentions are not in the safety and the interest of the people of his riding. If your mad reading this Donald why don't you repy to me? I'll talk to you anytime about this; I've been doing this almost 5 years now. A few months after you were first elected actually.

To go back to the main issue here, I know of at least 4 collisions, one being fatal in the Belledune to Campbellton area that happened this summer. So your Government's studies don't see the need to erect fences in this area? How many more deaths is it going to take? Cathy McCollum was successful and gives your government nothing but praise when she decided to start saying something after her daughter received a few scratches and bruises in a collision in June 2006 on highway 7. She can rest well at night now knowing her area is safer, good for her, I've always said fencing anywhere in the Province is better than no fencing at all, not once did I ever dispute that, fencing is good EVERYWHERE. But what about the Macpherson's? The Dobson's? Mr.Lavallee's family? They have been fighting for this for years. God bless them!

I think the fact that you had the recent "Moose Awareness" Publicity event after the deaths of the man on June 30th and the Woman on July 1st was just to show that you had to do or say something, was this event planned before these people met there deaths because of moose collisions less than 24 hours apart?

Be honest and tell me, because from April till that event I had not read or seen of anything moose related in the news. then 2 people die and suddenly there's an awareness rally with posters, buttons, t-shirts being given out to people and being broadcast all over the news to raise awareness about the dangers of collisions with moose on our highways, so many people have seen the animals, so many have had collisions and some have died from them, the reality is if you don't know that the dangers of moose/vehicle collisions in this province is dangerous then that shows that not enough is being done.. But really, was that a good way to show your sympathies to the 2 families that had to bury loved ones because of deaths that could have been prevented? I really wish that you and your government would realize the dangers here. Whoever or whatever is doing your research and your studies and monitoring, they should be taking it to the next level. you all seem to think that HIGHWAY 11 THE BELLEDUNE TO CAMPBELLTON AREA is not a deadly area, but in your moose awareness vehicle on your DOT website the map outlined in the video that I reproduced on my website pretty much had Campbellton right to Miramichi as an area of "HIGHEST MOOSE VEHICLE COLLISIONS" now it's a "MEDIUM RISK AREA" why did that change? There are still lots of sightings and deaths are still occurring. I had close calls this summer on that stretch of highway. Your current map outlined on the website is in my opinion VERY FAR FROM THE REALITY OF WHERE THE HIGHEST AREAS OF SIGHTINGS AND COLLISIONS OCCUR.

So to conclude this letter, I will probably not receive a response from anyone for another few weeks, I myself would have replied sooner but I recently was married and was away but now I am back and ready to tackle this issue at full force.

Again, I have never said that what your Government is doing is nothing, Never once have I said that, I am glad that your Government has erected fences where you have erected them, but when my MLA, now the MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES tells me that the safety of my fellow NEIGHBOURS AND TRAVELLERS ALIKE are going to be PROTECTED WITH AN HONORED COMMITTMENT BY SEEING FENCES ERECTED GOES BACK ON HIS PROMISE, THAT MAKES ME ANGRY! THAT MAKES PEOPLE I KNOW ANGRY! IN FACT I PLAN ON ORGANIZING A PROTEST SOMETIME CALLING ON DONALD ARSENEAULT AND YOU MR. LANDRY AND THE PREMIER TO FENCE THIS AREA OF THE PROVINCE. IF YOU HAVE DONE IT FOR ANOTHER PERSON AND THE'RE AREA, WHY WOULD YOU NOT DO IT FOR AN AREA THAT IS WORSE THAN THE AREA YOU FENCED? I probably shouldn't be saying that since you will have time to prepare a statement and whatever else you want to address the issue when the time comes. I KNOW I HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND THEY ARE WILLING TO VOICE THERE OPINION BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID TO TRAVEL THESE HIGHWAYS AND DIE AS A RESULT OF A COLLISION. Again, below is the email word for word. I put a line under the important statements. i've asked you and Donald and the Premier to address that email several times, so hopefully this time you will address this letter.

From: "Arseneault, Donald Hon. (DNR/MRN)" Donald.Arseneault@gnb.ca

Date: Fri, Nov 03, 2006 1:45 pm

To: ceo@fencenbhighways.com

Cc: "Landry, Denis Hon. (DOT/MDT)" Denis.Landry2@gnb.ca

Subject: RE: Moose Fencing

Good Evening Arron,

I want to thank you for forwarding your concerns and your experience regarding moose fencing in the province of New Brunswick and more specifically northern New Brunswick.

You are absolutely right that there is a high moose activity on our highways between Campbellton and Miramichi. That is why that I have been a strong advocate for moose fencing for our region. My efforts and those of my colleagues and people such as yourself, has convinced Premier Shawn Graham and our new provincial government to commit in fencing 300 km of highways within our first two years of our mandate. This is a commitment that we will honor and I look forward in seeing the Belledune fence be extended on both side to reach both Campbellton and Miramichi.

I hear your concerns and I want to reassure you that I, and my colleagues, are committed in making this initiative a reality.

Thank you,

Donald Arseneault

MLA Dalhousie Restigouche East

So, where are the results of this???? NULL AND VOID!

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



August 26th, 2008.

Sill No replies from Denis Landry Minister of Transportation and Donald Arseneault Dalhousie Restigouche-east MLA and Minister of Natural Resources(Which by the way I think is absolutely ridiculous, what do you know about natural resources?) is this what its going to take for me to get your attention? by saying I think its pathetic you are the Minister of Natural Resources? Answer me! I send you emails all the time, I've called your office phone and of course theres never a reply. no AM nothing. this is my website its aimed at whatever Government is in control Liberal, PC, NDP, Green Party, Whatever party. Until more results are shown I and the thousands of others will not be satisfied. it appears you are too afraid to respond to me, why? what have I done? I've never done anything except email you demanding answers, demanding honoured committments you promised! What do you do all day? when theres something to do with natural resources or with Denis Landry's Department of Transportation its always a spokespersons face on TV or in the press. When it's something REALLY IMPORTANT we'll see your mug all over the place soaking up the attention. I firmly believe if you want a job, you just have to run for Office, Donald Arseneault used to coach little league baseball and now he's the minister of Natural resources? HUUUUUMM......SO that qualifies him to be the head of a department of thousands of employees who have worked in the public sector for 20-30 years? suddenly your at the top? that's actually strange. i'm close to your age, I think perhaps I'll consider politics myself..... But wait, i'm married, I have a College education and my wife is a licensed New Brunswick teacher. does that make me ineligible????? probably right? DARN



Sept 1st, 2008.

Labour day, wonder what the politicians are doing today? certainly not fencing the highway between Belledune and Campbellton, although it appears they are building more ramps on the Eel River Crossing, Campbellton, Dalhousie, ramps. Why? Everything looks fine on that highway the way it is now. but whatever, I guess that's more important than saving peoples lives. I have to point out I loved Aurele Ferlatte's letter in the August 27th edition of the Campbellton Tribune where he shot down the ministers, this man knows how to handle people and issues and he certainly does not think much of the Dalhousie Restigouche east MLA Donald Arseneault. i'm going to say probably for his lack of support in January with the Mill Closure. all the meetings Donald didn't attend. all the Meetings WHICH I ATTENDED AND PROTESTED TO meanwhile Donald was on a cruise somewhere as was brought up in the first meeting at the Godbout gym in the early days of January.....where was Dalhousie's MLA Then?

NOT TO BE SEEN. Still nowhere to be seen. it's been just about 2 years since the Liberal Government came to power and you became Minister of Natural Resources soon after. what have you done for your area since then? NOTHING! you made a promise to me in Nov. 06 and agreed to honor it but that turned out to be deceptive as the fencing hasn't happened. I can guarantee you will not be reelected in 2010 or if theres one sooner. I know I will do my part as a voter to make sure that reelection is not going to happen for you. you Promise all these things for your area and then you don't follow through with them. I don't want my tax paying money going into your pocket for a pension when your 60 years old and i don't think the people you don't give a damn about will either. Nope. Nobody likes being deceived. I sure don't



September 7th, 2008

No Reply Yet........



September 12th, 2008.

again, no response to my letter to Denis Landry and the other MLA'S, Ministers.... Perhaps another month or so.



September 19th, 2008.

Again, No reply yet..... They Must Be REALLY BUSY....ZZZZZZ.....



September 26th, 2008.

Well today I have sent a letter to Donald Arseneault Minister of Natural Resources, Denis Landry Minister of Transportation, John Foran Minister of Public Safety, Roland Hache Minister of Environment, and Premier Shawn Graham, I have also sent it to the Campbellton Tribune Letters to the Editor aswell as the Bathurst Northern Light and The Miramichi Herald. Below is the Email I Sent. Again, we will wait and see how long it takes for a reply, Im still awaiting a reply to my August 19th, letter, well over a month and a week ago. I know Donald Arseneault will not answer me but I was forwarded a message from somebody who emailed him regarding fencing issues and Donald was quick to reply to them, why not me?

It seems to me that nobody in politics really are concerned about promises they made and have turned there back on. Why was Northern NB. Belledune to Campbellton promised fences from Donald Arseneault in Nov.2006 in the first 2 years of your mandate? It has been over 2 years since your party became the Leading party in this province. Why do you not answer me Donald? I have that email that I have sent back to you MANY times.You promised 300 kmís within the 2 years and that has not happened. You are leaving out the deadliest section in the Province. I said it earlier this year that Highway 11 was going to see Collisions and possible Fatalities this summer and that's just what happened July 1st, 2008. I have predicted Collisions and Possible fatalities on Highway 11 every summer because IT IS VERY REAL. Again, I feel that my website and my efforts have helped push that through. I have never once looked down upon your Governments doings so far. In fact I am happy that 260 km's of fencing have gone up But, I am trying to make you realize that the area I outlined is in fact Dangerous and DEADLY! After all the info. and statistics and everything else I have sent,what is it going to take? Donald Arseneault realizes this, He told someone recently in an email who then told me that he hit a moose on the Highway. Donald, you Answered this person but you will not answer me? WHY? What have I done besides give you cold hard deadly facts...? SO if you did hit a moose, should you not be concerned about that section? Was it not enough to scare everything out of you? In 2006 you circulated your petition aimed at Lords Government. Was it before that petition in July 2006 you hit that moose or afterwards?. I know if I hit one.I can tell you one thing, I would be doing MUCH MORE than what I am already doing to get as much protection in this Area as possible. I have not hit a Moose. I have had close encounters, because like I Stated Highway 11 is one of the Deadliest in the Province.

Right now itís mating season for Moose. That continues as far as late October and the Dangers are still VERY REAL. I am calling on Donald Arseneault to finally address his promise he made to me in Nov.2006 He has not done so thus far and therefore I am considering it a very Large TYPE O. Anyone reading this right now will see that his promise was nothing but false and in my opinion entirely politically motivated for one person only. Need I remind you of the people who voted for you and put you where you are today? I am sure in 2010 or sooner that will change. I know Iím not contributing my tax paying dollars for a political pension for you for doing nothing for your area. Bold Statement? Well.....RESPOND! I WELCOME IT WITH OPEN ARMS or what is it you politicians all have to correspond with when you don't want to address something vocally? Blackberries? I guess Iím a poor man and cannot afford a blackberry wireless device but surely every politician has one....thanks to us tax payers.

ARRON PELLETIER

CEO

WWW.FENCENBHIGHWAYS.COM

DALHOUSIE, NB



September 26th, 2008.

Well I received a reply from Denis Landry. The first time I received a reply to a letter I sent the same day. Here it is below.

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

Subject: Moose Fencing

This is in response to your letter requesting wildlife fencing along Route 11 in northern New Brunswick.

I would like to once again assure you that the department shares your concerns with wildlife/vehicle accidents on highways throughout the province. We, therefore, continue to allocate our resources for preventative measures in order of priority.

As part of the department's ongoing wildlife management program we are in the process of updating the information we have through various data sources in order to create our future priorities for fencing and other preventative measures. You can be assured that any areas along Route 11 that are identified as priority will be given full consideration under the 2009 and future years wildlife programs.

Sincerely,

Denis Landry

Minister



October 1st, 2008.

I was only able to reply to the Minister of Transportation Denis Landry's email today as I was unavailable the last few days. Below is the response I sent to him aswell as MLA Dalhousie-Restigouche East, Minister of Natural Resources, Donald Arseneault. and Premier Shawn Graham. I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT MY LETTER TO THE CAMPBELLTON TRIBUNE OF SEPT.26TH WAS PUBLISHED TODAY. I HAD TO EDIT IT FOR THERE PAPER, BUT IT WAS PRINTED. IF YOU ASK ME, DONALD ARSENEAULT HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS BECAUSE THAT LETTER CALLS HIM OUT ON HIS FAILED PROMISE. I HAVE RECEIVED COMPLIMENTS FROM OTHERS ABOUT MY LETTER AND THEY ARE QUITE FRANKLY NOT SURPRISED AT ALL. I SHOULD ALSO POINT OUT DONALD DID WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR REPLYING AND APOLOGIZING TO SOMEBODY ELSE REGARDING SOME OTHER ISSUE SO OBVIOUSLY HE READS HIS HOMETOWNS PAPER. WILL HE RESPOND TO MY LETTER PUBLISHED TODAY????? BELOW IS THE RESPONSE I SENT TO THE ABOVE PEOPLE

Mr. Landry:

Thanks for the response but what I Want to know is why did Donald Arseneault send me this email dated November 3rd 2006 saying the Fences in Belledune were going to be extended on both sides to reach both Campbellton and Miramichi? He promised that in the first 2 years of your 300 km mandate and that's not happened. why will nobody address this? even Donald himself. is he too busy to reply to this? This is his letter and clearly I'm being deceived by someone here. not just myself but The people of Northern New Brunswick. it was promised to me right there. Donald petitioned the PC government in 2006 before the election to fence the highways in his area. why does he not care anymore? I know that you do not have this area planned for 2009. I have my doubts, and I have reason to, when i'm being a spokesperson for thousands of people who fear for there lives on this stretch of highway, how can we believe what you or your department say? Donald Arseneault clearly demonstrated the opposite of what he Promised in that email and so did your Government. Look what Happened in July on Highway 11. What more statistics do you need? I have given you all the information you need. I have been doing this for 5 years. you have been Minister of Transportation for 2 years. I think I know what I am talking about when I present my case to you. you indicate parts of highway 11 in the north but there is nothing from Belledune to Campbellton planned and that's unacceptable. Highway 11 is DEADLY and in my opinion is worse then Highway 7 you have already fenced MANY KM'S on. There's been more deaths here from wildlife then in the southern section that you fenced, Between Fredericton and Saint John.

Basically, what I am asking here is for a Commitment from your Government, Just as you made a Commitment to Cathy Mccollum. I was doing this LONG before she came along and I know people who are fighting for this longer than me. We are we being left out here in the North? why? There have been more deaths on this Highway than Highway 7 in the South.

I want concrete indication of what Shawn Graham's Liberal Government is doing for this area. I know now that it's fall and your going to stop for the fall/winter season, we were left out in 2007 and 2008 and I feel it will be the same for 2009.

Can you prove me wrong?

Address my questions please.

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





October 3rd, 2008.

Well no response yet from Denis Landry or Donald Arseneault, Donald I am not surprised. EMPTY PROMISES! I'm looking forward to the October 8th edition of the paper, perhaps he will respond to me publicly through the newspaper. he should write me first if you ask me, but any response is better than none I suppose since he read someone elses criticism and responded to it in the Oct.1st paper.(perhaps I should not write this here, it may give him an idea) Why will you not address me? i'm puzzled.



October 5th, 2008.

My wife and I were traveling on the "Old road" near Point La Nim Sunday night around 8:15 PM going towards Dalhousie and suddenly there was a large moose easily over 1000 pounds in the middle of the road. it almost took up the entire road. it was nighttime and we seen it and stopped just in time to avoid hitting it. If we would of hit it I would not be here right now typing this. I got out of my car and chased it back into the woods. I had my video camera with me and got some of it on film. I'm sure it eventually made its way to the Highway and I am glad that I have not heard of a collision near this area because the woods it went into eventually led to Highway 11. let me tell you, it scared the hell out of us and the thing was HUGE, i'd say about 7-8 feet tall easily. so it's not just the highways we have to worry about. I know that chasing down a huge moose isn't the best thing to do, but I did not want this Moose killing someone as there was cars that were approaching where we were. the moose just stared at me at first but I didn't care I ran after it putting my safety at risk as I did not want it to attack my wife in the car or anyone else. it then started to run away and then went into the right side of the woods. this was by far the biggest moose I ever seen (AND I'VE SEEN ALOT) It was as if it was camped out in somebody's yard not far from the point la nim tracks. IT WAS SO HUGE AND ALARMING THAT IT LOOKED LIKE A STUFFED ANIMAL FROM A MUSEUM OR SOMETHING.



October 7th, 2008.

I sent the above note of the near fatal collision we ALMOST had Sunday October 5th near Dalhousie/Point La Nim on What is Victoria Street eventually leading to the old wharf in Campbellton to the Minister of Transportation Denis Landry, The Minister of Natural Resources Donald Arseneault and The Premier Shawn Graham. This is what else I said in the Letter to them. I have also emailed the candidates for Madawaska-Restigouche to see what there plans for moose fencing would be.

it's not only the Highways. This was another close call for my wife and I. YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS AREA. WE ALMOST COLLIDED HEAD ON WITH THIS ANIMAL. IT EASILY WOULD OF KILLED US BOTH IN OUR SMALL LITTLE CAR. I know this Moose made it's way to Highway 11 and crossed the woods into the sections towards Eel River Crossing. I'm thankful to GOD for nobody hitting it and being killed by it.

I thought that I would tell you this so you can put it in your statistics or whatever type of data you are collecting, it seems Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton is not going to see fences.... Donald Don't make promises you cannot keep.

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



October 8th, 2008.

WELL FINALLY A RESPONSE FROM DONALD ARSENEAULT (HE TOOK MY IDEA OF OCT.3RD AND REPLIED!!)NOT A PRIVATE RESPONSE BUT A PUBLIC RESPONSE TO TRY COVER UP HIS OWN DECEPTION. HE WROTE A LETTER TO THE CAMPBELLTON TRIBUNE SAYING THAT HE'S TRIED TO MEET WITH ME "SEVERAL TIMES,BUT I REFUSED A MEETING" HA! HA! THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY TO THAT. IT'S LAUGHABLE. NEVER ONCE DID YOU SAY THAT TO ME, IN FACT I HAVENT RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM YOU SINCE LATE 2006. YOU GO AROUND THE POINT, YOU TRY IGNORE THE FACT THAT YOU BROKE A PROMISED COMMITTMENT, YOU TRY BRING ME DOWN WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU WERE CALLED OUT...A TYPICAL POLITICIAN AND YOU'VE ONLY BEEN IN PUBLIC SERVICE FOR 5 YEARS!!!! REMEMBER HE WHO LAUGHS LAST, LAUGHS THE HARDEST! AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I'M DOING BECAUSE I KNOW MY STUFF! I KNOW WHAT I HAVE DONE AND WHAT YOU HAVEN'T DONE, SINCE YOU SEEM TO FORGET THAT YOU MADE A PROMISED COMMITTMENT TO ME AND THE PEOPLE IN YOUR RIDING. IF YOUR GOING TO ADDRESS ME IN A PUBLIC NEWSPRINT THE WAY YOU DID AND LIE ABOUT THESE SO CALLED "MEETING ATTEMPTS WITH ME" THEN THE DECEPTION IS CLEAR. YOU SAID YOU GET COMPLIMENTS FROM PEOPLE SAYING THAT YOUR GOVERNMENT HAS DONE WELL PUTTING THE FENCES UP AND PEOPLE FEEL MORE SAFE TRAVELLING THE HIGHWAYS BY MIRAMICHI AND OTHER PARTS OF THE PROVINCE, WELL I WILL TELL YOU THAT MY EFFORTS HAVE HELPED THE GOVERNMENT DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS DEADLY PROBLEM. I WILL TELL YOU THAT MY EFFORTS HAVE BEEN STRONGER THAN YOUR EFFORTS. BUT I WILL NOT WORK WITH SOMEONE WHO LIES TO ME ABOUT AN HONORED COMMITTMENT FROM NOV.2006 SAYING THE BELLEDUNE FENCES WERE GOING TO BE EXTENDED ON BOTH SIDES TO REACH BOTH CAMPBELLTON AND MIRAMICHI. READING YOUR RESPONSE IN THE PAPER JUST SHOWS THE LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM YOU HAVE. YOU DODGE THE POINT AND TRY MAKE UP WITH IT SAYING YOUR GOVERNMENT HONORED THE 300 KM COMMITTMENT OVER 2 YEARS WHICH YOU FAILED TO REACH ON THAT (260 KM'S) DO YOU THINK THAT WITH AS MUCH WORK AS I HAVE DONE OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS DOING THIS THAT I WOULD OF REFUSED A MEETING WITH YOU? ACTUALLY IT'S NOT YOU I WOULD NEED TO SPEAK TO, IT WOULD BE THE TRANSPORTATION MINISTER! BUT REGARDLESS, DO YOU HONESTLY THINK THAT I WOULD OF REFUSED TO TRY COME TO A SOLUTION FOR THIS FOR THE SAFETY OF MY FELLOW NEW BRUNSWICKERS?? I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE OR LIE ABOUT, I'M NOT THE ONE IN PUBLIC SERVICE HERE! YOU ARE! ANYBODY WHO KNOWS ME, KNOWS MY DEDICATION TO THIS BUT YOU DO NOT KNOW THE PERSON I AM! I DON'T NEED TO EXPLAIN MYSELF TO YOU, PEOPLE KNOW THAT I AM A GOOD PERSON AND THAT'S WHY WHEN I THINK OF YOU SAYING "MR.PELLETIER REFUSED SUCH A MEETING" I LAUGH, BECAUSE LIKE I SAID. I'M A GOOD PERSON, A NICE PERSON....NICE GUYS FINISH LAST! NOW I SHALL TELL YOU THAT ANY CHANCE OF RESPECT I MIGHT OF HAD FOR YOU IS GONE! I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR YOU, I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD LOSE YOUR POSITION AS A MINISTER! I THINK YOUR MLA STATUS SHOULD BE TAKEN AWAY! I THINK TEACHING KIDS BASEBALL OR WHATEVER IT WAS WAS PROBLEM ENOUGH FOR YOUR HEADSPACE. DON'T YOU REALIZE THAT WHEN YOU LIE TO PEOPLE WHO ELECTED YOU AND GOT YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW THAT PEOPLE DON'T SEE WHAT'S GOING ON? DON'T YOU REALIZE HOW PALE, SHALLOW AND UNPROFESSIONAL THAT IS? HERE, I'LL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS QUOTE. I DOUBT YOU CAN GRASP IT ANYHOW.

WHEN A MAN LIES, HE MURDERS SOME PART OF THE WORLD. THESE ARE THE PALE DEPTHS WHICH MEN MISCALL THERE LIVES, ALL THIS I CANNOT BEAR TO WITNESS ANY LONGER. CANNOT THE KINGDOM OF SALVATION TAKE ME HOME?





October 10th, 2008

My Wife and I had a close call with a moose on highway 8 halfway between Miramichi and Allardville. A section that was not fenced in. us and another Vehicle had to come to a halt as there was a huge deer that ran across the highway road in front of us. like I said, there was no fences there.





October 13th, 2008

I seen on CTV news that at least 2 people collided with a Moose over the weekend. I believe there was at least 2 seperate incidents! the passengers appeared to not have been hurt. today I sent my letter to the Campbellton Tribune to be printed to the reply from Donald Arseneault's Pathetic letter of last week





October 15th, 2008

Well, I sent a letter to the tribune to Reply to Donald Arseneault letter that was filled with lies about me October 8th. I believe the deadline for letters is Monday by noon. I had my letter sent before that but there editor claims the 3 following things when I ask him why my letter was not printed. A very unprofessional response from the editor of a newspaper. In fact, I think I never seen such a pathetic reply like that from someone who is responsible for a newsprint. a newsprint for the people of the Restigouche area. I will never ever buy the Tribune or contribute anything to that Newspaper anymore. not after he answered me like this. In fact, I'll tell people not to buy it. I sent MANY email's to the Tribune in the early months of this year telling them that they should do a story on the fact that there is no fencing planned for Belledune to Campbellton and that our MLA Donald Arseneault and The Minister of Transportation Denis Landry seem to have forgotten there promised committment.. Apparently it was not newsworthy enough because nothing ever happened.

here is what I said and here is what he said back to me this morning.

Hi:

I am wondering why my letter replying to donald arseneaults fabricated letter was not printed in todays issue(October 15th)? I thought that I would of had a chance to defend myself from his lies. will it be printed next week?

im a little upset about it i have to say. He writes a complete lie about me and my letter response was not printed therefore he's thinking he's had the last word.

Disappointed,

Arron Pelletier

Dalhousie

www.fencenbhighways.com

This is the response I get back. I figure my inquiry was a fair and decent one right? Well this is what Mr.Timothy Jacques writes back to me.


Subject: RE: my Letter I Sent for Oct.13th paper

From: "Jaques, Timothy" Jaques.Timothy@brunswicknews.com

Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2008 8:29 am

To: ceo@fencenbhighways.com

1. the paper was finished before you sent it.

2. Iím not getting into a he said/ I said thing between you and Donald Arseneault.Youíve had more than one letter printed on the same subject anyway.

3.your letter violates our letter policy anyway, as it is personally abusive.

anybody ever see such an unprofessional response like that before? 1. So its ok for Donald Arseneault to write a letter and state lies about me and I can't get a chance to respond to his fabrication in return? and 2. I've had more than one letter on the same subject anyway? well NEWSFLASH buddy, I'm your buyer, I'm your customer, I contribute to your paycheque purchasing that newspaper every week. and besides how longs Grains of sand been there? Multiple topics about the same issues(this has nothing to do with that contributor. personally, I like reading his column)and the various other contributors who are in there every week talking about the same stuff or whatever's on there mind. I think the point that I had more than one letter published about this before is a very week statement. the last time I had one printed was July 2nd and then my one from October 1st. WOW! THAT'S SO MANY LETTERS! 3. I violated there letter policy as its personally abusive? WELL WELL I will print my exact letter I sent to them for the public to see and specifically for DONALD ARSENEAULT TO SEE. here it is below. word for word. I emailed it to him personally and its the last letter i'll send to him. I refuse to associate with someone who is dishonest and completely ignorant. here it is

Well, Donald, you finally replied. For all of the emails I have personally written you, I get one untruthful reply in the NEWSPAPER. You say that my emails were ďattackingĒ, well, they were not meant as an attackÖbut the truth does hurt, right? You stated in your letter that you have invited me to meet with you many times, and I declined. This is NOT the truth. I have never once received this invitation. I have nothing to hide. I am just a citizen with concerns who has no reason to be untruthful. Am I the only person who can see how transparent that is? You respond publicly in the media claiming this allegation of my "REFUSAL TO MEET WITH YOU", but yet I did not receive an email from you with this invitation. You simply refused to address me plain and simple, so going to the media was the next best thing for me to do. However, YOU had MANY chances to reply to me personally before going to the media. If I would have received this invitation, I would have been more than happy to meet with you. For the record, I am very unwilling to meet with you at this point. I will not sit down with someone who is untruthful and deceptive, since it will be a waste of time.

You bring up the fact that if it were not for Shawn Grahams Government the Province would not have received fencing in the last 2 years. Ok, that's a fair statement, and I am pleased with all of the fences that have been erected. They have saved lives, and helped the people of New Brunswick feel safer. I have never once had a negative thing to say about the fences the Liberals have erected in the province. However, that is not my issue! My issue is the fact that in November 2006, you personally promised in writing that fences would be erected from Belledune to Campbellton in the first 2 years of your Governments Mandate, and this is not happening! Until this happens, you can talk about all of the work your government has done with fencing, but it will still not make up for your failed promise to Northern New Brunswick. For example, Duffís Lake should have been fenced long ago, instead of waiting for a fatality. Is this not enough?

All I am asking from you is to admit that you are not fulfilling the promise that you made to fence highway 11 from Belledune to Campbellton, in November 2006. Instead, you are avoiding the issue. However, you may have 2 years left to prove yourself. Time will tell. On a final note, I want to let you know that you will not receive another email from me. I refuse to associate myself with someone who cannot tell the truth. I will continue to advocate for fencing in Northern New Brunswick, until something is done. I hope the people of New Brunswick realize that I am fighting for them, and for their safety. Itís unfortunate that the political machine gets in the way of real life issues.

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

www.fencenbhighways.com

Too abusive eh? HAHA YEAH ALRIGHT. Well the Campbellton Tribune and Donald Arseneault will never get an email from me again. Donald Arseneault never writes me back anyways. he's probably off making paper airplanes in the legislature like Shawn Graham was doing before.

Click here to see what i'm talking about



October 20th, 2008

Well I'm awaiting a reply back from the Department of Transportation after I emailed them telling them of my close call. I had 2 in the past 2 weeks really and im sure that just as many people had close calls aswell.



October 22nd, 2008

Well I got a response from Denis Landry Minister Of Transportation. It was sent to me and half the ministers in the Cabinet. Below, is his email to me.

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

Thank you for your recent letters respecting wildlife fencing along Route 11 in northern New Brunswick. I am relieved that you and your wife were not injured when you encountered a moose on Oct. 5. It is fortunate that you were watching for wildlife.

The fact that this near-accident occurred on a rural road is precisely why our government is placing considerable emphasis on public education as part of our efforts to reduce moose-vehicle collisions in our province. Wildlife collisions can happen on any New Brunswick road at any time. We want drivers to Think Moose whenever they are driving at night.

This is also why the department has established criteria to identify priorities for wildlife fencing. We are closely monitoring moose-vehicle collision statistics province-wide and use this information to identify areas where a concentrated number of crashes are occurring over a number of consecutive years.

As I have informed you in the past, my department is in the process of updating our crash statistics through various data sources to develop our future priorities for fencing and other preventative measures. You can be assured that any areas along Route 11 that meet the established criteria will be given full consideration under future wildlife fencing programs.

Sincerely,

Denis Landry

Minister

I am going to email him back and demand a committment for Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton for the Summer of 2009 just like he did with Highway 7 in the South June 2007. If he can promise committments to other people and the're areas then he can do the same for an area that is further treacherous then the other highways in this province.



October 29th, 2008

No Reply Yet......



November 3rd, 2008

I am going to resend my email below that I had previously sent. perhaps it did not go through but im highly doubting that. anyhow here it is below.

Mr. Landry:

Thank you for the response, I had replied sooner but I am not sure that it went through so I am sending it again.

I realize that your Department has to analyze data and statistics and what not to find out where the hotspots are in the Province. I understand this is part of your Departments Job, BUT I do not understand why the area between Belledune and Campbellton NB was left out of your first date in June 2007 and this year in 2008. You have fenced sections of Highway 11 and it is going from Belledune to Bathurst and further to Miramichi. I have said this so many times, I donít know why nobody, especially you would not comment on the fact that the area I have outlined is just as dangerous as anywhere else in the Province.

In June 2007 construction started on Highway 7 from Fredericton to Saint John (Which No Doubt Needed it, I was fighting for every area possible in the Province at this point) You promised a commitment to a certain woman and a group (Which I believe does not exist as I have not found anything on them) that you were going to install fences in June 2007. You did it then and then this past summer 2008 you added more KMís of fencing on this Highway but you have left out the Deadliest section in the Province. Belledune to Campbellton has seen 5 deaths from 1999 to 2008. Highway 7 has seen one in that time! Many collisions yes, but still, not fatalities, STILL IN ALL, I WILL POINT OUT AGAIN I HAVE NEVER PUT DOWN ANYTHING THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT HAS DONE WITH FENCING SINCE COMING TO POWER IN SEPT.2006, The Bottom line is that all areas need protection. The fact that the area of Belledune to Campbellton is ignored is unbelievable. I even argued that it should continue all the way to the Glencoe area. Especially since duffís lake has had at least 3 collisions, one being fatal in the last 4 years.

The BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THE AREAS SHOULD BE FENCED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Stop letting more deaths happen, stop ignoring the truth, stop thinking that we can put it off and itís ok. STOP EVERYTHING AND THINK OF THIS AREA. I KNOW FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS OF COLLISIONS THAT WERE FATAL AND THOSE THAT WERE NOT FATAL. I HAD CLOSE CALLS THIS SUMMER MYSELF AS WELL AS MY MOTHER AND MY BROTHER ON HIGHWAY 11. MANY NIGHTS I WORRIED ABOUT A LOVED ONE TRAVELLING THAT HIGHWAY AND MYSELF SITTING HERE AT MY HOME WORRYING ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THEY WERE GOING TO COLLIDE WITH A MOOSE JUST BECAUSE THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT (WHO THE PEOPLE ELECTED) DID NOT ERECT FENCES IN THAT AREA. Do you know why the area in Belledune has prevented collisions to basically 0% since 2000? THE FENCE THAT WAS INSTALLED! I know some of the members that were involved with getting that fence there. In fact, I touched it myself to test it and it shocked the hell out of me. I was glad that this was being undertaken no matter what Government was in power. PC, LIBERAL, NDP, IT DONíT MATTER. IT HAS SAVED LIVES IN THE PAST 8 YEARS but you canít let that area fool you into thinking collisions do not happen in this area. There are still lots of wildlife travelling this area and I have pointed out the many areas to you. I have pointed out the many areas that I knew of where people had close calls in these past 8 months or so. I feel that my words are falling on deaf ears and nobody wants to address me properly and tell me that the area I have outlined needs fencing. You know what I was doing on July 29th, 2008? I was placing a flower and a www.fencenbhighways.com place marker near the memorial on the highways for Mrs. Pitre the lady who died as a result of a collision on Highway 11 this summer. I placed that flower there and showed my respects to this poor woman who would still be alive if these areas weíre fenced. Every time I hear of a collision whether itís deadly or not, I still feel sadness and anger and itís like someone hurting my family members. I know if one of my family members were to die as a result of the Governments not fencing these areas, (WHEN YOU KNOW ITS DEADLY) I will hold the Government of New Brunswick responsible for it and more specifically the Ministers who could have prevented it, TRANSPORTATION, PUBLIC SAFETY & NATURAL RESOURCES. Right now I am demanding a commitment from Shawn Graham and his Liberal Government to start the cutting of the brush and installing of the poles to erect fences in the areas between Belledune and Campbellton and beyond. You have made Promised commitments to a certain woman before and I need not say her name, you know who I am talking about and I refuse to glorify her name when all she cared about was her area.

So as I write this now on November 3rd, 2008 I am DEMANDING A GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT FOR THE SPRING,SUMMER,FALL OF 2009. WE HAVE THE RIGHT AS TAX PAYING CITIZENS, THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC OF THIS PROVINCE, THE RESIDENTS OF THESE AREAS TO HAVE THE PEACE OF MIND KNOWING THAT OUR GOVERNMENT CARES ABOUT OUR SAFETY, THAT SHAWN GRAHAM DOESNíT JUST LEAVE EVERY CHOICE UP TO THE MINISTER OF THE DEPARTMENTS. YOU LEFT US OUT IN 2007 and 2008. In 2009, WE WILL NOT BE LEFT OUT. I WILL ORGANIZE A RALLY AND PROTEST AS WE AS CANADIANS HAVE A RIGHT TO PROTEST AND WE WILL TAKE IT RIGHT TO THE FRONT DOORS OF THE LEGISLATURE TO SHOW HOW SERIOUS WE ARE. THE PUBLIC OUT CRY OVER THE RECENT EDUCATION MINISTERS DECISION TO CUT EARLY IMMERSION LAST SUMMER WAS A LOT. BUT I CAN GUARANTEE THAT I AND MANY OF MY LOCAL CITIZENS AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL NOT HESITATE TO DEMONSTRATE STRONGER THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO FEEL SAFE ON OUR HIGHWAYS. WE WILL DEMONSTRATE OUR RIGHT TO VOICE OUR OPINION. WE ELECT OFFICIALS WHO WE THINK WILL CARE ABOUT OUR SAFETY. YOU KNOW, HAVE WE DONE THE RIGHT THING?? OR WILL WE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE IN 2010 (OR SOONER) IF PEOPLE CHANGE THERE MINDS ABOUT WHO THEY WILL ELECT. I HOPE THAT YOU READ THIS EMAIL AND THINK ABOUT THE HUMAN ELEMENT TO THIS AND ANSWER ME BACK WITH A STATEMENT THAT COMES FROM THE SOUL, NOT FROM THE POLITICAL MACHINE THAT SEEMS TO INVADE EVERYTHING. IF WE ARE LEFT OUT IN 2009 THEN I WILL HAVE 0% FAITH IN THIS GOVERNMENT AND SO WILL MANY OTHER PEOPLE.

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



November 8th, 2008.

Well the week has ended and still there was no reply from the Department of Natural Resources or its Minister Denis Landry.



November 13th, 2008.

So Donald Arseneault is no longer the Minister of Natural Resources and is now the Minister of post secondary education? either way, none of them make sense in anyway, did it take over 2 years for him and his boss to realize "HEY! i'm not really good here, can i be moved, please???" how can someone be post secondary education minister when they barely have post secondary education themselves? I had to address this issue. I don't care who's in what position, all i want done is the fences in the areas im outlining, Donald Arseneault made a promise and I'm not going to let him forget it. not aslong as i'm alive.


November 14th, 2008.

Still no reply from the Department of Transportation. I don't understand why they can't sit down and write a letter? I know lots of people who have BUSIER jobs and they still write letters. now it's just getting silly. how hard is it to reply to my letter? i'm growing frustrated with the liberals promises that they promised before winning in sept. 2006 they have not fulfilled all of there promises and moose fencing is still one of them and one that im not going to allow them to forget. again, im happy with what they done so far, but they have to do the areas of the Province that are VERY FATAL and that's Belledune to Campbellton, past duffs lake aswell where collisions and fatalities have occured MANY times in the past few years.





November 20th, 2008.

Front page news of the Local newspaper for Restigouche county has Donald Arseneaults picture with the article titled "Arseneault Gets New Job" Really, did this deserve a front page headline? if your gonna advertise him getting a new Job then surely you can do it for someone who was just hired at some local grocery store or convenience store too? or are they not good enough? everyone else is just common folk and not "politicians" right? you have hundreds of unemployed people in Dalhousie and they are struggling, do you think they honestly want to read about his change of "Job"? he'll still be sitting in a room arguing with people all day long and probably be making paper airplanes. I know alot of people who were furiated by this article. I didn't read the article as i'm never going to read that newspaper again, but I seen the headline at a countertop at a local store and I thought to myself "WOW, lack of news in the area that this has to be front page news" It's hard to tell where one starts and the other ends. every week surely theres some type of article about Donald Arseneault in it. blah blah blah..... I dont see this as a big deal EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT. What a Joke. Like I stated before I have 0 Respect for him for saying what he said about me in the paper that he asked to meet with me several times and I said no. That's a lie and he knows it.



November 21st, 2008.

Today I resent my Letter of November 3rd to Denis Landry (DOT) and Shawn Graham since I have not heard back from either of them. I also added the following statements below.

Hello Mr. Landry:

You have not replied to my email that I sent November 3rd, Demanding a Promised Committment from Shawn Grahams Liberal Government For Highway 11 Belledune To Campbellton and even Further Past Campbellton by Duff's Lake. You made A Committment Promise To Cathy Mccollum in 2006 that Fences were going to go up in her area in 2007 and you also added more in 2008. Highway 11 the areas I have outlined as I stated before are deadly, yes, I know your Government looked at Highway 11 But you looked from Belledune and then going south east. do you not realize the 5 fatalities that happened on highway 11 happened in the area I am demanding a Committment for?? is that not enough for your Department to say "OK, THIS AREA IS BAD, WE NEED TO ACT NOW" I do not understand why you have not done anything in these areas as of yet and I am quite frankly Disappointed with the Liberal Government for not considering this area and Ignoring it. Like I stated before Donald Arseneault promised fencing from Belledune to Campbellton. It was a committment his Government and Shawn Graham would see honoured and that has not happened so therefore Donald Arseneault has lost all my respect.

Below is my email I Sent 18 days ago to you. I will resend it again. I am no longer wasting my time with Donald Arseneault, He made statements in the Local newspaper that I turned down offers to meet with him several times to discuss this issue, those are plain LIES. he never once said that to me. I wrote back to the newspaper and they would not print my letter because they just love our MLA. so to the Public he made me look like a fool which I won't let him forget. He never once said "Hello Arron, Let's meet and talk about this issue" NEVER.



November 27th, 2008

Well I never received a reply from Denis Landry yet its been 6 days. I probably will not either. I guess i'll just have to keep the emails flowing and get on to the new Minister of Natural Resources aswell Mr. Wally Stiles.



November 27th, 2008

I have emailed the New Natural Resources Minister Wally Stiles to Basically inform him of what I have been doing and what I am expecting from the Government of New Brunswick. Below is the email I sent.

Hello:

the Previous Minister Donald Arseneault promised fencing from Belledune to Campbellton in Nov. 2006. that was 2 years ago and that has not happen. I have his email where he states that its a Committment the Government is going to see through within the first 2 year mandate. I have been after Denis Landry to honor this Committment since the beginning of this year. I have also been after Donald Arseneault since he is the MLA for Dalhousie Restigouche-East but I have given up on him, he made false statments in the Campbellton Tribune about me regarding this issue and therefore I will not consult with a Liar and that's exactly what he is. If your not familiar with me, I have been an advocate for Moose fencing for Just about 5 years now in this Province. I have petitioned this Government and the Lord Government since 2003 about getting fences installed in crucial parts of the Province. Unlike other people, I have not just focused on one area, but since Donald Arseneault promised fencing in Nov.06 for fencing from belledune to miramichi and belledune to campbellton and has now gone back on that promise I am still fighting for the area of Highway 11 which is one of the deadliest in the Province. from Belledune to Campbellton there have been 5 fatalities from Moose/Vehicle Collisions in a span of 9 years. Highway 7 in the South has had 1 death in that time, yet, that area received the majority of fencing since construction started in 2007 the Government has fenced from Belledune off and on to Miramichi but I have said time and time again that you need to go North to west, not just North to east. Highway 11 is Dangerous. A woman was killed this past summer on Highway 11 just outside of Campbellton, The day I learned of her death a letter I wrote to the editor calling on Donald Arseneault to acknowledge his statement and follow his committment was published the same day, It was a sad Irony to say the least. I told the GNB DOT DPS DNR that there was going to be a fatality this summer on Highway 11 and sadly I was correct. This has to stop. Now that you are the new Natural Resources Minister I hope we can look forward to coming to a solution for this section for 2009. I have written Denis Landry twice in the past month demanding a committment for this area for the Summer of 2009 and so far I have not had a reply. if you visit my website www.fencenbhighways.comand visit the News section you will see the trouble I have had with the Liberal Government to acknowledge the data and the statistics I have given them. I have done my homework on this issue and I feel I'm in a position where I can be of some good to my fellow New Brunswickers on this issue because it is serious, People are dying from these collisions i've dedicated 5 years of my life to this issue and I need results. to end this letter, I have never once put down the Liberal Government for any of the fencing they have put up. I have always Praised what they had done, but they need to fence very Dangerous areas and Highway 11 Belledune To Campbellton is one of them.

I look forward to hearing back from you,

Best,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





December 2nd, 2008

Well I have not received a reply from the New Natural Resources Minister Wally Stiles. Is he going to ignore me like Donald Arseneault did?? I'm not about to go away.





December 4th, 2008

Well I got a response back from the Minister of Transportation Denis Landry. Below is his email he sent to me Premier Shawn Graham, Donald Arseneault, and John Foran.

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

This is in response to your most recent correspondence requesting wildlife fencing along Highway 11 between Campbellton and Belledune.

As indicated to you in my previous responses, your request will be given full consideration along with other fencing requests at various locations around the province as we develop our future wildlife management programs.

Thank you for your input on this matter. I can assure you that I share your same interest in the safety of the motoring public.

Sincerely,

Denis Landry

Minister





December 9th, 2008

Below is the reply I sent back to him today. if he does share the same interest in the motoring public as I do, then why not do something about the area i'm pointing out to you?

Hello:

I understand what you are saying, but why is it that when someone else came out of the blue and asked for sections of the highway near there location to be fenced your Government promised it and done it? What boggles my mind the most is that I was promised fencing between Belledune and Campbellton within the first 2 years of your governments Mandate. why do you not acknowledge Donald Arseneault's email that say these words? It has been over 2 years since he made that Promise and Belledune to Campbellton has had no fencing and as a result A woman Died July 1st on Highway 11 Near Duff's Lake. This fatality could have been avoided if your Government would look at the Statistics for Highway 11 in the North and see that it is in fact dangerous, that it is deadly, I really don't know what else to say to you to indicate the dangers of that area.

regardless, the matter is that since March 2008 you are saying that area will be Looked into in the future when Wildlife management programs are being developed. BUT WHY DID DONALD ARSENEAULT PROMISE THE PEOPLE OF HIS AREA COMPLETED FENCING FROM BELLEDUNE TO CAMPBELLTON AND EVEN BELLEDUNE TO MIRAMICHI ON BOTH SIDES? THAT IT WAS A COMMITMENT YOUR GOVERNMENT WAS GOING TO HONOR WITHIN THE FIRST 2 YEARS!

I've been saying this all year now, why would he say that and it not happen? he obviously didn't know what he was talking about when he said that because Belledune to Campbellton has received no such fencing. How is it that an MLA, THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES AT THE TIME CAN MAKE SUCH A PROMISE AND NOW HAVE IT PUSHED UNDER THE CARPET WITH EVERYTHING ELSE! ONLY TO BE CONSIDERED IN THE "FUTURE" WHEN IT CLEARLY WAS ADDRESSED THEN?

BEFORE SEPT.2006 DONALD WAS PETITIONING THE LORD GOVERNMENT CALLING ON MOOSE FENCING, HE EVEN COMPLAINED ABOUT SIGNS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WAS PUTTING UP ON THE ROADS SAYING IT WAS COSTING/WASTING TAX PAYERS MONEY. HE WAS QUICK TO MAKE ALL THESE STATEMENT'S BEFORE HIS PARTY CAME TO POWER, AFTER SEPT.2006 APPARENTLY THOSE ISSUES DIDN'T MATTER TO HIM ANYMORE, BUT THEY MATTER TO ME AND THEY MATTER TO THE PEOPLE I REPRESENT. ITS BEEN OVER 2 YEARS SINCE HE MADE THAT PROMISE, THAT FENCING WOULD BE PUT UP WITHIN THE FIRST 2 YEARS. THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED. SO SHOULD HE NOT BE REPRIMANDED FOR MAKING THAT STATEMENT? OR DOES HE GET MOVED TO A DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT BECAUSE HE'S SO GOOD AT HIS JOB?(.....Sure...)

AGAIN, WHY PROMISE AND THEN NOT FULFILL IT? DONALD ARSENAULT WHO I WILL NO LONGER CORRESPOND WITH BECAUSE HE MADE INACCURATE CLAIMS ABOUT ME IN THE CAMPBELLTON TRIBUNE SAYING THAT HE OFFERED FOR ME TO SIT DOWN WITH HIM AND TALK ABOUT THIS ISSUE (WHICH HE NEVER DID!) I'M TIRED OF HAVING TO GO BACK TO HIS PROMISE, WHY CAN'T IT BE ADDRESSED BY THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT? WHY WILL YOU NOT TALK OR RESPOND TO HIS PROMISE? WHY WAS HE ALLOWED TO MAKE SUCH A STATEMENT AND HAVE IT GO UNFINISHED? IT CERTAINLY HAS NOT GONE UNNOTICED, I HAVE MADE SURE OF THAT.

I HAVE NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR WHAT THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT HAS DONE IN THIS PROVINCE SO FAR, I AM HAPPY AND HAVE ALWAYS SAID GOOD THINGS ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN DONE, BUT THIS ISSUE NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED, AND LIKE I ASKED IN THE PREVIOUS EMAIL, WE DEMAND THAT THIS AREA BE FENCED IN 2009 SINCE IT WAS LEFT OUT IN 2007 AND 2008. I WILL NOT STOP MY LETTERS UNTIL SOMETHING IS DONE FOR THAT AREA. I HAVE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE BEHIND ME ON THIS AND WE WILL DEMONSTRATE OUR RIGHT TO VOICE OUR OPINION IF WE HAVE TO. I SET GOALS FOR MYSELF TO TRY AND DO WHAT I CAN AS A NORMAL CITIZEN 5 YEARS AGO AND I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL I FEEL THAT THE GOVERNMENT, WHETHER IT BE RED BLUE PINK OR BROWN HAS FULFILLED THESE GOALS AND AND WANTS TOPROTECT THE PEOPLE THAT ELECT YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE. WE CHOOSE YOU PEOPLE TO REPRESENT US, SO HOW ABOUT YOU START DOING THAT FOR THE PEOPLE? ESPECIALLY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THIS AREA I AM FIGHTING FOR! THIS ARE MUST BE FENCED, THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT. I TOLD YOU SOMEONE WAS GOING TO BE KILLED ON HIGHWAY 11 IN THE NORTH LAST SPRING AND SURE ENOUGH, IT HAPPENED, ARE YOU WAITING FOR ANOTHER DEATH? I HOPE NOT BECAUSE THAT IS INHUMANE, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES FOR PEOPLE TO DO SOMETHING. I KNOW POLITICIANS GO BACK ON THERE WORDS ALL THE TIME, BUT YOU WOULD THINK IN A LITTLE PROVINCE SUCH AS THIS, THESE DIRECT ISSUES WOULDN'T BE SHOVED ASIDE. SHAWN GRAHAM SAID HIMSELF THAT THAT AREA IN THE NORTH IS DEADLY AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE! THE PREMIER OF THE PROVINCE SAYING THAT, YET YOUR DEPARTMENT IS STILL ONLY GOING TO LOOK AT THE STATISTICS AND SEE FURTHER ON IF SOMETHING WILL BE DONE. I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR GOVERNMENT WORKS.

INCASE YOU FORGET, I WILL AGAIN SHOW YOU DONALD'S EMAIL TO ME. READING THAT EMAIL NOW, ITS LIKE IT WAS ONE BIG JOKE, 2 YEARS ARE UP AND NOTHING TO SHOW FOR BELLEDUNE TO CAMPBELLTON. ALSO, I WILL SHOW YOU A PICTURE THE CAMPBELLTON TRIBUNE PUBLISHED IN THERE JULY 9TH EDITION THAT MAKES A STRONG STATEMENT.

REGARDS,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com

I also resent him Donald Arseneaults email to me from November 2006 and I sent along a picture that was included in the Campbellton Tribune on July 9th. It is up above, but here it is again.






December 14th, 2008.

Happy Birthday to Me 26 years old.....No Replies Yet.



December 23rd, 2008.

Nothing Yet.....Surprised??? NO!



December 25th, 2008.

Merry Christmas to everyone out there. Be Safe! Don't Drink And Drive!!!!



December 31st, 2008.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009! Hopefully this year we see some results with the Liberal Government with Fences from Belledune To Campbellton.



January 7th 2009.

Well I received a reply from a Bethany Gillies who is someone I do not know. She had sent a document file to me that was written from the new Minister of Natural Resources Wally Stiles. Below is what it said.

January 7, 2009

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

I am responding to your email of November 27 regarding wildlife fencing for New Brunswick highways.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible for highway safety issues, including any decision to use fencing to address wildlife-vehicle concerns. The role of the Department of Natural Resources in highway fencing planning proposals is to: 1) provide data on wildlife vehicle mortalities that is collected by our staff during their operational duties, 2) advise the DOT of potential adverse effects of fencing on local wildlife populations, and 3) advise on appropriate mitigation measures where necessary. Ultimately though, it is the DOT that determines whether, where and when any wildlife fencing initiatives are developed for the provincial highway system. I have forwarded your letter to my colleague, Honourable Denis Landry, Minister of the Department of Transportation.

Thank you for your interest in this matter.

Sincerely,

ORIGINAL SIGNED BY MINISTER

WALLY STILES

Minister

cc: Hon. Denis Landry, Minster, DOT

I replied with the following to Wally Stiles aswell as this Bethany woman and Denis Landry.


Hello Mr. Stiles:

I Appreciate the reply, It was almost a month and a half late but better late than never I suppose.

I have asked Mr. Landry (DOT) what the Government plans for Highway 11 between Belledune and Campbellton in 2009. I asked for a commitment and never received any reply from it. I indicated that the People of the North are concerned for there safety, especially that section of the Highway. I also voiced my concern of holding a rally in the Summer of 2009 if nothing is done. Again, I have received no feedback on that. I am sending this Letter to Mr. Landry aswell but I do not know if I will get a reply. I have not received many Replies from Mr. Landry in the Last 6 to 12 months.

Best,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



January 12th 2009.

RIP Boys in Red 1 Year ago today :(



January 21st, 2009

Well I got a response back from Denis Landry and he sends it to Donald Arseneault(Who i will never correspond with again) and he also sent it to John Foran. in his email he says that the area I outlined does not meet the requirements for fencing??????? WHAT??????? is 5 deaths not enough?????? What the hell? What is wrong with these people???? Below is the email.

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

This is in response to your correspondence concerning wildlife fencing along Route 11 between Campbellton and Belledune.

As stated in my previous responses, the department is aware of your concerns for safety along this stretch of highway and I can assure you that we share your same desire for a safe provincial transportation network. When applying our wildlife fencing criteria across the province, the section of highway in question did not meet the requirements for fencing at this time. However, signing and brush cutting have been carried out at various locations in this area.

Please be assured that we continue to monitor wildlife activity and collisions on this section of highway.

Sincerely,

Denis Landry

Here is my reply to the email above.

Hello:

I'm completely puzzled, what is it going to take for you to realize that that section of the highway 11 is dangerous. there was a death last summer! what else is it going to take? what is signs going to do? moose can't read! I am asking you for a committment for highway 11 Belledune To campbellton for 2009. why can't you make that committment to me? The people in the north do not ignore this stuff. Word gets around fast, people want to feel safer. It was promised in Nov.2006 and thats over 2 years ago!! what happened to that promised committment???? just telling me what we want to hear. well the people will have there say as i stated before, we will demonstrate that we deserve protection too. highway 11 where i outlined has had more deaths than any other highway in the province. you fenced alot of Highway 7 between Fredericton and Saint John because Cathy Mccollum asked you to. That Highway had 1 death. HIghway 11 where I outlined has had 5 deaths!!! Highway 7 has had 1!!!!! so how do you see that Highway 11 does not meet the requirements? Im puzzled..... do you even read my letters? my overwhelming evidence supports fencing for highway 11 and it was promised for it by Donald Arseneault and Shawn Graham in November 2006. It has not happened and its not going to happen! that's a broken promise and a broken committment. how can you sleep at night knowing people die when they travel on Highway 11?????? I'm Dumfounded. completely dumfounded.............

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



January 31st, 2009

No reply yet....



February 2nd, 2009

I just read that a man was killed near germantown when his skidoo collided with a moose. how sad :(



February 2nd, 2009

I received a reply from Denis Landry. Below is his email to me.

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

I wish to acknowledge and respond to your latest correspondence dated January 23, 2009 concerning your request for wildlife fencing on Route 11.

Since coming into office in the fall of 2006, the Government of New Brunswick has made major progress installing fencing on numerous routes throughout the province to make them safer.

Your long-standing advocacy and website www.fencenbhighways.com is to be commended. I am pleased to say that during 2009, the Department of Transportation will have surpassed the government’s Charter for Change commitment of installing 300 kilometres of wildlife fencing.

Currently, 27 linear kilometres of wildlife fencing is being erected in the Meductic-Nackawic to Woodstock section of the Trans-Canada Highway. More than 34 kilometres of fencing will be installed later this year in the Madawaska region between St. Basile and the Quisibis River.

I understand your level of interest regarding Route 11. I can assure you my department receives requests on a weekly basis from citizens asking for moose fencing to be installed in communities across the province.

Our government has to be responsible in prioritizing these requests with the information that is provided by policing agencies who provide us with accident statistics.

There are four separate criteria used to determine whether a certain region is deemed a hot-spot and is eligible for wildlife fencing. Our staff collect the data supplied by authorities. From there, our databases and maps are updated to track precisely where vehicle-accident collisions are taking place so we can access which areas are becoming hot-spots.

I have attached the moose/vehicle collision statistics for Route 11 between the Restigouche/Gloucester County Line and Route 17 (Campbellton Area). These statistics are from the RCMP and policing agencies that report accidents to us.

As shown in the attachment there were 44 collision over a 76 km length which equates to a per km collision rate of 0.58. To be considered as a hot-spot, DOT’s criteria require that the rate be at least 1.0 to entertain fencing. We also checked to see if there were any 15 km sections within the above noted limits that would meet the per km collision rate of 1.0 and none were identified at this time.

Be assured the Department of Transportation will continue to assess the situation. We will consider installing wildlife fencing in this region when the collision statistics meet the necessary criteria to warrant wildlife fencing.

Yours truly,

Denis Landry

Minister

this is my reply to Mr. Landry....Like is there something wrong with this man? does he not get it? why don't you actually reply and take action!!!!

Hello:

I would appreciate it Mr. Landry if you would not send any correspondence you send me to also be sent to Donald Arseneault. He's already proven himself to be the definition of deception and i have no further talks with him. he is a typical politician and I don't like Deception.

having said that, you are looking at it statistically which is fine, but basically your ignoring the fact that there are numerous sightings and collisions along the stretch of road im talking about all the time. you now say that during 2009 the DOT Will have surpassed the 300 km's promised of fencing. I sure hope you would since it was promised to be finished in the first 2 years OCT. NOV. 2008!!!!!! and it has not happened and you are leaving out the deadly area I outlined.

I'm not about to stop advocating for this area. your statistics you have sent have proven more to me now more than ever that fences need to be installed from Belledune to Campbellton. and Again, why did Donald Arseneault Promise complete fences? why can't you answer that??? I want an answer to what he told me in nov. 2006. don't act like he didnt say it because i have the email that says just that.

Stop giving me the run around and answer me. is it all just re-election talk? i think it was at the time and still is.

I see the fences the liberal Government has installed and I have not once said anything bad about it. You have installed alot of fencing, but you are leaving out deadly sections, and the area I outlined is deadly and its going to prove itself again this summer. you must not have a conscience to let that pass by and hear of someone else's death as a result of a collision this coming summer.

When it comes down to it, myself and any member of the Government is not going to come to a solution on this, but it will prove itself in the end and something will be done when politicians are looking for votes! there will be more false promises, but the people have seen through this, especially in the Dalhousie-Restigouche East, Campbellton area.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbighways.com



February 7th, 2009

still no reply from Denis Landry or anyone else



February 14th, 2009

again, still no reply



February 22nd, 2009

No Reply.....



March 1st, 2009

Again, No Reply!



March 9th, 2009

I have sent a new email to the Minister of Transportation Denis Landry, The Minister of Natural Resources Wally Stiles and Premier Shawn Graham. Below is the email.

Hello:

I am writing again as I have not heard back from your government since the Beginning of February. We're either of you aware that a man was killed on a snowmobile when colliding with a moose near germantown February 1st? I am still demanding Mr. Landry a Committment for Highway 11 in the north Belledune to Campbellton for this coming summer. it was promised, so honor it.

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





March 19th, 2009

Well I got a reply and this is his cold reply. He obviously will not honor his governments committment. I am not surprised, promises before the election and afterwards ignore it. thats the way politicians work.

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

This will acknowledge receipt of your email dated March 9, 2009.

My response remains as outlined in my email to you dated January 30, 2009.

Yours truly,

Denis Landry

Minister

Below, here is the response I have sent to him aswell as the Premier and Wally Stiles the new Minister of Natural Resources.

Mr. Landry:

So you are going to ignore a commitment that your fellow cabinet minister Donald Arseneault promised in November 2006? He promised complete fencing from Belledune to Miramichi and to Campbellton. That has not happened and it's not going to happen. make promises before the election and after the election don't follow through with them! that's wrong and its a deadly mistake.

why do you not see this? I have the email proof that he promised that! you know he promised that. i've been trying for a year now to get you or Donald to acknowledge it and you both have kept from acknowledging it and that's just wrong. I guess we'll just have to see who gets elected when the next election comes.

the bottom line is you are going back on a promised committment. you didn't even complete 300 km's of fencing like was promised in 2 years. here I am giving you your own statistics and facts.

Politicians.....ugh

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



March 20th, 2009

It's funny how politicians change there views once there party takes power. Here is a newspaper article from August 2006 of Donald Arseneault being a critic to Then Department of Transportation Minister Paul Robichaud saying that putting up signs all over the Province was a waste of money and that it could of went towards moose fencing. 13 km's he points out. He says that money could of went towards fencing and saving lives. This guy puzzles me, before the 2006 Election he was collecting signatures for moose fencing for highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton and after winning the election he promises in November 2006 that fences will be installed in Belledune to Campbellton on one side and to Miramichi on the other side. NOTHING HAS HAPPENED IN THE BELLEDUNE TO CAMPBELLTON AREA YET! typical politician, making all these promises and not following through with them. below is the article. I'll also post another big article about him critizicing the Government from another article around the August 2006 issue. Him and Shawn Graham have outlined what they planned to do once they were elected. We all know 300 km's was promised within the first 2 years of there mandate but that hasn't happened, they've erected 260!! It's almost funny to read it because Donald has contradicted himself with what he said then and what he said later, it only makes him look stupid. it's his statements.





April 2nd, 2009.

if anyone knows of any collisions happening that i don't know about, please email me at ceo@fencenbhighways.com to let me know. thank you!



April 25th, 2009.

Well the spring is here and I thought I would write the Premier and the Minister of Transportation Denis Landry and the Minister of Natural Resources Wally Stiles. Below is what I said.

Hello:

I'm writing to see what your Government is doing for Highway 11 this year between Belledune and Campbellton. You forget that Donald Arseneault lied to me by saying the highway was going to be fenced in November 2006.

so what does the Government plan on doing this summer? will you actually finish the 300 km's you promised but did not fulfill? that definitily requires some clarity.

regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



May 11th, 2009.

Of course nobody replied to my email. they all have better things to do then protect the people of New Brunswick. What's wrong with you politicians? you promise this and that and when you get in control you do not fulfill your full promises!!!!



May 13th, 2009.

I wrote the Minister of Transportation Denis Landry and the Minister of Natural Resources Wally Stiles again along with the Premier Shawn Graham Again today saying the same thing i said above on April 25th. I added another line though.

"can we not come to a compromise of some sort? this is people's lives!"



May 19th, 2009.

I seen on cbc news last night that many people are sighting deer on the roads in New Brunswick and there were 100 collisions with cars and deer last year (2008) the Government needs to put up more fencing now. I am sending Donald Arseneaults promised committment to the new Minister of Natural Resources Wally Stiles, the Premier Shawn Graham, and the Minister of Transportation Denis Landry. here it is again below with my introduction to the letter


Why hasn't this promise been fulfilled? I have not even received a reply from the new Minister of Natural Resources. do you not know how bad it looks when you don't reply to public inquiries?

why was this promised to me and not fulfilled? its that time of the year again and theres going to be more deaths, and more collisions. why are you ignoring Belledune to Campbellton? Duffs lake is Notorious for collisions and your not going to put fences there? a woman died July 1st 2008 near duffs lake!!!! if i do receive a reply (which I probably won't) do not send it to Donald Arseneault. he has been nothing but deceptive to myself and the people of this Province and I do not want to have any contact with him whatsoever. he made false statments about me in the local newspaper and that is unforgivable to me. especially regarding this issue.

From: "Arseneault, Donald (DNR/MRN)" Donald.Arseneault@gnb.ca

Date: Fri, Nov 03, 2006 1:45 pm

To: ceo@fencenbhighways.com

Cc: "Landry, Denis Hon. (DOT/MDT)" Denis.Landry2@gnb.ca

Subject:RE:Moose Fencing

Good Evening Arron,

I want to thank you for forwarding your concerns and your experience regarding moose fencing in the province of New Brunswick and more specifically northern New Brunswick.

You are absolutely right that there is a high moose activity on our highways between Campbellton and Miramichi. That is why that I have been a strong advocate for moose fencing for our region. My efforts and those of my colleagues and people such as yourself, has convinced Premier Shawn Graham and our new provincial government to commit in fencing 300 km of highways within our first two years of our mandate. This is a commitment that we will honor and I look forward in seeing the Belledune fence be extended on both side to reach both Campbellton and Miramichi.

I hear your concerns and I want to reassure you that I, and my colleagues, are committed in making this initiative a reality.

Thank you,

Donald Arseneault

MLA Dalhousie-Restigouche East



May 25, 2009.

well no reply yet. of course, i'm not surprised. the government likes to hide behind there desks as Donald arseneault put it before "counting there pennies" he like the other mlas and ministers were quick to talk and put down the PC government before Sept. 2006 but now they get in power and you get no responses from any of them. well its that time of year again and i've already seen moose on the highways im still after them to fence. I'm not about to give up. NEVER. i'd have to be dead before im done with this issue. I'm going to email Denis Landry the Minister of Transportation, aswell as the Premier and the Minister of Natural Resources Wally Stiles the pictures of Donald Arseneaults comments in the March 20th section above. they are articles from the Campbellton tribune I scanned of Donald Arseneault circulating a petition for moose fencing in the Belledune to Campbellton area and complaining about the Government putting up signs instead of fences. You Donald Arseneault, have done nothing to further the cause of Moose fencing. if you think you have done something then you need a reality check. politics has gone to your head. you have done nothing for your people of Dalhousie Restigouche East. the next election will prove what the people think. it makes me sick that you represent the area I reside in below is the email i sent to the above ministers.


I have to say that im disgusted at the lack of consideration your government is showing for the people in Dalhousie Restigouche east. I'm attaching two pictures of Donald Arseneaults words condemning the PC Government for doing other things other than putting up moose fencing this was August 2006, it was published in the Campbellton Tribune. YOUR GOVERNMENT IS NOT GOING TO TOUCH BELLEDUNE TO CAMPBELLTON. THIS IS WRONG. why was it when cathy mccollum spoke up you were all too happy to fence the area she was in. the area I have outlined has had more deaths than the area she is in yet you fenced her area. you are leaving out THE DEADLIEST SECTION IN THE PROVINCE. I seen a moose in the road the other day that I had to stop my car from hitting. this is getting ridiculous your government needs to see this issue through. what more can i say to you? its right there in your face. we need protection too! it was promised by Donald Arseneault in 2006 but you all refuse to acknowledge it. when someone dies, it will be you who will have blood on your hands, Not I. and like last summer on July 1st when a woman lost her life near duffs lake on Highway 11, its going to happen again this summer. if not even a death can wake your Government up, then i don't know what will.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



May 29, 2009.

Yesterday May 28th, I was driving on my motorcycle to Bathurst and behind the newly installed fences in the area from laplante to bathurst there was a HUGE ADULT MALE MOOSE behind the installed fences. I stopped to have a look at it and then it promptly retreated back to the woods. as i've said before the fences work and ive always praised the fences that the liberal government put up. now to go back on topic, I never received an email yet from the ministers. perhaps i'll tell them about this large moose I seen and tell them that yes there fencing has been effective but more need to be added. I Also seen another moose near the Lower Charlo exit and I stopped and beeped my horn at it several times to make it go back into the woods. That moose could of been on the road and it could of killed me or someone else. below is the email I sent to the Premier Shawn Graham, The Minister of Transportation Denis Landry, and the Minister of Natural Resources Wally Stiles (Wally Stiles has yet to reply to me)


Hello:

I've stated before that I am happy with the fences your Government has put up you've done more than the conservative government had done and I never once looked down on any fencing you put up. i've sang nothing but praises for the new fences installed by your government, but more needs to be done.

yesterday May 28th, I was near Laplante travelling to Bathurst on my Motorcycle and always watching out for moose and deer and other animals. what did I see? A HUGE ADULT MOOSE behind the newly erected fencing. if that fencing wasn't there that animal would of been in the middle of the road waiting to kill someone. I stopped and just stared at it and then it retreated back into the woods. so there is much proof the fences you installed are working. I feel like I played a part in having your Government erect fences as i've devoted much time to this cause but also yesterday I seen a moose near the Lower Charlo turn off. I stopped and I beeped my horn several times for it to go back into the woods, about a minute later it retreated back into the woods. there was no way I was leaving there until that moose went back into the woods as I know that it could of ended up on the highway just waiting to be killed by a passing car. its both the animal and the human lives we must save here. the area between Belledune and Campbellton needs to be fenced. this moose could of been in the middle of the road and I myself could of hit it. I could be dead right now and not able to write this email. where is your heart? have you no heart for your fellow New Brunswickers who travel these dangerous sections of the highways? you've already put up alot of fences, you need to have more. I don't want to have to attend another funeral of a victim of moose/vehicle collisions. and thats a very real possibility this summer.

Best,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



May 30th, 2009.

On this day 3 years ago my Mother narrowly escaped hitting a large moose near Benjamin River on Highway 11. If she would of collided with the animal I would have held the then PC government responsible and then Minister of Transportation Paul Robichaud. Perhaps I'll drop the Premier, Denis Landry and Wally Stiles an email reminding them of the close call and see what they say. I know I will not hear back from them. there way too busy sitting down in the legislature arguing with each other back and forth and getting far too much of a pay to do so. below is what I said to them today.

MY MOTHER WAS NEARLY KILLED ON THIS DAY 3 YEARS AGO ON HIGHWAY 11 NEAR BENJAMIN RIVER. She had to swerve to avoid hitting a large moose. she just made it she said, this was on the highway near Benjamin River. she came that close to loosing her life. If that would of happened I would of held the then PC government responsible aswell as the then Minister of Transportation Paul Robichaud.

Highway 11 is deadly From Belledune to Campbellton. We need fences now! there is too many close calls and there have been too many deaths.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





June 2, 2009

Today, I have made up flyers to be distributed for billboards around the Dalhousie-Restigouche East area, it is calling on Donald Arseneault to honor his promised committment. Here is the document file. feel free to print it out and post it somewhere where the public will see it. I will personally see that these get around to as many places as possible. We can no longer be deceived by the people we elect.

Click here to download the Document





June 5, 2009

Today I have emailed Denis Landry the Minister of Transportation only and demanded that he respond to my inquiries. below is what I wrote.

Why do you refuse to answer any of my inquiries???? When you write your elected officials you expect a reply. Former Prime Minister Paul Martin responded to me personally so can you.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





June 11th, 2009

Still no replies to my emails! I Resent my Email to Denis Landry the one of June 5th and the one of May 25th to the Premier and the MLA'S, only this time I sent it to the Minister of Public Safety John Foran aswell. we'll see if i get a reply from any of them. I doubt it.





June 12th, 2009

the MP for Miramichi Tilly O'Neill Gordon hit a Moose on Highway 8 near the Bonne Route Restaurant Yesterday. Luckily she survived the Collision. A man was killed near that area on June 30th 2008.






June 13th, 2009

No replies yet.... and im not surprised. I heard that someone is circulating a petition calling for moose fencing for the Duffs Lake area. I haven't seen it but i've heard of it. Don't forget to sign mine aswell. more names the better, if the person who created this petition reads this, get in contact with me, ceo@fencenbhighways.com we'll go after the Government together.





June 20th, 2009

No replies..... I'm not surprised. it takes a death for them to open there eyes and see the dangers around them. we all know if it happened to someone close to them, then they sure would respond.



June 22nd, 2009.

I wrote another letter to Shawn Graham, Denis Landry and John Foran. they have erected moose warning signs between Dalhousie and Campbellton but that is not enough. below is what I have said.

Denis Landry:

You have erected moose warning signs in the area between Dalhousie and Campbellton, That is not enough!! you need to fence that AREA!! Somebody's going to get killed again in that area this summer. It happened last summer! It can happen again this summer! What is it going to take? if it were your loved ones dying surely you would do something. and thats a FACT!!!! you need to go over your "hot spot" policies because they are not updated nor are they useful. you downgraded Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton as a medium risk area, yet before it was a HIGH RISK AREA!

do you think theres no wildlife in this area? seriously, come on now! wake up before someone else dies.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





June 24th 2009

SUCCESS! I received a reply from Denis Landry! Finally! I have not heard from him in over a year. He still never came out and said "we're putting fences up" it was promised before and now its not. I do not understand the Government. Below is his email to me.


Dear Mr. Pelletier,

As part of our wildlife management program, the Department of Transportation is closely monitoring the number of collisions along the stretch of Route 11 approaching Route 17. I am pleased to update you on our activities.

Department of Transportation staff visited this region last week talking with the Department of Natural Resources officials. The purpose of the meeting was to share data concerning accident statistics that has been compiled.

They also discussed the migratory patterns of wildlife to get a better sense of where moose are moving from. This is the annual time of year when moose are rather transient. This summer, my department will undertake site assessments and field studies to examine the feasibility of installing fencing along this stretch from an engineering and environmental perspective. We also must consider the terrain and watercourse nearby. We will continue to assess whether wildlife fencing is required in this area.

As I committed last month, my department has installed enhanced signage with flashing lights in the Campbellton-Glencoe area. This is one of the tools we have to help prevent accidents. This enhanced signage will help remind motorists to slow down and be alert while driving at night and be aware that there may be wildlife nearby.

Sincerely,

Denis Landry

Minister



So there you have it, his response. but my answer is a simple solution. we need fences and we need them now!!! someone else is going to get killed on Highway 11 between Belledune and Campbellton up to the Glencoe area. there's definitly been collisions, just no fatalities this year yet (Thank god). I am willing to work with the DOT on anything they need. we need fences on these highways. he carbon copied his response to Donald Arseneault. I told him before I want no correspondence with this man whatsoever. hes shown nothing but deception to me and i've no taste for it. this is my reply to Denis Landry's email.

Mr Landry:

I've asked before that I do not want responses sent to Donald Arseneault. That man has not honoured his committment that your government promised in an email dated November 3rd, 2006 to me from him. he stated the fences in Belledune were going to be installed to reach Campbellton on one side and Miramichi on the other side. so please do not send anymore emails to him. I have not corresponded with him in more than a year now nor do i want to.

I have read what you saw and I appreciate the fact that you are taking the time to think about the people in the north, but yet one questions lingers, how much more data do you need to realize this is a deadly highway? 5 deaths in 10 years compared to highway 7's 1 death.... I do not understand it! you put up fences on Highway 7 not its time to honour your promise and erect fences on Highway 11 Between Belledune and Campbellton including Duff's Lake where a woman died July 1st, 2008. there may be fatalities this summer. you can prevent that from happening, by fencing in the Dangerous sections of this Highway.

I know I won't stop writing until the fences have been erected and the people of the north can drive and not worry about loosing there lives.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



August 10th, 2009.

It has been a quick summer, the days have flown by very quick, luckily I have not heard of many collisions in the Province and have not heard of any deaths. thank god above. I wrote to Denis Landry again today to inquire about fencing between Belledune and Campbellton. below is the email.

Mr Landry:

I am writing you again to ask about fencing between Campbellton and Belledune. It was promised, so where is it? why does your Government make promises you cannot keep?

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



August 15th, 2009.

still no replies yet....



August 22nd, 2009.

Again, no replies..



August 28th, 2009.

again no replies, these ministers must be SO busy they cant answer a 1 minute email.



September 9th, 2009.

Well I resent my email of August 10th again to Denis Landry Minister of Transportation. Let's see how long it takes to get a reply. its funny how the MP for Miramichi Tilly O'Neill Gordon did not reply to me when i asked her about her collision with a Moose back in June. It seems nobody in elected office knows how to reply to letters.



September 24,2009

below is another email I sent today to Denis Landry Minister of Transportation. it's currently moose season so I hope people get what they want. less moose on our highways.

Mr Landry:

Why are you not responding to my email inquiries? i have emailed you several times over the last few months asking what is your plan for Belledune to Campbellton. fences were promised, so where are they? and when can we expect construction date? i wish you lived in this area to see how active wildlife is here.

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



September 31st, 2009

Still no reply.



October 10th, 2009

Again no reply. these ministers must be SO BUSY!



October 19th, 2009

Finally A reply from Denis Landry Minister of Transportation. Below is his email to me. of course he sends a copy of it to Donald Arseneault A no good liar. I have told Mr. Landry several times that I want no correspondence with Donald Arseneault. I do not consult with liars.

Dear Mr. Pelletier,

I wish to reply to your e-mails concerning a request for the installation of wildlife fencing in Northern New Brunswick. Please allow me to update you on this file.

This summer, staff with the Department of Transportation had discussions with the Department of Natural Resources concerning the migration patterns of moose in the Campbellton region. They also discussed the number of collisions between motorists and wildlife reported by policing agencies along with carcasses found.

My department is also undertaking field studies to examine the feasibility of installing wildlife fencing in the region. There are a number of engineering considerations that must be taken into account in determining whether fencing can be erected along a stretch of road. Factors we are looking at include, access control, off-set distance of the fencing from the highway, and the proximity of standing water to the highway.

As you may be aware, my department installed large billboards, or enhanced signage, with flashing lights in the region earlier this year. This, along with our continued communications efforts, help remind and encourage motorists to slow down and be alert to the presence of wildlife along our highways, particularly at night.

When my department completes its assessment, I will be in a position to comment further.

Sincerely,

Denis Landry

Minister

cc Hon. Donald Arseneault, Minister Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour



November 1st, 2009

After reading the above letter and thinking about it I have stated the following. I have been busy lately and not had much time to dedicate to this issue and I apologize to all the followers of this issue and this site. below is my response

SO why promise fencing in nov.2006 and not follow through on it? was Donald Arseneault lying to me? I guess he was when he said there was going to be fences installed. him nor you will acknowledge that promise. out of all the letters exchanged since then nobody has commented on that promise. why??????????





November 12th, 2009

well I have not heard back from Denis Landry yet. Who knows when I will too. these politicians like to take there time. you can bet if it was them or someone they know who hit an animal on the highway, they would be springing into action



December 11th, 2009.

I have been busy moving into a new house that i havent taken much time to work on the site. but ill be back at it full throttle in the next little while.



January 2nd, 2010

Happy New Year! 2010. Best wishes from me to you! im gonna say right now the big topic in the province of NB besides this being an election year is the sale of NB Power to Hydro Quebec. I personally feel that this is a bad decision if Shawn Graham goes through with it. Many New Brunswicker's are very angry about this decision.



January 17th, 2010

I have sent an email to Denis Landry asking him what is planned for fencing in 2010. below is my inquiry.

Mr Landry:

Has your department further assessed the wildlife fencing issue as indicated below? What is planned for 2010

Also, please do not send correspondence to Donald Arseneault. I will not have correspondence with someone who is very deceptive.

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com 



January 31st, 2010

I have created a petition calling for the resignation of Donald Arseneault MLA for Dalhousie-Restigouche East. Click here to view it. 



February 14th, 2010

I have decided to further join many thousands of New Brunswickers in the fight to stop the sale of NB Power to Hydro Quebec. I attended the rally in Dalhousie February 13th, 2010. I have uploaded video of the event to youtube. my username is Cliffdimerandy I was able to capture all of Opposition Leader David Alward's speech. I thought it was an excellent speech. here is part 1 of it.

Click to watch part 1 of 2



February 15th,2010

I had wrote to Donald Arseneault the MLA for Dalhousie-Restigouche East and demanded answers about the NB Power deal. here is my letter to him followed by his weak and pathetic reply.

stand up for dalhousie. oppose this deal. if you had any moral sense you would stand up for the people who put you where you are today! stop hiding behind pinocchio. of the 5 mlas that initially couldnt support the deal you were not one of them and that does not surprise me. your too scared to say something, scared you'll lose your posting or your status. well i got news for you. i have a petition circulating right now to have you removed from cabinet and have your mla status revoked. i just started it and ive got 17 signatures already, many more will be added and i intend to deliver my petition. we can't have a coward for a leader representing Dalhousie-restigouche east.

Best,

A R R O N P E L L E T I E R

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com


His pathetic and weak reply was; (he even spelled moose wrong):


Very intelligent words! For a man who wants moose fencing in NB, you want me to cross the floor to the conservative party, the party who is against moose fencing! It's the Liberal Government under Shawn Graham who delivered on mosse fencing!

And as for NB Power, I am proud to say that NB will be the only jurisdiction in North America who will lock-in your power rates for the next 5 years!

Donald Arseneault

--------------------------

Sent using BlackBerry





April 6th, 2010

Denis Landry Min wrote me to give me updates on what the Government has planned for this Spring/Summer. His Government is still leaving out Crucial Points. The election is in 6 months. most of these Liberals won't see Re-election. Below is his letter and after that was my reply.

Dear Mr. Pelletier,

With the Government of New Brunswick's 2010-11 Budget now passed in the Legislative Assembly, I wish to update you concerning the Department of Transportation's wildlife management program activities for 2010.

You will recall that in our Charter for Change, this government committed to investing in highway safety by installing 300 linear kilometers (kms) of wildlife fencing to reduce the amount of collisions between motorists and animals.

I am pleased to inform that four projects will be undertaken during the coming weeks as tenders are awarded and we enter construction season.

This government is finishing a 32.4 km section of wildlife fencing on Route 2 from Saint-Basile to Quisibis River. This project began last fall until frost arrived. When completed later this spring, we will have attained 324 kms of fencing.

My department has advanced three new project areas for another 147 kms of wildlife fencing. These include a 14 km stretch of Route 11 from the Val D'Amour Interchange Area to Route 17 and 29 kms on Route 2 from the Burpee Brook Area to the Saint John River. New Brunswick's Route 1 Gateway project will include 104 kms of wildlife fencing. This highway has sections with 33,000 vehicles per day.

When completed, we will have attained 471 kms of wildlife fencing. Be assured my department will continue to assess vehicle collisions statistics provided by the Department of Natural Resources and law enforcement agencies. These figures will inform our engineers where additional fencing, proactive brush cutting and signage are feasible and required.

Thank you for your ongoing interest in this issue.

Yours truly,

Denis Landry

Minister


Hello:

What about highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton? When are you going to wake up and see that this is a hot spot? I never once disagreed over any fencing in the Province. any fences is good fences, but your leaving out one of the deadliest spots in the Province. what about those people in the north? they need protection aswell.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



May 1st, 2010.

My wife and I were driving along highway 11 in the northern part of the Province near Petit Rocher and as we were driving we noticed there was a moose behind the new fencing. It was a relief that it was not on the road and that the fence was there to stop it from coming onto the road. we stopped to take a picture of it. It didn't stick around for long. it retreated back into the woods. glad to see the fences are working. It's that time of year again. please be careful out there on the Highways.



June 19th, 2010.

I have emailed the minister of transportation asking what he plans to do for Highway 11 in the north Belledune To Campbellton. belows is my email.

Mr Landry:

What has your department planned for Highway 11 in the north? Belledune to Campbellton? I've said over and over that this is one of the worst spots for collisions in the Province. Protect the people!

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



July 12th, 2010.

A man is killed and 2 others are injured in a collision near Welsford New Brunswick on July 11th. the area received fencing in 2007 but where this accident occured there was no fencing. another senseless death. The Government has put fencing on the back burner. it doesnt appear to be a big topic to them anymore and thats just ridiculous. Write your MLAS. demand fencing!



July 18th, 2010.

I have written the Minister of Transportation inquring about fencing on Highway 11 in the Northern part of the Province. Below is my email to him.

Mr Landry:

Another tragic senseless death has occured in the Province recently. I am emailing to ask what work will be done on Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton? work was promised in this area but none has been started. Donald Arseneault Dalhousie-Restigouche East MLA promised in Late 2006 that the Belledune fence was going to be completed to Campbellton on one side and to Miramichi on the other side. I have his email that proves he said this. why has this fencing not been completed? or any attempts to complete it? the wildlife is very active in that area and its just a matter of time until there is another collision and more fatalities.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



July 22nd, 2010.

A Man was killed Monday on The Trans Canada Highway near Perth Andover. WAKE UP POLITICIANS!!!! DO SOMETHING. This is the second fatal collision in the Province within 2 weeks. MORE FENCING NEEDS TO BE ERECTED!!!! I received a reply from the Secretary of the Secretary of the Minister of Transportation Denis Landry. It was an acknowledgment of my Email. Below is there email, and my reply.

Mr. Pelletier,

On behalf of Minister Denis Landry, I would like to acknowledge receipt of your e-mail which has been forwarded to our staff for reply.

Thank you for taking the time to write to the Minister.

Sincerely,

Hilda Ringuette for Rose Hachť

Secrťtaire administrative du ministre des Transports Denis Landry/

Executive Secretary to the Minister of Transportation Denis Landry

Tťl./Phone 506-457-7345

Tťlťc./Fax 506-453-7987

Here is my reply.

Ma'am:

I need numbers, I need plans, Details, someone hit a Moose again and was killed Monday in the Province. That's the second fatality in the Province in less than 2 weeks. Please respond quickly with numbers. Results, that's what matters. People are senselessly dying. we need more Fences. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





August 3rd,2010

i wrote to Denis Landry again asking whats going on in ths Province regarding Moose fencing

i need updates not from your secretary or there secretary. i need facts from you. whats being done this summer?????????

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





August 12th, 2010

Mr Landry:

Where are the figures i requested from you several weeks ago about what fencing is being done? i sure dont see much going on!

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





August 18th, 2010.

I received a reply from the Minister Of Transportation. below is his response.

Dear Mr. Pelletier,

This letter is in response to your inquiries related to the province wide Wildlife Management Program activities for 2010.

As you are aware, the Department collects statistics annually to determine hot spots where wildlife are migrating and moving across the highway. Currently, we are assessing all areas of the province as well as planning for new fencing locations along our highway system. These locations are assessed based on set criteria, including accident statistics analyzed over a five year period, environmental assessments and wildlife movement patterns within a region.

The Department has made significant progress with the installation of the wildlife fencing since the beginning of the program. To date 324 linear kilometers of wildlife fencing has been installed and this year another 38 kilometers will be completed. This will include 11.8 ilometers between the Val D’Amour Interchange area and Route 17 area.

Coupled with the fencing installations, the Department has a dedicated brush cutting program along the right of ways to provide additional mitigation where fencing is not feasible. We have identified areas along Route 11 for brush cutting which will provide a clear area or buffer zone between the forested area and the highway.

We are continuing to maintain the existing fencing and install new fencing. These measures along with motorists exercising caution and safe driving habits contribute to the shared responsibility for highway safety.

Thank you for writing.

Sincerely,

Denis Landry

Minister

My response is as follows.

Mr Landry:

What i dont understand was when cathy mccollum was crying for fencing down in her area your government was quick to fence that area and even then you didnt fence it all someone died recently. why are you not doing highway 11 between belledune to campbellton. ill send an email everyday to remind you. this is an election year. i will not let up.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





August 27th, 2010

well its election time again. do what you feels right. the liberals delivered on moose fencing so im glad for that. not as much as they should of but they still took on the issue and put up fences.





August 31st, 2010.

VOTE FOR PC CANDIDATE JOE ELIAS!! Donald Arseneault is useless as MLA for Dalhousie-Restigouche East. he has turned his back on the people of Dalhousie. Joe Elias is the man for the job. he has my proud endorsement and i hope the people of Dalhousie-Restigouche East remember all that donald hasn't done for the town. Donald Arseneault will be voted out of office and I can't wait. YOUR GOING DOWN DONALD JOE'S COMING TO GET YOU.





September 3rd, 2010.

I have emailed the Premier asking him what his plans are regarding Moose fencing in the Province if he is elected to another 4 years as Premier. below is my email. I will also email David Alward and ask him what he will committ to if he is elected Premier. I have also emailed Denis Landry the Minister of Transportation and asked him what his plans are if elected for another 4 years. below are the emails.

Shawn:

What are your plans for Moose Fencing this campaign if you are reelected for another 4 years? will Belledune to Campbellton see any fencing? it was promised by Donald Arseneault in 2006 and it has not yet happened. I appreciate the over 300 KM's your Government has done in the last 4 years. I cannot fault you for that. you stepped up and delivered on fencing in areas(although hot spots such as Belledune to Campbellton has yet to see any fencing) tell me what you plan to do to protect the travelling public in this Province.

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com


Mr Landry:

What do you promise regarding Moose fencing in this Province if elected to another 4 years? Will you finally honor the committment of Belledune to Campbellton that was promised in 2006? you have failed to deliver in alot of areas and that does not work in your favour. I want to know what your Government plans to do if reelected for another 4 years. There is still LOTS of work to be done to protect the travelling public.

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





>September 9th, 2010.

Mr Graham, or Mr Landry:

Again, still waiting a reply from you regarding moose fencing, what is your Government's plan over the next 4 years if reelected to a second term? You fenced over 325 Km's in the 4 years since you were elected. I need to know what the future holds regarding more fencing. this was an issue in the 2006 election and its very much an issue in the 2010 election. I want to know what you will committ to in the next 4 years

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





September 16th, 2010.

I have emailed Shawn Graham and Denis Landry again to get some answers in regards to fencing being an issue in 2010 and what they plan to do if reelected to another 4 years. they have not replied to me yet, neither the Premier or Denis Landry Minister Of Transportation. Below is my email.

Premier and Mr Landry:

What does your Government plan for the next 4 years with regards to Moose Fencing if you are reelected?

Will you honor Donald Arseneaults committment promised to me in November 2006. so the fences in Belledune will reach Miramichi on one side and Campbellton on the other side on Highway 11 in the north.

this is an important issue and I need some answers. This may not be a big issue for your Government anymore but its still a MAJOR ISSUE to myself and the travelling public. We need to know where our Government stands on this issue. It was a Campaign promise in 2006. What is it for 2010? I am still not satisfied, major sections we're left out of Highway 11 in the north and something needs to be done about it!

Regards,

Arron Pelletier CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



September 26th, 2010.

Well, election day is tomorrow. I hope you all will remember what has happpened in this Province over the last 4 years. the Government has fenced over 300 km's of fences, but they left out MAJOR HOT SPOTS. When this election is done we need to get a plan for the next 4 years of what the Government will continue to do to protect the travelling public on these Highways. there is much work that needs to be done! I never heard back from my email inquires to the Premier, the Minister of Transportation or PC leader David alward.

As for myself, I am throwing my support to Joseph Elias the Progressive Conservative candidate for Dalhousie-Restigouche East. He's the man for the job! Best of luck to Joe!



October 4th, 2010.

A young couple were killed near Shediac over the past weekend on Highway 11. they were ages 29 and 26. the young couple left behind a 2 year old son. He survived the crash. I have to say that I am sick to my stomach reading about this. My heart is breaking for the victims families. It's so sad to have 2 innocent lives lost to such a senseless accident. Highway 11 is so deadly. Highway 11 in the north is the area that I have been pushing for for fences in the last 2 years. Now with the change of power in the Government its hard to pinpoint who is in charge of the right departments for fencing. but the fight rages on and the battle is strong. I will continue to fight for fences no matter whos in power. I just had to comment on this sad tragedy and let my feelings be told.



October 9th, 2010.

I received a reply from Denis Landry. Below is his response.

Dear Mr. Pelletier,

I wish to reply to your letter under date of Thursday September 9, 2010 concerning wildlife fencing.

Please accept my regrets for the delay in response. I was engaged in the general election campaign and was not in a position to read or respond to my correspondence.

I wish to acknowledge your continued strong advocacy for wildlife fencing in New Brunswick and shared interest in highway safety for motorists.

As you are aware, the outgoing government committed in 2006 to installing 300 kilometres of wildlife fencing in the province. As Minister, I am proud to have exceeded that amount with 367 kilometres erected along Routes 1,2,7,8 and 11. We have also performed more than 1,200 kilometres of proactive brush clearing to improve visibility and safety for drivers.

With the pending change in government, I encourage you to petition the incoming Minister regarding your input and concerns in the Belledune to Campbellton region. It is my hope that the new administration will continue the wildlife management program that the Department of Transportation has initiated and build on the over $25 million investments that have been made to improve highway safety through this valuable program.

Sincerely,

Denis Landry

Minister





November 13th, 2010.

I have emailed the Premier to ask him what his Government plans on doing in regard to Moose Fencing. Below is my email.

Hello Mr Alward:

Can you tell me what your Government plans on doing regarding Wildlife fencing?

I have been an advocate for fencing the Highways since 2003. The previous Government erected over 300 KM'S of fencing. Now with your Government in control, what do you plan on doing? I am currently fighting for fencing on Highway 11 in the North. Belledune to Campbellton. so my question to you is.

What will your Government committ to in regards to wildlife fencing?

Thank you,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





November 16th, 2010.

I received a reply from someone in the Premieres office. Below is there response. they have forwarded my email to the Minister of Transportation.

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

On behalf of Premier Alward, I would like to acknowledge receipt of your e-mail message.

As this is a matter which falls directly under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Claude Williams will be responding directly to your concerns on the above.

Thank you for taking the time to write to the Premier.

Sincerely,

Linda Landry-Guimond





December 9th, 2010.

I have emailed the Minister of Transportation Danny Williams and the Premier David Alward to see what his Government plans on doing in regards to wildlife fencing. My email to the Premier on November 13th was also sent to Danny williams and I have not heard back from either of them. I have emailed them today asking for answers to my questions. below is my email. I have also sent an email to the Premier today aswell.

Mr Williams:

My name is Arron Pelletier. I am owner of www.fencenbhighways.com I have been an advocate for fencing the highways in New Brunswick since 2003.

Since your Government is in power and you are the current Minister of Transportation, I would like to know what does your Party plans on doing regarding wildlife fencing in the Province? I have worked with the previous Governments about this issue and have also worked with the PC party from 2003-06.

I am currently fighting for fencing along Highway 11 in the area of Belledune to Campbellton. This section of Highway is deadly and has seen fatalities in the previous years as recent as 2006.

I have emailed the premier as recent as November 16th. I was told that my email was being forwarded to your office. I have not heard back from you.

any updates would be appreciated.

Best,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





December 18th, 2010.

I have received a reply from the Premier's office. below is there response. I am waiting on a reply from the Department of Transportation.

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

On behalf of Premier Alward, I would like to thank you for your e-mail message.

I have been in contact with the Department of Transportation and have been advised that you should be receiving a response very shortly.

Thank you for writing and happy holidays.

Sincerely,

Linda Landry-Guimond





January 7th, 2011.

I have received a reply from the Minister of Transportation Claude Williams. Below is his reply to me.


Dear Mr. Pelletier:

This is in reply to your e-mail to Hon. David Alward, Premier, regarding wildlife fencing.

Our government is committed to the safety and security of New Brunswickers and has made increased brush cutting along rural roadways a priority to help prevent wildlife/vehicle collisions. We invest in signage and public awareness, in addition to installing and maintaining the more than 300 kilometers of wildlife fencing in place now.

Staff at the Department of Transportation and the Department of Natural Resources are continually undertaking studies to assess potential sites for more fencing. While it is not possible to place fencing in all areas of the province, we are committed to this continued monitoring to ensure New Brunswickers are protected.

Sincerely,

Claude Williams

Minister

c.c. Hon. David Alward, Premier


Below is my response to him dated today January 7th, 2011.


Mr Williams:

Thank you for your response.

I am aware of the 300 km's the previous government has established. I have been involved in this process since 2003. I hae pushed for fencing in this Province for over 8 years.

What I am asking, is what does your Government plan on erecting? does your government have any plans for fencing along Highway 11 in the north specifically Belledune to Campbellton? This section of highway is deadly it has seen many fatalities yet it has not had any fencing since 2000. I need to know, what is your Governments plan for the Province? to keep New Brunswicker's safe more fencing needs to be established in the Province. Our highways are deadly and more needs to be done. I know what the previous Government has done. Now I need to know what the PC Government is going to do.

I await your reply,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





January 19th, 2011.

I have emailed the Minister of Transportation Claude Williams aswell as the Premier David Alward again today to tell them that I am still awaiting there reply from my email of January 7th, 2011. below is my email.

Hello Mr Williams:

I am still awaiting your reply to my email dated january 7th inquiring about moose fencing that your Government plans on erecting now that David alwards government is in power.

What I am asking, is what does your Government plan on erecting? does your government have any plans for fencing along Highway 11 in the north specifically Belledune to Campbellton? This section of highway is deadly it has seen many fatalities yet it has not had any fencing since 2000. I need to know, what is your Governments plan for the Province? to keep New Brunswicker's safe more fencing needs to be established in the Province. Our highways are deadly and more needs to be done. I know what the previous Government has done. Now I need to know what the PC Government is going to do.

I await your reply,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





January 31st, 2011.

I resent my email I had sent on January 19th to the Minister of Transportation and the Premier again. I have not received a reply from either of them since Mr. Willams email dated January 7th. below is my email.


Hello Mr.Williams:

I am still awaiting a reply to my email I sent on January 19th. Below is the email again.

Best,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com

Hello Mr Williams:

I am still awaiting your reply to my email dated january 7th inquiring about moose fencing that your Government plans on erecting now that David alwards government is in power.

What I am asking, is what does your Government plan on erecting? does your government have any plans for fencing along Highway 11 in the north specifically Belledune to Campbellton? This section of highway is deadly it has seen many fatalities yet it has not had any fencing since 2000. I need to know, what is your Governments plan for the Province? to keep New Brunswicker's safe more fencing needs to be established in the Province. Our highways are deadly and more needs to be done. I know what the previous Government has done. Now I need to know what the PC Government is going to do.

I await your reply,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





February 8th, 2011.

I have received a reply from Claude Williams the Minister of Transportation. I am completely angry at his response about Highway 11 in the North not having plans for fencing! below is his email to me and my response to him.

Mr. Arron Pelletier

E-Mail: ceo@fencenbhighways.com

Dear Mr. Pelletier:

This is in response to your e-mails regarding wildlife fencing, asking particularly if there are any plans for fencing along Route 11 in the Belledune to Campbellton area.

As I stated previously, our government is committed to the safety and security of New Brunswickers. I am sure you understand it is not possible to place fencing in all areas of the province. We have made increased brush cutting a priority to help improve the visibility for drivers in identified areas where fencing is not feasible.

Staff at the Department of Transportation and the Department of Natural Resources is currently reviewing the most current information and statistics we have available in order to assess potential sites for future wildlife fencing installations, enhanced brush cutting, or enhanced moose signage. At present, it does not appear that the area of Route 11 between Belledune and Campbellton meets the criteria to support the installation of wildlife fencing.

Sincerely,

Claude Williams

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure



Below is my response to him. I hope that Premier Alward will write back to me and he can give me his thoughts on this subject. your write people in power you expect to hear back from them.


Mr Williams:

I have to say that I am dissapointed. Very disapointed in your reply that the area I outlined does not have any plans for fencing. Im appauled actually.

Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton has seen 5 Deaths (the most recent being July 2008 from Moose/Vehicle collisions in 7 years from Belledune to Campbellton and at least 7 Non Fatal Collisions! the most recent colission is from November 2010 near charlo. Is this data not enough?

this area was promised fencing in November 2006 from Donald Arseneault the MLA for Dalhousie-Restigouche East. But we know that it was not honored. I was very much hoping that this new PC Government would look at the data and see that Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton is indeed a deadly stretch of highway and it deserves fencing. Someone is going to die again on this stretch of Highway. DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS! what is it going to take??? Another death???? I have done my research and it speaks for itself. Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton is deadly and should be fenced immediately. I realize that some areas cannot completely be fenced in. I know that thats not possible. But it should still receive something. The deaths speak for themselves. is that what it is going to take? ANOTHER DEATH???? before your Government erects fencing? I had worked with the Liberal Government and my efforts helped bring about the 300+ km's that were erected. Alot of the areas that were fenced were hot spots but some of them were not as deadly as the area that I have outlined. people have died more frequently on Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton than other areas in the Province. Highway 1 in the south has had one death in recent years. this section near Saint John has received alot of fencing. but the fatality rate is nowhere near the rate of Highway 11 Belledue to Campbellton.

People are going to die on Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton. It's just a matter of time until the next person dies. Why is your government not looking at the hard evidence and realizing that this section of highway is indeed fatal and is a danger to the travelling public. what is it going to take? the facts are there and the volume of it speaks loud and clear. the public needs fencing in this area. Its just not safe. do something. you are in a position to do something about this. so do something. Save a Life. if your Department was reviewing the statistics you would see that the area I outlined is crying out for fencing! for you to ignore the facts and say that the area I outlned does not meet the "requirments" for fencing than im sorry to say that you are being ignorant to the facts. what has happened has happened. Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton is one of the most dangerous parts in the Province!

I invite you to view my research at www.fencenbhighways.com. i encourage you to view the 'news' section and see the past conversations I have had with MLA'S and Cabinet Ministers. I have documented everything that I have ever done for this issue since 2003.

Mr. Alward. I expect a reply to this email. I would like to hear from you directly.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





March 4th, 2011.

I have received a reply from Premier David Alward. He has indicated to me that there is no plans for Fencing for Belledune to Campbellton and has not told me what he plans on doing regarding fencing in the Province. he indicated to me that he has nothing further to say about this issue. I told him that this issue is deadly and someone else is going to die on this section of highway. it's just a matter of time! below is his email to me and my reply follows it. he didn't lay out a plan for what he plans on doing. he already told me what I already know. I told him im not about to go away. I have been doing this since 2003 and it's going to take alot for me to stop doing what i'm doing.


Dear Mr. Pelletier:

This is in reply to your e-mail correspondence to me and the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure on February 9, 2011. There has been a significant amount of correspondence to and from the government regarding your concern for wildlife fencing throughout the province and in particular the portion of Route 11 between Belledune and Campbellton. The government has recognized the need to fence various sections of highways throughout the province.

Evaluation criteria have been developed to assist in determining areas where fencing is recommended. These criteria are also used in determining recommendations for enhanced signing (large signs with flashing lights), as well as recommendations for brush cutting sections of highways to improve sightlines. As noted in your e-mail, you ďrealize that some areas cannot be fenced in.Ē These cases exist due to existing roads, driveways, interchanges, etc., that intersect highways. Some highways have been fenced that have a number of access points; however, it has been demonstrated that the gates used to close these access points are often left open. This has the potential to allow wildlife onto the highway right-of-way and become trapped between the highway and the fencing, resulting in an undesirable situation for both the animal and the motorist. One-way gates have been strategically placed in the fencing to allow wildlife to exit the right-of-way, but there is no guarantee that these gates will be used.

The Department of Transportation has evaluated the accident data for the section of Route 11 from Belledune to Campbellton. These results, along with the departmentís evaluation criteria indicate that fencing is not presently required for this section of Route 11 and, therefore, is not recommended.

As your website indicates, accidents with wildlife occur throughout the whole province. It is precisely for this reason that the wildlife fencing program is based on the greatest need in the province for the budget dollars that are available. I refer you to the Department of Transportation website, which illustrates the areas of risk throughout the province for Moose-Vehicle collisions. Currently, this map is in the process of being updated, but it does give an indication of the relative needs throughout the province. The web address is http://www.gnb.ca/0113/moose/think-moose-e.asp.

Governmentís position is that the Department of Transportation will continue to evaluate accident data throughout the province on an annual basis and make recommendations on fencing, signage, and brush cutting as warranted. This is the consistent and fair approach that we will be following.

I trust I have addressed your inquiry in this and previous letters. At this time, I or the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure have nothing further to communicate in this regard. Thank you for writing.

Sincerely,

Honourable David Alward

Premier


Below is my response.

Mr Alward:

Then tell me, what areas are being recommended for fencing? Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton has seen many fatalies in previous years yet you say this area will not be fenced? what else is it going to take? another death? is it going to take another death for your Government will realize that this section is deadly? Shawn Grahams Liberal Government took it upon themselves to fence alot of the deadly sections in the Province. what is your Government going to do? this issue is a deadly issue and not enough is being done to solve this problem. i'm not going to stop campaigning for fencing. I have been doing this since 2003 and i'm not about to go away. I appreciate your reply but you did not tell me what your Government plans on doing. you indicated that Belledune to Campbellton will not see fences. look at the data and see that Highway 11 in the north has had more deaths than other sections of the Province that have seen fencing. Highway 11 Belledune to Campbellton needs fences. Its a deadly section and people are scared for there lives when they travel that section of the highway. for your Government to ignore that section is wrong! what is it going to take before your Government realizes that this section is deadly? in 2006 a woman was killed near Benjamin River on Highway 11. in July 2008 a woman was killed near Duff's Lake. this area of the Province is fatal! someone else is going to die in this section. than what will your Government say? i'd hate to say I told you so. it's not right to wait till someone else dies. that is wrong!

why don't you take it upon yourself to save a life? that's what you will be doing if you erect fences between Belledune and Campbellton. The facts are there, there have been too many deaths in this area and this area is indeed a "hotspot" and it should be next for fencing. if any fences are going to be erected Belledune to Campbellton should be next. you are in a position to do something. you can save a life, yet your choosing to ignore the facts and not do anything about it. that is WRONG! protect the people who put you where you are today!

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





April 16th, 2011.

I have emailed the Minister of Transportation and the premier asking them what they have planned for fencing this year. below is my email.

Hello:

What is the Government's plan for wildlife fencing this year?

I would like an update on where fencing is going to be erected. you can't not erect any. that's wrong! there are many hot spots in this Province and there is alot of fatal areas that needs fencing. so please send me an outline of what is planned.

Best,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



April 27th, 2011.

Well I still have not heard back from the Minister of Transportation and the Premier.





May 5th, 2011.

I still have not heard anything back from the Premier and the Minister of Transportation. Below is another email I have sent today.

Hello:

This is my second email I sent requesting this information. I would like a reply.

Can you give me an outline of the areas that your Government plans on fencing this summer. I'd like to know what areas are going to be fenced.

Thank you,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





May 20th, 2011.

Still no reply yet.





May 31st, 2011.

Again, no reply!





June 6th, 2011.

I have resent an email to the Minister of Transportation and the Premier asking them what there plans are for fencing on the Highways this summer. below is my email.

Hello:

I have not heard from anybody in the Government in over 2 months time.

I would like an outline of what your Government plans to do for fencing in the Province. It's a matter of time before someone else is killed on our highways. We must protect the Travelling public!

Regards,

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com





June 19, 2011.

No Reply.





June 28th, 2011.

Again, no reply.





July 9th, 2011.

I have sent another email to premier David Alward and Minister of Transportation Claude Williams asking what there Government plans on doing for wildlife fencing in the Province. It's pathetic that I am not receiving replies from them. It sure is frustrating. But Im not about to go away. I will keep sending email's. Below is my email to them that I sent today.

Hello:

Iam writing to you another time, I have sent previous emails regarding wildlife fencing. I have not received a reply and thats very disappointing. when you write elected officials you expect to receive a reply.

My question is regarding wildlife fencing. Where in the Province does your Government plan on erecting fences? I would like your outline please. I am sure that you have fences on the agenda. It's just a matter of time till someone else looses there lives on these highways as a result of a collision with wildlife.

Again, I await your reply.

Arron Pelletier

CEO

www.fencenbhighways.com



Telegraph Journal August 1st, 2013.

Well, as usual no replies from this useless Government... politics is so easy these are the requirements... be a big mouth, have no education, run for election and that's it..... most of these ministers have no post secondary education or they have not ever been associated to the ministry there appointed too. that goes for the 2006 government and the 2010 government,. I really had faith in david alward, but he's failed hard.... see his commercials, talking about people leaving NB cause of no work.... gees i should of ran for an MLA status... I know I could beat the MLA in the riding where i live no problem! anyhow, no work? run for politics, get a 60,000$ salary, benefits, pension, and you dont have to have any education. example J. Carr, has a degree in economics yet hes the minister of education???? HUUUM and people bow down to this guy "oh he's the minister' HES A FEW YEARS OLDER THAN ME!. half the ministers appointed dont know what the hell there doing....... anyhow, there could be lots of jobs in the Government in this province but its all insiders...who ya know and who ya blow as they say. anyhow, the moose season starts soon, thats a plus, its sad to say kill them, but its kill them of they kill us



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