N.B. premier expected to address N.S. border blockade at COVID-19 briefing

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is set to hold a COVID-19 briefing Wednesday, where it’s expected he will address an ongoing blockade at the border with Nova Scotia. The briefing … Read More

‘This isn’t a time to lose control’: N.B. premier calls for end to blockade at N.S. border

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is calling on protesters at a blockade at the border with Nova Scotia to let traffic through and not “lose sight” of their objective: to … Read More

Following public health advice on COVID-19 has Atlantic Canadian premiers shining above the rest, experts say

Two political science experts agree that the four premiers in Atlantic Canada rely on public health advice more so than political motivations when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding … Read More

Canada’s Atlantic provinces have kept COVID-19 largely at bay — here’s how

Canada’s so-called Atlantic bubble is returning next month as COVID-19 cases continue to remain low in the four provinces that make up the Atlantic region. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince … Read More

Coronavirus: No new cases reported in New Brunswick for first time in 2021

New Brunswick reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the first time it has done so this year. The province is also reporting that nine new people have recovered … Read More

N.L. chief medical officer warns of complacency as province records 100 new COVID-19 cases

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 11, 2021 5:01 pm     Updated February 11, 2021 5:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

New Brunswick reports 14 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

New Brunswick is reporting 14 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as the province’s number of active cases dropped due to 17 new recoveries. There are now 264 active cases of … Read More

A tale of two provinces: New Brunswick and Nova Scotia’s pandemic fortunes have diverged in 2021

After a summer marked by open borders and low COVID-19 cases across Atlantic Canada, the pandemic fortunes of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have diverged in the first part of … Read More

Expert suggests New Brunswick on ‘knife edge’ as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

FREDERICTON – An epidemiologist says New Brunswick is teetering on a “knife edge” as it tries to prevent COVID-19 from spreading uncontrollably. University of Toronto professor Dr. David Fisman said … Read More

Prince Edward Island looking to ease restrictions amid low COVID-19 infection rate

Prince Edward Island’s premier says public health orders should soon be eased across the province because of its low COVID-19 infection rate. “At a time when other jurisdictions are experiencing … Read More

New Brunswick reports 2 COVID-19 deaths at Parkland Saint John, 17 new cases

New Brunswick reported 17 new cases on Tuesday as the province recorded its first COVID-19-related deaths of 2021. The province confirmed that two people — an individual between the ages … Read More

Some tourism stakeholders concerned by N.B. premier’s comments on vaccines, travel restrictions

Tourism stakeholders in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are concerned by the New Brunswick premier’s suggestion that at least 70 per cent of residents in the Maritime province should be … Read More

New Brunswick natural resources minister travelled to N.S. to see significant other for Christmas

New Brunswick natural resources minister Mike Holland left the province in order to see his significant other for Christmas, the premier’s office has confirmed. Nicolle Carlin, director of communications for … Read More

N.B. reports 7 coronavirus cases on Saturday, 19 new cases since Jan. 1

New Brunswick is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. That means the province has reported a total of 19 new cases since the beginning of the new year. … Read More

Legal cigarette sales rose in Atlantic provinces during coronavirus bubble: study

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 14, 2020 4:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ HALIFAX – A new study … Read More

Newfoundland town shuts down amid COVID concerns as province stays out of bubble

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador will stay out of the Atlantic bubble for at least another month as the province prepares to receive its first doses of the … Read More

COVID-19 outbreak in zone 5 ends as New Brunswick warns against holiday gatherings

New Brunswick says the COVID-19 outbreak in zone 5, or the Campbellton-area, has been declared over, the province’s health officials announced on Thursday. That outbreak in Campbellton began on Oct. … Read More

New Brunswick to provide COVID-19 update Thursday

New Brunswick is set to provide an update on the state of COVID-19 Thursday. Premier Blaine Higgs and chief of health Dr. Jennifer Russell will lead the televised update at … Read More

COVID-19 outbreak in zone 5 ended as New Brunswick warns against holiday gatherings

New Brunswick says the COVID-19 outbreak in zone 5, or the Campbellton-area, has been declared over, the province’s health officials announced on Thursday. That outbreak in Campbellton began on Oct. … Read More

P.E.I. reports no new cases of COVID-19 as provincial neighbours deal with outbreaks

Prince Edward Island is announcing no new cases, as its provincial neighbours are preparing updates later today to indicate whether there’s a continuing growth in their COVID-19 cases. The majority … Read More

N.L. tightens border, reports one new COVID case; six new cases reported in N.B.

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 30, 2020 4:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador is … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 16 new coronavirus cases, 1 recovery Wednesday

Nova Scotia has reported 16 new cases of novel coronavirus on Wednesday. All are located in the province’s central zone. The new figures — which were released late on Wednesday … Read More

Halifax readies for sweeping coronavirus measures as cases trend upward

HALIFAX – People in Halifax are bracing for a series of tougher restrictions as the city deals with a rise in COVID-19 infections. Effective Thursday and for the next two … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 37 new cases of COVID-19, shuts down bars, gyms

Nova Scotia health officials reported 37 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday in the largest single-day increase since April 23. There are currently 87 active cases in the province. … Read More

P.E.I. and N.L. step back from Atlantic bubble as COVID-19 cases rise

The provincial governments of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador announced Monday morning that they are taking a break from the Atlantic bubble as COVID-19 cases rise in the … Read More

N.B. reports 23 new coronavirus cases Saturday, setting new single-day record

New Brunswick health officials held a rare weekend COVID-19 update as they announced a new record for the number of COVID-19 cases reported in the province in a single day. … Read More

New Brunswick moves Saint John area to orange phase as 9 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday

New Brunswick health officials will move the Saint John region to the orange level of the province’s coronavirus recovery plan as the number of cases in the region has doubled … Read More

‘Tsunami just out there.’ Dire warning about COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief medical officer issued a dire warning Thursday about COVID-19, likening the surge in cases across the country to a tidal wave headed toward the province. Janice … Read More

N.B. advises no travel for the holidays amid COVID-19, Moncton returns to orange phase

New Brunswick health officials are moving one region back to the orange phase of COVID-19 recovery as four new cases of COVID-19 are reported on Thursday. Three of the new … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 6 new coronavirus cases, new emerging cluster

Nova Scotia is reporting six new novel coronavirus cases on Saturday, while also reporting news of a new emerging cluster in the province. The six new cases are all located … Read More

N.B. reports no new coronavirus cases, 4 recoveries

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday and four additional recoveries from the virus. That means there are now 17 active cases of COVID-19 … Read More

23 Nova Scotia learning institutions permitted to welcome back international students

The Government of Canada says some post-secondary institutions are now allowed to welcome back international students who are not currently in Canada. The list of institutions was posted on Tuesday, … Read More

23 Nova Scotia learning institutions premitted to welcome back international students

The Government of Canada says some post-secondary institutions are now allowed to welcome back international students who are not currently in Canada. The list of institutions was posted on Tuesday, … Read More

No new coronavirus cases in New Brunswick for 2nd day in a row, 4 recoveries

New Brunswick is reporting no new coronavirus cases and four recoveries from the virus on Tuesday. That pushes the number of active cases in the province down to 29. New … Read More

New Brunswick reports 1 new coronavirus case on Friday, potential exposure notice in Moncton

New Brunswick is reporting a single new case of COVID-19 on Friday as it issues a warning about potential exposure to the virus in Moncton. Health officials say the new … Read More

Canadian Civil Liberties Association appealing decision upholding N.L. travel ban

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 19, 2020 6:14 pm     Updated October 19, 2020 6:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

N.S. warns of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 15 Toronto-Halifax flight

Nova Scotia health officials are advising travellers of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on an Air Canada flight that departed Toronto for Halifax earlier this week. The province says flight … Read More

N.B. reports 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, active cases climb to 71

The number of novel coronavirus cases in New Brunswick continued to climb on Sunday as the province reported 14 new cases. There are now 71 active cases in the province, … Read More

Toronto man arriving in Moncton to host anti-mask event arrested at airport

A Toronto-based anti-mask activist was arrested at the Moncton airport as he arrived to host an anti-mask event that was scheduled for Saturday. New Brunswick RCMP have confirmed that a … Read More

‘The numbers don’t lie’: Atlantic bubble limits coronavirus despite local concerns

Laurie Leek has spent four of the past eight weeks alone in her home in St. John’s. She was alone for her birthday. She was alone in the weeks immediately … Read More

Prince Edward Island reports 1 new travel-related case of COVID-19

CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island is reporting one new case of COVID-19. Health officials said Wednesday the new case involves a woman in her 20s who arrived to the Island … Read More

Mental health: Newfoundland loosens COVID-19 rules for ‘rotational’ workers

Newfoundland and Labrador is rolling out new COVID-19 testing rules for people who routinely work outside the province and return on a set schedule. These so-called rotational workers typically include … Read More

Resource sector workers call on Nova Scotia to follow N.B.’s lead on coronavirus self-isolation

Matthew Lake, a lifelong Nova Scotian who works shifts in Alberta’s oilpatch, says the most exciting thing he’s done since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is take his trash … Read More

Students coming to Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic bubble to receive mandatory coronavirus tests

Premier Stephen McNeil announced Thursday that post-secondary students coming to Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic bubble will be required to take three COVID-19 tests during their isolation period. Anyone … Read More

Study says most Atlantic Canadians not travelling outside of home province

A study found that the majority of Atlantic Canadians have not taken advantage of the Atlantic bubble since it was announced in July, with only two in ten residents, on … Read More

P.E.I. reports 5 new cases of coronavirus linked to essential international workers

Prince Edward Island is reporting five new cases of the coronavirus, all of which are linked to essential workers who travelled to the province from outside Canada. All of the … Read More

Closing arguments heard in challenge of N.L.’s coronavirus travel ban

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Lawyers contesting Newfoundland and Labrador’s travel ban say the policy is arbitrary and violates mobility rights guaranteed in the charter. Closing arguments began Tuesday in provincial … Read More

Nova Scotia reports no new coronavirus cases on Tuesday

Nova Scotia is reporting no new COVID-19 cases in the province on Tuesday There remain no active cases in the province. Read more: Coronavirus took their lives. Here’s how their … Read More

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