Civil rights group prepares lawsuit on ‘discriminatory’ N.B. abortion law

FREDERICTON – A civil rights group is threatening New Brunswick’s government with a lawsuit to force the province to repeal its abortion-related legislation and to make the procedure more widely … 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

36 Canadian senators call for New Brunswick to ensure access to abortion

On Tuesday, 36 senators from across Canada signed a call for access to reproductive rights in New Brunswick after Premier Blaine Higgs said funding Clinic 554 would be a “slippery … Read More

Fredericton councillors reconsidering opening meetings with poem after poet laureate reads abortion verse

Fredericton city council is considering ending the custom of opening public meetings with a poem after the city’s poet laureate read lyrical verses about abortion during a meeting Monday night. … Read More

Security removes tents from protesters during vigil for Clinic 554 at N.B. legislature

In a protest and vigil for Clinic 554 and abortion rights in New Brunswick, two tents set up by protesters were removed by a legislature security official who, a law … Read More

N.B. doctor describes racism after COVID-19 outbreak in Campbellton

After months of harassment and racist remarks, the doctor at the centre of a COVID-19 controversy that rocked New Brunswick says his life has been changed entirely. Dr. Jean Robert … Read More

PC Leader Blaine Higgs offers shifting answers on abortion funding in New Brunswick

The New Brunswick election campaign continued on Friday with PC Leader Blaine Higgs shifting goalposts when pressed by reporters on what it would take for him to fund abortions in … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new COVID-19 cases; updates rules on social distancing

The province is reporting no new cases of coronavirus on Monday and 15 active cases remain. Officials also said that effective Monday, physical distancing regulations in public areas with seating, … Read More

Campbellton doctor accused in COVID-19 outbreak faces provincial charge, lawyer calls ‘scapegoating’

The doctor accused of setting off the coronavirus outbreak in Campbellton, N.B., in May has been charged with a provincial offence under the provincial Emergency Measures Act. Dr. Jean Robert … Read More

Campbellton doctor accused in COVID-19 outbreak faces provincial charge, lawyer calls it ‘scapegoating’

The doctor accused of setting off the coronavirus outbreak in Campbellton, N.B., in May has been charged with a provincial offence under the provincial Emergency Measures Act. Dr. Jean Robert … Read More

Clinic 554 looking into class-action lawsuit over abortion access in New Brunswick

A class-action lawsuit could be brought against the New Brunswick government for allegedly limiting abortion access in the province. Dr. Adrian Edgar is the current owner of Clinic 554, the … Read More

There are now 5 active cases of coronavirus in New Brunswick

The number of active novel coronavirus cases in New Brunswick continued its upward trajectory on Monday as the province reported one additional case of COVID-19. According to the New Brunswick … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday. There are currently three active cases in the province. According to the province, there are 168 people … Read More

New Brunswick reports 1 new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday

New Brunswick is reporting one new case of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. Health officials say the case involves a temporary foreign worker between the ages of 20 and 29 … Read More

No new coronavirus cases reported in New Brunswick on Monday

One active case of coronavirus remains in New Brunswick, as the province reported no new cases Monday. The most recent case was reported Thursday. The province reported at the time that … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new cases of coronavirus on Thursday

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, the ninth day in a row for the province. As a result, there remain 165 total cases of … Read More

New Brunswick marks 1 week since new cases reported in province on Tuesday

New Brunswick is reminding residents to follow protective measures against COVID-19, even as the province marks one week since new cases were detected. There remain 165 confirmed cases of COVID-19 … Read More

New Brunswick launches COVID-19 dashboard, reports no new cases on Monday

The New Brunswick government has launched a new online COVID-19 dashboard that is meant to provide quick access to information regarding the pandemic in the province. The dashboard, which can … Read More

New Brunswick to mandate face coverings in public buildings, reports no new COVID-19 cases

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, a day after reporting its first death related to the disease. That puts the province at a … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new cases of COVID-19 day after first coronavirus death

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, a day after reporting its first death related to the disease. That puts the province at a … Read More

All active COVID-19 cases in N.B. remain linked to doctor that failed to self-isolate

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday despite processing more than 2,000 tests in the previous 24 hours. There are 132 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in … Read More

B.C. woman does not qualify for compassionate travel exemption to bury mother in New Brunswick

A Vancouver woman is asking New Brunswick to review the province’s COVID-19 travel restrictions after being denied permission to enter the province in order to bury her mother. Lesley Shannon, … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new cases on first day of new COVID-19 recovery phase

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of novel coronavirus on Saturday, the first full day of the ‘yellow’ phase in its COVID-19 recovery plan. The total number of cases … Read More

New Brunswick reverses ban on temporary foreign workers

New Brunswick has reversed its ban on temporary foreign workers almost a month after it was first announced. Premier Blaine Higgs said that the decision was made by the all-party … Read More

New Brunswick to move to third COVID-19 recovery phase Friday

Posted May 22, 2020 8:31 am Updated May 22, 2020 9:09 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Details on New Brunswick’s … Read More

Gyms, hair salons to open as N.B. enters third COVID-19 recovery phase

The third phase of New Brunswick’s COVID-19 recovery plan begins on Friday and will be rolled out over the course of several weeks. As of Friday, New Brunswickers will be … Read More

New Brunswick farmers warn of consequences of ban on foreign workers

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 21, 2020 11:13 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A coalition of agriculture groups … Read More

N.B. producers say its not too late to salvage season as Higgs wavers on temporary foreign worker ban

Some New Brunswick agricultural producers say they should be able to salvage their season should the government allow temporary foreign workers to enter the province. On Tuesday, at a virtual … Read More

All 120 COVID-19 cases in New Brunswick have now recovered

Posted May 16, 2020 11:45 am Updated May 16, 2020 11:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ All 120 cases of … Read More

The New Reality: Bubble between N.B. and P.E.I. ‘best bet’ for tourism industry, travel

This is the third in a series of stories looking at the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Maritimes. You can find the full series here.  … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

On Saturday, New Brunswick reported no new cases of COVID-19. That means the total number of cases in the province remains at 120. Health officials say that 118 people have … Read More

N.B. expected to release phase two of coronavirus recovery plan

Phase two of New Brunswick’s COVID-19 recovery plan is expected to be revealed at the province’s public health update on Friday. At Wednesday’s public health briefing Premier Blaine Higgs told … Read More

New Brunswick returns to no new cases of coronavirus on Thursday

New Brunswick announced on Thursday that it has found no new cases of the coronavirus. The announcement is good news from New Brunswick’s provincial government after back-to-back days of finding … Read More

Coronavirus: All 118 cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick have now recovered

New Brunswick says all 118 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the province have recovered at this time. As of Saturday, the province says it has not detected … Read More

N.B. political consensus fractures over temporary foreign workers amid push to recall legislature

Disagreements over the decision to ban temporary foreign workers from New Brunswick are exposing cracks in the political consensus that has ruled the province’s COVID-19 response. Premier Blaine Higgs announced … Read More

N.B. to launch new website for 600 positions left vacant without temporary foreign workers

New Brunswick will launch a website that will pair workers with vacant positions that are normally filled by temporary foreign workers. The provincial government announced earlier this week that it … Read More

Household Bubbles: What they are and why New Brunswick is using them in response to COVID-19

New Brunswick revealed a new system on Friday that officials hope will allow residents a chance to socialize and interact with individuals outside their immediate household as the coronavirus crisis … Read More

How New Brunswick’s four-step plan to recover from COVID-19 works

New Brunswick is the first province in Canada to begin relaxing the restrictions it put in place to control the spread of the novel coronavirus. On April 24, Premier Blaine … Read More

New Brunswick economic recovery plan coming soon as province moves toward ‘new normal’

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs said an economic recovery plan is “coming very, very soon” as the province announced no new cases of the novel coronavirus for the fifth day … Read More

New Brunswick reports single additional case of coronavirus

New Brunswick says it has recorded its first new COVID-19 case in three days.The province announced on Saturday that they have detected a single additional case, bringing the total number … Read More

Blaine Higgs suggests N.B. could be first province to reopen as no coronavirus cases reported Thursday

New Brunswick’s premier suggested on Thursday that the province could be among the first areas in Canada to reopen, saying that if things continue to improve a decision could come … Read More

New Brunswick Premier now says essential workers deserve federal funds amid coronavirus crisis

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is clarifying his stance on the federal government’s plan to provide financial aid to essential workers, particularly ones in long-term care homes, fighting the novel … Read More

New Brunswick announces 6 additional COVID-19 cases

New Brunswick has detected six new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total number of cases to 51 as of Saturday. There was no in-person update on Saturday, … Read More

‘A lot of uncertainty’ about protective equipment during COVID-19 pandemic, doctors say

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned of equipment shortages for medical professionals. The president of the New Brunswick Medical Society says doctors are now raising concerns … Read More

New Brunswick’s premier, top doctor to provide coronavirus update

New Brunswick officials are set to provide an update on COVID-19 in the province Friday. Premier Blaine Higgs and Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, will … Read More

New Brunswick investigating first possible case of COVID-19 community transmission

New Brunswick health officials are investigating the first possible case of community transmission of COVID-19 in the province. Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, announced the … Read More

New Brunswick to provide update on COVID-19

New Brunswick is set to provide an update on the novel coronavirus pandemic in the province Thursday, a day after confirming there are 26 cases in the province. Premier Blaine … Read More

N.B. premier, chief health officer to provide coronavirus update

New Brunswick’s premier and the province’s chief health officer are set to provide an update on the novel coronavirus pandemic Tuesday. The province did not report any new cases of … Read More

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