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

N.B. health officials tracking cluster of patients with unknown brain disease

New Brunswick health officials are alerting the province’s doctors, nurses and pharmacists about a cluster of residents with a neurological syndrome of unknown origin. To date, 40 cases have met … Read More

New Brunswick revises COVID-19 vaccine plan. Here’s where it stands in the rollout

New Brunswick health officials have announced changes to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, after shipment delays and re-routed doses dented the province’s distribution plan. Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical … 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

Edmundston area of New Brunswick in lockdown due to COVID-19 surge

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 24, 2021 11:37 am     Updated January 24, 2021 11:39 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Number of Atlantic Canadians over 75 will double in 20 years, posing health-care challenges

HALIFAX – A new study says the number of seniors in Atlantic Canada will increase by 32 per cent over the next 20 years, putting added pressure on the region’s … Read More

New Brunswick reports another COVID-19-realted death, 19 new cases

New Brunswick reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as it marked its third pandemic-related death of 2021. Officials say the death is a 70 to 79-year-old who was … Read More

New Brunswick reports another COVID-19-related death, 19 new cases

New Brunswick reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as it marked its third pandemic-related death of 2021. Officials say the death is a 70 to 79-year-old who was … Read More

New Brunswick reports 30 new coronavirus cases, implements travel restrictions for K-12 students

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 765 and 584 have recovered. There have been nine deaths, bringing the number of active cases to 171.As of Saturday, 160,039 … Read More

Civil rights group sues New Brunswick over access to abortion

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has filed a lawsuit against the province of New Brunswick contesting restricted abortion access in the province. The organization had announced its intent to file … Read More

New Brunswick reports 31 new COVID-19 cases in record single-day spike

New Brunswick reported 31 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 110. This is the largest single-day increase in numbers New Brunswick … Read More

Explaining why the Maritimes provinces are leaving the Moderna vaccine to chill

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have both received their first shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the past two days, but there are no plans to administer any doses … Read More

Coronavirus: Listuguj First Nation reports 3 new COVID-19 cases

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq government is confirming three new cases of the coronavirus in Listuguj, Quebec. The three cases are travel-related and Quebec Public Health is conducting contact tracing, the Listuguj … Read More

Some New Brunswick elder-care workers left out of pandemic wage top-up: union

MONCTON, N.B. – The union representing workers contracted for housekeeping, food and laundry services in New Brunswick’s Shannex retirement facilities say they’ve been left out of a wage top-up program. … Read More

Public health officials in the Atlantic provinces report 7 new cases of COVID-19

HALIFAX – Health officials in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island each reported two new cases of COVID-19 while Newfoundland and Labrador reported a single case of the … Read More

Atlantic health officials welcome news the Moderna vaccine is approved in Canada

New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health welcome news on Wednesday that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Canada, saying it provides a ray of hope. Dr. … Read More

First COVID-19 vaccines given in New Brunswick

New Brunswick has begun vaccinating health-care workers and long-term care residents against the coronavirus in Miramichi. “We’re really quite excited, people are pumped up, they’re believing it’s a historic day … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new cases of COVID-19, vaccines to be administered this weekend

New Brunswick reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and said 52 active cases remain in the province. According to the province, the number of confirmed cases in New … 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

Single-digit increases in COVID cases continue Sunday in Atlantic Canada

FREDERICTON – New cases of COVID-19 in the Atlantic provinces rose again by single digits, health authorities reported on Sunday. Nova Scotia added six new cases, bringing to 59 the … Read More

New Brunswick gives COVID-19 vaccination details, Nova Scotia releases stimulus list

New Brunswick announced its plan for the initial round of vaccine to be distributed next week as it reported four new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said … Read More

New Brunswick to get up to 1,950 doses of COVID-19 vaccine next week

New Brunswick has confirmed with Global News that it has been allocated up to 1,950 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine next week. In a statement, the province said that it … Read More

New Brunswick reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, ends Atlantic bubble

New Brunswick called it quits on the coronavirus border deal with neighbouring provinces and reported 12 new cases on Thursday. Eight of these cases were detected in the Saint John … 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

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

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

New Brunswick premier crows about province’s pandemic response in throne speech

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 17, 2020 1:12 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Premier Blaine Higgs says … Read More

New Brunswick government crows about province’s pandemic response in throne speech

FREDERICTON – Premier Blaine Higgs’ government congratulated itself Tuesday for handling the COVID-19 pandemic better than most jurisdictions, saying in a throne speech that New Brunswick had received “positive reviews … Read More

New Brunswick reverses policy, will allow Canadians from outside Canada to visit close family

The New Brunswick government has abruptly changed its COVID-19 restriction which stopped at least one Canadian couple from entering the province to visit their sick mother, despite being cleared by … Read More

‘We are sorry’: Mount Allison University announces sexual violence action plan

WARNING: This article contains sexual and explicit language and may be triggering for some readers. Discretion is advised.  New Brunswick’s Mount Allison University (MtA) has released a new action plan … Read More

Mount Allison student speaks out against university sexual violence conduct

WARNING: This article contains sexual and explicit language and may be triggering for some readers. Please read at your own discretion. A Mount Allison University student says students are being … Read More

New Brunswick reports 3 new coronavirus cases in Fredericton region

Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, all in Zone 3 (Fredericton region). The province said the new cases include one individual aged 19 and under and … 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

Civil liberties group launches legal action against N.B. for greater abortion access

FREDERICTON – A national civil liberties group has filed legal notice in the first stage of a suit against the New Brunswick government for lack of access to abortion. The … Read More

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

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

New Brunswick Medical Society warns of health-care gaps after Clinic 554 closes

New Brunswick’s only clinic offering abortions outside of hospitals and family care practice Clinic 554 has closed its doors to most of its patients. The New Brunswick Medical Society now … 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

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

Letter sent to N.B. health minister calls for support of Clinic 554

Calls to prevent the closure of Clinic 554 are growing in New Brunswick as a letter was sent to the health minister Thursday morning. The Dalhousie chief of Obstetrics and … Read More

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick minimum wages “well below” a livable wage: report

A report released Wednesday outlines living wage research for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and says minimum pay must be increased within two years. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives … 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

On small Maritime campuses, a reopening that for many means a quiet room, alone

At some of Canada’s smaller universities, academic life is set to resume amid the pandemic. But for many this year, the thrill of arriving on campus will be replaced by … 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

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

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