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

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

COVID-19 closures leave New Brunswick legions in dire straits

As many as 10 of New Brunswick’s 70 Royal Canadian Legion branches are at risk of permanently closing their doors after COVID-19 shutdowns cost them their revenue streams. “It continues … 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 announces 9 new cases in Campbellton area as outbreak grows

New Brunswick health officials have announced nine new COVID-19 cases on Monday. All are located in the region of Campbellton, N.B., also known as Zone 5, and bring the total … Read More

New Brunswick records first COVID-19-related death

New Brunswick has recorded the first COVID-19 death in the province. The death is linked to the ongoing outbreak in Zone 5, the region of Campbellton, N.B. The cluster has … Read More

First New Brunswick COVID-19 death involves resident at Atholville long-term care home

New Brunswick has recorded the first COVID-19 death in the province. The death is linked to the ongoing outbreak in Zone 5, the region of Campbellton, N.B. The cluster has … 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 1 new case of COVID-19

New Brunswick confirms one new case of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 122. The new case, which is under investigation, is an individual … Read More

New Brunswick barbershops busy as province enters new phase of COVID-19 recovery

Some New Brunswickers may be a little less shaggy on Saturday. Barbershops and hair salons are allowed to open in New Brunswick during the “yellow” phase of the province’s COVID-19 … 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

Bad lie: cross-border golf course unplayable for Canadian members

Border restrictions related to COVID-19 are proving a hazard for Canadian members of a golf course along the Canada-U.S. boundary. The Aroostook Valley Country Club, built during the Prohibition era … 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 teacher helps write children’s book about dealing with COVID-19

A New Brunswick teacher has written a book that he hopes will help kids around the globe open up to their parents about the stresses of living with the COVID-19 … Read More

N.S. pilot flying artistic patterns in response to provincial tragedies, coronavirus

As Nova Scotians continue to grieve after what has been a traumatic two months, one man is attempting to inspire those in the province who may need a hand. Dimitri … 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

Printing and signage businesses are booming as New Brunswick companies reopen

New Brunswick businesses are reopening as COVID-19 restrictions begin to relax and business is booming for the sign-making industry. As stores reopen their doors they’re often using signage to display … 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

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