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Provincewide service disruptions continue due to CUPE strike

The strike by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) continues to have an impact across the province in health, education, transportation, laundry, correctional services and other areas.

Family Violence Prevention Month proclaimed

The provincial government, in partnership with the Fergusson Foundation, has proclaimed November as Family Violence Prevention Month, promoting awareness of the impact family violence has on individuals, families, workplaces and communities. Standing, from left: Matt Rogers, acting director, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research; and Meranda McLaughlin, president, ...

Status update on negotiations with CUPE

Negotiations with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have reached an impasse, with the union demanding annual wage increases of three per cent over a four-year period. The government is now willing to offer wage increases of 8.5 per cent over a five-year period. This increase corresponds with agreements ...

Flag-raising for National Indigenous Peoples Day

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, the Wolastoqey flag was flown at the legislative assembly. From left: Premier Blaine Higgs; St. Mary’s First Nation Chief Alan Polchies Jr.; and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Arlene Dunn.

75 per cent achieved: First phase on path to Green begins at midnight

The province will enter the first phase on the path toward the Green level of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective as of midnight tonight. Participating in today’s news conference were, from left: Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health; Premier Blaine Higgs and Health Minister Dorothy Shephard.

Update on Phase 1 of the path to Green / second dose vaccination appointments

The provincial government confirmed today that Phase 1 of the path to Green will come into effect once 75 per cent of New Brunswickers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s news conference.

Premier Blaine Higgs receives second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Like all New Brunswickers aged 55 and older who received AstraZeneca as their first dose, Premier Blaine Higgs was eligible for his second dose now that his eight-week waiting period has passed. He received his second dose of AstraZeneca today, administered by Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health.

Path to Green level announced / nine new cases, eight in New Brunswick and one out of province / exposure notifications

The provincial government announced guidelines on May 27 outlining the path toward the Green level of the COVID-19 recovery plan. The plan includes three phases to slowly loosen restrictions, with target dates based on anticipated vaccination rates and low numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Premier Blaine Higgs participated in the news ...

19 new cases / outbreak declared over at special care home in Edmundston

Public Health reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 today. From left: Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health; and Premier Blaine Higgs.

Celebrating New Brunswick’s 2020 literacy award recipients on Literacy Day

Premier Blaine Higgs recognized New Brunswick Literacy Day, April 21, and congratulated the 2020 recipients of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award; Élizabeth (Betty) Levasseur of Lac Baker and Peter Sawyer of Moncton. Photo shows Levasseur.

Premier’s statement on the death of Prince Philip

Premier Blaine Higgs expressed his condolences today on the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Premier receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Premier Blaine Higgs received his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine today at a vaccination clinic held in the main ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in Fredericton. Licensed practical nurse Brenda Tree administered the vaccine.

Premier highlights growing confidence in New Brunswick during pandemic with increases in private investment, property sales and population growth

Premier Blaine Higgs delivered his annual state of the province address, highlighting collaborative projects and investments that have contributed to New Brunswick’s growth over the past year.

U.K. variant identified in New Brunswick / 25 new cases / outbreaks in Zone 4

Three confirmed cases of the COVID-19 United Kingdom variant have been identified in New Brunswick. Premier Blaine Higgs participated in today’s media briefing.

32 new cases / outbreak at an adult residential facility in Zone 4 / confirmed cases in schools

Public Health reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 today. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s media briefing.

23 new cases / vaccination update

Public Health reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 today. Premier Blaine Higgs participated in today’s media briefing.

Entire province moving to Orange level / 27 new cases of COVID-19 / self-isolation / exposure notification / relief for small businesses

Effective at midnight tonight, the entire province will move to the Orange level under its COVID-19 recovery plan. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s media briefing.

Zones 1 and 3 transitions to Yellow level / Four new cases

Zone 1 (Moncton region) and Zone 3 (Fredericton region) will return to the Yellow level effective midnight tonight. Premier Blaine Higgs participated in today’s media briefing.

Zone 3 moves to Orange level / Twelve new cases

Zone 3 (Fredericton region) moves to Orange level as of midnight tonight under the province’s revised COVID-19 recovery plan. Premier Blaine Higgs participated in today’s media briefing.

Throne speech highlights challenges and successes of past year, with renewed focus on priorities

Today’s speech from the throne highlighted the challenges and successes experienced over the past year and focused on the government’s plan to build upon progress made in six priority areas. Lt.-Gov. Brenda Murphy read the speech from the throne on behalf of the government, opening the first session of the ...

Three new cases / Zones 1 and 5 remain Orange / possible school exposure

Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19, all in Zone 5 (Campbellton region). Premier Blaine Higgs participated in today’s media briefing.

Six new cases of COVID-19 / Zones 1 and 5 are Orange / Schools in Zone 5

Public Health is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 and declaring an outbreak at Manoir de la Sagesse, a special-care home in Campbellton. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s media briefing.

Two new cases / Outbreak at special-care home in Moncton

Public Health is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 in Zone 1 (Moncton region) and declaring an outbreak at a special-care home in Moncton. Premier Blaine Higgs participated in today’s media briefing.

New triggers and revised recovery alert levels unveiled

New triggers and revised public health recovery alert levels have been unveiled in preparation for a next wave of COVID-19 in the province. Premier Blaine Higgs participated in today’s media briefing.

New road and observation deck at Fundy Trail Parkway officially open

Visitors to New Brunswick now have easier access to scenic views of the Fundy coastline with the official opening of a new road to the Fundy Trail Parkway from Sussex and the Walton Glen Gorge Observation Deck, projects that have been underway for more than two decades. From left: Fundy ...