Highlights / New Brunswick

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Half of immigrants leaving New Brunswick after five years

A significant effort from the government of New Brunswick has attracted immigrants to the province to boost up their population to over 700,000 people. However, the province seemingly has a problem retaining immigrants.  Data out of the New Brunswick Institute »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Garbage litters the seabed of the Bay of Fundy

A new study of the floor of the Bay of Fundy shows a surprisingly large amount of trash and lost fishing gear. The study is the first attempt to quantify debris on the seafloor in the region. The researchers, using »

Environment & Animal Life

Hurricane Dorian to hit Atlantic Canada with high winds, downpours

Hurricane Dorian is expected to barrel into Atlantic Canada this weekend as a Category 1 hurricane, churning out sustained winds up to 140 km/h when it reaches Nova Scotia on Saturday, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre. “There is two »

Society

‘Righting a wrong’: 1st Canadian-born black lawyer named to Order of New Brunswick

Abraham Beverley Walker was the first Canadian-born black lawyer, but the Saint John area native has been all but forgotten by history, says a local amateur historian. Peter Little hopes to change that. “The way I look at it is, »

Health, Society

New Brunswick moves to make vaccination mandatory

The eastern province of New Brunswick is considering obliging children in school and daycares to be vaccinated unless they get a signed medical exemption from health care professional.  Exemptions are given to children who may be allergic or have other »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

No respite from flooding in Quebec and Ontario, but waters begin to recede in New Brunswick

Thousands of people across Quebec and Ontario face flooding for several more days, while floodwaters in New Brunswick have finally begun to recede. Authorities in southeastern Ontario along the border with Quebec are bracing for even more flooding as water »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Eastern Canada braces for more floods

Several communities in eastern Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are bracing for more floods as municipal authorities in Ottawa declared a state of emergency, while across the Ottawa River in Quebec officials are warning of a possible dam failure. Ottawa »

Health, International, Society

Fredericton declares a whooping cough outbreak

Public health officials in the eastern province of New Brunswick have declared an outbreak of pertussis, which is commonly known as whooping cough. Twelve cases were reported in the city of Fredericton in January, March and April 2019. This bacterial »

Society

Floodwaters rise in two Canadian provinces

Hundreds of soldiers have been deployed to help authorities and residents battle flooding in the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick. There are six major floods in Quebec and, at this hour, 2,549 homes have been evacuated. Many people who »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Another major sports event host backs out

The officially bilingual province of New Brunswick has backed out of hosting the international Francophone games. Known as the “Jeux de la Francophonie” the combined cities of Moncton-Dieppe had planned to host the games in 2021, but now say the »