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New Brunswick opens border to select regions in Quebec

New Brunswick is opening the province to some regions along the border it shares with Quebec starting on Aug. 1, according to an announcement from New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs on Thursday. Residents in Quebec’s Avignon Municipal Regional County, Listuguj »

Economy, Society

New Brunswick initiative encourages residents to vacation within province 

The government of New Brunswick announced on Wednesday a new initiative to encourage its residents to vacation within the province.  The initiative, called the Explore NB Travel Incentive program, was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help stimulate »

Society

Atlantic bubble may open to Quebec’s Gaspé region, unsure about rest of Canada

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs said at a news conference on Tuesday that he would like to expand the Atlantic bubble to residents in Quebec’s Gaspé region before the end of week. On July 3, Canada’s four Atlantic provinces, Newfoundland »

Economy, Health, Society

Canada’s Atlantic provinces agree to regional pandemic bubble

Canada’s four Atlantic provinces have agreed to open their borders to each other as of July 3, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced Wednesday in a news release. The agreement means that residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince »

Health, Politics, Society

The thorny issue of mandatory vaccinations under discussion

Could this be a precursor to a COVID-19 vaccine debate? While there is no vaccine against COVID-19 in sight, there are a number of vaccines well-established against a variety of illnesses. The issue of making them mandatory has always resulted »

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 »