Blaine Higgs

A tale of two provinces: New Brunswick and Nova Scotia’s pandemic fortunes have diverged in 2021

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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 2021. New Brunswick reported 657 new cases in the month of January. In all of 2020, New Brunswick recorded …

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New Brunswick to provide update on COVID-19 – New Brunswick

New Brunswick to provide update on COVID-19 - New Brunswick

New Brunswick health officials are expected to provide a provincial update on the coronavirus on Tuesday. Premier Blaine Higgs will be joined by chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell for the 2:30 p.m. briefing. The update with be livestreamed on the Global News website. Read more: Winter …

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New Brunswick reports 20 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday – New Brunswick

New Brunswick reports 20 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday - New Brunswick

New Brunswick is reporting 20 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 334. There are 10 new cases in Zone 1, the Moncton region, nine new cases in Zone 4, the Edmundston region, and one new case in Zone 7, …

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

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

New Brunswick’s Edmundston region is now in a 14-day lockdown, as the province reported 135 active coronavirus cases in that zone on Saturday. Health officials in the province say the order is needed to curb a rise in daily infections that they fear is about to get out of …

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New Brunswick reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, moves Edmundston to red phase – New Brunswick

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New Brunswick reported 36 new cases of the coronavirus on in its largest single-day increase to date, as it announces strict measures for one region. The province said 24 of the new cases are located in the Edmundston region and majority are linked to a workplace exposure. Zone 4 …

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New Brunswick facing calls for sick pay program – New Brunswick

New Brunswick facing calls for sick pay program - New Brunswick

As New Brunswick sees case loads continuing to rise, opposition parties are calling on the government to implement a more robust sick pay program. Public Health has appealed to New Brunswickers to get tested for even mild symptoms as cases have spiked over the first two weeks of 2021. …

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New Brunswick to provide update on COVID-19 on Thursday – New Brunswick

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New Brunswick health officials are expected to provide an update on the coronavirus in the province on Wednesday. Premier Blaine Higgs will be joined by chief of health Dr. Jennifer Russell for a briefing at 2:30 p.m. The update will be livestreamed on the Global News website. New Brunswick …

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New Brunswick reports 2 COVID-19 deaths at Parkland Saint John, 17 new cases

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New Brunswick reported 17 new cases on Tuesday as the province recorded its first COVID-19-related deaths of 2021. The province confirmed that two people — an individual between the ages of 80 and 89 and an individual between 70 and 79 — have died. Both were residents of Lily …

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New Brunswick to provide COVID-19 update after 2 days of record-setting case numbers – New Brunswick

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New Brunswick officials will provide a COVID-19 update after back-to-back days of record-setting case numbers in the province. Wednesday saw 31 new cases of the virus reported in the province, which broke the record of new cases announced on a single-day set on Tuesday, which was 27. Since Jan. …

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N.B. targeting 70 per cent vaccination rate before opening borders to the rest of Canada

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Non-essential travel to New Brunswick from most of Canada has been prohibited since mid-March and according to Premier Blaine Higgs, that is unlikely to change in the near future. In a year-end interview with Global News, Higgs said the province is looking to see a 70 per cent vaccination …

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