Family

Registration For March Break Camp Open At YMCA

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Keep your children happy and active the holiday break, while helping them grow and learn! YMCA Day Camp offers children fun-filled days of activities such as such as swimming, arts and crafts, sport and games. Watch their confidence grow as they make new friends and develop life long skills. The fee is 150$ for the […]

Health

UNB Opens Safe Space For LGBTQIA2S+ Students, Faculty And Staff

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The 203 Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity opens today at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus.

The 203 Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity opens today at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Run by an advisory board comprised of UNB students, faculty and staff, it provides LGBTQIA2S+ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, queer, intersex, asexual, two-spirit) students, faculty and staff with a welcoming, safe, and comfortable place to gather and […]

Health

Premier Unveils Multi-Year Plan to Reduce Wait Times in Health Care

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Premier Brian Gallant outlined over $25 million in new targeted investments to fund a multi-year plan to reduce wait times in New Brunswick’s health-care system. From left: Health Minister Benoît Bourque; New Brunswick Medical Society CEO Anthony Knight; Dr. Édouard Hendriks, vice-president of medical, academic and research affairs at Horizon Health Network; Gallant; and deputy premier Stephen Horsman.

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant outlined over $25 million in new targeted investments to fund a multi-year plan to reduce wait times in New Brunswick’s health-care system. “Your government understands how important access to health care is for New Brunswickers,” said Gallant. “The availability and delivery of health-care services has a significant impact on […]

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Government Reaching Out To Seniors in New Initiative

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FREDERICTON (GNB) – Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris visited the Pine Grove Nursing Home in Fredericton today to recognize the dedication of workers in the long-term care sector and to highlight the work being done, along with stakeholder groups, to support recruitment in the sector. “I applaud those working in the long-term care […]

General News

Proposed Amendments to the Employment Standards Act

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The provincial government is proposing amendments to the Employment Standards Act that would allow for domestic or intimate partner violence leave, as well as provide job protection for people who leave work to care for a family member.

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is proposing amendments to the Employment Standards Act that would allow for domestic or intimate partner violence leave, as well as provide job protection for people who leave work to care for a family member. “It is essential that New Brunswick’s employment standards legislation be continually modernized to maintain […]

Health

Training Program for Recreational Cannabis Retail Operations

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NB Liquor and Canopy Growth Corp. have signed an agreement to develop a training program for Cannabis NB employees. The program is the first of its kind in Canada.

NB Liquor and Canopy Growth Corp. have signed an agreement to develop a training program for Cannabis NB employees. The program is the first of its kind in Canada. “Part of ensuring we have a safe environment, once recreational-use cannabis is legal, is making sure potential consumers have the right information about the products they […]

Health

First Team Begins Work Under Province’s New Family Medicine Model

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A group of four doctors in Oromocto has become the first team to work under a new Family Medicine New Brunswick model which is intended to provide patients with enhanced access to family physicians. From left: Andrew MacLean, director of Family Medicine New Brunswick, New Brunswick Medical Society; Health Minister Benoît Bourque; Dr. Naomi White; Dr. Kristen Brown; Dr. Stéphane Paulin; Dr. Dharm Singh, president of the New Brunswick Medical Society; Dr. Édouard Hendriks, vice-president of medical, academic and research affairs for Horizon Health Network; and New Brunswick Medical Society CEO Anthony Knight.

OROMOCTO (GNB) – A group of four doctors in Oromocto has become the first team to work under a new Family Medicine New Brunswick model which is intended to provide patients with enhanced access to family physicians. “This approach will result in improved patient access to care and enhanced chronic disease prevention,” said Health Minister […]

Health

Despite Sustainability Challenges, NB Residents Prefer To Keep All Current Hospitals Open

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Seven in ten New Brunswick residents believe the province would be better served by continuing to keep all current hospitals open

There are currently 21 hospitals and 2 other community health centres serving a population of over 747,000 in New Brunswick. Many smaller hospitals in the province are having problems recruiting doctors to their communities and keeping their emergency rooms open. All things considered, a sizeable majority of New Brunswick residents believe the province would be […]

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Name Of Recreational Cannabis Retail Stores Announced

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The provincial government announced today that the NB Liquor subsidiary, that will be created to operate recreational cannabis retail operations in New Brunswick, will be called Cannabis NB.

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government announced today that the NB Liquor subsidiary, that will be created to operate recreational cannabis retail operations in New Brunswick, will be called Cannabis NB. “Your government recognizes that the retail model will play a significant role as we enter this new market and I am pleased to provide […]