Fred-E-Scene https://fred-e-scene.com Everything Fredericton Mon, 23 Nov 2020 21:29:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://fred-e-scene.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/cropped-fred-e-scene-icon-32x32.png Fred-E-Scene https://fred-e-scene.com 32 32 Fifteen New Cases Of COVID-19 https://fred-e-scene.com/fifteen-new-cases-of-covid-19/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fifteen-new-cases-of-covid-19 https://fred-e-scene.com/fifteen-new-cases-of-covid-19/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 21:29:31 +0000 https://fred-e-scene.com/?p=478 Public Health reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 and New Brunswick’s seventh death related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 and New Brunswick’s seventh death related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The three cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • two people 20 to 29; and
  • one individual 50 to 59.

The 11 cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

  • three people 19 and under;
  • three people 20 to 29;
  • one individual 30 to 39;
  • two people 40 to 49;
  • one individual 70 to 79; and
  • one individual 80 to 89.

The one case in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) is an individual 19 and under.

All cases are self-isolating and under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 445 and 349 have recovered. There have been seven deaths, and the number of active cases is 89 with no hospitalized cases. As of today, 117,272 tests have been conducted.

Province records seventh death related to COVID-19

Public Health confirmed that an individual between 80 and 89 died Sunday, Nov. 22, in Zone 2 (Saint John region) as a result of underlying complications, including COVID-19.

“On behalf of all New Brunswickers, I extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of the individual who has died,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “With the rising number of cases in our province, now is the time to proceed with caution and to go above and beyond what we are asking you to do to keep one another healthy and safe.”

“Sadly, I must report that we have experienced another death of a New Brunswicker from COVID-19; our seventh since the pandemic began,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “I offer my sincere sympathy to the family of the deceased, and I want them to know that all New Brunswickers grieve with you today.”

Schools in Zone 2 and 3

On Sunday, Nov. 22, positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at Montgomery Street School in Fredericton and at Centreville School in Centreville. The school communities have been notified. At this time, no student-to-student transmission has been determined in any schools. If you or a family member has been in close contact with these cases, you will be notified by Public Health for contact tracing. If you do not hear directly from Public Health, you have not been identified as a close contact. School staff will contact families directly regarding any potential changes to learning.

Today is an operational response day at Hampton Middle School as staff continue collaborating with Public Health. Staff will use this day to roll-out their response plans, including a deep-cleaning of the school, and students will remain at home. Students in all Grade 7 classes will learn from home throughout the remainder of the week and staff will communicate directly with families regarding any other potential changes to learning. Simonds High School and Harbour View High School are open today.

Outbreak declared at Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation

Public Health declared an outbreak at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation in Fredericton. An employee tested positive and is self-isolating. Employees and patients who were in contact with the individual have been tested. Affected individuals are isolating. All visits to the centre and scheduled appointments are cancelled until further notice. Affected patients and their families have been notified.

Exposure notifications

Public Health follows a standard process when addressing instances where the public may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. In cases where record-keeping is able to identify anyone who may have been exposed, officials contact these individuals directly and do not issue a separate announcement. In cases where officials cannot be certain of exactly who may have been exposed to the virus in a given location, Public Health issues an announcement to alert those who could have been affected and provide instructions.

Public Health has identified potential public exposures to the virus at the following locations in Zone 2:

  • Rothesay Route 1 Big Stop Restaurant on Nov. 14 between 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. (2870 Route 1, Rothesay).
  • Pub Down Under on Nov. 14, between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (400 Main St., Saint John).
  • Fish & Brews on Nov. 14 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (800 Fairville Blvd., Saint John).
  • Cora Breakfast and Lunch on Nov. 16 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (39 King St., Saint John).
  • Goodlife Fitness McAllister Place on Nov. 16 between noon and 1 p.m. and on Nov. 18 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (519 Westmorland Rd., Saint John).
  • NBCC Grandview campus on Nov. 16, 17, and 18 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (950 Grandview Ave., Saint John).
  • Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio on Nov. 19 between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (47 Clark Rd., Rothesay).

Public Health guidance for people who were at any of these locations at the dates and times specified includes:

  • If you have no symptoms of COVID-19, self monitor and follow all Public Health guidelines.
  • If you’re experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 and do not need to talk to a nurse, complete the self-assessment and get tested.
  • Avoid visiting settings with vulnerable populations such as nursing homes, correctional facilities, and shelters over the next 14 days.
  • Wash your hands frequently.

Identification required at seated venues

Restaurants and other seated venues will now ask patrons for identification as part of their record-keeping process. This will ensure that, in the Orange zones, those sitting together are keeping to their one-household bubble, and it will also ensure the accuracy of the names being given for contact tracing. Public Health has discovered during their contact tracing that some people have not been giving their real names and contact information when asked.

Atlantic bubble

Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced changes to the Atlantic bubble. All travellers into these two provinces, including New Brunswickers travelling for work, will have to self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival. The new rules come into effect at midnight tonight for Prince Edward Island and on Wednesday, Nov. 25 for Newfoundland and Labrador. Travellers seeking more details on these changes should contact the appropriate provincial government.

Today’s changes do not affect New Brunswickers returning home after working in these provinces.

“We do not feel it necessary to take this step to remove New Brunswick from the Atlantic bubble at this time, however we know how quickly things can change,” said Higgs. “I am joining my fellow Atlantic premiers in cautioning against non-essential travel within the bubble, and even within our own province. Now is the time to stay local, shop local and take extra precautions to contain the spread of COVID-19.”

Zones 1 and 2 are Orange

Zone 1 (Moncton region) and Zone 2 (Saint John region) remain at the Orange level under the province’s COVID-19 recovery plan. Orange level rules are available online. Residents are reminded that among the rules at the Orange level are to stick to a one household bubble, maintain two metres of distancing and wear a mask while in indoor and outdoor public spaces.

All other zones in New Brunswick remain at the Yellow level. During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.

To find out the boundaries of each health zone, see the map available at:

211 New Brunswick

As the province navigates the second wave of COVID-19, people who need support are often unsure where to turn. Whether it is help obtaining food, mental health support or other non-emergency programs and services in the community, residents are advised to dial 2-1-1. This is a free, bilingual, confidential resource to help New Brunswickers navigate the network of community, social, non-clinical health and government services.

Enforcement

Police officers, as well as peace officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Public Health inspectors and inspectors with WorkSafe New Brunswick, are working in all zones of the province to make sure the rules are being followed. They have been visiting businesses and public spaces to ensure compliance with the provisions of the mandatory order including the wearing of masks and the provision of COVID-19 operational plans. People who refuse to comply with provisions of the mandatory order are being charged.

“Generally, people are complying with mask requirements and physical distancing, however more than 30 fines were issued across the province over the weekend for violations of mandatory order provisions under the Emergency Measures Act,” said Higgs. “Inspectors issued dozens of compliance orders to businesses and they will be following up on those orders and conducting more inspections to ensure rules are being followed. I thank those individuals who are doing their part and remind businesses that they must have and follow an operational plan. If you are a business that is currently operating with no plan, WorkSafe New Brunswick will issue an immediate stop-work order.”

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Get Local With Holiday Gift Giving! https://fred-e-scene.com/get-local-with-holiday-gift-giving/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=get-local-with-holiday-gift-giving https://fred-e-scene.com/get-local-with-holiday-gift-giving/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 21:18:58 +0000 https://fred-e-scene.com/?p=458 No matter what kind of shopper you are, one thing is certain: Fredericton has some pretty cool shops with unique items that in many cases, you can buy in-store or online.

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As it turns out, not all holiday shoppers are cut from the same cloth! Some savour the bricks and mortar experience while others cringe at the thought of stepping foot into a shop. No matter what kind of shopper you are, one thing is certain: Fredericton has some pretty cool shops with unique items that in many cases, you can buy in-store or online; definitely a win-win.  With Christmas right around the corner, let us help you in with your holiday “plan of action”.  You get the gifts that make YOU feel good, and you get to #SupportFredLocal! This year, more than ever, we need to turn our attention to our local businesses in supporting them this holiday season!

Here’s a few local shops to get you on your way to checking things off your list!

Aitkens Pewter
Are you on the hunt for a veritable “handcrafted in Fredericton” gift? Aitkens Pewter has been around for 48 years and have been crafting beautiful pieces such as jewellery, mugs, frames and more; look for the distinctive triple “A” in a circle’ this is the touchmark in the design and proves its authentic and enduring craftsmanship!

Artful Persuasion
Situated downtown on York Street, Artful Persuasion is a local collective of 50+ crafters that both work in the shop and contribute to the product line! This is your “go-to” for anything that is handcrafted and quintessentially New Brunswick!

Back Street Records
The place where you can buy, sell, or trade your vinyl, cd or dvd’s, perfect for anyone who has a passion for the retro! Tucked away in a little shop on Queen Street, this might be the place where you find that long sought-after album!

Botinicals Gift Shop
Walking into Botinicals is a feast for the eyes.  All around you’ll find beautiful pottery, glassware, woodwork, jewellery, textiles and more!  Everything in the store has been produced in Atlantic Canada.

Endeavours & Think Play
Do you have a budding artist in the family? Or do you buy a new board game every year?  If you’ve answered “yes” to either question, then you need to head to this cute little shop on Queen Street.  Endeavours, at the front of the store, is an artist’s dream, with all manner of art supplies for skills of all levels.  Heading to the back of the store you’ll find ThinkPlay.  Here you’ll find board games, toys, retro candy and so much more!

Room2Remember & Room2Remember Kidz
Located on York Street, the store has a kid’s side with a huge selection of baby and kid’s items and on the other side of the store is a great selection of everything from home décor to clothing and coffee.

Strange Adventures
Do you have a comic book fan on your shopping list? If so, this is the place to check out.  They have a wide variety of comics as well as pop culture games and toys.

Urban Almanac
Chic and trendy, this store has a lot going on! In the main part you’ll find contemporary furniture but in the front you can find Good People Coffee Roasters where you can purchase small batch roasted coffee and Tasha Tea for the tea lovers in your circle.

Westminster Books
If you are looking for a regional read with a favourite local author, this is the bookstore that you need to visit! Westminster has been a fixture in Fredericton for 40+ years, and as a small independent bookstore, there are lots of titles that you’ll find nowhere else.

Eloise
So this may be the part where you eventually decide to treat yo’self! Eloise is a women’s clothing store, carrying a wide range of versatile and stylish items.

Get crafty!
Not the glue and sparkles variety, mind you! Consider purchasing a gift card from any number of our #FredTapTrail partners; or maybe surprise that special someone with the recently released Fredericton Taproom Trail Brew Bucks!  They make a great stocking stuffer!

Whimsy
This shop truly showcases the talent and artistry of Fredericton crafters! Their Facebook page describes their offerings as: jewellery, soap, bath products, makeup, paint, essential oils, decor, candles, coffee & loads more! So in other words, the perfect spot for ticking items off your list!

Jewelz by Angie
Carefully curated selection of trendy necklaces, earrings, candles, mugs, keychains and so much more! Check out the great selection online.

Sacred Arts
Located inside the Two Nations One Stop, Sacred Arts showcases a variety of gift ideas, from Manitoba Mukluks to St. Mary’s artisan-made beadwork and jewellery and a line of natural self-care products.

U Beautiful Creature
Looking for regionally made gifts? Recently opened, U Beautiful Creature features products from Maritime Crafters and Artisans such as handmade jewellery, essential oils, bath products, beauty products, home décor and more!

CrabApple Kids Boutique
Business owner Angela Orfei started Crabapple Kids Boutique from her home 6 years ago; shortly after that she expanded into a market setting to 7 booths. Fast forward to present day, where CrabApple Kids has a storefront location on the northside at 269 Main Street.  You can find a great variety of new items (babies to size 8) such as clothing, toys (Melissa & Doug Toys), accessories as well as a selection of gently used items.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, merely just a sampling of local businesses in Fredericton to get your shopping off on the right foot! For more ideas and inspiration, check out our website or our new online portal, the marketbasket.ca

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Lincoln Man Sentenced To 54 Months In Prison Following Investigation Into Images Of Child Sexual Abuse https://fred-e-scene.com/lincoln-man-sentenced-to-54-months-in-prison-following-investigation-into-images-of-child-sexual-abuse/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lincoln-man-sentenced-to-54-months-in-prison-following-investigation-into-images-of-child-sexual-abuse https://fred-e-scene.com/lincoln-man-sentenced-to-54-months-in-prison-following-investigation-into-images-of-child-sexual-abuse/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 20:09:52 +0000 https://fred-e-scene.com/?p=453 A 53-year-old man has been sentenced to 54 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an investigation into images of child sexual abuse.

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A 53-year-old man has been sentenced to 54 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an investigation into images of child sexual abuse.

The investigation began in July 2019, as part of a proactive investigation by the RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit. On January 16, 2020, a search warrant was executed at a home in Lincoln, N.B. Police seized several electronic devices and a 53-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

On June 1, Robert Allan Love was charged in Fredericton Provincial Court with possession of child pornography and making available child pornography.

On November 20, 2020, Robert Allan Love returned to court and was sentenced to 36 months for possession of child pornography and 54 months for making available child pornography. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Robert Allan Love has been added to the National Sex Offender Registry for life, and will be required to submit a DNA sample. Following his release from prison, he will have to abide by conditions set out by the court, including not being around children.

The RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit includes members of the Saint John and Kennebecasis Regional Police Forces. The RCMP’s Digital Forensics Services Unit in New Brunswick, along with the Oromocto RCMP, were also involved in this investigation.

Contact information

Cst. Hans Ouellette
New Brunswick RCMP
506-452-4252

Original Link: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2020/53-year-old-man-sentenced-54-months-prison-investigation-images-child-sexual-abuse

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Alert Ready Test To Be Conducted On Nov. 25 https://fred-e-scene.com/alert-ready-test-to-be-conducted-on-nov-25/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=alert-ready-test-to-be-conducted-on-nov-25 https://fred-e-scene.com/alert-ready-test-to-be-conducted-on-nov-25/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 14:51:11 +0000 https://fred-e-scene.com/?p=450 Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will be tested in New Brunswick on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 10:55 a.m.

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FREDERICTON (GNB) – Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will be tested in New Brunswick on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 10:55 a.m.

The system is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts.

The test will take place on television, radio and wireless devices. Following an audible alarm, the following information will be presented by television on a red background or broadcast by radio: “This is a test of the National Public Alerting System issued by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization. This is only a test. If this had been an actual emergency or threat, you would now hear instructions that would assist you to protect you and your family. This is a test only; no action is required.”

Compatible wireless devices will vibrate and the alert sound will play. The accompanying text in both official languages will state that it is only a test.

The wireless alert part of the system was successfully used by Environment Canada in New Brunswick to warn of a potential tornado threat in July 2019 in Grand Lake, Queens County, Oromocto and Sunbury County.

Alert Ready was developed in partnership with federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment and Climate Change Canada and the broadcast industry to enhance emergency preparedness and response in times of crisis.

Media Contact(s)

Geoffrey Downey, communications, Department of Justice and Public Safety, 506-453-2039, geoffrey.downey@gnb.ca.

Original Link: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.11.0628.html

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TNB Joins With Atlantic Ballet Theatre for Collaborative Production https://fred-e-scene.com/tnb-joins-with-atlantic-ballet-theatre-for-collaborative-production/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tnb-joins-with-atlantic-ballet-theatre-for-collaborative-production https://fred-e-scene.com/tnb-joins-with-atlantic-ballet-theatre-for-collaborative-production/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:29:41 +0000 https://fred-e-scene.com/?p=447 Theatre New Brunswick is pleased to announce its participation in the province-wide collaborative project, Isolated//Together.

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Theatre New Brunswick is pleased to announce its participation in the province-wide collaborative project, Isolated//Together.

Led by Atlantic Ballet Theatre in collaboration with Harrison Burton of Brainworks Creative, Isolated//Together is a multidisciplinary project documenting the COVID-19 experience in New Brunswick through dance, film, music, spoken word, photography and visual arts. Other partners in this project include the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (working 14 visual artists from across the province), photographer Denis Duquette, composer/musician Elephant Skeletons and 14 dancers from Atlantic Ballet, Connection Dance Works (Saint John) and Solo Chicken Productions (Fredericton) as well as Wolastoq performance artist Nipahtuwet Naka Wespahtuwet Possesom.

“For our contribution to this massive project, we have been collecting stories from a wide range of New Brunswickers in various languages from English to French and Migmaw to Tamil. The range of experiences we’ve been hearing has been in a word, overwhelming,” said TNB Artistic Director Natasha MacLellan.

For its part in the project, TNB has conducted several interviews, both in-person and online, capturing audio which will be used to convey one aspect of this story within the world of Isolated//Together.

“We see this project as a creative reaction to a very troubling time in our collective history,” said MacLellan. “We’ve heard stories of love, loss and optimism and the many ways our friends and neighbours have managed to cope with the defining event of 2020. We can’t wait to share this project with audiences across the province in the New Year.”

Isolated//Together is currently in development. Watch for updates and new details coming soon.

Original Link: https://www.tnb.nb.ca/tnb-join-with-atlantic-ballet-theatre-for-collaborative-production/

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FRSWC: Blue, Grey Recycle Calendars for Fredericton, New Maryland Mailed Out https://fred-e-scene.com/frswc-blue-grey-recycle-calendars-for-fredericton-new-maryland-mailed-out/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=frswc-blue-grey-recycle-calendars-for-fredericton-new-maryland-mailed-out https://fred-e-scene.com/frswc-blue-grey-recycle-calendars-for-fredericton-new-maryland-mailed-out/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:04:10 +0000 https://fred-e-scene.com/?p=436 FRSWC has mailed some 27,000 calendars to City of Fredericton and Village of New Maryland residents for its recycling collection days.

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Fredericton Region Solid Waste has mailed some 27,000 calendars through Canada Post to City of Fredericton and Village of New Maryland residents for its blue and grey box recycling collection days.

Residents in Fredericton and New Maryland participate in weekly blue and grey recycle box collection. One week is blue week for contents that include plastics number 1 through 7, milk cartons, metal food cans and No. 4 plastic bags. Grey box week is for newspaper, cardboard, flyers and paper products.

Residents in FRSW’s region-wide program have their blue and grey boxes collected once a month.

Still, some residents involved in the monthly collection will receive the FRSW colour-coded recycle calendar due to Canada Post territorial mail out routes. FRSW asks those residents to keep the calendar for recycling tips and Hotline Number contact information on the back. There is also Household Hazardous Waste information on the calendar.

If there are any questions, please email info@frswc.ca

Original Link: https://frswc.ca/2020/11/19/blue-grey-recycle-calendars-for-fredericton-new-maryland-mailed-ou/

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COVID-19 Outbreak Declared At Horizon’s Stan Cassidy Centre For Rehabilitation https://fred-e-scene.com/covid-19-outbreak-declared-at-horizons-stan-cassidy-centre-for-rehabilitation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=covid-19-outbreak-declared-at-horizons-stan-cassidy-centre-for-rehabilitation https://fred-e-scene.com/covid-19-outbreak-declared-at-horizons-stan-cassidy-centre-for-rehabilitation/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:38:04 +0000 https://fred-e-scene.com/?p=433 Horizon and Public Health are investigating a potential COVID-19 exposure at Horizon's Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation in Fredericton.

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(FREDERICTON) – Horizon and Public Health are investigating a potential COVID-19 exposure at Horizon’s Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation (the Centre) in Fredericton.

As this is a high-risk situation, Horizon is declaring an outbreak at the Centre.

Effective immediately, Horizon is restricting all visitors at the Centre and cancelling scheduled appointments until further notice. Affected patients and families have been notified.

An employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, Nov. 21. The employee is self-isolating.

All patients who were in contact with the employee when the employee may have been infectious had rapid testing for COVID-19 on Sunday, Nov. 22 and tested negative. All affected patients have been isolated.

All staff who were in contact have had COVID-19 testing. As a precautionary measure, all other employees at the Centre will be tested for COVID-19. 

Effective Monday morning, all staff and physicians at the Centre will participate in active screening for COVID-19 symptoms.

Karen McGrath

President and CEO

Horizon Health Network

Original Link: https://en.horizonnb.ca/home/media-centre/horizon-news/2020-11-22-ceo-statement-covid-19-outbreak-declared-at-horizon%E2%80%99s-stan-cassidy-centre-for-rehabilitation.aspx

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Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. recalls one lot of WeedMD’s Pedro’s Sweet Sativa dried cannabis https://fred-e-scene.com/medical-cannabis-by-shoppers-drug-mart-inc-recalls-one-lot-of-weedmds-pedros-sweet-sativa-dried-cannabis/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=medical-cannabis-by-shoppers-drug-mart-inc-recalls-one-lot-of-weedmds-pedros-sweet-sativa-dried-cannabis https://fred-e-scene.com/medical-cannabis-by-shoppers-drug-mart-inc-recalls-one-lot-of-weedmds-pedros-sweet-sativa-dried-cannabis/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2020 21:51:22 +0000 https://fred-e-scene.com/?p=429 This recall involves one lot of WeedMD's Pedro's Sweet Sativa dried cannabis which was sold to clients registered for medical purposes by Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.

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This recall involves one lot of WeedMD’s Pedro’s Sweet Sativa dried cannabis which was sold to clients registered for medical purposes by Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.

 Product NameProduct SizeLot NumberCannabinoid Values
Product labelWeedMD Ghost Train Haze Pre-Roll Dried Cannabis5gL200800091THC: 14.6 % Total THC: 188.3% CBD: 0.0% Total CBD: 0.0%
Actual product informationWeedMD Pedro’s Sweet Sativa5gL200600063THC: 0.85% Total THC: 16.64% CBD: 0.00 % Total CBD: 0.00 %

Hazard identified

Several units are incorrectly labelled as another product, WeedMD Ghost Train Haze Pre-Roll Dried Cannabis. Additionally, the cannabinoid values listed on the affected product label are incorrect.

To date, Health Canada has not received any complaints related to the recalled lot. Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. has received two complaints indicating that the label on the product was incorrect. Neither Health Canada nor Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. has received any adverse reaction reports for the recalled cannabis product.

Number sold

122 units of recalled product were sold.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from October 19 to October 29, 2020.

Companies

Recalling Firm Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.
Ontario
CANADA
Tel: 1-844-633-2627 Manufacturer WeedMD RX Inc.
Ontario
CANADA

What you should do

Clients should verify whether their product is affected.

Affected clients may contact Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. at 1-844-633-2627.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety complaints related to the use of this cannabis products or any other cannabis product by filling out the online complaint form

Original Link: https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/74363r-eng.php

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CFIB Statement On Adoption Of New Rent Subsidy https://fred-e-scene.com/cfib-statement-on-adoption-of-new-rent-subsidy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cfib-statement-on-adoption-of-new-rent-subsidy https://fred-e-scene.com/cfib-statement-on-adoption-of-new-rent-subsidy/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2020 21:28:44 +0000 https://fred-e-scene.com/?p=426 Small businesses have waited eight long months for adequate rent relief, and with the rise of the second wave of COVID-19, this program will serve as an invaluable lifeline for many through the coming months.

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Toronto – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is pleased by yesteday’s announcement that applications for the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) will begin to be accepted by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Monday. However, with new restrictions on business activity cropping up in many regions across the country, changes to all the federal support programs are urgently needed.

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)
Small businesses have waited eight long months for adequate rent relief, and with the rise of the second wave of COVID-19, this program will serve as an invaluable lifeline for many through the coming months, especially as it includes a top-up for businesses that have been shut down by public health orders.

It’s important to note that the new program does not provide retroactive rent support for businesses that previously qualified for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) but could not access the funds because their landlord chose not to participate. 

We have heard heartbreaking stories of beloved, longstanding businesses that have been evicted because they had no rent relief, or those buried under a mountain of debt and still facing an uncertain future and months of reduced sales. In fact, CFIB estimates that Canada may lose between 55,000 and 218,000 additional small businesses before the end of the pandemic. We call on the government to provide retroactive rent relief to businesses that were shut out of CECRA.

– Laura Jones, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
Earlier this summer, small businesses were pleased by the extension of CEWS to 2021, but things have changed since then. Sales continue to lag, with only 28 per cent of businesses back to making normal revenues, and many now find themselves shut down just like in March, but the wage subsidy amount has dropped from its original 75 per cent to only 65 per cent. 

This sliding scale model made sense when things were looking up in the summer, but now the subsidy needs to go back up to 75 per cent at least. Government should also introduce a top-up for businesses that are closed by public health orders as it has for CERS.

– Dan Kelly, President, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
Small businesses are also anxiously awaiting the announced expansion of the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loans to $60,000 with an additional $10,000 forgivable portion. The program has been very helpful to cash-strapped businesses, but the long-lasting effects of the pandemic mean that many now need a top-up of their loans to get through the coming months.

We thank Minister Freeland and her team for their work on delivering a much-improved rent relief program and important fixes to the other federal support programs. We stand ready to work with the government to ensure the relief it delivers is as effective at keeping Canada’s businesses open as possible.

– Dan Kelly, President, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

For media enquiries or interviews, please contact:
Milena Stanoeva, CFIB
647-464-2814
public.affairs@cfib.ca 

About CFIB
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 110,000 members across every industry and region. CFIB is dedicated to increasing business owners’ chances of success by driving policy change at all levels of government, providing expert advice and tools, and negotiating exclusive savings. Learn more at cfib.ca.

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Winter Family Fun in Fredericton! https://fred-e-scene.com/winter-family-fun-in-fredericton/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=winter-family-fun-in-fredericton https://fred-e-scene.com/winter-family-fun-in-fredericton/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2020 21:20:34 +0000 https://fred-e-scene.com/?p=422 With the current health crises, there has been a spotlight on doing things outdoors and since this is a great thing to do anyway, it’s time to really celebrate being active and outside, with family!

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Winter is such an awesome time to be outside; crisp, cool air, and if the conditions are right, fresh snow on the ground, perfect to play in! Lucky for us, Fredericton is blessed with a pretty good blanketing of snow most years! With the current health crises, there has been a spotlight on doing things outdoors and since this is a great thing to do anyway, it’s time to really celebrate being active and outside, with family!

We’ve pulled together a few things that are family friendly and guaranteed to put some smiles on little faces!

Fun things begin with “S”!

Skiing (downhill!)
This is a no-brainer! Crabbe Mountain boasts the largest vertical in NB! With 34 trails, snow school lessons for the little ones, a fantastic lodge to warm up in, food and beverage in the Thirsty Boot, all of a sudden, you have the makings of a great day of skiing for the whole family!

Skiing (Cross Country)
You don’t have to go too far in Fredericton before you come across a trail, and you are suddenly surrounded by nature.  The winter transforms former walking trails into beautifully groomed ski trails. Check out Mactaquac Provincial Park (they lend complimentary pairs of skis), Killarney Lake (the trails are groomed and maintained by the local cross country ski group, Wostawea) and Odell Park, to name a few. If you are new to cross country skiing, maybe consider renting a pair from Radical Edge before heading out.

Snowshoeing
The perfect way to slow down and take in your surroundings! If you’d like to try snowshoeing, then you’re in luck! You can borrow a pair at Mactaquac Provincial Park, the Fredericton Public Library or rent a pair from Radical Edge

Sliding
Wheeeeeee! Get your adrenaline going with Mactaquac Provincial Park’s sliding hill – open in the evenings as well for nighttime sliding!

Sleigh rides
Everyone loves to dash through the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh with Sandwith Sleigh Rides

Skating
Fredericton has a number of indoor and outdoor skating facilities.  Check before you go to ensure that the ice is available and for the indoor rinks, be sure to book your free skate online.  Try something new! The Forest Skate* at Mactaquac Provincial Park has you meandering through a winter wonderland! (*Weather dependent)

FROSTival! 

This year, FROSTival takes place January 21 – February 7 and it’s our way of saying “embrace winter”! This seems to come pretty naturally to kids, so in the spirit of childlike wonder and play, give winter a big high five, grab the kids and experience all the great activities made just for families during FROSTival!

UNPLUG!

Here’s a few ideas to get the kid’s engaged in some “non-tech” activities!

Get Crafty!
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery has put together a compilation of cool art projects for kids to enjoy.  It is part of an ongoing effort to keep kids engaged in art in a safe way, in the comfort of your home. Projects such as learning to paint with watercolours, making suncatchers, salt dough and more!

Clay Café
You can be an artist at Clay Cafe!  Fredericton’s “paint your own pottery” studio is designed for all age groups; they have over 300 different pieces of pottery to paint: plates, mugs, bowls, teapots AND lots of cool designs for kids. 

Play!

Unplugged Board Game Café
Bring your family or bubble and “get unplugged”!  Choose from a HUGE selection of games (you can even buy a favourite!), grab some lunch and spend a wintery afternoon enjoying some good ol’ fashioned fun.

Kingswood Entertainment Centre
Have fun inside! Bowl a few strings, play lazer tag or try your hand at arcade games while kids can have fun on the 45-foot playclimber!

Learn!

NB Sports Hall of Fame
Another great indoor option this winter, the NB Sports Hall of Fame is an interactive museum that feature exhibits and memorabilia from NB’s sport history and Hall of Famers. Kids’ and adults can also “give it their best shot” with a 5 in 1 interactive sports system!

Science East
This is not just for kids! Bring the whole family to Science East Science Centre; you’ll be surprised at the cool stuff you can learn.  Cool fact: the centre used to be the old gaol (jail) and still has the original cells downstairs!

Go on a Treasure Hunt!
Fredericton Geocaching Tour – What better way to get to know a place than to go geocaching!  Geocaching is like a treasure hunt with a gps or an iphone, and this is why it is so appealing to kids!  Experience Fredericton’s nature, culture and heritage with a special passport that lists 15 caches around the city.

Perfect your aim with Axe Throwing!
Yes, you heard right! Fredericton’s newest unique experience, HaliMac Axe Throwing,  will have you throwing an axe at a target; challenge your family members to a friendly game! Maybe you will have the honour of landing your name on the Wall of Fame!

Time to Escape!
A great way to spend a chilly winter day.  An escape room is a live-action, team-based game where you and your group are trapped in a room and have 60 – 75 minutes to escape. This alternate reality adventure involves finding clues, solving riddles, completing puzzles, and overcoming obstacles to ultimately accomplish your mission and escape the room before time expires.  A great team building or family thing to do! Check out No Escape Escape Rooms  or Ispy Escape Games and book your time slot!

Climb the Walls!
Test your abilities to scale the walls with Fredericton Bouldering Co-op! Aimed at all skill levels, all you need to do is book your time slot online and you’re all set to get vertical!

Visit a Museum!
Home to the famous “Coleman Frog”, the Fredericton Region Museum depicts the history of central New Brunswick with a variety of exhibits and hands on learning.  Make sure to call and book your visit ahead of time.

Just keep swimming!
Make a splash at the Fredericton Indoor Pool!  Kids will love the water slide and tarzan rope!  Check here for booking information.

There you have it! You are now armed with an arsenal of activities for the fam that satisfy all ages and weather! Embrace this wonderful season and be sure to tell us all about it! For more family fun ideas, be sure to check our website.

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