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N.B. Tory leader hit from all in debate for calling election during pandemic

N.B. Tory leader hit from all in debate for calling election during pandemic

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Progressive Conservative leader and incumbent Premier Blaine Higgs spent much of the first election debate defending his decision to call a snap election and fending off accusations he has a secret plan to cut services.
N.L. adding more buses, virtual teaching, guidance counsellors for return to school

N.L. adding more buses, virtual teaching, guidance counsellors for return to school

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador says it's adding more buses and hiring new teachers for remote learning as children across the province return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Brunswick Liberals promise subsidy for home renos, Greens release platform

New Brunswick Liberals promise subsidy for home renos, Greens release platform

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Liberal leader pledged to create an incentive program for home renovations Thursday on the campaign trail, while the Green party released its platform, promising a $15 minimum wage and to lower the legal voting age to 16
Newfoundland and Labrador encouraging residents to use new COVID-19 tracing app

Newfoundland and Labrador encouraging residents to use new COVID-19 tracing app

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador has signed on to use the federal government's new smartphone app that notifies users when they have been in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19.
Prince Edward Island reports two new cases of COVID-19, both travel-related

Prince Edward Island reports two new cases of COVID-19, both travel-related

CHARLOTTETOWN — Public health officials on Prince Edward Island are reporting two new cases of COVID-19. Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, said today the cases involve a man in his 20s and another man in his 30s.
Air travellers warned of COVID-19 case on flights from Mexico to Moncton

Air travellers warned of COVID-19 case on flights from Mexico to Moncton

FREDERICTON — Public health officials in New Brunswick are warning travellers on two recent flights they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Officials said today an international traveller with COVID-19 may have been infectious on Aug.
CPL Roundup: HFX Wanderers score twice in four minutes, beat Valour FC 2-0

CPL Roundup: HFX Wanderers score twice in four minutes, beat Valour FC 2-0

CHARLOTTETOWN — The HFX Wanderers made the most of their opportunities on Wednesday, with Alex De Carolis and Cory Bent scoring four minutes apart on their way to a 2-0 victory over Valour FC in Canadian Premiere League play.
Blaine Higgs tries to focus N.B. voters' attention on his COVID-19 response

Blaine Higgs tries to focus N.B. voters' attention on his COVID-19 response

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Progressive Conservatives delivered an election campaign announcement Wednesday about education, but not before Premier Blaine Higgs made a point of repeatedly crowing about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Temporary foreign worker in the Moncton area tests positive for COVID-19

Temporary foreign worker in the Moncton area tests positive for COVID-19

FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick say a temporary foreign worker in the Moncton area has tested positive for COVID-19. The new case is the only infection reported in the province in the last 24 hours.
Former N.L. inmates launch class action over alleged harm from solitary confinement

Former N.L. inmates launch class action over alleged harm from solitary confinement

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is being targeted with a class-action lawsuit on behalf of inmates held in solitary confinement for periods longer than two weeks. St.
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