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Opposition mounting to ER closures, other health-care reforms in New Brunswick

Opposition mounting to ER closures, other health-care reforms in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's premier concedes that the growing backlash to health-care reforms including closing the emergency rooms of six community hospitals during the overnight hours may hurt him politically.

Vaping risk awareness campaign launches in Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is contributing $75,000 to an advertising campaign intended to raise awareness about the risks of youth vaping.
St. John's mayor says snow clearing after blizzard could cost city extra $5M

St. John's mayor says snow clearing after blizzard could cost city extra $5M

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The mayor of St. John's, N.L., says the cleanup after last month's fierce blizzard could cause the city to blow its snow-clearing budget by several million dollars.
Texas murder suspect nabbed in Halifax claims safety concerns if sent to U.S.

Texas murder suspect nabbed in Halifax claims safety concerns if sent to U.S.

MONTREAL — An American fugitive wanted for murder in Texas says he fears for his safety if returned to the United States.
Six community hospital ERs in N.B. to begin closing overnight, minister says

Six community hospital ERs in N.B. to begin closing overnight, minister says

FREDERICTON — Emergency rooms in six community hospitals in New Brunswick will begin to close overnight starting next month to allow resources to be directed to other services during the day.

QMJHL Roundup: Voyer, Robert lead Phoenix in 9-4 win over Titan

BATHURST, N.B. — Alex-Olivier Voyer scored three goals and set up another to power the Sherbrooke Phoenix to a 9-4 victory over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Monday.
New Brunswick premier says necessary changes coming to health care system

New Brunswick premier says necessary changes coming to health care system

FREDERICTON — The premier of New Brunswick is warning of changes coming to the province's health care system. Blaine Higgs issued a statement Monday saying the current health care model is not working and New Brunswickers deserve better.
N.L., Ottawa agree to shield ratepayers from Muskrat Falls cost overruns

N.L., Ottawa agree to shield ratepayers from Muskrat Falls cost overruns

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Ottawa and Newfoundland and Labrador say they will rewrite the financial structure of the Muskrat Falls hydro project to shield ratepayers from paying for the megadam's cost overruns.
New Brunswick Green leader launches his 'budget with a heart' tour

New Brunswick Green leader launches his 'budget with a heart' tour

FREDERICTON — As New Brunswick's Progressive Conservative government prepares to table a provincial budget, the province's Green leader is doing his own pre-budget consultation. David Coon is calling the initiative his "budget with a heart" tour.

Mount Allison University students to get rebate in wake of faculty strike

SACKVILLE, N.B. — Students at New Brunswick's Mount Allison University head back to class Monday following a six-day strike by faculty and librarians.
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