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New Brunswick legislators defeat controversial mandatory vaccination bill

New Brunswick legislators defeat controversial mandatory vaccination bill

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick legislators have voted down a controversial bill that would have made vaccinations mandatory for children in the province's schools and daycares.
Vale to restart work at Voisey's Bay, production expected to resume in July

Vale to restart work at Voisey's Bay, production expected to resume in July

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Vale S.A. is moving to resume operations at the Voisey's Bay mine in Labrador in early July. The company says it has moved from care and maintenance into a planned maintenance period, the first step in restarting operations.

Newfoundland and Labrador reaches zero active cases of COVID-19

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — There are no known active COVID-19 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador. The province says 258 people have now recovered from the virus out of 261 positive cases. Three people have died from the novel coronavirus in the province.
New Brunswick chief says all chiefs support call for inquiry into shootings

New Brunswick chief says all chiefs support call for inquiry into shootings

FREDERICTON — An Indigenous leader in New Brunswick is renewing his call for an independent, Indigenous-led public inquiry to investigate two recent police shootings in the province, saying the proposal put forward by the province just won't work.
P.E.I. deficit balloons to $173 million as finance minister blames COVID-19

P.E.I. deficit balloons to $173 million as finance minister blames COVID-19

CHARLOTTETOWN — The COVID-19 pandemic has blown a hole through the public finances of Prince Edward Island, with the province announcing Wednesday a budget deficit for fiscal 2020-21 of $173 million.
First Nations chiefs say New Brunswick premier won't commit to shootings inquiry

First Nations chiefs say New Brunswick premier won't commit to shootings inquiry

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government says it agrees Indigenous people should lead some kind of review into two recent fatal police shootings, but several First Nations leaders say they're disappointed it may not be a formal commission of inquir
New Brunswick committee drops notwithstanding clause from vaccination bill

New Brunswick committee drops notwithstanding clause from vaccination bill

FREDERICTON — A committee of the New Brunswick legislature has voted to remove the notwithstanding clause from a controversial bill on mandatory vaccinations for children in schools and daycares.

New Brunswick reports one new case of COVID-19 in Campbellton region

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting one new case of COVID-19. A public health news release says the individual in their 20s works in health care in the Campbellton region, and was exposed to the virus there, but lives in the Fredericton region.

N.L. officials plan to lift more pandemic restrictions on June 25

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador officials say the province is aiming to lift more pandemic-related restrictions on gatherings, businesses and activities starting next week.
5 things to know about Quebec watchdog probing N.B. police shootings

5 things to know about Quebec watchdog probing N.B. police shootings

MONTREAL — Quebec's police watchdog, the Bureau des enquetes independantes, is investigating two recent police shootings of Indigenous people in New Brunswick.
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