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New triggers and revised recovery alert levels unveiled

New triggers and revised public health recovery alert levels have been unveiled in preparation for a next wave of COVID-19 in the province. Premier Blaine Higgs participated in today’s media briefing.

New road and observation deck at Fundy Trail Parkway officially open

Visitors to New Brunswick now have easier access to scenic views of the Fundy coastline with the official opening of a new road to the Fundy Trail Parkway from Sussex and the Walton Glen Gorge Observation Deck, projects that have been underway for more than two decades. From left: Fundy ...

Province takes next step in recovery; no new cases reported; Zone 5 remains orange

Premier Blaine Higgs announced that the provincial government’s COVID-19 recovery plan is moving to the next phase of the Yellow level today, for all areas of the province except for Zone 5 (Campbellton region).

Four new cases of COVID-19; Zone 5 remains orange

Public Health reported four new cases of COVID-19, all in Zone 5 (Campbellton region). Premier Blaine Higgs participated in today’s media briefing.

Nine new cases of COVID-19; Zone 5 remains orange

Public Health reported nine new cases of COVID-19, all in Zone 5 (Campbellton region). Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s media briefing.

Province records first COVID-19 death; takes next step in recovery; one new case reported

New Brunswick recorded its first death related to the COVID-19 outbreak today. Premier Blaine Higgs extended his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the individual, as well as to all of those in the Campbellton-Restigouche region, on behalf of the people of New Brunswick.

Three new cases of COVID-19; more than 1,300 tests processed in one day

Public Health reports three new cases of COVID-19. Premier Blaine Higgs expressed his gratitude to everyone who is going above and beyond and working tirelessly to contain this situation.

One new case of COVID-19; Zone 5 transitioning back to Orange level

Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, announced today that Zone 5 (Campbellton region) is transitioning back to Orange level under the province’s COVID-19 recovery plan immediately.

Province takes next step in COVID-19 recovery; no new cases reported

The provincial government’s COVID-19 recovery plan is moving gradually to the next level, Premier Blaine Higgs announced today. The yellow level includes the reopening of more businesses and activities while working to prevent a resurgence of the virus.

No new cases of COVID-19

For the seventh consecutive day, Public Health reported no new cases of COVID-19. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s media briefing.

Province moves to Phase 2 (Orange) of recovery plan; no new cases of COVID-19

The province’s COVID-19 recovery plan has transitioned to the next phase, Premier Blaine Higgs announced today.

Two more people recover; no new COVID-19 cases

Public Health reports today that two more people have recovered from COVID-19 and that the number of active cases is two. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in the daily media briefing.

National Day of Mourning

Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder (left) and Premier Blaine Higgs lowered the provincial flag outside the legislative assembly to half-mast today in recognition of the National Day of Mourning which commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and occupational ...

Some COVID-19 public health restrictions being lessened; no new cases

The first phase of New Brunswick's recovery plan and the loosening of some public health restrictions were announced today by Premier Blaine Higgs, the COVID-19 all-party committee which includes Liberal leader Kevin Vickers, People’s Alliance leader Kris Austin and Green Party leader David Coon, and by Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief ...

Removal of the 30-day limit on prescription drugs; no new cases today

Public Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Premier Blaine Higgs said the provincial government will present a recovery plan in the coming days. He also said the 30-day limit on prescription drugs will be eliminated for drugs where shortages do not exist.

No new cases of COVID-19; 98 people have recovered

Public Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in the daily media briefing.

State of emergency extended to April 30

Premier Blaine Higgs announced that the declaration of emergency under the Emergency Measures Act was formally extended on April 16.

Visit to agriculture learning laboratory at Oromocto High School

Premier Blaine Higgs and Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore visited the agriculture learning laboratory at Oromocto High School recently. The initiative provides students with an opportunity to learn about agriculture through practical experience. From left: Wetmore; Higgs; student Tyler Carr; and Andrew Mathis, a PhD student at the ...

Premier: New initiatives to increase the population, productivity, private investment and exports

Premier Blaine Higgs unveiled a new plan for economic growth in New Brunswick during his state of the province address.

New lodge and enhanced services for the winter season at Mount Carleton Provincial Park

A new multi-functional lodge and a fuelling station for snowmobiles will enhance winter activities this season at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. Premier Blaine Higgs; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Robert Gauvin and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver participated in the announcement at the park. From left: Marie-Josée Valcourt, assistant-manager ...

Statement on passing of Saint Léolin mayor Guy Cormier

Premier Blaine Higgs offered his condolences today on the passing of Guy Cormier, the mayor of Saint-Léolin. Photo shows Higgs (right) with Cormier.

Premier participates in council meeting via video conference

Premier Blaine Higgs participated in the meeting of the Council of Atlantic Premiers today via video conference after his flight to St. John’s were cancelled on Sunday, Jan. 12, due to weather.

Province signs MOU with Ontario and Saskatchewan on the development of small modular reactors

The governments of New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of small modular reactors in Canada. From left: Ontario Premier Doug Ford; New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe.

Throne speech focuses on priorities

Today’s speech from the throne focused on the government’s priorities and included initiatives planned in the six key priority areas to build upon progress made over the past year. Lt.-Gov. Brenda Murphy read the speech from the throne on behalf of government, opening the third session of the 59th legislature.

New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick

Ten new members were invested into the Order of New Brunswick at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton. Sitting, from left: John Wood, from Oromocto; Chief Patricia Bernard, from Madawaska Maliseet First Nation; Lt.-Gov. Brenda L. Murphy, who is the chancellor of the order; Clair Wilt, from Bathurst; and ...