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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 ...

Statement on the passing of Robert Pichette

The following statement was issued today by Premier Blaine Higgs on the passing of Robert Pichette, designer of the New Brunswick flag.

Investment in Port of Belledune

The provincial government is investing $7 million to increase capacity at the Port of Belledune. From left: Denis Caron, CEO of the Belledune Port Authority; Premier Blaine Higgs; and deputy premier Robert Gauvin.

Fire Prevention Week 2019

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12 in New Brunswick. This year's theme, Not every hero wears a cape – Plan and practice your escape! focuses on the importance of home-escape planning. From left: Fredericton fire chief Dwayne Killingbeck; Public Safety Minister Carl Urquhart; mascot Sparky; Premier Blaine Higgs; Fire Marshal ...

Statement on the passing of Greg Thompson

The following statement was issued today by Premier Blaine Higgs on the passing of Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Greg Thompson.

New lieutenant-governor sworn in

Brenda Murphy was sworn in as the 32nd lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick in Grand Bay-Westfield. From left: Premier Blaine Higgs; Murphy; and Judy Wagner, Secretary to Cabinet, Executive Council Office.

Historic ceremony honouring Indigenous traditions and cultures held at Government House

The provincial government is working with First Nation Elders and leaders, as well as the judiciary, to ensure the process of having Eagle Feathers available for affirmations, before testifying in court, is done with the appropriate cultural protocols. A special ceremony took place at Government House in Fredericton on Tuesday ...

U.S. consul general visits New Brunswick

The U.S. Consul General in Halifax, Kevin Skillin, (left) recently made his first official visit to New Brunswick. Skillin met with Premier Blaine Higgs and with several members of the legislative assembly to discuss U.S.-New Brunswick relations.