New Brunswick

Breast Cancer Epiphany: 'She Did Not Lose The Battle'

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

Damn right she did not lose her battle with cancer. I immediately felt a... shared dislike for the language of cancer that labels those who survive as "winning" their battle while those who die as having "lost their fight". What, those who die just didn't try hard enough? Never.

B.C.'s Protracted Peer Review Promise Bears A Closer Look

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

Buried among a spate of bad news announcements that the B.C. government released over the Christmas holidays was an update on a province-wide system for peer reviews of medical scans. The system was to have been operational by 2014, but still isn't in place at three of five health authorities and won't be until mid-2016 at the earliest.

The Most Canadian Idea Ever: Uber For Snow Plows

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada Business

Last year's brutal winter gave one man a bright idea.

River Assessment Shows We Need to Protect Our Freshwater

WWF-Canada | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Impact

WWF-Canada's new national freshwater threats assessment (FTA) found the St. John - St. Croix watershed to experience a "high" level of threats, a score that is in line with most of the other watersheds in the developed areas of the country.

New Brunswick Courthouse Closures Are "Irresponsible": Law Society

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Politics

Creamer says the closures will mean that some people will have to travel a great distance, with an added expense, to access justice.

Original Star Wars Script Found In A Province Far, Far Away

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - It's one of the most iconic science fiction films ever made, so how an apparent draft of the shooting script of the original "Star ...

New Brunswickers Protest Wave Of Government Cuts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Politics

FREDERICTON - Hundreds of public service employees staged a noisy protest today at the New Brunswick legislature, demanding the government back off on...

Man Charged After 2,000 Boys Allegedly Lured Online

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada

MONCTON, N.B. - The RCMP in New Brunswick are asking for help in countries around the world in their investigation of a man who allegedly pretended to...

N.B. Makes 'Significant' Change To Senior Care

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Business

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's social development minister is bringing in a new formula under which wealthier seniors will pay more for nursing home ca...

New Brunswick Sees More Deaths Than Births For First Time

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Living

FREDERICTON - Coles Island School in New Brunswick has taught children for 58 years but this may be its last.Over time, enrolment has dwindled to a po...

Moncton Man Found Buried In Snow Likely There For Days, RCMP Say

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada

MONCTON, N.B. - The RCMP in New Brunswick say a 46-year-old man was likely buried in snow for days before being found by a relative only metres from h...

This Video Shows Just How Snowbound Maritimers Are Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada

Meet Kevin McGrath. The Dieppe, N.B. resident would love to leave his house. But, like many Maritimers, he's stuck behind a wall of snow and can ba...

Backlash Over N.B. Decision To Keep Abortion Services Secret

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2015 | Canada

FREDERICTON - A decision by New Brunswick's largest health authority to keep secret where it will perform abortions is drawing pointed criticism from ...

New Brunswick Needs To Find $600M In Savings

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Politics

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's Liberal government says it needs to find $500 million to $600 million in annual savings in order to meet its financial c...

Time Needed For More Abortion Access: N.B. Premier

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Politics

FREDERICTON - It will take some time before hospitals in New Brunswick are ready to perform more abortions, despite regulatory changes made last week ...

These Provinces Can Expect More Unemployment, Less Investment and Lower Income

Mark Milke | Posted 12.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

By placing bans and moratoria on fracking, governments in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have essentially stopped pursuing socially and environmentally responsible onshore natural resource development, even though jobs and extra tax revenues are sorely needed in the region.

New Brunswick Ignores Neighbour's Energy Success

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant seems poised to follow through on a campaign promise to institute a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. News reports suggest he'll implement that moratorium before Christmas. Quite a lump of coal for the people of his province in need of additional jobs and higher incomes.

One Man's Fight to Free Up Canada's Beer and Liquor Laws

Karen Selick | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Business
Karen Selick

Beer, wine and liquor consumers, mark your calendars: May 12, 2015 is when new purchasing options may start opening up for you.

New Brunswick's Opportunity to Reduce Pharmaceutical Drug Prices

Steve Morgan | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Steve Morgan

The Liberal government of New Brunswick appears to be stepping back from the brink of mandatory prescription drug insurance. And so they should. The drug plan chosen by the Conservatives was designed on a false premise: that the private sector can better manage things than government can. In many sectors, that might be true. But not in health care.

Sunny Freeman

The 4,000 Kilometre Commute: Struggling For A Living Wage | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Business

Like most towns and cities in Atlantic Canada, nearly everyone in Miramichi, N.B., knows someone who works "out West." (Photo: Sunny Freeman/HuffPost ...

Soldier Found Dead In New Brunswick

CBC | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada

RCMP are investigating the death of a Canadian Forces member in Gagetown, N.B. Cpl. Scott Smith, an infantryman with the Second Battalion Royal Cana...

No Province Should Ignore the Benefits of Fracking

Mark Milke | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Politicians are free to ignore the science, safety and history of hydraulic fracturing. But if the incoming New Brunswick government sticks with its election promise, it will outlaw (temporarily, at least) one of the more innovative ways to extract oil and gas in the 21st century. The science and risk-reward ratio are both on the side of hydraulic fracturing. The potential for a more dynamic economy is staring New Brunswick politicians in the face.

New Brunswick Heads To The Polls

CBC | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Politics

New Brunswickers are heading to the polls today to cast their ballots in an election where Progressive Conservative Leader David Alward is trying to a...

N.B. Riding Changes Spark 'Monty Python-Like Arguments'

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Politics

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's political leaders say they're encountering a lot of confusion among residents and even their own candidates as the resul...

Brian Gallant Vows To Make N.B. Oil Jobs

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Politics

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's Liberal leader said Thursday he would try to convince Alberta's oil industry to create jobs in his province, a statement...