New Brunswick

Labour Law Retreat Shows The Value Of Unions To All Of Society

Jerry Dias | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

Unions such as Unifor and our members saw right away that the bill would result in unnecessary labour conflict across the economy as it gutted free and fair collective bargaining, put a downward pressure on the wages of all New Brunswickers and would make it very difficult to achieve negotiated contracts.

New Brunswick Just Made University Free For Some Students

The Huffington Post Canada | Bria John | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Business

While New Brunswick offers more post-secondary tuition grants, Newfoundland takes them away.

Canada, Get Ready To Feel The Bite Of Climate Change

WWF-Canada | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Impact

"If climate change is a shark, then water is its teeth." Like a fish that doesn't notice the shark until it feels its sharp bite, humans will first feel the effects of climate change through water. Under current projections, most freshwater ecosystems globally will face ecologically significant impacts by the middle of this century.

Families Of Dead Inmates Grieve As Their Questions Go Unanswered

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada

"Until you launch the lawsuit, according to the government you don't have rights to any of the information."

New Brunswick's Economic Future Rests On Innovation

Hassan Arif | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business
Hassan Arif

New Brunswick needs innovative thinking, it needs to take advantages of opportunities in green technology and in the 21st century knowledge-economy. There needs to be a place for new voices and new ideas, and an environment where people from a range of backgrounds feel welcome.

N.B. Mom Devastated She Can't Donate Kidney To Her Sick Son

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Parents

A review panel maintained a previous decision preventing her from acting as a donor.

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 05.06.2016 | 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 05.04.2016 | 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.