Latest from Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon
N.B. company's quick-results COVID-19 test now in use, but not in New Brunswick
A Fredericton-based company says it has accurate diagnostic tests that provide quick results and are effective on both the original COVID-19 virus strain and all four known variants, but they aren't being used here in New Brunswick.
N.B. has received only 59% of COVID-19 vaccine doses expected
New Brunswick has received only about 59 per cent of the COVID-19 vaccine doses it was expecting, forcing the Department of Health to revise its rollout plans, says a spokesperson.
Tourism minister defends rebate program amid health warnings against Family Day weekend travel
The Department of Health is discouraging travel between zones this Family Day long weekend and during March Break to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
St. Stephen's 1st confirmed COVID case at high school puts border town on edge, says mayor
A positive case of COVID-19 at St. Stephen High School on Monday is the first publicly confirmed case in the New Brunswick border town and has residents on edge, according to the mayor.
N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Impact of variants laid out by infectious disease specialist
The COVID-19 variants can infect people who have recovered from the coronavirus that has caused most New Brunswick infections, and younger people are more vulnerable to the newer strains, says infectious disease specialist and pandemic task force member Dr. Gordon Dow.
Police Act overhaul pending in wake of KV officer who retired amid sexual harassment allegations
The New Brunswick Police Act is poised for a major overhaul that could, among other things, shorten the time it takes to deal with disciplinary hearings for officers.
No charges in moose drowning near Parlee Beach last summer, says Public Safety
No one is being charged in connection with the drowning of a young bull moose near Parlee Beach last summer.
Ex-KV officer was a supply teacher while suspended amid sexual harassment allegations
A former Kennebecasis Regional Police Force officer worked as a supply teacher while suspended with pay from the force awaiting the outcome of a conduct complaint over alleged sexual harassment and other Police Act offences, CBC News has learned.
'Big relief': Manoir Belle Vue COVID-19 outbreak shows hopeful signs, daughter says
Louise Michaud is breathing a little easier today after her 93-year-old mother's latest COVID-19 test came back negative and volunteers have stepped up to help the Edmundston, N.B., special care home where she lives cope with a major COVID-19 outbreak.
No COVID-19 variant projections today, but 'public conversation' next week about seriousness
The New Brunswick government didn't have COVID-19 variant projections to share Thursday, said Health Minister Dorothy Shephard.