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All N.B. COVID-19 cases now Omicron, 'almost exclusively' BA.2 subvariant

Omicron is now the only strain of COVID-19 circulating in New Brunswick, and almost all of the cases are the highly transmissible subvariant BA.2, according to the Department of Health.

Chantel Moore inquest shows 'urgent need' for inquiry into systemic racism, say chiefs

The six chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick have renewed their call for an Indigenous-led inquiry into systemic racism, saying this week's coroner's inquest into the police shooting death of Chantel Moore in Edmundston in 2020 has demonstrated the "urgent need."

Backpack of missing Saint John student from north end found on west side beach

Saint John police say a backpack containing the identification of a missing 20-year-old university student last seen in the north end has been found on the west side.

Nursing home nurses poised for about $8K in back pay, says association head

Nursing home nurses could soon each get about $8,000 in back pay, according to the interim CEO of the association.

2 Mounties shouldn't be charged in fatal shooting on Kingston Peninsula, agency finds

Two RCMP officers who shot and killed a knife-wielding man on the Kingston Peninsula last New Year's Eve, after he assaulted his ex-partner and threatened to burn down their home, should not face criminal charges, says an independent police watchdog agency.

'Unusual' flu season sees jump in cases in May from lifting of COVID-19 measures

New Brunswick is dealing with an unusually late flu season, due in part to the lifting of COVID-19 protective measures in March, such as masking, says the province's acting deputy chief medical officer of health.

N.B. now accepts rapid tests for COVID-19 medication prescription to improve access

New Brunswick is now accepting a positive COVID-19 rapid test result for a prescription for the antiviral treatment Paxlovid to help increase access, says the province's acting deputy chief medical officer of health.

Province to discuss long COVID models of care at national roundtable in June

New Brunswick will participate in a national roundtable on long COVID-19 in early June, looking at different models of care, says the province's acting deputy chief medical officer of health.

5 more deaths, Horizon sees 39% jump in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, Vitalité sees 20% drop

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of five more New Brunswickers in the past week, figures released by the province Tuesday show.

Province should do more to inform people of continued COVID risk, says Sackville writer

A Sackville writer who visited a Moncton school as a guest speaker last week says the New Brunswick government should do more to inform people about the continued risk of COVID-19 so they can make decisions to better manage their own risks.