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Coroner's inquest into Fredericton ER waiting-room death postponed over new information

A coroner's inquest scheduled to begin Monday into the death of a patient in the Fredericton ER waiting room last summer has been postponed, just three days after it was announced.

Opioid overdose calls are surging in 2 N.B. cities. Here's what fire chiefs are calling for

The fire chiefs in two of New Brunswick's largest cities say their departments are dealing with a spike in opioid overdose medical calls, and they're asking the province to help with the crisis and the rising costs.

N.B. ranks lowest in Canada for public-sector health spending per capita, data shows

New Brunswick had the lowest public sector health spending per capita in Canada in 2020, and among the highest private-sector spending per capita, according to a new web page launched by the New Brunswick Health Council.

No decision on inquests into 2 other ER waiting room deaths

New Brunswick hasn't decided whether to hold coroner's inquests into two emergency department waiting room deaths that occurred last year, but the family of Darrell Mesheau is relieved the circumstances of his death will be examined by an inquest jury in Fredericton next week.

Inquest announced into death of former diplomat in Fredericton ER waiting room

A coroner's inquest will be held next week into the death of a patient in the waiting room of the emergency department at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton last summer.

Child sex offender Donnie Snook granted day parole

Former Saint John city councillor Donnie Snook, who is serving an 18-year sentence for numerous child sex-related offences, has been granted day parole.

Young inmate who died of COVID was gentle soul robbed of future, inquest hears

Skyler Sappier cared deeply and loved with all his heart, his sister Sierra told the coroner's inquest into his death.

Saint John inmate knew he was sick and was scared, ER doctor tells coroner's inquest

The doctor who treated Sappier at the hospital testified that while he had dealt with many COVID patients, it was very unusual to see such rapid deterioration and severity of illness within one day of testing positive.

Saint John inmate's death 'consistent with COVID-19,' pathologist tells coroner's inquest

The cause of death of a 28-year-old Saint John inmate was "consistent with" COVID-19, a coroner's inquest heard Tuesday.

N.B. parents push for organ bill to pass after son died waiting 18 years for transplant

A New Brunswick couple is urging the legislature to move swiftly to adopt a presumed consent model for organ and tissue donations after their son died while waiting 18 years for a kidney transplant.