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Doctor accused in Campbellton, N.B., COVID-19 outbreak won't face criminal charges, says lawyer

The doctor accused of being patient zero in a northern New Brunswick COVID-19 outbreak after he travelled to neighbouring Quebec in May and didn't self-isolate has been notified he won't face criminal charges, his lawyer said.

Vehicles will get waved through border checks if lines too long, says Public Safety minister

Public Safety Minister Carl Urquhart says he's looking for ways to improve the Atlantic bubble border screening process, but if traffic gets backed up at checkpoints again this weekend, he has instructed staff to wave vehicles through again until the lineups become manageable.

Head of public library service resigns after controversy over qualifications

Kevin Cormier's controversial appointment as the executive director of the provincial public library service ended Monday with his resignation.

Fresh Express issues national recall of salads because of cyclospora risk

Fresh Express has issued a national recall of a dozen of its bagged salad products because of possible contamination with cyclospora, an intestinal parasite that can cause a wide range of symptoms, including diarrhea, stomach cramps and nausea.

Man who killed wife and seeks early parole loses bid to have lower standard applied

A New Brunswick man who beat his estranged wife to death in 2003 and hopes to be granted parole 10 years early has lost his bid to have his so-called faint hope application proceed under an older, lower standard of review.

High temperatures caused Saint John derailment, preliminary findings indicate

High temperatures caused an eight-car CN Rail derailment over a gas pipeline in east Saint John last Saturday, according to the preliminary investigation by the company.

Province's plan for COVID-19 contact-tracing app denied by Ottawa

Premier Blaine Higgs says plans for a New Brunswick COVID-19 contact-tracing app have been thwarted by the federal government.

Dennis Oland accused of domestic violence by his estranged wife

Dennis Oland appeared in Court of Queen's Bench family court in Saint John Wednesday to face allegations of domestic violence by his estranged wife Lisa Andrik-Oland.

Dennis Oland plans to sell home prominent in his murder trials, estranged wife says

Dennis Oland plans to sell the family home in Rothesay that was linked to money problems with his slain father, according to court documents filed by his estranged wife Lisa Andrik-Oland.

Doctor disputes he's 'patient zero' in Campbellton COVID-19 outbreak, seeks apology

The doctor being blamed for the COVID-19 outbreak in the Campbellton region says he has evidence that he is not "patient zero" and is seeking a public apology from New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs.

22 out-of-province doctors for Vitalité did not fully self-isolate after travel

Twenty-two doctors from outside New Brunswick have worked for the Vitalité Health Network since the COVID-19 pandemic began without fully self-isolating for 14 days after travelling, says president and CEO Gilles Lanteigne.

Face coverings mandatory to enter public buildings starting Tuesday

New Brunswickers must wear a face covering to enter buildings open to the general public, starting Tuesday, the province has announced.

N.B. to welcome Canadians with immediate family, property in province

New Brunswick plans to open its borders to Canadians who have immediate family in the province or who own property, starting June 19, provided they self-isolate for 14 days, Premier Blaine Higgs announced Thursday.

Doctor linked to Campbellton COVID-19 outbreak was planning to leave his practice

The doctor at the centre of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Campbellton region was planning to leave his practice before the outbreak started, according to the head of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.

Doctor linked to Campbellton COVID-19 cluster says he made 'an error in judgment'

The doctor at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Campbellton area says he's not sure whether he picked up the coronavirus during a trip to Quebec or from a patient in his office.

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