Colin McPhail

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Colin McPhail is the producer of Information Morning Saint John. You can reach him at colin.mcphail@cbc.ca.

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Minor hockey returns with fewer players, more restrictions and regular games coming soon

Hockey New Brunswick is ready to drop the puck on regular gameplay in the coming weeks, with the season getting underway in most regions this month.

Atlantic chief medical officers discuss future of COVID-19 restrictions in online panel

The Atlantic provinces should consider taking a more targeted approach in their COVID-19 restrictions to minimize the “unintended consequences” on the economy and public health, according to some regional chief medical officers.

Thousands without power as heavy winds blow through New Brunswick

Thousands of NB Power customers lost power Wednesday after strong winds battered the province.

Quebec area booted from N.B. travel bubble over COVID-19 case spike

Témiscouata Municipal Regional County in Quebec will no longer be in the extended travel bubble after a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the New Brunswick government announced Thursday afternoon.

New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives win majority in pandemic vote

New Brunswick's Progressive Conservatives won re-election Monday night with a majority government for leader Blaine Higgs, who last month called a snap election, the first provincial vote to be held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scrapped health reforms linger over Sussex campaign, with hospital's fate a top concern

Seven months ago a crowd outside the Sussex Health Centre protested significant health-care reforms the Progressive Conservative government had planned for six small-town hospitals across New Brunswick.

Fredericton company supplying COVID-19 test chemicals detects virus at home office

LuminUltra Technologies Ltd., a Fredericton-based company assisting in the production of millions of COVID-19 tests, detected coronavirus at its headquarters in the city’s downtown.

Mount Allison students push back against tuition hike for partly online academic year

Mount Allison students are urging the university to repeal a tuition increase planned for the upcoming school year, a decision they say comes when students and their families face financial hardship as a result of the global pandemic.

Months after student trip cancelled, Saint John families wait for money back

Several Saint John area families are seeking answers for why they have yet to be reimbursed by an insurance provider after a student trip to Europe was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual health-care clinic says it's in trouble after medicare billing rate reduction

A New Brunswick-based virtual health-care clinic says it has been forced to scale back its services after the rate it could bill medicare was cut by almost a third.

Doctor retracts call for wider N95 mask use on Campbellton hospital COVID-19 unit, says Vitalité

The northern New Brunswick doctor who voiced concerns about the prevention and control protocols on the COVID-19 unit at the Campbellton Regional Hospital has retracted her statements and apologized, according to a statement from Vitalité Health Network.

'It's not safe': Campbellton hospital staff troubled by working conditions amid COVID-19 outbreak

Some staff who have worked on the COVID-19 unit of the Campbellton Regional Hospital say they do not feel safe under the existing safety protocols.

'This is terrible': Val-Comeau seafood plant fire major blow to community

Fire has destroyed part of a seafood processing plant in northeastern New Brunswick, jeopardizing hundreds of jobs.

Higgs may relax temporary foreign worker ban

Premier Blaine Higgs is considering lifting the ban on temporary foreign workers as the chances that New Brunswickers will fill vacant jobs appear to be slim.

As New Brunswick enters new recovery phase, here's what you need to know

New Brunswick has entered the next COVID-19 recovery phase, triggering a new round of loosened restrictions and reopening a large swathe of the economy, Premier Blaine Higgs announced Friday.

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