Manatee News: New Brunswick update on COVID-19

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Manatee News: New Brunswick update on COVID-19

New Brunswick — Today on the Manatee News, we have live coverage of the government’s update on the novel coronavirus in New Brunswick. Today’s briefing will include the latest on the virus in Zone 5 by New Brunswick’s chief medical officer — Dr. Jennifer Russell. Premier Blaine Higgs will provide an update on possible government…

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Somewhere in New Brunswick: ‘Quarantined’ edition

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Somewhere in New Brunswick: ‘Quarantined’ edition

How are you making out with being quarantined at home? Some people love being in their own space with their hobbies, spending time with their families and working remotely in their pajamas. For others though, being trapped in a small space can be relentlessly irritating — especially if they don’t have a job, the weather…

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N.B. gov’t opens newest ‘tip line’ to report distracted drivers

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: N.B. gov’t opens newest ‘tip line’ to report distracted drivers

New Brunswick — Building on the popularity of the New Brunswick government’s “tip line” for those who violate the COVID-19 restrictions, today the government announced its newest tip line to catch and punish distracted drivers. On Tuesday, Premier Blaine Higgs revealed the province is receiving “hundreds of calls” to the COVID-19 “snitch line.” These calls…

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N.B.’er hopes no ones dies in pandemic — except for maybe one guy in particular

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: N.B.’er hopes no ones dies in pandemic — except for maybe one guy in particular

Oromocto — As uncertainty and fear over possible deaths from COVID-19 cover the province like spring snow, a New Brunswicker shared his thoughts of dread on social media yesterday. Not long after New Brunswick released its projections of up to 1,750 possible deaths from the novel coronavirus, Corey Connard tweeted his hope that no loved…

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New Brunswick politicians tackle COVID-19 on ‘The Manatee Political Panel’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswick politicians tackle COVID-19 on ‘The Manatee Political Panel’

New Brunswick — While everyone else is staying home and social distancing, our political leaders are hard at work combatting the coronavirus crisis. In this edition of “The Manatee Political Panel,” our intrepid lead anchor Hugh Manatee interviews Blaine Higgs, Kevin Vickers, David Coon and Kris Austin about the government response to the COVID-19 outbreak….

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Introverts advocate for more ‘social distancing’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Introverts advocate for more ‘social distancing’

Atlantic Canada — When Jean-Paul Sartre wrote “Hell is other people” in 1944, there is a group of quiet Maritimers who knew exactly what he meant. And, it’s this group of introverted Canadians who say despite the horrible reason, social distancing to the extreme is the best thing ever. “It’s like all of your obligations…

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Netflix to add 10 New Brunswick-based reality shows

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Netflix to add 10 New Brunswick-based reality shows

Fredericton — You could call it Hollywood East, but it’s better known as the Picture Province to locals. Building on the wild success of Love is Blind — a show where couples who have never met face-to-face get engaged and married — Netflix announced today it will produce 10 new reality shows in 2020. And,…

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VIDEO: ‘Somewhere in New Brunswick: March Break’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: VIDEO: ‘Somewhere in New Brunswick: March Break’

How did you spend your March Break? If you’re like most New Brunswickers, you didn’t spend it somewhere warm and tropical. You were probably at home watching Netflix, jealously hate-liking your friends’ vacation pictures on social media. Or, maybe you did what the Tourism commercials suggest — try to make the best of it by…

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