Unvaccinated banned from grocery store ice cream aisles

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Unvaccinated banned from grocery store ice cream aisles

Saint John — You scream, we scream, we all scream: “This is tyranny!” In a move that is sparking outrage among anti-vaxxers, the New Brunswick government announced today that unvaccinated citizens will be partially banned in local grocery stores. While no one will be denied entry to the store, vaccination status will need to be…

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‘Dungeons and Dragons’ parents to gov’t: ‘#LetThemPlay’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ parents to gov’t: ‘#LetThemPlay’

Miramichi — Parents of Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts from across the province are sending a clear message to Premier Higgs: let them play. On Monday, the provincial government announced temporary measures in response to arrival of Omicron variant in New Brunswick. Amongst them was the suspension of children’s sports competitions, games and organized activities until…

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Listicle: New Brunswick’s new COVID restrictions explained

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Listicle: New Brunswick’s new COVID restrictions explained

Fredericton — While government restrictions to limit COVID spread are frequently changing, the one constant is the perpetual confusion about them. Last week, the New Brunswick government modified the rules by unveiling the “COVID-19 Winter Plan,” which was intended to provide some much needed clarity. However, it resulted in more confusion, and did not trigger…

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Listicle: Top 11 signs it’s Christmastime 2021 in New Brunswick

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Listicle: Top 11 signs it’s Christmastime 2021 in New Brunswick

New Brunswick — It’s time to deck that hall and jingle those bells! Yes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go in the Picture Province, and there is plenty of evidence that New Brunswickers are feeling the spirit! People from every corner of the province are in the mood to celebrate…

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Omicron COVID comes from anti-mask N.B. deer, says Public Health

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Omicron COVID comes from anti-mask N.B. deer, says Public Health

Fredericton — As fears of the new “Omicron” coronavirus variant sweep the globe, Public Health is blaming anti-mask deer in New Brunswick for the virus’s newest mutation. Omicron is said to have been first isolated in South Africa, but the provincial government revealed today that they have known for weeks its true origin is local…

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Higgs ends strike by agreeing to live on CUPE wages for one year

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Higgs ends strike by agreeing to live on CUPE wages for one year

Fredericton — After 15 days on the picket line, Premier Blaine Higgs brought the CUPE public sector strike to a sudden conclusion today without paying one additional penny in wage increases. Higgs said he would agree to “walk a mile in the shoes of our frontline workers” by doing each of their jobs for one…

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‘Squid Game’ is not a vaccine side-effect, says Public Health

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: ‘Squid Game’ is not a vaccine side-effect, says Public Health

Fredericton — In an effort to dispel the latest rumour circulating on social media, Dr. Jennifer Russell called a special news conference today to reinforce that there’s no link between COVID-19 vaccination and the new Netflix horror drama Squid Game. “I know there’s a lot of rumours and misinformation circulating around the internet, and now…

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Many unvaccinated still think they are not being assholes

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Many unvaccinated still think they are not being assholes

Fredericton — As New Brunswickers grapple with the fourth wave of COVID-19, the cries of injustice from the willfully unvaccinated are growing louder. Evidence shared last week by Public Health shows that the more virulent Delta variant is being spread throughout the province mostly by the about 80,000 citizens who have not had any vaccination…

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