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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Listicle: Top 10 new N.B. COVID restrictions

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Listicle: Top 10 new N.B. COVID restrictions

Fredericton — As New Brunswick’s ICU beds fill up and hospitals reach capacity, the province is in its reddest “Green” phase of the entire pandemic. Despite the surge of the more infectious Delta variant, over eligible 143,000 New Brunswickers still are not fully vaccinated — that includes almost 90,000 who haven’t had any vaccine shot…

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Listicle: Top 12 things to do during the last week of summer vacation

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Listicle: Top 12 things to do during the last week of summer vacation

Fredericton — For many New Brunswickers, the Labour Day holiday is the unofficial end of summer. As the temperatures begin to cool and kids get ready to go back to school, everyone is anxious to squeeze some fun into the last weekend of summer vacation. Based on The Manatee’s unscientific survey, here are your top…

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Vaccine driver’s licences to follow vaccine passports

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Vaccine driver’s licences to follow vaccine passports

Fredericton — As the federal government prepares to reveal its vaccine passport for international travel this fall, today the Higgs government unveiled its own upcoming vaccine identification document for New Brunswick drivers. The new “vaccine driver’s licence” will be the first official vaccine identification card to be distributed in New Brunswick. The document will replace…

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