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First five- to 11-year-olds vaccinated in province

The first five- to 11-year-old children received the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine today as clinics began across the province. Six-year-old Max Corman of Fredericton was the first New Brunswick child to receive the vaccine, which was administered by nurse Louise Smith.

Location chosen for new Fredericton school

The site has been chosen for a new school on Fredericton’s north side. The school, which will house about 500 anglophone students from kindergarten to Grade 5, will be built on Cuffman Street, in the same neighbourhood as Willie O'Ree Place and Leo Hayes High School. From left: David McTimoney, superintendent of Anglophone West School District; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister ...

Rates of new cases and hospitalizations continue to be highest among unvaccinated

The weekly chart, showing the rates of cases and hospitalizations per 100,000 New Brunswickers based on their vaccination status, was released today. The risk of getting COVID-19 and being hospitalized remains far higher among those unvaccinated or partially vaccinated compared to those who are fully vaccinated.

Entrepreneurial partnership

Adam Peabody (L), Planet Hatch director, and Marion Hiltz, an entrepreneurship teacher at Fredericton High School (FHS), help FHS students Fabio Kutnowski and Hunter Brewer (R) develop new skills at Planet Hatch, an entrepreneurship centre located at Fredericton’s Knowledge Park. The anglophone sector of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has recently partnered with Planet Hatch to increase ...

Update on Phase 1 of the path to Green / second dose vaccination appointments

The provincial government confirmed today that Phase 1 of the path to Green will come into effect once 75 per cent of New Brunswickers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s news conference.

New Brunswickers encouraged to get first vaccine dose to reach 75 per cent by June 7 / update for those who received AstraZeneca as first dose

Health Minister Dorothy Shephard and Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, encourage anyone 12 or older who has not yet received their first dose of a vaccine to book an appointment now. Shephard participated in today’s news conference.

Partnership between province and tourism industry will provide students with experience

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has a new partnership with the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) to provide students with valuable learning experience in the tourism industry. Representatives met recently in front of the picturesque Lighthouse on the Green in Fredericton to mark the partnership. From left: Brenda Cameron, Hospitality and Tourism 110 teacher at ...

New groups eligible for vaccine / four new cases

The provincial government announced today that people 50 and older may now schedule an appointment online to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine through Vitalité or Horizon health networks or by contacting a participating pharmacy. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy participated in today’s media briefing.

Centre of Excellence for Energy to provide students with hands-on learning, career-related experience

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is partnering with NB Power and the Gaia Project to launch the Centre of Excellence for Energy. The centre will give high school students the chance to learn from industry experts while gaining valuable skills. NB Power’s Collaboration Centre in downtown Fredericton is one of the sites which will be used for ...

Updated COVID-19 vaccination plan / seven new cases / update on high schools / AstraZeneca vaccination clinics

The provincial government announced updates to its COVID-19 vaccination plan today. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s news conference.

Poster for 32nd Provincial French Pride Week unveiled

The artwork and promotional poster for the 32nd edition of Provincial French Pride Week, which takes place March 15 to 19, were unveiled today. The slogan is De chez nous à chez vous, la francophonie se célèbre partout! (From our home to yours, the Francophonie is celebrated everywhere!)

Five new cases / update on schools and child care in Zone 2

Public Health reported five new cases of COVID-19. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy participated in today’s media briefing.

Partnership formed to provide students with opportunities for experiential learning, mentorship

A new partnership will provide New Brunswick students with increased opportunities for experiential, or real-world, learning and mentorship. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has signed a collaboration agreement for the 2020-21 school year with the Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association. Fredericton-based 3D Planeta is one of several organizations that will be offering experiential learning opportunities through ...

Six new cases of COVID-19 / Zones 1 and 5 are Orange / Schools in Zone 5

Public Health is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 and declaring an outbreak at Manoir de la Sagesse, a special-care home in Campbellton. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, participated in today’s media briefing.

Plan released for return to schools in September 2020

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy today released the parameters for the public-school system for the 2020-21 school year.

Students provided with internet and technology access to support home learning

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has invested $860,000 towards the acquisition of 1,000 iPads with data plans, 500 laptops and 300 MiFi Hubs to support home learning by providing students in need with access to devices and internet services. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy made the announcement today.

Continuity of learning, graduation plans released

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development released today home learning plans and resources for families to support the continuity of learning while schools remain closed to students. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy outlined the plans.

Poster for 31st Provincial French Pride Week unveiled

The artwork and promotional poster for the 31st edition of Provincial French Pride Week were recently launched at École Le Galion des Appalaches in Campbellton.

New gymnasium floor in Fredericton

A new gymnasium floor has been installed at the Nashwaaksis Field House in Fredericton. The $720,000 project was financed through a partnership between the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Anglophone West School District and the City of Fredericton. The gym serves Nashwaaksis Middle School students, as well as many community groups after-hours and on weekends. Previous flooring ...