Category Archives: Wellness

Is the Government Imposing Poverty on New Brunswickers?

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The video and transcript of oral questions are recorded in the language it was originally spoken. M. Coon : Les prestations d’aide sociale sont tellement faibles qu’elles forcent certaines personnes à vivre dans la pauvreté. Dans son rapport intitulé Vivre avec un handicap dans la pauvreté extrême au Nouveau-Brunswick, le Front commun pour la justice sociale du Nouveau- Brunswick a […]

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Route 8 Crossing: College Hill-Skyline Active Transportation Connection

At David Coon’s Community Gatherings in Skyline Acres, the Route 8 crossing between Skyline Acres and UNB has been consistently identified as one of the priority issues for residents. For years, residents have asked the city and province to make the crossing safer by installing a pedestrian bridge. A committee was formed from one of David’s community gatherings that distributed […]

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Introduction of Motion: Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy – October 31, 2017

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I give notice that on November 9, 2017 I shall move the following resolution, seconded by the member from Fredericton-York: WHEREAS alcohol is the leading cause of injury and death in Canada; WHEREAS a 2012 Stats Canada survey found that 20% of New Brunswickers were heavy drinkers; WHEREAS excessive drinking bears numerous known health risks including cancer and cardiovascular disease; […]

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Alcohol hospitalizations outnumber heart-attacks: report – Telegraph-Journal – 22 June 2017

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Article by Colin McPhail Photo by Ryan Remiorz Saint John • There were more hospitalizations in Canada caused by alcohol than by heart attacks last year, according to alarming statistics in a new report examining the impact of alcohol on Canadians and health care. The Canadian Institute for Health Information report, released Thursday, concluded 212 people were hospitalized daily for […]

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