Fredericton

93,000 IN THE DARK

CBC | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada

Crews are struggling to restore power to about 79,000 customers in New Brunswick and more than 25,000 in Nova Scotia, two days after post-tropical sto...

N.B. Politicians Jeered Over Abortion Rules

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada

FREDERICTON - The politically charged issue of abortion in New Brunswick arrived at the doorstep of the province's legislature Thursday as hundreds of...

Morgantaler Clinic In Fredericton Shutting Down

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada

FREDERICTON - The contentious issue of abortion in New Brunswick arose Thursday after the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton said it will close at the ...

Mountie Weeps, Surrenders Uniform

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada

FREDERICTON - A New Brunswick Mountie who has run afoul of a policy that says RCMP officers can't smoke medicinal marijuana while in uniform has retur...

New Brunswick: Avoiding Defeatism in Economic Development

Hassan Arif | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Business
Hassan Arif

There seems to be a prevalent trend in media and political commentary about New Brunswick; that our province is falling behind, in decline. There are no doubt serious challenges facing New Brunswick, including recent unemployment numbers that are the highest in the country, and a recent increase in outmigration rates.However, it is not all bad news.

Are We Paying Enough Attention to Municipal Politics?

Hassan Arif | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Nonetheless, despite the many good examples of Canadian mayors, some of the bad examples -- especially those like Rob Ford who cast a bad reputation on their city -- raises the question, are we paying enough attention to municipal politics? And, especially, are we paying enough attention to who gets elected to municipal office?

New Brunswick Offers Unique Opportunities in Social Enterprise

Hassan Arif | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada
Hassan Arif

Entrepreneurship and innovation are important elements in promoting job creation and economic prosperity. Social responsibility -- environmental cons...

What Canadian Cities Can Learn From Fredericton

Hassan Arif | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada
Hassan Arif

Good urban planning is important to preserving Fredericton's quality of life advantages that make it a desirable place to live and work. This includes promoting walkable streets, unique architecture that enhances the character of the city, and curbing generic box-store style sprawl.

Murdered Canadian's Wife Among Murder Suspects

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada

FREDERICTON - Police in the Philippines have charged a New Brunswick man's wife with murder after the 62-year-old was shot dead in the Southeast Asian...

Prisoner Tries To Wriggle Through Ventilation System

CBC | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada

A prisoner facing weapons charges failed in his attempt to escape from the Fredericton courthouse through the building’s ventilation system on Wedne...

New Brunswick Businessman Shot To Death In Philippines

CBC | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada

A Fredericton businessman was shot and killed in the Philippines over the weekend. Harry Joseph Doyle, 62, died of multiple gunshot wound...

What Other Cities Can Learn from Toronto's Sprawl

Hassan Arif | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Toronto's downtown has become an increasingly desirable place to live with a recent RBC-Pembina poll showing that 81 per cent would choose a smaller house if amenities such as shopping and mass transit were accessible by walking and if commutes to work were short. Are there any lessons here for New Brunswick?

A Tale Of Two Municipal Elections in New Brunswick

Hassan Arif | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada
Hassan Arif

With some time having passed since the municipal elections, there is some space from the euphoria (or disappointment depending on the candidate) of election time to assess what the results mean. Saint John is a city beset by significant challenges -- including a costly pension plan, the need for social housing, cuts to mass transit that hurt the poor and the costs of maintaining city infrastructure.

Former Tory Politician Says Cuts To His Pension A Human Rights Violation

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2012 | Canada Politics

FREDERICTON - A former Conservative member of the New Brunswick legislature is trying to fight a cut in his pension at the province's Human Rights Com...

There's Growth in New Brunswick -- But is it Smart?

Hassan Arif | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada
Hassan Arif

While the growth of New Brunswick's urban and suburban areas is not on the scale of larger cities in Canada, there are lessons to be learned from these larger centres where, after periods of rapid growth which led to vast landscapes of generic car-oriented sprawl, there has been a backlash and a desire to return to more walkable downtown-like neighbourhoods.

Occupy Fredericton Remains Despite Eviction Notice

CBC | Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Business

An Occupy protest camp remains in front of Fredericton City Hall despite a Saturday eviction order. A number of the protester...

Decomposing Bear Meat Found In Fredericton Restaurant

CBC | Posted 02.20.2012 | Canada

A Fredericton restaurant has been closed after decomposing bear meat was found during a routine inspection Tuesday. The Manda...

Council Shuts Down City's Last Strip Club

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.11.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- FREDERICTON - Dancers from Fredericton's sole strip club will soon be looking for work after a decision by the city to buy the b...