New Brunswick

No Province Should Ignore the Benefits of Fracking

Mark Milke | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Politicians are free to ignore the science, safety and history of hydraulic fracturing. But if the incoming New Brunswick government sticks with its election promise, it will outlaw (temporarily, at least) one of the more innovative ways to extract oil and gas in the 21st century. The science and risk-reward ratio are both on the side of hydraulic fracturing. The potential for a more dynamic economy is staring New Brunswick politicians in the face.

New Brunswick Heads To The Polls

CBC | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Politics

New Brunswickers are heading to the polls today to cast their ballots in an election where Progressive Conservative Leader David Alward is trying to a...

N.B. Riding Changes Spark 'Monty Python-Like Arguments'

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Politics

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's political leaders say they're encountering a lot of confusion among residents and even their own candidates as the resul...

Brian Gallant Vows To Make N.B. Oil Jobs

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Politics

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's Liberal leader said Thursday he would try to convince Alberta's oil industry to create jobs in his province, a statement...

Four Green Goals for New Brunswick's Next Government

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Carl Duivenvoorden

On September 22nd, New Brunswickers will elect a new government. Regardless of who wins, here are four policies that could help our province use less energy, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and benefit from the coming green economy.

Accused Mountie Killer Pleads Guilty

CP | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada

MONCTON, N.B. — A New Brunswick man has pleaded guilty to three first-degree murder charges in the fatal shootings of three RCMP officers in Moncto...

Why I Drove My 16-Year-Old Daughter Halfway Across Canada

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

She would get a quality education in any of these places, to be sure. And she would learn about navigating life independent of her parents, whether she is in residence in Hamilton or Kingston or Fredericton. But would she experience a new culture in Kitchener-Waterloo? Would life be so much different in Eastern Ontario than it is here in Niagara?

93,000 IN THE DARK

CBC | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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...

WATCH: What This Canadian Village Lacks In Size, It Makes Up In Heart And Lobster

Brian Trinh | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Travel
Brian Trinh

Alma, New Brunswick may be a small town but it is close to one of the world's biggest natural feats. Located by the Bay of Fundy, the town's 150 permanent residents see tides as large as 16 metres -- the highest in the world -- on a regular basis.

This Father's Day I'll Think of the Families of the Fallen RCMP Officers

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

The families left behind -- that's what is hitting me the hardest in the wake of last week's tragedy in Moncton that saw three RCMP officers -- three fathers -- gunned down. This weekend is Father's Day -- the first in a series of terrible 'firsts' that these will families have to face without husbands and fathers.

Nobody Puts Moncton In A Corner

Heather Boucher Robinson | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Boucher Robinson

We give people the shirt off our back. We listen when the RCMP say to stay indoors. We check on our neighbours and friends. And we all feel that creepy chills on the spine feeling knowing that he was in OUR neighbourhoods, by OUR Costco (it's the city's shopping mecca, after all!) and hurting OUR police. Because in Moncton, we have at most three degrees of separation. We all know a cop, a reporter, the mayor, the lady who runs the local gluten-free shop, the pizza guy.

How You Can Help Bring the Pro-Choice Fight To the Federal Government

Niki Ashton | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada
Niki Ashton

Today I shared this message with the rallies happening across the country in solidarity with New Brunswick Pro-Choice advocates. On behalf of my prou...

New Brunswick Flood Concerns Continue

CBC | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada

Ice jams and high water levels continue to be a major concern in parts of New Brunswick as the Red Cross has begun registering people who have volunta...

Flood Strong Enough To Rip Bridges Off Hinges

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada

People in New Brunswick are feeling the full force of spring as they grapple with floods strong enough to force bridges off their hinges. CBC News...

What You Can Do to Fight For the Morgentaler Clinic

Niki Ashton | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Niki Ashton

After 20 years of providing uncompromised abortion services to women in New Brunswick, and from PEI, the Morgentaler Clinic is being forced to close its doors due to funding shortfalls. It is shameful that Canada now has two provinces that refuse to uphold a woman's right to choose, and provide necessary medical procedures free of cost to women.

If Fredericton's Morgentaler Clinic Closes, Women Will Die

Anne Theriault | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Living
Anne Theriault

The Morgentaler clinic is the only abortion clinic in New Brunswick. It serves not only the population of New Brunswick, but also that of Prince Edward Island. Women in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island cannot access safe, legal abortions unless two doctors declare in writing that the abortion is medically necessary. I want you to think about what will happen in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island once the Morgentaler clinic is gone. Do you honestly believe that women just won't have abortions? If that's the case, let me tell you what's actually going to happen -- women are going to die.

Another Fireball Seen In The East

CBC | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada

For the second day in a row, a large fireball has been seen in the sky over Nova Scotia. CBC News reporter Phonse Jessome saw the colourful fireball...

No One In New Brunswick Has To Go To School Today

CBC | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada

All public schools in New Brunswick are closed Thursday as a winter storm batters the province. As much as 40 centimetres of snow and blowing snow a...

Why I Work to Keep Smokestacks Away From Schoolyards

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

I was raised on a dairy farm in Belledune, a small community on New Brunswick's North Shore. By the time I showed up to school in the fall of 1968, the schoolhouse was bordered by a smelter on one side and a fertilizer plant on the other. I started hearing a little voice inside me saying, "Do something!"

What the TransCanada Pipeline Will Really Cost Us

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business
Carl Duivenvoorden

Because Alberta oil is landlocked and therefore traditionally sold below world prices, it's been suggested that bringing it east will lower energy prices for us. It's probably more realistic to expect that Alberta crude will get more expensive as soon as a pipeline links it to us, and the world market.

Tory MP Attacks Trudeau 'Pot Plan'

CBC | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Politics

New Brunswick Southwest MP John Williamson has sent a flyer to constituents asking for their reaction to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's so-called "p...

A Passion For Connecting Women in Engineering and Geoscience

Doina Oncel | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Impact
Doina Oncel

As a woman involved in supporting girls and young women's growth in an industry known as being dominated by men, I understand the power of collaboration and support from other women.

Fires Finally Extinguished, Evacuees Can Head Home

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada

PLASTER ROCK, N.B. - The first freight train returned to service Saturday on a rail line that was the scene of a fiery derailment in New Brunswick as ...

The New Brunswick Drug Plan With Great Potential

Steve Morgan | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Steve Morgan

The Alward government has just adopted pharmacare reforms that have great potential to do good -- and great potential to cost New Brunswickers far more than it should. The New Brunswick drug plan bears little resemblance to catastrophic drug plans in other provinces. That is a good thing.

Maritimers Digging Out

CBC | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

Maritimers are digging out today from a blizzard that slammed much of the region Friday. The hardest hit areas appear to be the southwestern edges ...