New Brunswick

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 04.17.2014 | 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 04.11.2014 | 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 03.19.2014 | 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 03.13.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 ...

Winter Blast Hits New Brunswick During Ice Storm Recovery

CBC | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada

Efforts to restore heat and light to more than 3,600 New Brunswick homes and businesses still without power after last week's ice storm have not been ...

Another Storm

CBC | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada

The winter storm set to hit the Maritimes overnight Sunday and into Monday morning will likely be a messy one. This comes as 40 power crews from nor...

N.B. Power Races To Restore Electricity

CBC | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada

Thousands of New Brunswickers face the prospect of Christmas without power as N.B. Power crews scramble to repair a battered electricity grid in the s...

Funeral To Be Held For 4 Teen Victims Of Crash

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada

CAP-PELE, N.B. - Four teenagers who were killed in a highway crash in southeast New Brunswick were being fondly remembered Sunday while people in thei...

New Brunswick Fracking Protest Broken Up With Force, Weapons and Arrests

Small Change Fund | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Small Change Fund

New Brunswick is normally seen as a quiet little province that does not get a lot of attention. That changed Thursday when the world watched in horror...

Protesters In Rexton Confront Media

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

REXTON, N.B. - Tensions at a shale gas protest in Rexton, N.B., remained high on Saturday as a small group of protesters seized vehicles and equipment...

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.

A Tough Sell

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada Business

FREDERICTON - When it comes to people like Cyrille Simard, TransCanada has a challenge in selling the Energy East Pipeline project in New Brunswick.Th...

Ottawa Can't Abolish Senate Solo: N.B.

CBC | Posted 10.31.2013 | Canada Politics

Despite moving ahead with its own plan to elect senators, the New Brunswick government is arguing the federal government can’t reform the Upper Cham...

A New Direction Needed For Detroit

Hassan Arif | Posted 10.05.2013 | Canada
Hassan Arif

Detroit-the-city and Detroit-the-auto-industry too often are conflated in media commentary, thought of as the same entity, when they are not. Where t...

Energy East Pipeline: Building a Nation on a Nightmare

Mike Hudema | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Impact
Mike Hudema

By building a pipeline that further accelerates climate change, tramples Treaty and First Nation rights, and compounds already severe problems, we are not only building our nation on those injustices, we are also saying that we've lost our imagination, I'm not ready to do that. I think we have more in us as a nation.

Possible Tornado Hits N.B. Towns

CBC | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada

People in several communities east of Oromocto, N.B. are assessing the damage after they say a tornado pushed vehicles and destroyed a garage Saturday...

Where to See Alex Colville's Artwork

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

Until I encountered a lithograph of "Pacific" -- a 1967 painting of a shirtless man standing carefree and staring out to the ocean with his back turned to a handgun on a table -- I believed Canadian art was benign. Group of Seven landscapes were beautiful, but they were neither riveting nor cool in the way a 16-year-old would think art is cool. This? This was cool.