Nishat Chowdhury


Nishat Chowdhury is a summer reporter at CBC News based in Fredericton. She is completing her bachelors of journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University. Have a news tip? Send it over to

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A Fredericton author's new book encourages young girls to embrace their individuality

Born and raised in the Philippines, Marjorie Frenette uses a children's book to reflect on the colourism she experienced growing up. She hopes little girls will learn to embrace their identities after reading it

Health experts say several factors explain N.B.'s high cancer rate

New Brunswick's cancer screening levels could be an explanation for the province's higher cancer rates, health experts say.

UNB climate-change researchers study how seedlings react in range of temperatures

Researchers from the University of New Brunswick are studying how different species of tree seedlings will grow under a warming climate.

Couple keep their N.B. farm going with U-pick weekends while they seek medical care

A married couple in New Brunswick are organizing U-pick weekends for community members while they go away to seek medical help for their unborn child

White pelican makes a surprise appearance in Bouctouche

The white pelican nests in northern Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba. It is lost in the East Coast, says expert.

N.B. has country's second-highest rate of household food insecurity, says report

A new study says that New Brunswick had Canada’s second-highest household rate of food insecurity last year.

University of New Brunswick to keep 'loosened' mask mandate this fall

The University of New Brunswick will keep a mask mandate for the fall semester. The decision is similar to other schools in the province.

Contact tracing in effect to try to halt spread of monkeypox in N.B.

To limit the spread of monkeypox in New Brunswick, Public Health says it has identified and followed up with most contacts of the one case confirmed so far.

N.B. home prices still rising but not at same pace, association says

Prices of homes in New Brunswick are rising at a steady pace while large declines are reported in Canadian cities to the west, according to newly released statistics.   

Poisoned fish rising to Miramichi Lake's surface will be disposed of, group says

Dead smallmouth bass and other fish that float to the surface of Miramichi Lake after they're poisoned this summer will be scooped up and disposed of, according to a federal document.