Viola Pruss

Viola Pruss is a reporter and web writer for CBC New Brunswick. She grew up in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 2008.

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Province restructures Office of Chief Medical Officer of Health

The New Brunswick government is restructuring the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, shifting some of its daily operations to other departments, the health minister said Thursday.

Corn maze celebrates Leafs' Stanley Cup win of 50 years ago

After paying tribute to the Montreal Canadiens with a corn maze in 2009, the farming Hunter family promised Toronto fans it would be the Leafs' turn in 2017 — the 50th anniversary of the team's last Stanley Cup.

New Brunswick's soul and character in art: Celebrating the Centennial Building murals

Once considered the “greatest unknown treasure trove of visual art” by some, the art inside Fredericton’s Centennial Building is now largely invisible to most but the civil servants working there.

Government keeps watch on latest entangled North Atlantic right whale off Gaspé Peninsula

Another North Atlantic right whale has been discovered entangled off the Gaspé Peninsula.

'A lot I can bring to the table': 2nd New Brunswick MP joins Trudeau cabinet

New Brunswick MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor, named Canada's minister of health in a cabinet shuffle Monday, says she will draw on her social work experience in her new portfolio.

Anglophone schools 'desperate' for supply teachers as early French immersion returns

Gregg Ingersoll, superintendent for the Anglophone East School District, says the district has done great for hiring full-time teachers but needs more supply teachers to fill for maternity leaves and other long-term positions.

Shediac mayor wants province to act on Parlee Beach water quality

After staying silent on much of the public debate on water contamination at Parlee Beach, the mayor of Shediac has spoken out about the controversial issue.

NAFTA talks 'absolutely fundamental' to provincial economy, says manufacturers group

As talks to revise and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement kicked off Wednesday, a lot is also on the line for New Brunswick businesses trading with the United States.

Energy East pipeline doesn't make energy ministers formal meetings

A two-day meeting of Canada's energy ministers ended Tuesday in Saint Andrews without any announcements about the Energy East pipeline link — or even a mention on the agenda.

2 goats and a chicken coop: Profs from China adapt to life on the farm

Yao Yuan, a Chinese immigrant and organic farmer, recently taught himself to build a chicken coop. A year ago, he’d never even seen a chicken.

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