Alan White

Alan White is a Fredericton native who has been working as a journalist since 1981, mostly in New Brunswick. He joined CBC in 2003 and is now a senior producer. He can be reached at

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'A huge economic opportunity': trade barriers at stake in border booze case

Gerard Comeau's legal fight against New Brunswick's limits on bringing alcohol into the province stands to create "a huge economic opportunity for Canada," says the executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation.

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal of cross-border booze case

The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear an appeal of a New Brunswick court ruling that declared it unconstitutional to limit the amount of alcohol someone can bring into the province.

Python deaths: 'This could have been prevented by a simple action'

The now-retired RCMP investigator who recommended Campbellton python-owner Jean-Claude Savoie be charged in the deaths of two boys killed by a snake rejects the suggestion he bowed to interference from top RCMP brass.

'People did not stay in their lanes': ex-RCMP investigator reflects on python case

In a 36-year career in the RCMP — spent mostly as a criminal investigator with 15 years heading the major crime unit in southeast New Brunswick — Gerry Belliveau had never been overruled by a superior when it came to charging or not charging a suspect. Then came his final assignment.

Bad beat? Crown sues poker player for $10K seized in traffic stop

The province is suing a poker player from Hanwell to make him forfeit more than $10,000 recovered by police after he turned away from an RCMP check stop in November 2015.

Water damage delayed PET/CT scanner at Dumont being put to use for months

Water damage from a broken pipe in a new addition to the Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital in 2012 delayed a new PET/CT scanner from being put into use for several months.

'Something has to change': lawyer calls medication denial for inmates 'a problem'

The pendulum in prisons and jails has swung too far toward keeping prescription medications out of the hands of inmates, at the expense of those who need their prescriptions for painkillers or other medications, says a New Brunswick criminal defence lawyer.

N.B. court refuses to put man back in prison after he didn't get his medication

New Brunswick's highest court has rejected a bid by the Crown to put a man from Tobique First Nation back in prison, after he was wasn't given his medication while incarcerated on a drug-trafficking charge.

Water damage to PET scanner at Dumont hospital results in $1.2M lawsuit

The New Brunswick government is suing three ​companies for $1.2 million for the water damage caused to a multi-million PET/CT scan at Moncton's Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital when the overhead plumbing system failed.

Judge says defamation law will eventually tame internet

Court of Queen's Bench Justice Paulette Garnett says defamation laws will eventually tame "the Wild West" of the internet.

Man convicted of sex crimes wins stay of charges because of court delays

New Brunswick's highest court has stayed six charges — three for sex crimes, including incest — against a man because it took five years for his case to wind its way through the provincial court system.

Fired Bonté Foods worker wins job back because of ADHD discrimination

Bonté Foods Ltd. of Dieppe has been ordered to reinstate a worker with attention deficit disorder who was fired for violating the company's safe food-handling practices. Bonte's failure to accommodate the man's disability was discrimination, an arbitrator ruled.

$55K seized in traffic stop forfeited despite no criminal charge

The provincial government has been allowed to keep more than $55,000 seized from an Ottawa man during a traffic stop in 2015, even though no criminal charges against the man ever proceeded to trial.

'It just defies logic': lawyer in python case says RCMP passed buck to courts

Senior Mounties were just passing the buck to the courts when they ignored the RCMP's own findings and decided to pursue charges against the owner of a snake that killed two Campbellton boys, says the lawyer who defended the owner.

RCMP boss briefed about python deaths hours before decision about charge changed

Canada's top Mountie was briefed on the investigation into the 2013 killing of two boys by a large python in Campbellton, N.B., just hours before the RCMP changed direction and decided to pursue criminal charges against the snake's owner, according to documents obtained by CBC News under the federal Access to Information Act.