Aidan Cox

Web reporter/editor

Aidan Cox is a web writer for the CBC based in Fredericton. He can be reached at and followed on Twitter @Aidan4jrn.

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Liberals take 5 seats, Conservatives 4 in New Brunswick, but Fredericton uncertain

Liberals won five New Brunswick ridings and Conservatives four in the federal election Monday, but the race in Fredericton has been too close to call.

Meet the Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe candidates and their plan for solving key issues

Candidates running in the federal election for the riding of Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe share their priorities and how they plan to tackle issues including the cost of living, climate change and the government's relationship with First Nations communities.

Health authority, province working to meet demand for COVID-19 tests amid surge in cases

With cases of COVID-19 surging in New Brunswick, demand to get tested for the disease is soaring. Officials with Horizon Health Network and the Department of Health say they're working to increase testing capacity in the province.

As emergency calls for hikers in distress climb, fire chief says provincial help needed

The Sussex Fire Department has seen an increase in the number of emergency calls for hikers in distress in the past year, and Chief Bill Wanamaker is now calling on the provincial government to provide more funding for the department to be better prepared.

Trail should have been closed, says N.B. hiker who required air rescue

A hiker who broke her leg and had to be rescued by helicopter while hiking New Brunswick's Eye of the Needle trail says the trail should have been closed due to its poor condition, which she blames for her fall.

Popular N.B. hiking trail closed indefinitely after air rescue results in downed trees

New Brunswick's Walton Glen Gorge hiking trail will be closed indefinitely after several trees were blown down by a helicopter that was deployed to rescue a hiker who broke their ankle while on it Sunday.

Climate change contributing to decline of North Atlantic right whales, new study suggests

A new study suggests warming ocean temperatures are driving endangered North Atlantic right whales away from the Bay of Fundy and into waters around the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where they've been at higher risk of vessel strikes and entanglements.

Landfill urges proper battery disposal after one explodes and burns worker

Brad Janes of the Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission is urging the public to properly dispose of batteries after one exploded at the landfill, injuring a worker.

Incidents of Islamophobia on the rise, says president of Moncton Muslim Association

Abdal Khan, the president of the Moncton Muslim Association, says incidents of Islamophobia have been on the rise in the region, based on stories he's heard from members. Khan made the comments in response to a road rage attack in Moncton on Sunday.

Assault charge expected in N.B. road rage encounter, RCMP say

A man is expected to face an assault charge in connection with a case of road rage in the Moncton area on Sunday, RCMP say.