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.

'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.

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.

$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.

And February's snowfall leader is . . . ?

At the first of February, there was barely any snow on the ground in some cities. That changed in a hurry.

'Where do you put the snow?': 4th storm in 9 days sees trouble pile up

With many parts of New Brunswick dealing with their fourth significant winter storm in nine days on Thursday, some municipalities are grappling with where to put all that snow.

Injured roof-shoveller cleared to sue for injuries from fall in 2011

With the snow load on many roofs in New Brunswick mounting and businesses and homeowners looking for someone to clear all that snow, there is a tale of caution to be found in a recent ruling by the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.

6 Maliseet First Nations agree to Sisson mine deal

The six Maliseet First Nations in New Brunswick have reached a multimillion-dollar financial deal with the provincial government that clears the way for the Sisson open-pit mine north of Fredericton to proceed.