Connell Smith


Connell Smith is a reporter with CBC in Saint John. He can be reached at 632-7726

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Elon Musk's satellites now streaming to some rural N.B. homes

Billionaire Elon Musk's satellite internet service is now streaming to some homes in New Brunswick. Starlink has enlisted some households in rural areas of Canada and the northern U.S. to test the service before a full launch, possibly in mid-2021.

U.S. sisters uncover rare photos of historic Saint John car

A discovery earlier this year by two sisters in Florida has revealed new photographs of a historic but little-known New Brunswick car.

Gold prices drive new exploration at Cape Spencer

It's long been known there is gold at New Brunswick's Cape Spencer, but a surge in price has brought a new focus to the Bay of Fundy community.

Woodlot owners say N.B. pricing system keeps them from cashing in on high lumber demand

Woodlot groups claim the system is broken, with some paid more for their logs than others, while an abundance of trees from Crown land prevents the majority from cashing in when lumber sales are good.

Rising sea levels and high-tide surge event could spell disaster for Saint John

Saint John's newly approved Climate Change Adaptation Plan includes colour maps to show what neighbourhoods, evacuation routes and industrial zones would be under water.

Saint John identifies key intersections as candidates for roundabouts

The City of Saint John has identified six busy intersections as candidates for roundabouts. 

Elon Musk's satellite internet plan gets green light from Canadian regulator

The CRTC has approved an Elon Musk-owned company's application to provide low Earth orbit satellite internet to rural Canadians.

Hundreds of new apartment units on the way in Saint John

2020 has been a surprisingly good year for multi-unit residential projects in Saint John with 250 units approved and another 250 in the approval process.

Witnesses from outside bubble to be allowed in N.B. courts

Officials with the Department of Justice and Public Safety have determined out-of-Atlantic-bubble witnesses can attend trials in New Brunswick under very specific conditions.

Saint John bike plan nearly ready but no money available

Saint John's proposed new cycling strategy comes with a caution from city manager, John Collin: There is no money.