Jennifer Sweet


Jennifer Sweet is a reporter with CBC based in Fredericton. She can be reached at 451-4176 or

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'It's a salvage exercise for us now,' Wolastoqi historian says

New Brunswickers don’t have to look to Kamloops, B.C., to find ugly, hidden truths about Indigenous history. 

Ambitious solo canoe trip on the Miramichi River to be featured in new documentary

As a Doaktown native, Dillon Anthony has spent a lot of time on the Miramichi River and always found it appealing. But after a 225-km solo paddle this month he has a whole new appreciation for its beauty that he hopes to share through film.

More problems with controversial nursing exam, while New Brunswick jobs go unfilled

Despite hundreds of job openings for registered nurses in the province, new graduates who speak French say red tape is making it difficult for them to put their education and training to use.

Flavoured vape liquid ban bill passes second reading

An opposition bill that would ban flavoured vape liquids has passed second reading in the New Brunswick Legislature. Bill 17 was introduced last fall and received unanimous support after a debate Thursday.

Province proposes licences for vape shops to curb youth vaping

An industry group is pleased with proposed changes to New Brunswick’s vaping regulations, but a health promotion group says they don’t go far enough.

Fredericton shelters seek gear so homeless clients can fish along St. John River

The Fredericton Homeless Shelters have issued an unusual appeal for donations. Executive director Warren Maddox says they’re looking for fishing gear that guests of the shelters can use along riverbanks in the city and for a couple of group fishing trips to Lower Lincoln.

Meet the pen that helped fight smallpox — and build first bridge over Reversing Falls

As the worldwide battle against COVID-19 rages on, and at times, progress seems slow and the challenges great, it may be worth a reminder that small things can make a big difference.

Fredericton RCMP officer gets conditional discharge, 12 months probation for sexual assault

Sgt. Youssef Michael "Joe" Hanna with the Fredericton RCMP received a conditional discharge and was sentenced to 12 months probation after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a co-worker in December 2019.

Jury at Michel Vienneau inquest calls for better monitoring of Crimestoppers tips

The jury at the Michel Vienneau coroner’s inquest in Beresford has ruled his death a homicide and made five recommendations. Vienneau was 51 when he was fatally shot by police outside the Bathurst train station in January 2015. They were acting on an anonymous Crimestoppers tip that Vienneau was trafficking drugs, which was apparently false.

Inquest hears from woman who was next to Michel Vienneau during fatal shooting

A coroner's inquest into the death of Michel Vienneau outside a Bathurst, N.B. train station in 2015 heard from the woman who was inside the car with Vienneau when he was fatally shot by police officers.