Jennifer Sweet


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

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Rothesay man with Lyme-related brain impairment discovers hidden talent for painting

A 57-year-old Rothesay man who only took up painting about a year ago is thrilled that two of his pictures have made it into an international exhibit, sponsored by the Society of Canadian Artists.

Sparrows, kingfishers and killdeer among this spring's early birds

New Brunswick birders are seeing many signs of spring in fields, forests and on shorelines.

300-million-year-old dragonfly wing among several significant pandemic fossil finds

Rowan Norrad, 17, his friend Luke Allen, and his dad Donnie Norrad, found what has turned out to be a large dragonfly wing fossil at a site where they previously found 310-million-year-old reptile, amphibian and invertebrate tracks.

Moncton affordable housing project expands with new funding, seeks partners

The Rising Tide affordable housing project in Moncton is gaining momentum. With a new $3.4-million commitment from the federal government, it's adding 30 to 35 units, including 62 this year. Offers are being made on properties, professionals are donating their time and non-profit groups are considering partnerships.

2 families who shared room for year after fleeing Syria hope to reunite in N.B.

Mohamad and Latifa El Daher and their five kids are loving life in Saint John, but they feel the pain of separation from the close relatives they left behind in makeshift refugee accommodations in Lebanon.

YWCA program aims to help safeguard youth against human trafficking

The YWCA Moncton has launched a program aimed at helping protect girls, young women and non-binary youth from falling victim to human trafficking.

New bridge in Kings County named for Black 'pipe-smoking icon'

The provincial government renamed the Grant Brook Bridge No. 1, on Route 124, after Charlotte Watson, the last surviving member of a Black community in Springfield Parish.

Some N.B. babies being born with syndrome often linked to opioid exposure

Front-line workers who took part in a provincial symposium on harm reduction yesterday say the opioid crisis that has been moving from west to east in the last several years has definitely arrived in New Brunswick. They heard about a few alarming trends.

Harm reduction workers encouraged by new mental health and addiction plan

People who support and treat those who are addicted to drugs are “very, very” encouraged by the province's new five-year plan to improve mental health care and addiction treatment.

Giant tree 'twins' flourish for centuries in remote northern valley

Two retired foresters from the Bathurst area have identified the largest known specimens in the province of two different kinds of trees, in an area they’ve nominated for provincial protection.