Lauren Bird

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Fredericton psychologist disputes findings that led to licence suspension

Fredericton psychologist Joan Wright is disputing many of the findings in a decision by the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick last week that saw her suspended for “professional misconduct, incompetence and violating the boundaries of the psychologist-client relationship.”

Fredericton psychologist suspended for professional misconduct

Joan Wright has been suspended by the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick for professional misconduct, incompetence and violating the boundaries of the psychologist-client relationship, according to a recent decision by the college.

Great Hall at St. Thomas University seen through a new light

Hanging from the ceiling in the Great Hall on the second floor of George Martin Hall is a 19th-century chandelier Bowes painstakingly restored then gave to the university.

City of Fredericton makes all-male appointments to Preservation Review Board

Fredericton city councilllors have appointed four men to the Preservation Review Board, but they asked staff to reopen applications in hopes a more diverse group of citizens can fill remaining seats.

Phoenix Learning Centre will have to close after council rejects zoning change

A Fredericton drop-in centre for homeless people will not be allowed to expand after a decision Monday by city council.

Fredericton council gets ethics complaint over proposed development

A Fredericton councillor is facing ethical questions over an apartment building he wants to put in his ward — and the project could win approval before anyone at city hall can consider those questions.

Conservationists push City of Fredericton to protect north side wetland

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick wants the city of Fredericton to protect one of the area's most important birding sites. 

New Brunswick sees little of federal housing funding

New Brunswick got less than half a per cent of the total funding available through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's rapid housing initiative.

Fredericton council decides to fund housing project 4 days after it said no

Fredericton council voted Friday night to make funding available for a housing project at the City Motel, reversing a decision it made just four days earlier.

Why two cities in N.B. take such different approaches to people who are homeless

One city, Moncton, has decided it has a responsibility to try to ensure people have a roof over their heads. The other, Fredericton, has said this responsibility lies elsewhere.