Maria Jose Burgos

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Maria Jose Burgos is an award-wining journalist with CBC New Brunswick based in Fredericton. She's originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Tips? maria.burgos@cbc.ca.

Latest from Maria Jose Burgos

Fredericton housing crisis leaves some newcomers living in wretched conditions

After living in refugee camps for years, several newcomer families in Fredericton are struggling to settle in a city where rents are unaffordable and conditions are suboptimal.

Slain Honduran Indigenous activist brings strength to N.B. environmentalists

Five years after her murder, the bravery and devotion of a Honduran environmental activist are still inspiring people in New Brunswick.

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 5 new cases, Moncton cluster among not fully vaccinated young people

Public Health reported five new cases of COVID-19 Monday and revealed that all but two of the 48 active cases in the hardest hit Moncton region, Zone 1, are in young people who are not fully immunized.

Meet Jeanne Armstrong, the new host of Information Morning Fredericton

Jeanne Armstrong, the current producer of CBC's As It Happens, is the new host of Information Morning Fredericton.

The Dobies: A story of Canada's postwar housing crisis and Fredericton's tiny homes

The story behind the Dobies, the 1940s gable-roof homes scattered around Fredericton and still known by that term in the city today, is one of soldiers, a city's desperate need to expand and a country's introduction to planned housing.

Epidemiologist says decision to lift all COVID restrictions in N.B. too soon, too risky

A Toronto infection control epidemiologist says New Brunswick has not reached the level of immunity at which lifting all COVID-19 restrictions makes sense.

Tackling racist attacks on Doone Street 'extremely critical,' says Fredericton's mayor-elect

Mayor-elect Kate Rogers says she'll soon tackle reports of racist attacks in Fredericton's Doone Street neighbourhood, which immigrant families say have been ignored by city hall for years. 

Pokémon-like salamander sold across N.B. illegally without government concern

Nadine Comeau says selling axolotls — a smiley, Pokémon-like amphibian — throughout her home province of New Brunswick has been a heartwarming experience. There's just one problem — it's illegal.

U of M drama professor fired after allegations of sexual harassment

The University of Moncton has fired drama professor Andréi Zaharia after an independent investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, the university announced Thursday in a news release.

Immigrants urge N.B. to be leader and extend voting rights for municipal elections

Immigrants are asking New Brunswick to become the only province in Canada to give people who aren't citizens but have permanent resident status the right to vote in municipal elections.

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