Mia Urquhart

Mia Urquhart is a CBC reporter based in Saint John. She can be reached at mia.urquhart@cbc.ca.

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'Mute' PC MLAs thwart attempts to close loopholes in rent-cap bill

Green Party Leader David Coon doesn't think the government has gone far enough to eliminate loopholes that allow landlords to get around the government's temporary cap on rent increases. 

Saint John transit gambles on diesel prices, saves $44,000 so far this year

The Saint John Transit Commission hedged on the price of diesel for the year at approximately 60 per cent of current pump prices.

Backcountry campers at Fundy asked to help record bat sounds

Backcountry campers at Fundy National Park are being asked to help monitor the park's bat populations by recording their nocturnal noises.

Saint John commission backs significant taxi-rate increase

The Saint John Transit Commission voted Thursday to recommend taxi rates increase to at least $1.65 per kilometre from $1.10 a kilometre, which drivers say is the lowest rate in the country.

Appeal Court dismisses pandemic-related appeal by Saint John pastor and church

The New Brunswick Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a Saint John pastor accused of thumbing his nose at the province's pandemic rules. 

N.B. falls short of target to improve system following suicide of teen

One year after promising to implement 21 recommendations within the fiscal year to fix the issues identified in the wake of Lexi Daken's death, the province has only completed seven of them.

Chiefs vow to fight court action trying to limit where they can fish elvers

Indigenous groups vow to continue to fight a lawsuit trying to keep them off a number of waterways in southwestern New Brunswick. 

Commercial elver fisher accuses Indigenous groups of poaching

A legal battle is brewing in southwestern New Brunswick between a licensed commercial eel fisher and some First Nations fishers. 

Sea Dogs enter playoffs on hot streak, winning last 15 regular season games

After finishing the season as the hottest team in the league, the Saint John Sea Dogs kick off the first round of playoffs tonight, when they face off against the ninth-ranked Rimouski Oceanic. 

Abortion rights activists watching case before N.B. courts

As abortion rights activists wait to see if the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, those in New Brunswick are also keeping an eye on another abortion issue before the courts.