Rachel Cave

Rachel Cave is a CBC reporter based in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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Singing in barbershop choir helps young mom on social assistance overcome self-doubt

For much of her young life, Jessica Achilles's inner critic was the loudest voice in her head. But that message started to change when she discovered one of Saint John's most venerable choirs. 

Youth in protective care in N.B. get another stay against 'aging out'

New Brunswick youth in permanent protective custody have been given another reprieve from aging out of government care.

Tiny model by tiny hands brings big online draw for Saint John City Market

The Saint John City Market saw thousands of people interact with its Facebook page after sharing photos of a tiny arts and crafts model of the market made by nine-year-old Jaelyn Clark.

Saint John port handles its first COVID-infected foreign vessel

Six crew members of the MV Mare Picenum, a crude oil tanker that anchored at Canaport in Saint John last week, have tested positive for COVID-19.

N.B. Law Society says higher cap on lawyer contingency fees could improve access to legal help

The New Brunswick Law Society is proposing raising the maximum percentage a lawyer can make in a contingency fee agreement, from 25 per cent to 33 per cent.

Teen curfews or 'leisure cards' — what drug prevention might look like in N.B.

Last week, the government of New Brunswick announced it would adopt a version of the Icelandic model as part of its plan to fill gaps in mental health care. For a community in Ontario, the model is already helping understand the issues plaguing its youth.

More walk-in clinics, mobile crisis units coming this year, vows health minister

New Brunswick health minister Dorothy Shephard says she's working to get people the help they need when they're ready to ask for it and before they go into a deeper crisis.

N.B. health minister to announce addictions, mental health plan

Easier and faster access to mental health supports will be a dominant theme Tuesday afternoon when New Brunswick Health Minister Dorothy Shephard reveals her mental health and addiction action plan.

Not the year to die: Families denied final goodbyes may suffer prolonged grief

Restrictions on travel and visiting have led to missed goodbyes and complicated grieving periods for New Brunswickers who've lost loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers fear the pandemic has disrupted healing and recovery.

Three pandemics, zero vaccines: NB AIDS workers take distressing calls from southern Africa

New Brunswick AIDS workers hearing from friends on the ground in Africa battling more than one disease.