Shane Fowler


Shane Fowler has been a CBC journalist based in Fredericton since 2013.

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Is Starlink the answer to N.B.'s rural internet issues? Here's what users are saying

After years of putting up with unreliable internet, some New Brunswickers living in rural areas say they’ve finally found a solution.

Out of work: Employees of small businesses react to latest lockdown

As New Brunswick heads into another lockdown in response to skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, many employees of small businesses are losing work.

Cracks in foundation led to wind turbine's collapse, 49 others also at risk

An investigation into what caused the collapse of a wind turbine at New Brunswick's largest wind farm has revealed serious structural issues that not only affect the turbine that fell, but dozens of others in the area as well.

The buzz in Saint-André: An inside look at bitcoin mining in rural New Brunswick

Nestled between a junkyard and a cedar mill in the rural community of Saint-André is the spot where developers expect nearly one per cent of the world's bitcoin will be mined. 

A swaying way home: Exploring the often-hidden footbridges of New Brunswick

On a grey December morning, Darrell Ruttle lugs a snowblower across a 100-metre-long footbridge as the Hammond River rushes far below. 

Woodstock food bank feeding hundreds under work lights in new home

Woodstock’s food bank was bursting at the seams.

N.B. Christmas tree farmers focus on local market as demand surges

Christmas tree farmers are scrambling so fast to meet demand this year — their busiest season in memory — that they've been forced to turn down big buyers from outside New Brunswick.  

Supply jam suddenly has much of Canada relying on New Brunswick for Christmas wreaths

A congested global supply chain is causing headaches for a lot of Canadian companies, but one New Brunswick manufacturer is seeing business go through the roof.

Lighting up Saint John's streets and parks is no small task

Each year, hundreds of red bells, green trees, white snowflakes and blue stars blaze through the Saint John uptown. 

Saint John airport's completed upgrades should mean fewer delays because of fog

New Brunswick’s foggiest airport has some good news for travellers often waylaid by low visibility.