Elizabeth Fraser

Web Writer

Elizabeth Fraser is a web writer with CBC New Brunswick based in Fredericton. She's originally from Manitoba. Story tip? elizabeth.fraser@cbc.ca

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Start slapping: How to avoid becoming a mosquito buffet this season

Summer is on its way and people are already buzzing about upcoming barbecues and trips to the beach. Something else is also buzzing — pesky, blood-sucking mosquitoes.

Parents in Bathurst worry about increase in teen suicide, self-harm

The City of Bathurst is looking to do more for the region's local youth after a series of tragedies over the school year.

Early insecticide treatment best way to save ash trees from beetle, expert says

Trees that aren't inoculated with pesticide will be as good as gone once an invasive beetle arrives in Fredericton, a Mississauga, Ont., city official says.

Ghana's quick rescue of 2 UNB students not common, says former ambassador

Two University of New Brunswick students abducted in Ghana last week are "extremely fortunate" that police authorities rescued them when they did, a retired Canadian ambassador says.

2 Canadian women abducted in Ghana rescued, 8 in custody after raid

Two University of New Brunswick students abducted this month in Ghana while volunteering with Youth Challenge International have been rescued, and five Ghanians and three Nigerians are in police custody.

Auditor general says province spent $200M on outsourced road repairs

Auditor General Kim MacPherson says the former Liberal government spent $200 million on road and bridge maintenance work done by private contractors.

Retailers need 'harmonized approach' when banning single-use plastics, council says

If the federal government wants to ban single-use plastics, it will need to come up with a consistent national strategy for businesses, the Retail Council of Canada says.

Want kids to have less screen time? Put your phones down, pediatrician says

If parents want their kids to spend less time on their iPads, they'll have to ditch the screen time themselves, a Saint John pediatrician says.

Hungry deer cause major problems for Saint Andrews residents

Oh deer — the town of Saint Andrews has a problem. A harsh winter might have taken a toll on the province's deer population, but the southern New Brunswick town is still trying to tackle a growing number of deer within its borders.

Retiring Fredericton police chief credits force for handling of August shooting

With the help of her parents, Fredericton police Chief Leanne Fitch grew up with the mindset she could do anything.

Province needs to tackle mounting snow days, education expert says

With summer around the corner, the last thing New Brunswickers want to think about is winter, but a new study is recommending a number of government policy changes to cut down on snow days and make up for lost time.

Nursing shortage is putting health care at risk, Horizon chair says

New Brunswick's nursing shortage is putting health-care programs and services at risk, says the chair of Horizon Health Network's board of governors.

Opposition says province's new carbon tax stickers for gas pumps are 'propaganda'

New carbon tax stickers that have been distributed by the New Brunswick government, are being criticized as  a "propaganda" campaign by opposition parties.

Nurses union wants to see more security guards in hospitals

The New Brunswick Nurses Union is calling for more security guards to protect nursing staff in hospitals across the province.

Canada's unsung hero: Academic turned spy foresaw WW II, says UNB scholar

Many Canadians have likely never heard of Winthrop Bell. But for one New Brunswick scholar, he’s considered a hero.