Jennifer Sweet


Jennifer Sweet is a reporter with CBC based in Fredericton. She can be reached at 451-4176 or

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Wildlife watchers think it's a bear-y good year

Some wildlife observers in New Brunswick say they’re seeing more bears than ever, including mothers with three or four cubs. A provincial wildlife biologist says he doesn't think there's been a big population spike, but it seems to be a “fairly good” year.

Homeless people and shelters face new realities of COVID-19

The pandemic has complicated the lives of homeless people in New Brunswick, as well as the jobs of the people who support them.

No celebrating yet over lower homeless count

The number of homeless people in the province appears to be down by 10 to 12 per cent since the end of 2019, but people who work closely with them say the situation is not actually that rosy.

Got an opinion about racism? Here's what you can do with it

As issues of racism take centre stage, some New Brunswickers of colour are sharing their strategies for confronting it -- from quiet introspection to engaging in contentious online debate.

Not-for-profit group touts municipal investment in rural internet

A not-for-profit association based in Nova Scotia says rural communities may need to take matters into their own hands if they want better internet service.

Vocal powerhouses team up to bash racism

New Brunswick-born soprano Measha Brueggergosman and Wolastoqi tenor Jeremy Dutcher are adding their voices to the chorus of people decrying the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Saint John poet inspired by Black Lives Matter momentum

Saint John poet, performer and playwright Clyde A. Wray reads from one of his many recent compositions inspired by the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis and the worldwide protest movement it has given rise to.

Environment Canada finds no evidence of tornado in Fredericton

An Environment Canada meteorologist based in Fredericton says she has found no evidence a tornado touched down in the area on Friday evening, but there may have been something just as damaging.

Lessons in teaching and life from the 'top of the world'

Anglophone East teacher Odette Barr's new book of non-fiction, Teaching at the Top of the World, is based on her time on Ellesmere Island and her initiation into Inuit culture.

Riverview man pushes his limits for Parkinson fundraiser

A Riverview man has been inspiring people to open their wallets with his plucky personal fundraising campaign for Parkinson Canada.

Fire breaks out at Cap-Pelé Sawmill Ltd.

A fire broke out at Cap-Pelé Sawmill Ltd. on Wednesday around 8:15 a.m., according to a source close to the business. 

Decking the halls to ward off the COVID-19 quarantine blues

It’s starting to look festive at many New Brunswick homes, in spite of the sombre reality all are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wellness checks are a challenge during COVID-19 isolation

Around the province, efforts are being made to check on those who are especially vulnerable during the COVID -19 pandemic.

New Brunswick food banks bracing for double demand amid COVID-19 outbreak

Food banks in the province are already running low on supplies and volunteers, and now they're expecting twice the usual demand for food in the next month.

Who is covered and who is left out when it comes to COVID-19 financial relief

A number of financial assistance programs are available to people who aren’t working due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but some say more needs to be done for those who work for themselves or run a small business.