Jennifer Sweet


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

Latest from Jennifer Sweet

The highs and lows of drones — and the new rules aimed at making them safer

Certified drone pilots and transportation safety officials say some risky behaviour is going on as more and more people begin using remotely controlled aircraft to gather aerial pictures and video.

She'd like to help the doctor shortage, but immigration rules are holding her back

A Dalhousie University student from Fredericton says she's caught in a citizenship loophole that's hurting her and costing the community a potential new doctor.

'Extremely rare' slave-making ants found at Kennedy Lakes

Entomologists are thrilled by the discovery of a new genus of ants in Atlantic Canada.

Boy who can't swim blown 120 metres from shore on air mattress

A Moncton woman is speaking out after a frightening experience for her and her family this weekend at a New Brunswick beach.

Milltown dam is 'intrinsically woven into the fabric' of St. Stephen: local historian

NB Power and people in St. Stephen are considering the future of one of the oldest hydroelectric power stations in North America.

Searching for life in the Kennedy Lakes Protected Natural Area

More than 50 researchers, students and artists have begun scouring the Kennedy Lakes Protected Natural area, west of Renous, for the 11th annual BiotaNB.

Stretch of Route 605 started to crumble not long after repairs were made

Residents of Temperance Vale say a two-kilometre stretch of Route 605 was riddled with potholes again this spring after the road was chipsealed last summer.

Nurses call for end to workplace violence as attacks mount

Members of nurses unions from across Canada rallied in Fredericton Tuesday in support of a nurse in Moncton, who was allegedly beaten by a patient's family member in March. They say there's been an increase in violence against health-care workers nationwide.

St. Mary's woman scammed by fake Microsoft tech-support warns others

A 66-year-old woman from St. Mary's First Nation is warning others after coming close to losing thousands of dollars in a "Microsoft" tech support scam.

Retired engineering prof bringing efficient stoves to rainforest dwellers

Retired engineering professor Eugene Lewis of Fredericton is working on a project to get very efficient stoves to people who live in the mountainous jungles of Guatemala.

Writer gave up top civil service job to chase childhood dream — and it's paying off

Six years after a bold decision to walk away from her civil service job, Wendy McLeod MacKnight's writing career is starting to take off. Her latest book, The Frame-Up, is set in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton.

Musicians lose Moncton performance venue as Plan b closes

The music community is mourning the loss of the Plan b Bar & Lounge in Moncton, which has closed after a decade of staging live music.

Breakthru businesses face rocky road to success

With this year's prizes just handed out in the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation's biennial Breakthru competition, the real work is just beginning to convert taxpayer funding into successful businesses that will help grow the provincial economy.

Who is posting in your local news group?

An internet security expert and some social media news group administrators say it appears a fake account has been active in New Brunswick and could be trying to stir up division ahead of the federal election.

Mother and daughter's response to strange phone call may have saved a life

A Nackawic mother and daughter may have saved a man's life this week after they were awakened in the middle of the night by strange phone calls.