Lauren Bird

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'They hurt us so bad': Fredericton used car dealership being investigated for fraud

Fredericton police are investigating a "significant fraud" involving a used car dealership in the city, the force has confirmed. W&P Auto Sales, on Riverside Drive, closed in August.

Fredericton council votes down motion to preserve Risteen building

The Risteen building in downtown Fredericton will not be given a heritage designation and may soon be demolished. 

One year on, a morning of deadly violence in Fredericton haunts witnesses

The bedroom wall in Melinda Hachey's apartment has been made white and smooth again, so it's impossible to tell that a year ago today, a bullet blew through that wall and sailed across the room into a cupboard pantry, spilling food on the floor.  

Should Acadian expulsion be considered genocide? New committee will decide

The Société de l'Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick is forming a committee to look at whether the expulsion of Acadians should be considered a genocide. 

Francophone group considers how to impact French immersion education

As the controversy around French immersion education in New Brunswick continues to swirl, the francophone community is considering how it can be part of the solution. 

Volunteers restore dignity to historically significant N.B. cemetery

The Wheary graveyard in Keswick is significant to black heritage in the area. Persistent volunteers, led by Mary Louise McCarthy, are restoring dignity to the site.

Mother felt stranded waiting for coverage to bring infant son home on medevac flight

A Fredericton mother is finally getting ready to bring her son to his new home after weeks in the hospital and a dispute about who should cover his medevac flight. 

Gagetown 'open for business' after flooding, merchants fear lingering effects

As waterfront shops in the village of Gagetown reopen following spring flooding, concern about the lingering effects on the village grows.

N.B. lost 20% of deer population during winter, according to estimates

About 20 per cent of New Brunswick’s herd population is estimated to have died over the winter. That’s about six per cent more than the long term average.

New Brunswick women bore jeers and insults to get the vote 100 years ago today

This week marks the 100th anniversary of Women's suffrage in New Brunswick.

After Moncton Hospital allegations, renewed calls for patient advocate

There are renewed calls for an independent patient advocate in New Brunswick since a nurse was recently fired for allegedly inappropriately administering Oxytocin to pregnant women.

Researchers at University of New Brunswick say it's time to talk turkey

Researchers at UNB are asking people who see wild turkeys to let them know. They’re creating a database on New Brunswick’s wild turkey population.

Moncton woman worries she was affected by inappropriate use of labour-inducing drug

Mothers who gave birth at the Moncton Hospital are anxiously trying to find out whether they were affected by the actions of a nurse now under police investigation.

Minto church left to pick up the pieces after roof collapse

A small congregation is without a home after its church roof collapsed on Friday.

'Significantly higher' property tax assessment shocks resident

Dozens of residents in the Marysville area of Fredericton got vastly inflated property tax bills this week, even though they hadn't made any improvements to their homes.