Lauren Bird

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What's next for Fredericton's Lemont House? Heritage advocates want to know

“If you look at it from the outside, you can see that it's starting to be badly in need of repair,”

1,000 Fredericton customers at risk of water shut-off

The City of Fredericton is warning it may shut off water to people who haven't paid their water bills.

Fredericton looks into how city policies affect people of colour

The City of Fredericton has begun work on a report into how its policies and operations affect people of colour in the city. 

Chief asks Fredericton councillor to resign for using offensive language

The chief of St. Mary's First Nation is calling on Coun. Eric price to step down for making "unacceptable" comments after a presentation on race and policing.

Fredericton to take closer look at Black Lives Matter report on police

Black Lives Matter Fredericton is calling for a public hearing into police operations and community safety in the city.

Fredericton city councillors question poet laureate's role after abortion poem read

Jenna Lyn Albert read a poem about abortion access at Monday night’s council meeting, which some councillors said was too political. 

Public comment sought on development of Exhibition Grounds in Fredericton

People in Fredericton can now say how they'd like to see the New Brunswick Exhibition Grounds developed. 

Fredericton North and South candidates see value in Performing Arts Centre

A new performing arts centre, a new courthouse and the development of the Centennial Building were just some of the ideas candidates in Fredericton's north and south ridings floated to city council Tuesday night. 

Officers' Square to undergo archeological impact assessment

Archeologists with the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture will dig several test pits on the national historic site.

Boyce Farmers Market set to return, but popular Fredericton night market cancelled

The city says this will not be the market as usual.

Fredericton to introduce more open-air seating and entertainment

It will set up bistro-style seating and picnic tables in three locations — Phoenix Square, Barracks Square and the Nashwaaksis Commons — where people can sit and eat food purchased from local establishments.

Fredericton cancels some summer programming in response to COVID-19

Outdoor concerts, film series and walking tours off the table

Fredericton could get another high-rent apartment building

The Fredericton Rentals Gorham Real Estate development will house mostly two and three bedroom apartments costing about $1,400 to $1,800 a month. 

Fredericton's Beaverbrook Art Gallery is a step closer to getting a new look

The city’s planning advisory committee approved a variance at Wednesday night’s meeting that will allow the new entryway and pavilion to be built much closer to the street.

Fredericton council votes for lockout if union gives strike notice

In a unanimous vote on Monday night, Fredericton city councillors decided to lock out members of CUPE Local 508 if they give notice of a strike.