Rachel Cave

Rachel Cave is a CBC reporter based in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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Fredericton man misses mother's funeral in Belgium over COVID-19 travel rules

When Roel Louage found out last Friday that his mother died in the West Flanders village where she raised eight children, he booked a flight to Belgium as soon as he could.

Sussex grandmother sues Ottawa over passport denial

Shelley Baker is suing the federal government for violating her constitutional rights because she couldn't get her passport renewed and therefore, couldn't travel to Texas to help care for her family.  

New Brunswick Karens recoil from social media stereotypes

At first, it seemed harmless, an internet trend that would surely fade, along the lines of grumpy cat, the ice bucket challenge and that dress that’s either black and blue or white and gold.

Streak of hot weather and dry forests force closure of Crown land

New Brunswick’s forests are so dry, the province has closed all Crown land to industrial operations and recreational activities, with the exception of provincial parks.

Crash kills 2 men, 19 and 20 years old, in Quispamsis

Two men are dead after a single vehicle crash in Quispamsis Wednesday night.

Quebec response team brings its own baggage to New Brunswick

Chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation say BEI Quebec is part of a broken system that won’t deliver justice to Indigenous people.

Shale gas protesters react in disbelief to watchdog findings

Lorraine Clair, who reported being “brutalized” by the RCMP in 2013 while protesting against shale gas development in Kent County, says she’s appalled an investigation has concluded the Mounties did not use excessive force or demonstrate bias against Indigenous protesters.  

Kennebecasis Valley police equip officers with next-generation body cams

As Canada's prime minister calls for all Mounties to be equipped with body cameras amid growing protests against racism-motivated police brutality, the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force has already purchased new equipment for its 39 uniformed members.   

New Brunswick doctor's story calls attention to COVID-related racism

Dr. Jean Robert Ngola’s account of enduring racist harassment since social media outed him as the doctor at the centre of the Campbellton COVID-19 outbreak has drawn some swift reaction from outside the province. 

As universities unveil fall academic plans, students question value of virtual education

As promised by June 1, the University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison University have now released their fall academic plans.

B.C. man forced to leave N.B. after dream of moving to P.E.I. sours at Confederation Bridge

Kaden Webb was left exhausted and distraught after his cross-country journey to his newly purchased plot of land on Prince Edward Island ended abruptly after he was denied entry onto the Island.

Back to the office: Now, later ... never

Erin Eagles says she doesn't miss the drive to her Saint John office and sees no rush to give up working from home.        

Science teacher gets COVID-blues comfort from hundreds of former students

On Friday, March 13, Lisa Holyoke Walsh wrapped up a busy day of teaching biology at Leo Hayes High School in Fredericton where she also runs the science club. She had no idea she wouldn't be back.  

N.B. universities and colleges prep for blend of online teaching and classroom instruction

New Brunswick's post-secondary institutions are working on their teaching plans for September despite a long list of unknowns.

More cancellations hit Saint John's COVID-shortened cruise ship season

The 2020 cruise ship season was expected to set records for Saint John, but those hopes are being dashed thanks to COVID-19.

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