Sarah Betts


Sarah Betts is a reporter with CBC New Brunswick based in Fredericton. She is also a journalism student at St. Thomas University.

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UNB signs first recruit to reinstated women's hockey team

Paige Grenier of Olds, Alta., is the first official recruit to the reinstated University of New Brunswick’s women’s hockey team, which will hit the ice next fall after a long battle.

A year later: Jami Springer's family fearful, hopeful as search goes on

It's been a year since Jami Springer vanished — a year of searching, pleading and wondering for her family and friends, who aren't about to stop.

Former daycare owner facing assault charges unfit to stand trial, says Fredericton doctor

Dr. Obioma Ozumba told the court that Mary Jana McCormack, 33, displayed "cognitive difficulties" which kept her from understanding court proceedings and consequences, demonstrating that knowledge and making decisions.

As U.S. and Canada try to solve whale deaths, some ships in gulf break speed limit

Just two weeks after imposing a mandatory speed limit to protect right whales in parts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Transport Canada says not all ships are heeding it.

Minto fibreglass plant never completely shut down, employees say

More than five months after Minto’s fibreglass plant was shut down because of a lack of work, about a dozen employees have been called back for several short-term projects.

Co-Op Atlantic retirees propose lawsuit to get full pensions back

Retired Co-Op Atlantic employees who lost almost a third of their pensions after the Moncton-based co-operative got into financial trouble have filed a proposed class action seeking payment of the promised benefits.

Cloverdale farmer resorts to long haul after hand-dug well runs dry

While vacationers relax on the beach, John Best spends hours gathering water from a nearby stream in Carleton County because his 100-year-old hand-dug well ran dry during the hot weather.

Bail hearing set for man arrested after standoff with Fredericton police

A Fredericton man, who was arrested after he barricaded himself in a downtown apartment building for seven hours on Thursday evening, appeared in court on Friday.

Lobster fishermen tie up boats in protest after meeting processors about low prices

Maritime fishermen are protesting low prices on lobster.

UNB herbarium plants its collection into online database to aid research

The database will aim to help not only botanists, but any citizen who comes across an unfamiliar plant.

No limits: Volunteers drive success of soccer group for kids with autism

No Limits Soccer, a group in Fredericton for children with autism, is reaching new goals this summer with the help of a new coach and Dexter Albright — a 17-year-old who wants to prove what "no limits" really means.

Sex education should include 'how to have a pleasurable experience,' UNB professor says

A University of New Brunswick professor is calling for changes in sex education in the province after talking to young people about their intimate lives.

'It's very troubling': N.B. lobster fishermen discouraged by lower wages, union says

Lobster fishermen in southeastern New Brunswick are getting nearly $2 less per pound than what they expected, which the union suggests could prompt protests and compromise conservation efforts.

Celebrating diversity: Fredericton Pride continues to grow crowds and raise awareness

As Fredericton Pride continues to grow, participants look back on how far it's really come.

'We're jumping in': 3 men abandon ship as boat catches fire

The three men waited in the water for an hour until they were rescued after their boat caught fire.