Shane Fowler


Shane Fowler has been a CBC journalist based in Fredericton since 2013.

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Saint Johners react to 'not guilty' verdict in Dennis Oland murder trial

For eight years, the murder of multimillionaire Richard Oland and the subsequent murder trial and retrial of his son Dennis have been a constant conversation among Saint John residents.

Police ID body found on riverbank as missing St. Stephen woman

RCMP have confirmed the person found dead on the shore of the St. Croix River just outside St. Stephen over the weekend was the 68-year-old woman search and rescue teams had been trying to locate for the last week. 

Fredericton gives up trying to find source of mysterious oil leak

After two months of searching for the source of an underground oil leak into a Fredericton museum, engineers are throwing in the towel.

New Brunswick 'Elvis' denied entry to U.S. to perform at cross-country festival

Several Canadian performers faced intense scrutiny and questioning at the U.S.-Canada border Thursday, despite an invitation by a Maine town to celebrate Canada Day, the Fourth of July, and the relationship between both countries.  

'We hauled for 5 days': Town of Oromocto cleans up illegal dump site

The New Brunswick town says it’s completed the cleanup of a large illegal dump site at one of its public works yards.

St. John River angler blames mercury poisoning on fish caught in headpond

A recreational fisherman suffering the effects of mercury poisoning suspects eating fish caught in the Mactaquac Dam headpond is to blame.

Oromocto oblivious to the extent of illegal dumping on town-owned lot

The Town of Oromocto says it had no idea of how much illegal dumping was taking place at one of its public work sites.

City's slick mystery confounds investigators

It's been months since record floodwaters brought an oily substance into the basement of the Fredericton Regional Museum, but the city is still baffled about where the oil came from.

Early Irving in province deemed a 'poor squatter' in historic documents

Documents kept at the New Brunswick archives detail the very first request for Crown land from a member of the now-rich and powerful Irving family.

Province announces reduction of herbicide spraying in New Brunswick

Two government departments announced the controversial spraying of glyphosate would be reduced in their respective areas, but critics are still calling for an outright ban.

'Butcher shops adrift': 185-year-old ledger depicts N.B. ship's right whale hunts

Researchers are celebrating the addition of seven new North Atlantic right whale calves this spring to a critically endangered population. But there was a time when a single Saint John whaling ship would kill as many as a dozen of those same whales in seven days and it was considered "a good week." 

Less packaging, more recycling, means greener weed for New Brunswick

Cannabis NB has taken steps to address one of the persistent criticisms of legal cannabis: the excessive plastic waste that comes with it.

What tourists have to say about the 'embarrassing' road to Fundy National Park

The natural beauty of Fundy National Park lures hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, but to get there, they have to navigate a nightmarish roadway pockmarked by bone-jarring potholes and lined by ugly clearcuts.

Public's response to wintertime homelessness gave hope to front-line workers at summit

People working on the front lines of homelessness across the province spent Wednesday sharing their challenges and successes at a time when the vacancy rate in some places is as low as one per cent.

Workers recruited from Ukraine to help forest industry fight labour shortage

Svitlana Protsenko's new job represents a new start for her family and an important new hope for the industry that sustains the New Brunswick town the Protsenkos now call home.