Tori Weldon

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Tori Weldon is a reporter based in Moncton. She's been working for the CBC since 2008.

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The need is there but money isn't: group pushes for Miramichi homeless shelter

Miramichi Youth House leading the way towards overnight beds for adults

Despite pandemic costs, at least 19 municipalities didn't apply for COVID relief money

So far, 19 municipalities in New Brunswick have decided not to apply for aid after realizing the decisions they had to make to balance their budgets would make them ineligible under the province's rules. Another 38 are unaccounted for, and Friday is the deadline.

Doctor from New Brunswick develops safer, reusable N99 mask

Dr. Rene Caissie, originally from Saint Louis de Kent, helped develop the N-99 Dorma mask now being used in Ontario and just cleared for use in Quebec.

Many agree addiction services are needed on the Miramichi but location hard to find

People pushing for more social services in the Miramichi like a homeless shelter and a live-in drug addiction program are running into obstacles, but say they'll keep trying because the city's drug problems are getting increasingly worse.

They're back: University students return to province by the hundreds, ready to be alone

More than 1,200 students face two weeks of isolation as they return to New Brunswick from holidays at home.

Memramcook schoolchildren bring Christmas cheer to nursing home, vaccinations bring hope

Linda Shannon, executive director at the Drew Nursing Home in Sackville is getting her vaccine on the first day its available in New Brunswick because she's seen the hardships her staff and residents have gone through over the last nine months and wants things to change.

Greater Moncton airport survival plans: layoffs, debt and holding out for better days

The province's busiest airport is strapped for cash, laid off a quarter of its staff and is putting off major repairs, but it's doing better than most.

Proposed Sackville abattoir attracts controversy

Chris Pierce is hoping to start an abattoir in Sackville's industrial park, but asking for the necessary rezoning has stirred controversy among some residents who say it's a good idea in a bad location.

Sackville's Powerhouse Co-op: a company for employees who don't suit 9 to 5

Five people in Sackville who had difficult employment histories created their own company after participating in an employment program at Open Sky Co-operative.

Meth pipes and clean needles: New kind of vending machine arrives in Moncton

Thanks to federally funded dispensing machine, people going to Ensemble Moncton for things like condoms, clean needles and naloxone kits can now access them 24 hours a day seven days a week, for free.

Pen pal project bridging the gap between two generations

Since being matched with local seniors as part of a new project, Robyn Leger's Grade 3 students are enjoying writing old-fashioned letters, and making close connections outside of the classroom.

N.B. 'working group' not a substitute for inquiry into systemic racism, Tobique chief says

Tobique First Nation Chief Ross Perley says a new "working group" formed by Arlene Dunn, Aboriginal affairs minister, is a good first step toward reconciliation but is not a replacement for an inquiry into systemic racism in New Brunswick.

Sackville's 'Christmas Cheer' at risk as the charity is short on donations

Sackville Cheer is a 50-year-old grassroots charity, created to ensure everyone in the town can have enough to enjoy Christmas has changed much over the years, which is making fundraising during a pandemic difficult.

Acadieville man gets 6 months for assaulting two nurses in hospital

Randy Van Horlick, 71, was sentenced Friday to six months in jail followed by two years of supervised probation for attacking two nurses at the Georges-Dumont hospital in Moncton in March 2019.

Mi'kmaw and Wolastoqi women create new online store to highlight their arts and crafts

Women from First Nations communities in New Brunswick have a new online store to help find a bigger audience for their art and to make up for sales lost to COVID-19.

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