Jill English

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Jill English is a producer with The National based in Toronto.

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Friction in Pictou: Community divided on proposed changes to pulp mill operations

The looming closure of Pictou County’s Boat Harbour as an effluent treatment facility has residents squaring off over whether Northern Pulp mill has a place in the region’s future.

Orange juice may get squeezed out of Canada's revised food guide

Health Canada says it will recommend 'plain water' over juice in the updated 2019 food guide in order to reduce sugar intake.
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How 902 ManUp is facing down street violence in Halifax

A grassroots movement sparked by gun violence in a Halifax community is working to provide support and second chances to young people who don't always fit easily into conventional community outreach programs.

'Burying rivers is not a great idea:' Cities work to uncover their hidden waterways

Cities built atop networks of culverts and sewers where creeks and rivers used to flow are looking for ways to bring forgotten waterways back to the surface.

Geoengineering aims to slow global warming by manipulating climate, but risks are unknown

Geoengineering can be as simple as planting trees to remove CO2 from the air or as complex as trying to use giant mirrors to reflect the sun into space. Some scientists say it has promise but warn that its potential pitfalls need more study by policymakers and experts alike.

Too many taxis: Moncton drivers struggle to make ends meet

The number of Moncton cab drivers more than doubled from 2015 to 2016, and there aren't enough fares to go around.

20 Catholic churches in Archdiocese of Moncton in danger of closing

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Moncton is reviewing 20 of its 53 parishes and some are certain to close, says Archbishop Valéry Vienneau.

Ice storm could have long-term effects on plants, animals

Humans aren't alone in being impacted by the ice storm, say scientists, who call it a natural disruption that could alter wildlife populations for years to come.

Dieppe's new skating oval closed for repairs

Mechanical glitches have forced the City of Dieppe to close the popular skating oval only a few weeks after it opened, and officials can't say when repairs will be finished.

Street trees study in Moncton about to blossom

Preliminary findings from a study about Moncton's street trees found most of those surveyed found street trees are important to them.

New Brunswick to the rescue for South Korean student teachers

19 South Korean students were placed in New Brunswick schools after an annual program with Nova Scotia was cancelled due to work-to-rule.

Ice fisherman and his SUV crack frozen Richibucto River and sink

Jason Lawson was driving over frozen ice when he hit a weak spot and sank into the icy water, totalling his Nissan Pathfinder, as he admits in a Kijiji ad.

Mills Seafood placed under receivership, forced to liquidate

Mills Seafood, a top employer in the Kent County town of Bouctouche, has gone into receivership, a few months after its 100 employers learned the doors were closing and they no longer had jobs.

High tides, winds destroy old train station in St. Martins

A 19th century train station in St. Martins is in ruins from Bay of Fundy waves at high tide Wednesday.

Work doesn't stop for winter at Richibucto River Wine Estate

Richibucto River Wine Estate stays busy even in the dead of winter. From racking to filtering, testing to bottling, the work doesn’t slow down just because the harvest is done.