Katie Hartai

Katie Hartai is a reporter based out of Saint John. Her favourite stories to tell involve the environment and mental health. Contact her at katie.hartai@cbc.ca.

Latest from Katie Hartai

Photographer captures 13 raptors in a row as turkey vulture sightings soar

Robert Shortall happened to come upon a baker's dozen of turkey vultures, making for a perfect picture. Experts say vultures have expanded into all regions of the province.

Fiona puts an early end to camping at some sites in Fundy National Park

Fundy National Park has sustained damage from the weekend storm, forcing it to close 263 campsites at its Chignecto campground.

Know a health-care worker who wants to work in N.B.? It could put money in your pocket

Horizon Health is paying New Brunswickers who help recruit health care workers. The health authority is offering up to $2,000 to individuals who successfully refer a registered nurse.

N.B. moose hunt underway, highest number of licences in 27 years

The Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development expects more hunters will register their harvest online this season, which requires pulling and submitting a moose tooth.

Another food pantry opens in Saint John to meet increasing demand

A new food pantry in Saint John is open around the clock for anyone in need of a little extra. Rev. Jasmine Chandra and her congregation established the outdoor food pantry at Stone Church on Carleton Street.

Education minister 'not horribly disappointed' with N.B. students' assessment results

New Brunswick’s minister of education said he expected to see some decline in students’ academic skills and mental wellness on this year’s provincial assessments. Results from this year's evaluations were released earlier this week.

Aging in New Brunswick: a user's guide for older adults and caregivers

A resource on aging has been released for older adults and caregivers in the province. The guide was designed to be a one-stop resource for aging-related information.

Provincial assessments show some declines in literacy, math skills

Literacy and numeracy skills are declining among some young New Brunswick students. The Department of Education has released results from provincial assessments that took place in public schools this past spring.

Crosswalk for new Hanwell school would be 'too dangerous,' says mayor

Hanwell Park Academy is a new school along Route 640 outside of Fredericton. A community action group is calling on local leaders to install a crosswalk across the busy road along with a connecting trail system.

Salmon officials confirm first application of rotenone in Miramichi watershed

After years of protest, a pesticide has been released in the Miramichi watershed as part of a project to eradicate the invasive smallmouth bass. Salmon conservation groups confirm September 8 marked the first application of Noxfish II, a chemical that includes rotenone. It was released in Lake Brook, and approximately 15 kilometers of the Southwest Miramichi River.