Philip Drost

Philip Drost is a reporter with CBC New Brunswick.

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Fredericton karate star willing to wait for shot at Olympic dream

Kate Campbell is willing to wait for another year to compete at the Olympics, even if it means putting her medical career on hold once again.

St. Mary's track athlete says cancelled games were tough mentally

Madison Wilson was supposed to go to the North American Indigenous Games this summer, but instead she has been trying to pull herself out of a funk. 

University athlete prepares for possibility of no basketball in the fall

When Kylee Speedy of Fredericton committed to going to the University of New Brunswick for her first year of university basketball, she couldn’t have imagined how that season was going to look. And she still can’t.

Soccer star missing out on her final year of play because of COVID-19

When Amanda Zhang went to a tournament in January, she didn’t expect that might be her last game of competitive soccer. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, her team with the Fredericton District Soccer Association hasn’t been able to play any games this summer.

Kings assistant coach Roy Rana comfortable in NBA bubble

NBA players and staff are getting settled into a routine at the league bubble in Orlando after spending a week at the Disneyland facility. For Sacramento Kings assistant coach Roy Rana, he wasn't sure he'd return to finish the season in Florida.

Basketball star hopes for new contract once games resume

Erik Nissen is hoping he can get back to playing professional basketball once leagues return to the court.

Dreams delayed: Fredericton wrestler puts her Olympic goal on hold

Samantha Stewart is delaying her dream of competing at the Olympic games. The Fredericton wrestler had hoped to be in Tokyo this summer, but COVID-19 has brought that to a halt.

Fredericton will reopen its first rink in mid-July, with restrictions

One ice surface at the Grant-Harvey Centre will open on July 13, followed by a second on July 20. Only 50 people will be allowed in at a time, and the locker rooms will remain off-limits.

Fredericton residents protest removal of large hedges that hid former tent city

About 20 people gathered outside Government House in Fredericton on Monday morning to protest against the city's plans to take down about 120 metres of eastern white cedar hedges that run along the walking trail. 

Celtics assistant Scott Morrison of P.E.I. keeping players game-ready in shutdown

Boston Celtics assistant coach Scott Morrison is doing what he can to help keep players sharp for a potential return to basketball, but he’s having to jump through hoops to do it.

N.B. reports no new COVID-19 cases for 15 days in a row

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick for the 15th day in a row, according to the province.

Hillsborough man charged with first-degree murder

Calvin Andrew Lewis has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tina Tingley-McAleer.

Man taken to hospital with gunshot wound to the leg

A man with a gunshot wound to the leg in Speerville, N.B., was taken to hospital on Saturday morning.

Woman, 31, killed in ATV accident in east Saint John

A 31-year-old woman was killed in an ATV accident in east Saint John early Sunday.

'Poetry in motion': N.B. ref witnessed Michael Jordan's greatness

A popular television documentary is shining a light on the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls and the greatness of Michael Jordan. But New Brunswick referee saw Jordan's greatness up close.

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