Viola Pruss

Viola Pruss is a reporter and web writer for CBC New Brunswick. She grew up in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 2008.

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Province restructures Office of Chief Medical Officer of Health

The New Brunswick government is restructuring the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, shifting some of its daily operations to other departments, the health minister said Thursday.

Corn maze celebrates Leafs' Stanley Cup win of 50 years ago

After paying tribute to the Montreal Canadiens with a corn maze in 2009, the farming Hunter family promised Toronto fans it would be the Leafs' turn in 2017 — the 50th anniversary of the team's last Stanley Cup.

New Brunswick's soul and character in art: Celebrating the Centennial Building murals

Once considered the “greatest unknown treasure trove of visual art” by some, the art inside Fredericton’s Centennial Building is now largely invisible to most but the civil servants working there.

Government keeps watch on latest entangled North Atlantic right whale off Gaspé Peninsula

Another North Atlantic right whale has been discovered entangled off the Gaspé Peninsula.

'A lot I can bring to the table': 2nd New Brunswick MP joins Trudeau cabinet

New Brunswick MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor, named Canada's minister of health in a cabinet shuffle Monday, says she will draw on her social work experience in her new portfolio.

Sussex civic centre stays open for now, with short-term infusion

The ailing PotashCorp Civic Centre in Sussex can keep its doors open a little longer, thanks to a cash infusion from its corporate partners.

'Don't cry mother, we are coming back:' Fallen WWI soldier laid to rest

Sgt. Harold Wilfred Shaughnessy of St. Stephen did not have time for breakfast when he left for the war in Europe on March 29, 1916.

NEB pipeline review should delve deeper into Bay of Fundy impact, group says

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick gave a "thumbs up" to Canada's national energy regulator on Wednesday for saying it will consider the impact of carbon pollution in its review of the Energy East pipeline.

Anglophone schools 'desperate' for supply teachers as early French immersion returns

Gregg Ingersoll, superintendent for the Anglophone East School District, says the district has done great for hiring full-time teachers but needs more supply teachers to fill for maternity leaves and other long-term positions.

Fredericton residents rally to protest 'hateful views against humanity'

More than 80 people danced, sang, and painted the front steps of Fredericton's city hall with colourful images of peace and love at rally Monday evening.

Hundreds gather to watch sun darken during partial eclipse

New Brunswickers got a rare view of a partial eclipse of the sun on Monday, and many gathered in public squares and parks to watch the event.

Unfamiliar clothes and religions: Museum highlights immigration stories from 1800s to today

When the first Welsh immigrants arrived in the province in the early 1800s, New Brunswickers described them as people who dressed funny, spoke a strange language and followed a different type of Christianity.

Fredericton police in 'crisis negotiations' with man barricaded in house

About 12 to 15 Fredericton police officers were trying to arrest a man who had barricaded himself in a residence on the 200 block of Aberdeen Street on Thursday evening.

Shediac mayor wants province to act on Parlee Beach water quality

After staying silent on much of the public debate on water contamination at Parlee Beach, the mayor of Shediac has spoken out about the controversial issue.

NAFTA talks 'absolutely fundamental' to provincial economy, says manufacturers group

As talks to revise and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement kicked off Wednesday, a lot is also on the line for New Brunswick businesses trading with the United States.