National Newswatch

Conservation group calls death of right whale in Gulf of St. Lawrence ‘devastating’

Jun 5 2019 — Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press — FREDERICTON — The head of a wildlife protection group is calling news of a dead right whale in the Gulf of St. Lawrence devastating, saying the loss of even one of the whales takes a toll on the endangered population. Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society commented after news that a surveillance flight spotted a dead right whale in […]

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques announces winners of science contest

May 15 2019 — Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press — FREDERICTON — Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques took time from his busy schedule on the International Space Station Wednesday to encourage young students to pursue science — telling them they are the future. Hundreds of students from across Canada are gathered in Fredericton this week for the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair at the University of New Brunswick. Saint-Jacques […]

UFO researcher Stanton Friedman dies after half-century effort to prove alien life

May 14 2019 — Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press — FREDERICTON — Stanton T. Friedman, nuclear physicist, lecturer and world-renowned devotee of extraterrestrial existence, has died at the age of 84. The famed UFO researcher died Monday at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, his daughter Melissa Friedman confirmed Tuesday. She said he was on his way home to Fredericton from a speaking engagement in Ohio. She did not disclose the […]

New Brunswick begins talks with Ottawa on funds for flood relief and mitigation

May 1 2019 — Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press — FREDERICTON — The premier of New Brunswick says discussions are underway with the federal government to provide financial relief to homeowners affected by this year's spring flood. Blaine Higgs met with the federal finance minister Wednesday morning and said Bill Morneau was receptive to what's needed for flooding relief and future mitigation. Higgs said the amount […]