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Bridget Yard

CBC Video journalist

Bathurst, New Brunswick

Bridget Yard

I am CBC News: New Brunswick's eye on the North. I shoot, edit, and produce news and current affairs content for television and radio. Stories range from a village's hopes of employment hinging on a medical marijuana plant in Atholville to a series on the physical fitness of the province, and what it means for New Brunswickers.
People and communities create the stories, and I am fortunate to tell them.

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NB first winter storm

Bridget Yard reports on winter's first appearance in the province
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Investigation into Bathurst shooting ends

The investigation into the shooting death of Michel Vienneau by Bathurst police finally ends. CBC continues to dig as police give few answers
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Quebec municipalities oppose controversial oil by rail project

The CBC's Bridget Yard travels across the New Brunswick border to Quebec to explore opposition to the Chaleur Terminals project around the bay.
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New Brunswick welcomes ChaleurTerminals

The oil by rail project is welcomed with open arms by mayors in job-starved Northern New Brunswick
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Oil terminal slated for Belledune sparks dispute along N.B.-Que. border

A plan to bring Alberta oil to Belledune by rail has drawn a hard line between communities along the New Brunswick-Quebec border over the jobs the project could create and rail safety concerns. Chaleur Terminals, whose parent company, Secure Energy Services, is based in Alberta, purchased 250 acres from the Port of Belledune last year.
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Canteen reinvented

Glendenning's Canteen in Big River, New Brunswick has reinvented itself in order to stay in business and now offers a place where local residents can buy everything from worms to a wreath of roses. For decades, the family-owned store relied on miners to keep it going, but when the Brunswick Mine closed in 2013, something had to change.
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St. Margaret's Water pt. II

Part 2: Residents of St Margarets say they bought their homes with a promise of clean water, but for the past five years, it's been one boil order after another. Who's responsible?
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Dirty water angers St. Margarets residents

Part 1: Residents of St. Margarets, an old Royal Canadian Air Force station near Chatham, are demanding answers from the provincial government about ongoing water quality problems.
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NB: Jedd Jamieson

Jedd Jamieson has been working once a week at Sobeys in Bathurst since 2008. Since he was hired, his managers say morale has gone through the roof. Jedd is also legally blind and has Down Syndrome.
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CBC Investigates: Miramichi emergency shelter audited after whistleblowers complain

A biting financial audit of the Miramichi Emergency Centre for Women alleges bad bookkeeping and “questionable donation and receipting practices,” a CBC News investigation has found. The audit was prompted by employees, concerned about the shelter’s future, sounding the alarm. “We’ve all hit a point where we’re no longer willing to stand by and see the centre perhaps close because of mismanagement of funds,” said one of three employees whose identities CBC News agreed to protect because they feared being fired if they spoke publicly.
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CBC Investigates: Shelter Audit

Bridget Yard investigates a stinging financial audit of the Miramichi Emergency Centre for Women that alleges “questionable donation and receipting practices”.
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Ancient Treasure

For years, the Catholic diocese of Bathurst has been sitting on an ancient treasure - without even knowing it. Turns out. an old, flooded library in the basement was home to religious texts dating back to 16th century Europe.
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About

Bridget Yard

I was born and raised in Timmins, Ontario.
In 2009 I moved to New Brunswick to pursue studies in Journalism at St Thomas University knowing classes would be held in the basement of CBC Fredericton. Upon graduation, I scored a summer internship and received the magic key card "upstairs."
Since May 2013, I have been part of the CBC News team, first as a reporter for television and radio in Fredericton and Saint John, then as a casual associate producer on two of the morning radio shows.
In January 2014, I was hired as a video journalist based in Bathurst, covering an area from the Quebec border to the Northeastern tip of New Brunswick.
I've learned efficiency, problem solving skills, and some of the finer points of Acadian storytelling.

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Skills

  • spoken French
  • Documentary
  • Feature writing
  • Sound editing
  • Community reporting
  • Breaking news coverage
  • Live reporting
  • Voiceover
  • Radio writing
  • Television writing
  • Video editing