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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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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.
CBC News: New Brunswick Link to Story
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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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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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Let's get physical

Radio debrief on the loss of basic physical literacy skills in the province and the work that's being done to change that.
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Effects of poor physical literacy in children carry into adulthood

One exercise physiologist says children in New Brunswick aren't learning the basic elements of play. Part 1 of a 3-part series
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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