N.B.'s top doctor warns of eating wild plants from flood-affected areas

New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health is issuing another warning about eating wild, edible plants in areas of the province affected by flooding.

Jennifer Russell says the plants could be contaminated and may be unsafe to consume.

Floodwaters may have contained untreated sewage, fuel or other contaminants, and plants such as fiddleheads could have been exposed.

The cleanup is beginning for communities along the Saint John River that were inundated by floodwaters, with special garbage collection in areas like Maugerville, Chipman, Sheffield starting next Monday.