CCNB in the News

Another missed opportunity: Corbett on on budget 2018-19

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told reporters the province’s 2018-19 budget was another missed opportunity to help New Brunswickers deal with the health and safety risks of climate change. Corbett told CBC New Brunswick on Jan. 31 that it … [Read more...]

Baykeeper watching as world’s largest salmon farming company moves into Bay of Fundy

Our Fundy Baykeeper says he will be watching to see how the arrival of the world’s largest salmon farming company in the Bay of Fundy impacts the already stressed waters of New Brunswick’s iconic bay. Norway’s Marine Harvest, the world’s biggest … [Read more...]

Corbett on the provincial water protection strategy

The provincial water protection strategy, released just before Christmas, lays out smart steps to protect water, an ambitious timeline to enact them, and demonstrates what can happen when people speak up for clean water. That was the message our … [Read more...]

No incentives: Corbett pans province’s climate change bill

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett largely panned the provincial government’s new climate change legislation, telling reporters the legislation misses the mark on pricing carbon and doesn’t provide enough help to New Brunswickers to use less fossil … [Read more...]

Corbett comments on hunt for new fuel source for coal-fired Belledune

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, weighed in on NB Power’s Dec. 13 announcement that the public utility is seeking a new fuel source for the Belledune coal-fired generating station, with the goal of eliminating coal by 2030. Corbett welcomed … [Read more...]

Pepsi can imprint on Bay of Fundy lobster tells story of pollution problem in NB coastal waters

The Fundy Baykeeper says an unusual catch in the waters off Grand Manan tells the story of a dishearteningly common and pervasive problem in our oceans: the abundance of human-made garbage. The CBC reports that Grand Manan lobster fisher … [Read more...]

Glynn urges new forest management model after federal report shows significant changes coming with climate change

Our Forest Campaign Director, Tracy Glynn, told the Canadian Press on Friday, Oct. 27 that New Brunswick should look at new models for managing our public forest in light of a new federal study investigating changes likely to occur in the Maritimes’ … [Read more...]

Pollution test Irving takes issue with has been used “to the benefit of all Canadians”

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, told CBC New Brunswick the pollution test that Irving Pulp and Paper claims is being applied unconstitutionally has in fact been used across the country for decades “to the benefit of all Canadians.” Last year, … [Read more...]

Irving claims pollution charges against it are unconstitutional

We’re pretty certain the authors of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms didn’t have the right to pollute, at will, in mind when they penned the iconic document. Irving Pulp and Paper intends to launch a Charter challenge claiming that the … [Read more...]

We need a first-class water protection law: Corbett

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, spoke with CBC Information Morning Fredericton host Terry Seguin on Tuesday, Oct. 10 about the long saga of getting laws in place to protect water in New Brunswick. The Department of Environment and Local … [Read more...]

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