CCNB in the News

Concerned citizens show support for an end to herbicide spraying near Petitcodiac

In a show of support for an end to herbicide spraying on Crown land near Petitcodiac, roughly 25 people gathered outside the Petitcodiac village office on Tuesday, Aug. 15, where a meeting was scheduled between the village council and J.D. Irving … [Read more...]

Comeau: carbon pricing just one tool in NB’s climate change toolkit

Louise Comeau, the former Director of Climate and Energy Solutions at the Conservation Council and current director of the University of New Brunswick’s Environment and Sustainability Development Research Centre, told the New Brunswick … [Read more...]

EcoNews — What you need to know about blue-green algae this summer

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our primer on blue-green algae after the Department of Health issued an advisory for Nashwaak Lake earlier this week; we update you on the latest news regarding the tragic deaths of north Atlantic right whales … [Read more...]

Canada’s pesticide regulator “captured by industry”

The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, was quoted in a July 26 National Observer article about Canada’s problematic pesticide management agency. In the article, investigative journalist Bruce Livesey (a Fredericton High … [Read more...]

Conservation Council spreading the power of pollinators

The Conservation Council’s recent effort to help teach New Brunswick kids about the power of pollinators was highlighted in a Telegraph-Journal story, published July 23, focused on pollinator education events and activities happening around the … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor: Setting the record straight on N.B. pollution targets

The article originally appeared in the July 20 edition of the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. Dear Editor: I write to correct some errors in the article about New Brunswick's record on reducing carbon pollution. The National Energy Board … [Read more...]

eCharge Network a key step: Corbett on transition to electric vehicles

In an interview with Global News, our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, said the soon-to-be-built eCharge Network of 15 new, fast-charging stations is a key step toward getting more electric vehicles on New Brunswick roads. “I don’t think it’s the … [Read more...]

“They will treasure more and protect more”: Corbett on new Swim Guide app

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, spoke to Moncton’s 91.9 The Bend radio station about the new Swim Guide app, out now. The new version of the Swim Guide app provides beach-lovers with all kinds of information about beaches at home and abroad, … [Read more...]

Taking glyphosate out of forest is prudent move: Glynn

Tracy Glynn spoke with Global News New Brunswick for an evening news feature that ran on Thursday, June 29. The Conservation Council’s Forest Conservation Coordinator said it’s time to stop using herbicides in the Crown forest. “We know that … [Read more...]

Water quality reporting could be in store for more provincial beaches

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, welcomed news reported by the CBC on June 29 that the provincial Department of Health is considering testing and reporting water quality at more provincial park beaches. Right now, water quality test results … [Read more...]