Have your say on a water protection strategy for NB!

In 2016, the provincial government announced it would develop a water strategy that would update New Brunswick’s outdated way of protecting water. The draft, A Water Protection Strategy for New Brunswick 2018-2028, has now been released, and the … [Read more...]

Have you sent your #stopspraying letter yet?

The letters are working! MLAs Ross Wetmore and Jeff Carr talked about glyphosate spraying at the Legislature last week, and today, our elected officials debated a motion concerning herbicide spraying in the Legislative Assembly. Let's keep the … [Read more...]

CCNB Southeast chapter Buy Local Celebration

Everything tastes better with friends, family and fresh local ingredients! That's why we're inviting you to join us for the Conservation Council of New Brunswick Southeast Chapter's Buy Local Celebration, coming up on Sunday, Nov. 19. Enjoy a … [Read more...]

Class-action lawsuit underway against large open-pit mine in Quebec

 More than 200 residents who launched a class-action lawsuit against the operators of a large open-pit mine in Quebec are getting their day in the Quebec Superior Court. MiningWatch Canada reports that the class-action suit — representing roughly … [Read more...]

Another right whale found dead just as scientists warn species might not last 20 years

The devastating year for right whales continues. Another north Atlantic right whale has been found dead and decomposing off the coast of Massachusetts this week, reports the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), making it the 16th dead North … [Read more...]

Send us a picture of your local pumpkin masterpiece!

Every year hundreds of NBers try to carve the spookiest Jack-O’-Lanterns possible. This Halloween, why not use your family’s pumpkin-carving tradition as an opportunity to give local farmers a much-appreciated show of support? If 10 per cent of New … [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...]

Relief and hope: Conservation Council reacts to end of Energy East

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick responded to news of TransCanada’s decision to cancel its proposed Energy East diluted bitumen pipeline with both a sigh of relief for New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy and coastal communities so dependent upon … [Read more...]

A big win for the Bay of Fundy

Great news for all who love our Bay of Fundy and New Brunswick’s beautiful freshwater rivers, lakes and streams. TransCanada has announced it is abandoning its Energy East oil sands pipeline — a project we here at the Conservation Council have been … [Read more...]

No longer any doubt neonics are killing bees, birds and more: scientists

A group of international scientists gathered in Ottawa today to say there is no longer any doubt that common neonicotinoid pesticides are killing bees. The scientists with the International Union for Conservation of Nature released an update to … [Read more...]

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