Conservation Council’s recommendations for a strong water strategy

The Conservation Council has submitted comments on the Department of Environment and Local Government’s draft water strategy, A Water Strategy for New Brunswick 2018-2028. Following the release of the draft water strategy, we created a free … [Read more...]

Dallas McQuarrie wins 2nd Annual Beth Mclaughlin Environmental Journalism Award

Dallas McQuarrie, a Kent County-based journalist who has written about forestry mismanagement, Aboriginal title claims, and other pressing environmental issues in New Brunswick, is this year’s first-place recipient of the Beth McLaughlin … [Read more...]

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In 2016, the provincial government announced it would develop a water strategy that would update New Brunswick’s outdated way of protecting water.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...]

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...]

EcoNews – Pulp mill pollution, pipelines, and water policy

In this edition of EcoNews, we look at Irving Pulp and Paper's intention to argue that pollution charges laid against it by the federal government last year are unconstitutional (sorry, come again?); we breathe a sigh of relief and look with hope … [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...]

Protect what is close to you, on World Rivers Day

To mark this year's World Rivers Day (Sept. 24), people across the globe are joining together to celebrate our marvelous rivers. Often compared to arteries or highways, rivers are essential to the livelihood of communities. It is no doubt that on … [Read more...]

Moncton restaurant cuts out plastic straws entirely

Congratulations to St. James Gate for making efforts to reduce its ecological footprint! The local company’s restaurants in Moncton, Dieppe and Shediac are no longer offering plastic straws to their customers. According to the owner, Kolin Barely, … [Read more...]

Herbicide spraying within municipal drinking water supply areas

As forestry companies continue to spray glyphosate-based herbicides across the province this month, we've taken an in-depth look at exactly how much spraying is happening within the drinking water supply areas of some New Brunswick … [Read more...]

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...]

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