The CCNB Blog

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...]

Widespread solar adoption in NB inevitable: report

A new report commissioned by NB Power says that widespread solar power adoption by “tens of thousands of homes and businesses” is inevitable in New Brunswick. The report, by Montreal's Dunsky Energy Consulting, urges the public utility to get … [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...]

Tanker strikes leading cause of right whale deaths: report

Scientists have a clearer picture of how a record-setting number of North Atlantic right whale deaths occurred in East Coast waters this summer. Wildlife pathologists released their necropsy results in an incident report out Oct. 5, concluding … [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...]

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...]

5 Days for the Forest 2017!

5 Days for the Forest is back this year to celebrate our forest in its fall glory with nature walks, art, music, film and TREEvia.  Hosted by the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, 5 Days for the Forest events will occur in Fredericton during … [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...]

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