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...]

“New Brunswick needs to dramatically up its game” — Corbett on draft report to protect water

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, issued the following statement about the Department of Environment and Local Government’s draft discussion document, A Water Strategy for New … [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...]

Blue-green algae: what you need to know

Algae season in New Brunswick is officially upon us. The province issued a blue-green algae advisory for Nashwaak Lake on Tuesday, July 25 after lab tests confirmed the presence of a bloom in the typically cold-water lake north of … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Your Canada Day, hit the beach edition

In this Canada Day edition of EcoNews, we get you ready to beat the heat and hit the beach with stories about: the first-ever Canada Beach Report and what it tells us about the health of our cherished waterways; our take on the Auditor General's … [Read more...]

Corbett talks the good and the bad from first-ever Canada Beach Report

The Conservation Council’s Lois Corbett discussed the good news and the bad news found in the first-ever Canada Beach Report with several media outlets this week. Lois spoke with Global News, appeared on CBC Information Morning Fredericton, CBC … [Read more...]

New Brunswick watersheds are at risk, new WWF-Canada study shows

A four-year assessment of Canada’s freshwater resources, completed by World Wildlife Fund-Canada (WWF-Canada), has found all of Canada’s freshwater watersheds are ‘under tremendous stress,’ including the Saint John-St.Croix and Maritime Coastal … [Read more...]

Want to protect beaches? Make it the law: Corbett

New Brunswick needs to establish a set of coastal protection laws to properly keep our beaches safe and avoid another contamination issue as experienced at Parlee Beach last summer. That was our Executive Director Lois Corbett's message in a … [Read more...]

Corbett weighs in on water strategy with CTV Atlantic

Executive Director Lois Corbett spoke with CTV News Atlantic about the government's plans to develop a provincial water protection strategy on Monday, March 21. Read the article here, or watch the video here. Corbett said it's time for the … [Read more...]

Join in the discussion about water protection

The province is hosting open houses in several communities this month to get input from citizens on its draft discussion paper to build a provincial water protection strategy. We encourage citizens to attend and share your vision for strong water … [Read more...]