EcoNews — Herbicide spraying near your favourite NB lake, new forest conservation areas, and a good day for bees and butterflies

In this edition of EcoNews, we break down the 2018 herbicide spray map to identify the spraying hotspots near popular New Brunswick lakes this summer; we take a closer look at the provincial government's announcement about changes to Crown forest … [Read more...]

Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

The map showing where the forests will be sprayed with herbicides during summer 2018 is now available. Forestry companies spray large swaths of clearcuts with products containing glyphosate — a chemical linked to cancer and a slew of other health … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes plan to protect more Crown forest lands, but calls lack of action on herbicide spraying a missed opportunity

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about changes to Crown forest management in New Brunswick. She is available for interviews. “The moves announced today to … [Read more...]

Herbicide spray season begins in New Brunswick

NB Power and the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) have released details of their respective herbicide spraying programs for summer 2018. In a notice printed in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal on Wednesday, June 20, CN says it will use … [Read more...]

EcoNews — A guided tour to greener living, how you can help our local bees, and great events to fill your June calendar

In this edition of EcoNews, we invite you to join us for an historic film on controversial spraying in New Brunswick's forests; we offer you a free passport to a low-carbon future with our upcoming N.B. EcoHomes tour; share a win-win opportunity for … [Read more...]

Film screenings in June: 40th anniversary of Neal Livingston’s Budworks, plus 100 Short Stories

The Conservation Council is hosting a pair of film screenings with award-winning independent filmmaker Neal Livingston on June 12 and June 13, including the 40th anniversary screening of Budworks, a film about the controversial, decades-long budworm … [Read more...]

We need to be vigilant: Corbett on contaminated flood waters

 Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, appeared on CBC New Brunswick’s evening news broadcast, Shift NB, and CBC’s The National on May 7 to comment on contaminants in the floodwaters wreaking havoc across the province. As floodwaters continued to … [Read more...]

Let’s turn to nature for solutions

Happy World Water Day! From the water crises in Cape Town, South Africa and Flint, Michigan to the countless drinking water advisories in First Nations across Canada, this 25th World Water Day looks different for the millions of communities across … [Read more...]

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...]

EcoNews — Strong water protection & a glyphosate-free forest

In this edition of EcoNews, we make it easy for you to have your say on a strong, comprehensive water protection strategy for New Brunswick just before the upcoming deadline for public comments; we share an interview with a retired government … [Read more...]

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