September EcoNews: All about spray, schools and salmon

In this edition of EcoNews, we show you which communities’ drinking water supply zones are being sprayed with glyphosate-based herbicides; bring you an update on Petitcodiac residents’ quest to end the controversial spraying in their region; give you … [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...]

Glyphosate meeting leaves questions unanswered

Upwards of 150 people attended an open house in Petitcodiac last night (Wednesday, Sept. 6) to get answers about the use of glyphosate-based herbicides in the region. The open house was organized by J.D. Irving Ltd after a meeting scheduled in … [Read more...]

Moncton mayor leads charge to end herbicide spraying near Turtle Creek watershed

The City of Moncton is calling on the province to stop spraying glyphosate-based herbicides near the Turtle Creek watershed, a natural reservoir supplying drinking water to more than 100,000 residents within Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview, the CBC … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

In this edition of EcoNews, we show you where our forest is being sprayed this summer with a breakdown of herbicide spray hotspots near popular N.B. lakes and which forestry companies are doing the most spraying; we make it easy for you to join New … [Read more...]

Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

The map showing where the forests will be sprayed with herbicides during summer 2017 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...]

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...]

Canada’s pesticide regulator “captured by industry”

The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, was quoted in a July 26 National Observer article about Canada’s problematic pesticide management agency. In the article, investigative journalist Bruce Livesey (a Fredericton High … [Read more...]

Tracadie-Sheila looking at by-law to ban glyphosate

Tracadie-Sheila town council is considering a by-law to ban the use of glyphosate within the municipality, Radio-Canada reports. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicides Vision, Vision Max and Forza, which are widely used by forestry … [Read more...]

EcoNews – Seven dead right whales devastating blow: expert

In this edition of EcoNews, we look at the call for swift action in the Gulf of St. Lawrence region in the wake of an unprecedented die-off of north Atlantic right whales and the tragic loss of a veteran fisher and whale rescue team member; we … [Read more...]