Good news for the Bay of Fundy: statement on new Fisheries Act

Attention New Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, and Matt Abbott, the Fundy Baykeeper. issued the following statement with respect to the introduction of the new national Fisheries Act. "The new law that protects Canada’s fisheries and … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Smart stewardship, help for whales, and a big ‘thank you!’

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you a great story about conservation in action from the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy; we give you our reaction to and analysis of the long-awaited New Brunswick water protection strategy, and then our less … [Read more...]

Pepsi can imprint on Bay of Fundy lobster tells story of pollution problem in NB coastal waters

The Fundy Baykeeper says an unusual catch in the waters off Grand Manan tells the story of a dishearteningly common and pervasive problem in our oceans: the abundance of human-made garbage. The CBC reports that Grand Manan lobster fisher … [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...]

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...]

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 … [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...]

Update: Feds order tankers to slow down in Gulf of St. Lawrence

UPDATED: Aug. 11, 2017 11:30 a.m. The federal government has introduced a mandatory slow down for supertankers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to help prevent further deaths of north Atlantic right whales. Vessels 20 metres or more in length must … [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...]

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