Cooke fined $332,000, loses lease after Puget Sound salmon escape

Washington State officials have terminated a lease with Cooke Aquaculture Pacific and fined the company $332,000 after a state investigation conducted last month revealed it had not adequately maintained the net pen that failed last summer 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...]

Another missed opportunity: Corbett on on budget 2018-19

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told reporters the province’s 2018-19 budget was another missed opportunity to help New Brunswickers deal with the health and safety risks of climate change. Corbett told CBC New Brunswick on Jan. 31 that it … [Read more...]

Statement on provincial budget 2018-19

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement today with respect to the release of the province's 2018-19 budget. "The budget sticks to the government’s early December announcement that there are no … [Read more...]

Baykeeper watching as world’s largest salmon farming company moves into Bay of Fundy

Our Fundy Baykeeper says he will be watching to see how the arrival of the world’s largest salmon farming company in the Bay of Fundy impacts the already stressed waters of New Brunswick’s iconic bay. Norway’s Marine Harvest, the world’s biggest … [Read more...]

Statement on draft federal carbon pricing legislation

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, released the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about the federal government’s draft carbon pricing legislation: The Ministers today put forward a system for pricing … [Read more...]

65 forced from homes after Irving Oil butane leak in Saint John

A leak of a highly-flammable gas at Irving Oil’s operations forced roughly 65 people from their homes in an east Saint John neighbourhood on Monday, Jan. 8. The CBC reported on the butane leak at Irving Oil’s Saint John East Terminal after the … [Read more...]

Corbett on the provincial water protection strategy

The provincial water protection strategy, released just before Christmas, lays out smart steps to protect water, an ambitious timeline to enact them, and demonstrates what can happen when people speak up for clean water. That was the message our … [Read more...]

SJ launches province’s first airport EV charging station

Saying it see the transition to electric vehicles as “inevitable,” the Saint John Airport has installed the province’s first air terminal EV charging station. The charging station was added during renovations and is already open for use, the New … [Read more...]

Statement on provincial water protection strategy

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, released the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about a provincial water strategy: “The provincial water strategy released today includes short-term and long-term … [Read more...]

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