On World Water Day, and every day, we need an economy that puts water protection first

The Nashwaak watershed is a vibrant network of rivers, streams and tributaries flowing 110 kilometres across central New Brunswick, from the Upper Nashwaak Lake below Juniper to the St. John River in Fredericton. For generations, families living in … [Read more...]

Environmental groups call on Canadian government to ensure oil and gas companies reduce their carbon emissions, just like everyone else

Ottawa, March 9, 2018 – The federal government must immediately close loopholes and rein in carbon emissions from oil and gas companies, say a broad cross- section of Canada’s major environmental groups. “True leadership in 2018 means having the … [Read more...]

Sisson proponent staying course on risky, old-fashioned mine

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett spoke with Terry Seguin of CBC’s Information Morning Fredericton about the latest news regarding the proposed Sisson Mine. Despite lessons learned in the wake of the disastrous Mount Polley Mine tailings spill … [Read more...]

EcoNews — A banner budget for whales, wildlife and water

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our reaction to the federal budget’s historic investment to protect nature; we tell you why the regulations to phase out coal in Canada will mean even greater opportunities for New Brunswick’’s renewable … [Read more...]

Smart step toward healthy, sustainable communities: Conservation Council statement on plan to phase out coal, create clean energy jobs

Lois Corbett, Executive Director, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada’s announcement of the regulation to phase out coal power and the Just Transition task force to support coal workers and their communities: “The … [Read more...]

Things to come: Fredericton makes first foray into solar power

The City of Fredericton took a big step toward becoming a cleaner, greener city with the installation of its first municipality-owned solar panel array this week. In making the announcement on Monday, Feb. 12, mayor Mike O’Brien said the … [Read more...]

Top marks to Fisheries Act changes: Corbett

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, joined conservation and environmental groups clear across the country in welcoming proposed changes to Canada’s Fisheries Act. In articles published in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal and CBC New … [Read more...]

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...]

World Wetlands Day: keep your feet dry with our virtual tour!

Bog. Fen. Swamp. Marsh. These words may conjure up images of stagnant and muddy water, but the truth is these different types of wetlands can be beautiful, peaceful, and full of life. They are also critical for the health of New Brunswick’s … [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...]