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...]

Matt Betts on conserving forest biodiversity Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7PM

Join us in welcoming home New Brunswick-born Dr. Matt Betts as he delivers a talk about how and why we should protect forest biodiversity. An award-wining environmental scientist professor in the Faculty of Forest Science & Society at Oregon … [Read more...]

Indigenous communities, advocacy groups at the Canadian Energy & Mines Ministers Conference: “No Clean Growth without Clean Mining”

Indigenous communities, advocacy groups at the Canadian Energy & Mines Ministers Conference: “No Clean Growth without Clean Mining” St. Andrews (N.B.), 14 August 2017 — As Energy & Mines Ministers from across Canada meet today under the … [Read more...]

Blue-green algae: what you need to know

Algae season in New Brunswick is officially upon us. The province issued a blue-green algae advisory for Nashwaak Lake on Tuesday, July 25 after lab tests confirmed the presence of a bloom in the typically cold-water lake north of … [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...]

Mayors who preserve wetlands save big bucks, study finds

A new report says Canada’s cities and towns should leave wetlands intact if they want to save money when it comes to damages brought on by flooding linked to climate change. As we already know, wetlands, including our bug-ridden bogs, marshes and … [Read more...]

“They will treasure more and protect more”: Corbett on new Swim Guide app

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, spoke to Moncton’s 91.9 The Bend radio station about the new Swim Guide app, out now. The new version of the Swim Guide app provides beach-lovers with all kinds of information about beaches at home and abroad, … [Read more...]

Water quality reporting could be in store for more provincial beaches

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, welcomed news reported by the CBC on June 29 that the provincial Department of Health is considering testing and reporting water quality at more provincial park beaches. Right now, water quality test results … [Read more...]

Conservation Council partners with Swim Guide to ensure easy access to water quality information

Do you find yourself wondering if your favourite beach is safe for swimming? The Conservation Council has teamed up with Swim Guide, a free app with water quality information for 7,000 beaches worldwide, to help people find safe places to swim in New … [Read more...]