Conservation Council of New Brunswick

Celebrate #WorldBeeDay by planting a feast for our bees!

The beautiful and buzzing mixed-wood Acadian forest of the Maritimes is dependent on pollinators such as bumblebees. The native black cherry and basswood trees require insect pollination, as do native shrubs such as hazelnut and staghorn sumac, native flowers such as spring beauty and trilliums, and native berries such as blueberries and cranberries.  Scientists point …

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Maliseet Chiefs respond to CBC story on Sisson

Below is a letter sent by St. Mary’s First Nation Chief Candice Paul on behalf Chief Shelley Sabattis, Chief Gabby Atwin, Chief Ross Perley and Chief Patricia Bernard on June 29, 2017 explaining important details about the Sisson Mine Accommodation agreement. To the editors of the CBC and reporter Robert Jones: We are concerned with …

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Public invited to comment on Expert Panel for the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes report

Last week, the Expert Panel for the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes report, Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada, was released. The Report sets out recommendations for how the federal environmental assessment (EA) process should be reformed. Public comments are due by May 5, 2017, and can be submitted at …

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Conservation Council presentation to Expert Panel on modernizing energy board

The five-member expert panel, set up by Federal Natural Resources Minister James Carr to provide advice on how best to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB), heard from the Conservation Council at its meeting in Saint John in March. Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper Matt Abbott and volunteer Scott Kidd wrote the submission. The Expert Panel …

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Join our free Webinar on Carbon Pricing Narratives in New Brunswick

Carbon pricing. For some people the idea triggers thoughts of positive solutions to climate change; for others, the words trigger thoughts of negative effects on personal costs and lifestyle choices; for many people, both responses are triggered. Can we talk about carbon pricing in ways that keep the door open to dialogue and increase understanding …

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Pass the puck forward: CCNB on Energy East Pipeline

Dr. Louise Comeau, our Conservation Council’s Climate Change and Energy Solutions Director and Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, wrote an opinion piece published in the Nov 14, 2016 Telegraph Journal’s Pipeline Battlelines Commentary series looking at the future of  the proposed Energy East Pipeline. “To bring it home in hockey terms, how should our government make …

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Let’s Celebrate!

November 4, 2016 The landmark global accord to reduce carbon pollution officially enters into force today, requiring almost 200 countries worldwide, including China, the United States, India and Canada, to act on the commitments their leaders first pledged when negotiating the Paris Agreement in December, 2015. Worldwide, leaders and climate activists have turned to social …

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“Bike Club is full of learning, bike club is full of love:” Building community one ride at a time with the Wil-Doo Community Bike Club

It is 7 pm on a warm Friday night in August 2016. A group of children and youth are gathered before a row house on the north-side Fredericton streets of Doone Street and Wilson Row. Most are sitting on bicycles, helmets on, poised to depart, laughing and talking. A few others wait for one of …

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Time to protect urban forests

National Forest Week in September got us thinking about all different kinds of forest, including our urban forests. Even our elected representatives in Ottawa are discussing the need to protect our urban forests. On National Tree Day, Sept. 21, 2016, NDP MP Irene Mathyssen proposed a Private Member’s Motion to develop a federal leadership strategy …

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