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New initiatives use science and Indigenous knowledge to engage children in history, culture and community

The Esgenoôpetitj Watershed Association’s work also shines light on traditional burial ground and unearths E. coli contamination in local stream New initiatives at the Esgenoôpetitj Watershed Association hope to connect young people to the land by mixing Indigenous knowledge with scientific learning.  “A lot of community members don’t know their own culture or their own …

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Fourth entangled North Atlantic right whale spotted, new team undergoes training

Eight North Atlantic right whales have died in Canadian waters since early June A fourth entangled North Atlantic right whale has been spotted near Magdalen Islands, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans tweeted late Tuesday. “We and our partners are currently evaluating different response options,” it reads. ?? A fourth entangled #RightWhale has been spotted …

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‘Heck of a big dam’: Lois Corbett on approval of Sissons mine dumping

Approved by the provincial government in 2015, the proposed Sisson mine still needs to meet 40 conditions before moving forward While the federal government recently approved a proposal by the Sisson Partnership to dump mine waste into two fish-bearing brooks that feed the Nashwaak River, the Conservation Council’s Lois Corbett isn’t holding back how she …

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Off Grid Ales taps into nature, not power lines

Harvey Station couple brew beer with solar panels and wind turbine Deep in the woods near Harvey Station, five kilometres from the nearest power line, is Randy Rowe and his partner Denise’s brewery, Off Grid Ales. On this morning, Rowe sits on his lakeside porch, relaxing in the summer sun’s heat before tackling the day’s …

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Feds approve Sisson mine proposal to dump waste in Atlantic salmon habitat

  The federal government has approved a multi-million proposal by the Sisson Partnership to dump mine waste into two fish-bearing brooks that feed the Nashwaak River. The proposed Sisson mine was approved by the provincial government in 2015 but needs 40 conditions to be met before moving forward. The mine, owned by Northcliff Resources and …

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After the flood: deciding to stay

Elaine Price describes herself as a country girl; she even met her husband hunting at age 15. Her home along the shore of Grand Lake allows her to canoe, kayak, fish, skate, snowshoe and bring family up to enjoy the outdoors.
But when the floods came in 2018 – after she already flooded in 2008 – all that changed. She was forced to evacuate.
“We were very scared, frightened, frustrated that it happened again,” Price said. “Just, very sad.”

‘That’s the cheapest way for the companies to do it’: MacNeill on clear cutting in New Brunswick

With clear cutting a common practice in New Brunswick, some have had enough.  In protest, Bill Miller, a canoe builder who lives near Mount Carleton, has cancelled his famous celebration, Fiddles on the Tobique. The festival typically draws out hundreds of people, as fiddlers play their music on the water.  But Miller says he’s no …

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