Media Releases

Conservation groups applaud Government of New Brunswick’s commitment to 10% of Province in Protected Areas by 2020

     A coalition of five provincial environmental and conservation organizations: the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Nature Conservancy of Canada – Atlantic, Nature NB, … [Read more...]

Conservation Council celebrates New Brunswick’s environmental heroes at 50th anniversary gala

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick celebrated 50 years of environmental action this weekend by honouring the people and organizations who have worked with us to improve the lives of New Brunswickers and the health of our … [Read more...]

N.B. municipalities vote in favour of province-wide plastic bag ban as Atlantic Canadians say loud and clear: governments and manufacturers have to clean up their act

FREDERICTON — The Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick will call on the provincial government to ban single-use plastic bags across the province.  The union, which represents 60 cities, towns and villages across N.B., voted in favour of the … [Read more...]

IPCC’s special report on climate change and oceans is scientific call to action to protect coastal communities and critical inshore fisheries

The Conservation Council’s Marine Conservation Program issued the following statement with respect to the release of today’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … [Read more...]

Protecting public health should drive climate policy

Members of the Canadian military rescue a homeowner stranded by flood waters near Fredericton in April 2019. It was the second record-breaking flood along the Wolastow (St. John River) in New Brunswick in two years. Atlantic premiers and New … [Read more...]

Media statement: Time to turn the page on shale gas in N.B.

Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council, issued the following statement with regards to Corridor Resources’ decision to stop looking for investors in its Frederick Brook Shale prospects in southeastern New Brunswick. “It is … [Read more...]

Feds approve plan to dump Sisson Mine waste into Atlantic salmon habitat

Wild Atlantic salmon. Photo: Nick Hawkins The federal government will let the Sisson Partnership dump mine waste into two fish-bearing brooks that feed the Nashwaak River. Amendments to the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations posted … [Read more...]

That’s two strikes, Premier Higgs!

Ontario’s Court of Appeal has ruled Parliament's carbon charge is constitutional The Irving Oil Refinery is Canada’s largest oil refinery. It’s also New Brunswick’s top carbon emitter. The Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled this afternoon that … [Read more...]

Conservation Council’s new report sparks conversation about climate change as a public health issue in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick today releases a new report on climate change and its physical and mental health effects in New Brunswick. The report, Healthy Climate, Healthy New Brunswickers, prepared by Dr. Louise … [Read more...]

Passage of Bill C-68 ushers in wave of new protections for fish, and for the rivers, lakes and oceans they call home

Environmental and conservation groups respond to modernized Fisheries Act  — After almost four years of consultation and parliamentary process, environmental protections for fish and their habitat have finally been restored as a requirement under … [Read more...]