Should Irving’s pollution fine go to an Irving-led project?

Just when you thought you'd heard of everything. J.D. Irving Ltd. has pled guilty to polluting the St. John River with effluent from its Saint John pulp mill.  But the company’s lawyers are proposing a plea deal that would see Irving pay part of … [Read more...]

Notice: Conservation Council’s 49th Annual General Meeting

Our 49th Annual General Meeting is coming up Saturday, Nov. 3!  We really hope to see you there. It is a time to discuss our year, catch up with friends, and meet our dedicated volunteers and staff. We will also have some fantastic guest speakers and … [Read more...]

Vote for strong water protection on this World Rivers Day

This weekend marks the 13th annual World Rivers Day (on Sunday, Sept. 23), when people across the globe celebrate their local rivers and reflect on how important they are and what these watercourses mean to them. On last year's World Rivers Day, I … [Read more...]

EcoAlert Special Edition: N.B. Election 2018

The platforms are out. The signs are up. And the TV debates (luv ‘em or hate ‘em) are almost done. And one thing is for certain — our messages have resonated and our collective impact has been felt. Various leaders and party platforms have … [Read more...]

When you go out in the woods today…

1. Will you commit to developing a new Crown Land and Forests Act that works for all New Brunswickers, creates well-paying jobs, is fair for private woodlot owners, protects water and biodiversity, and keeps people working, hunting, fishing and … [Read more...]

Celebrate local food at our annual 100-Mile Dinner!

Join us for our annual local food celebration at the Conservation Council Southeast Chapter’s 100-Mile Dinner Fundraiser. This popular event takes place on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Dolma Food, 251 St. George St. (second floor) in … [Read more...]

Lois Corbett calls on government to be strategic with plan to protect more Crown forest land

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told reporters she’ll be watching closely to see if the provincial government gives proposed new conservation forest areas equal status in law as provincial protected areas and parks. This week, the provincial … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes Health Canada’s phase out of bee-killing pesticides, but says immediate ban most prudent approach

Attention News Editors:  Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government’s announcement on phasing out neonicotinoids. She is available for interviews. “This is a major victory for protecting … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes plan to protect more Crown forest lands, but calls lack of action on herbicide spraying a missed opportunity

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about changes to Crown forest management in New Brunswick. She is available for interviews. “The moves announced today to … [Read more...]

Statement on Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle

Attention News Editors: Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with regards to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle today: “We congratulate the Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (MP — Beauséjour) as he moves from … [Read more...]

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