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...]

Eco Hero Award Winners

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Oct. 12, 2019 by honouring the New Brunswickers who have helped to make our work possible since 1969 at an awards gala at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. The … [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...]

EcoNews — Sending your #stopspraying letter, turning the page on fracking, and celebrating 50 years of environmental action

In this edition of EcoNews, we invite you to join hundreds of New Brunswickers who have already sent their letter demanding the province ban the spraying of glyphosate-based herbicides in our Crown forest; we share our reaction to Corridor Resources … [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...]

‘A different scenario than we’ve seen in the lakes’: Researcher says toxic blue-green algae found along vast stretch of Wolastoq river 

Anatoxins from cyanobacteria have been confirmed to be responsible for a dog’s death in Fredericton this month A public health advisory about cyanobacteria posted at the Carleton Park boat launch in Fredericton. Photo: Jon MacNeill UPDATE: The … [Read more...]

‘A different scenario than we’ve seen in the lakes’: Researcher says toxic blue-green algae found along vast stretch of Wolastoq river 

Anatoxins from cyanobacteria have been confirmed to be responsible for a dog’s death in Fredericton this month A public health advisory about cyanobacteria posted at the Carleton Park boat launch in Fredericton. Photo: Jon MacNeill UPDATE: The … [Read more...]

Blue-green algae: here’s what you need to know

Warm, slow moving water might sound inviting for a relaxing dip – but if this sounds like the conditions at your favourite lake, you may want to check this site before jumping in. That’s where you’ll find the provincial government's health … [Read more...]