Green Party Leader to introduce resolution to ban herbicide spraying in NB forest

Today David Coon, Fredericton-South MLA and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, filed a notice of motion in the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly that he will introduce a resolution to ban the spraying of glyphosate and other herbicides over … [Read more...]

Tell Greater Moncton you want a plastic bag ban!

Time to speak up for the health of our oceans and wildlife! Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview are asking residents to participate in a short survey as the municipalities consider a region-wide ban on single-use plastic bags. “We’re taking it to … [Read more...]

Lois Corbett wins Phoenix Award

FREDERICTON — Lois … [Read more...]

Premier Blaine Higgs sworn in, names cabinet

MLA Jeff Carr named Minister of Environment and Local Government Premier Blaine Higgs and his … [Read more...]

Environment Canada says it believes “further violations may occur” at Irving pulp mill

Part of Irving Pulp and Paper’s multi-million dollar fine for polluting the St. John River will not go toward a non-profit chaired by Jim Irving, who is also the mill’s co-CEO. Judge David Walker accepted a new plea deal on Monday that will see a … [Read more...]

Window is closing to avert climate disaster

Amidst the excitement over New Brunswick’s political situation and the hubbub surrounding cannabis, Brunswick News columnist Chris Morris provided a sober shot of reality in a commentary advising our new MLAs to pay attention to the latest, vitally … [Read more...]

Filmmaker exposes corporate capture in forestry in N.B.

Filmmaker Charles Thériault’s passion is observing. His troubling encounter with a young man in the northern rural New Brunswick community of Kedgwick made him turn his camera on the forest. The result: a popular web seriesdocumenting decades of … [Read more...]

November’s wicked wind storm in photos and tweets

Thousands of New Brunswickers are still without power after high winds — some gusting upwards of 110 kilometres per hour — rocked the province on Saturday and Sunday. At its peak, nearly 100,000 households and buildings were without power. … [Read more...]

Ignoring climate change is a risky venture

Volunteers fill sandbags near Fredericton during the St. John River flood of spring 2018. Water breached the banks of the river from April 27 to May 18, forcing thousands from their … [Read more...]

Looking for the environment in the 2018 Throne Speech(es)?

Second time's the charm? Premier Brian Gallant's Liberal government amended its Speech from the Throne on Tuesday, adding 13 new commitments should it remain in power for this legislative session. You can read the original text from the throne … [Read more...]