CCNB in the News

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...]

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...]

They put their own interests well above that of their neighbours: Fundy Baykeeper

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, is calling on the province for greater enforcement and oversight of aquaculture companies. Information following the Northern Harvest Sea Farms pesticide case was obtained by the CBC this week. Emails between the … [Read more...]

Severe weather should trigger concerns about water: Corbett

Our executive director, Lois Corbett, told the CBC that the extreme weather we have been facing should be a wake-up call for our governments to better prepare to protect our water systems. “With these extreme rains, and in the winter, ice storms, … [Read more...]

Tune in for weekly conversations about our upcoming book, The Great Trees of New Brunswick, Volume 2

Retired New Brunswick forester David Palmer will be speaking on CBC’s Information Morning over the next few weeks to talk about our new edition of the book, The Great Trees of New Brunswick, Volume 2! Published in 1987 by the Canadian Forestry … [Read more...]

Corbett calls for Fredericton tree bylaw, Officers’ Square restart

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told reporters this week that Fredericton city council needs to scrap its controversial plan to overhaul Officers’ Square and start the process from scratch. She also called on the city to create a new tree … [Read more...]

“Cities around the world will grow around a tree”

More than 200 people gathered in Fredericton on Tuesday night for a public meeting to address the city’s proposed ‘revitalization’ of Officers’ Square. The plan — which includes cutting down 19 mature trees, including a century-old elm – has … [Read more...]

Three cheers for Learning Outside!

Our Learning Outside Coordinator, Nadine Ives, got a little love from the CBC this week for all her hard work on a project that’s close to our heart and those living inf the greater Capital region. Through our Learning Outside Project, Nadine has … [Read more...]

“One thing we’ve discovered, solar panels generate really amazing amounts of power.”

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Water testing at provincial beaches smart move: Corbett

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, spoke with CBC News about the provincial government’s recent announcement to expand water quality testing to eight provincial beaches in New Brunswick. “What it does is it gives people — moms and dads, and … [Read more...]