CCNB in the News

‘Heck of a big dam’: Lois Corbett on approval of Sissons mine dumping

Approved by the provincial government in 2015, the proposed Sisson mine still needs to meet 40 conditions before moving forward While the federal government recently approved a proposal by the Sisson Partnership to dump mine waste into two … [Read more...]

Great trees is a best seller!

Great trees of New Brunswick, authored by David Palmer and Tracy Glynn, is a best seller inside the province! Have you got your copy yet? It’s also been making headlines. The Kings County Record recently wrote about the newly-released … [Read more...]

‘It’s an indication of a corporate agenda’: Conservation Council’s Lois Corbett on Rob Cumberland firing

Rod Cumberland, recently fired from his position as a college wildlife instructor, speaks out against glyphosate-spraying in front of the Legislative Assembly in this photo from May 2014. In the National Observer’s story about the firing of Rod … [Read more...]

Feds approve Sisson mine proposal to dump waste in Atlantic salmon habitat

  Image credit: Nashwaak Watershed Association The federal government has approved a multi-million proposal by the Sisson Partnership to dump mine waste into two fish-bearing brooks that feed the Nashwaak River. The proposed Sisson … [Read more...]

‘That’s the cheapest way for the companies to do it’: MacNeill on clear cutting in New Brunswick

Clear cutting near Mount Carleton, where Bill Miller lives. With clear cutting a common practice in New Brunswick, some have had enough.  In protest, Bill Miller, a canoe builder who lives near Mount Carleton, has cancelled his famous … [Read more...]

More 30 C days on the horizon, report says

With more 30 C or hotter days coming in the future, New Brunswickers need to prepare themselves for the effects that accompany the warmer weather.  “You're going to see more extreme heat," Kim Perrotta was quoted as saying in Brunswick News. The … [Read more...]

The conversation is underway: coverage of our climate change and public health report from across Canada

Dr. Louise Comeau speaks with CTV Atlantic News. The conversation is underway. This week the Conservation Council released a new report aiming to start a dialogue about climate change and its effects on public health in New Brunswick.  You … [Read more...]

Milltown dam removal ‘adds to excitement of restoration’ for gaspereau, Abbott

  Alewifes (also known as gaspereau), Alosa pseudoharengus, a species of anadromous fish, migrating up a river in Northern Maine, USA. June 2016. Nick Hawkins Photography Fundy Baykeeper and our Marine Conservation Director Matt Abbott … [Read more...]

Corbett blasts NB Power CEO, calls for 2030 coal phase-out plan

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett blasted NB Power CEO Gaetan Thomas this week for calling the federal government’s carbon tax “bad policy” while the utility he runs looks to double down on old-fashioned, 1980s electricity systems. “Sometimes I … [Read more...]

Corbett talks NB’s biggest carbon polluters with Acadie-Nouvelle

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, spoke with L’Acadie Nouvelle this week about the provincial government’s proposed “made-in-New Brunswick” carbon pricing plan for large industrial polluters and the province’s carbon pollution reduction … [Read more...]