CCNB in the News

Premier letting us down on energy efficiency: Corbett on N.B,’s weak ranking in national scorecard

New Brunswick is a major laggard when it comes to helping people and businesses save money on electricity costs and reduce their carbon pollution footprint, according to the first-ever national energy efficiency scorecard. Efficiency Canada’s … [Read more...]

A wake-up call for New Brunswick: Matt Abbott on plastic waste in Bay of Fundy

With new research estimating more than 1.8 million pieces of garbage are smothering the Bay of Fundy seafloor, and with municipalities already positioned to move forward on a province-wide plastic bag ban, the Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper … [Read more...]

Corbett applauds N.B. water quality report, but calls for more details in next one

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett says the provincial government’s new water quality report provides a solid snapshot of the state of surface water in New Brunswick — though she has recommendations to make the next report even better. "For what … [Read more...]

Don’t forget protection from nature, citizens’ mental health: Corbett responds to Fredericton’s flood engagement report

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett spoke to CTV Atlantic's Laura Brown on Wednesday, Nov. 6 after the City of Fredericton released its findings from community meetings held this summer to hear residents' experiences with back-to-back historic floods … [Read more...]

Fantastic news, now down to the details: Corbett on province doubling protected natural areas by 2020

Years of work, guidance and leadership from conservation groups in New Brunswick finally came to fruition earlier this month as the provincial government announced a commitment to double the amount of protected land and water in New Brunswick by … [Read more...]

Comeau on N.B.’s options for putting a fair price on pollution

Conservation Council consultant Louise Comeau welcomed comments Premier Blaine Higgs made about climate action following the results of Monday’s federal election. Higgs told reporters on Tuesday, Oct. 22 that “the country has spoken” on a price on … [Read more...]

“It’s a hard read”: Abbott on IPCC’s oceans report

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, spoke to reporters this week about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s new report on the ocean and cryosphere (or frozen parts of the Earth). Abbott spoke with CTV Atlantic’s Mike Cameron about the … [Read more...]

Comeau on federal election: ranking parties’ climate platforms

Conservation Council consultant Louise Comeau helped New Brunswickers sift through parties’ climate change platforms in the lead up to the federal election. Comeau spoke with CBC Information Morning Fredericton host Terry Seguin on Sept. 27. … [Read more...]

Conservation Council weighs in on student climate strikes, climate solutions

Student-led #Fridays4Future climate strikes held across the province on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27 received widespread media attention, with the Conservation Council weighing in to offer support for student strikers and recommendations to government on … [Read more...]

Corbett quoted in Bruce Livesey’s new series on Premier Higgs, the Irvings, and politics in N.B.

The Conservation Council's Executive Director, Lois Corbett, spoke with journalist Bruce Livesey for his new National Observer series, The man from Irving, a three-part series about Premier Blaine Higgs, the Irvings and the politics of New … [Read more...]