The CCNB Blog

Conservation Council welcomes commitments to climate action, building back #BetterThanNormal, in federal Throne Speech 

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, issued the following statement in response to the federal government’s Speech from the Throne. “The Government of Canada has laid out its vision … [Read more...]

Top conservation groups challenge party leaders to take N.B. from laggard to leader on nature, water protection

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s leading conservation groups are asking party leaders what they will do to catch up to the rest of Canada on nature and water protection if they are elected Premier in the general election on Sept. 14. Today, New … [Read more...]

Clean water should be top priority

Will you commit to protecting at least 10 per cent of land and water in New Brunswick by 2020, including increases to buffer zones along our rivers and streams, and protecting drinking water, watersheds and wetlands in our Crown forest? If … [Read more...]

New Brunswick forestry practices need to change

Will you commit to developing a new Crown Land and Forests Act that works for all New Brunswickers, creates well paying jobs, is fair for private woodlot owners, protects water and nature, and keeps people working, hunting, fishing and enjoying the … [Read more...]

New Brunswick Election 2020: what to ask your local candidates

New Brunswickers cast their ballot in a general election on Monday, Sept. 14. Here are some questions to help you find out where your local candidates stand on critical issues. Things will be different this election. Candidates won't be knocking on … [Read more...]

“It’s important to have everyone involved”: Corbett calls for consultation before Sisson extension

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, spoke to CBC New Brunswick about the long-delayed Sisson Mine proposal on July 24. As the CBC's Bob Jones put it: It's been a tough year for Northcliff Resources Ltd., the company behind a long delayed … [Read more...]

Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

The map showing where the forests will be sprayed with herbicides during summer 2020 is now available. Forestry companies spray large swaths of clearcuts with products containing glyphosate — a chemical linked to cancer and a slew of other health … [Read more...]

Without your help, North Atlantic right whales could go extinct

There are only about 400 North Atlantic right whales left in the world. This critically endangered species, which grows up to 16 metres long, spends its summers in Canadian waters and migrates to southern waters off the United States during the … [Read more...]

Poll shows overwhelming support for Milltown Dam removal

Survey finds broad support for restoration of free flow on the lower St. Croix River ST. ANDREWS — A new poll shows an overwhelming majority of people living in St. Stephen and surrounding communities support NB Power’s plan to remove the Milltown … [Read more...]

Why a PV System is the Right Choice for Your Farm

Our friends at Naveco Power, New Brunswick-based renewable energy developer, bring us this guest blog about the potential for solar power to help New Brunswick's farming community. New Brunswick's first solar farm, outside of Sussex, N.B. As one … [Read more...]