The CCNB Blog

Protecting public health should drive climate policy

Members of the Canadian military rescue a homeowner stranded by flood waters near Fredericton in April 2019. It was the second record-breaking flood along the Wolastow (St. John River) in New Brunswick in two years. Atlantic premiers and New … [Read more...]

New initiatives use science and Indigenous knowledge to engage children in history, culture and community

The Esgenoôpetitj Watershed Association’s work also shines light on traditional burial ground and unearths E. coli contamination in local stream Samantha Robichaud, Esgenoôpetitj Watershed Association's project manager, and her team are trying to … [Read more...]

Eco Hero Gala 2019 — Celebrate 50 years of environmental action in New Brunswick

The Milton F. Gregg Awards are back and bigger than ever! After 50 years environmental action, we can think of no better way to celebrate than to honour the hard-working citizens who helped make our work possible over the years. Our 50th … [Read more...]

After the flood: Former EMO director says proactive approach to natural disasters needed

Although the number of natural disasters is increasing, Ernest MacGillivray says government responses haven’t changed Ernest MacGillivray was director of the province’s emergency measures organization between 2003 and 2009. He was then director of … [Read more...]

Fourth entangled North Atlantic right whale spotted, new team undergoes training

Eight North Atlantic right whales have died in Canadian waters since early June Not pictured: Wolverine, a younger male, was found dead earlier this month. A fourth entangled North Atlantic right whale has been spotted near Magdalen Islands, the … [Read more...]

Where Activism Gets Inspired: Wild and Scenic Film Festival comes to Saint John, Sept. 19

You won’t want to miss the line-up of inspirational films at our Wild and Scenic Film Festival; from a photographer’s Arctic trek in search of polar bears, to the wonders of innovation that nature has to offer humans through biomimicry, to New … [Read more...]

Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

The map showing where the forests will be sprayed with herbicides during summer 2019 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...]

‘Pretty incredible’: annual Musquash Paddle highlights importance of preservation

Protection of the Musquash Estuary was nearly a decade in the making While the point of the annual Musquash Paddle is to celebrate it’s preservation, it’s also about getting people out on the water to enjoy the outdoors. Nearly 120 people … [Read more...]

Off Grid Ales taps into nature, not power lines

Harvey Station couple brew beer with solar panels and wind turbine Randy Rowe and his partner hope to expand the selection of beer Off Grid Ales sells. Deep in the woods near Harvey Station, five kilometres from the nearest power line, is Randy … [Read more...]

‘A different scenario than we’ve seen in the lakes’: Researcher says toxic blue-green algae found along vast stretch of Wolastoq river 

Anatoxins from cyanobacteria have been confirmed to be responsible for a dog’s death in Fredericton this month A public health advisory about cyanobacteria posted at the Carleton Park boat launch in Fredericton. Photo: Jon MacNeill UPDATE: The … [Read more...]