The CCNB Blog

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...]

One thing we can all agree on: protecting nature in N.B.

New Brunswick may be facing an uncertain political future, but there is one topic that all New Brunswick MLAs, new and old, can agree on: the need to protect nature and the natural beauty of our province. Right now, 95 per cent of New Brunswick’s … [Read more...]

Most plastic waste in Canada leads back to these 5 companies

From wrinkled, old Tim Hortons coffee cups to crumpled candy wrappers, mangled Pepsi bottles and empty, waterworn cigarette packs — we’ve all noticed the glint of iconic logos mixed among the grass, half-buried in the sand and rocks at the beach, or … [Read more...]

Notice: Conservation Council’s 49th Annual General Meeting

Our 49th Annual General Meeting is coming up Saturday, Nov. 3!  We really hope to see you there. It is a time to discuss our year, catch up with friends, and meet our dedicated volunteers and staff. We will also have some fantastic guest speakers and … [Read more...]

Vote for strong water protection on this World Rivers Day

This weekend marks the 13th annual World Rivers Day (on Sunday, Sept. 23), when people across the globe celebrate their local rivers and reflect on how important they are and what these watercourses mean to them. On last year's World Rivers Day, I … [Read more...]

EcoAlert Special Edition: N.B. Election 2018

The platforms are out. The signs are up. And the TV debates (luv ‘em or hate ‘em) are almost done. And one thing is for certain — our messages have resonated and our collective impact has been felt. Various leaders and party platforms have … [Read more...]

When you go out in the woods today…

1. 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 biodiversity, and keeps people working, hunting, fishing and … [Read more...]

Celebrate local food at our annual 100-Mile Dinner!

Join us for our annual local food celebration at the Conservation Council Southeast Chapter’s 100-Mile Dinner Fundraiser. This popular event takes place on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Dolma Food, 251 St. George St. (second floor) in … [Read more...]

Clean water should be top priority

1. If elected, what will you do to ensure the full implementation of the water protection strategy? 2. How does your party plan to develop and implement a new watershed protection act by 2020?Flooding, sewage overflow, blue-green algae and poor … [Read more...]

Hard hats and work boots: energy efficiency could create 25,000+ jobs in New Brunswick

Will you commit to aggressive investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy that will create good-paying jobs for tradespeople in New Brunswick?The transition to an energy-efficient economy would create more than 25,000 full-time jobs in New … [Read more...]

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