The CCNB Blog

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...]

Blue-green algae: here’s what you need to know

Warm, slow moving water might sound inviting for a relaxing dip – but if this sounds like the conditions at your favourite lake, you may want to check this site before jumping in. That’s where you’ll find the provincial government's health … [Read more...]

Our climate change and health special edition of EcoAlert Magazine is out!

This climate change and health special edition of EcoAlert Magazine shines a light on climate change's lesser-known public health consequences, guides you through our 2nd Annual Eco Buildings Tour, celebrates the passage of Canada's new Fisheries … [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...]