EcoNews — Keeping a close eye on Irving, the growing costs of climate change, and back in the fight to keep N.B. frack-free

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you strong reaction from Environment Canada and our Fundy Baykeeper as a plea deal is reached in Irving Pulp and Paper's latest pollution case; we bring you a great read — and timely reminder — that the moratorium … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Herbicide spray season starts, ‘mystery product’ from Irving Oil, and three cheers for Learning Outside

In this edition of EcoNews, an oil refinery product is released into a Saint John neighbourhood and Irving Oil won't say what it was; we bring you the first areas slated to be sprayed with herbicides in New Brunswick this summer; share the … [Read more...]

Stress and high water: how flooding impacts our mental health

Cottage on the Kingston Peninsula overtaken by water during the 2018 flood in N.B. This year’s historic flooding in New Brunswick damaged about 12,000 properties across the province – but it did more than just destroy bricks and mortar. A recent … [Read more...]

We need to be vigilant: Corbett on contaminated flood waters

 Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, appeared on CBC New Brunswick’s evening news broadcast, Shift NB, and CBC’s The National on May 7 to comment on contaminants in the floodwaters wreaking havoc across the province. As floodwaters continued to … [Read more...]

St. John River flood: what you need to know so far

Flooded on Kennebecasis Island. Photo: Liane Thibodeau. Water levels have reached record highs in southern New Brunswick as flooding along the St. John River continues to intensify into its second week. In the Greater Saint John area, the river has … [Read more...]

Flooding reaches historic 2008 level, likely to get worse in lower St. John River basin

Officials say flood waters in Fredericton have already reached the historical levels of the 2008 flood, and that communities in the lower St. John River basin are likely in for even higher levels yet. During a media briefing on Tuesday, officials … [Read more...]

Tell us your flood story

Extreme flooding is currently affecting communities and families along the St. John River, with evacuations ordered for some areas in Edmundston, Bathurst, Fredericton and Maugerville. As part of our ongoing research into how New Brunswickers deal … [Read more...]

Mayors who preserve wetlands save big bucks, study finds

A new report says Canada’s cities and towns should leave wetlands intact if they want to save money when it comes to damages brought on by flooding linked to climate change. As we already know, wetlands, including our bug-ridden bogs, marshes and … [Read more...]