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...]

EcoNews — Herbicide spraying near your favourite NB lake, new forest conservation areas, and a good day for bees and butterflies

In this edition of EcoNews, we break down the 2018 herbicide spray map to identify the spraying hotspots near popular New Brunswick lakes this summer; we take a closer look at the provincial government's announcement about changes to Crown forest … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes Health Canada’s phase out of bee-killing pesticides, but says immediate ban most prudent approach

Attention News Editors:  Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government’s announcement on phasing out neonicotinoids. She is available for interviews. “This is a major victory for protecting … [Read more...]

Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

The map showing where the forests will be sprayed with herbicides during summer 2018 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...]

Conservation Council welcomes plan to protect more Crown forest lands, but calls lack of action on herbicide spraying a missed opportunity

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about changes to Crown forest management in New Brunswick. She is available for interviews. “The moves announced today to … [Read more...]

Let’s talk about phosphorus and blue-green algae

Talk of blue-green algae in the news this week has left many New Brunswickers confused and concerned about the potential threat posed by the ominous ‘soup.’   As we covered in our last blog, so-called blue-green algae is actually not an algae at … [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...]

Herbicide spray season begins in New Brunswick

NB Power and the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) have released details of their respective herbicide spraying programs for summer 2018. In a notice printed in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal on Wednesday, June 20, CN says it will use … [Read more...]

Speaker series: Challenging mines and clearcuts in New Brunswick

Find out why so many people are concerned about clearcuts, forest spraying and the Sisson open-pit mine proposed in the heart of the Nashwaak watershed from Ramona Nicholas and Tracy Glynn at the Abbey Café (546 Queen St., Fredericton) on Wednesday, … [Read more...]

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