Conservation Council responds to approval of N.B.’s carbon price for consumers

Attention News Editors: Louise Comeau, Director of the Conservation Council’s Climate Change and Energy Solutions Program, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government approving New Brunswick’s carbon pricing system for … [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...]

After the flood: deciding to stay

The 2018 flood did an estimated $154,000 worth of damage to Elaine Price’s Grand Lake house While some decided to leave Grand Lake after the floods, Elaine Price and her husband stayed Elaine Price describes herself as a country girl; she even … [Read more...]

‘That’s the cheapest way for the companies to do it’: MacNeill on clear cutting in New Brunswick

Clear cutting near Mount Carleton, where Bill Miller lives. With clear cutting a common practice in New Brunswick, some have had enough.  In protest, Bill Miller, a canoe builder who lives near Mount Carleton, has cancelled his famous … [Read more...]

That’s two strikes, Premier Higgs!

Ontario’s Court of Appeal has ruled Parliament's carbon charge is constitutional The Irving Oil Refinery is Canada’s largest oil refinery. It’s also New Brunswick’s top carbon emitter. The Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled this afternoon that … [Read more...]

After the flood: anxiety on dry ground

Waves violently shook Dawn Burke’s Grand Lake home in 2018. Now she fears for others. Despite retreating to dry ground, Dawn Burke empathises with what others are still going through. During the peak of the 2018 floods, Dawn Burke re-entered her … [Read more...]

Tesla and the drive-through province: electric vehicle owners say technology well within reach

The small but growing New Brunswick Tesla community is a testament EVs are here to stay The O'Prays own two Teslas, a Model S and a Model 3 When Michael O’Pray drives his Tesla Model 3 in New Brunswick, it feels like he’s on display. The … [Read more...]

Welcome to the New, New Brunswick, where land, community, skills and health are the real forms of wealth

New Brunswick and the whole of Atlantic Canada grew on the energy of the forests, the fish, the animal furs, the bountiful coastal estuaries and the rich alluvial soils. Settlers lived in the bounty of farming, ship building, forestry and fishing. … [Read more...]

New Brunswick’s ‘PR person for wildlife’ receives national conservation award

Quispamsis naturalist, Jim Wilson, is this year's recipient of the Roland Michener Conservation Award – Photo credits to CBC New Brunswick Jim Wilson, described as “the public relations person for wildlife in New Brunswick,” has been awarded this … [Read more...]

The important role New Brunswick’s farmers have to play in addressing climate change

Implementing renewable energy solutions on New Brunswick’s farms By Jimy Beltran (CCNB Intern) The Conservation Council of New Brunswick has released a bold, made-in-New Brunswick Climate Action Plan to address climate change and reduce our … [Read more...]