Citizens’ coalition calls for new laws to protect water quality of Northumberland Strait

The group SWWAT (Save our Wetlands, Waters and Tourism), which is made up of volunteer residents living along the coast from Shediac to Port Elgin, has released its final report and recommendations on improving coastal protection and restoration in … [Read more...]

Corbett on release of Parlee Beach water quality reports and recommendations

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told media outlets the new report on water quality at Parlee Beach provides important baseline information on the health of Shediac Bay and urges decision-makers to “step back and think about the bay” when … [Read more...]

Statement on final report and recommendations on water quality at Parlee Beach

Attention News Editors: The provincial government has released the summary report and individual technical reports of the steering committee set up to examine water quality issues at Parlee Beach. Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation … [Read more...]

Let’s turn to nature for solutions

Happy World Water Day! From the water crises in Cape Town, South Africa and Flint, Michigan to the countless drinking water advisories in First Nations across Canada, this 25th World Water Day looks different for the millions of communities across … [Read more...]

Have your say on a water protection strategy for NB!

In 2016, the provincial government announced it would develop a water strategy that would update New Brunswick’s outdated way of protecting water. The draft, A Water Protection Strategy for New Brunswick 2018-2028, has now been released, and the … [Read more...]

Conservation Council partners with Swim Guide to ensure easy access to water quality information

Do you find yourself wondering if your favourite beach is safe for swimming? The Conservation Council has teamed up with Swim Guide, a free app with water quality information for 7,000 beaches worldwide, to help people find safe places to swim in New … [Read more...]

Corbett talks the good and the bad from first-ever Canada Beach Report

The Conservation Council’s Lois Corbett discussed the good news and the bad news found in the first-ever Canada Beach Report with several media outlets this week. Lois spoke with Global News, appeared on CBC Information Morning Fredericton, CBC … [Read more...]

Want to protect beaches? Make it the law: Corbett

New Brunswick needs to establish a set of coastal protection laws to properly keep our beaches safe and avoid another contamination issue as experienced at Parlee Beach last summer. That was our Executive Director Lois Corbett's message in a … [Read more...]

Another important step, but not yet a solution: Conservation Council’s Lois Corbett on Parlee Beach infrastructure investments

The Conservation Council's Lois Corbett was featured in a CBC article about the provincial government's newly-announced infrastructure investments and restrictions on new development specific to Parlee Beach. Corbett called the funding an … [Read more...]

New water quality reporting rules for Parlee Beach welcome — Conservation Council of New Brunswick 

FREDERICTON - The Conservation Council of New Brunswick's Executive Director, Lois Corbett, made the following comments in response to the provincial government's announcement today about new rules and procedures for reporting water quality at Parlee … [Read more...]