‘Heck of a big dam’: Lois Corbett on approval of Sissons mine dumping

Approved by the provincial government in 2015, the proposed Sisson mine still needs to meet 40 conditions before moving forward While the federal government recently approved a proposal by the Sisson Partnership to dump mine waste into two … [Read more...]

Feds approve Sisson mine proposal to dump waste in Atlantic salmon habitat

  Image credit: Nashwaak Watershed Association The federal government has approved a multi-million proposal by the Sisson Partnership to dump mine waste into two fish-bearing brooks that feed the Nashwaak River. The proposed Sisson … [Read more...]

Feds approve plan to dump Sisson Mine waste into Atlantic salmon habitat

Wild Atlantic salmon. Photo: Nick Hawkins The federal government will let the Sisson Partnership dump mine waste into two fish-bearing brooks that feed the Nashwaak River. Amendments to the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations posted … [Read more...]

You can’t go fishing in a dress

On Father's Day, our Communications Director Jon MacNeill recalls the first fishing trip with his daughter, Lainey. “You can’t go fishing in a dress,” I say as my seven-year-old daughter emerges from her bedroom in a frilly blue and white frock, … [Read more...]

Thank you for sending your Sisson letter!

Thank you for speaking up to protect the Nashwaak watershed by submitting your concerns about the plan to use fish-bearing brooks in the Nashwaak for the proposed Sisson mine's waste! Thanks to you, and the nearly 900 New Brunswickers who joined … [Read more...]

Send your letter to protect the Nashwaak Watershed from Sisson mine waste

New Brunswickers have one final opportunity to tell the federal government to keep fish-bearing brooks off the list for the proposed Sisson Mine's waste dam. The companies behind the proposed mine are in the final stages of applying for permission … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Call to action on Sisson Mine, Premier at the pro-pipeline rally, Fundy Baykeeper on aquaculture reform, and Drive Electric NB’s happy problem

In this edition of EcoNews, we encourage you to use our letter-writing tool to have your say on the Sisson Mine's plan to use fish-bearing brooks in the Nashwaak Watershed for part of its waste tailings as the federal government takes final comments … [Read more...]

Conservation Council, First Nations, scientists, business owners and Nashwaak residents unite to protect watershed from proposed mine’s waste

The Conservation Council joined with First Nation representatives, aquatic scientists, local businesspeople and residents of the Nashwaak Watershed at a press conference about the proposed Sisson Mine near Stanley on Feb. 27. Our Executive … [Read more...]

Last chance to have your say to feds on Sisson Mine proposal

New Brunswickers have one final opportunity to tell the federal government their concerns about the Sisson Mine proposed in the pristine Nashwaak River watershed. The group of companies behind the mine, the Sisson Partnership, is in the process of … [Read more...]

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...]