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August 23, 2019, by Kim Reeder

August 23, 2050 (Skutik, NB) Dear Friends, I—the largest river between the Penobscot and Wolastoq watersheds—am the heart of the Peskotomuhkatik Ancestral Homeland, an area of more than three million […]

“The garment needs gravity”: Sackville’s Jeska Grue opposes fast fashion ideologies

August 22, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

Jeska Grue is “a made-to-order fashion studio operating next to a giant marsh” in Sackville, New Brunswick. Jeska Grue is both the name of the stu ...

Challenging Mount Allison University’s complicity with the fossil fuel industry: Tina Oh

August 19, 2019, by Abram Lutes

With increasing evidence of the impending climate crisis, there is a growing need in Canada to extricate from the fossil fuel industry. No one knows t ...

Wolastoq Grand Council takes province to court to protect Mount Carleton

August 19, 2019, by Katalin Koller

Starting today, August 19, the assertion of Wolastoqey Indigenous rights for protection of sacred, ecologically sensitive landscapes will be tested th ...

  • Fracking announcement: good news in an ugly package
    August 18, 2019, by Dallas McQuarrie

    The August 12 announcement by Corridor Resources that it is shelving plans to frack for natural gas near Sussex was indeed welcome news. Not welcome was the sleazy, disingenuous and […]

  • Reclaiming Wabanaki territories
    August 16, 2019, by spasaqsit possesom (Ron Tremblay) and Chris George

    A historic case involving traditional Indigenous governance will take place on August 19 in a courthouse in Woodstock, New Brunswick. Wolastoqey Grand Council and Grand Chief Ron Tremblay, represented by […]

  • Divesting UNB from fossil fuels: a brief history
    August 13, 2019, by Abram Lutes

    As the effects of climate change become more dramatic, the need for policy changes becomes urgent. Many organizations are under pressure to stop investing in fossil fuels, a process called […]

  • Port Elgin implements climate crisis resiliency plans
    August 12, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

    Situated on New Brunswick’s Northumberland Strait, Port Elgin is particularly vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis. Coastal erosion and flooding have devastated the rural community. Storm surges and […]

  • Clarion call: Language, the climate crisis, and the Green New Deal
    July 31, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

    When it comes to the world’s changing climate, we are inundated with buzz words. Climate change. Climate crisis. Climate emergency. Climate catastrophe. Global heating. Global warming. Rising temperatures. The greenhouse […]

  • #StayOnTheGround in New Brunswick
    July 3, 2019, by Daniel Tubb

    I have a case of a new illness. I didn’t have a word for my condition until a few weeks ago. No easy cure exists, and the best course of […]

  • Koch-Oil, Part 2: Canada’s love-in with US Big Oil
    June 23, 2019, by John McMurtry

    In Canada, the governing corporate media and parties have had such a media-transmitted love-in with Big Oil that even Alberta’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley militantly demanded over years that the […]

  • Call for letters from New Brunswick’s future
    June 9, 2019, by Daniel Tubb and Abram Lutes

    Climate change is scary; it is an emergency. We want to change the narrative, and we want your ideas, your stories, and your hope from the future. First, a preamble. […]

  • Radical love: Great trees of New Brunswick
    May 23, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    More than 80 percent of New Brunswick’s land is forest. Many environmental activists are challenging corporate control of forestry and the view that the natural world is a commodity for […]

  • An obituary for Peter deMarsh
    May 16, 2019, by Family of Peter deMarsh

    PETER GRANT deMARSH September 28, 1949 – March 10, 2019 We mourn the loss of our beloved Peter, whose life was tragically lost, along with 156 other souls, in the […]

  • Workers strike in Belledune over safety position
    May 15, 2019, by Abram Lutes

    Almost 300 workers, members of local 7085 of the United Steelworkers (USW), at the Belledune lead and zinc smelter in northern New Brunswick, have been on strike since April 24 […]

  • Youth speakers increasing at Fredericton climate strike
    May 11, 2019, by Corey Robichaud, Norm Knight and Susan O'Donnell

    Outside the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on May 10, more than 250 people, mostly youth, gathered to urge the elected representatives inside to take urgent action on the climate […]

  • The People vs the Irving Dynasty [video]
    May 8, 2019, by NB Media Co-op

    The People’s Mayday rally in Saint John sparked the creation of a 5-minute video, The People vs the Irving Dynasty, about their action in the port city last week. The […]

  • May Day celebration in Saint John targets Irving
    May 3, 2019, by Gregory M. Cook

    Irving Town, better known as Port City Saint John, was host to more than 100 people on the first day of May 2019 for a traditional celebration of spring’s natural […]

  • The Lac-Mégantic rail disaster’s fallout
    April 25, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    During Earth Week, talk of oil, pipelines, trains and community and environmental tragedy filled Conserver House. As the original location of the Fredericton Public Library succumbed to the flood waters […]