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August 22, 2019, by Adrian Edgar

Happy Pride! Thank you to the generous Wəlastəkewiyik, Mi’kmaw and Passamaquoddy peoples for sharing their home and native land with all of us beautiful people here today. WE wouldn’t be […]

New Brunswick Health Minister is “willfully incompetent” says doctor

August 16, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

Health Minister and lawyer Ted Flemming knowingly permits New Brunswick to contravene the Canada Health Act, the federal law regulating payment of hea ...

Feeling the climate crisis: How our unknown future is affecting our mental health

August 6, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

The climate crisis has become a part of our everyday lives. For some of us, this means being confronted with our environmental reality by daily news r ...

Why we should not bring more fossil fuels into Saint John

July 23, 2019, by Paula Tippett

Saint John has suffered incidents of heavy metal deposition on parts of the city from accidental releases of spent catalyst from the oil refinery over ...

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nursing home workers rally for fair wages on budget day
    March 20, 2019, by Norm Knight

    Several hundred members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) held a “Rally for Fair Wages” in front of the provincial Legislature on March 19. The rally, also attended […]

  • Charles Thériault on mobilizing against spraying the forest [Video]
    November 14, 2018, by Shanthi Bell

    Listen to Charles Thériault, the Kedgwick-based filmmaker behind the web-series “Is Our Forest Really Ours,” talk about why he opposes spraying the forest with glyphosate-based herbicides. For more information about Thériaul ...

  • CUPE reacts to WorkSafeNB taskforce recommendations
    October 15, 2018, by Simon Ouellette for CUPE NB

    Fredericton – CUPE New Brunswick held a press conference on Oct. 15 to challenge the recommendations made by the Taskforce responsible for evaluating WorkSafeNB. “Like the NB Ombudsperson has said, the […]

  • Study reveals Monsanto manipulated glyphosate approval process
    August 13, 2018, by Dallas McQuarrie

    A new study details how Monsanto, a company that manufactures glyphosate-based products, used deceit and manipulation to have the chemical herbicide declared safe. The scientific article, published in the August 2018 […]

  • Are Fredericton taxpayers subsidizing a “fake clinic”?
    April 13, 2017, by Susan O'Donnell

    The Government of New Brunswick has granted a property tax exemption to a company and property owned by Fredericton anti-choice and anti-abortion campaigners. The tax exemption is a subsidy that […]

  • Pull in the reins on health care
    March 4, 2017, by Daniel Légère

    With the release of the latest budget, it is now clear to all that Brian Gallant’s government is entering into election mode. However, our Premier is clumsily undermining his own […]

  • Human health and coastal ecosystems at a tipping point
    February 26, 2017, by Inka Milewski

    There has been understandable handwringing and questions being asked about the sporadically high levels of E. coli and fecal streptococci reported at Parlee Beach and Murray Beach in southeast New […]

  • Sexuality services changing at UNB
    May 11, 2016, by Tracy Glynn

    Fredericton – The sudden disappearance of spaces that offered services on fostering healthy sexuality and stopping gender-based violence at the University of New Brunswick has students and professors questioning what […]

  • NB abortion activists want coverage for clinical services
    April 3, 2016, by Tracy Glynn

    Following Prince Edward Island’s announcement that abortion services will be returning to the province on March 30, New Brunswick’s Green Party Leader and Fredericton South MLA, David Coon, presented Reproductive […]

  • NB’s anti-glyphosate movement grows by thousands [audio]
    January 12, 2016, by Miles Howe for the Halifax Media Co-op

    Kent County – Thousands of New Brunswickers are joining the call to outlaw glyphosate applications in their province. Glyphosate, recently determined to be a probable human carcinogen by the International […]

  • NB asked to fund clinical abortion services
    December 3, 2015, by Tracy Glynn

    Fredericton – Members of Reproductive Justice NB and the Fredericton Youth Feminists came to the return of the sitting of the NB Legislature on Dec. 1st hoping to give MLAs […]

  • Reproductive Justice NB marks one year of political inertia
    November 26, 2015, by Reproductive Justice NB

    Fredericton – Reproductive Justice NB (RJNB) will be holding a “Naught-Aversary” on Nov. 26 to mark one year of community action and political inertia. All supporters are welcome to attend […]

  • Watching Glory Die: Incomprehension remains
    November 17, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Fredericton Theatre New Brunswick showcased Nova Scotia’s Mulgrave Road Theatre Production of “Watching Glory Die,” written by Judith Thompson, and inspired by the tragic story of NB teen Ashley Smith […]

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    The social licence dilemma for shale gas proponents in NB
    October 31, 2015, by Jim Emberger

    In its letter to the commission on hydrofracturing, the Progressive Conservative party asks for an explanation on how “clear and credible information about the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on health, […]