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September 21, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

Hundreds of people in Fredericton gathered on Sept. 20 for the first events in the global week of climate action. Mobilizations were organized also in Bathurst and Saint John on […]

Continuing the slow decline, but that’s okay – A letter from New Brunswick’s future #16

September 20, 2019, by Cheryl Johnson

September 20, 2049 (Barnesville, New Brunswick) Dear friends and neighbours, New Brunswick has long been referred to as a ‘have-not’ province. In ...

Time to turn on a dime

September 19, 2019, by Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland

This summer saw unprecedented changes in our climate as large parts of the globe burned, carbon in the atmosphere hit a record high, and Arctic ice me ...

Who saved the world? Girls! – A letter from New Brunswick’s future #15

September 13, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

September 13, 2030 (Fredericton, New Brunswick) Dear friends and neighbours, I hope this letter finds you well. Me, I’m settling back into life in F ...

  • Save our trees: no flyers please!
    September 11, 2019, by Rodney Graham

    The recent stories about the Phillipines sending back almost 70 shipping containers of Canadian garbage highlighted our country’s ongoing trash problem. Recycling programs capture only a fraction of the waste […]

  • Poetry for climate action
    September 5, 2019, by Christine Wu

    How can something this big be invisible?The ozone is everywhere and yet it isn’t visibleMaybe if we saw it we would see it’s not invincibleand have to take responsibility as […]

  • 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 […]