All posts in Environment

  • Fredericton rallies for elm trees at Officer’s Square
    May 29, 2018, by Tracy Glynn

    Fredericton residents are voicing their opposition to imminent plans to cut down 19 elm and maple trees at Officer’s Square in the city’s downtown. More than 100 people gathered at […]

  • Busted: pesticide use a major problem in open-pen aquaculture
    May 14, 2018, by Tom Cheney with photographs by Nick Hawkins

    This month, a New Brunswick salmon aquaculture company, Northern Harvest Sea Farms, was charged with a violation of the province’s Pesticides Control Act. That quite likely means the company illegally […]

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    Province’s lakes at risk to metal mining effluent
    April 4, 2018, by Lawrence Wuest

    On April 3, 2018, a National Consultation was held on an application by Northcliff Resources to dump metal mining effluent from the proposed Sisson Mine into fish bearing streams in […]

  • N.B. government fights climate change cautiously
    April 2, 2018, by Norm Knight

    Under federal pressure, the government of New Brunswick has introduced climate change legislation.  It calls for a threefold reduction in greenhouse gas emission from the province by 2050.  But critics […]

  • Energy East is dead — here’s the real reason why
    October 21, 2017, by Andrea Harden-Donahue and Maude Barlow

    Were it not the failings of the National Energy Board and the newly proposed climate test, it would have been the protection of drinking water, Indigenous rights and community opposition […]

  • Pain of Mount Polley spill felt in New Brunswick
    August 18, 2017, by Tracy Glynn

    Ekpahak/Fredericton – Jacinda Mack, a Nuxalk and Secwepemc woman from British Columbia, was on the unceded Wolastoq and Passamaquoddy territories in New Brunswick in August to intervene at the annual […]

  • Return of the Wolastoq: Giving a river back its name
    May 26, 2017, by Tracy Glynn

    The Wolastoq Grand Council is supporting their youth’s proposal to change the name of the Saint John River back to its original and proper name, the Wolastoq. Wolastoq means “beautiful […]

  • Conservation Council marks 5 Days for the Forest
    September 20, 2016, by Tracy Glynn

    The first-ever 5 Days for the Forest is happening this week in Fredericton during National Forest Week (Sept. 19-24, 2016). The forest festival will celebrate our diverse mixed-wood forest, wildlife […]

  • Momentum growing to reopen Dorchester prison farm: advocates
    August 10, 2016, by Najat Abdou-McFarland

    Start the Farms Dorchester 2016 is a New Brunswick-based group hoping to reopen the prison farm at Dorchester Penitentiary, a Canadian federal corrections facility located in the village of Dorchester. […]

  • Wolastoq Grand Council on the Mactaquac dam
    July 22, 2016, by Wolastoq Grand Council Chief Ron Tremblay

    Since time immemorial Wolastoqewiyik (Maliseet People) were connected physically and spiritually to the river “Wolastoq” – St. John River, for it provided our people with food, medicine, and was our […]

  • Fracking causes waves in Sackville mayoralty campaign
    April 30, 2016, by Bruce Wark

    All 16 candidates running for Sackville Town Council have declared their firm opposition to hydraulic fracturing as well as their support for either continuing the provincial moratorium on the extraction […]