All posts in New Brunswick

  • Open letter: Increase social assistance rates in New Brunswick
    May 23, 2019, by NB Common Front for Social Justice

    The New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice and 48 other organizations, including the NB Media Co-op, are calling on the province of New Brunswick to increase social assistance rates. […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Winnipeg General Strike at 100
    May 15, 2019, by David Frank

    It is the most famous single event in Canadian labour history. For six weeks in the spring of 1919, some 30,000 workers in Winnipeg went out on a general strike […]

  • 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 […]

  • David Perley: A vision for Indigenous university education [video]
    May 7, 2019, by David Perley, Tracy Glynn, Shanthi Bell, Susan O'Donnell

    David Perley, director of the University of New Brunswick Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) discusses how he and his team at the MWC developed a vision for Indigenous university education. This video […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mourning for workers who died on the job in New Brunswick
    April 28, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    Family, friends, co-workers, union members and politicians came together on Sunday, April 28 at ceremonies across New Brunswick for the Day of Mourning. On the flooded Fredericton waterfront near the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mayworks Festival begins in Fredericton
    April 25, 2019, by Mayworks Fredericton

    Artists and workers invite all to celebrate the fifth annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts in Fredericton on unceded Wolastoq territory. This year’s festival, that runs from […]

  • Home Made Visible films presented in Fredericton
    April 14, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Local filmmaker Lisa Jodoin hosted the screening of six striking short films at the Fredericton Public Library on April 14. The shorts were created during the collaborative project led by […]

  • CUPE keeps the pressure on the Higgs government
    April 12, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    CUPE members are keeping up their protest against the government’s attempt to remove their rights. About 500 CUPE members came out in force outside government buildings on King St. in […]

  • Keyaira Gruben on motherhood and education [video]
    April 11, 2019, by Shanthi Bell

    In 2018 Keyaira Gruben, a Mi’kmaq/Maliseet Bachelor of Social Work student at St. Thomas University (STU) in Fredericton, filed a human rights complaint against the university for no longer allowing […]

  • Gathering to galvanize Atlantic activism
    April 4, 2019, by Shannon Neufeldt

    Kenn Stright can pinpoint the day he became an activist. He was a young Presbyterian minister from Nova Scotia at Waywayseecappo First Nation in Southwestern Manitoba. A few years into […]

  • It’s membership month at the NB Media Co-op
    April 2, 2019, by NB Media Co-op

    Dear Friends, Members and Supporters of the NB Media Co-op, As a new season approaches, help us spring forward as we reach our 10-year anniversary of producing independent media in […]

  • A critical analysis of the PC budget for Social Development
    April 1, 2019, by Jean-Claude Basque

    In a letter published in the Telegraph-Journal, Dorothy Shephard, New Brunswick’s Minister of Social Development, said that some of us are not comparing apples and apples when we analyze the […]

  • The Bethel Nursing Home Strike in 1981-82
    March 31, 2019, by David Frank

    Nursing home workers in New Brunswick fought long and hard to win the right to negotiate their wages and working conditions. They also forced the province to ensure better standards […]

  • Anti-69: Is Canada really a “Just Society”?
    March 29, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    1969. Those who were there remember an exciting time. Pierre Elliot Trudeau (PET) had become leader of his party two years earlier. His leadership acceptance speech echoed his campaign theme: […]

  • Lessons for research with Indigenous peoples
    March 29, 2019, by Kim Reeder

    Whatever space we are in, personal or professional, how can we actively honour the traditional knowledges and ways of being of Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq nations? Jen Rowett, host of a […]

  • Nursing home residents deserve quality care
    March 26, 2019, by Cecile Cassista

    The government is the main funder for Community Nursing Homes in New Brunswick. So, what purpose or role does the Nursing Home Association serve? The need for the government to […]

  • Maritimes slaves’ lives matter(ed)
    March 25, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    A Vermont-based researcher recreates Maritimes slaves’ lives from archival materials he uncovers. Harvey Amani Whitfield gave the lecture “Slave Lives Matter: Putting Biography at the Centre of Atlantic Canadian Slavery […]

  • Daniel Dale on journalistic truth in the Trump era
    March 24, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    According to a seasoned journalist, reporters need to be interrupting the transmission of false claims and lies to peel people away from propaganda. The Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism on […]

  • Wolastoq: a beautiful and bountiful teacher
    March 20, 2019, by David Perley and Brian Beaton

    When David Perley, Director of the UNB Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, speaks about Wolastoq (“beautiful and bountiful river”) he is able to share first-hand knowledge and experiences about the importance of this […]

  • Wolastoq: a healthy river is necessary for survival [video]
    March 20, 2019, by David Perley, Shanthi Bell, Tracy Glynn and Susan O'Donnell

    In this short video, David Perley, RAVEN collaborator and Director of the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, talks about why a healthy river is necessary for survival. This video […]

  • 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 […]

  • “How short are we today?”: Nursing home workers
    March 16, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    What do most workers do when arriving at work each morning? What is “normal” discussion in offices and workplaces? Different workers attending a rally March 15 in Fredericton to support […]

  • Fredericton youth rally for climate action
    March 16, 2019, by Gerry McAlister

    An enthusiastic and colorful crowd of several hundred gathered outside the provincial legislature in Fredericton on March 15 to protest against the government’s inaction on climate change. Despite the pouring […]

  • Authors share New Brunswickers’ love of trees [video]
    March 15, 2019, by Shanthi Bell

    David Palmer and Tracy Glynn share their experiences writing The Great Trees of New Brunswick, 2nd Edition. This edition of the book compiles facts about all of New Brunswick’s 32 […]

  • Nursing home workers protest for fair wage
    March 12, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Nursing home workers from all over New Brunswick protested for fair wages March 11 and 12. Wages for employees in nursing home range from $18 to $25 per hour and […]