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June 21, 2019, by Tom Beckley

June 21, 2050 (Keswick Ridge, NB) Dear New Brunswickers, The forest dazzles a spectacle of bright greens as I watch from my deck looking west from the Keswick Ridge. It’s […]

Connected communities – A letter from New Brunswick’s future #2

June 14, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

June 14, 2050 (Belledune, NB) Dear New Brunswickers, I’m old now—hard to believe I’ve made it to this age—but I still recall how the big chang ...

NB government gives options to J.D. Irving mine project to deal with Upham residents on well water

June 10, 2019, by Tracy Glynn

The government of New Brunswick has sent a letter to Hammond River Holdings, owned by J.D. Irving Ltd., requiring the company take one of two courses ...

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. Fir ...

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • “Shake until you wake!” Wabanaki Unity Gathering
    January 28, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    Indigenous women made their voices heard throughout the Gathering to Unify Wabanaki Peoples & Non-Indigenous Allies hosted by the Wolastoq Grand Council on unceded Wolastoqey Homeland at the St. Thomas […]

  • Let’s dance together into a green economy across New Brunswick
    January 21, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    Celebrating New Brunswick’s innovative spirit is one purpose of a new cellphone music video competition seeking creative music, lyrics and video material from local musicians, songwriters and video producers. Everyone […]

  • Living the good life in rural New Brunswick
    January 12, 2019, by Tracy Glynn

    Taymouth shares many of the struggles faced by rural communities in New Brunswick but newcomers choosing to make their home in its rolling hills are part of a different, more […]

  • Mt. A student Tina Oh on her climate activism [video]
    January 3, 2019, by Brower Youth Awards

    Tina is a 21 year old from rural New Brunswick, Canada who is a divestment organizer in a nationally-recognized, student-led fossil fuel divestment campaign at Mount Allison University. She is […]

  • Postal workers confront Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey
    December 19, 2018, by Norm Knight

    On Monday, December 17, a group of postal workers and community allies confronted federal Member of Parliament for Fredericton, Matt DeCourcey, with questions about legislation which has taken away their […]

  • Mr. Higgs’ “Frack Earth Society”
    December 2, 2018, by Lawrence Wuest

    The “Flat Earth Society” was founded tongue-in-cheek in New Brunswick by the renowned philosopher Dr. Leo Ferrari of St. Thomas University, and our beloved poet Alden Nowlan. It is reassuring […]

  • Mobilizing to improve the environment in New Brunswick
    November 27, 2018, by Jennifer Adam

    An “Eco-confluence” event on November 17 brought together more than 35 groups concerned with the well-being of the province, its citizens, and its environment, including Nature Trust NB, Voices for […]

  • 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 ...

  • “We never surrendered:” Wolastoq Grand Council Chief [video]
    November 8, 2018, by Ron Tremblay, Shanthi Bell & Tracy Glynn

    Listen to Wolastoq Grand Council Chief Ron Tremblay speak about the importance of protecting the land and treaties in this video. This video and accompanying article was made possible with […]

  • “We never surrendered:” Wolastoq Grand Council Chief
    October 22, 2018, by Tracy Glynn

    Indigenous peoples across Canada are decrying the Supreme Court of Canada ruling on Oct. 11, 2018 that the federal government is not obligated to consult with Indigenous peoples before a […]

  • Big pay equity win for rural postal workers
    September 24, 2018, by Susan O'Donnell

    More than 350 rural postal workers in New Brunswick are celebrating a legal decision in September that will give them a big pay raise and better benefits. The arbitration ruling […]

  • 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 […]