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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 […]

  • “Taken” tells the story of Gladys Simon from Elsipogtog
    October 13, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    On Oct. 11, 2017, UNB Fredericton’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre hosted a screening of a New Brunswick-based television episode from the acclaimed series “Taken” as part of the third annual Red Shawl […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Solidarity from Wolastoq to Standing Rock [audio]
    November 16, 2016, by From the Margins

    On November 15, the Wolastoq Grand Council held an action in Fredericton to show solidarity with Indigenous people and allies resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota. Over […]

  • Alton Gas cavern site lacks regulation and oversight
    October 18, 2016, by Ken Summers for the NS Advocate

    KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Lots has been written about the protracted battles on the planned Alton Gas discharge of huge amounts of salt brine into the Shubenacadie River. However, the Alton […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Acadian Forest
    August 10, 2016, by Mary de La Valette

    In little hidden places The red fox and rabbit only know Live the tiny forest flowers. Mayflowers, foam flowers, Star flowers, wood sorrel. Wood anemones Carpet the floor. Miniature perfections, […]

  • 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 […]