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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 […]

Political action and inaction in New Brunswick on the climate crisis

June 15, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

Early on the cold and wet morning of June 14, a group of environmental and labour activists gathered outside the Saint John Convention Centre to prote ...

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. 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Clear the air: carbon tax panel in Sackville
    February 13, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    A panel on Feb. 11 agreed that carbon pricing is a good first step to addressing the climate change crisis before all of us. The “Clearing the Air” panel at […]

  • “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 […]

  • 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 […]