Category Archives: Environment

NB Greens gearing up for next provincial election, Coon says

New Brunswick Green leader David Coon says his party has already begun planning for the 2024 provincial election. “One of the things we have to do a better job at communicating across the province is why we are distinct from … Continue reading

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NB gov’t releases slew of documents on Sackville’s AIL pipe plant

The New Brunswick government has released more details about its decision not to require an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the plastic pipe factory now being built on Walker Road beside the Trans-Canada highway. The information is contained in 132 … Continue reading

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No environmental impact assessment for Walker Rd. pipe plant

The provincial department of the environment has announced that the planned Walker Road plastic pipe manufacturing plant can go ahead without an environmental impact assessment (EIA). In a statement e-mailed yesterday to¬†Warktimes, the department said its review determined that the … Continue reading

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Concerned Citizens ask Sackville councillors to re-open bylaw change clearing the way for plastic pipe plant

A biology professor at Mount Allison University asked Sackville Town Council last night to reconsider a bylaw change that cleared the way for building a plastic pipe factory on Walker Road. “You have it in your power to put together … Continue reading

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Sackville gets funding to finish Lorne St. flood control project

The town of Sackville is getting $4 million from the federal and provincial governments to complete Phase III of the Lorne Street flood control project. The federal and provincial contributions represent almost 75% of the total cost of the $5.5 … Continue reading

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Expert calls recommendations to raise Fundy dykes ‘disheartening’

A scientist at Mount Allison says he’s disappointed that a $700,000 study has recommended raising dykes to protect the Chignecto Isthmus from flooding without including any nature-based solutions. “It’s a little disheartening to think that we’re going to use 20th … Continue reading

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NB & NS pledge to seek federal funding to raise dykes on Chignecto Isthmus

The governments of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are promising to push for federal funding to help them raise dykes about 2 metres to 10.6 metres and improve aboiteau drainage to protect the Chignecto Isthmus transportation corridor — a project … Continue reading

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New maps show Sackville faces worsening flood risks

The New Brunswick government released maps today confirming that large parts of downtown Sackville are at severe risk of flooding. The provincial maps show that, unless action is taken, the effects of climate change will increase the threat between now … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council pushed to include more action on climate change in 2022 budget

Climate change was a key theme Monday night as Sackville Town Council met to discuss preliminary proposals for next year’s budget. “I know this is an emergency and not just a crisis,” said Councillor Sabine Dietz after suggesting that the … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council approves fireworks display during Fall Fair

In a 7-1 vote, Sackville Town Council has approved a fireworks display during this year’s Fall Fair in spite of concerns about potentially adverse environmental effects. “It’s nearly impossible to assign a numerical value to the impact that the fireworks … Continue reading

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LSD leaders resign over province’s refusal to enforce blasting regulations in Westcock/British Settlement

Five local leaders in the Westcock, British Settlement area have resigned their elected positions over the provincial government’s failure to regulate rock blasting near rural homes. “The issues in our area have been ongoing for years,” writes Roger Gouchie, Chair … Continue reading

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