The Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick is pleased to invite groups to sign on to a statement by the Canadian Environmental Law Association opposing federal funding for small modular nuclear reactors.

To sign, click this link:
Endorsement for Statement against federal funding for new nuclear SMR reactors / Soutien à la déclaration contre le financement fédéral pour de nouveaux réacteurs nucléaires (PRM - petits réacteurs modulaires) (google.com)

To date, more than 100 groups from BC to New Brunswick have signed on, claiming that these technologies are dirty, dangerous distractions from tackling the climate crisis. Click this link for the list of groups:
https://cela.ca/statement-on-small-modular-reactors/

The groups also challenge the government to release the evidence that supports its strategy, and charge that the federal government is trying to save the nuclear industry rather than protecting human health and the environment.

Endorsement for Statement against federal funding for new nuclear SMR reactors / Soutien à la déclaration contre le financement fédéral pour de nouveaux réacteurs nucléaires (PRM - petits réacteurs modulaires) (google.com)

An announcement is expected soon regarding federal funding for developing two small modular nuclear reactors and a plutonium-extracting facility destined for Point Lepreau. Please join over 100 other citizens’ groups in saying “no” to these dirty, dangerous, costly distractions by signing the statement.

For more information, contact Ann McAllister at annmcallister72@gmail.com

Ann McAllister
72 Elizabeth Parkway
Rothesay, NB E2H 1E9
H: 506-847-4251
annmcallister72@gmail.com



Since the Fall of 2019, a technical working group composed of local stakeholders and government agencies has been working on the development of a Shediac Bay Watershed Management Plan. First Nations have been engaged throughout the process and several stakeholder engagement programs have been undertaken. To date, a technical workshop and open house were held on October 17, 2019, draft documents were posted online for public view on August 14, 2020, and a virtual open house was held on October 22nd, 2020. The feedback gathered from these engagement activities has played an important part in the development of a draft Shediac Bay Watershed Management Plan.

The Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) would like to invite you to take part in a third round of engagement related to the draft Shediac Bay Watershed Management Plan. During this round of engagement, you are invited to review and comment on the draft plan which is available here: http://www.gnb.ca/shediacbaywatershed

In consideration of the current pandemic, in-person engagement activities are not possible at this time, however a virtual open house will be held on Thursday February 18, 2021 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am where project leads will be available to answer questions about the project. To register, send an email to: wmpfeedback/pgbvcommentaires@GNB.ca.

We ask that all feedback be submitted on or before March 5th, 2021. This can be done one of three ways:

  • By attending the virtual open house on February 18, 2021;
  • By sending your written feedback via email to: wmpfeedback/pgbvcommentaires@GNB.ca, or
  • By sending your written feedback by regular mail to:

Department of Environment and Local Government,

Attn: Nicole Duke,

PO Box 6000, Fredericton, NB, E3A 5T8.

 

All feedback will be taken into consideration when finalizing the Shediac Bay Watershed Management Plan.

Thank you for your continued participation in this project.

Sincerely,

Crystale Harty, B.Sc.

Project Manager

Department of Environment and Local Government

Discussion Paper and discussion questions for public input now available!

The Canada Water Agency Discussion Paper, “Toward the Creation of a Canada Water Agency,” is now available in the Resources section of our consultation site: www.placespeak.com/CanadaWaterAgency. The Discussion Paper presents key issues for consideration in the Government of Canada's approach to creating a Canada Water Agency.

Have your say! The Discussion Paper contains a series of discussion issues accompanied by a set of questions. To provide your responses to these questions, use our online survey tool. Input on the discussion paper will be accepted until March 1, 2021. Feedback can also be sent directly by email to ec.water-eau.ec@canada.ca or by regular mail.

Feedback on this Discussion Paper will inform the Government’s next steps in implementing the commitment to create a Canada Water Agency. Broad input from stakeholders and the public is currently being sought through our PlaceSpeak site. Separate processes are underway to engage directly with Indigenous peoples and provinces and territories.

Visit the PlaceSpeak Events section! In addition to providing your feedback through the PlaceSpeak site, plan to join us at our National Freshwater Policy Forum on January 27 & 28, 2021, and Regional freshwater forums planned for February.

For any questions, you can contact us directly at ec.water-eau.ec@canada.ca.

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FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are invited to participate in the pre-budget consultation process for the 2021-22 budget.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for everyone and has made us look at doing things differently,” said Finance and Treasury Board Minister Ernie Steeves. “As we launch the 2021-22 pre-budget consultation period, the public is invited to share their views on how we can build a lasting and sustainable recovery that will support a better future for all New Brunswickers.”

Members of the public have until Feb 11 to participate in an online survey or to send their comments and feedback by email to wwwfin@gnb.ca.

A pre-budget consultation document has been prepared which provides context on the challenges facing the province, contains current financial information, and lists the following questions related to the government’s top six priorities:
  • In which areas should the government prioritize investments to make you healthier?
  • What tools and resources are needed to support the advancement of our education system and the success of our students?
  • How can private sector investment be stimulated such that it will support a stronger, more resilient economy?
  • What should the government focus on to improve local governance and support the growth of vibrant and sustainable communities?
  • Where should the government prioritize its efforts in protecting the environment and addressing the impact of climate change?
  • What services can be moved online to reduce costs and increase flexibility for New Brunswickers?

“Our 2021-22 budget will reflect the time we live in,” said Steeves. “The decisions we make as a government and as a province must take into consideration the impact of the pandemic, the need to support an economic recovery and fiscal responsibility.”

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The New Brunswick Lung Association is distributing 15-20 PurpleAir PM2.5 monitors across the province and we are looking for people, businesses or organizations who are willing to install the monitor on the exterior of their building or home. We are casting a wide net, but only have a limited number of monitors, so if we get a lot of interest, we will be choosing based on location and timing. 


We hope you as an NBEN member would be willing to participate in our citizen science project.


We would like to install a PurpleAir PM2.5 monitor on the exterior of your facility or home to gather data on the level of PM2.5 in your region. Our goal is to increase the public’s understanding of the health risks of PM2.5, possible exposure sources, and the protective actions they can take to reduce exposure. We are reaching out to a few selected municipal or business building owners in your area for monitor placement, and we hope to be able to work with you.  


The installation of the monitor is fairly simple, requiring only an electrical outlet and a wi-fi signal. The data from the monitors will be able to be viewed by the public on the Purple Monitor website. After installation there will be little need for you to attend to the monitor. We would also engage your local community through social media about the data the monitor is capturing. 


Specific regions we are hoping to have a monitor include:

  • Sussex region
  • Edmundston area
  • Miramichi region
  • Stanley/Doaktown region
  • Near the Maine/NB border
  • Saint John/Grand Bay/Quispamsis
  • Fredericton/Gagetown/Harvey

Please contact Alyse Wilton at NB Lung for more information or to request a monitor: alyse.wilton@nb.lung.ca
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