On December 9th, the NBEN took an interest in the proposed blueberry project on the former shooting range in Tracadie-Sheila to test a tool called the Risk and Benefits Calculator (RBC). The workshop began with a panel of discussion moderated by Céline Surette of the Université de Moncton and featuring panelists Alain Deneault of the Université de Moncton, Alexandra Caissie of Imaginons la Péninsule acadienne autrement, and Jeff Rousselle, member of the Club chasse et pêche de Tracadie. The panelists shared their thoughts on the project's economic, environmental, and social risks and benefits. Following the panel, participants were introduced to the calculator and asked to use it to evaluate the project based on their newly acquired knowledge.

We would like to thank the panelists as well as the participants who contributed valuable feedback on how to improve the tool.

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