Heavy rains and winds could not dampen their commitment to protect their community and the Bay of Fundy. Approximately 80 people braved the adverse weather on Saturday, June 17th and took part in a rally and picnic at Red Head, New Brunswick organized by the Red Head Anthony's Cove Preservation Association. This was the final 'Hands Across The Water' event held in the province over the month of June.
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On the very first day of the Energy East review process, instead of welcoming and accepting comments and concerns from a 1000+ fishermen association in Nova Scotia, the three NEB Board members took only two minutes before deciding to strike down their remarks from the hearing record.
The 'Publicly Take Back The Letter' campaign is well underway in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
The Fredericton chapter of the Council of Canadians has made public that Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside and City Council sent a Letter of Support for the proposed TransCanada Energy East Pipeline Project to the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and kept it secret from the citizens of Fredericton. And now the public and reporters have learned that this action was illegal.
Cacuna stopped it. South Portland stopped it. Now it is Red Head's turn to stand up against the tar sands pipeline.
As attention on Energy East now focuses on New Brunswick and the Bay of Fundy, the residents of Red Head are well into their second month of planning for the large "End of the Line March" on Saturday, May 30th @ 1:00pm.
This is an open letter to the National Energy Board to ask to extend their 30-day application period for the proposed Energy East project by another 30 days.
"Canada is like two grains of sand in an hourglass in the timeline," said Clanmother Alma Brooks of the Wolastoq Grand Council. "We are celebrating time immemorial and we are celebrating more than 14,000 years. That is what we represent."
The Wolastoq Grand Council have constructed a Longhouse out of birch sapplings, cloth ties, and with cedar boughs on the floor. It is located on the green beside the Wolastoq (the St. John River), across the street from the Provincial Legislature in downtown Fredericton. It is just down the main street where Fredericton's CANADA150 events are taking place.
Grand Chief Ron Tremblay and the Wolastoq Grand Council are moving closer in the Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick to speak on behalf of the plants and animals in Mount Carleton Provincial Park.
(Photo by Caroline Lubbe-D'Arcy)
At the same time as oil prices continue to sink, people of all ages are speaking up louder and louder for leadership on climate change. Last Saturday, close to 90 people showed up in Fredericton, New Brunswick to march for the future they want, a future that includes a rapid transition to clean energy and efficiency.
On June 3rd, in Amqui Québec, people of all ages stretched their canoes and kayaks across the waters of the Matapedia River to say no to the rail transport of tar sands bitumen from the Alberta Tar Sands to the Port of Belledune, New Brunswick.
A group of us travelled from New Brunswick to the Gaspe Penisula show solidarity with our water protectors in Québec. We represented Council of Canadians - Fredericton chapter, Red Head Anthony's Cove Preservation Society, Council of Canadians - Saint John chapter, and EcoVie from Kedgwick, NB.
(Canadian Energy Pipeline Association's Chris Bloomer and Sonya Savage take questions from the NEB Modernization Expert Panel in Saint John, New Brunswick on March 21, 2017)