Feds reluctantly OK Ontario, NB carbon prices for big emitters
Wilkinson calls their plans significantly weaker than the federal backstop, and will result in fewer emissions reductions.
New Brunswick beekeepers say 2020 will be a sweet year for honey production
Despite the impacts of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 will be a good year for honey production
NB alliance formed to promote development of small nuclear reactors
Part of the province’s effort to meet 2050 carbon emission reduction targets.
Glencore to close Brunswick lead smelter, 420 jobs lost
Losing money since the 2013 closure of the nearby Brunswick Mine, which produced zinc and lead.
Small business to get help on energy efficiency upgrades from carbon tax money
$1.4 billion over the next four years to help them cut their carbon-tax bills, but the CFIB says that’s not enough.
Carbon tax starts coming to four provinces fighting federal plan
$20 a tonne this year, set to increase by $10 annually until it reaches $50 a tonne in April 2022.
New Brunswick premier hopes to convince Quebec of Energy East benefits
Energy East could help Alberta oil prices, says Blaine Higgs.
New Brunswick launching own carbon tax challenge, making new emissions plan
Premier says New Brunswickers will be paying the country’s highest tax on gasoline by 2022.
New Brunswick legislators set to vote on partial lifting of fracking moratorium
The decision of the former Tory government of premier David Alward to embrace the shale gas industry was polarizing.
Resource firm planning new N.B. wells if Tories lift fracking moratorium [UPDATED]
Corridor Resources wants to expand but the previous Liberal government imposed a moratorium in 2014 that prohibits hydraulic fracturing.
Blast site at Irving Oil refinery remains ‘hot zone’ that is off limits
At the time of the explosion last week, there were as many as 3,000 workers at the refinery in Saint John, NB.
Gallant to seek formal alliance with Greens in bid to stay in power
New Brunswick Liberals won 21 seats, one fewer than Blaine Higgs’ Progressive Conservatives, but Brian Gallant remains premier.
New Brunswick Tories win most seats, but Liberals will try to stay in power
Province has had virtually no experience with minority governments.
Provinces not on board with Liberals’ climate plan to lose funding: McKenna
Provinces have until the weekend to submit their plans for federal scrutiny; failing grades will lead to Ottawa’s imposition of a carbon price.
LeBlanc not expecting resistance from premiers on internal trade barriers
Intergovernmental Affairs minister to help organize a first ministers’ meeting on internal trade, expected to be held in late October.
Many employers not ready for legal weed, World Cannabis Congress told
Issues around testing and workplace drug policies discussed at pot summit in New Brunswick.
NB retiree’s border beer battle could change Confederation
Watch for a Supreme Court of Canada’s key ruling on buying booze and interprovincial trade.
New Brunswick town explores geothermal energy at old mine site
Engineers could begin tapping into the green energy source by 2020.
New Brunswick offered Dr. Oetker support to avoid plant closure
An estimated 70% of the production will move to its facility in London, Ont., 30% to Lodi, NJ.
Premier says New Brunswick to have carbon pricing that respects economy
Despite commitment to move forward on carbon pricing, the government still hasn’t chosen a model to use.
NB researcher to study 3D printing powered by thought
Working to understand the behaviour of 3D materials to harness their special properties for improved manufacturing.
Gallant to make final push in Washington on softwood lumber
New Brunswick premier to make the case for continuing an exclusion from additional tariff.
New Brunswick claims border beer case could ‘redesign’ Canadian federalism
Supreme Court of Canada to hear province’s appeal of the Comeau case.
NB premier optimistic after softwood meeting in Washington
Audience with Ross yielded no assurances as federal governments continue to negotiate.
NB hires former American ambassador David Wilkins as softwood envoy
He helped resolve an earlier dispute over softwood lumber, which won support from the Canadian lumber industry.
NB lowers small business income tax rate to 3%
Latest cut is the third since January, 2015, when the rate was 4.5%.
Lawsuit filed against NB marijuana producer over pesticides
Alleges company sold cannabis products containing toxic chemicals, myclobutanil and bifenazate.
NB university establishes cybersecurity ‘hub’
The institute will offer programs for various skill levels to address the widening cybersecurity knowledge gap.
Moosehead kills plan for Saint John small batch brewery
Brewer says the facility could not be completed within the planned budget.
New Brunswick to phase out coal, put price on carbon
Interim emission reductions are aligned with new federal regulations.
Atlantic provinces need to shed trade, regulatory barriers
Study says removing barriers could create gains across Canada as high as 3.3% of GDP.
NB climate change committee calls for ‘carbon pricing mechanism’
Recommends any revenue should be placed in a dedicated climate change fund.