News Archive - New Brunswick
2001 and 2002
Environmental Trust Fund applications available, Press Release December 18, 2002
Amendments proposed for Clean Water Act and Clean Environment Act, Press Release December 5, 2002
New act introduced to implement Protected Areas Strategy, Press Release December 4, 2002
Opportunities for Cooperating agreement signed, Press Release November 21, 2002
"The strengthening of ongoing co-operation is the basis for an Opportunities for Cooperating agreement signed by the Department of the Environment and Local Government and the New Brunswick Environment Industry Association."
Ministers discuss climate change plan at Halifax meeting, Press Release October 29, 2002
New Brunswick seeks clarity on federal climate change plan, October 25, 2002
National Waste Reduction Week, Press Release October 18, 2002
First recipients of Environmental Leadership Awards honoured, Press Release October 7, 2002
Deadline extended on tender for Petitcodiac Causeway EIA, Press Release August 30, 2002
Agro-environmental club set up, Press Release July 30, 2002
Program available to help remove derelict vehicles, Press Release July 2, 2002
Another community adopts Wellfield Protection Program, Press Release June 26, 2002
2002-2003 Environmental Trust Fund awards, Press Release June 17, 2002
Speaking Notes for the Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, at the 15th Annual Atlantic Aquaculture Exposition, Conference and Fair, June 12, 2002
Used oil regulation to be implemented, Press Release June 5, 2002
Financial assistance available for manure storage facilities, Press Release May 23, 2002
Meeting of Atlantic energy ministers, Press Release May 22, 2002
Op-ed article / Climate change to be discussed in Charlottetown, Press Release May 17, 2002
Air quality monitoring report shows good compliance for 2000, Press Release May 15, 2002
Milk cartons to promote message for testing private wells, Press Release May 6, 2002
Compost Awareness Week, Minister's message April 30, 2002
Government of Canada Funds New Brunswick Agricultural Council for Projects Focused on Improved Environmental Stewardship in the Agriculture Sector, Press Release April 26, 2002
Second year of the Agricultural Environment Management Initiative, Press Release April 24, 2002
New environmental leadership awards launched for Earth Day, Press Release April 18, 2002
Budget estimates / Environment and Local Government, Press Release April 17, 2002
Oil tank safety tips, Press Release March 28, 2002
Full implementation of Clean Air Act to take effect March 31, Press Release March 27, 2002
Minister's message / World Water Day, Press Release March 21, 2002
Handling fees increased for refillable and recyclable drink containers, Press Release March 13, 2002
Information sessions on proposed policy to protect coastal areas, Press Release March 4, 2002
New regulation to classify New Brunswick watercourses, Press Release February 28, 2002
Agro-environmental club established, Press Release February 26, 2002
Climate change discussed at national meeting, Press Release February 26, 2002
New policy proposed to protect coastal areas in New Brunswick, Press Release February 13, 2002
Public comments sought / Proposed solid radioactive waste management facility, Press Release February 11, 2002
2002 World Wetlands Day: an important day for New Brunswick, Press Release January 30, 2002
Centre of excellence in water and waste water operations to be established, Press Release January 28, 2002
Winter water conservation advisory, Press Release January 28, 2002
New endangered species recovery teams, Press Release January 9, 2002
Deadline application for Environmental Trust Fund awards, Press Release December 19, 2001
Introduction of 2002-2003 Capital budget / Environment and Local Government, Press Release December 12, 2001
Department announces full implementation of the Clean Air Act, Press Release December 12, 2001
Department wins international award for regulation on drinking water, Press Release December 6, 2001
New Wetlands Conservation Policy to come for New Brunswick, Press Release December 5, 2001
Province releases waste reduction and diversion action plan, Press Release December 4, 2001
Activity report on Agricultural Environment Management Initiative, Press Release December 4, 2001
Proposed amendments to Municipalities Act, Press Release November 23, 2001
"Proposed legislative changes have been presented to the Legislative Assembly that will provide municipalities with the specific authority to implement user fees for garbage services. A bill was introduced today to amend the Municipalities Act."
Assessment and Planning Appeal Board established, Press Release November 15, 2001
New Brunswick and Quebec sign environmental co-operation agreement, Press Release November 13, 2001
New phase of Watershed Protection Program, Press Release October 31, 2001
Department Wins International Award, Press Release October 29, 2001
The Department of the Environment and Local Government has been named a winner of an Outstanding Ground Water Protection Award for excellence in protecting ground water from contamination.
CCEA rewards New Brunswick for its protected areas, Press Release October 26, 2001
Province needs federal partnership to reach climate change targets, Press Release September 25, 2001
Program to help remove junked cars, Press Release August 16, 2001
Special collection of household waste for unincorporated areas, Press Release August 2, 2001
Domestic Water Supply Monitoring Program 2001 to be extended, Press Release July 31, 2001
New health advisory level for uranium in drinking water, Press Release July 30, 2001
New Brunswickers to get easy access to climate change information, Press Release July 26, 2001
Environmental Trust Fund awards, Press Release June 20, 2001
New Agricultural Environment Management Initiative, Press Release June 19, 2001
Infrastructure Program provides more than $34.3 million in 20 communities, Press Release June 18, 2001
"Work to be undertaken includes upgrading water and wastewater facilities, construction of a multi-purpose community facility, and the reconstruction of an arena that was destroyed by fire. A complete list of projects approved under Batch 1 and 2 of the Infrastructure Canada-New Brunswick partnership is attached."
Financial assistance available for manure storage facilities, Press Release June 13, 2001
Three new designations under Wellfield Protection Program, Press Release May 24, 2001
"As part of the New Brunswick Wellfield Protection Program, three communities will receive designation under the Wellfield Protected Area Designation Order - Clean Water Act, Environment and Local Government Minister Kim Jardine announced today. The municipalities of Plaster Rock, Shippagan and Tide Head will benefit from the designation to ensure greater protection of municipal groundwater sources. They join Doaktown, which was the first municipality to receive the designation last fall."
Domestic water supply monitoring project, Press Release May 17, 2001
"A joint pilot project aimed at achieving safer private wells was announced today by Environment and Local Government Minister Kim Jardine, Training and Employment Development Minister Norman McFarlane and Health and Wellness Minister Dennis Furlong."
Conclusion of climate change workshop, Press Release March 30, 2001
"The Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premier's (NEG-ECP) Workshop on Climate Change concluded in Fredericton today. Co-hosted by the Province of New Brunswick and the Premier's Round Table on Environment and Economy, the event provided an opportunity for delegates to share ideas and examine the causes and effects of climate change on the region."
Province commits to reducing sulphur dioxide emissions, Press Release March 28, 2001
"The Province has set new targets to reduce Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) emissions in New Brunswick, Environment and Local Government Minister Kim Jardine announced today.
The department has been given approval to enter into an agreement with Canada, the Provinces and Territories to lower the provincial SO2 emissions cap of 175 kilotonnes (KT) set under the 1985 Eastern Canada Acid Rain Program, by 30 per cent to 122.5 KT by 2005 and by 50 per cent to 87.5 KT by 2010."
Oil tank safety tips, Press Release March 23, 2001
"With the arrival of spring many people turn their attention to cleaning up their homes, both inside and outside. Environment and Local Government Minister Kim Jardine hopes people also consider their oil tanks in the process."
Capital budget / Environment and Local Government, Press Release December 8, 2000
"A $1-million capital budget for 2001-2002 was announced today by Environment and Local Government Minister Kim Jardine."
Regulations adopted on municipal groundwater protection, Press Release September 19, 2000
"Regulations to ensure greater protection of municipal groundwater sources have been adopted, Environment and Local Government Minister Kim Jardine announced today. Finance Minister Norman Betts and Doaktown Mayor James Porter also took part in the announcement."