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Environmental Trust Fund applications being accepted, Press Release December 20, 2004
"The ETF provides assistance to community groups, organizations, municipalities and business improvement areas for action-oriented projects with tangible, measurable results. Eligible projects fall under the following categories: conservation, protection, education, beautification, restoration and sustainable development."

Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency Funds State-of-the-Art Tire Recycling Equipment, Press Release December 15, 2004

Revised / Service New Brunswick improves GPS positioning capability in province, Press Release December 13, 2004

New website launched to inform public about Eel River Dam EIA, Press Release December 8, 2004

Infrastructure Canada: Environment Is Main Focus - Canada and New Brunswick Invest in Rural Infrastructure, Press Release December 3, 3004

Improvements to Environmental Impact Assessment process to be implemented, Press Release November 18, 2004

SNB to host open house for Geomatics Day / Wednesday, Nov. 17, Press Release November 16, 2004

New Brunswickers recycle computers, gain work experience with Res-Cycl, Press Release November 8, 2004

Minister encouraged about discussions on environmental management, Press Release November 3, 2004
"Environment and Local Government Minister Brenda Fowlie said she is encouraged about discussions on a new approach to environment management for the 21st century that took place Nov. 2 at the Annual Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment meeting (CCME) in Ottawa."

Notice to private water supply owners, Press Release November 1, 2004

Training project for French-speaking municipal water operators, Press Release October 21, 2004

Fowlie acknowledges National Waste Reduction Week, Press Release October 18, 2004

Environmental Trust Fund contributes to training program, Press Release September 27, 2004

Op-Ed / Energy efficiency, Press release September 21, 2004

Community celebration marks opening of New Brunswick's first certified source of "green" power, Press Release September 17, 2004
"The operation of New Brunswick's first certified "green" source of energy was celebrated at a community event at the new hydro dam at St. George Power."

White Paper on Energy Efficiency System released, Press Release September 8, 2004

Internet Access To New Brunswick Southeastern Coastal Zone Research Now Available, Press Release September 7, 2004
"People interested in erosion and other changes to the southeastern coast of New Brunswick now have a new way to access information and give input regarding a research project happening there."

Environmental Leadership Award finalists announced, Press Release August 25, 2004

Energy efficiency program reaches next step, Press Release August 20, 2004

Changes to Energy Efficiency Act outlaws low-efficiency appliances in province, Press Release August 12, 2004

Amendments to Clean Water Act receive Royal Assent, Press Release July 7, 2004

2004-2005 Environmental Trust Fund awards, Press Release July 2, 2004
"The Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) is investing more than $5.1 million in 185 eco-friendly projects throughout New Brunswick for 2004-2005, Environment and Local Government Minister Brenda Fowlie announced today."

Energy efficiency, renewable energy main focus in Energy budget estimates, Press Release June 18, 2004

NB Power and Eastern Wind Power Inc. begin wind energy project, Press Release June 18, 2004

The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, Announces the Referral to a Review Panel of the Bennett Environmental Inc. High-Temperature Thermal Oxidizer Project in Belledune, New Brunswick, Press Release June 14, 2004

Atlantic Energy Ministers report significant progress, Press Release June 7, 2004
"Atlantic Energy Ministers moved forward with an agenda of regional cooperation on energy issues during a meeting in Prince Edward Island today."

Take up the Commuter Challenge during Environment Week (04/05/28), Press Release May 28, 2004

DFO to Consolidate Southwest New Brunswick Offices in St. George, Press Release May 20, 2004

Campbellton to improve water system through Infrastructure Program, Press Release May 18, 2004

Six communities adopt Wellfield Protection Program, Press Release May 12, 2004

Emergency training exercise May 15 in Musquash, Press Release May 11, 2004

Province moving forward on renewable energy, Press Release May 7, 2004

Minister's message / Compost awareness week, April 30, 2004

Government of Canada and Enbridge Gas New Brunswick Fund Energy-Efficiency Rebate, Press Release April 30, 2004

Environment and Local Government / Ordinary budget and capital budget estimates, Press Release April 21, 2004

Nominations sought for Environmental Leadership Awards, Press Release April 20, 2004

Improvements made to the Environment Impact Assessment process, Press Release April 15, 2004

Alward disappointed with federal announcement on sharing of non traditional crab quota, Press Release April 2, 2004

Changes introduced to Clean Water Act, Press Release March 31, 2004

Minister announces changes to Fish and Wildlife Act, Press Release March 31, 2004

Minister's message for World Water Day, Press Release March 19, 2004

Forest pest update, Press Release March 10, 2004
"Gypsy moth egg mass counts were 93 per cent lower than last year in heavily infested areas around Maquapit Lake, Grand Lake and Washademoak Lake, the Department of Natural Resources announced today"

Atlantic Energy Ministers pleased with support from Ottawa, Press Release March 10, 2004

Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment to the Greater Saint John Community Foundation Saint John, March 4, 2004

EIA final guidelines released for Eel River Dam removal, Press Release March 3, 2004

Fitch eager to obtain clarity on climate change from Ottawa, Press Release March 3, 2004
"Energy Minister Bruce Fitch is looking forward to meeting key federal ministers in Ottawa next week to discuss a number of energy-related issues, including the need for clarification on climate change."

Launch of Westmorland-Albert Electronic Recycling Program, Press Release February 27, 2004

Wildlife Officer of the Year for 2003, Press Release February 25, 2004

Energy department to survey home heating methods in New Brunswick, Press Release February 19, 2004
"all the information we collect helps our department, and government, make decisions on what we can do to help curb climate change in the years ahead."

Bennett Environmental Inc. / Draft air quality operating approval available for review, Press Release February 18, 2004

Energy planning, regulatory improvements highlight meeting of Atlantic Energy Ministers, Press Release February 17, 2004
"Meeting future energy needs in a manner that is both economically and environmentally sustainable is a priority for Prince Edward Island, as it is for our Atlantic counterparts," Ballem said

Top air quality ratings continue for New Brunswick, Press Release February 4, 2004
"The rating is based on data contained in the Province's sixth air quality report, Air Quality Monitoring Results in New Brunswick for the year 2002, that was released today."

World Wetlands Day, Monday, Feb. 2, Press Release January 28, 2004
"Mary's Point, Shepody Bay and Tabusintac Lagoon and River Estuary are the three wetlands of international importance designated as Ramsar sites in New Brunswick."

Funding for innovative research project to produce fuel from potato waste, Press Release January 23, 2004

Fitch encourages homebuilders to advocate alternate heat sources, Press Release January 23, 2004

Open house on water classification of the St. Croix River watershed, Press Release January 20, 2004

Environmental Trust Fund applications being accepted, Press Release January 16, 2004

Derelict Vehicle Program successful in 2003, Press Release January 6, 2004

NB Power issues request for proposals for wind generation, Press Release December 11, 2003

Acts amended to accommodate Natives Treaty Rights, Press Release December 10, 2003
"Natural Resources Minister Keith Ashfield is proposing amendments to the Crown Lands and Forests Act and the Fish and Wildlife Act in order to accommodate the rights of New Brunswick natives.

The proposed amendments will authorize the minister to work with First Nations communities, through the establishment of permit systems or agreements, to allow access to resources in a sustainably managed way."

Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste Corp. receives funding for environmental project, Press Release November 18, 2003
"A project being undertaken by the Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste Corporation to recycle and reuse electronic waste, such as old computers, will receive $62,000 from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF), Environment and Local Government Minister Brenda Fowlie announced today."

Province releases first Report on Environmental Progress, Press Release November 12, 2003
"New Brunswick's first Report on Environmental Progress, Air, Land and Water - Reporting to New Brunswickers on Environmental Progress, was released today by Environment and Local Government Minister Brenda Fowlie."

Six new members appointed to N.B. Wildlife Council, Press Release November 6, 2003

New awareness initiative launched during National Waste Reduction Week, Press Release October 22, 2003

Second annual Environmental Leadership Awards presented, Press Release October 3, 2003

Three new designations under Wellfield Protection Program, Press Release September 29, 2003
"As part of the New Brunswick Wellfield Protection Program, the wellfields in the communities of Charlo, Grand Falls and Saint-Leonard will receive their designation under the Wellfield Protected Area Designation Order - Clean Water Act, Environment and Local Government Minister Brenda Fowlie announced today. The designations take effect on Oct. 1, 2003."

Trees planted to honour environmental leaders, Press Release September 22, 2003

Water quantity information now available online, Press Release September 11, 2003

Environmental Leadership Awards finalists announced, Press Release September 8, 2003

Nominations invited for 2003 Gulf of Maine Awards, Press Release September 3, 2003
Nominations are now being accepted by the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment for the 2003 Visionary and Longard Volunteer Awards. Nominations must be received by the end of the business day on Friday, Oct. 10, 2003.

Air quality monitoring results released, Press Release September 2, 2003

Residents encouraged to celebrate environment week, Press Release May 30, 2003

Reminder to owners of domestic water wells to test and maintain systems, Press Release May 9, 2003

Institute to address greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture operations, Press Release May 2, 2003
"A new not-for-profit company called the National Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (NAGMI) has been created by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, in partnership with the Atlantic Dairy and Forage Institute (ADFI), Canus Agra Ventures Inc. BioAtlantech, Elanco Canada and BIOCAP Canada Foundation."

Financial assistance available for livestock manure storage facilities, Press Release April 24, 2003

2003-2004 Environmental Trust Fund awards, Press Release April 22, 2003

Nominations accepted for second annual Environmental Leadership Awards
Nominations will be accepted until June 2, 2003

Details of Agricultural Environment Management Initiative available, Press Release April 9, 2003

Licensee Forest Management Agreements extended, Press Release April 4, 2003

New approvals program for municipal water system, Press Release April 1, 2003

Hazardous Materials Response Program set for Fredericton region, Press Release April 1, 2003

DNRE budget to target sustainable management, Press release March 26, 2003

Minister comments on Atlantic Fisheries Policy Review, Press Release February 18, 2003

Compliance and enforcement efforts increased, Press Release January 16, 2003

Consultation process on climate change in New Brunswick, Press Release January 16, 2003

Minister's message / International Year of Freshwater, Press Release January 14, 2003

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