PLEASE consider sending a letter to your MLA.
Stop Spraying New Brunswick delivered a total of 158 letters to New Brunswick MLAs this week. Each letter is signed by a constituent and addressed to the appropriate MLA.
The constituents included their full address in the letter and their MLA should feel obligated to reply to their two questions:
“Thank you for your attention to this important issue. I look forward to your answer to my two (2) questions.
QUESTION 1: WILL YOU PUBLICLY SPEAK UP FOR A BAN ON ALL HERBICIDE SPRAYING ON OUR PUBLIC FORESTS and NB POWER CORRIDORS?
QUESTION 2: WILL YOU WORK HARD TO CONVINCE YOUR PARTY THAT THIS NEEDS TO BE A PRIORITY?”
PDFs of this letter in English or French:
Stop Spraying NB had a very well attended information booth at the largest hunting and fishing trade show in NB (Moncton Sportsmen Show) from March 24-26’23.
Visitors to our booth told us that Moncton’s Turtle Creek watershed had been sprayed in 2022, even though we were told in 2018 that this was going to stop. This was also to the surprise of Moncton’s Mayor Dawn Arnold, who found out when media followed up on our press release.
We have evidence that spray licenses were issued to spray Turtle Creek in 2022 (map that has been generated using GNB pen data):
The Telegraph Journal interviewed us and reported on this (paywall):
CHMA (in Tantramar) also reported on this news:
SSNB has generated two maps that use open government spray data:
Map that shows 2022 spray licenses:
Here are the two licenses: