Small but Mighty: New Brunswick francophone municipalities fight climate change

Stéphane Dallaire remembers clearly the Saturday night in September 2019 when Hurricane Dorian hit Cap-Pelé. The CAO and clerk of the small francophone village 46 kilometres northeast of Moncton worked all night with several staff members.  “We were hit hard,” he says. They spent the night evacuating a campground, removing trees from roads, and dealing with general flooding. All hands on deck. “We had to get everyone who could get to work to…

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Creating Smart Energy Communities in Atlantic Canada

BY GUEST AUTHORS NB POWER AND NOVA SCOTIA POWER There are more opportunities than ever for communities to plan for and manage their energy, reduce emissions and keep energy dollars local, and in the process, enhance local economic development and resilience to extreme weather events. QUEST Canada refers to these communities as Smart Energy Communities. Read on to learn how two utilities and QUEST Canada Supporters are helping to build Smart Energy Communities…

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People of the Dam

By Zack Metcalfe In 1923, the Maine Public Service (a bygone electrical utility) was keen to build a hydroelectric dam on the Aroostook River flowing east across the Maine-New Brunswick border, only they wanted to build it on the New Brunswick side. So, they struck a deal with the province – the dam would indeed be built in Canada, but before any of its electricity could be shipped back to customers in the…

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