Compensate Penobsquis: Rally to mark return of Mining Commissioner Hearings

The government of New Brunswick is hitching their cart to potash and shale gas. But Penobsquis is the canary in the potash mine and the gasfield!

New Brunswickers have been learning about how industry and government have been treating residents of Penobsquis – homes sinking, land sliding, water lost, air threatened, and lives ruined. We’ve been learning that when big industry sets up in New Brunswick, the community sacrifices and does not get compensated. Our provincial government has not been standing up for New Brunswickers.

How can they say things will be different for communities sacrificed for shale gas?

Penobsquis is looking for compensation from the Mining Commissioner. Please show your support for them, and the future of all our communities.

Compensate Penobsquis: Support Rally

September 14


Short press conference 12 noon

Outside the All Season’s Inn, Main St., Sussex

Bring family, friends and neighbours and signs that “support Penobsquis”!

*The Hearing taking place inside the All Seasons Inn September 14, 15, & 16 is open to the public and people are also encouraged to attend any or all three days. Those attending may wish to don a “canary” – canary hats, facemasks or a “canary on your shoulder” — be creative and send a message!

Archive of events that have passed:

Mining Commissioner Hearings resume

The hearing is open to the public. Please show your support for the residents of Penobsquis.

Monday, May 16th, 9:00 am

All Seasons in Sussex

The Concerned Citizens of Penobsquis is still seeking the subsidence monitoring results from the Dept. of Natural Resources in order to properly bring forward their case against PotashCorp. Their request for this information, made through Freedom of Information, was denied.

Fundraiser Dinner

The Concerned Citizens of Penobsquis are having a fundraiser dinner this Saturday, May 7, 2011 at St. John’s United Church  to support their fight against potash mining and gas development. Consider attending in support – the outcome of their legal battle will affect all New Brunswickers with the proposed mining and gas projects.


MAY 7, 2011

4:00 PM UNTIL 7:00 PM





Come and enjoy a variety of beef dishes, side dishes and desert.

All Proceeds to the Concerned Citizens of Penobsquis

The CCP are also selling tickets on a “surf and turf” package

$250 in lobster and $250 in steak  or

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25

Draw on July 25th

Get yours quick!


Mining Commissioner Hearing

Elizabeth Nixon et al. (Complaintants) Vs. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (Respondents)

March 14th to 18th

March 28th to April 1st

Starting daily at 9am, All Seasons Inn in Sussex, NB.

Disagreements between parties would constitute a dispute under the Mining Act. Either party may approach the New Brunswick Mining Commissioner to settle the dispute.

The Mining Commissioner is appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council and has exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine all matters arising out of the application of the Mining Act. The disputing parties have the opportunity to present their case before the Mining Commissioner and the Mining Commissioner’s decision is binding.

2 Responses to Events

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  2. Debbie Hopper says:

    My husband and I travelled from Rexton today, May 16, to protest outside while your hearing with the Mining Commissioner began. We will write to the premier, the Mining Commissioner, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister of the Environment to express our outrage over how our fellow NB citizens are being treated.
    Our hearts go out to you.