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Official opening of Max Aitken Academy

The official opening of the new Max Aitken Academy was held today in Miramichi. Front, from left: Kamryn Manderson and Jacob Tenass, students. Back, from left: Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Celia Hale, student; school principal Mark Donovan; Jenna Taylor, student; school mascot Max the Moose; Kierstan Hamilton, student; Sophie Taylor, student; Seniors and ...

New bridge to be built over Tetagouche River

A new bridge will be built to replace the structure known as Tetagouche River No. 2. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Bathurst Mayor Paolo Fongemie; Restigouche-Chaleur MLA Daniel Guitard; and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry.

Funding for Route 170 in St. Stephen

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, as part of its Municipal Designated Highway Program, will fund curb and gutter repairs along 650 metres of Route 170 in St. Stephen. From left: St. Stephen Mayor Allan MacEachern; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser.

Work planned for Route 108

Improvements to Route 108 are planned this year as part of the provincial government’s capital budget. From left: Victoria-La Vallée MLA Chuck Chiasson and Carleton Victoria MLA Andrew Harvey.

Repairs planned for Lamèque-Shippagan bridge

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will make repairs to the Lamèque-Shippagan bridge this year. From left: Shippagan-Lamèque-Miscou MLA Wilfred Roussel; Lamèque Mayor Jules Haché; Shippagan Mayor Anita Savoie Robichaud; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser.

Name of new Miramichi elementary school announced

An $18 million school being built in Miramichi will be named King Street Elementary School. Front row, from left: Madison Long and Erica Doyle, students at Ian Baillie Elementary School; Aidan Donald, student at St. Andrews Elementary School. Back row, from left: Charlene Robinson, principal of St. Andrews Elementary School; Paula Hache, principal of Ian Baillie Elementary School; Beth Stymiest, ...

Federal and provincial governments help grow the economy by committing $272-million to make Route 11 safer, more efficient

The federal and provincial governments will invest $272 million to improve safety, travel and trade on Route 11. From left: Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan; Kent South MLA Benoît Bourque; Dominic LeBlanc, federal minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard; Premier Brian Gallant; Kent North MLA Bertrand LeBlanc; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser.

Centennial Building renovation and new courthouse plans revealed

The Centennial Building in Fredericton will undergo a major restoration and a new courthouse will be built on the same parcel of land to maximize the use of provincial government building space. From left: Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey; Deputy Premier Stephen Horsman; Premier Brian Gallant; and Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien.

Final phase of the Petitcodiac River restoration to proceed

A new permanent bridge over the Petitcodiac River, connecting the Town of Riverview with the City of Moncton, will mean a safer, more reliable crossing for commuters and tourists and a restored tidal flow that will enhance eco-tourism and economic growth for the region.

Fundy Trail connection to open in 2019

The provincial and federal governments are investing more than $45 million in the Fundy Trail Connector infrastructure project, improving connections to the Fundy Trail Parkway. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart; Premier Brian Gallant; and Ralph Carr, vice-president of the Fundy Trail Development Authority.

Tour of construction site of Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre

Premier Brian Gallant, left, and Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman toured the construction site of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre today.

New Brunswick Trunked Mobile Radio system goes online

The provincial government has launched a new mobile radio communication system that will improve communications among first responders and other users. From left: Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; and Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman.

New Deer Island ferry christened

The Abnaki II, a new 24-car ferry for Deer Island, has been christened during a ceremony in the community. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Joyce Stuart, chair of the West Isles local service district; and Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet.

Funding announced to support trucking industry

The provincial government is providing up to $200,000 to the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association to help identify ways to address labour shortages in the trucking industry. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; Jean-Marc Picard, executive director of the association; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; and Kent North MLA Bertrand LeBlanc.

Provincial, federal governments supporting improvements to Elmwood Drive in Moncton

The federal and provincial governments have announced a funding agreement for a $12.5 million project to widen the road, add a sidewalk and improve services along Elmwood Drive near Moncton High School. From left: councillors Greg Turner and Blair Lawrence; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor; and Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc.

New bridge open on Route 134

The new Kouchibouguacis River Bridge on Route 134 in Kent County is now open to all traffic. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Saint-Louis-de-Kent Mayor Danielle Dugas; and Kent North MLA Bertrand LeBlanc.

Infrastructure investment in Perth-Andover

Road upgrades will be made in Perth-Andover thanks to a joint $335,000 infrastructure investment by the provincial government and the municipality. From left: Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew Harvey; Perth-Andover Mayor Marianne Bell; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser.

Infrastructure upgrades in Bath, Centreville and Florenceville-Bristol

Road upgrades totalling $1.3 million are being made in Bath, Centreville and Florenceville-Bristol thanks to joint investments by the provincial government and the municipalities. From left: Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew Harvey; Bath Mayor Troy Stone; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Florenceville-Bristol Mayor Karl Curtis; Centreville Mayor Michael Stewart; and Tobique-Mactaquac MP T. J. Harvey.

$136 million invested in Port Saint John

The provincial and federal governments have jointly invested more than $136 million to modernize Port Saint John’s west side terminals. From left: Jim Quinn, CEO of Port Saint John; Peter Gaulton, chair of Port Saint John; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty; Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet; Premier Brian Gallant; federal Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard Minister ...

New Miramichi school named in honour of prominent businessman

A new $22-million school being built in Miramichi has been named the Max Aitken Academy. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Micheal Mortlock, chair of the district education council, Anglophone North School District; Mike Coster, district education council member; and Tony Walsh, councillor, City of Miramichi, with children from the ...

Artifacts recovered along Route 8

Anne Hamilton of the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture’s archeological services unit describes the work being conducted along Route 8 in Marysville. Archeologists estimate that artifacts recovered at the site may be 12,000 years old.

Safe driving in construction zones

With summer road construction underway, motorists are reminded to exercise caution while driving on New Brunswick roads. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Tom McGinn, executive director of the New Brunswick Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association; and Charlie Wilson, president of the association.

Sod-turning marks official start of construction of new elementary school in Miramichi

A sod-turning ceremony was held today to mark the official start of construction of a new kindergarten to Grade 5 anglophone school in Miramichi. The new school is expected to be completed in September 2017. Located on King Street, the facility will accommodate up to 400 students. It will replace Ian Baillie Primary School, built in 1959, and St. Andrews ...

Upgrades in Restigouche County

The provincial government announced investments under the Municipal Designated Highway Program. Atholville, Kedgwick, Tide Head and Balmoral will receive paving upgrades, and in Saint-Quentin a culvert will be replaced and a storm sewer system will be installed. From left: Atholville Mayor Michel Soucy; Kedgwick mayor-elect Janice Savoie; Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage; Transportation and Infrastructure Minster Roger Melanson; Balmoral Mayor ...

Upgrade for Route 134 in Bathurst and Beresford

A highway upgrade will soon begin on Route 134 in Bathurst under the Municipal Designated Highway Program. In addition, new storm sewers, curbs, and gutters will also be installed, and paving will be done on a 0.5-km stretch of Route 134, from Du Parc Street East to Comeau Street in Beresford. From left: Restigouche-Chaleur MLA Daniel Guitard; Transportation and Infrastructure ...