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Federal and provincial governments invest in Edmundston microbrewery

Federal and provincial governments invest in Edmundston microbrewery

A recently-opened microbrewery in Edmundston, Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault Inc., is working to position itself in the competitive craft beer market, thanks to support from the federal and provincial governments. From left : André Léger, president and general manager, Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault Inc. ; André Morneault, treasurer, Les ...

Private-public research and development projects announced

Private-public research and development projects announced

The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation today announced its first ten private-public research and development collaborations through its new Innovation Voucher Fund, totaling $600,000. From left: Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Brian MacDonald; Energy and Mines Minster Craig Leonard; Premier David Alward; Hurdon Hooper of Ruberco Inc. and Cavin Milbury, president of the New ...

Provincial government invests in entrepreneurship programs in Madawaska region

Provincial government invests in entrepreneurship programs in Madawaska region

The provincial government is investing $60,000 in three entrepreneurship programs in the Madawaska region. From left: Micheline Lavoie, executive director of the Community Business Development Corporation of Madawaska; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Solange Lorquet, chair of the board of the Community Business Development Corporation of Madawaska; and Tania Gagnon, ...

Provincial government invests in ferry service

Provincial government invests in ferry service

The provincial government is investing $2 million to ensure the continued operation of the Saint John-Digby ferry service for another two years. From left: Premier David Alward, federal Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt and Nova Scotia MLA for Clare-Digby Gordon Wilson.

New peat moss facility to be built in Grand Tracadie-Sheila

New peat moss facility to be built in Grand Tracadie-Sheila

The provincial government is investing $500,000 to assist Jiffy Products Ltd., in the construction of a new mix plant near Losier Settlement, creating 16 new jobs. Construction of a $2.2 million, 12,800 square foot mix plant is set to begin in the fall of 2014. From left: Tracadie-Sheila MLA ...

Work on CN's Newcastle Subdivision underway

Work on CN's Newcastle Subdivision underway

The installation of a new railroad tie on CN's Newcastle Subdivision by dignitaries marked the start of work on the rail line. From left: Human Resources Minister Robert Trevors; Sean Finn, CN's executive vice-president of corporate services and chief legal officer; Premier David Alward; Miramichi MP Tilly O’Neill Gordon; Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe ...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony signals start of production at FFG Canada

Ribbon-cutting ceremony signals start of production at FFG Canada

A ribbon-cutting ceremony signaled the start of the assembly production line at FFG Canada. The provincial government invested $1.5 million through Invest NB and the Northern New Brunswick Economic Development and Innovation Fund in FFG Canada, creating 26 jobs at the facility. From left: Ulf Beherns, FFG Canada general manager; ...

Provincial and federal governments invest in Venn Innovation Inc.

Provincial and federal governments invest in Venn Innovation Inc.

The provincial and federal governments invested in Venn Innovation Inc. to help the company undertake two projects that will benefit knowledge-based companies and entrepreneurs looking to further their innovations. In photo, seated from left: Paul Gunn, chair, and Doug Robertson, president and CEO of Venn Innovation Inc. Standing, from left: ...

Export Award winners announced

Export Award winners announced

A total of six provincial awards recognizing export and trade achievements were handed out at the 2014 New Brunswick Export Awards event in Saint John on Monday. The winners of the awards from left are Kim Carruthers, president, Maritime Hydraulic Repair Centre, Global Diversification Award; Matthew Cormier, president, Arcticold Refrigeration ...

Provincial and federal governments invest in new Fredericton biotech company

Provincial and federal governments invest in new Fredericton biotech company

Mycodev Group Inc. will establish a facility in Fredericton and develop its unique product designed for veterinary and medical uses, thanks to investments by both the provincial and federal governments. From left: Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield; Dave Brown, founder and chief technology officer of Mycodev Group; Brennan Sisk, chief executive ...

Provincial and federal governments renew support for Science East's Illuminate! Program

Provincial and federal governments renew support for Science East's Illuminate! Program

Science East will extend its outreach program Illuminate!, designed to make youth aware of the opportunities that exist in science-based careers, thanks to investments by the federal and provincial governments. Front row, from left: Premier David Alward; and Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak MLA Pam Lynch. Standing, from left: Kayoe Stewart, Science East ...

Improvements made to St. John's Hall

Improvements made to St. John's Hall

An $1,800 investment by the provincial government resulted in improved accessibility to St. John's Hall in Fredericton including the installation of electronic door openers. From left: Justice Minister Troy Lifford; Sandy Meikle; and Rev. William MacMullin.

Investment in high-speed network supports technology sector growth and research

Investment in high-speed network supports technology sector growth and research

The provincial government, CANARIE, and F6 Networks are investing in a new high-speed, dark-fibre network that will connect northern New Brunswick to the provincial and national research and education networks. From left: Kathryn Anthonisen, vice-president external relations, CANARIE; Natural Resources Minister Paul Robichaud, who is also minister responsible for the ...

Province invests $300,000 in community infrastructure project

Province invests $300,000 in community infrastructure project

The provincial government is investing $300,000 in a community infrastructure project to create a social enterprise hub in Saint John. The project consists of the construction of a three-storey building that will house office and training space for non-profits, social enterprises and micro-entrepreneurs. Left to right: Saint John ...

Premier holds trade, economic discussions with European Union ambassadors

Premier holds trade, economic discussions with European Union ambassadors

Premier David Alward became the first provincial premier to be officially received by the group of European Union ambassadors when he held discussions with them in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 18. Alward met them as well as Marie-Anne Coninsx, ambassador of the European Union, to explore ways to increase ...

Groundbreaking ceremony for Saint John YMCA

Groundbreaking ceremony for Saint John YMCA

A groundbreaking ceremony officially marked the start of construction of the new Saint John YMCA facility. From left: Saint John Mayor Mel Norton; Dean Mullin, board chair for the Greater Saint John YMCA; Dale Knox, chair of the capital campaign; Shilo Boucher, president and chief executive officer of the Greater ...

Province contributes $500,000 toward library expansion in Tracadie-Sheila

Province contributes $500,000 toward library expansion in Tracadie-Sheila

The provincial government is investing $500,000 towards the expansion of the public library in Tracadie-Sheila. In photo, Premier David Alward reads to children at the Tracadie-Sheila public library. In back, from left, Nepisiguit MLA Ryan Riordon; Tracadie-Sheila MLA Claude Landry; Tracadie-Sheila Mayor Aldéoda Losier and Natural Resources Minister Paul ...

Fredericton software development company creating up to 95 jobs

Fredericton software development company creating up to 95 jobs

Blue Spurs, a Fredericton-based service software development company, is expanding its operations, creating 95 information and communications technology jobs. From left: Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Brian Macdonald; Mike LeBlanc, chief executive officer and founder of Blue Spurs; Premier David Alward; Economic Development Minister Bruce Fitch; Energy and Mines Minister Craig Leonard; and ...

Smart regulations will reduce red tape

Smart regulations will reduce red tape

A smart regulations system will reduce red tape and minimize the time and money New Brunswickers spend accessing government services, Economic Development Minister Bruce Fitch announced today. Fitch made the announcement as he unveiled the government’s plan to implement smart regulations across government. The goal is to reduce red tape ...

Commitment to preserve rail freight service in Northern New Brunswick

Commitment to preserve rail freight service in Northern New Brunswick

Commitment to preserve rail freight service in Northern New Brunswick The provincial government and CN have reached an agreement to preserve rail freight service on the line in northern New Brunswick. Under the agreement, the provincial government will invest up to $25 million in rail infrastructure improvements to the Newcastle ...

Wood products company receives provincial and federal funding

Wood products company receives provincial and federal funding

Marwood Ltd., a wood-products company, is expanding its operations and creating 20 new full-time jobs thanks to financial support from the provincial and federal governments. The provincial government is providing a $1.2 million repayable loan. The federal government, through ACOA's Business Development Program, is providing a repayable investment of $500,000. ...

Provincial, federal governments investing in metalworking sector

Provincial, federal governments investing in metalworking sector

The New Brunswick and federal governments are investing in an initiative to help the metalworking sector in New Brunswick improve its competitiveness and supplier readiness. The provincial government is investing $50,000 while the federal government is contributing $204,690. From left: Economic Development Minister Bruce Fitch; Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen; Rob ...

Provincial government investing in renovations to Aberdeen Cultural Centre

Provincial government investing in renovations to Aberdeen Cultural Centre

The New Brunswick government and the City of Moncton announced financial support today for Phase 2 renovations to the Aberdeen Cultural Centre. From left: Government Services Minister Sue Stultz; Premier David Alward; Rene Legere, executive director of the Aberdeen Cultural Centre; and Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen.

Provincial and federal investment in Saint John community centre

Provincial and federal investment in Saint John community centre

The provincial and federal governments announced financial support for the construction of a new family community facility for the YMCA-YWCA of Greater Saint John. The project includes the construction of a 6,300-square-metre (70,000-square-foot) community building, which will include recreational spaces, multi-purpose space, meeting and instructional rooms. From left: Tourism, Heritage ...

Eight New Brunswick companies received Innov8 awards

Eight New Brunswick companies received Innov8 awards

Eight New Brunswick companies received awards for their innovation in one of the province's six strategic sectors at a ceremony on Nov. 19. Front row, from left: Trevor MacAusland of Propel ICT; David Alston of Introhive; Peter Dean, Brennan Sisk and David Brown of Mycodev Group. Back row, from ...