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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 ...

Provincial, federal governments invest in LearnSphere Canada Inc.

Provincial, federal governments invest in LearnSphere Canada Inc.

LearnSphere Canada Inc. officially launched LearnSphere Online, an e-learning platform aimed at improving the competitiveness and overall business performance of small- and medium-sized enterprises through a combined provincial and federal investment of $1 million. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Jody Carr; Emad Rizkalla, chief executive officer and ...

Province invests $5 million in new start-up investment fund

Province invests $5 million in new start-up investment fund

The provincial government is investing $5 million in a new start-up investment fund to assist entrepreneurs to develop innovation-based growth companies in New Brunswick. The investment will be used to create and administer the Startup Investment Fund through the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. The fund will be used solely to ...

Runway expansion will allow larger aircraft and increased trade

Runway expansion will allow larger aircraft and increased trade

The Greater Moncton International Airport's 3,000-metre (10,000-foot) runway extension was officially opened. The project extends the airport's main runway from 1,845 metres (6,150 feet) to 3,000 metres (10,0000 feet) to allow the airport to handle larger wide-bodied and heavy aircraft, which will lead to an increase in trade and traffic. ...

New export partnership launched

New export partnership launched

NB Exporter-U, a new partnership between the provincial government, the business community and academia, has been launched officially. From left: Egbert McGraw, a professor at the Université de Moncton; Premier David Alward; and Eddy Campbell, president of the University of New Brunswick.

Provincial, federal governments support recycling facility on Acadian Peninsula

Provincial, federal governments support recycling facility on Acadian Peninsula

The provincial and federal governments are making an combined investment of $792,500 to support the creation of a recycling operation on the Acadian Peninsula. The organization receiving the funding is the Coopérative de solidarité en recyclage et intégration à l'emploi ltée. From left: Tracadie-Sheila Mayor Aldeoda Losier; Jonathan Roch Noël, ...

Provincial, federal governments invest in upgrades to Tracadie-Sheila curling club

Provincial, federal governments invest in upgrades to Tracadie-Sheila curling club

The Tracadie-Sheila Curling Club has completed necessary upgrades to its facility as a result of a combined investment of $32,200 from the provincial and federal governments. Funding supported upgrades to the roof and the ceiling of the club. Work included the replacement of the asphalt shingles; structural testing and defect ...

Provincial, federal governments investing in Shippagan company

Provincial, federal governments investing in Shippagan company

The provincial and federal governments are making a combined investment of $750,000 to help Jiffy Products Ltd. improve its operations and generate new retail opportunities. From left: Tracadie-Sheila MLA Claude Landry; Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen; Natural Resources Minister Paul Robichaud, who is also minister of the Regional Development Corporation; and ...

Province invests in clean energy facility in Saint John

Province invests in clean energy facility in Saint John

The provincial government is investing $950,000 to help Atlantic Hydrogen Inc. build an industrial-scale, clean energy facility in Saint John. From left: Saint John Harbour MLA Carl Killen; Saint John East MLA Glen Tait; David Wagner, president and chief executive officer of Atlantic Hydrogen; Premier David Alward; Tourism, Heritage and ...

Federal and provincial funds help Saint-André farm modernize

Federal and provincial funds help Saint-André farm modernize

The provincial and federal governments are making a combined investment of $242,000 for improvements to the seed potato processing and shipping operation at Les Fermes Gervais ltée in Saint-André. From left: Gabriel Gervais, president and owner of Les Fermes Gervais ltée; Tobique-Mactaquac MP Mike Allen; Post-Secondary Education, Training and ...

Mariner to create 60 information and technology jobs

Mariner to create 60 information and technology jobs

The provincial government is investing up to $750,000 in an expansion project at Mariner Partners Inc., creating 60 new information and communications technology jobs. From left: Curtis Howe of Mariner Partners Inc; Premier David Alward; and Craig Storey, also of Mariner Partners Inc.

Construction of new civic centre in St. Stephen nears completion

Construction of new civic centre in St. Stephen nears completion

Residents in St. Stephen are eagerly anticipating the opening of the new Garcelon Civic Centre, as it will provide them with more opportunities to get fit and stay active while strengthening the local economy. From left: St. Stephen Mayor John Quartermain; Premier David Alward; New Brunswick Southwest MP John Williamson; ...