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Canadian Environment Week

Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle joined students from Garden Creek School in Fredericton to kick off Canadian Environment Week by cleaning up the playground. From left: Shea Wiseman, Luke Yerxa, Lucas Gray, Ashlynn Slack, Rousselle, Grant Murray, Ruby Hudon, Matty Heustis and Holden Barry.

New protocol for monitoring water quality at Parlee Beach

A new water monitoring protocol that follows federal guidelines is being adopted for Parlee Beach beginning this summer. From left: Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle and acting chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell.

Legislation aims to empower local governments

Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle announced the provincial government will introduce two new acts, the Local Governance Act and the Community Planning Act, which will replace the current Municipalities Act and Community Planning Act.

Environmental Trust Fund creates employment in Saint Quentin

The provincial government helped support job creation in Saint-Quentin with an investment of $16,500 under the Environmental Trust Fund. The Five Fingers Watershed Group Committee used the funding, in part, to hire a project co-ordinator to undertake environmental activities. From left: Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage; Saint-Quentin Deputy Mayor Jocelyne Querry Bossé, and Martin Lachapelle with the Five Fingers ...

Government helps launch new recycling program for bicycle tires and tubes

The provincial government joined Recycle NB and other partners for the launch of a new bicycle tire and tube recycling program today at the Radical Edge bicycle shop in Fredericton. From left: Stephen Richardson, of the Tire Recycling Atlantic Canada Corp.; Shane Sutherland, of SS Tire and Auto Service; Keenan Cook, of Radical Edge; Environment and Local Government Minister Serge ...

Environmental Trust Fund supports economy by investing $290,000 in Bathurst region projects

The provincial government is supporting the economy in the Bathurst region by contributing $290,000 from the Environmental Trust Fund for 10 projects. Representatives from the City of Bathurst, the Regional Service Commission 3, the Regional Service Commission 4, the Nepisiguit Salmon Association and the Daly Point Nature Reserve participated. From left: Yanick Sirois; Wayne Clowater; Louizandre Dauphin; Education and Early ...

Environmental Trust Fund projects create green jobs in Campbellton region

The Restigouche Regional Service Commission received this year $40,000 under the Environmental Trust Fund to co-ordinate a variety of environmental awareness activities and to hire a summer student. From left: Betty-Ann Fortin, executive director of the commission; Ian Comeau, director, solid waste management division; Kyle McNally, student; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister; and Michel Soucy, chair of the commission.

Environmental Trust Fund projects to support local economy in Saint John and Sussex region

Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty visited the laboratory at the New Brunswick Museum, which received funding through the Environmental Trust Fund to increase environmental awareness and protect the environment through researching and documenting the biodiversity of the province with a project called Bioblitz. From left: Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus student and museum employee for this project, Madeleine Empey; Doherty; ...

Gallant meets with municipal associations

Premier Brian Gallant met with associations representing the municipalities today in Fredericton. From left: Raymond Murphy, executive director of the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB); Frédérick Dion, executive director of the Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick (AFMNB); Richibucto Mayor Roger Doiron, who is also president of the AFMNB; Gallant; Fredericton councillor Eric Megarity, who is also president ...

Environmental Trust Fund project to invest $22,460 in Atholville

The provincial government is providing $22,460 under the Environmental Trust Fund for the Village of Atholville to undertake a wellfield study. From left: Atholville Mayor Michel Soucy; and Restigouche West MLA, Gilles LePage. From left: Atholville Mayor Michel Soucy; and Gilles LePage, MLA for Restigouche West.

Dundee water and wastewater extension project creates jobs

Construction work began on the Eel River Crossing - Dundee water and wastewater extension project. The project, valued at over $3 million, is putting New Brunswickers to work and enhancing essential services to residents. From left: Madawaska-Restigouche MP René Arseneault; Eel River Crossing Mayor Denis Savoie; and Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage.

Environmental Trust Fund invests about $100,000 in Tracadie region projects

The provincial government is supporting environmental groups in the Tracadie region by contributing about $100,000 from the Environmental Trust Fund for four projects. From left: Onil Comeau, with Société des estuaires et du littoral; Lewnanny Richardson, with Nature NB; Joannie Thériault, with the Association des bassins versants de la grande et petite rivière Tracadie; and Education and Early Childhood Development ...

Environmental Trust Fund invests $325,000 in Miramichi region projects

The provincial government is supporting environmental groups in the Miramichi region by contributing about $325,000 from the Environmental Trust Fund for 10 projects. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bill Fraser; Miramichi Bay-Neguac MLA Lisa Harris; and Miramichi Mayor Gerry Cormier.

Investment of $97,000 for advancements in recycling efforts

The provincial government is investing $97,000 from the Environmental Trust Fund to support Recycle NB’s dialogue with stakeholders on the benefits of a packaging and printed paper recycling program. From left: Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Stephen Horsman and Pat McCarthy, CEO of Recycle NB.

New breathing air compressor unveiled in Robertville

Environment and Local Government Minister Brian Kenny joined members of the Robertville Fire Department today to unveil a new breathing air compressor. The fire department invested $45,000 in the new equipment. From left: firefighter Michel Arseneault; Restigouche-Chaleur MLA Daniel Guitard; firefighters Rudy Lanteigne, Marc Frenette and Gaby Doucet; Kenny; firefighter Denis Bujold; and Marcel Jagoe, chief of the fire department.

Sanitary lift station upgrades for Grand Bay-Westfield total $1.2 million

An investment of $1.2 million in sanitary lift station upgrades was announced today in Grand Bay-Westfield under the Small Communities Fund. From left: New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig; Grand Bay-Westfield Mayor Grace Losier; and Ed Doherty, minister responsible for Service New Brunswick.

More than $530,000 for drinking water infrastructure in Petit-Rocher

An investment of more than $530,000 in drinking water infrastructure was announced today in Petit-Rocher under the Small Communities Fund. From left: Restigouche-Chaleur MLA Daniel Guitard; Petit-Rocher Mayor Luc Desjardins; and Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier.

Wastewater upgrades for Saint-Léonard total $480,000

The provincial and federal governments and the Town of Saint-Léonard are making a combined investment of $480,000 to upgrade the wastewater system in the community. The investments are being made through the Small Communities Fund. From left: Victoria-La Vallée MLA Chuck Chiasson; Saint-Léonard Mayor Carmel St-Amand; and Madawaska-Restigouche MP René Arseneault.

Storm drain system upgrade for Gagetown totals $1.1 million

A $1.1 million storm drain system upgrade was announced today in Gagetown under the Small Communities Fund. From left: Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Bernard LeBlanc; New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig; and Gagetown Mayor Mike Blaney.

River Watch 2016 officially launched

New Brunswickers are reminded to be cautious around waterways and watch for any potential flooding in their communities as River Watch was officially launched today. The program is a joint effort between the Department of Environment and Local Government and the Department of Public Safety's Emergency Measures Organization. Other partners include NB Power and federal, provincial and state agencies involved ...

SPCA receives funding to help enforce tethering regulations

The provincial government has provided more than $40,000 to help the New Brunswick SPCA enforce the regulation that bans the 24-hour tethering of dogs. From left: Hilary Howes, executive director, New Brunswick SPCA; Carl MacAulay, chief animal protection officer, New Brunswick SPCA; Environment and Local Government Minister Brian Kenny; and Steve Turner, president, New Brunswick SPCA.

Waste program for electronics to be established

The provincial government is establishing a waste management program for electronics. Slated to be in operation by the fall of 2016, the program will allow residents to dispose of their old electronic products such as televisions, tablets, computers and digital cameras by bringing them to locations around the province, including various retail outlets. These items will then be sent for ...

Waste Reduction Week observed

Environment and Local Government Minister Brian Kenny helped spread the news about waste reduction during the eco lunch box program at Le Tournesol elementary school in Petit-Rocher. The program is funded through the Environmental Trust Fund. Front row: Carole Hébert, vice-principal of the school. Back row, from left: Yvon Richard, environmental technologist, Chaleur Regional Service Commission; Denise St-Onge-Charest, public health ...