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Aéroport de la Péninsule to upgrade airstrip and lighting with $1.2-million investment

An investment of $1.2 million will go toward improvements at the Aéroport de la Péninsule. From left: Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier; and Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister Wilfred Roussel.

Environmental Trust Fund invests in Restigouche region projects

The provincial government is providing $104,500 through the Environmental Trust Fund for six projects in the Restigouche region in 2018-19. From left: Stirling Loga, deputy mayor, City of Campbellton; Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; David LeBlanc, Conseil de gestion du bassin versant de la rivière Restigouche; and Denis Savoie, chair of the Restigouche Regional Service Commission.

Special financial assistance for recreational properties

Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey said several programs are being made available for recreational property owners who experienced property damages during the 2018 spring freshet flooding.

$1.25-million investment in fire hall and community centre in Saint-Joseph de Madawaska

People in Saint-Joseph de Madawaska will soon have a new fire hall and community centre thanks to financial support from the provincial and federal governments. From left: Lt. Steve Chassé; Madawaska-Restigouche MP René Arseneault; Economic Development Minister Francine Landry; Brigitte Martin, president of the local service district advisory committee; and fire chief Yvan Levesque.

Assistance for expansion of North York Regional Fire Hall, Keswick Valley district

The Local Service District of Douglas will receive $160,000 in the form of a capital loan from the provincial government, through the Small Capital Loans Program, to expand the existing fire hall. From left: Ivan Corbett, Fredericton regional office of the Department of Environment and Local Government; Jared Forbes and Ken Hodgson of the North York Fire Department; deputy premier ...

Minister approves increased LSD funding for PotashCorp Civic Centre

As of 2018, the contribution of neighbouring local service districts toward the PotashCorp Civic Centre in Sussex will be increased to support the facility’s long-term viability. From left: Bridget Ryan, chair of the centre’s board of directors; and Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle.

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.