Community Non-Profit Organizations News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news.html Community Non-Profit Organizations News Releases Release of the final report and recommendations on water quality at Parlee Beach http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.04.0424.html The provincial government released the steering committee’s final report and recommendations on Parlee Beach water quality today. The report indicates that throughout the 2017 season, the water quality was very good 95 per cent of the time and for about 99 per cent of the 1,452 samples taken and analyzed. 2018042014:24:00 Earth Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.04.0415.html The following message was issued today by Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle in recognition of Earth Day, Sunday April 22. 2018041909:26:00 Minister's message for Canada Water Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.03.0296.html The following message was issued today by Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle. 2018032208:40:00 River Watch 2018 starts March 12 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.03.0232.html The River Watch program will officially start on Monday, March 12, to provide New Brunswickers with information on the status of rivers, potential risks of ice jams, and other flood issues across the province over the coming weeks. 2018030510:14:00 Reminder of ice-fishing shelter removal dates http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.03.0229.html Ice-fishers are reminded that shelters must be removed from all provincial waterways by March 10 in the southern part of New Brunswick and by March 31 in the northern part of the province. 2018030211:00:00 Property assessment and tax system outlined http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.03.0225.html Property owners have begun receiving their Property Assessment and Property Tax notices, and although assessments are frozen at last year’s levels, tax rates set by local governments are not. This means that some property owners may still see an increase in the amount of taxes owed. 2018030110:29:00 Ice-fishing shelter removal dates http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.02.0203.html Ice-fishing shelters must be removed from all provincial waterways by March 10 in the southern part of New Brunswick and by March 31 in the northern part of the province. 2018022609:13:00 Free well-water testing for people affected by flooding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.01.0065.html The provincial government is providing free bacterial testing for water from private wells which have been directly affected by recent flooding. 2018011808:52:00 Grand Falls resident pleads guilty to violating Clean Water Act http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.01.0063.html A 53-year-old Grand Falls man has pleaded guilty to performing work along the Tobique River without obtaining a permit. 2018011713:31:00 Ice fishers reminded to respect the environment http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.01.0055.html The provincial government is raising awareness of responsible ice fishing and reminding fishers to be good stewards of the environment. 2018011609:58:00 Investments of $1.4 million in eCharge Network http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.01.0048.html The provincial and federal governments are investing a combined $1.4 million to install nine additional charging sites around the province for electric vehicles. This will nearly double the number of fast-charging stations in NB Power’s eCharge Network. 2018011510:22:00 Local Governance Act and Community Planning Act to take effect Jan. 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.12.1649.html The new Local Governance Act and the modernized Community Planning Act will replace the current Municipalities Act and Community Planning Act, effective Jan. 1. 2017122808:56:00 Progress update on efforts to address water quality at Parlee Beach http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.12.1639.html Construction on two projects, to upgrade wastewater infrastructure in Shediac and lift stations in Pointe-du-Chêne, started this fall and are underway. The provincial government also reported that all other projects announced earlier this year to help improve the water quality at Parlee Beach are either underway or have been completed. 2017122210:35:00 Provincial water strategy released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.12.1638.html A provincial water strategy has been developed to guide the government in protecting and managing the resource. The strategy was based on input from stakeholders, the public and First Nations. 2017122210:12:00 Minister calls for eco-friendly holiday http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.12.1625.html The following message about being environmentally friendly during the holidays was released today by Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle. 2017122011:33:00 Draft regulation under the Local Governance Act posted http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.12.1617.html A draft regulation which would consolidate the enforcement of bylaws relating to dangerous or unsightly premises under one piece of legislation, the Local Governance Act, has been posted for public review until Jan. 16. 2017121910:37:00 $1.25-million investment in fire hall and community centre in Saint-Joseph de Madawaska http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.12.1616.html 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. 2017121815:32:00 Details of federal funding for energy efficiency and climate action http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.12.1610.html The province will receive nearly $51 million through the federal government’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund for programs aimed at helping people save money and energy, while supporting the province’s climate change objectives. 2017121515:22:00 Climate change legislation introduced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.12.1601.html The provincial government introduced legislation today that would adopt the federal government’s intensity targets for large industrial emitters, requiring them to be among the cleanest in the country or pay to offset their pollution. 2017121411:05:00 Solar panels installed on roof of Fredericton High School http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.12.1587.html The provincial government has installed solar panels on the roof of Fredericton High School as an investment in energy efficiency. The 100 kilowatt pilot project is the largest solar installation in New Brunswick. 2017121211:00:00 Proposed new territorial limits for the City of Edmundston http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.12.1581.html The provincial government will introduce amendments to legislation on Tuesday that would allow Edmundston to annex a property and establish new territorial limits for the city. 2017121113:29:00 Up to $234 million to be invested in energy efficiency over the next five years http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.12.1553.html New Brunswickers will benefit from investments in energy efficiency programs for homes, businesses and public spaces totalling up to $234 million over the next five years. 2017120411:37:00 Investment in expansion of Jemseg Fire Hall http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.11.1526.html The Local Service District of Cambridge will receive $100,000 in the form of a capital loan from the provincial government to expand the fire hall in Jemseg. 2017112815:01:00 Assistance for expansion of North York Regional Fire Hall, Keswick Valley district http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.11.1518.html 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. 2017112713:22:00 Community funding and equalization grants in 2018 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.11.1505.html Municipalities, rural communities and local service districts will receive more than $74.9 million in community funding and equalization grants from the provincial government in 2018, a $265,000 increase over last year. 2017112413:56:00 Environmental Trust Fund applications http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.10.1403.html The Department of Environment and Local Government will accept applications for funding under the Environmental Trust Fund beginning on Nov. 1. 2017103114:10:00 Results of municipal byelections and plebiscite http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.10.1369.html Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle issued the following statement today regarding the municipal byelections and plebiscite held on Oct. 23. 2017102412:40:00 Minister approves increased LSD funding for PotashCorp Civic Centre http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.10.1348.html 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. 2017101911:19:00 Draft water strategy now available for comment http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.10.1298.html A draft water strategy has been developed based on input from stakeholders, the public and First Nations and is now available online for comment for 45 days. 2017100611:22:00 Air quality monitoring results released for 2015 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.10.1293.html New Brunswick was successful in achieving national air quality objectives in 2015 according to the 2015 Air Quality Monitoring Results report. 2017100516:12:00 Southwest New Brunswick residents to benefit from $4.5 million investment in landfill upgrades http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.09.1262.html The Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission will receive an estimated $4.5 million for upgrades to their solid waste facility. 2017092913:42:00 Government will work to provide assistance on a case-by-case basis with local governments that see decrease in revenue due to the property tax freeze http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.09.1224.html The following statement was released today by Environment and Local Government Minister and Service New Brunswick Minister Serge Rousselle: 2017091911:40:00 Baie-Sainte-Anne to add non-fire-related rescue services http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.09.1219.html Non-fire-related rescue services have been added for the local service district of Baie-Sainte-Anne. 2017091814:27:00 Air quality approval renewed for AV Group NB Inc. http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.08.1158.html The provincial government will issue a new Class 1 air quality approval for AV Group New Brunswick Inc.’s Nackawic Mill. 2017083015:27:00 York Rural Community project residents to vote on their future http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.08.1151.html Residents of three local service districts and two partial local service districts in York County will head to the polls on Monday, Oct. 23, for a plebiscite on a community restructuring project. 2017082909:24:00 Infrastructure upgrades set to begin in Shediac and Pointe-du-Chêne, work underway to address water quality at Parlee Beach http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.08.1125.html With preliminary work completed, construction on two projects to upgrade wastewater infrastructure will begin this fall in Shediac and Pointe-du-Chêne. The work, valued at about $1.68 million, is meant to ensure better protection of the environment and public health. 2017081814:09:00 Air quality approval renewed for Arbec Forest Products Inc. http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.07.1017.html The provincial government will issue a new Class 1 air quality approval for the Arbec Forest Products mill in Miramichi. 2017072709:06:00 Blue-green algae found in Nashwaak Lake http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.07.1010.html A blue-green algae advisory is being issued for Nashwaak Lake. 2017072515:41:00 Air quality approval renewed for McCain Foods Ltd. http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.07.0972.html The provincial government will issue a new Class 1 air quality approval for McCain Foods Ltd. for their Grand Falls Frozen Food Plant. 2017071408:54:00 York rural community study underway http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.07.0960.html An initial round of public meetings has concluded as the local service districts of Keswick Ridge, Douglas, Kingsclear, Bright and a portion of Queensbury consider restructuring to form a rural community. 2017071109:06:00 Tower Road Dam Reservoir added to the Turtle Creek Watershed designation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.07.0954.html The provincial government has amended an existing designation under the Watershed Protected Area Designation Order – Clean Water Act, to reflect the addition of the Tower Road Reservoir and a new water intake within the Turtle Creek Watershed. 2017071009:34:00 Public advised of potential health risks of blue-green algae http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.07.0938.html New Brunswickers are advised to be aware of the potential health risks posed by some algal blooms in lakes and other bodies of water. 2017070414:24:00 REVISED / Minister says property assessment freeze is the fair choice http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.06.0925.html The following statement was issued today by Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle. 2017063010:34:00 Property assessments to be frozen in 2018, independent agency to be created http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.06.0893.html With a review into property assessments expected too late to make changes with effect next year, the provincial government will freeze property tax assessments in 2018 to help ensure fairness and predictability for property owners and local governments. 2017062111:27:00 Surveying underway to delineate wetlands in Parlee Beach area http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.06.0881.html A ground survey to delineate wetlands in the area surrounding Parlee Beach begins this week. 2017062009:46:00 REVISED / Air quality approval renewed for Skretting Canada Inc. http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.06.0827.html The provincial government will issue a new Class 1 air quality approval for the Skretting Canada Inc. fish feed plant in Bayside. 2017060809:17:00 Minister's message / Canadian Environment Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.06.0804.html The following message was issued today by Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle. 2017060210:54:00 Free well-water testing for people affected by flooding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.05.0767.html The provincial government is providing free bacterial testing for water from private wells which have been directly affected by recent flooding. 2017052609:00:00 New water quality advisories now provided at Parlee Beach http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.05.0759.html Advisories are now being issued in compliance with a new water quality monitoring protocol at Parlee Beach. 2017052511:47:00 River Watch 2017 ends http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.05.0735.html After 10 weeks in operation, the River Watch Program for the 2017 freshet season comes to an end today. 2017051910:36:00 2018042014:24:00