Community Non-Profit Organizations News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news.html Community Non-Profit Organizations News Releases Three communities benefit from improved water and wastewater infrastructure http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.07.0950.html Three water and wastewater infrastructure projects worth more than $1 million have been completed in northern New Brunswick. 2018071713:34:00 Investment of $4.4 million for infrastructure projects in Saint John http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.07.0914.html The federal, provincial and municipal governments today announced funding totalling more than $4.4 million for seven new infrastructure projects in Saint John. 2018071012:00:00 Air quality approval renewed for Twin Rivers Paper Company http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.06.0842.html The provincial government will issue a new Class 1 air quality approval for Twin Rivers Paper Company for their sulphite and groundwood mills in Edmundston. 2018062714:10:00 Investment of over $1 million in flood prediction initiatives http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.06.0837.html The provincial and federal governments will invest $1.14 million in two projects to create flood-hazard mapping to help predict the impact of flooding on communities. 2018062710:41:00 Environmental Trust Fund invests $770,000 in Acadian Peninsula projects http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.06.0824.html The provincial government is providing $770,000 under the Environmental Trust Fund for 27 projects in the Acadia Peninsula region in 2018-19. 2018062511:19:00 Special pickups of flood debris to conclude soon http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.06.0791.html Residents of local service districts in the Greater Fredericton region and the southern part of the province are advised that special pickups of flood debris will conclude soon. 2018062109:03:00 Environmental Trust Fund invests in Madawaska region projects http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.06.0770.html The provincial government is providing $240,800 under the Environmental Trust Fund for 10 projects in the Madawaska region in 2018-19. 2018061811:30:00 Environmental Trust Fund invests $418,000 in Miramichi region projects http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.06.0764.html The provincial government is providing $418,000 under the Environmental Trust Fund for thirteen projects in the Miramichi region in 2018-19. 2018061514:24:00 Aéroport de la Péninsule to upgrade airstrip and lighting with $1.2-million investment http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.06.0713.html An investment of $1.2 million will go toward improvements at the Aéroport de la Péninsule. 2018060910:34:00 Public advised of potential health risks of blue-green algae http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.06.0705.html The public is advised to be aware of the potential health risks posed by some algal blooms in lakes and other bodies of water. 2018060814:42:00 Environmental Trust Fund invests in Chaleur region projects http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.06.0702.html The provincial government is providing $373,200 through the Environmental Trust Fund for 12 projects in the Chaleur region in 2018-19. 2018060813:21:00 Environmental Trust Fund invests in southwest region projects http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.06.0700.html The provincial government is providing $299,000 through the Environmental Trust Fund for 14 projects in the province’s southwest region in 2018-19. 2018060810:11:00 Environmental Trust Fund invests in Restigouche region projects http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.06.0678.html The provincial government is providing $104,500 through the Environmental Trust Fund for six projects in the Restigouche region in 2018-19. 2018060413:23:00 Minister’s message / Canadian Environment Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.06.0673.html The following message was issued today by Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey: 2018060409:42:00 Special financial assistance for recreational properties http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.05.0565.html Several programs are being made available for recreational property owners who experienced property damages during the 2018 spring freshet flooding. 2018051611:19:00 Flood-related waste pickup in local service districts beginning May 21 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.05.0551.html Residents of local service districts are advised of the following special pickups for debris and waste related to the recent flooding. 2018051414:57:00 Information on sandbag disposal http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.05.0532.html The Department of Environment and Local Government encourages people to dispose of sandbags via pickups or at their regional landfill. 2018051015:28:00 Information on flood debris cleanup http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.05.0524.html As residents affected by flooding begin cleaning up their homes and properties, the Department of Environment and Local Government is providing information on cleanup and disposal of damaged items. 2018050913:44:00 Free well-water testing for people affected by flooding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.05.0499.html The provincial government is providing free testing for water from private wells which have been directly affected by recent flooding. 2018050409:11:00 Environmental Trust Fund to invest in projects http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2018.04.0444.html The Environmental Trust Fund will invest about $8.4 million in environmental projects in 2018-19. 2018042611:51:00 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 2018071713:34:00