Government of New Brunswick


Investment of over $1 million in flood prediction initiatives

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. From left: Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey; Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey; and Jasmin Boisvert, water sciences specialist with the Department of Environment and Local Government.

Drugs, cigarettes, vehicles and firearm seized following joint force operation

Enforcement officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety, with assistance from the Edmundston Police Force, conducted highway safety checkpoints in the Edmundston region, resulting in multiple tickets, as well as the seizure of drugs, cigarettes, two vehicles and a firearm.

Graduates reminded of consequences of impaired driving

With prom and graduation season approaching, the provincial government reminds young people that driving under the influence of alcohol puts themselves and others at serious risk. From left: Sophie Thériault, student, École Sainte-Anne; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Danielle Cole, Sandra Clements and Rev. Deborah Ambridge Fisher, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada, Greater Fredericton Area Chapter; and Const. Mike Bamford, Fredericton ...

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.

Water will remain high for coming days

Water will remain at historically high levels in the southern regions of the province for the coming days. People should continue to be vigilant and avoid any activities on the water, as currents are still strong and there is significant debris in the water. The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization continues to provide assistance to those who require it, with ...

River Watch update

A River Watch update took place today in Fredericton. From left: Ahmed Dassouki, director of operations, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure; Marc Belliveau, deputy director of disaster management, Canadian Red Cross, Atlantic Region; Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; and Wayne Tallon, director of the City of Fredericton Emergency Measures Organization.

Illegal cigarettes seized in Miramichi

Enforcement officers from the Department of Justice and Public Safety, in partnership with the Miramichi Police Force, seized 513,261 illegal cigarettes, $12,232 in cash and a quantity of illicit pills on March 25.

New app lets public keep a close eye on potential flooding

A new app gives New Brunswickers access to flood forecast data for the St. John River basin on their mobile device. From left: Greg MacCallum, New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; Sandi MacKinnon, executive director of Greater Fredericton Social Innovation; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Chrystine Harvie and Bernie Connors of Civic Tech Fredericton.

Provincial emergency management funding increased by $1.7 million

The provincial government is investing $1.7 million in additional funding to help improve local emergency preparedness and double the number of regional emergency management co-ordinators. From left: Stacey Cooling, operations manager with the New Brunswick Emergency Measures organization; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; and Bill Lawlor, provincial director ...

Service model to improve family justice processes expands into Moncton

A new service delivery model is expanding into Moncton that will provide families with an alternative, streamlined court process. From left: Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; and Debbie McInnis, executive director of the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick.

Increase in funding to support victims of crime

Funding to the Victim Services Program was increased in the 2018-19 provincial budget by $1.4 million to sustain a Special Purpose Fund of $2.9 million in order to offer direct services to victims of crime. From left: Kristal LeBlanc, executive director of the Beauséjour Family Crisis Resource Centre; Lorraine Whalley, executive director of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre; and Justice ...

Volunteers sought for court support program in Saint John region

The Department of Justice and Public Safety is seeking volunteers for a program designed to help vulnerable victims as they navigate the court system. From left: Debbie Percival, member of the Court Support Volunteer Program, and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames.

Illegal cigarettes seized near Woodstock

The Department of Justice and Public Safety, in partnership with the Woodstock Police Force, seized 219,800 illegal cigarettes as a result of a joint forces investigation on Jan. 9. A 2007 Dodge Caravan was also seized.

Government wants police to be better equipped to respond to sexual violence cases

Following the provincewide Sexual Crimes Review, a New Brunswick stakeholder group has been established to examine opportunities to improve the manner in which police forces respond to sexual crime cases. From left: Beth Lyons, executive director of the New Brunswick Women’s Council; Jennifer Richard, director of community development, Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre; John Jurcina, assistant deputy minister, law enforcement and ...

Regulations to support victims of intimate partner violence posted for review

Proposed regulations under the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act, outlining processes to support the operation of the act, have been posted for public review for the next 30 days. Participating in today’s announcement were, from left: Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Fiona Williams, executive director of Liberty Lane; and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry.

Illegal harvesting of deer and moose in Charlotte County

Ten people were arrested after the seizure of more than 590 kilograms (1,300 pounds) of moose and deer meat, numerous firearms, illegal drugs, a vehicle and other hunting equipment in Charlotte County.

January is Crime Stoppers Month in New Brunswick

Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry signed a declaration designating January as Crime Stoppers Month in New Brunswick. The Department of Justice and Public Safety endorses the aims of New Brunswick Crime Stoppers and wishes to raise public awareness of this organization and the importance of its work. From left: Jerry Moffitt, president of New Brunswick Crime Stoppers; Landry; ...

Provincewide emergency preparedness exercise planned for June 2018

A provincewide emergency preparedness exercise is being planned for June 2018 in New Brunswick. Called Brunswick Alpha 2018, the one-day exercise will give communities, municipalities and local service districts an opportunity to practise their respective roles during an emergency event. From left: Charline McCoy, acting executive director, Cities of New Brunswick Association; Danielle Charron, executive director, Association of Municipal Administrators ...

Legislation concerning cannabis control and drug-impaired driving

Legislation to be introduced this week aims to help protect New Brunswickers, particularly youth, from harm associated with cannabis use. Participating in the announcement were Health Minister Benoît Bourque, left, and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry.

Storm Preparedness Week Nov. 6-10

As winter approaches, New Brunswickers are invited to take time during Storm Preparedness Week to get ready for when major storms hit the province in the coming months. . From left: Gaëtan Thomas, president and CEO of NB Power; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; and Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization.

Minister recognizes MADD’s Project Red Ribbon

Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry recognized Project Red Ribbon, an annual campaign by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Front row, from left: Scott Kennie, past-president of MADD Greater Fredericton; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Haley Cole; Landry; Julie Cole, president of MADD Greater Fredericton; and Danielle Cole. Back row, from left: Const. Patrick Small; Const. Steven Cliff and Staff ...

Investment made in intervention measures regarding intimate partner violence

Implementation of measures under the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act will be supported by an investment of $900,000. Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry made the announcement today during a visit to the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research. From left: Kelly Ashfield, Office of Research Services, University of New Brunswick; Larissa Rose, St. Thomas University intern ...

Sod-turning for new courthouse

A sod-turning was held today to mark the official beginning of construction of a new courthouse in Fredericton. From left: Associate Chief Judge Mary Jane Richards; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Chief Justice J. Ernest Drapeau; Justice Judy Clendening; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; and Justice Brad Green.

New measures to curb alcohol-impaired driving take effect Nov. 1

Starting Nov. 1, new tools will be available under the Motor Vehicle Act to strengthen the ability to identify and deter alcohol-impaired driving. From left: MADD Greater Fredericton advisory member Cpl. Taylor Baird of Canadian Military Police; Danielle Cole, president, MADD Greater Fredericton; Erin Norwood, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island manager of government relations for the Insurance Bureau of ...

New look drivers licence launched

The provincial government today launched new driver’s licences and photo identification cards which include enhanced features to guard against forgery. From left: Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry.