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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.

Investment in mental health support in schools

The Integrated Service Delivery model for providing mental health, addiction, intervention and social services to children and youth has been expanded to all public schools in the province. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement on Tuesday during an event at Riverview Middle School. From left: André Gionet, manager, child and youth teams, Acadian Peninsula, mental health, Vitalité Health Network; Gregg ...

Saint John provincial court to reinstitute mental health docket this fall

A mental health docket will be reintroduced to the provincial court in Saint John in early November. From left: Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty; Randy Hatfield, executive director of the Saint John Human Development Council; and Premier Brian Gallant.

Federal and provincial funding for ground search and rescue teams

About 400 volunteers from New Brunswick ground search and rescue teams will have access to new training courses and facilities over the next three years thanks to funding by the federal and provincial governments. From left: Stacey Cooling, New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan; John Glidden, co-chair of the project ...

Proposed amendments to Motor Vehicle Act regulations posted

Proposed amendments to Motor Vehicle Act regulations related to stronger measures to curtail impaired driving have been posted for public review for the next 30 days. From left: Insp. Scott Patterson, officer in charge of primary response and special teams, Fredericton Police Force; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Danielle Cole, Greater Fredericton area president of MADD Canada; and Deputy Chief Martin ...

Love Shouldn’t Hurt issues call for campaign champions

New Brunswickers are encouraged to turn words into actions by becoming champions of Love Shouldn’t Hurt, a provincial campaign aimed at preventing intimate partner violence. From left: Linda Patterson of the Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Rina Arseneault, associate director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research; and Melissa ...

International Roadcheck 2017

Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry assisted departmental staff participating in ‎International Roadcheck 2017, a 72-hour inspection event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Commercial vehicle enforcement superintendent John Lunney, left, spoke with Landry during the event in Salisbury.

Meeting on international emergency management held in New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization recently hosted the biannual meeting of the International Emergency Management Assistance Compact in Saint Andrews. This group ensures mutual assistance is available when required in emergency situations such as natural disasters, technological hazards, man-made disasters or civil emergency aspects of resource shortages. The members are the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode ...

Road safety campaign reminds New Brunswickers We’re All Traffic

Today marked the official launch of a road safety campaign encouraging drivers and cyclists to share the road. Premier Brian Gallant presented the new campaign to an audience of cyclists outside the legislature.

Residents living near the St. John River and its tributaries should remain on alert

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NBEMO) advises people living near the St. John River and its tributaries to remain on alert in the coming days as water levels are near or above flood stage in many regions. From left: Claude Côté, Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist; NBEMO director Greg MacCallum; and Jasmin Boisvert, hydrologist with the Department of ...

Illegal cigarettes seized, three men facing charges

A joint investigation involving the Department of Justice and Public Safety, the RCMP and police forces from Edmundston and Grand Falls has led to the seizure of 153,000 illegal cigarettes.

Limited damage from an ice jam in Saint-Léonard

As water levels rise close to flood stage in a number of areas along the St. John River basin, the only incident reported is an ice jam in Saint-Léonard which was holding up to 2.5 metres of water. The ice jam created limited damages as only one flooded basement has been reported. However, the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization advises ...

Handbook on family law for newcomers launched

A new resource on family law for newcomers is now available from the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB). From left: Clea Ward, president of PLEIS-NB; Deborah Doherty, executive director of PLEIS-NB; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; and Sylvie Nadeau, executive director of the New Brunswick Public Library Service.

Legislation introduced to address intimate partner violence

New Brunswick today took a step in joining other Canadian provinces in establishing intimate partner violence legislation as Premier Brian Gallant tabled the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act. Front, from left: Jennifer Richard, Fredericton Regional Network and Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre; Chief Leanne Fitch, Fredericton Police Force; Premier Brian Gallant; Rina Arseneault, assistant director, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family ...

Focus on those without power and supporting New Brunswickers in need

Lt.-Gen. Stephen Bowes, left, of the Canadian Joint Operations Command met with Premier Brian Gallant during a visit in Lamèque.

Integrated Service Delivery model expansion in Miramichi

The Integrated Service Delivery model for delivering services to children and youth who suffer from emotional, behavioural and mental health issues is now in place in the Miramichi region, with offices located at Dr. Losier Middle School. From left: Armande D’Alessio, program manager at the Department of Social Development; Bob Eckstein, director of the Integrated Services Unit at the Department ...