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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 ...

Integrated Service Delivery model expansion in Bathurst

The Integrated Service Delivery model for delivering services to New Brunswick children and youth who suffer from emotional, behavioural and mental health issues is now in place in the Chaleur region, with offices located at École secondaire Népisiguit. From left: Marie Paulin, manager, children-youth teams, Integrated Service Delivery; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Education and Early Childhood Development ...

January declared Crime Stoppers Month

As a new year begins, the public is reminded that they play an important role in solving crimes in their communities. Seated, from left: Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Premier Brian Gallant; RCMP Sergeant Tammy Ward, provincial police co-ordinator. Standing, from left: RCMP Chief Superintendent Ross A. White, criminal operations officer core policing, J Division; Mark LeBelle, president ...

Be “72-hours ready” in case of emergency

New Brunswickers and their families should always be “72-hours ready” in case of an emergency and have everything they need, including food, water, medication, batteries, cash and other necessities. Photo shows Greg MacCallum, director of the Emergency Measures Organization.

Fire Chief for a Day

Beau Pelletier, a Grade 3 student at École Blanche-Bourgeois in Cocagne, is the winner of the Fire Chief for a Day contest as featured in the 2016 Fire Safety Gazette. Representatives from the Office of the Fire Marshal and local fire departments recently visited Beau’s school to speak with students about fire safety and prevention. They were joined by mascots ...

Crime prevention efforts recognized

Eleven individuals and organizations from across the province were honoured for their crime prevention efforts at the annual luncheon of the Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick. Front, from left: Greg Zed; Guy Ouellette; Joanne Boucher; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Linda Patterson; Randall Pirie; Harold LaPorte; and Tony Macrae. Back, from left: Bill Reid; Richard Babineau; Corey ...

Funding to improve access to services for victims of crime

The provincial government is pleased with the announcement of federal funding to give victims of crime better access to services. More than $3.4 million is being invested over five years. From left: Sean Casey, parliamentary secretary to the federal minister of justice; Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor; and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry.

Alarmed and Ready campaign focuses on fire safety among post-secondary students

The Alarmed and Ready campaign is reminding New Brunswickers of the importance of fire prevention and having smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. From left: John Gignac, executive director of the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for Carbon Monoxide Education; provincial Fire Marshal Douglas Browne; Todd Scott, manager of safety and operational reliability, Enbridge Gas New Brunswick; Amanda Dean, vice-president Atlantic region, Insurance Bureau ...

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 will expand to another 112 schools this fall, from Saint John to Sussex and in the Miramichi and Chaleur-Restigouche regions. From left: Child and Youth Advocate Norman J. Bossé; Robert Fowler, DEC chair of Anglophone South School District; Service New Brunswick Minster ...