Justice and Public Safety News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news.html Justice and Public Safety News Releases Coroner’s inquest scheduled http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.04.0422.html Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell announced that an inquest into the death of Ronald Sherman Warren has been scheduled for May 1-3 at the Carrefour Assomption, 2nd floor Courtroom D, Edmundston. 2018042009:14:00 Increase to monetary limit for small claims court coming April 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0324.html As of April 1, amendments regarding the Small Claims Act will come into effect, increasing the monetary limit to $20,000. 2018032811:05:00 Illegal cigarettes seized in Miramichi http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0322.html 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. 2018032809:59:00 Wireless public alerting capability available soon nationwide http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0314.html New Brunswickers will soon have another way to keep informed during an emergency situation. Beginning April 6, Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will be able to deliver emergency messages to wireless devices such as smartphones. 2018032710:43:00 Kidde smoke alarms recalled http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0306.html A recall has been issued for some Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarms. 2018032314:08:00 New app lets public keep a close eye on potential flooding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0298.html A new app gives New Brunswickers access to flood forecast data for the St. John River basin on their mobile device. 2018032211:47:00 Recommendations to improve safety around water on construction sites http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0294.html Recommendations have been made to improve the safety of people working around water on construction sites. 2018032115:12:00 Provincial emergency management funding increased by $1.7 million http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0283.html 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. 2018031615:17:00 Coroner’s inquest scheduled http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0259.html Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell announced that an inquest into the death of James Baker has been scheduled for March 19-21 at the Best Western Plus Woodstock Hotel and Conference Centre, 123 Gallop Crt., Woodstock. 2018031209:32:00 Information about the winter storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0258.html Information about the winter storm, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. 2018030916:37:00 Chief coroner releases results of a child death review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0255.html The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the death of a child whose family was known to the Department of Social Development. 2018030913:12:00 Time to change clocks and replace alarm batteries http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0251.html As New Brunswickers prepare to set their clocks ahead an hour for the start of daylight time on Sunday, March 11, they are reminded to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and replace the batteries. 2018030808:01:00 Information about the winter storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0250.html Information about the winter storm, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. 2018030716:19:00 River Watch 2018 starts March 12 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/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 Service model to improve family justice processes expands into Moncton http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.03.0226.html A new service delivery model is expanding into Moncton that will provide families with an alternative, streamlined court process. 2018030114:28:00 Arenas in the province to be inspected as part of new safety campaign http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.02.0194.html More than 100 hockey rinks and curling arenas across the province will be inspected beginning in March as part of a campaign to adopt an updated, more consistent and efficient inspection system. 2018022310:06:00 Child Death Review Committee recommendations released by chief coroner http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.02.0177.html The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the deaths of four children whose families were known to the Department of Social Development. The committee’s recommendations were released today by Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell. 2018021514:36:00 Disaster relief for residents affected by January storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.02.0173.html The provincial government has launched a Disaster Financial Assistance program to help small businesses, municipalities and individuals who suffered property damage following the mild temperatures and heavy rainfall of Jan. 12-13. 2018021416:29:00 Illegal cigarettes seized near Edmundston http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.02.0167.html Enforcement Officers from the Department of Justice and Public Safety, in partnership with the Sûreté du Quebec and the Edmundston Police Force, seized 110,000 illegal cigarettes and a 2010 Ford Taurus on Feb. 1 as a result of a joint forces investigation. 2018021409:53:00 Identity of inmate revealed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.02.0155.html Tyler Sweeney, 49, has been identified by the Department of Justice and Public Safety as the inmate who died at the Southeast Regional Correctional Centre last week. 2018021214:56:00 Death of an inmate at Southeast Regional Correctional Centre http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.02.0143.html On Feb. 8, a 49-year-old male inmate at the Southeast Regional Correctional Centre was found unresponsive in his cell. 2018020913:37:00 Increase in funding to support victims of crime http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.02.0142.html 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. 2018020913:24:00 Illegal cigarettes seized in Lakeville http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.02.0137.html Enforcement Officers from the Department of Justice and Public Safety seized 136,400 illegal cigarettes and a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado in Lakeville on Jan. 16 as a result of an ongoing investigation. 2018020815:56:00 Information about the winter storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.02.0134.html Information about the winter storm, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. 2018020716:50:00 Volunteers sought for court support program in Saint John region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.02.0110.html The Department of Justice and Public Safety is seeking volunteers for a program designed to help vulnerable victims as they navigate the court system. 2018020114:34:00 Information about the winter storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.01.0082.html Information about the winter storm, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. Up-to-date information on road conditions and power outages is also available on this page. 2018012216:37:00 Illegal cigarettes seized near Woodstock http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.01.0068.html 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. 2018011814:14:00 Grand Falls resident pleads guilty to violating Clean Water Act http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/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 Recommendations to improve safety of dump truck drivers http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.01.0056.html Recommendations have been made to improve the safety of dump truck drivers around stockpiles following a coroner’s inquest in Edmundston. 2018011611:38:00 Residents can report damages related to the extreme rainfall of Jan. 12 and 13 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.01.0053.html Residents can now report damages related to the extreme rainfall of Jan. 12-13 by calling 1-888-298-8555 or by registering damages online. 2018011516:17:00 Restoration efforts continue after the storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.01.0044.html People living or working along streams, tributaries and rivers are asked to be on the alert for ice movement and the possibility of ice-jam formation resulting in rapid water-level increases. 2018011414:12:00 Emergency information about the weekend weather http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.01.0040.html Information related to the weekend weather and the potential for heavy rainfall, freezing rain and snow, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. 2018011217:00:00 NB Power crews working to restore electricity http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.01.0015.html Although no major infrastructure damage from Thursday’s storm has been reported, power outages in various areas in the province have resulted from power lines touching and branches making contact with lines. Restoration efforts are in progress. 2018010514:57:00 Information about the winter storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.01.0012.html Information about the winter storm, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. 2018010415:39:00 Information about the winter storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.12.1644.html Information about the winter storm, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. 2017122218:00:00 REVISED - Monetary limit for small claims court to increase to $20,000 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.12.1640.html The General Regulation under the Small Claims Act has been amended to increase the limit on the monetary jurisdiction of the provincial small claims court. 2017122211:18:00 Safe holiday travel reminders http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.12.1637.html New Brunswickers are encouraged to exercise caution as they travel the province’s highways to take part in family or winter activities during the holiday season. 2017122209:25:00 Numbers that can help during the holidays http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.12.1631.html The provincial government has a range of supports for people who need help during the holidays, and throughout the year. 2017122110:58:00 Government wants police to be better equipped to respond to sexual violence cases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.12.1629.html 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. 2017122110:24:00 Greater transparency in reporting on child deaths http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.12.1627.html A new process aims to increase transparency in reviewing and reporting child deaths. 2017122013:40:00 Regulations to support victims of intimate partner violence posted for review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.12.1620.html 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. 2017121912:01:00 Have a safe holiday – do not drink and drive http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.12.1618.html Impaired driving during the holidays, or at any time of the year, puts at risk all those travelling the province’s highways. 2017121910:46:00 Fire safety tips for the holidays http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.12.1608.html The Office of the Fire Marshal has issued a series of fire safety tips to help New Brunswickers and their families enjoy a fire-safe holiday season. 2017121509:51:00 Illegal harvesting of deer and moose in Charlotte County http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.12.1602.html 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. 2017121411:45:00 Coroner’s inquest scheduled http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.12.1597.html Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell announced that an inquest into the death of Valdor Michaud has been scheduled for Dec. 20-22 at Carrefour Assomption, 121 de l’Église St., Suite 209, Edmundston. 2017121314:41:00 Provincewide emergency preparedness exercise planned for June 2018 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.11.1528.html A provincewide emergency preparedness exercise is being planned for June 2018 in New Brunswick. 2017112910:41:00 Coroner’s inquest ordered http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.11.1503.html Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell has been ordered and directed by the Attorney General and the minister of Justice and Public Safety to hold an inquest into the death of Michel Vienneau pursuant to sections 7 and 8(1) of the Coroners Act. 2017112410:54:00 Legislation first step in establishing electronic ticketing for motor vehicle infractions http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.11.1457.html Proposed amendments to the Provincial Offences Procedures Act were tabled today as a first step towards modernizing the provincial ticketing process. 2017111512:04:00 2017 Crime prevention awards http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.11.1446.html Individuals and organizations from across the province were honoured today at the annual luncheon of the Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick for their efforts in support of the safety of their communities and of crime prevention. 2017110913:35:00 Legislative framework concerning cannabis introduced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.11.1445.html The provincial government’s legislative framework for recreational-use cannabis was introduced today in anticipation of the federal government legalizing such use by July 2018. 2017110911:34:00 2018042009:14:00