Justice and Public Safety News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news.html Justice and Public Safety News Releases 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 Legislation concerning cannabis control and drug-impaired driving http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.11.1433.html Legislation to be introduced this week aims to help protect New Brunswickers, particularly youth, from harm associated with cannabis use. 2017110710:53:00 Update on status of Southeast Regional Correctional Centre http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.11.1422.html The following statement updating the situation at the Southeast Regional Correctional Centre was issued today by Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry: 2017110312:32:00 REVISED / Storm Preparedness Week Nov. 6-10 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.11.1415.html 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. 2017110211:29:00 Minister recognizes MADD’s Project Red Ribbon http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.11.1414.html The following statement was issued today by Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry to recognize the Project Red Ribbon campaign. 2017110211:23:00 Investment made in intervention measures regarding intimate partner violence http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.11.1412.html Implementation of measures under the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act will be supported by an investment of $900,000. 2017110113:09:00 Legal age for recreational cannabis announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.11.1411.html The provincial government announced today the legal age for the purchase, possession and consumption of cannabis will be 19. 2017110112:27:00 Reminder: new measures to curb alcohol-impaired driving take effect today http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.11.1410.html New measures to combat impaired driving are now in effect. 2017110110:59:00 Cause of Southeast Regional Correctional Centre fire released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.10.1398.html The following statement was issued today by Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. 2017103015:43:00 Sod-turning for new courthouse http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.10.1394.html A sod-turning was held today to mark the official beginning of construction of a new courthouse in Fredericton. 2017103013:34:00 Amendments to Motor Vehicle Act introduced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.10.1378.html The provincial government introduced amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act that would set standardized speed limits in school zones, while allowing variations where warranted by the application of engineering principles. 2017102610:03:00 New measures to curb alcohol-impaired driving take effect Nov. 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.10.1347.html Starting Nov. 1, new tools will be available under the Motor Vehicle Act to strengthen the ability to identify and deter alcohol-impaired driving. 2017101910:25:00 New look drivers licence launched http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.10.1305.html The provincial government today launched new driver’s licences and photo identification cards which include enhanced features to guard against forgery. 2017101012:09:00 Plan two ways out during Fire Prevention Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.10.1294.html New Brunswickers are encouraged to observe Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14. 2017100608:38:00 Investment in mental health support in schools http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.09.1247.html 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. 2017092612:18:00 Emergency alerting system to be tested on Wednesday http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.09.1221.html Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will be tested on Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, by media broadcasters in New Brunswick. 2017091815:18:00 Saint John provincial court to reinstitute mental health docket this fall http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.09.1215.html A mental health docket will be reintroduced to the provincial court in Saint John in early November, four years after the last case of the former mental health court program was heard. 2017091812:55:00 Federal and provincial funding for ground search and rescue teams http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.09.1190.html 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. 2017091210:37:00 Be “72-hours ready” in case of emergency http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.08.1148.html With hurricane season underway, New Brunswickers and their families are reminded to be “72-hours ready” in case of an emergency. 2017082814:45:00 REVISED / Emergency training courses available for first responders and municipal staff http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.08.1133.html Everyone involved in assisting with an emergency is invited by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization to register for one of its training courses that will take place in Fredericton in the coming months. 2017082209:26:00 Report examining response to ice storm released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.08.1123.html A comprehensive review of the response to the January 2017 ice storm released today contains recommendations to strengthen future responses to natural disasters and emergencies. 2017081812:03:00 Proposed amendments to Motor Vehicle Act regulations posted http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.08.1118.html 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. 2017081709:25:00 New RCMP detachment in Saint-Léonard officially opened http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.08.1081.html Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry was among those attending the official opening of the new West District RCMP Saint-Léonard detachment today. 2017080813:51:00 New Brunswick among the best at International Roadcheck 2017 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.08.1061.html New Brunswick ranked among the top three provinces and territories for commercial vehicle safety compliance at International Roadcheck 2017, an annual 72-hour inspection event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. 2017080316:23:00 Love Shouldn’t Hurt issues call for campaign champions http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.07.0998.html 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. 2017072012:29:00 Joint security exercise completed in Saint John http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.07.0940.html The Saint John and Fredericton police forces and the RCMP conducted a joint security exercise on June 28 in Saint John. Exercise Galleon Reticle was supported by the Department of Justice and Public Safety and took place near a local high school. 2017070509:04:00 Working group on cannabis legalization releases interim report http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.06.0890.html A proposed provincial model for the legalization of recreational cannabis was outlined today in an interim report released by a government working group. 2017062108:59:00 2018011814:14:00