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Deal reached with Twin Rivers Paper Co.

Deal reached with Twin Rivers Paper Co.

The provincial government has completed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Twin Rivers Paper Co. which will see the company complete its agreement to invest in the pension plan for hundreds of its workers and retirees. Premier David Alward made the announcement today in Edmundston.

4,000 hectares of Crown forests to be made available for maple sugar industry

4,000 hectares of Crown forests to be made available for maple sugar industry

The New Brunswick maple sugar industry will benefit from 4,000 hectares of crown forests being made available for leasing over the next four years. New funding of $800,000 for infrastructure projects to assist 11 local maple producers was also announced. From left: Jean-Francois Laplante, vice-president of the New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association; Restigouche-la-Vallée MLA Martine Coulombe; Natural Resources Minister Paul ...

New uniforms for conservation officers and forest rangers

New uniforms for conservation officers and forest rangers

Conservation officers and forest rangers were recently provided with new uniforms so the public can more easily differentiate Department of Natural Resources employees who have different functions. From left: Forest Ranger Gail Duncan and Conservation Officer Shawn Farrell in the new uniforms which they and their colleagues will now be wearing.

Woulds named Wildlife Officer of the Year

Woulds named Wildlife Officer of the Year

Bruce Woulds has been named New Brunswick's 2013 Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year. Woulds is a conservation officer with the Department of Natural Resources in Miramichi. Throughout his 23 years on the job, Woulds has been an active member of his community and leads by example by continuing to do active patrol work while developing staff. Woulds ...

New forestry management strategy to create jobs, investment

New forestry management strategy to create jobs, investment

A new forestry management strategy will encourage investment, maintain thousands of jobs, create hundreds of new jobs and manage Crown forests in a sustainable way. “Putting our Resources to Work, a Strategy for Crown Lands Forest Management” is expected to lead to the harvesting of an additional 660,000 cubic metres of softwood on Crown land, creating more than an additional ...

New Brunswick Hydrographic Network initiative nominated for national award

New Brunswick Hydrographic Network initiative nominated for national award

A collaborative initiative of three provincial departments is being nationally recognized for its innovative approach to building an authoritative water network for New Brunswick. The New Brunswick Hydrographic Network is a collaboration of the departments of Natural Resources and Environment and Local Government as well as Service New Brunswick. The initiative was nominated under the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference ...

Conservation education instructor awards presented

Conservation education instructor awards presented

Marc Comeau of Cap-Pelé and Eldon Rogers of Miramichi are New Brunswick's 2013 Conservation Education Instructors of the Year. Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup presented the pair with commemorative watches, International Hunter Education Association prints and certificates of appreciation. From left: Rogers; Northrup; and Comeau.

Wildlife officer of the year recognized

Wildlife officer of the year recognized

Shawn Farrell, a conservation officer with the Department of Natural Resources, was honoured as wildlife officer of the year at a ceremony at the legislative assembly today. Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup recognized Farrell as the Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year for 2012. From left: Northrup and Farrell.

Names drawn for annual Live Release Draw

Names drawn for annual Live Release Draw

Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup recently drew the names of five winners of the annual Live Release Draw sponsored by the New Brunswick Salmon Council. Salmon council president John Bagnall assisted him. The draw is open to anyone who purchases a Live Release salmon licence. Cecil Miskin of Clarendon, Texas, netted the top prize of a new fly-fishing outfit. From ...

Conservation education instructor awards presented

Conservation education instructor awards presented

Edward Christie of Harvey Station and Jean-Guy Roy of Edmundston are New Brunswick's 2012 Conservation Education Instructors of the Year. Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup today presented the pair with commemorative watches, International Hunter Education Association prints and certificates of appreciation. From left: Northrup; Christie and Roy.

New fishing challenge launched for provincial youth

New fishing challenge launched for provincial youth

The New Brunswick Fishing Challenge, a new program to encourage New Brunswick youth to learn about fishing through the scouts, guides and 4-H organizations, has been announced. From left: Madison Morell-Whalen, with the 1st Nashwaaksis guides; Culture, Tourism and Healthy Living Minister Trevor Holder; and Zach Dilworth, with the 3rd Fredericton scouts.

Discussion papers released with recommendations for new standards for the oil and natural gas industry

Discussion papers released with recommendations for new standards for the oil and natural gas industry

A discussion paper containing 116 recommendations designed to ensure the responsible environmental management of New Brunswick's oil and natural gas industry was released today. The recommendations include proposals to complement the province's existing regulatory framework. From left: Environment and Local Government Minister Bruce Fitch; and Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup.

e-Fish data system a KIRA Awards finalist

e-Fish data system a KIRA Awards finalist

An electronic system developed by the Department of Natural Resources to collect and improve the use of fisheries-related data is a finalist for the 2012 KIRA Awards. Shown is Pam Seymour, a department biologist, who is entering fisheries data collected from a brook.

Wildlife officer of the year recognized

Wildlife officer of the year recognized

James Mundle, a conservation officer with the Department of Natural Resources, was honoured as wildlife officer of the year at a ceremony at the legislative assembly today. Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup recognized Mundle as the Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year for 2011. From left: Northrup; Mundle.

Patrols increased to prevent intentional damage to Crown roads

Patrols increased to prevent intentional damage to Crown roads

Conservation officers will be patrolling Crown woods roads to discourage unnecessary use during the spring thaw period when dirt roads are easily damaged.

New Brunswick donating wood for Bluenose II restoration project

New Brunswick donating wood for Bluenose II restoration project

The Lunenburg, N.S., company restoring the Bluenose II has asked provinces and territories to contribute one or more pieces of wood for use in constructing the mess table. The provincial government has donated four pieces of lumber, each piece is a species of wood with special significance to New Brunswick. In photo: Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup.

Exploration rights awarded for confirmed potash deposit

Exploration rights awarded for confirmed potash deposit

The provincial government has signed an agreement awarding Atlantic Potash Corp. of Saint John the right to explore and develop a confirmed potash deposit near Sussex. From left: Premier David Alward; Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup; and Keith Attoe, co-chief executive officer, Atlantic Potash Corp.

2011 Award of Excellence

2011 Award of Excellence

Resource officers Richard Kingston and Robert Amos, of Sunny Corner, were presented with the Department of Natural Resource’s 2011 Award of Excellence for their role in saving the life of a man lost on the woods. They were recognized by Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup at the legislative assembly. From left: Kingston, Northrup, and Amos.

Minister appears on webcast to discuss natural gas exploration, development

Minister appears on webcast to discuss natural gas exploration, development

Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup appeared on a live webcast to answer questions from New Brunswickers about natural gas exploration and development. The webcast was part of ongoing efforts by the provincial government to involve New Brunswickers directly on issues related to the shale gas industry. From left: Craig Parks, a geologist with the Department of Natural Resources; Annie ...

Conservation education instructor awards presented

Conservation education instructor awards presented

James Corey of Hartland and Harvey Murray of Miramichi are New Brunswick's 2011 Conservation Education Instructors of the Year. Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup presented the pair with commemorative watches, International Hunter Education Association prints and certificates of appreciation. From left: Northrup; Corey; and Murray.

New measures on shale gas announced

New measures on shale gas announced

The provincial government has set up a website that contains factual information about the potential of shale gas. Premier David Alward made the announcement. The premier was referring to the establishment of an online forum, called Natural Gas From Shale (www.gnb.ca/naturalgas), where New Brunswickers can obtain factual information about fracking; its environmental impact; and the potential economic benefits associated with ...

National tree day new addition to National Forest Week

National tree day new addition to National Forest Week

Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup encourages New Brunswickers to acknowledge our forest traditions during National Forest Week, Sept. 18 to 24. New Brunswick has about three million hectares of publicly-owned forest land, representing about half of the province's land mass. Another 25 per cent of the province is privately-owned forest land.

New Fredericton school will be the first to be heated with wood pellets

New Fredericton school will be the first to be heated with wood pellets

The elementary school scheduled to be built on Fredericton's north side will be the first in the province to be heated by wood pellets. From left: Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams.

Department of Natural Resources Richibucto office earns environmental gold rating

Department of Natural Resources Richibucto office earns environmental gold rating

The Richibucto district office of the Department of Natural Resources has earned a gold rating for green building performance from the Canada Green Building Council. From left: Paul Orser, assistant deputy minister, renewable resources, Department of Natural Resources; Léon LeBlanc, resource supervisor, Richibucto office, holding the gold rating certificate; Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup; and Brian Hatch, regional director, Department ...

Natural gas exploration and development in New Brunswick

Natural gas exploration and development in New Brunswick

A news conference was held in Fredericton on Wednesday, July 6, related to new requirements for natural gas exploration and development in New Brunswick. From left: Bethany Thorne-Dykstra, president, Citizens for Responsible Resource Development; and Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup.