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Work on CN's Newcastle Subdivision underway

Work on CN's Newcastle Subdivision underway

The installation of a new railroad tie on CN's Newcastle Subdivision by dignitaries marked the start of work on the rail line. From left: Human Resources Minister Robert Trevors; Sean Finn, CN's executive vice-president of corporate services and chief legal officer; Premier David Alward; Miramichi MP Tilly O’Neill Gordon; Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe ...

Provincial and federal governments invest in Venn Innovation Inc.

Provincial and federal governments invest in Venn Innovation Inc.

The provincial and federal governments invested in Venn Innovation Inc. to help the company undertake two projects that will benefit knowledge-based companies and entrepreneurs looking to further their innovations. In photo, seated from left: Paul Gunn, chair, and Doug Robertson, president and CEO of Venn Innovation Inc. Standing, from left: ...

Federal and provincial governments support the Fundy Trail Parkway

Federal and provincial governments support the Fundy Trail Parkway

The provincial and federal governments recently announced a joint contribution of $22.8 million to support the completion of the Fundy Trail Parkway. From left: Economic Development Minister Bruce Fitch, who is also minister responsible for Invest NB; Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Bruce Northrup; Saint John Harbour MLA Carl ...

The Upper River Valley Hospital to receive new CT scanner

The Upper River Valley Hospital to receive new CT scanner

The Upper River Valley Hospital in Waterville will receive a new CT scanner by the winter of 2015. The new $1.3 million machine will replace an older model that has reached the end of its useful life. From left: Dean Cummings, executive director, Upper River Valley Hospital; Health Minister Hugh ...

New Brunswick innovation research chairs announced

New Brunswick innovation research chairs announced

The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation established three new applied research chairs valued at $3.525 million over five years. Areas of research include the commercialization of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids for food and pharmaceuticals; advanced cyber security threat detection, response and mitigation systems; and biomedical human prosthetic and augmentation devices. Front ...

International students from community college systems embark on Amazing Race

International students from community college systems embark on Amazing Race

International students from New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) embarked on an Amazing Race across New Brunswick. The race kicked-off in Fredericton and will end in Moncton/Dieppe. From walking on the ocean floor at Hopewell Rocks to sailing the seas at Shediac or discovering ...

Renewal of federal gas tax fund

Renewal of federal gas tax fund

An agreement was signed today for the renewed federal Gas Tax Fund that will provide predictable, stable funding for public infrastructure throughout New Brunswick. The fund provides municipalities with the flexibility to choose and plan infrastructure projects based on their specific priorities. In the photo from left are Premier David ...

Poverty reduction plan unveiled

Poverty reduction plan unveiled

The second poverty reduction plan was unveiled today by the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation of New Brunswick (ESIC). The new plan, like the first one, brings together people who live or have lived in poverty with representatives of the non-profit sector, the business sector, and the government. It ...

New strategy to help seniors remain at home

New strategy to help seniors remain at home

The provincial government unveiled a three-year plan today aimed at helping seniors remain in their homes for as long as possible. Home First is designed to enhance healthy aging and care in New Brunswick. It will support seniors to maintain health and independence as well as continue to live ...

Province helping connect workers with jobs through summit, online resources

Province helping connect workers with jobs through summit, online resources

The province launched a new job board and career information website today during the provincial jobs summit People, Skills, Jobs: Putting our resources to work. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Jody Carr; Michael Haan, associate professor and Canada Research chair at the University of New Brunswick; Mark ...

Unveiling of a linguistic and cultural development policy in education

Unveiling of a linguistic and cultural development policy in education

The provincial government is adopting the “Linguistic and Cultural Development Policy – A Societal Project for the French Education System”, Education and Early Childhood Minister Marie-Claude Blais announced today. Centre front of photo shows Premier David Alward, with Blais to the immediate left; and members of the Action Group for ...

Response to Youth in Care Network recommendations

Response to Youth in Care Network recommendations

The provincial government has responded favourably to recommendations made by the New Brunswick Youth in Care Network. Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé made the announcement during the presentation of the government's response to the recommendations presented in the report A Long Road Home: An account of the first ever New ...

Premier and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister tour site of new Moncton High School

Premier and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister tour site of new Moncton High School

Premier David Alward and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais toured the construction site of the new Moncton High School. The building is slated to open in Sept. In the photo from left are Alward, Blais, Trudy Allen, project manager and David Foulem with Foulem construction.

Federal and provincial governments extend housing agreement

Federal and provincial governments extend housing agreement

The federal and provincial governments today announced an additional combined investment of $78 million over five years to help more individuals and families in need of housing. The funding will be delivered through an extension to the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement. Seated, from left: Premier David Alward; and federal ...

Provincial and federal governments renew support for Science East's Illuminate! Program

Provincial and federal governments renew support for Science East's Illuminate! Program

Science East will extend its outreach program Illuminate!, designed to make youth aware of the opportunities that exist in science-based careers, thanks to investments by the federal and provincial governments. Front row, from left: Premier David Alward; and Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak MLA Pam Lynch. Standing, from left: Kayoe Stewart, Science East ...

New homeless shelter to open in Saint John

New homeless shelter to open in Saint John

A new 20-bed homeless shelter for men will open in Saint John. The shelter will be operated by Outflow, a local organization that delivers up to 800 meals per week to those in need. From left: Tony Dickinson, shelter manager; Jayme Hall, executive director, Outflow; Premier David Alward; Social Development ...

Premier and Public Safety Minister inspect flood damage

Premier and Public Safety Minister inspect flood damage

Premier David Alward and Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Bruce Northrup inspected some of the flood damage in and around Sussex today. In photo, they are briefed on the situation by Red Cross official Bill Lawlor. From left: Northrup; Lawlor and Alward.

Province partners in national agriculture promotion

Province partners in national agriculture promotion

The provincial government has signed on to a national initiative to promote agriculture. The Agriculture More Than Ever campaign is a multi-year initiative by Farm Credit Canada to improve perceptions, dispel myths and create positive dialogue about Canadian agriculture. From left: Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Michael Olscamp; Farm Credit ...

Clara Hughes visits legislative assembly

Clara Hughes visits legislative assembly

Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes is currently cycling across the country as part of Clara's Big Ride. The 110-day tour across Canada will visit every province and territory in Canada to grow awareness and action in mental health as well as help end the stigma around mental illness. On Tuesday, April ...

The provincial government invests $2.65 million in two Bouctouche infrastructure projects

The provincial government invests $2.65 million in two Bouctouche infrastructure projects

The provincial government invested $2.65 million in two infrastructure projects in Bouctouche to help improve the municipal water system. In the photo from left are: Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen; Premier David Alward; Mayor of Bouctouche Aldeo Saulnier; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams.

Investment in high-speed network supports technology sector growth and research

Investment in high-speed network supports technology sector growth and research

The provincial government, CANARIE, and F6 Networks are investing in a new high-speed, dark-fibre network that will connect northern New Brunswick to the provincial and national research and education networks. From left: Kathryn Anthonisen, vice-president external relations, CANARIE; Natural Resources Minister Paul Robichaud, who is also minister responsible for the ...

Schools to participate in the Premier’s Challenge announced

Schools to participate in the Premier’s Challenge announced

The provincial government, in partnership with Active at School and Canadian Tire Corp., is putting a plan into action to get the province's children and youth active. Premier David Alward announced the 20 schools that will take part in the Premier's Challenge, a six-week pilot project designed to get young ...

HRG to establish training facility in Moncton

HRG to establish training facility in Moncton

Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), a company specializing in corporate travel, expense and data management services, will establish a new training facility in Moncton and create up to 50 travel consultant positions within the next two years. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais; Robert MacLeod, president and ...

Premier holds trade, economic discussions with European Union ambassadors

Premier holds trade, economic discussions with European Union ambassadors

Premier David Alward became the first provincial premier to be officially received by the group of European Union ambassadors when he held discussions with them in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 18. Alward met them as well as Marie-Anne Coninsx, ambassador of the European Union, to explore ways to increase ...

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 ...