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Province signs memorandum of understanding with B.C. to increase apprentice mobility

Province signs memorandum of understanding with B.C. to increase apprentice mobility

The governments of New Brunswick and British Columbia have signed an agreement which will allow apprentices to seamlessly train in their trade and work in either province. From left: Premier David Alward; and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark.

Renewal of cooperation agreement between New Brunswick and the Département de la Vienne

Renewal of cooperation agreement between New Brunswick and the Département de la Vienne

The provincial government renewed its cooperation agreement with the Département de la Vienne, France, for a period of five years. The main areas of cooperation covered by the agreement – which has been in effect since 1983 – are tourism, culture, the economy, education and training. From left: Roger Duval, ...

Signing of a cooperation agreement between New Brunswick and Louisiana

Signing of a cooperation agreement between New Brunswick and Louisiana

The provincial government has signed a cooperation agreement with the State of Louisiana. From left: Roger Duval, executive director, international relations and Francophonie, Executive Council Office (Intergovernmental Affairs); Premier David Alward; Louisiana State Senator Eric Kenneth Lafleur; and William Arceneaux, president of the Council for the Development of French in ...

Premier visits Lieutenant-Governor

Premier visits Lieutenant-Governor

Premier David Alward met with Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas at Government House to ask him to dissolve the 57th legislative assembly of New Brunswick in advance of the up-coming provincial general election on Sept. 22. From left: Alward; Nicholas; and Rhonda Alward.

Tintamarre – 2014 World Acadian Congress

Tintamarre – 2014 World Acadian Congress

As part of the 2014 World Acadian Congress, Premier David Alward participated in the Tintamarre, held in Madawaska, Me. From left: Alward; Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard; and Maine Governor Paul LePage.

Deal reached with Chaleur Sawmills

Deal reached with Chaleur Sawmills

The provincial government has reached an agreement with Chaleur Sawmills which will see it receive an additional 30,000 cubic metres of wood for its facility in Belledune. The company will receive the new wood supply under the Strategy for Crown Lands Forest Management. The additional allocation will result in $5.5 ...

Provincial government invests in Doaktown park

Provincial government invests in Doaktown park

The provincial government is investing $87,000 towards a new community park in Doaktown. From left: village councillor Paul Gillespe; Coun. Jeff Porter; Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart; Doaktown Mayor Bev Gaston; Premier David Alward; and Coun. Wayne Fowler.

Provincial government invests in Blackville Municipal Park

Provincial government invests in Blackville Municipal Park

The provincial government is investing a total of $80,000 in improvements to the community park in Blackville. From left: Cindy Ross, councillor; Premier David Alward; Blackville Mayor Andrew Hawkes; Roy McCrae, who built the park; Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart; and Matt Sturgeon, councillor.

Province hosts bilateral meetings during World Acadian Congress

Province hosts bilateral meetings during World Acadian Congress

The provincial government held a series of meetings with a number of visiting dignitaries on the first day of the World Acadian Congress. Some of the dignitaries involved in the meetings included Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former governor general Michaëlle Jean, France’s ambassador to Canada Phillip Zeller and Senegal’s ambassador ...

Official opening of the World Acadian Congress

Official opening of the World Acadian Congress

The opening ceremonies of the 2014 World Acadian Congress took place Aug. 8. The theme for the event is “Acadia of the World: A New Acadia!”. The congress runs until Aug. 24 in the border regions of Maine, Madawaska and Témiscouata, Quebec. From left: Prime Minister Stephen Harper; Lt.-Gov. Graydon ...

Appointment of Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau as lieutenant-governor

Appointment of Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau as lieutenant-governor

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the appointment of Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau as Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. From left: Deputy Premier Paul Robichaud; Roy-Vienneau; her husband Ronald Vienneau; and Premier David Alward at the opening ceremony of the World Acadian Congress.

Investment made in eLearning

Investment made in eLearning

The provincial government will invest $800,000 over two years in SkillsNB, a new eLearning platform offering training and up-skilling online courses. SkillsNB is a joint initiative between the provincial government and SkillSoft, a Fredericton-based company. From left: Chris Cummins, vice-president of sales at Skillsoft; Premier David Alward; Petitcodiac ...

Tripartite agreement to revive shipbuilding and repair in Bas-Caraquet

Tripartite agreement to revive shipbuilding and repair in Bas-Caraquet

The provincial government, New Brunswick Naval Centre and the Océan company announced an agreement aimed at reviving the shipbuilding and repair sector in Bas-Caraquet. The initiative will generate economic spinoffs and could create up to 77 jobs. In the photo from left are: Natural Resources Minister Paul Robichaud, Premier David ...

Transition House officially opens in Edmundston

Transition House officially opens in Edmundston

A newly renovated transition house for women who may be victims of family violence – L’Escale MadaVic In. – was officially opened in Edmundston recently. In the picture from left: Priest from Immaculée Conception Parish Roger Dionne, Bishop of Diocese of Edmundston Claude Champagne, Federal Aboriginal Affairs and Northern ...

New Clair-Fort Kent International Bridge officially opened

New Clair-Fort Kent International Bridge officially opened

Officials from both sides of the New Brunswick/Maine border today celebrated the official opening of the $13.9 million Clair-Fort Kent International Bridge. The ribbon-cutting ceremony also marked the partnership in building and funding the bridge between the province’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure and Maine’s Department of Transportation. From left, ...

Sod-turning marks construction of RCMP facility in Moncton

Sod-turning marks construction of RCMP facility in Moncton

A sod-turning ceremony in Moncton marked the official start of construction of a building for the RCMP Forensic Identification Services Unit. The $2.9-million contract was awarded to Castle Rock Construction Services Inc. The provincial government will fund 70 per cent of the cost and the federal government will fund 30 ...

Premier’s Task Force on the Status of the Artist holds first meeting

Premier’s Task Force on the Status of the Artist holds first meeting

The first meeting of the Premier’s Task Force on the Status of the Artist has taken place. The mandate of the task force is to provide recommendations on measures or legislation that will improve the socioeconomic status of professional artists. From left: Front row: Vicky Lentz; Imelda Perley and Carmen ...

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.

Sod turning for addition to Woodstock nursing home

Sod turning for addition to Woodstock nursing home

Residents and members of the Woodstock community joined provincial representatives to turn the sod for the construction of the $9.12 million addition to Carleton Manor. The addition will add 30 beds to the current facility for a total of 110 beds. From left : Social Development Minister Madeleine ...

Private-public research and development projects announced

Private-public research and development projects announced

The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation today announced its first ten private-public research and development collaborations through its new Innovation Voucher Fund, totaling $600,000. From left: Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Brian MacDonald; Energy and Mines Minster Craig Leonard; Premier David Alward; Hurdon Hooper of Ruberco Inc. and Cavin Milbury, president of the New ...

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 ...