Public Safety News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/public_safety/news.html Public Safety News Releases 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/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/premier/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/premier/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/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/health/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 Child Death Review Committee recommendations released by chief coroner http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.06.0887.html The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the deaths of two children whose families were known to the Department of Social Development. The committee’s recommendations were released today by Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell. 2017062014:29:00 Emergency alerting system to be tested on June 21 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.06.0876.html Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will be tested on Wednesday, June 21, by media broadcasters in New Brunswick. 2017061912:29:00 Chief coroner releases recommendations of Child Death Review Committee http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.06.0837.html The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the deaths of three children whose families were known to the Department of Social Development. 2017060913:35:00 International Roadcheck 2017 to take place June 6 – 8 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.06.0802.html Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety’s Inspection and Enforcement Services will be on the lookout for a variety of safety violations as New Brunswick takes part in the annual International Roadcheck program, June 6-8. 2017060209:05:00 Ellen’s Law takes effect June 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0786.html The Department of Justice and Public Safety reminds cyclists and motorists that the one-metre rule, an amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act recognized as “An Act Respecting Ellen’s Law,” takes effect Thursday, June 1. 2017053013:00:00 Victims and Survivors of Crime Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0772.html The following message was issued today by Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry in recognition of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, May 28 to June 3. 2017052612:57:00 Aboriginal Domestic Violence Outreach Program established in Miramichi region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0747.html Three First Nations communities in the Miramichi region now have access to community-based resources and services for victims of intimate partner violence with the establishment of an Aboriginal Domestic Violence Outreach Program. 2017052310:26:00 River Watch 2017 ends http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.05.0735.html After 10 weeks in operation, the River Watch Program for the 2017 freshet season comes to an end today. 2017051910:36:00 New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization responding to severe thunderstorm in Acadian Peninsula http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0732.html The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization has activated its Regional Operation Emergency Centre in the Acadian Peninsula after a sudden, severe thunderstorm Thursday night. 2017051900:35:00 Update on review of sexual assault cases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0714.html Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry provided an update today on the review of the police handling of sexual crime complaints. 2017051712:55:00 Minister’s message / National Police Week May 14-20 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0677.html The following message was issued by Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry in recognition of National Police Week, May 14 to 20: 2017051111:41:00 GenerLink transfer switch approved for use http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0659.html New Brunswick’s chief electrical inspector has approved the use of a transfer switch that will allow people to quickly connect a generator to their home’s electrical system. 2017051014:38:00 River Watch Update 1:30 p.m. – Residents should keep back from waterways http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0631.html As significant rain continues to fall over New Brunswick today, residents are strongly advised to stay off rivers and away from the banks of rivers, streams and tributaries. 2017050613:25:00 Updated information about potential flooding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0630.html The most up-to-date information related to the potential for flooding, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. 2017050517:10:00 Prepare for heavy rainfall http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0622.html The Emergency Measures Organization is advising New Brunswickers to prepare their properties for heavy rainfall over the next few days. 2017050512:20:00 Road safety campaign reminds New Brunswickers We’re All Traffic http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.05.0621.html Today marked the official launch of a road safety campaign encouraging drivers and cyclists to share the road. 2017050511:57:00 National Emergency Preparedness Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0618.html National Emergency Preparedness Week, May 7-13, is an opportunity to value the work of everyone involved in crisis management and emergency preparedness. 2017050510:27:00 Illegal cigarettes seized, three men facing charges http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.05.0597.html A joint investigation involving the Department of Justice and Public Safety, the RCMP and police forces from Edmundston and Grand Falls has led to the seizure of 153,000 illegal cigarettes. 2017050209:59:00 REVISED / Select committee of legislature to examine issues related to cannabis legalization http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.04.0581.html The provincial government introduced a motion in the legislative assembly today to establish a select committee of the legislative assembly to conduct public consultations on cannabis legalization. 2017042811:15:00 Avoid burning during dry weather http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.04.0573.html New Brunswickers are urged to be cautious when enjoying the outdoors or working on their property, and to do their part in preventing grass and brush fires during dry weather. 2017042710:58:00 Emergency training courses available for first responders and municipal staff http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.04.0519.html Anyone involved in assisting with an emergency is invited to register for one of the Emergency Measures Organization’s training courses that will take place in Fredericton in the coming months. 2017041812:08:00 Updated information about potential flooding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.04.0465.html The most up-to-date information related to the potential for flooding or ice jams, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. 2017040717:05:00 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.04.0453.html The following message was issued by Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry in recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week; April 9 – 15. 2017040709:10:00 Public meetings scheduled in response to ice storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.03.0347.html Public meetings are being held the first week of April as part of a post-action review report of the ice storm that hit the province in January. 2017032114:32:00 Handbook on family law for newcomers launched http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.03.0344.html A new resource on family law for newcomers is now available from the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB). Family Law and Immigrants: A Handbook on Family Law Issues in New Brunswick was officially launched today at the Fredericton Public Library. 2017032014:26:00 Emergency information about the winter storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.03.0331.html Information about the winter storm, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. 2017031416:35:00 Time to move clocks ahead and check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.03.0311.html As New Brunswickers spring ahead to Daylight Savings Time this weekend, they are reminded to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. 2017031010:43:00 River Watch 2017 starts March 13 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2017.03.0305.html The River Watch program will officially start on Monday, March 13, 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. 2017030910:55:00 Province announces next steps on cannabis legalization http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.03.0291.html A working group comprised of senior officials from three government departments and two Crown corporations will provide recommendations on a model for distribution and retail to the provincial government by this fall on the legalization of cannabis. 2017030711:04:00 Public meetings to be held in response to January ice storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.02.0245.html Public meetings will take place from April 3 to 6 in communities affected by a major ice storm that hit the province in January. These meetings are part of a complete post-action review that will be led by Judy Wagner, Clerk of the Executive Council and head of the public service. 2017022514:05:00 Government to seek to find systemic issues with handling of sexual assault cases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.02.0242.html The provincial government is pleased that police forces in New Brunswick have ordered a review of files on reported sexual assault cases that had been cleared as unfounded from 2010 to 2014. 2017022415:38:00 One-metre rule for motorists and cyclists tabled in legislature http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.02.0211.html An amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act has been tabled in the legislature, aimed at improving safety for cyclists. 2017021612:28:00 Legislation introduced to address intimate partner violence http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.02.0210.html New Brunswick today took a step in joining other Canadian provinces in establishing intimate partner violence legislation as Premier Brian Gallant tabled the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act. 2017021611:32:00 Fire Marshal warns of hazards due to snow accumulation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2017.02.0196.html With recent snow storms hitting New Brunswick, and more snowfall in the forecast, larger buildings such as commercial buildings, arenas and warehouses are at risk of roof collapse and structural damages. 2017021312:12:00 2017101910:25:00