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Affordable housing officially open in Saint John

Affordable housing officially open in Saint John

Six affordable-housing units for low-income, non-elderly singles officially opened in Saint John. In the photo from left: Saint John MP Rodney Weston; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder; Saint John Non-Profit’s Board of Directors Terry Albright.

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 Development Minister Bernard Valcourt, Premier David Alward, chairman of the ...

Construction is underway on a replacement nursing home in Dalhousie.

Construction is underway on a replacement nursing home in Dalhousie.

Construction is underway on a replacement nursing home in Dalhousie. The estimated $22.5 million, 90-bed will be located at 284 Goderich St. and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2016. In the photo from left: Nepisiguit MLA Ryan Riordon; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; chair of the board for the Dalhousie Nursing Home Alden Appleby; and ...

Affordable housing units being constructed in Saint Quentin

Affordable housing units being constructed in Saint Quentin

Construction is underway on three affordable housing units that will assist low-income families and persons with disabilities in Saint-Quentin. In the photo from left: Federal Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt; president of Marc Thibault Construction Enr. Marc Thibault; and Restigouche-Lavallée MLA Martine Coulombe.

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 Dubé; Bill Michaud, resident; Robert Toner, chair, board of directors, ...

Affordable housing units officially open in Grand Falls

Affordable housing units officially open in Grand Falls

Nine affordable housing units for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities were officially opened in Grand Falls. From left: Daniel DuRepos, president of Villas Du Repos; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; and Tobique-Mactaquac MP Mike Allen.

New phase of construction underway at Saint John nursing home

New phase of construction underway at Saint John nursing home

Construction on phase 2 at Loch Lomond Villa in Saint John is underway. In addition to extensive renovations being completed on the existing building, a 90-bed replacement facility is being built as part of phase 2. The cost of this project is close to $22 million. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder; Thomas Creamer, chair, ...

Villa Maria nursing home nears completion

Villa Maria nursing home nears completion

Construction of the new Villa Maria Nursing Home in Saint-Louis de Kent is nearing completion. The replacement facility – being built by Acadian Construction – will have 60 beds and cost an estimated $14.5 million, which is lower than the original estimate of $21.9 million announced in 2009. From left: Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé and Villa Maria ...

Construction starts on new nursing home in Upper Miramichi

Construction starts on new nursing home in Upper Miramichi

Construction is underway on a new nursing home in Upper Miramichi. The $9.12 million building will feature 30 nursing home beds. In the photo Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart, left, and Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé, right, are presented with a sign made by Jordan Grouchie, centre, who volunteers at the Central New Brunswick Nursing Home.

$9.2 million expansion announced for Saint-Antoine nursing home

$9.2 million expansion announced for Saint-Antoine nursing home

The Foyer Saint-Antoine nursing home will add 30 new beds as part of a $9.2 million expansion. Construction will begin in summer 2015 with completion estimated for summer 2016. The nursing home will have a total of 60 beds when the expansion is finished. Front row, from left: Carmella Leblanc; Julia Aucoin; Cècile Allain; and Florence Cormier, residents, Foyer Saint-Antoine. ...

Minister receives national award

Minister receives national award

Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé received the Canadian Association of Social Workers National Award for Outstanding Service on Monday, May 26. From left: Carolyn Campbell , president of the Canadian Association of Education for Social Workers; Dubé and Morel Caissie, president of the Canadian Association of Social Workers.

Affordable housing units officially open in Moncton

Affordable housing units officially open in Moncton

Thirty new affordable housing units for non-elderly singles and persons with disabilities were officially opened at 86 Cameron St. in Moncton. From left: Economic Development Minister Bruce Fitch; Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen; Donald Robichaud, president, Résidence Cameron Ltd.; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Government Services Minister Sue Stultz; and Louis Léger, general manager, Résidence Cameron Ltd.

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 at home for as long as possible. From left ...

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 Brunswick Youth in Care Hearings. From left, front row: John ...

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 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt. Back row, ...

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 Minister Madeleine Dubé; Philip Appleby, Outflow; ‎Colin McDonald, board chair, ...

Affordable housing units officially open in Saint John

Affordable housing units officially open in Saint John

Twenty-three new affordable housing units for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities were officially opened at 100 Eugene's Way in Saint John. From left: Saint John MP Rodney Weston; Kevin McDonald, chair of the board of directors, Columbian Charities Council 6595; and Saint John-Fundy MLA Glen Savoie.

Design unveiled for new nursing home in Neguac

Design unveiled for new nursing home in Neguac

Residents and community members joined with provincial representatives to unveil the design of the new Complexe Rendez-vous nursing home in Neguac. From left: Tracadie-Sheila MLA Claude Landry; Regina Anderson, retired citizen; Léo Comeau, member of the board for the Complexe Rendez-vous; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Miramichi Bay-Neguac MLA Serge Robichaud; Neguac Mayor George R. Savoie; and Jean-Eudes Savoie, president, ...

Funding provided to renovate shelter in Saint John

Funding provided to renovate shelter in Saint John

Funding to help First Steps Housing Project Inc. to repair its shelter for expectant and new mothers who are homeless was announced in Saint John. From left: Saint John Harbour MLA Carl Killen; Sharon Amirault, executive director, First Steps Housing Project Inc.; Saint John MP Rodney Weston; and Healthy and Inclusive Communities Minister Dorothy Shephard.

Affordable housing units officially open in Fredericton

Affordable housing units officially open in Fredericton

Twelve new affordable housing units for low-income families and persons with disabilities were officially opened today at 343 Union St. in Fredericton. From left: Andy Buyting, general manager, Sunnyview Apartments; Karolyn Martin, co-ordinator, Community Action Group on Homelessness, Fredericton; Justice Minister Troy Lifford; Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak MLA Pam Lynch; Fredericton city councilor Mike O’Brien; and Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield.

Design unveiled for replacement nursing home in Upper Miramichi

Design unveiled for replacement nursing home in Upper Miramichi

Residents and members of the community joined with provincial representatives to unveil the design of the replacement facility for the Central New Brunswick Nursing Home in Upper Miramichi (Boiestown). From left: Gerald Stewart, chair, board of directors, Central New Brunswick Nursing Home; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart; Michael Keating, executive director, New Brunswick Association of ...

Affordable housing units officially open in Fredericton

Affordable housing units officially open in Fredericton

Four new affordable housing units for low-income families, non-elderly singles and persons with disabilities were officially opened today in Fredericton. From left: Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak MLA Pam Lynch; Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Alan Rayner, Trustees chair, St. Paul's United Church; and Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Brian Macdonald.

Network of excellence to improve services for children, youth with complex mental health needs

Network of excellence to improve services for children, youth with complex mental health needs

The provincial government is working with New Brunswickers to improve services for children and youth with complex mental health and behavioural needs. It is creating a network of excellence that will provide a range of services for these children and youth. As one part of the network, the provincial government is entering into a service contract with Dots NB, ...

Five-year contract extension provided to Youth in Care Network

Five-year contract extension provided to Youth in Care Network

The provincial government will extend its contract with the New Brunswick Youth in Care Network for five years so it may continue its work with youth in and from care across the province. Photo shows Youth in Care members with Social Development Minister Madeline Dubé and Premier David Alward. From left: Kyla Lapointe; John Sharpe; Mandy Richard; Mathieu Cormier; Alisha ...

Official opening of Nashwaak Villa

Official opening of Nashwaak Villa

Residents and community members joined with provincial representatives to celebrate the official opening of Nashwaak Villa nursing home in Stanley. From left: York North MLA Kirk Macdonald; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Bonnie MacNeil, executive director of Nashwaak Villa; Barbara MacDonald, deputy mayor, Village of Stanley; Dawn Spilman, chair, board of directors, Nashwaak Villa; Jean-Eudes Savoie, president, New Brunswick ...