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Grand Bay-Westfield to celebrate New Brunswick Day early

The New Brunswick Day celebrations are starting early this year in recognition of Canada 150. The province will host an early celebration in Grand Bay-Westfield on Saturday, July 8. From left: Grand Bay-Westfield Mayor Grace Losier; and Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet.

New protocol for monitoring water quality at Parlee Beach

A new water monitoring protocol that follows federal guidelines is being adopted for Parlee Beach beginning this summer. From left: Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle and acting chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell.

Edmundston to host official New Brunswick Day celebration

The City of Edmundston has been chosen to host the province’s official 2017 New Brunswick Day celebrations on Monday, Aug. 7. From left: Premier Brian Gallant; Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard; and Economic Development Minister Francine Landry.

Tourism partnership between maple syrup producers and craft breweries

A new campaign was launched today, pairing New Brunswick’s traditional maple syrup industry with the growing craft beer industry. From left: Stephen Dixon, president of the New Brunswick Craft Brewers Association and owner of Grimross Brewing; Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet; Louise Poitras, executive director of the New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association; and deputy premier Stephen Horsman.

Kings Landing holds 34th annual sugar bush event

Deputy premier Stephen Horsman greeted York-Sunbury Search and Rescue mascot Sammie during the first weekend of the annual sugar bush experience at Kings Landing Historical Settlement. The second weekend of the event is March 18-19.

Geographic place names changed as part of Black History Compilation Project

The provincial government has changed five geographic place names in Saint John and Grand Bay-Westfield as part of the Black History Compilation Project. Back row, from left: Grand Bay-Westfield Mayor Grace Losier; Premier Brian Gallant; New Brunswick Black History Society programs co-ordinator Ralph Thomas; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty; and Saint John Mayor Don Darling. Front: Jocelyn Stevens, PRUDE ...

New operator chosen for provincial golf course

The provincial government is turning over the operation and management of the Mactaquac Golf Course to a well-known golf course operator in Fredericton. GolfCo. Inc., also known as Kingswood Ventures Inc., has signed a 10-year agreement with the government. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman and Brian Johnson, president and owner of Kingswood Ventures.

Investment in trail groomer at Sugarloaf Provincial Park

The provincial government is investing $400,000 to upgrade equipment at Sugarloaf Provincial Park as part of an increased focus on the tourism sector. Participating in today’s announcement were Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, left, and Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage.

New Brunswick Heritage Week is Feb. 13-20

New Brunswickers are encouraged to celebrate Heritage Week 2017, Feb. 13-20. Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames recently visited the Confederation exhibit at the Fredericton Region Museum.

Discovery centre planned for Mount Carleton Provincial Park

The provincial government is investing $525,000 in Mount Carleton Provincial Park as part of an increased focus on the tourism sector. The investment will go toward construction of a discovery centre, which will feature interpretive and educational components and serve as a gathering place for social and entertainment events. From left: Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage and Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew ...

Ski club receives funding to upgrade trails

More than $185,000 in provincial, federal and municipal funding will allow Fredericton’s Wostawea Cross-Country Ski Club to improve trails at Killarney Lake. From left: Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman; Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey; Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien; and John Ball, president of the Wostawea Cross-Country Ski Club.

Investment in snow-making equipment at Sugarloaf Provincial Park

The provincial government will invest $2.2 million to purchase snow-making equipment for the ski hill at Sugarloaf Provincial Park. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault and Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage.

Reception to recognize 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic athletes and personnel

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames recently attended a reception to recognize New Brunswick’s 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic athletes and personnel at the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame.

Rally for New Brunswick-born Olympic Bronze medalist

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames recently attended a Celebratory Rally for Olympic Bronze medalist Catharine Pendrel in Harvey. Pendrel became the first New Brunswick-born athlete to medal at the Summer Olympics since Fredericton’s Marianne Limpert at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Collaboration with University of Maine on art exhibition

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames recently attended an opening of the University of Maine Museum of Art’s most recent exhibition, “Contemporary Currents: Nine New Brunswick Artists”. This is the first ever collaboration between the museum and the New Brunswick Art Bank. Photo shows Ames with Susan Hunter, president of the University of Maine.

Miramichi Folklore Park gets building upgrades and new stage

The provincial and federal governments today announced a joint investment to improve infrastructure at the Miramichi Folklore Park. From left: Miramichi-Grand Lake‎ MP Pat Finnigan; Bernie Colepaugh, artistic director of Miramichi Folklore Park; Greg Donovan, president of the board ‎of directors of the park; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser.

New Visitor Information Centre officially opened

The provincial government officially opened its new Visitor Information Centre in St. Stephen today. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig; St. Stephen Mayor Allan MacEachern; and Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet.

Artifacts recovered along Route 8

Anne Hamilton of the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture’s archeological services unit describes the work being conducted along Route 8 in Marysville. Archeologists estimate that artifacts recovered at the site may be 12,000 years old.

St. Stephen to host official New Brunswick Day celebrations

The Town of St. Stephen has been chosen to host the province’s official 2016 New Brunswick Day celebrations to be held on Monday, Aug. 1. From left: Charlotte-Campobello MLA John Ames; St. Stephen mayor-elect Alan MacEachern; and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bill Fraser.