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Additional funding for emerging artists

The provincial government is investing an additional $100,000 in the New Brunswick Arts Board to increase the funding to emerging artists. From left: Carol Collicutt, chair of the board; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Joss Richer, executive director of the board.

Electric vehicle charging stations to be added to provincial parks

The electric vehicle charging station network will be expanded into provincial parks and attractions. From left: Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey; and Gaëtan Thomas, president and CEO of NB Power.

Increased funding for musicians

The provincial government is investing an additional $50,000 to help New Brunswick musicians showcase their talents outside the province. From left: Christopher Lewis, artist and member of the musical group Zaum; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Carole Chouinard, agent; and Jean Surette, executive director of Music NB.

Celtic Awareness Week

New Brunswick’s Celtic Awareness Week was officially launched on Monday, April 30, at the Provincial Archives in Fredericton. From left: Oromocto Mayor Bob Powell; Mel Fitton, president of the New Brunswick Scottish Cultural Association; Allison Wrynn, vice-president of the Central New Brunswick Welsh Society; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris, who is also the minister responsible for Celtic affairs; ...

Gloria Savoie highlighted through artist-in-residence project

Artist Gloria Savoie showcased her artist-in-residence project this week promoting the poems and stories of celebrated Miramichi writers David Adams Richards, Wayne Curtis, Doug Underhill and Ray Fraser. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser and Savoie.

New Brunswickers encouraged to “Tap into maple syrup season”

Maple season is here and New Brunswickers are encouraged to take advantage of all the products and experiences the industry has to offer. Front row, from left: Grade 3 teacher Cheryl Smith and students from Priestman Street School. Back row, from left: Louise Poitras, executive director of the New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; ...

David Champagne highlighted through artist-in-residence initiative

The provincial government is highlighting another of its artist-in-residence projects this week, on the Acadian Peninsula, with artist David Champagne. From left: Galerie Bernard-Jean co-ordinator Denis Lanteigne; Champagne; and Shippagan-Lamèque-Miscou MLA Wilfred Roussel.

Artist-in-residence initiative supports arts and culture sector

The provincial government is providing financial assistance to four artist-in-residence projects in Caraquet, Kedgwick, Miramichi and Baie-Sainte-Anne. From left: Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; artist Isabelle Levesque; and France Levesque, executive director of the Société culturelle des Hauts-Plateaux.

Public libraries offer free passes to Village Historique Acadien

During Provincial French Pride Week, March 19-25, the public may visit any of the 63 public libraries in the province and present their library card to sign out one free admission pass per cardholder to the Village Historique Acadien. From left: Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; Philippe Basque, historian for the Village Historique Acadien; and Eva Fischer, ...

New location announced for New Brunswick Museum

The provincial government will purchase a portion of the former Canadian Coast Guard property in Saint John as the future site of the New Brunswick Museum. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Bill Hicks, the museum’s acting CEO; Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty; Premier Brian Gallant; and Shannon Merrifield, chair of the museum’s board of directors.

Minister: Family Day expected to be good for hospitality sector

The provincial government anticipates the addition of a new paid holiday will create increased opportunity for the hospitality industry and other sectors this year. The province’s first Family Day will be on Monday, Feb. 19. From left: Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; Ronald Drisdelle, president of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick; Brian Conoley, Radical Edge; ...

Third week in January declared New Brunswick Curling Week

In celebration of New Brunswick’s rich curling heritage, the third week in January has been declared to be New Brunswick Curling Week. From left: Finance Minister Cathy Rogers and Jacques Robichaud, president of Curl Moncton.

Investment in trail planning

The provincial government is investing $1 million in planning for a project that would connect the Trans Canada Trail with the East Coast Greenway in the United States. From left, Darren Turner, of the Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission; Poul Jorgensen, executive director of NB Trail; Premier Brian Gallant; and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames.

New tourism growth strategy focuses upon innovation and partnerships

Increasing visitor spending to $2 billion by 2025 is a key objective of the New Brunswick tourism growth strategy. Premier Brian Gallant launched the first new comprehensive tourism strategy since the 1990s today in Saint John. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Gallant; Victoria Clarke, executive director of Discover Saint John; and ...

More students to visit legislature through Canada 150 initiative

A new Canada 150 initiative to support citizenship education will encourage class visits to Fredericton, where students can tour the legislature and, when possible, observe the house in session. Photo shows a Grade 5 class from École L’Envolée in Shippagan with Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny, back, along with teachers and chaperones.

Funding committed for new provincial museum

The government is committing $50 million toward construction of a new provincial museum in uptown Saint John. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Shannon Merrifield, chair of the museum’s board of directors; Premier Brian Gallant; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long.

Reconstructed Doak House barn officially opened

An official opening was held today for the reconstructed Doak House barn. From left: Karen Howe, Des-Tek Inc. architectural firm; Doaktown Mayor Bev Gaston; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Valerie O'Donnell, manager of Doak House; Delmer White, Atlantic Salmon Museum; and Donald Colford, acting as the original property owner Robert Doak.

Signage pilot project launched

The provincial government officially launched a pilot project today that will give food, fuel and accommodations businesses in southwestern New Brunswick the opportunity to participate in a logo sign program along a section of Route 1 in Charlotte County. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill ...

Public libraries offering free admission passes to Beaverbrook Art Gallery in October

Members of the public may visit any of the province’s 62 public libraries in October and use their library card to sign out one free admission pass to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. From left: Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; Beaverbrook Art Gallery interim director and CEO Bernard Riordon; and regional director of the York Library ...

Parks and attractions to extend their season

Some of the province’s provincial parks and attractions are extending their season into the October long weekend. Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames made the announcement with Mactaquac Provincial Park staff.

Investment in botanical garden improvements

The provincial government is investing almost $650,000 in the New Brunswick Botanical Garden as part of an increased focus on the tourism sector. From left: André Leclerc and Jean Aucoin of the botanical garden; Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard; Premier Brian Gallant; and Economic Development Minister Francine Landry.

Funding announced for Ministers Island

The provincial and federal governments are investing $1.47 million this year in a new vision to develop Ministers Island into a world-class tourist destination. Participating in the funding announcement were Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames and New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig.

Brooklyn Douthwright leads Team New Brunswick at the closing ceremony

The Canada Summer Games are now officially over and Team New Brunswick returns home with a record 24 medals during the two weeks of competitions that took place in Winnipeg. Quadruple medalist Brooklyn Douthwright served as Sunday’s flag bearer, leading Team New Brunswick into Investors Group Field at the University of Manitoba, site of the closing ceremony. Douthwright won a ...

Investment in McAdam Railway Station

An investment of nearly $400,000 is being made in the historic McAdam Railway Station. First row, from left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Betty Lou Christie, member of the McAdam Historical restoration Commission; Elsie Carroll, commission president; New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig and Gail Swan, member of the commission. Back row, from left: Dorothy LaKing, member of ...

New Brunswick wins three medals at Canada Games

Team New Brunswick won three medals today at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Laura Dickinson, 18, of Miramichi, mined silver in the 3000 metre steeplechase while Liam Turgeon, of Tide Head, claimed bronze in the shot put and Christel Robichaud, of Moncton, won bronze in the female para discus. From left: Robichaud; Dickinson; Turgeon; and chef de mission Nicole ...