New Brunswick Multimedia http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia.html New Brunswick Multimedia Returning offices open as September election officially underway http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-21_1.JPG.html Chief electoral officer Michael Quinn signed the 49 writs of election which officially began the provincial general election scheduled for Sept. 22. Elections New Brunswick opened its returning offices across the province today. 2014082100:00:00 Declaration signed to highlight Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-20_9.JPG.html Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais, who is also minister responsible for Women’s Equality, signed a proclamation declaring the week of September 1-7 to be Respectful Workplace Week in New Brunswick. From left: Sue O'Donnell RN, PhD, assistant professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, and academic co-chair of the Workplace Abuse Research Team of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research; Blais; and Judy MacIntosh RN, PhD, honorary research professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, and past academic co-chair of research team. 2014082000:00:00 Women’s Summit ends http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-20_8.JPG.html The Women’s Summit, held within the framework of the World Acadian Congress, ended on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The summit was held in Edmundston, with the theme “Partout, les femmes décident… les femmes agissent!” (everywhere women decide, women act). From left: Sylvie Morin, president of the Women’s Summit; Phylomène Zangio, co-president of The Voices of New Brunswick Women Consensus-Building Forum; and Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé. 2014082000:00:00 Seniors summit begins at the 2014 World Acadian Congress http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-20_7.JPG.html A seniors summit hosted by the Association francophone des aînés du Nouveau-Brunswick began Aug. 18 as part of the World Acadian Congress. It brings participants 50 years of age and older together for a series of discussions on relevant issues. In the photo: Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé. 2014082000:00:00 Investment in Moncton infrastructure http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-20_6.jpg.html The provincial government will invest up to $23.85 million in support of the City of Moncton’s strategic priority infrastructure projects, to allow the construction of a new downtown entertainment centre. From left: Government Services Minister Sue Stultz; Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc; Economic Development Minister Bruce Fitch; and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais. 2014082000:00:00 Renewal of cooperation agreement between New Brunswick and the Département de la Vienne http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-20_5.JPG.html 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, executive director, international relations and Francophonie, Executive Council Office (Intergovernmental Affairs); Premier David Alward; Denis Brunet, the vice-president in charge of international relations with the General Council of the Département de la Vienne; and Guillaume de Russé, vice-president responsible for finances and the Futuroscope, Département de la Vienne. 2014082000:00:00 Grand Youth Rally http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-20_4.JPG.html Environment and Local Government Minister Danny Soucy participated in the 2014 Grand Youth Rally's banquet in Grand Falls on Aug. 16. 2014082000:00:00 Opening of ExpoMonde in Grand Falls http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-20_2.JPG.html The ExpoMonde (World Expo) – an international showcase presented in conjunction with the 2014 World Acadian Congress – began in Grand Falls on Saturday, Aug. 16. In photo: Environment and Local Government Minister Danny Soucy, who participated in the official opening. 2014082000:00:00 Provincial government invests in athletics track at Polyvalente A.-J.-Savoie http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-20_1.JPG.html The provincial government is investing $160,000 in the construction of an athletics track at the Polyvalente A.-J.-Savoie in Saint-Quentin. In the front, from left: Yakina Pelletier; Jade St-Onge; Meeko Pelletier; Simon Horth and Junior St-Onge. In the back from left: Catherine Bélanger; Mahée Côté; Myriam Valcourt; Ariane Levesque; Ariane Rioux; Nelson Horth; Restigouche-la-Vallée MLA Martine Coulombe; Chantal St-Laurent; Julie Valcourt; Bertrand Beaulieu; Stéphanie Thériault; Yvan Guérette; Jimmy Pineault; Alec Pineault and Joé Côté. 2014082000:00:00 Signing of a cooperation agreement between New Brunswick and Louisiana http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-19_6.JPG.html 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 Louisiana (CODOFIL). 2014081900:00:00 2014 Women’s Summit http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-19_4.JPG.html The Women’s Summit at the World Acadian Congress began Aug. 17, with the theme “Partout, les femmes décident… les femmes agissent!” (everywhere women decide, women act). From left: Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; and Sylvie Morin, president of the 2014 Women’s Summit, at the opening of the summit. 2014081900:00:00 Premier visits Lieutenant-Governor http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-19_3.JPG.html 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. 2014081900:00:00 Unveiling of the sculpture La Grand'Goule http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-19_2.JPG.html The work by French artist Anita Facon, entitled La Grand’Goule, was unveiled and given to the provincial government on Aug. 17 in Edmundston, as part of the World Acadian Congress. From left: Facon; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; and Guillaume de Russé, vice-president responsible for finances and the Futuroscope, Département de la Vienne, France. 2014081900:00:00 Four skilled trades given compulsory designation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-19_1.JPG.html The provincial government has introduced new compulsory designations for four skilled trades under the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Act. From left: Trevor Brewer and Trent MacDonald, both journeymen with the United Association of Plumbers and Pipe fitters Local 325; Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Brian Macdonald; Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak MLA Pam Lynch; Gary Ritchie, executive director of the New Brunswick Building and Construction Trades Council; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Jody Carr; Sam Drummond, a journeyman with Local 325; and Gregg Green, an apprentice. 2014081900:00:00 Location announced for new Miramichi school http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-18_1.JPG.html A new school for students in kindergarten through Grade 8 will be built on the same property as Croft Elementary School in Miramichi. Human Resources Minister Robert Trevors made the announcement on behalf of Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais. From left: Ron Ecker, member of Anglophone North District Education Council; Jennifer Sullivan, principal of Harkins Middle School; Beth Stymiest, superintendant of Anglophone North School District; Trevors; Mike Coster, District Education Council vice-chair of Anglophone North School District; Micheal Mortlock, District Education Council chair of Anglophone North School District; Jane Pinder, principal of Harkins School Elementary; and Mark Donovan, principal of Croft Elementary School. 2014081800:00:00 Tintamarre – 2014 World Acadian Congress http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.08.2014-08-19_5.JPG.html 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. 2014081500:00:00 2014082100:00:00