New Brunswick Multimedia New Brunswick Multimedia Sod-turning marks construction of RCMP facility in Moncton A sod-turning ceremony in Moncton marked the official start of construction of a building for the RCMP Forensic Identification Services Unit. The $2.9-million contract was awarded to Castle Rock Construction Services Inc. The provincial government will fund 70 per cent of the cost and the federal government will fund 30 per cent. From left: Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Bruce Northrup; Premier David Alward; Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, commanding officer of the RCMP in New Brunswick, and Moncton MP Robert Goguen. 2014073000:00:00 Government funds improved intervention for victims of sexual violence The provincial government has contributed $200,000 dollars to the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre for the second consecutive year. The provincial government’s contribution totals $600,000 over three years. The fund is intended for ongoing provincially-co-ordinated implementation of intervention for victims of sexual assault, allocated under a long-term partnership between the Women’s Equality Branch and the centre with a view to improving assistance for victims of sexual violence. From left : Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie Claude Blais, who is also the minister responsible for Women's Equality; and Lorraine Whalley, executive director of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre. 2014073000:00:00 Premier’s Task Force on the Status of the Artist holds first meeting The first meeting of the Premier’s Task Force on the Status of the Artist has taken place. The mandate of the task force is to provide recommendations on measures or legislation that will improve the socioeconomic status of professional artists. From left: Front row: Vicky Lentz; Imelda Perley and Carmen Gibbs. Second row: Sarah Johnson Power; Akoulina Connell and Gilles Doiron. Third row: Sébastien Michaud; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder; Premier David Alward and Phillipe Beaulieu. Fourth row: Chet Wesley; Kate Wallace and Greg Lutes, deputy minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture. 2014072900:00:00 Commemoration of the Deportation of the Acadians at the Village Historique Acadien. An official ceremony on July 28 at the Village Historique Acadien marked the commemoration of the 1755 deportation of the Acadians. The day has been officially designated by the federal government as the day dedicated to the Commemoration of the Grand Dérangement, as the deportation is called. A procession started at the reception center and proceeded up to the chapel where the ceremony was held. Visitors were able to participate in the procession. 2014072900:00:00 Investment of $85,000 in Second Stage Housing services The provincial government has provided $85,000 to Crossroads for Women to help finance its Second Stage Housing Program for women who are victims of domestic violence. The mission of Crossroads for Women is to shelter women and their children living with family violence, ensuring their physical safety and providing them with the support that ultimately will help them break the cycle of violence. From left: Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais, who is also minister responsible for Women’s Equality; and Dave Swansburg, Crossroads for Women president. 2014072900:00:00 Riverview playground opened The official opening of the Rebecca Avenue Playground in Riverview took place today. Provincial and municipal officials were joined by children and leaders from the Town of Riverview’s Playschool program. Front row, from left: Councillor Andrew LeBlanc; Mayor Ann Seamans; Economic Development Minster Bruce Fitch; Councillor Wayne Bennett and Councillor Tom Toner. 2014072900:00:00 Deal reached with Twin Rivers Paper Co. The provincial government has completed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Twin Rivers Paper Co. which will see the company complete its agreement to invest in the pension plan for hundreds of its workers and retirees. Premier David Alward made the announcement today in Edmundston. 2014072800:00:00 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, Carleton Manor; Raymond Walker, resident; Premier David Alward; and Kay Simonds, administrator, Carleton Manor. 2014072800:00:00 Federal and provincial governments invest in Edmundston microbrewery A recently-opened microbrewery in Edmundston, Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault Inc., is working to position itself in the competitive craft beer market, thanks to support from the federal and provincial governments. From left : André Léger, president and general manager, Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault Inc. ; André Morneault, treasurer, Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault Inc.; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; and Mychele Poitras, communications and marketing, Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault Inc. 2014072800:00:00 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. 2014072800:00:00 Local infrastructure improvements for several communities Several New Brunswick communities will soon benefit from improvements to their wastewater infrastructure under the federal Gas Tax Fund. A total of seven communities will see upgrades and improvements to their wastewater collection and treatment systems in Fundy Bay, Gillies, Greensborough, Harvey Lake, Havelock, Roachville and Sainte-Marie-de-Kent. From left: Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield; Rob Moore, federal minister of state for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams and Albert MLA Wayne Steeves. 2014072500:00:00 Investment in math competitions and camps for public universities and K-12 schools The provincial government will invest $250,000 over the next five years in the Atlantic Association of Research in the Mathematical Sciences. Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Jody Carr met with young New Brunswickers taking part in the World’s UNBound camp at the University of New Brunswick. Front Row, from left: Ella Durling; Livia Wilson; Olivia Harvey; Alison Tyler; Abigale Morrison and Ayla Brown. Behind the front row is Carr. Middle Row, from left: Sydney Wilson; Nathalie Pugh; Kya Lydon; Erin Crealock; Emma Volpe and Katherine Gaudet. Back Row, from left: instructors Danielle Scholten; Nicole Murphy; and Myriam Ferron. 2014072500:00:00 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, Loch Lomond Villa board of directors; Cindy Donovan, chief executive officer, Loch Lomond Villa; and Saint John-Fundy MLA Glen Savoie. 2014072500:00:00 Route 8 Marysville Bypass nearing completion The $120-million Route 8 Marysville Bypass will be officially opened to the public at the end of August. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams and Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield toured the project site today to view the progress. From left : Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak MLA Pam Lynch; Ashfield; Tobique-Mactaquac MP Mike Allen; Williams; Tom McGinn, executive director, NB Road Builders; former Fredericton city councillor Walter Brown; and York North MLA Kirk MacDonald. 2014072400:00:00 Community Cultural Places program announced Carter House, a Provincial Heritage Place in Kingston, became the first recipient under the new Community Cultural Places Program at an announcement here today. The facility received $37,500 under the program which was introduced as part of the renewed Cultural Policy, Creative Futures, and will help restore or renovate significant heritage places for re-use. From left: and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder. 2014072400:00:00 New Computerized Tomography unit at the Tracadie-Sheila Hospital The Tracadie-Sheila Hospital celebrated today the official unveiling of the facility's new Computerized Tomography (CT scan) unit. The new CT Scan unit project represents a total investment of $806,000. The Fondation Les Amis de l’Hôpital de Tracadie Inc. contributed $278,000 towards the project, the Coopérative Régionale de la Baie Ltée contributed $250,000 and the government of New Brunswick invested $278,000. From Left: Grand Tracadie-Sheila Mayor Aldeoda Losier; Philippe Ferguson, president of the board of directors, Fondation les Amis de l’Hôpital de Tracadie Inc.; Natural Resources Minister, Paul Robichaud; Tracadie-Sheila MLA Claude Landry; Health Minister Hugh Flemming; Odette Robichaud, director of Tracadie-Sheila Hospital; Stéphane Legacy, chief operating officer, Acadie-Bathurst Zone, Vitalité Health Network; and Donat Landry, vice-president of La Coopérative Régionale de la Baie Ltée. 2014072400:00:00 2014073000:00:00