New Brunswick Multimedia http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia.html New Brunswick Multimedia Local infrastructure improvements for several communities http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-25_3.JPG.html 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. Fri, 25 July 2014 00:00:00 AST New phase of construction underway at Saint John nursing home http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-25_1.JPG.html 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. Fri, 25 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Route 8 Marysville Bypass nearing completion http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-24_2.JPG.html 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. Thu, 24 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Community Cultural Places program announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-24_4.JPG.html 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. Thu, 24 July 2014 00:00:00 AST New Computerized Tomography unit at the Tracadie-Sheila Hospital http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-24_1.JPG.html 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. Thu, 24 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Private-public research and development projects announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-23_2.JPG.html The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation today announced its first ten private-public research and development collaborations through its new Innovation Voucher Fund, totaling $600,000. From left: Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Brian MacDonald; Energy and Mines Minster Craig Leonard; Premier David Alward; Hurdon Hooper of Ruberco Inc. and Cavin Milbury, president of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. Wed, 23 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Investment in programs encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit among youth in francophone schools http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-23_1.JPG.html The provincial government is contributing $50,000 to the non-profit organization Place aux compétences (PAC) in support of different programs contributing to youth and community engagement. From left : Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais; and Maxime Gauvin, acting president of Place aux compétences. Wed, 23 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Progress noted on positive mental health initiative for post-secondary institutions http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-23_3.JPG.html The provincial government continues to collaborate with the Health and Education Research Group at the University of New Brunswick to carry-out a positive mental health initiative for all publicly-funded post-secondary educational institutes. Last year the provincial government invested $187,000 into the initiative. From left: Pat Joyce, executive director of the New Brunswick Student Alliance; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Jody Carr; and Greg Bailey, chair of the New Brunswick Student Alliance. Wed, 23 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Pellet-fired heating system in use at Grand Falls Hospital http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-22_1.JPG.html The Grand Falls Hospital is one of the first public buildings in New Brunswick to utilize a new energy-efficient, pellet-fired heating system. From left: Earl Toner, Community Health Committee for the Grand Falls General Hospital; Environment and Local Government Minister Danny Soucy; Nicole Deschênes-Labrie, director of the Grand Falls General Hospital; Health Minister Hugh Flemming; Jean-Claude Savoie, president of Groupe Savoie and Malcolm Fisher, representative from Biomass Solution Biomasse. Tue, 22 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Provincial government invests in entrepreneurship programs in Madawaska region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-21_1.JPG.html The provincial government is investing $60,000 in three entrepreneurship programs in the Madawaska region. From left: Micheline Lavoie, executive director of the Community Business Development Corporation of Madawaska; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Solange Lorquet, chair of the board of the Community Business Development Corporation of Madawaska; and Tania Gagnon, development officer. Mon, 21 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Increased funding announced for Kings Landing Historical Settlement http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-21_2.JPG.html Kings Landing Historical Settlement has received a $300,000 increase in operational funding as part of Creative Futures – A Renewed Cultural Policy for New Brunswick . On the photo, Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Brian Macdonald, who attended for Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder. Mon, 21 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Increased funding announced for provincial archives http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-18_2.JPG.html New Brunswick's archives community, through the Associates of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick in partnership with the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, received $100,000 in funding as part of the implementation of Creative Futures— A Renewed Cultural Policy for New Brunswick. IN the photo from left: Associates of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick representative Bernard-Marie Theriault, Energy and Mines Minister Craig Leonard, Council of Archives New Brunswick representative Samantha Read, MLA for Fredericton-Silverwood Brian Macdonald, and director of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Fred Farrell. Fri, 18 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Funding announced for Loyalist House and Fort Latour http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-17_1.JPG.html The provincial government has invested in the restoration of Loyalist House and the development of Fort LaTour through the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture’s Built Heritage Program. In the photo from left: Saint John Harbour MLA Carl Killen; chair of the Fort LaTour Development Authority Beth Kelly Hatt; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder; president of the New Brunswick Historical Society Kathy Wilson. Thu, 17 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Villa Maria nursing home nears completion http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-18_1.JPG.html 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 Nursing Home administrator Jean-Paul Mazerolle. Thu, 17 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Province supports project to benefit students with a disability http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-16_4.JPG.html The provincial government is providing Para NB with a grant of $50,000 for a pilot project to provide access to youth-adapted sport and recreation equipment for students with a disability. In the front row from left: Harvey High School student Spencer Price and Para NB management team member Chris Aalders. In the back row from left: Courtenay Brennan, manager, Para NB; Sandi Ware, coordinator, Para NB; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais; Bill Leonard, vice-president, Ability NB; Sally Chamberlain, program coordinator, Sport NB; Kate Baird, president, Recreation NB; Alex Yaychuk, physical education specialist, Nashwaaksis Middle School. Wed, 16 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Provincial government invests in ferry service http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.07.2014-07-16_3.JPG.html The provincial government is investing $2 million to ensure the continued operation of the Saint John-Digby ferry service for another two years. From left: Premier David Alward, federal Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt and Nova Scotia MLA for Clare-Digby Gordon Wilson. Wed, 16 July 2014 00:00:00 AST Fri, 25 July 2014 00:00:00 AST