New Brunswick Multimedia http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia.html New Brunswick Multimedia Design unveiled for new nursing home in Neguac http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-15_1.JPG.html Residents and community members joined with provincial representatives to unveil the design of the new Complexe Rendez-vous nursing home in Neguac. From left: Tracadie-Sheila MLA Claude Landry; Regina Anderson, retired citizen; Léo Comeau, member of the board for the Complexe Rendez-vous; Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Miramichi Bay-Neguac MLA Serge Robichaud; Neguac Mayor George R. Savoie; and Jean-Eudes Savoie, president, New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes. Tue, 15 April 2014 00:00:00 AST Improvements made to St. John's Hall http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-11_2.jpg.html An $1,800 investment by the provincial government resulted in improved accessibility to St. John's Hall in Fredericton including the installation of electronic door openers. From left: Justice Minister Troy Lifford; Sandy Meikle; and Rev. William MacMullin. Fri, 11 April 2014 00:00:00 AST Province partners in national agriculture promotion http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-11_1.jpg.html The provincial government has signed on to a national initiative to promote agriculture. The Agriculture More Than Ever campaign is a multi-year initiative by Farm Credit Canada to improve perceptions, dispel myths and create positive dialogue about Canadian agriculture. From left: Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Michael Olscamp; Farm Credit Canada chief executive officer Grey Stewart; Premier David Alward; Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick board member David Goodine; and Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick chief executive officer Josée Albert. Fri, 11 April 2014 00:00:00 AST Clara Hughes visits legislative assembly http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-08_1.JPG.html Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes is currently cycling across the country as part of Clara's Big Ride. The 110-day tour across Canada will visit every province and territory in Canada to grow awareness and action in mental health as well as help end the stigma around mental illness. On Tuesday, April 8 she stopped in Fredericton to support local mental health initiatives by community groups, schools and other local organizations. In the photo from left are Stephen Chase, deputy mayor of Fredericton; Premier David Alward; Hughes; and Karen Sheriff, president and chief executive officer, Bell Aliant. Tue, 08 April 2014 00:00:00 AST The provincial government invests $2.65 million in two Bouctouche infrastructure projects http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-07_3.JPG.html The provincial government invested $2.65 million in two infrastructure projects in Bouctouche to help improve the municipal water system. In the photo from left are: Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen; Premier David Alward; Mayor of Bouctouche Aldeo Saulnier; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams. Mon, 07 April 2014 00:00:00 AST Inauguration of new annex at the École Régionale-de-Saint-André http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-07_1.JPG.html The new annex at the École Régionale-de-Saint-André was officially opened Friday, April 4. Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Marie-Claude Blais joined students, parents, staff, and members of the community to celebrate completion of the renovations. From left, with students and future students of the school are Bertrand Beaulieu, CEO of Francophone school district northwest; Éric Desjardins, principal of École Régionale-de-Saint-André; Hélène Parent, parent representative; Minister Blais; Allain Desjardins, mayor of Saint-André; Danny Soucy, minister of the environment and local government; Richard Landry, chairman of the board of education Francophone school district northwest; Mike Allen, MP for Tobique-Mactaquac and Amy Soucy, parent representative. Mon, 07 April 2014 00:00:00 AST Investment in high-speed network supports technology sector growth and research http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-04_1.JPG.html The provincial government, CANARIE, and F6 Networks are investing in a new high-speed, dark-fibre network that will connect northern New Brunswick to the provincial and national research and education networks. From left: Kathryn Anthonisen, vice-president external relations, CANARIE; Natural Resources Minister Paul Robichaud, who is also minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; Premier David Alward; Tracadie-Sheila MLA Claude Landry and Tom Rivington, president of F6 networks. Fri, 04 April 2014 00:00:00 AST One-Job Pledge initiative helping Edmundston companies http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-03_2.JPG.html The One-Job Pledge initiative has helped 94 graduates find employment at 73 businesses in the Edmundston region. On April 2, Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Jody Carr and Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé visited with students and employers in the region who have benefited from the program. Photo shows, front diagonal line, from top to bottom: Frédéric Plourde, GM Chevrolet Buick GMC Edmundston; Danny Levesque, Gilles Cormier Electric Inc.; Anick Bonenfant, Association des foyers de groupe; and Sarah-Hélène Côté, La coopérative des Montagnes (Radio CFAI). Middle diagonal line, from top to bottom: Daniel Thébeau, GM Chevrolet Buick GMC Edmundston; Carr; Dubé; Madawaska-les-Lacs MLA Yvon Bonenfant; and Jean-Paul D’Astous, employer, Cabinet de Services financiers D’Astous Carrier Inc. Back diagonal line, from top to bottom: Kevin Nadeau, Gilles Cormier Electric Inc.; Mathieu Cyr, Gilles Cormier Electric Inc.; Jonathan Morneault, Gilles Cormier Electric Inc.; Éric Ouellet, Resnet Inc.; and Mathieu Dumulon-Lauzière, La coopérative des Montagnes (Radio CFAI). Thu, 03 April 2014 00:00:00 AST Province invests $300,000 in community infrastructure project http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-03_1.JPG.html The provincial government is investing $300,000 in a community infrastructure project to create a social enterprise hub in Saint John. The project consists of the construction of a three-storey building that will house office and training space for non-profits, social enterprises and micro-entrepreneurs. Left to right: Saint John East MLA Glen Tait; Seth Asimakos, general manager Saint John Community Loan Fund; Saint John Harbour MLA Carl Killen; Healthy and Inclusive Communities Minister Dorothy Shephard; Premier David Alward and Saint John-Fundy MLA Glen Savoie. Thu, 03 April 2014 00:00:00 AST Schools to participate in the Premier’s Challenge announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.04.2014-04-01_1.JPG.html The provincial government, in partnership with Active at School and Canadian Tire Corp., is putting a plan into action to get the province's children and youth active. Premier David Alward announced the 20 schools that will take part in the Premier's Challenge, a six-week pilot project designed to get young people active for an hour a day. Alward attended the event and brought shopping carts filled with sporting equipment donated by Canadian Tire and Sport Chek that will be used by the participating schools. From left: Mike Mercier, Canadian Tire dealer; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais; Government Services Minister Sue Stultz; Olympic gold medalist Rosie MacLennan; Alward; Elio Antunes, president and chief executive officer, ParticipACTION; and Peter J. Trainor, principal of Hillcrest School. Tue, 01 April 2014 00:00:00 AST HRG to establish training facility in Moncton http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.03.2014-03-31_2.JPG.html Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), a company specializing in corporate travel, expense and data management services, will establish a new training facility in Moncton and create up to 50 travel consultant positions within the next two years. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais; Robert MacLeod, president and chief executive officer of Invest NB; HRG North America president Greg Treasure; Premier David Alward; Government Services Minister Sue Stultz; and Petitcodiac MLA SherryWilson. Mon, 31 March 2014 00:00:00 AST Funding provided to renovate shelter in Saint John http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.03.2014-03-31_1.JPG.html Funding to help First Steps Housing Project Inc. to repair its shelter for expectant and new mothers who are homeless was announced in Saint John. From left: Saint John Harbour MLA Carl Killen; Sharon Amirault, executive director, First Steps Housing Project Inc.; Saint John MP Rodney Weston; and Healthy and Inclusive Communities Minister Dorothy Shephard. Mon, 31 March 2014 00:00:00 AST New labour market agreements to benefit persons with disabilities http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.03.2014-03-28_1.JPG.html The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the federal government introducing a new generation of labour market agreements for persons with disabilities totaling nearly $48 million. Photo shows members of the New Brunswick Disability Executives’ Network with government minsters: Front row, from left: Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé; Chrystine Allain, Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons; Healthy and Inclusive Communities Minister Dorothy Shephard; Denise Coward, CNIB, and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Jody Carr. Second row, from left: Diana Hall, Neil Squire Society; Lynn LeBlanc, Saint John Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and South East Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services; Bev Grasse, Neil Squire Society; and Tracy Ryan, Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Back row, from left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais; Kevin Symes, Canadian Deafblind Association New Brunswick; and Jonathan Lister, New Brunswick Association for Community Living. Fri, 28 March 2014 00:00:00 AST Lobster industry supports marketing levy http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.03.2014-03-28_2.jpg.html Fishers, buyers, shippers and processors have endorsed a levy to support the marketing of Canadian lobster. The agreement was reached during the Canadian Lobster Value Recovery Summit, which wrapped up March 27 in Halifax. From left: Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell, Nova Scotia; Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Michael Olscamp, New Brunswick; and Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley, Prince Edward Island. Fri, 28 March 2014 00:00:00 AST Sexual Assault Awareness Month http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.03.2014-03-27_2.JPG.html April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in New Brunswick. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Marie-Claude Blais, who is also the minister responsible for women's equality, signed a declaration with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre to show the provincial government’s commitment in that respect. From left: Blais; and Lorraine Whalley, executive director of the centre. Thu, 27 March 2014 00:00:00 AST Saint-Quentin group received the Excellence in Water Stewardship Award http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2014.03.2014-03-27_1.JPG.html The Five Fingers Brook Watershed Committee of Saint-Quentin was recently presented with the Council of the Federation’s Excellence in Water Stewardship Award as part of Canada Water Week. The group won the award in recognition of their work in developing and implementing a plan to improve the drinking water supply in the Five Fingers Brook. From left: Restigouche-la-Vallée MLA Martine Coulombe; Environment and Local Government Minister Danny Soucy; Nicole Somers, deputy mayor of Saint-Quentin; Normand Levesque, president of the Five Fingers Brook Watershed Committee; and committee vice-president Jacqueline Beaulieu. Thu, 27 March 2014 00:00:00 AST Tue, 15 April 2014 00:00:00 AST