New Brunswick Multimedia New Brunswick Multimedia Teacher-led research released Research by New Brunswick teachers on the topic of accommodating learning differences was released today in Fredericton. From left: Ann Sherman, dean of the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education; Monica Watson-Bedard, teacher at Millidgeville North School; Joe Crossland, physical education and health lead, Anglophone West School District; and Nancy Boucher, acting deputy minister of Education and Early Childhood Development (anglophone sector). 2017032900:00:00 Investment to host 2017 major junior hockey draft in Saint John The provincial government is investing $20,000 toward the cost of hosting the 2017 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League annual session and entry draft in Saint John this June. From left: Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long; Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart; Saint John Sea Dogs mascot Fleaburn; Premier Brian Gallant; Tom Donovan, executive director, Saint John Sea Dogs Foundation; and Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty‎. 2017032800:00:00 Legislation to be introduced to enable public bodies to store data The provincial government will introduce legislation today that would enable public organizations to store prepared data at the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training. From left: David Burns, vice-president of research at UNB; Ted McDonald, director of the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; and deputy premier Stephen Horsman. 2017032800:00:00 Official opening of Max Aitken Academy The official opening of the new Max Aitken Academy was held today in Miramichi. Front, from left: Kamryn Manderson and Jacob Tenass, students. Back, from left: Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Celia Hale, student; school principal Mark Donovan; Jenna Taylor, student; school mascot Max the Moose; Kierstan Hamilton, student; Sophie Taylor, student; Seniors and Long-term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Miramichi mayor Adam Lordon and Michael Mortlock, chair of the district education council. 2017032700:00:00 New bridge to be built over Tetagouche River A new bridge will be built to replace the structure known as Tetagouche River No. 2. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Bathurst Mayor Paolo Fongemie; Restigouche-Chaleur MLA Daniel Guitard; and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. 2017032700:00:00 Income tax preparation clinic for people on modest incomes An income tax preparation clinic was held at the Université de Moncton as part of a joint initiative between the provincial and federal governments. From left: Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for Poverty Reduction and the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation; Kamal Khera, parliamentary secretary for the minister of national revenue; Edgar Léger, clinic volunteer; and Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc. 2017032700:00:00 Small business income tax will be cut on April 1, the third rate cut in three years On April 1 the small business income tax rate will be cut to three per cent. This is the third cut to this rate since Jan. 1, 2015. From left: Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; David Shin and Ellen Shin, owners of Café C’est La Vie; and Premier Brian Gallant. 2017032700:00:00 Funding for Route 170 in St. Stephen The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, as part of its Municipal Designated Highway Program, will fund curb and gutter repairs along 650 metres of Route 170 in St. Stephen. From left: St. Stephen Mayor Allan MacEachern; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser. 2017032500:00:00 Edmundston to host official New Brunswick Day celebration The City of Edmundston has been chosen to host the province’s official 2017 New Brunswick Day celebrations on Monday, Aug. 7. From left: Premier Brian Gallant; Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard; and Economic Development Minister Francine Landry. 2017032400:00:00 Chair of Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Board Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault today introduced Debra Romero at the legislative assembly. Romero was recently named chair of the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Board, the first woman to hold this position. 2017032300:00:00 Premier concludes trip to Boston Representatives of New Brunswick’s fish and seafood industry have wrapped up a trade trip to Boston, where the province’s products were featured before more than 20,000 buyers. Premier Brian Gallant, along with Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet, led several companies in a delegation to Seafood Expo North America, commonly known as the Boston seafood show. From left: Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard Minister Dominic LeBlanc; Canada’s Consul General in Boston David Alward; Gallant and federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay. 2017032100:00:00 International Francophonie Day Deputy premier Stephen Horsman raised the flag of La Francophonie at the legislative assembly today in recognition of International Francophonie Day. 2017032000:00:00 Handbook on family law for newcomers launched A new resource on family law for newcomers is now available from the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB). From left: Clea Ward, president of PLEIS-NB; Deborah Doherty, executive director of PLEIS-NB; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; and Sylvie Nadeau, executive director of the New Brunswick Public Library Service. 2017032000:00:00 St. Patrick’s Day Deputy premier Stephen Horsman (left), and Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris (centre), who is minister responsible for Celtic Affairs, participated in raising the flag of Ireland outside the legislature to mark St. Patrick’s Day. 2017031700:00:00 National Immunization Poster Contest winners Premier Brian Gallant and Health Minister Victor Boudreau met with two young New Brunswickers who were winners in Immunize Canada’s 2016 National Immunization Poster Contest. From left: Isabella Quinn, national contest winner; Gallant; Cindy Guan, New Brunswick prize winner; and Boudreau. The contest encourages students to understand the importance of immunization, and also provides a chance for them to submit original works of art reflecting their ideas on immunization. 2017031700:00:00 Province to participate in Boston seafood show Several New Brunswick companies will join a delegation led by Premier Brian Gallant and Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet to participate in North America’s largest seafood show. Doucet recently visited the packing floor at True North Salmon of Black’s Harbour. True North Salmon will be part of the delegation. 2017031700:00:00 2017032900:00:00