New Brunswick Multimedia http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia.html New Brunswick Multimedia Advanced care paramedics now working in three communities http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-24_05.jpg.html Advanced care paramedics have begun answering calls as part of a pilot program in Saint John, Moncton and Bathurst. Ambulance New Brunswick has hired six full-time and 10 casual advanced care paramedics as part of the first phase of the program. Mon, 24 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Investment in early learning and child care http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-24_04.JPG.html The provincial government is investing $1 million to support the Early Learning and Child Care Trust Fund. Participating in the announcement at Wee College in Moncton were Premier Brian Gallant and Finance Minister Cathy Rogers, who is also minister responsible for literacy. Mon, 24 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Investment supports craft brewery expansion http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-24_03.jpg.html The provincial government is investing in the expansion of an award-winning craft brewery. Hammond River Brewing Co. is increasing its production capacity by adding a bottling line, and also plans to open a tasting room. The government is supporting the initiative with a non-repayable contribution of $69,500 from Opportunities NB. From left: Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB; Shane Steeves, owner and brewmaster of Hammond River Brewing; Rothesay Mayor Nancy Grant; and Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet. Mon, 24 April 2017 00:00:00 AST NB Power exploring potential for second hydro station at Grand Falls http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-24_02.jpg.html NB Power has begun environmental and geotechnical studies and site testing to explore the potential for generating more clean energy with a new 100-megawatt generating station in Grand Falls beside the existing station. From left: Mel Morin, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 37; Grand Falls Mayor Marcel Deschênes; Gaëtan Thomas, CEO of NB Power; Denis Pelletier, NB Power; Victoria-La Vallée MLA Chuck Chiasson; and Premier Brian Gallant. Mon, 24 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Government to fight for exclusion from border duties on softwood lumber http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-24_01.jpg.html The provincial government is asserting its support for the New Brunswick softwood lumber industry the week before a preliminary determination is expected from the United States Department of Commerce on their countervailing duty investigations of imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada. Participating in Friday’s technical briefing and media availability were Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet, left, and Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy. Mon, 24 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Premier meets with Canada’s ambassador to the United States http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-20_03.jpg.html Premier Brian Gallant and members of cabinet met with David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the United States. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Gallant; Economic Development Minister Francine Landry; MacNaughton; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; and Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey. Thu, 20 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Investment made in early literacy programs http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-20_02.jpg.html The provincial government is investing more than $140,000 to help families encourage a love of reading at an early age. Premier Brian Gallant highlighted the programs in conjunction with New Brunswick Literacy Day. Back row, from left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Gallant; and Finance Minister Cathy Rogers, who is also the minister responsible for literacy, were joined by children at the Fredericton Regional Family Resource Centre in Fredericton. Thu, 20 April 2017 00:00:00 AST New Brunswick Literacy Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-20_01.jpg.html Finance Minister Cathy Rogers, who is also the minister responsible for literacy, attended a luncheon in honour of New Brunswick Literacy Day, Wednesday, April 19, during which Council of the Federation Literacy Awards were presented. The premiers and territorial leaders created the awards in 2004 to recognize the importance of literacy as an essential building block to a vibrant society and economy. From left: award winner Jean-Charles Richard; Rogers; and award winner Peter Bowmaster. Thu, 20 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Investment in cheese factory http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-18_02.jpg.html Cheese maker Les Blancs d’Arcadie is increasing production with financial assistance from the provincial government. The Caraquet company, which produces a variety of cheddars and soft and salted cheeses, has acquired new equipment that will allow for increased production capacity. The government is providing $50,000 to support this growth. From left: Caraquet MLA Hedard Albert; Norman Doiron, Alberte Doiron and Bertin Doiron, owners of Les Blancs d’Arcadie; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Caraquet Mayor Kevin Haché and Serge Doucet, vice-president of Business Growth for Opportunities NB. Tue, 18 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Investment in distillery http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-18_01.jpg.html Distillerie Fils du Roy, an award-winning New Brunswick distillery, is growing thanks in part to investments from the provincial government. From left: Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Caraquet MLA Hédard Albert; Sebastien Roy, founder, Distillerie Fils du Roy; Serge Doucet, vice-president of business growth, Opportunities NB; and Luc Robichaud, mayor of Paquetville. Tue, 18 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Limited damage from an ice jam in Saint-Léonard http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-13_04.jpg.html As water levels rise close to flood stage in a number of areas along the St. John River basin, the only incident reported is an ice jam in Saint-Léonard which was holding up to 2.5 metres of water. The ice jam created limited damages as only one flooded basement has been reported. However, the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization advises residents in that area to remain on alert during the weekend as the situation can change quickly. Thu, 13 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Schools which will offer early French immersion announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-13_03.JPG.html Early French immersion will be offered at 67 schools around the province in September, including at six schools where immersion is not currently being offered. Premier Brian Gallant joined students at Minto Elementary Middle School to make the announcement. Thu, 13 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Funding to support immigrants in Moncton region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-13_02.jpg.html The provincial government will provide $500,000 to Atlantic Human Services to support newcomers in the Moncton region. From left: Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Joffre Thériault, CEO of Atlantic Human Services and Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc. Thu, 13 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Collective agreement signed with Crown prosecutors http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-13_01.JPG.html The provincial government signed a collective agreement today with the Crown prosecutors group represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada. From left: Treasury Board President Roger Melanson; Christopher Titus, Crown prosecutor; and Attorney General Serge Rousselle. Thu, 13 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Investment in Fredericton High School http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-12_02.jpg.html The provincial government is investing about $5 million on upgrades to Fredericton High School as part of the 2017-18 capital budget. From left: Shane Thomas, principal of Fredericton High School; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Wayne Annis, director of schools for Anglophone West School District; Stephanie Haslam, district education council, sub-district 6, Anglophone West School District; and Kimberley Douglass, chair, district education council, Anglophone West School District. Wed, 12 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Opportunities created by federal budget among issues to be discussed by premiers http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-12_01.jpg.html Premier Brian Gallant is meeting with his Atlantic counterparts in Saint John yesterday and today to discuss job creation, economic growth and other issues of importance to New Brunswickers. Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan is participating by teleconference. From left: Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball; Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and Gallant. Wed, 12 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Mon, 24 April 2017 00:00:00 AST