New Brunswick Multimedia http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia.html New Brunswick Multimedia New tourism growth strategy focuses upon innovation and partnerships http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-22_03.jpg.html Increasing visitor spending to $2 billion by 2025 is a key objective of the New Brunswick tourism growth strategy. Premier Brian Gallant launched the first new comprehensive tourism strategy since the 1990s today in Saint John. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Gallant; Victoria Clarke, executive director of Discover Saint John; and Samuel Daigle, co-owner of Nepisiguit Adventures. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Economic growth agreement with Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-22_02.jpg.html The Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission is the latest commission to sign a memorandum of understanding with the provincial government to encourage collaboration to help grow local and regional economies. From left: commission chair Joyce Wright; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Premier Brian Gallant. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Official opening of Seaside Park Elementary School http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-22_01.jpg.html The official opening of Seaside Park Elementary School was held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Saint John. Photo shows students from the school and, from left, Education and Early Childhood Minister Brian Kenny; Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty; Gerry Mabey, member of the Anglophone South District Education Council; Premier Brian Gallant; Rob Fowler, chair of the district education council; Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Jocelyn Matt, vice-principal of the school; and Michelle Deschenes, principal of the school. Behind the dignitaries is the school choir. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Third New Brunswick company signed to supply cannabis for recreational market http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-20_03.jpg.html A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Zenabis to supply the provincial government with cannabis for the recreational market. The move is related to preparations for the federal government’s legalization of cannabis for recreational use, expected in July 2018. From left: Listuguj Chief Darcy Gray; Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; Zenabis CEO Kevin Coft; Atholville Mayor Michel Soucy; May Nazair, business and communications for Zenabis; and Premier Brian Gallant. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 2017 Minister’s Excellence in Education Awards (anglophone sector) http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-20_02.jpg.html Twelve educators in the anglophone sector have been presented with Minister’s Excellence in Education Awards in recognition of their exceptional work. Front, from left: Tracey Furlotte; Judy Haley; Susie Collins; Jill Isherwood; and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny. Back, from left: Sonya O’Donnell; Tracy Ross; Leisa Comeau; Julie Allain; Sondra Kitchen; Shelley O’Toole; and Valerie Marshall. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Investment in pediatric and obstetrical services at Edmundston Regional Hospital http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-20_01.jpg.html The provincial government is investing about $2 million to create a mother and child care unit at the Edmundston Regional Hospital. From left: Economic Development Minister Francine Landry; Gisèle Beaulieu, vice-president of performance, quality and corporate services for Vitalité Health Network; Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard and Premier Brian Gallant. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 More students to visit legislature through Canada 150 initiative http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-17_03.jpg.html A new Canada 150 initiative to support citizenship education will encourage class visits to Fredericton, where students can tour the legislature and, when possible, observe the house in session. Photo shows a Grade 5 class from École L’Envolée in Shippagan with Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny, back, along with teachers and chaperones. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Investment in First Nations economic development initiatives http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-17_02.jpg.html The provincial and federal governments have made a two-year funding commitment to the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI), which aims to strengthen entrepreneurship and economic development opportunities for First Nations. From left: Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for aboriginal affairs; JEDI president Alex Dedam; Lynn Poole-Hughes, CEO of JEDI; Tobique-Mactaquac MP T.J. Harvey; and deputy premier Stephen Horsman. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Lebanese flag raised http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-17_01.jpg.html Members of New Brunswick’s Lebanese community, along with Speaker of the legislative assembly Chris Collins and deputy premier Stephen Horsman, participated in raising the Lebanese flag at the legislative assembly, this week, in recognition of Lebanon’s Independence Day, which takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Club Auto to create up to 150 jobs in Moncton http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-14_01.jpg.html Club Auto, a customer experience management company within the automotive sector, has opened a business services centre in Moncton and will create up to 150 jobs over the next five years with support from the provincial government. From left: Premier Brian Gallant; Club Auto CEO Sean Grasby; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; and Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Governor General’s first official visit to New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-07_04.jpg.html The first official provincial visit by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette was to New Brunswick today. Payette’s welcome to the legislative assembly included an inspection of a 100-person honour guard of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment (5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown), and a 21-gun salute fired by the Royal Regiment of the Canadian Artillery School. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Antonine Maillet promoted to rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-07_03.jpg.html Acadian author and playwright Antonine Maillet received one of France’s highest honours, the rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit. From left: secretary general of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, Michaëlle Jean; Maillet; and French Secretary of State to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Legislation concerning cannabis control and drug-impaired driving http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-07_02.jpg.html Legislation to be introduced this week aims to help protect New Brunswickers, particularly youth, from harm associated with cannabis use. Participating in the announcement were Health Minister Benoît Bourque, left, and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Agreement with Southeast Regional Service Commission http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-07_01.jpg.html The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Southeast Regional Service Commission aimed at encouraging collaboration among partners in the region to address workforce, infrastructure and other challenges. From left: Yvon Lapierre, chair of the Southeast Regional Services Commission, and Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Agreement with Chaleur Regional Service Commission http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-06_02.jpg.html The provincial government signed a memorandum of understanding today with the Chaleur Regional Service Commission that encourages collaboration among partners to help grow the local economy. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; commission chair Jean-Guy Grant; and , Chair, Chaleur Regional Service Commission, and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 2016-17 Excellence in Education Awards (francophone sector) http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-06_01.jpg.html Five teachers and three early childhood educators in the francophone sector have received the Excellence in Education Award in recognition of their exceptional work over the 2016-17 school year. Standing, from left: Carmène Duguay; Anne Louise Dubé; Akémi Takatsuka; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Sylvie Lang; Nathalie Allain; and Rolande Dubé. Seated, from left: France Bossé and Michelle Losier Roy. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0300