News Releases - Government of New Brunswick News Releases - Government of New Brunswick New program to help offset adoption expenses A new government program will help offset some costs for New Brunswickers who adopt children. 2017102013:41:00 Contract signed for ferry construction The provincial government has signed a contract with Ocean New Brunswick Inc. for the construction of a 15-car river ferry, which will be built at the naval centre in Bas-Caraquet. 2017102012:35:00 Agriculture in the Classroom program launches in schools More New Brunswick students are digging into agriculture this year thanks to the launch of the new Agriculture in the Classroom program. 2017102009:26:00 Small Business Saturday is Oct. 21 New Brunswickers are encouraged to participate in Small Business Week by visiting local independent stores in their own community on this year’s Small Business Saturday, Oct. 21. 2017102009:16:00 New child care spaces created across New Brunswick Since February, 500 new child care spaces have been created across the province for a total of 2,800 new spaces since October 2014. 2017101914:54:00 Study: student background, time-to-degree and graduate outcomes are linked The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released a study exploring links among students’ backgrounds, the time it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree, and graduate outcomes. 2017101911:46:00 Minister approves increased LSD funding for PotashCorp Civic Centre As of 2018, the contribution of neighbouring local service districts toward the PotashCorp Civic Centre in Sussex will be increased to support the facility’s long-term viability. 2017101911:19:00 New measures to curb alcohol-impaired driving take effect Nov. 1 Starting Nov. 1, new tools will be available under the Motor Vehicle Act to strengthen the ability to identify and deter alcohol-impaired driving. 2017101910:25:00 Investors warned about cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings The Financial and Consumer Services Commission is warning New Brunswickers to use caution before investing in cryptocurrencies or initial coin offerings. 2017101910:05:00 New directors appointed to board of Kings Landing Kings Landing Corporation announced that six new members have been appointed to its board of directors, while four existing members have been reappointed. 2017101811:18:00 New workplace regulations will aim to prevent violence and protect workers The provincial government is working with stakeholders to develop new workplace regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act aimed at preventing workplace violence and intends to have them in place by April 28 of 2018. 2017101811:01:00 New Brunswick to host 2017 Atlantic Provinces Reverse Trade Show More than 400 vendors and 23 exhibitors are expected to attend the 2017 Atlantic Provinces Reverse Trade Show at the Delta Fredericton on Oct. 25. 2017101808:51:00 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is being observed in New Brunswick and around the world today. 2017101715:32:00 REVISED / Consumer alert regarding cars damaged by floods The Financial and Consumer Services Commission is issuing a notice to warn consumers about the sale of cars and boats that have been damaged by floods. 2017101713:46:00 Hunter education instructor awards New Brunswick's 2017 Firearm Safety / Hunter Education Instructors of the Year have been chosen. 2017101713:05:00 Province launches seasonal flu vaccination The publicly funded seasonal flu vaccine is now available in the province. 2017101611:58:00 Small Business Week 2017 The following message was issued today by Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB, in recognition of Small Business Week, taking place Oct. 15-21: 2017101611:03:00 Sod-turning for upgrades to wastewater treatment facility A sod-turning ceremony was held on Friday, Oct. 13 to mark the beginning of TransAqua’s Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade and Modernization Project. The facility serves Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe. 2017101609:55:00 National Foster Family Week The following message was released today by Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman in recognition of National Foster Family Week, Oct 15-21: 2017101316:22:00 Program to help seniors remain independent longer expanded to Miramichi region Seniors living in the Miramichi region are signing up for a program that is designed to help them remain independent longer. 2017101314:03:00 Atlantic Host Hotel joins the NB Power eCharge network A standard level-2 charging station for electric vehicles has been installed in the parking lot of the Atlantic Host Hotel, 1450 Vanier Blvd., Bathurst. 2017101313:40:00 Midwives now accepting clients in Fredericton The first registered midwives introduced into the province’s health-care system have started accepting clients in the Fredericton region. 2017101313:17:00 Harmonization of trades, shared IT system aim to reduce barriers for apprentices and employers A new shared information technology system will be developed by the four Atlantic provinces and Manitoba, allowing people to make the journey from apprentice to certified tradesperson faster and easier. 2017101311:51:00 Advance polls for upcoming municipal byelections, and plebiscite Advance voting takes place Saturday, Oct. 14, for municipal byelections being held in McAdam, Nigadoo, Petit Rocher, Rexton and Saint-André. 2017101311:36:00 Shellfish Aquaculture Development Strategy launched The provincial government has released the New Brunswick Shellfish Aquaculture Development Strategy 2017-2021. 2017101310:52:00 2017102013:41:00