News Releases - Government of New Brunswick News Releases - Government of New Brunswick en New Brunswick promoted as tourist destination Members of a trade mission to China are promoting New Brunswick as a unique tourism destination. This year, 2018, has been designated as the Canada-China Year of Tourism. Fri, 19 January 2018 08:51:00 AST New guidebook to help producers utilize social media A new guidebook has been issued to help farmers, fishermen, aquaculture producers, and other local food and beverage producers promote and market their products online. Thu, 18 January 2018 15:02:00 AST Francophonie co-operation agreement with Quebec renewed The New Brunswick and Quebec governments have renewed their agreement for co-operation and exchange in relation to the Canadian Francophonie. Thu, 18 January 2018 14:34:00 AST Illegal cigarettes seized near Woodstock The Department of Justice and Public Safety, in partnership with the Woodstock Police Force, seized 219,800 illegal cigarettes as a result of a joint forces investigation on Jan. 9. Thu, 18 January 2018 14:14:00 AST New school using New Brunswick curriculum officially opened in China Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau and Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet helped officially open the new Fuzhou Concord College of Sino-Canada, a school offering the New Brunswick curriculum. Thu, 18 January 2018 11:03:00 AST Investment Alert: BitConnect The New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission is warning New Brunswickers about investments being offered by BitConnect. Thu, 18 January 2018 10:02:00 AST Free well-water testing for people affected by flooding The provincial government is providing free bacterial testing for water from private wells which have been directly affected by recent flooding. Thu, 18 January 2018 08:52:00 AST Grand Falls resident pleads guilty to violating Clean Water Act A 53-year-old Grand Falls man has pleaded guilty to performing work along the Tobique River without obtaining a permit. Wed, 17 January 2018 13:31:00 AST Middle class to receive more financial support for child care The provincial government announced today that families with children aged five and under attending a designated New Brunswick Early Learning Centre will not pay more than 20 per cent of their income for child care. Wed, 17 January 2018 12:12:00 AST Top consumer lessons for New Brunswickers Home renovations and warranty issues were among the top New Brunswick consumer queries received in 2017 by the Financial and Consumer Services Commission. Wed, 17 January 2018 10:40:00 AST Third week in January declared New Brunswick Curling Week In celebration of New Brunswick’s rich curling heritage, Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames has declared the third week in January to be New Brunswick Curling Week. Wed, 17 January 2018 10:24:00 AST New Brunswick products highlighted in China Wild blueberries, salmon and lobster from New Brunswick are being spotlighted in China as part of efforts to expand markets in that country. Tue, 16 January 2018 14:59:00 AST First team begins work under province’s new Family Medicine model A group of four doctors in Oromocto has become the first team to work under a new Family Medicine New Brunswick model which is intended to provide patients with enhanced access to family physicians. Tue, 16 January 2018 11:44:00 AST Recommendations to improve safety of dump truck drivers Recommendations have been made to improve the safety of dump truck drivers around stockpiles following a coroner’s inquest in Edmundston. Tue, 16 January 2018 11:38:00 AST Ice fishers reminded to respect the environment The provincial government is raising awareness of responsible ice fishing and reminding fishers to be good stewards of the environment. Tue, 16 January 2018 09:58:00 AST Programs available for those facing high energy bills New Brunswickers are reminded that there are programs available to help them with their high energy bills during the cold winter months. Tue, 16 January 2018 09:10:00 AST Residents can report damages related to the extreme rainfall of Jan. 12 and 13 Residents can now report damages related to the extreme rainfall of Jan. 12-13 by calling 1-888-298-8555 or by registering damages online. Mon, 15 January 2018 16:17:00 AST More information available about free child care Following its announcement to provide free child care for households with annual incomes of $37,500 or less, the government has created a question-and-answer web page to further explain what this means for New Brunswick families. Mon, 15 January 2018 16:03:00 AST Fourth company signed to supply cannabis for recreational market A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Nuuvera Inc. to supply the provincial government with cannabis for the recreational market. Mon, 15 January 2018 15:00:00 AST Investment in Perth-Andover marina The provincial government is investing $30,000 in a new marina in Perth-Andover. Mon, 15 January 2018 13:51:00 AST Investments of $1.4 million in eCharge Network The provincial and federal governments are investing a combined $1.4 million to install nine additional charging sites around the province for electric vehicles. This will nearly double the number of fast-charging stations in NB Power’s eCharge Network. Mon, 15 January 2018 10:22:00 AST Upgrades planned for Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany The provincial government is investing $1.5 million to begin upgrades at the Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany school in Edmundston as part of the 2018-19 capital budget. Mon, 15 January 2018 10:11:00 AST Restoration efforts continue after the storm People living or working along streams, tributaries and rivers are asked to be on the alert for ice movement and the possibility of ice-jam formation resulting in rapid water-level increases. Sun, 14 January 2018 14:12:00 AST Emergency information about the weekend weather Information related to the weekend weather and the potential for heavy rainfall, freezing rain and snow, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. Fri, 12 January 2018 17:00:00 AST Delegation to promote trade, sign agreement in China Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau and Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet will lead a delegation to China Jan. 14-20. Fri, 12 January 2018 09:58:00 AST Fri, 19 January 2018 08:51:00 AST