News Releases - Government of New Brunswick News Releases - Government of New Brunswick en 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. Mon, 27 March 2017 12:50:00 AST New bridge to be built over Tetagouche River A new bridge will be built to replace the structure known as Tetagouche River No. 2. Mon, 27 March 2017 11:25:00 AST Miramichi to celebrate New Brunswick Day early The New Brunswick Day celebrations are starting early this year in recognition of Canada 150. The province will host an early celebration in Miramichi on Saturday, July 22. Mon, 27 March 2017 11:07:00 AST Crown reserve draw results now available Anthony Smith of Canobie was the first name drawn in the 2017 regular Crown reserve angling draw. Mon, 27 March 2017 10:00:00 AST Official opening of Max Aitken Academy The official opening of the new Max Aitken Academy was held today in Miramichi. Mon, 27 March 2017 09:48:00 AST 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. Mon, 27 March 2017 09:42:00 AST 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. Sat, 25 March 2017 12:05:00 AST Economic Growth Plan to incorporate marijuana sector The provincial government has identified medicinal and recreational marijuana services and products as key opportunities for growing the provincial economy. Fri, 24 March 2017 14:41:00 AST 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. Fri, 24 March 2017 14:33:00 AST Second round of Economic Opportunities Summits to be held The provincial government will host a second round of Economic Opportunities Summits to share actions taken since the original summits held from September 2015 to April 2016, and to identify additional prospects for job creation and economic growth in the province. Fri, 24 March 2017 11:55:00 AST Government to act on recommendations of the electoral reform commission The provincial government announced today its response to the Commission on Electoral Reform to improve the way the legislature works and increase participation in the democratic process. Thu, 23 March 2017 14:05:00 AST Statement on New Brunswick credit update The following statement was issued today by Finance Minister Cathy Rogers regarding Moody’s Investors Services’ credit update on New Brunswick: Wed, 22 March 2017 15:56:00 AST More than $160 million being invested in innovation, R&D The provincial government is investing more than $160 million over the next four years to foster innovation and boost research and development in New Brunswick. Wed, 22 March 2017 14:15:00 AST Public sessions on renewable energy projects The Department of Energy and Resource Development and NB Power are teaming up to host a series of public information sessions on community renewable energy projects. Wed, 22 March 2017 12:32:00 AST Government encourages recruitment of more female candidates The formula for public financing of political parties will be amended to provide an incentive for parties to recruit more female candidates. Wed, 22 March 2017 11:05:00 AST Statement on the decision for not appealing the Court’s judgment in Gabriel Cyr’s case The following statement was issued today by Public Prosecutions Services: Tue, 21 March 2017 16:33:00 AST Public meetings scheduled in response to ice storm Public meetings are being held the first week of April as part of a post-action review report of the ice storm that hit the province in January. Tue, 21 March 2017 14:32:00 AST REVISED / New Brunswick to invest in civics education and youth voter engagement The government will enhance civics education programs in New Brunswick’s school system. Tue, 21 March 2017 12:35:00 AST 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. Tue, 21 March 2017 11:55:00 AST 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). Family Law and Immigrants: A Handbook on Family Law Issues in New Brunswick was officially launched today at the Fredericton Public Library. Mon, 20 March 2017 14:26:00 AST Tentative agreement reached with New Brunswick Teachers’ Federation The provincial government and the New Brunswick Teachers' Federation have reached a tentative collective agreement. Mon, 20 March 2017 14:16:00 AST Voting age to remain unchanged for Sept. 24, 2018 general election The provincial government will not act on a recommendation to lower the voting age unless the idea is approved by New Brunswickers during a referendum at the next municipal election after the Sept. 24, 2018 general election. Mon, 20 March 2017 11:49:00 AST Minister’s message for Canada Water Week The following message was issued today by Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle. Mon, 20 March 2017 11:43:00 AST New Brunswick to be part of the Francophone Heritage, Cultural and Tourism Corridor project The provincial government has joined with other provincial governments in welcoming the federal government announcement of $ 2.4 million to develop a Francophone Heritage, Cultural and Tourism Corridor in recognition of the contribution of francophones to the Canadian identity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Mon, 20 March 2017 10:22:00 AST International Francophonie Day The following message was issued by Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also the minister responsible for La Francophonie, on the occasion of International Francophonie Day, Monday, March 20. Mon, 20 March 2017 09:02:00 AST Mon, 27 March 2017 12:50:00 AST