News Releases - Government of New Brunswick News Releases - Government of New Brunswick en National suicide prevention demonstration project to be launched in province’s northwest The provincial government is partnering with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Vitalité Health Network to launch a community suicide prevention project in northwestern New Brunswick. Tue, 20 March 2018 13:58:00 AST Local and healthy food initiative pilot project launched The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has launched a local and healthy food initiative in three anglophone schools. Tue, 20 March 2018 12:44:00 AST Income support and training services for EI claimants affected by gap in benefits A federally funded program will provide immediate income support and training for New Brunswickers who experience a gap between employment insurance (EI) benefits and their seasonal employment. Tue, 20 March 2018 10:28:00 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, Tuesday, March 20. Tue, 20 March 2018 08:54:00 AST David Champagne highlighted through artist-in-residence initiative The provincial government is highlighting another of its artist-in-residence projects this week, on the Acadian Peninsula, with artist David Champagne. Mon, 19 March 2018 15:30:00 AST 2018 Provincial French Pride Week The 29th Provincial French Pride Week was officially launched today at Le Domaine Étudiant school in Petit-Rocher. The week runs from March 19 to 23. Mon, 19 March 2018 11:02:00 AST Provincial emergency management funding increased by $1.7 million The provincial government is investing $1.7 million in additional funding to help improve local emergency preparedness and double the number of regional emergency management co-ordinators. Fri, 16 March 2018 15:17:00 AST Economy, education and health care focus of fourth session of the 58th legislative assembly The fourth session of the 58th legislative assembly closed today with 43 bills passed and a focus on the economy, education and health care. Fri, 16 March 2018 13:24:00 AST REVISED / Centralized Information Access and Privacy Services unit to be established The provincial government announced it will establish a centralized Information Access and Privacy Services unit aimed at improving the process for people seeking information from public bodies and strengthening the protection of personal information. Fri, 16 March 2018 09:57:00 AST Provincial and federal governments sign infrastructure agreement Premier Brian Gallant and federal Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi today signed a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $673 million over the next decade in federal funding under the Investing in Canada plan. Thu, 15 March 2018 12:48:00 AST Annual investment of $150,000 to support private sector pay equity The provincial government will invest $150,000 annually to support the advancement of pay equity among private sector organizations that do business with government and that employ 50 or more people. Wed, 14 March 2018 13:42:00 AST Progress report on poverty reduction plan released The Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation released today a progress report on Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan 2014-2019. Wed, 14 March 2018 11:22:00 AST WEDNESDAY, March 14 / Provincial government offices in the Fredericton area CLOSED until 11 a.m. Given the current winter storm conditions, please be advised that the provincial government offices in the Fredericton area will be closed until 11 a.m. TODAY, March 14. Wed, 14 March 2018 06:24:00 AST REVISED / Members sought for cannabis research and education fund committee The provincial government is calling for expressions of interest for participation on the Cannabis Education and Awareness Fund’s advisory committee. The government is also contributing $250,000 to the fund. Tue, 13 March 2018 12:52:00 AST New Brunswick companies highlight their products at Boston seafood show A New Brunswick business delegation has wrapped up its visit to Seafood Expo North America 2018 where companies from the province’s fish and seafood industry met with buyers from around the world. Tue, 13 March 2018 11:38:00 AST Memorandum of understanding signed with University of New Brunswick The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) that is meant to provide stable tuition for students and predictable multi-year funding for the university Tue, 13 March 2018 11:24:00 AST Artist-in-residence initiative supports arts and culture sector The provincial government is providing financial assistance to four artist-in-residence projects in Caraquet, Kedgwick, Miramichi and Baie-Sainte-Anne. Mon, 12 March 2018 14:50:00 AST New Brunswick to develop digital literacy standards for schools The provincial government is investing in the creation of digital literacy standards for provincial classrooms, in co-operation with the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Mon, 12 March 2018 14:14:00 AST Funding for Moncton transition house Crossroads for Women, a transition house in Moncton, has received $600,000 from the provincial and federal governments for construction and renovation projects. Mon, 12 March 2018 13:48:00 AST Federal and provincial governments support new equipment at Max Steel The federal and provincial governments provided financial support to help Max Steel expand its operations in Clair and add two new jobs. Mon, 12 March 2018 13:10:00 AST Premier and Massachusetts governor discuss trade, clean energy Premier Brian Gallant and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker met in Boston today to discuss issues of common interest, such as job creation and trade. Mon, 12 March 2018 12:54:00 AST Public libraries offer free passes to Village Historique Acadien During Provincial French Pride Week, March 19-25, the public may visit any of the 63 public libraries in the province and present their library card to sign out one free admission pass per cardholder to the Village Historique Acadien. Mon, 12 March 2018 11:02:00 AST Minister meets with delegations from China, South Korea Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet is meeting fish and seafood buyers from South Korea and China as part of efforts to expand export markets for New Brunswick products. Mon, 12 March 2018 10:35:00 AST Coroner’s inquest scheduled Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell announced that an inquest into the death of James Baker has been scheduled for March 19-21 at the Best Western Plus Woodstock Hotel and Conference Centre, 123 Gallop Crt., Woodstock. Mon, 12 March 2018 09:32:00 AST Information about the winter storm Information about the winter storm, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. Fri, 09 March 2018 16:37:00 AST Tue, 20 March 2018 13:58:00 AST