News Releases - Government of New Brunswick News Releases - Government of New Brunswick en Official opening of distillery in Malden A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today to mark the grand opening of Blue Roof Distillers. Fri, 23 June 2017 16:14:00 AST Investment in Memramcook promenade The government is investing $150,000 in improvements to the LeBlanc Stream promenade in Memramcook in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Fri, 23 June 2017 15:05:00 AST Sisson Mine represents jobs and opportunities for New Brunswick The provincial government welcomed the news today that the Sisson Mine received the federal government’s environmental assessment approval. Fri, 23 June 2017 09:55:00 AST Public information sessions planned Two informal public information sessions will be held concerning a proposed new Edmundston-Madawaska international bridge and a border crossing feasibility and planning study. Fri, 23 June 2017 09:09:00 AST Free admission to provincial parks Entrance to several provincial parks will be free on Canada Day and New Brunswick Day in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Fri, 23 June 2017 09:03:00 AST Province and New Brunswick Medical Society ratify new four-year agreement The provincial government and the New Brunswick Medical Society have signed a new four-year physician services master agreement which is intended to enhance access to primary health care in the province. Thu, 22 June 2017 15:18:00 AST Investments in Fredericton road and culvert projects The provincial government and the City of Fredericton will jointly fund several infrastructure projects this year under the Municipal Designated Highway Program. Thu, 22 June 2017 09:17:00 AST Investment in downtown Dieppe projects An investment of $150,000 is being made in beautification projects around Place 1604, in downtown Dieppe, to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Thu, 22 June 2017 09:10:00 AST Up to $75,000 for Phase 2 of Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts The provincial government is investing up to $75,000 in the Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts for Phase 2 of a three-phase project. Wed, 21 June 2017 15:09:00 AST Property assessments to be frozen in 2018, independent agency to be created With a review into property assessments expected too late to make changes with effect next year, the provincial government will freeze property tax assessments in 2018 to help ensure fairness and predictability for property owners and local governments. Wed, 21 June 2017 11:27:00 AST Memorandum of understanding respecting First Nations education The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with seven First Nation communities respecting First Nations education and the calls to action as set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Wed, 21 June 2017 11:17:00 AST Working group on cannabis legalization releases interim report A proposed provincial model for the legalization of recreational cannabis was outlined today in an interim report released by a government working group. Wed, 21 June 2017 08:59:00 AST National Aboriginal Day The following statement was issued by Nathalie Chiasson, chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, on the occasion of National Aboriginal Day, June 21. Wed, 21 June 2017 08:53:00 AST NB Power and wind energy supplier TransAlta agree to add capacity at Kent Hills NB Power and TransAlta, a subsidiary of TransAlta Renewables Inc., have agreed to add 17.25 MW of wind-generating capacity at its existing Kent Hills site. Tue, 20 June 2017 14:56:00 AST Child Death Review Committee recommendations released by chief coroner The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the deaths of two children whose families were known to the Department of Social Development. The committee’s recommendations were released today by Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell. Tue, 20 June 2017 14:29:00 AST Further investment in Chaleur Regional Hospital addition The provincial government is investing $27.4 million from the 2017-18 capital budget to continue construction of a five-storey addition at the Chaleur Regional Hospital. Tue, 20 June 2017 14:22:00 AST Campbellton fountain investment The provincial government is investing $150,000 in the refurbishment of the Salmon Plaza fountain in downtown Campbellton to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Tue, 20 June 2017 11:23:00 AST World Refugee Day message The following statement was issued today by Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault on the occasion of World Refugee Day. Tue, 20 June 2017 10:36:00 AST Auditor general finds climate change action items lack implementation plans and timelines Auditor General Kim MacPherson has tabled her report assessing New Brunswick’s progress towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to climate change. This report is part of ongoing work on climate change by all auditors general across Canada. Tue, 20 June 2017 10:11:00 AST Auditor general cites troubling disregard of procurement practices in $13-million Social Development contract In her latest report tabled today in the legislative assembly, Auditor General Kim MacPherson found serious areas of concern with the Department of Social Development’s procurement process involving a $13 million consulting contract. Tue, 20 June 2017 10:08:00 AST Surveying underway to delineate wetlands in Parlee Beach area A ground survey to delineate wetlands in the area surrounding Parlee Beach begins this week. Tue, 20 June 2017 09:46:00 AST Investment in improvements to Miramichi downtown areas The provincial government is investing $150,000 in the creation of murals and two stylized wooden backdrops, for the Miramichi’s downtown areas, in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Mon, 19 June 2017 14:12:00 AST Emergency alerting system to be tested on June 21 Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will be tested on Wednesday, June 21, by media broadcasters in New Brunswick. Mon, 19 June 2017 12:29:00 AST Tracadie park investment The provincial government is investing $150,000 towards the development of a new downtown park in Tracadie in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Mon, 19 June 2017 10:34:00 AST Multimedia show MALA begins June 21 The first showings of a high-tech, multimedia presentation that will be projected upon the legislative assembly will take place June 21 to July 1. Mon, 19 June 2017 09:19:00 AST Fri, 23 June 2017 16:14:00 AST