News Releases - Government of New Brunswick News Releases - Government of New Brunswick en 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 2017 Provincial French Pride Week The 28th Provincial French Pride Week will be officially launched on Monday, March 20, at École Régionale Saint-Anne in Sainte-Anne de Madawaska. Sun, 19 March 2017 12:45:00 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. Fri, 17 March 2017 11:01:00 AST St. Patrick’s Day The following statement regarding St. Patrick’s Day was issued today by Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris, who is minister responsible for Celtic Affairs. Fri, 17 March 2017 10:13:00 AST Premier leads delegation to Boston seafood show Several New Brunswick companies will join a delegation led by Premier Brian Gallant and Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet to participate in North America’s largest seafood show. Fri, 17 March 2017 08:34:00 AST Tourism partnership between maple syrup producers and craft breweries A new campaign was launched today, pairing New Brunswick’s traditional maple syrup industry with the growing craft beer industry. Wed, 15 March 2017 12:35:00 AST Amendments to New Brunswick’s Human Rights Act The provincial government has introduced changes to New Brunswick’s Human Rights Act. Wed, 15 March 2017 11:56:00 AST Summit in St. Stephen on supporting people living with a disability Deputy premier Stephen Horsman hosted a New Brunswick Family Plan summit on supporting people living with a disability on Monday, March 13. Wed, 15 March 2017 11:13:00 AST Emergency information about the winter storm Information about the winter storm, including 24/7 emergency updates, is available online. Tue, 14 March 2017 16:35:00 AST Proposed amendment to Family Services Act to make it easier for children to maintain relationships with grandparents The provincial government is taking steps to make it easier for children to maintain relationships with their grandparents and other family members. Tue, 14 March 2017 14:36:00 AST Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre officially opens The grand opening of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre took place today. Tue, 14 March 2017 11:19:00 AST Recalculated property tax bills to be issued Service New Brunswick will provide extra time for appeals for property owners whose assessments are being recalculated. All other property owners still have until March 31 to appeal their assessments. Tue, 14 March 2017 10:40:00 AST Wed, 22 March 2017 15:56:00 AST