News Releases - Government of New Brunswick News Releases - Government of New Brunswick en Illegal harvesting of deer and moose in Charlotte County Ten people were arrested after the seizure of more than 590 kilograms (1,300 pounds) of moose and deer meat, numerous firearms, illegal drugs, a vehicle and other hunting equipment in Charlotte County. Thu, 14 December 2017 11:45:00 AST Climate change legislation introduced The provincial government introduced legislation today that would adopt the federal government’s intensity targets for large industrial emitters, requiring them to be among the cleanest in the country or pay to offset their pollution. Thu, 14 December 2017 11:05:00 AST Premier met with prime minister to discuss New Brunswick economy and pilot project on healthy seniors Premier Brian Gallant met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa to discuss the New Brunswick economy and senior care in the province. Thu, 14 December 2017 09:50:00 AST Make buying local a holiday tradition New Brunswickers are encouraged to make buy-local a key part of their holiday celebrations this year. Thu, 14 December 2017 09:00:00 AST Coroner’s inquest scheduled Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell announced that an inquest into the death of Valdor Michaud has been scheduled for Dec. 20-22 at Carrefour Assomption, 121 de l’Église St., Suite 209, Edmundston. Wed, 13 December 2017 14:41:00 AST $28 million invested in wages for early childhood educators The provincial government announced today an investment of $28 million over four years to support wage increases for early childhood educators beginning in 2019-20. Wed, 13 December 2017 13:26:00 AST Canada 150 High School Legacy project recipients announced Funding grants totaling $500,000 have been awarded to eight high schools as part of the Canada 150 High School Legacy project. Wed, 13 December 2017 12:46:00 AST Amendments introduced to prohibit lobbying by members The provincial government introduced legislation today to strengthen conflict of interest rules governing members of the legislative assembly. Wed, 13 December 2017 11:37:00 AST 50th anniversary of first elected female MLA The provincial government, in partnership with the New Brunswick Women’s Council and Women for 50%, hosted a reception today at the legislature to recognize and honour the 50th anniversary of the first elected female member of the legislative assembly, Brenda Robertson, and to encourage more women to participate in politics. Wed, 13 December 2017 10:30:00 AST NB Power seeks new fuel source for Belledune Generating Station NB Power plans to eliminate coal from its energy mix by 2030 by identifying a new, cleaner energy source to keep the Belledune Generating Station operational for decades to come. Wed, 13 December 2017 09:12:00 AST Meeting of finance ministers Finance Minister Cathy Rogers was among the federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers who met in Ottawa this week to discuss the economy and fiscal environment, as well as other matters of national importance, including a proposed taxation framework for cannabis. Tue, 12 December 2017 14:13:00 AST Solar panels installed on roof of Fredericton High School The provincial government has installed solar panels on the roof of Fredericton High School as an investment in energy efficiency. The 100 kilowatt pilot project is the largest solar installation in New Brunswick. Tue, 12 December 2017 11:00:00 AST Locations chosen for rollout of early learning centres The provincial government announced today that the first designated anglophone and francophone New Brunswick Early Learning Centres will be located in Saint John and the Greater Edmundston area, in March 2018. Tue, 12 December 2017 10:39:00 AST Premiers discuss shared opportunities at meeting of Council of Atlantic Premiers Premier Brian Gallant met with colleague premiers at the Council of Atlantic Premiers meeting in Halifax today. Mon, 11 December 2017 15:02:00 AST Release of report on inclusive transportation in New Brunswick The provincial government has received the report From Surfaces to Services: An inclusive and sustainable transportation strategy for the Province of New Brunswick 2017-2037, from a committee of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation. Mon, 11 December 2017 14:21:00 AST Surplus property to be sold to Hanwell The provincial government and the Rural Community of Hanwell have reached an agreement for the transfer of surplus government property on Hanwell Road. Mon, 11 December 2017 13:43:00 AST Proposed new territorial limits for the City of Edmundston The provincial government will introduce amendments to legislation on Tuesday that would allow Edmundston to annex a property and establish new territorial limits for the city. Mon, 11 December 2017 13:29:00 AST Infrastructure improvements in Beaubassin East The provincial government is investing $105,000 in an infrastructure improvement project in the rural community of Beaubassin East to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Mon, 11 December 2017 12:51:00 AST Street lights funded in Shediac An investment of $150,000 is being made towards a downtown improvement project in Shediac in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Mon, 11 December 2017 12:43:00 AST Repairs completed on two New Denmark roads Two roads in New Denmark, the Mill Hill Road and Route 108, recently reopened to full traffic following significant repairs. Mon, 11 December 2017 11:30:00 AST Investments in paving projects The provincial government has invested in paving projects in the upper St. John River valley. Mon, 11 December 2017 11:25:00 AST Name of recreational cannabis retail stores announced The provincial government announced today that the NB Liquor subsidiary, that will be created to operate recreational cannabis retail operations in New Brunswick, will be called Cannabis NB. Mon, 11 December 2017 11:17:00 AST Construction completed at Dalhousie nursing home Construction has been completed at the new Dalhousie nursing home. The 90-bed facility was constructed at a cost of $23 million. Sat, 09 December 2017 11:34:00 AST New snow groomer unveiled at Sugarloaf Provincial Park The official unveiling of a new snow groomer took place today at Sugarloaf Provincial Park. Sat, 09 December 2017 09:12:00 AST Opportunities for greater harmonization to be discussed by premiers Premier Brian Gallant will meet with his regional counterparts in Halifax next week to discuss red tape reduction and the Atlantic Growth Strategy. Fri, 08 December 2017 16:20:00 AST Thu, 14 December 2017 11:45:00 AST