News Releases - Government of New Brunswick News Releases - Government of New Brunswick en Government will work to provide assistance on a case-by-case basis with local governments that see decrease in revenue due to the property tax freeze The following statement was released today by Environment and Local Government Minister and Service New Brunswick Minister Serge Rousselle: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:40:00 -0300 Home Energy Report program helps New Brunswickers save $1.27 million in energy costs NB Power estimates its residential customers have reduced expenditures by more than $1.27 million by making small changes in their energy habits since the Home Energy Report program was launched in January. During that time, customers have saved about 11.8 GWh of energy, which is enough electricity to power about 700 homes for a year. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:17:00 -0300 Emergency alerting system to be tested on Wednesday Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will be tested on Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, by media broadcasters in New Brunswick. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:18:00 -0300 Baie-Sainte-Anne to add non-fire-related rescue services Non-fire-related rescue services have been added for the local service district of Baie-Sainte-Anne. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:27:00 -0300 Improved access to physicians in northern New Brunswick A total of 43 new physicians have been hired in the Restigouche and Acadie-Bathurst zones of the Vitalité Health Network since September 2014. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:30:00 -0300 Illumination in gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month The portico of the legislative assembly building will be lit in gold beginning at dusk on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and to honour those who have been affected by pediatric cancers. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:11:00 -0300 Saint John provincial court to reinstitute mental health docket this fall A mental health docket will be reintroduced to the provincial court in Saint John in early November, four years after the last case of the former mental health court program was heard. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:55:00 -0300 New Brunswick and Quebec release review of Francophonie co-operation The New Brunswick and Quebec governments have presented the 2016-17 review of their co-operation in matters related to the Canadian Francophonie. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:21:00 -0300 Nominations open for municipal byelections Nominations have opened in six communities to fill six vacancies through byelections to be held Monday, Oct. 23. Nominations close at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0300 Peer support for people with addiction and mental health issues Peer support workers are using their own life experience to help Flexible Assertive Community Treatment teams support people with serious mental health issues. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:41:00 -0300 Synthetic turf field opens in Miramichi The official opening of a new synthetic turf field took place today in Miramichi. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:00:00 -0300 Peace officers and inspectors now able to issue tickets for smoking in public places New regulations are now in effect that will strengthen enforcement of the Smoke-free Places Act. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:50:00 -0300 New Brunswick companies will supply cannabis for recreational market The provincial government has secured suppliers of cannabis for the recreational-use market in anticipation of the federal government legalizing such use by July 2018. A Crown corporation has been established to oversee the sale of non-medicinal cannabis. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:51:00 -0300 2017 Human Rights Award recipient announced Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau presented the 2017 New Brunswick Human Rights Award to the New Brunswick Multicultural Council today during a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:09:00 -0300 Opportunities NB launches new funding policies to support early stage companies Opportunities NB has established two new funding policies to support early stage companies in New Brunswick. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:41:00 -0300 Expanded Rogersville school renamed École secondaire Assomption in Rogersville has been renamed Étoile de l’Acadie. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:40:00 -0300 Governments celebrate milestone at Shippagan campuses Construction is well underway on an $11 million co-location project at Campus de la Péninsule acadienne of the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick and at the Shippagan campus of the Université de Moncton. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:29:00 -0300 Parks and attractions to extend their season Some of the province’s provincial parks and attractions are extending their season into the October long weekend. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:03:00 -0300 Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station update The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is currently operating at high power. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:57:00 -0300 Federal and provincial funding for ground search and rescue teams About 400 volunteers from New Brunswick ground search and rescue teams will have access to new training courses and facilities over the next three years thanks to funding by the federal and provincial governments. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:37:00 -0300 Aging strategy recommendations accepted The government has accepted the recommendations contained in a strategy developed earlier this year by the Council on Aging and will implement 77 action items. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:53:00 -0300 Learn more about local food during Open Farm Day New Brunswick farmers will be opening their doors Sunday, Sept. 17, to give the public a first-hand look at operations. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:37:00 -0300 Investments in St. Stephen wharf Almost $1.15 million will be invested to restore a popular tourist attraction and gathering place in St. Stephen. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:01:00 -0300 Government accepting applications for arts grants The government is now accepting grant applications for the ArtsSmarts and artist-in-residency school programs. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:15:00 -0300 Investment in Elementary Literacy programs The provincial government is investing $2.25 million to support improved reading among Grade 2 students through programming by Elementary Literacy Inc. The organization offers the Elementary Literacy Friends program to anglophone schools and the Communautés littératie enfants francophones in francophone schools. 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