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Visit by federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore (left) and Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland (right) met with federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. Issues discussed included crab fishing season and opening more lakes for recreational fishing.

Unsuccessful applicants to have more ballots in resident moose draw

Applicants who have been unsuccessful in the resident moose draw will have their chances increased this year due to changes being made to the Moose Hunting Regulation under the Fish and Wildlife Act. From left: Harold Morgan, president of the Shepody Fish & Game Association; Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland and Dean Toole, first vice-president of the New ...

Provincial purchase of salt from local mine will create new jobs

The provincial government has announced an agreement to buy its supply of road salt from the Nutrien mine in Sussex, a decision that will support 50 mining jobs and generate economic spinoffs in the region. From left: Doug Doney, general manager of Nutrien’s operations in New Brunswick; Hampton MLA Gary Crossman; Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland; Transportation and ...

Private land donated to protect 345 hectares of nature

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick has acquired 14 parcels of private land in the Saint John River, Saint Croix River and Miramichi River watersheds. The provincial government is one of the supporters of the project, which will protect 345 hectares of nature. From left: Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland and Murray Watters, who, along with his wife, ...

Conservation Education Lifetime Achievement Award

Floyd Lavallée, left, is the first recipient of the Conservation Education Lifetime Achievement Award, having volunteered as a firearm safety and hunter education instructor for 45 years. The award was presented to Lavallée by Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland.

Winter Fish NB Days

Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland participated in Winter Fish NB Days during the Family Day long weekend, Feb. 16-18. The event is promoted as a fun way to enjoy recreational fishing and the province’s natural beauty.

Hunter education instructor awards

New Brunswick's 2018 Firearm Safety / Hunter Education Instructors of the Year Awards were presented on Oct. 17 during a ceremony at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre in Fredericton. From left: Award winner Gilles Sonier and Kristian Moore, executive director of regional operations and support services, Department of Energy and Resource Development.

Partner announced in nuclear research cluster

The New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation today announced the participation of Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC) in the nuclear research cluster that will work on research and development on small modular reactor technology. From left: Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet; Gaëtan Thomas, president and CEO of NB Power; GE Canada president Heather Chalmers; and Don Wolf, CEO and chairman ...

Forest-fire season begins

The 2018 forest-fire season in New Brunswick begins April 16.

Investment of $3.9 million in Fredericton walking bridge

The provincial, federal and municipal governments will invest a combined $3.9 million to repair and upgrade the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge in Fredericton. From left: Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman; Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey and Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien.

Chaleur Regional Services Commission prepares to produce electricity

NB Power has signed an agreement to buy about 6,000 megawatt hours of power each year for the next 20 years from the Chaleur Regional Services Commission. From left: Michel Losier, executive director of energy efficiency and customer engagement for NB Power, Caraquet MLA Hédard Albert; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Beresford Mayor Jean Guy Grant, who ...

Study to determine raccoon, skunk populations

Researchers will be setting traps (pictured) in Saint John and Fredericton, as well as forested and agricultural areas in southwestern New Brunswick, to help determine the population density of raccoons and skunks.

Ministers to collaborate on clean growth, development of natural resources and competitiveness

Discussions focused on clean growth at the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference in Saint Andrews, Aug. 13-15.

Caution urged, forestry operations curtailed due to fire hazard

The Department of Energy and Resource Development is urging all forest users to increase their vigilance and take steps to reduce risks due to the current and forecasted fire hazard. From left: Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet and Roger Collet, provincial fire prevention officer.

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. From left: Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew Harvey; Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet; federal Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard Minister Dominic LeBlanc; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; and Tobique-Mactaquac MP T.J. Harvey.

Investment in energy efficiency programs

The Department of Energy and Resource Development is supporting the Gaia Project, a registered charity working to show young New Brunswickers how to make informed decisions about energy and its impact on the environment. The department is providing the group with $40,000 this year to deliver programs aimed at increasing energy literacy, knowledge of climate change, appreciation for electricity and ...

Fish New Brunswick Days

REVISED / Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet encouraged people to try angling during Fish New Brunswick Days, June 3-4. These are the only days during fishing season when resident and non-resident anglers are permitted to fish without a licence, and non-residents do not require a guide. In the picture, Doucet gets his 22-month old grandson Alec ready for ...

Hunter education instructor awards

New Brunswick's 2016 Firearm Safety / Hunter Education Instructors of the Year have been chosen. Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet presented four International Hunter Education Association prints at today’s awards ceremony at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex in Fredericton. From left: Nathalie Michaud, Edmundston region; Wayde Clifford, Miramichi region; Bryan Vesey, Fredericton region; Doucet and Roger Degrace, ...

Government working to protect forestry export industry

The provincial government has announced actions aimed at protecting and promoting New Brunswick's forestry industry in light of the decision by the United States government to levy duties against New Brunswick exporters. From left: Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet; Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy; Harry Gill and Spencer Gill ...

Government to fight for exclusion from border duties on softwood lumber

The provincial government is asserting its support for the New Brunswick softwood lumber industry the week before a preliminary determination is expected from the United States Department of Commerce on their countervailing duty investigations of imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada. Participating in Friday’s technical briefing and media availability were Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet, left, ...

Government, First Nations reach agreement to advance Sisson Mine project

The provincial government and New Brunswick’s six Maliseet First Nations have reached an accommodation agreement concerning the development of the Sisson Mine. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement today.

New agreement reached with Enbridge Gas NB

An agreement has been reached that will end Enbridge Gas New Brunswick lawsuits totalling more than $800 million dollars against the provincial government. The announcement was made by Premier Brian Gallant and Cynthia Hansen, the company’s president of gas distribution and power.

National Forest Week is Sept. 18-24

Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet encourages New Brunswickers to learn more about the province’s forestry heritage during National Forest Week, Sept. 18-24.

New Brunswick fire crew helping battle forest fires in Alberta

A group of 19 New Brunswick firefighters (picture here) left the province on May 27 to battle forest fires north of Fort McMurray, Alta. This is the second group of New Brunswick firefighters deployed to the western province. The first crew of 19 was deployed on May 11 and spent 16 days battling fires in Worsley.

Moratorium on hydraulic fracturing to continue indefinitely

As a result of the findings from the Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing, the provincial government will continue its moratorium on hydraulic fracturing indefinitely. The announcement was made today by Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arseneault.