Justice and Public Safety News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news.html Justice and Public Safety News Releases Look, listen and learn during Fire Prevention Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.10.1218.html New Brunswickers are encouraged to observe Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13. 2018100509:30:00 Death of an inmate in custody http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.09.1198.html An inmate under custody with the provincial correctional system died following a fatal car pedestrian collision on Sept. 7 after having been given an early release. The sentence would have expired at midnight last night. 2018090816:44:00 Full-scale nuclear emergency exercise planned for October http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.08.1193.html NB Power and the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NBEMO) will conduct a full-scale nuclear emergency exercise Oct. 3-4. The exercise will also be supported by regional, provincial and federal institutions. 2018082909:25:00 Illegal cigarettes and controlled substances seized in Miramichi region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.08.1179.html Enforcement officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety, in partnership with the Miramichi Police Force, seized 513,000 unstamped cigarettes, $12,232 in cash, 145 methamphetamine pills and 25 hydromorph pills on March 25, following a five-week investigation. 2018081708:42:00 Family justice service delivery model expanding in September http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.08.1169.html A new service delivery model will expand to Moncton next month to provide families with an alternative, streamlined court process. 2018081610:04:00 Man fined for hunting while impaired and handling a firearm without due care http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.08.1163.html Gilles Poirier, 62, of Saint-Quentin was fined $4,800 and sentenced to 14 days in jail after pleading guilty to hunting while impaired and handling a firearm without due care. 2018081608:46:00 Man fined for illegal possession of Crown wood http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.08.1113.html Gérald Thériault, 63, of Sainte-Anne de Madawaska, was fined $12,000 after pleading guilty to charges of illegal possession of timber from Crown land. 2018080914:03:00 Province receives advance disaster financial assistance funding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.08.1057.html The provincial government received $39 million today from Public Safety Canada to help with costs related to flooding this spring. 2018080114:23:00 Child Death Review Committee recommendations released by chief coroner http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.07.1030.html The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the deaths of three children whose families were known to the Department of Social Development. The committee’s recommendations were released today by Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell. 2018073009:31:00 Chief coroner releases results of a child death review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.07.0978.html The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the death of a child whose family was known to the Department of Social Development. The results of the review were released today by Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell. 2018072309:28:00 Illegal cigarettes, beer seized in Campbellton region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.07.0893.html Enforcement officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety, in partnership with the Sûreté du Quebec, seized 51,200 illegal cigarettes and 4,980 cans and bottles of beer in the Campbellton area on June 27. 2018070513:42:00 New booklet on grandparent rights http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.07.0872.html A new booklet called A Grandparent’s Right to Spend Time with their Grandchildren was released today by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB). 2018070108:31:00 Recommendations to improve safety at construction project sites http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0845.html Recommendations have been made to improve the safety of people working at construction project sites. 2018062715:07:00 Investment of over $1 million in flood prediction initiatives http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0837.html The provincial and federal governments will invest $1.14 million in two projects to create flood-hazard mapping to help predict the impact of flooding on communities. 2018062710:41:00 Silent Witness Project dedicates new silhouettes, video commemorating First Nation women http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0816.html Silent Witness silhouettes honouring two First Nation women who lost their lives because of gender-based violence were dedicated today. 2018062412:40:00 Drugs, cigarettes, vehicles and firearm seized following joint force operation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0801.html Enforcement officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety, with assistance from the Edmundston Police Force, conducted highway safety checkpoints in the Edmundston region, resulting in multiple tickets, as well as the seizure of drugs, cigarettes, two vehicles and a firearm. 2018062114:02:00 Coroner’s inquest scheduled http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0777.html Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell announced that an inquest into the death of Jean-Guy Boudreau has been scheduled for June 26-28 at the Bathurst courthouse, third floor, courtroom D. 2018061909:48:00 Graduates reminded of consequences of impaired driving http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0767.html With prom and graduation season approaching, the provincial government reminds young people that driving under the influence of alcohol puts themselves and others at serious risk. 2018061810:12:00 New committee to address recommendations for addiction and mental health services in correctional institutions http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0735.html The Department of Justice and Public Safety, in consultation with the Department of Health, plans to review and improve addiction and mental health services in provincial correctional institutions following the release of a report by Auditor General Kim MacPherson. 2018061213:21:00 Investment in new mobile command post for emergency operations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0733.html The provincial government has invested $150,000 to provide a new command post vehicle for the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization of the Department of Justice and Public Safety. 2018061210:41:00 Chief coroner releases results of a child death review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0699.html The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the death of a child whose family was known to the Department of Social Development. 2018060809:38:00 REVISED / Help available for disaster financial assistance claims http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0687.html The first two of 12 special offices to help people with their disaster financial assistance claims opened today. 2018060616:52:00 Cigarettes and beer seized in Chaleur region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0684.html Enforcement officers from the Department of Justice and Public Safety, in partnership with the Sûreté du Quebec, seized 126,042 illegal cigarettes, 1,980 bottles (165 cases) of beer and one vehicle on May 30 and 31 in the Chaleur region. 2018060613:41:00 New Brunswickers continue to recover from historic flooding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0675.html Flood recovery efforts are ongoing in a number of New Brunswick communities. 2018060412:03:00 International Roadcheck 2018 to take place June 5-7 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.06.0660.html Commercial vehicle enforcement officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety’s inspection and enforcement branch will be on the lookout for a variety of safety violations as New Brunswick takes part in the annual International Roadcheck program, June 5-7. 2018060109:08:00 New Brunswickers reminded of the dangers of carbon monoxide http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0648.html New Brunswickers without power due to recent flooding are reminded not to use generators indoors because it can create a deadly gas known as carbon monoxide. 2018053010:19:00 Victim Services Program celebrates 35 years http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0625.html The Department of Justice and Public Safety is celebrating an important milestone as part of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, May 27 to June 2. It was 35 years ago that New Brunswick became one of the first jurisdictions in Canada to establish a Victim Services Program. 2018052509:06:00 Recovery efforts continue over long weekend http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0590.html Several government resources which are key to flood recovery will be available over the long weekend. 2018051815:27:00 Municipalities and local service districts to conduct emergency exercise in June http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0585.html A provincewide exercise will be conducted on June 13 to test emergency preparedness plans and community plans in New Brunswick municipalities and local service districts. 2018051809:16:00 Use caution when buying vehicles from flood affected-locations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0582.html Due to the recent flooding that has affected much of New Brunswick, the public is reminded to use caution when buying vehicles in flood-affected areas. 2018051716:43:00 Homeowners get extra help for flood cleanup http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0578.html New Brunswick homeowners are getting extra assistance to clean up after historic flooding. 2018051715:53:00 Buyer beware: protect yourself http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0572.html The fire marshal and chief electrical inspector warn people not to use appliances that may have been damaged during the recent spring flooding and to know the origin of any second-hand appliance. 2018051617:21:00 Recommendations to improve safety around heavy equipment at lumber yard http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0566.html Recommendations have been made to improve the safety of people working with heavy equipment at lumber yards. The recommendations follow a coroner’s inquest. 2018051611:38:00 Special financial assistance for recreational properties http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0565.html Several programs are being made available for recreational property owners who experienced property damages during the 2018 spring freshet flooding. 2018051611:19:00 May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0563.html Premier Brian Gallant, who is also the minister responsible for women’s equality, signed a declaration with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre recognizing May as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in New Brunswick. 2018051609:57:00 New Brunswickers should register flood damage http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0562.html Residents impacted by flooding should register any property damage as part of the Disaster Financial Assistance program. 2018051516:22:00 National Police Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0552.html The following message was issued by Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry in recognition of National Police Week, May 13-19: 2018051415:35:00 Fredericton courthouse remains closed today and Tuesday http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0550.html The Fredericton courthouse will remain closed today and Tuesday, and will reopen at its regular hours on Wednesday, May 16. 2018051411:33:00 Early cleanup can help reduce loss and damage http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0548.html Residents impacted by flooding should consider beginning cleaning up properties as soon as water has receded. 2018051313:30:00 Most water levels forecast to fall below flood stage by Thursday http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0543.html The following advisory was issued today by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, River Watch 2018. 2018051212:31:00 Chief coroner releases results of a child death review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0541.html The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the death of a child whose family was known to the Department of Social Development. 2018051115:05:00 People asked to familiarize themselves with proper recovery practices http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0538.html The following advisory was issued today by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, River Watch 2018. 2018051112:49:00 Armed Forces asked to see if they can assist in flood cleanup efforts http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0531.html Premier Brian Gallant has announced that a team from the Canadian Armed Forces will be conducting a reconnaissance mission to determine what assistance it can provide during flood recovery efforts. 2018051014:27:00 Province enters early stages of flood recovery http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0529.html The following advisory was issued today by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NBEMO), River Watch 2018: 2018051013:32:00 New Brunswickers urged to remain patient as river level recedes http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0523.html The following advisory was issued today by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, River Watch 2018. 2018050912:01:00 Residents should follow water-safety procedures in flooded areas http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0521.html The following advisory was issued today by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NBEMO), River Watch 2018: 2018050811:48:00 Alert Ready test to be conducted Wednesday evening http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0518.html Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will be tested in New Brunswick on Wednesday, May 9, at 6:55 p.m. 2018050715:29:00 National Emergency Preparedness Week, May 6-12 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0517.html The following statement was released today by Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry as part of National Emergency Preparedness Week, May 6-12: 2018050715:14:00 Water will remain high for coming days http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0514.html The following advisory was issued today by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NBEMO), River Watch 2018: 2018050712:48:00 Amid continuing efforts, premier thankful for efforts of community http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jps/news/news_release.2018.05.0513.html Premier Brian Gallant is recognizing the hundreds of volunteers who continue to provide support during the flood. Resources are deployed in flood-affected areas to help support those impacted. As the flood continues, especially once waters begin to recede and flood recovery takes precedence, continued support will be required. 2018050711:32:00 2018100509:30:00