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U.S. consul general visits New Brunswick

The U.S. Consul General in Halifax, Kevin Skillin, (left) recently made his first official visit to New Brunswick. Skillin met with Premier Blaine Higgs and with several members of the legislative assembly to discuss U.S.-New Brunswick relations.

Ambassador of France visits New Brunswick

Ambassador of France in Canada, Kareen Rispal, recently made her first official visit to New Brunswick. The ambassador met with Premier Blaine Higgs and was guest of honour at a luncheon for members of the business community, co-hosted by Opportunities NB and the Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick. She participated in ...

Premier meeting with National Governors Association in Washington

Premier Blaine Higgs travelled to Washington to meet with members of the National Governors Association. The main objective was to enhance the government’s relationship with the United States. Higgs attended several meetings on issues of importance to New Brunswickers, including trade actions against the province’s softwood lumber industry.

Balanced provincial budget focus of state of the province address

During his first state of the province address, Premier Blaine Higgs announced the provincial government will balance the 2018-19 and 2019-20 budgets.

Holiday message

Premier Blaine Higgs and his wife Marcia offered their holiday wishes to New Brunswickers.

Higgs sworn in as 34th premier of New Brunswick

Premier Blaine Higgs and the members of the Executive Council were sworn in during a ceremony at the legislative assembly in Fredericton. First row, from left: Bill Oliver; Mike Holland; Dominic Cardy; Higgs; Andrea Anderson-Mason; Dorothy Shephard; and Jake Stewart. Second row, from left: Ernie Steeves; Sherry Wilson; Mary Wilson; ...

New Brunswick to be home of Health and Technology District Atlantic

New Brunswick has been identified by Surrey BC’s Health and Technology District as the location for the first phase of its Atlantic Canadian division. With this initiative, Saint John is poised to become the hub for digital health in Atlantic Canada. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Saint John-Rothesay ...

CGS Canada to create up to 100 jobs in Saint John

Computer Generated Solutions Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of CGS, is expanding operations at its office in Saint John, creating up to 100 new jobs over the next four years with support from the provincial government. From left: Premier Brian Gallant; Doug Stephen, senior vice-president for Canada, Computer Generated Solutions; Phil ...

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts expands Saint John location creating up to 109 jobs

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Canada is expanding operations at its business services centre in Saint John, creating up to 109 jobs over the next three years with support from the provincial government. From left: Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB; Kevin Dunne, senior vice-president, Global Contacts Centers for the company; ...

Tech Mahindra to create jobs in Riverview

Tech Mahindra, an Indian-based information technology company, is establishing a business services centre in Riverview, creating up to 116 jobs over the next five years with support from the provincial government. The company also intends to relocate up to 30 employees to New Brunswick. From left: Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; ...

Renovations set to begin at Bath Community School

The provincial government is investing $3.2 million from the 2018-19 capital budget for renovations at Bath Community School. From left: Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey; Bath Mayor Troy Stone; Scott Oakes, chair of the parent school support committee; Premier Brian Gallant; and principal Mitchell Hemphill.

New Brunswick announces joint pilot project to help military families

The provincial government is partnering with the Department of National Defence on a pilot project to help military families settle into new communities when they are posted to the province. From left: Oromocto Mayor Bob Powell; Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey; Premier Brian Gallant; National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan; deputy premier ...

Funding for Key Industries building renovations

Premier Brian Gallant announced that the provincial government is contributing $250,000 toward renovations of a building recently purchased by Key Industries in Saint John.

Canopy Growth to create up to 136 jobs in Fredericton

Canopy Growth Corp., one of the world’s largest cannabis producers, will create up to 136 jobs in Fredericton over the next six years. The jobs are expected to result from the corporation’s $40-million investment in a new production facility. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy ...

Provincial parks receive revitalization funding

The provincial government is investing $2.73 million towards provincial parks revitalization this year as part of the New Brunswick Tourism Growth Strategy. Participating in the announcement were deputy premier Stephen Horsman and Premier Brian Gallant (back row) and Carol Alderdice, CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick ...

Next step taken regarding paid leave for individuals subject to domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence

The provincial government has taken the next step to provide workplace leave provisions for individuals who experience domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Cathy Holtmann, director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre; Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic regional director; and Premier Brian Gallant.

New Lamèque-Shippagan bridge to be built

The provincial government has announced that a new bridge will be built to replace the Lamèque-Shippagan bridge. From left: Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister Wilfred Roussel; Lamèque Mayor Jules Haché; Premier Brian Gallant; Shippagan Mayor Anita Savoie Robichaud; Marie-Lou Noël, president of the Shippagan Chamber of Commerce; and Sébastien ...

Horizon Management Ltd. congratulated on development plans

Premier Brian Gallant recognized the contribution Horizon Management Ltd. continues to make to the local economy as the company outlined details of a future 72-hectare (180-acre) development in Saint John. From left: Gallant and Troy Northrup, company developer.

Construction to begin on new École Arc-en-ciel in Oromocto

Construction will begin shortly on a new school that will replace École Arc-en-ciel. From left: Claude Paulin, president of the parent school support committee; Willy Wilondja, member of the Francophone sud school district education council; student council members Alyssa Roy, Sarah-Maude Bélanger, Aiden Bérubé and Kyra Lustig; deputy premier Stephen ...

Perth-Andover company expanding operations

Atlantic Potato Distributors is expanding its operation in Perth-Andover, creating up to 10 full-time jobs with support from the provincial and federal governments. From left: Nancy Handscome, past president; co-owner and CEO Mark Handscome; Premier Brian Gallant; Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey; Tobique-Mactaquac MP T.J. Harvey; and Yves ...

Third phase of construction at Polyvalente W.-Arthur-Losier

The provincial government is investing $3.3 million to continue the mid-life upgrade at Polyvalente W.-Arthur-Losier in Tracadie as part of the 2018-19 capital budget. From left: Chantal Doucet, chair of the parent school support committee; Tracadie Mayor Denis Losier; Tracadie-Sheila MLA Serge Rousselle; Premier Brian Gallant; Liette Nadeau, school principal; ...

Siemens to establish cybersecurity centre in Fredericton

Multinational technology company Siemens has chosen to establish a cybersecurity centre in Fredericton. From left: Faisal Kazi, president and CEO of Siemens Canada; Peter Fahrenholtz, German consul general; Premier Brian Gallant; Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens; and Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB.

Renovations costing nearly $10.3 million continuing at École Marie-Gaétane

Renovation work valued at nearly $10.3 million is continuing at École Marie-Gaétane in Kedgwick in order to accommodate all of the region’s students in kindergarten to Grade 12 starting in January 2019. Premier Brian Gallant and Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage participated in the announcement at the ...

S&P Data to create 289 jobs in Edmundston

S&P Data is establishing a business services centre in Edmundston, creating up to 289 jobs over the next five years with support from the provincial government. From left: Opportunities NB CEO Stephen Lund; Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard; Jean Trembler, client services manager at S&P Data; Premier Brian Gallant; David Bortz, ...

Premier’s message for Disabilities Awareness Week

The 31st annual Disability Awareness Week will be celebrated from May 27 to June 2. Back, from left: Chelsee MacLeod, Kristin Colwell and Margaret Lyons-MacFarlane, staff members at the Premier’s Council on Disabilities. Front, from left: Randy Dickinson, former executive director of the council and founder of Disability Awareness Week; ...