Public Safety News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/public-safety/news.html Public Safety News Releases Illegal cigarettes seized near Fredericton http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.02.0057.html Enforcement officers with the Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the Fredericton Police Force, seized 20,044 unstamped cigarettes on Jan. 27 as part of an ongoing investigation in the Fredericton region. 2019020408:52:00 Grand Falls man pleads guilty to transportation of unstamped tobacco products http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.01.0047.html A 59-year-old Grand Falls man has been sentenced to fines of $132,317 for transporting unstamped tobacco products. Camille Rossignol was sentenced on Jan. 16 after pleading guilty in Edmundston provincial court last October. He was charged under two sections of the Tobacco Tax Act. 2019012909:07:00 Nova Scotia man pleads guilty to transportation of unstamped tobacco products http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.01.0044.html A 52-year-old man from Princedale, N.S., pleaded guilty in Edmundston provincial court to transportation of unstamped tobacco products. John David Dukeshire was charged under two sections of the Tobacco Tax Act. He was sentenced to fines of $292,862. 2019012809:10:00 Heed advice as cleanup continues http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/dti/news/news_release.2019.01.0027.html Residents are asked to continue to heed the advice of local officials as the storm cleanup continues. 2019012115:25:00 Province urges caution during winter storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.01.0025.html Safety officials are urging New Brunswickers to keep off the roads as a major winter storm moves through the province today and tonight. 2019012016:50:00 New 511 twitter feed launched ahead of winter storm http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/dti/news/news_release.2019.01.0024.html The Department of Public Safety's New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization issued the following advisory today. 2019011811:35:00 Illegal cigarettes seized in Campbellton and Miramichi http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.01.0023.html Enforcement officers with the Department of Public Safety seized 99,217 illegal cigarettes and one vehicle following traffic stops on Dec. 13 and 14. 2019011810:06:00 Chief coroner releases results of a child death review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.12.1338.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. 2018123108:39:00 Take precautions to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.12.1328.html This holiday season, and throughout the winter, New Brunswickers are reminded to be aware of the threat posed by carbon monoxide. 2018122010:10:00 New measures to reduce drug-impaired driving take effect Dec. 18 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.12.1322.html Legislative amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act take effect next week, increasing the penalties for drug-impaired driving. 2018121309:51:00 Provincewide emergency preparedness exercise planned for June 2019 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.12.1307.html Planning has begun for the second provincewide emergency preparedness exercise, scheduled for June 2019. 2018120510:06:00 Recommendations to improve safety at construction sites http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.11.1296.html Recommendations have been made to improve the safety of people working at height at construction sites. 2018112719:25:00 Alert Ready test to be conducted Nov. 28 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.11.1290.html Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will be tested in New Brunswick on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 1:55 p.m. 2018112611:08:00 Independent consultant to review response to 2018 flood http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.11.1287.html The provincial government will hire an independent consultant to conduct a review of the response to the historic 2018 spring flood. The report will be made public once complete. 2018112314:53:00 Responses to Child Death Review Committee recommendations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.11.1274.html Responses were issued by several departments today regarding recent recommendations by the Child Death Review Committee in the deaths of three children whose families were known to the Department of Social Development. 2018111509:33:00 Coroner’s inquest scheduled http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.11.1272.html Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell announced that an inquest into the death of Christopher Adam Carleton has been scheduled for Nov. 26-28 at the Saint John Law Courts, 10 Peel Plaza. 2018111311:42:00 Death of an inmate in custody http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.11.1259.html An inmate in the custody of the provincial correctional system has died. 2018110514:14:00 Storm preparedness begins at home http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.11.1252.html With winter around the corner, Storm Preparedness Week, Nov. 4-10, is an opportunity to remind New Brunswickers of the need to be ready in case of an emergency. 2018110211:10:00 Illegal cigarettes seized in Campbellton region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.10.1242.html Enforcement officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety seized 242,224 illegal cigarettes following investigations in the Campbellton area on Aug. 29 and 30. 2018102614:00:00 Look, listen and learn during Fire Prevention Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/elg/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/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/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/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/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/health/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/health/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/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/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/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/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/news/news_release.2018.05.0578.html New Brunswick homeowners are getting extra assistance to clean up after historic flooding. 2018051715:53:00 2019020408:52:00