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Investment in McAdam campground facilities

The provincial government is investing $56,250 to help improve amenities and activities at the McAdam Lake Campground. In front row holding sign, from left: Kelly McGillicuddy, recreation director for the Village of McAdam; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and McAdam Deputy Mayor Taylor Gallant.

Three new curators to work with Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Three new curators have been selected by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to help in preparations for, and the celebration of, the 50th anniversary of the New Brunswick Art Bank. From left: Emma Hassencahl-Perley of Tobique First Nation, Emilie Grace Lavoie of Moncton and Erin Goodine of Fredericton were selected as emerging artists who represent the francophone, anglophone and First Nations ...

International Appalachian Trail at Mount Carleton recognized as Signature Trail

The International Appalachian Trail at Mount Carleton has been added to the list of 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Coun. Martine Côté, Town of Saint-Quentin; Jocelyne Querry-Bossé, Saint Quentin deputy mayor; Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; Marie-Josée Valcourt, acting director, Mount Carleton Provincial Park; and New Brunswick Trails Council ...

New residence to be built at Kings Landing

The provincial government is investing $300,000 into a new residence facility at Kings Landing for the 2019 Tourism Season.

Support for éMOTions literary programming

The provincial government, through the New Brunswick Book Policy, is investing in éMOTions, a literary promotion activity of the Société culturelle Sud-Acadie. From left: Shediac councillor Raymond Cormier; Cap-Pelé councillor Yvonne LeBlanc; Danielle Loranger, author of books for young people; Herménégilde Chiasson, author and member of the society’s board of directors; David Skyrie, poet and member of a group of ...

Welcoming gateway signage at province’s entry points

The provincial government is investing $600,000 this year to install a welcoming gateway at each of the province’s six vehicle arrival points: Edmundston, Campbellton, Aulac, Cape Jourimain, St. Stephen and Woodstock. From left: Abby Pond, executive director of the Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames and Jason Carr, deputy mayor of St. Stephen.

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 (front row).

Grand opening of second phase of Fundy Trail Parkway

Celebrations took place marking the grand opening of Phase 2 of the Fundy Trail Parkway. From left: Mary Hopkins, parkway volunteer; Janice Franklin, widow of Mitchell Franklin, one of the leaders of the parkway’s development; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart; Jane Boyle, president of the Fundy Trail Development Authority; and Tal Hopkins, parkway ...

Three additional Fundy region trails recognized as Signature Trails

The Fundy Trail Parkway, the Fundy Footpath and the Fundy Cycling Route have been added to the list of 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Marc Leger, Fundy Footpath trailmaster with the Fundy Hiking Trails Association; Jane Boyle, president of the Fundy Trail Development Authority; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and ...

Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail recognized as Signature Trail

The provincial government has recognized the Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail as one of the 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Jason Grant, member of Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail; Janine Daigle, director of Chaleur Tourism; Rod O’Connell, president of Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis ...

Véloroute de la Péninsule acadienne recognized as Signature Trail

The provincial government has recognized the Véloroute de la Péninsule acadienne as one of the 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Raymonde Paulin cyclist; Shippagan Mayor Anita Savoie-Robichaud; Armand Caron, member of the Véloroute Péninsule acadienne; Lamèque Mayor Jules Haché; Ernest Ferguson, president of Véloroute Péninsule acadienne; Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister ...

Fundy ATV Trail Network recognized as a Signature Trail

The provincial government has recognized the Fundy ATV Trail Network as one of the 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Jacques Ouellette, development co-ordinator at New Brunswick All Terrain Vehicle Federation; Jeff Branscombe, president of the Sussex Valley ATV Club; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Roger Daigle, president of the New ...

Investment in repair of Saint John North Market Wharf

The provincial government is investing $75,000 in the refurbishment of the Saint John North Market Wharf. From left: Stephany Peterson, arts and culture director of the North Market Wharf Cultural Association; Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty; and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames.

Wolastoq Valley Trail recognized as one of 11 Signature Trails

The provincial government has recognized the Wolastoq Valley Trail as one of the 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Ross Antworth, general manager of the New Brunswick Federation of Snowmobile Clubs; Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey; Poul Jorgensen, executive director of the New Brunswick Trails Council; and Carolyn MacKay, member of ...

Madawaska Trail recognized as one of 11 Signature Trails

The provincial government has recognized the Madawaska Trail as one of the 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Luc Michaud, founding president of Vélo Edmundston; Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard; Economic Development Minister Francine Landry; Marc-André Martin, program manager of Sprockets; and Denis Dionne, president of Vélo Edmundston.

Investment in trails access

The provincial government is making an investment to improve access to the Simpson Hill Wilderness Trail Network in Bayside. From left: Andrew Holloway, co-ordinator of the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition; Poul Jorgensen, executive director of the New Brunswick Trails Council; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Ross Antworth, general manager of the New Brunswick Federation of ...

Tourism Employment Fund for Seniors launched

The provincial government is investing $2.1 million in a wage supplement pilot program to be known as the Tourism Employment Fund for Seniors. From left: Mehmet Yunli, acting CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick; Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Patricia Bernier, head tour guide, Kingsbrae Garden.

Investment into emerging curators to mark the 50th anniversary of the New Brunswick Art Bank

The provincial government is investing $82,000 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the New Brunswick Art Bank. From left: Thomas Smart, director and CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery; Norah Mallory, a member of the gallery’s board of directors; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Paul Simmonds, a member of the gallery’s board of directors; John Leroux, manager of ...

Mission staff announced for 2019 Canada Winter Games

Members of the Team New Brunswick mission staff for the 2019 Canada Winter Games were announced today by Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames. Front, from left: Karine Meunier-Pelletier; Christine Powers-Tomsons; Serge Manuel; Manon Ouellette; Jacques Robichaud; Nicole Smith (chef de mission); and Fran Harris. Back, from left: Kevin Lunn; Jean-Luc Benoit; Jamie Shanks; Bruce Guitard; Steve Harris; Meaghan ...

Kings Landing awards prize for historical short fiction

Angela Hallett Joynes has won the Kings Landing Prize for Historical Short Fiction for her submission, Contagion. The prize also comes with an award of $1,000.

New chairlift coming to Sugarloaf Provincial Park

The provincial government will replace aging infrastructure at Sugarloaf Provincial Park, increasing the park’s capacity for alpine skiing and mountain biking activities. From left: Atholville Mayor Michel Soucy; Dalhousie Mayor Normand Pelletier; Greg Dion, manager, Sugarloaf Provincial Park; Premier Brian Gallant; Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; and Campbellton Mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin.

Additional funding for emerging artists

The provincial government is investing an additional $100,000 in the New Brunswick Arts Board to increase the funding to emerging artists. From left: Carol Collicutt, chair of the board; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Joss Richer, executive director of the board.

Electric vehicle charging stations to be added to provincial parks

The electric vehicle charging station network will be expanded into provincial parks and attractions. From left: Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey; and Gaëtan Thomas, president and CEO of NB Power.

Increased funding for musicians

The provincial government is investing an additional $50,000 to help New Brunswick musicians showcase their talents outside the province. From left: Christopher Lewis, artist and member of the musical group Zaum; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Carole Chouinard, agent; and Jean Surette, executive director of Music NB.

Celtic Awareness Week

New Brunswick’s Celtic Awareness Week was officially launched on Monday, April 30, at the Provincial Archives in Fredericton. From left: Oromocto Mayor Bob Powell; Mel Fitton, president of the New Brunswick Scottish Cultural Association; Allison Wrynn, vice-president of the Central New Brunswick Welsh Society; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris, who is also the minister responsible for Celtic affairs; ...