New Brunswick Multimedia New Brunswick Multimedia Inclusive education advocate from the United Kingdom visits New Brunswick Tara Flood, CEO of the Alliance for Inclusive Education, which is based in the United Kingdom, is in Canada researching issues related to inclusive education and policy implementation. She met today with Marc-Alain Mallet, director of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, and with Sarina McKinnon, the commission’s legal counsel. From left: Flood; Mallet; and McKinnon. 2018092000:00:00 Printing of ballots Ballots required for the Sept. 24 provincial general election are almost ready for shipping to the 49 electoral districts. More than 700,000 ballots have been printed to ensure there are more than enough ballots for every eligible elector in the province. There are also extras for voters who make a mistake and require a second ballot, and for many first-time electors who are expected to cast ballots at the 18 campus voting stations during this election. 2018090700:00:00 Official start of provincial election Chief Electoral Officer Kim Poffenroth applied the Great Seal of New Brunswick to all 98 writs required to start the 39th provincial general election. With the official start of the election, all 49 returning offices, and one satellite returning office opened to the public today. The election will be held on Monday, Sept. 24. 2018082300:00:00 Audited financial statements show surplus Finance Minister Cathy Rogers today released financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, which show a surplus of $67 million. 2018082100:00:00 Investment in new infrastructure project at Université de Moncton The provincial and federal governments and the Université de Moncton announced today an investment of more than $1.3 million for a water and wastewater infrastructure project on the university’s Moncton campus. From left: Post-Secondary Education Minister Roger Melanson; federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor; Jacques Paul Couturier, the university’s acting president and vice-chancellor; and Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold. 2018081700:00:00 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. 2018081700:00:00 Building to be constructed at Fredericton’s Knowledge Park for cybersecurity companies A building will be constructed by Greater Fredericton Knowledge Park Inc. with support from the provincial government. From left: Opportunities NB CEO Stephen Lund; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Knowledge Park CEO Larry Shaw; Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien; and Tyson Johnson, chief operating officer, CyberNB. 2018081700:00:00 Illegal cigarettes and controlled substances seized in Miramichi region 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. 2018081700:00:00 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 communities. 2018081600:00:00 Funding for New Brunswick Ground Search and Rescue Association The provincial government has contributed $77,500 to the New Brunswick Ground Search and Rescue Association to help with the organization's operational costs. Last year, volunteer ground search and rescue teams and their 367 members responded to 33 incidents. They contributed nearly 38,000 hours in prevention, training and search and rescue operations. From left: Alain Levesque, member of the association's board of directors and vice-president of Acadie-Chaleur Ground Search and Rescue; Jean-Guy LeBlanc, the association's treasurer and secretary of Tri-County Ground Search and Rescue; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; and Daniel Haché, member of the association's board of directors and president of Acadie-Chaleur Ground Search and Rescue. 2018081600:00:00 More than $7 million invested to help address opioid abuse The provincial and federal governments have signed a bilateral agreement worth more than $7 million under the federal government’s new Emergency Treatment Fund. From left: federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor; and Health Minister Benoît Bourque. 2018081500:00:00 New cybersecurity and innovation centre to be established in Fredericton As part of the ongoing effort to increase New Brunswick’s reputation as a leader in the field of cybersecurity, a new Cybersecurity Innovation Centre will be established in Fredericton, with support from the federal and provincial governments. From left: Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Tyson Johnson, chief operating officer of CyberNB; Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey; and federal Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade Minister Dominic LeBlanc. 2018081400:00:00 Moncton glass processor expanded and created new jobs Rayan Environmental Solutions, the only glass processor in Atlantic Canada, has expanded and created five new jobs with support from the provincial government. From left: Murray Cruickshank, president of Rayan Environmental Solutions; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; and Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc. 2018081400:00:00 Kognitiv Spark to create up to 12 new jobs in Fredericton Kognitiv Spark, an industrial mixed reality company, will create up to 12 new jobs with support from the provincial government. From left: Coun. Bruce Grandy, City of Fredericton; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; company CEO Yan Simard; Tyson Johnson, chief operating officer of CyberNB; and Richard Larin, business development executive, Opportunities NB. 2018080900:00:00 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 president Jim Fournier. 2018080800:00:00 Investment of $1.5 million in Hillsborough arena upgrades The federal, provincial and municipal governments are combining to invest more than $1.5 million in upgrades to the community arena in Hillsborough. From left: Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart; Mayor Barry Snider; and Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. 2018080800:00:00 2018092000:00:00