New Brunswick Multimedia New Brunswick Multimedia Consul general of Japan visits New Brunswick Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore (left) and Economic Development and Small Business Minister Mary Wilson (right) met with the consul general of Japan, Osamu Izawa. Issues discussed included seafood exports, blueberries, cranberries and opportunities in the information technology industry. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Mobile app launched for provincial 511 The public can now more easily access information on road conditions, incidents and ferry disruptions through a new application for mobile devices. Participating in the launch of My511 were, from left, highway maintenance engineer Joshua McInnis and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 NBEMO working with communities to co-ordinate emergency preparedness The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization is reminding people in communities that are prone to flooding to prepare for the spring freshet. From left: Jill Maepea, warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada; Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; and Jasmin Boisvert, water resources specialist with the Department of Environment and Local Government. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Wage increase for trained early childhood educators Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy announced a 75 cent per hour wage increase for early childhood educators who have completed a two-year college diploma or a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Renewed Tuition Bursary program unveiled and tuition tax credit to be reintroduced Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder unveiled measures to support students, including a Renewed Tuition Bursary program and the planned reintroduction of a tuition tax credit. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Minister attends summit supporting women in the trades Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder spoke at the New Boots: Progressing Women in the Trades summit. The New Boots program is sponsored by the department and led by Mentor Apprentice Program Strategic Workforce Services Inc. It is a provincial networking and resource hub that promotes, supports and mentors women and girls in the trades. Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 66th Annual Carleton County Spring Show and Sale Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore (left) visited the 66th Annual Carleton County Spring Show and Sale. Among the participants Wetmore spent time with was River Valley 4-H club member Lane Findlater. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Minister presents certificate of recognition Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard (right) presented Valerie Delong with a certificate, recognizing her as the New Brunswick recipient of the 2019 Canadian Association of Social Workers Distinguished Service Award. Mon, 08 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Details released on $16-million wage increase for home support workers The provincial government will invest $16.1 million to increase wages for home support workers, family support workers, attendant care workers, special care home workers and staff in youth group homes. From left: Hampton MLA Gary Crossman; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder; Mel Kennah, executive director of Youth Impact; Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard; Saint John East MLA Glen Savoie; Jan Seely, chair of the Human Services Coalition of New Brunswick; Justice Minister and Attorney General Andrea Anderson-Mason; and Tina Learmonth, president of the New Brunswick Home Support Association. Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Air quality monitoring results for 2016 The 2016 Air Quality Monitoring Results report was released today. Discussing the results were, from left: Jon MacNeill, communications director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick; Barb MacKinnon, president and CEO of the New Brunswick Lung Association; and Environment and Local Government Minister Jeff Carr. Thu, 04 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Minister meets with New Maryland Volunteer Fire Department Public Safety Minister Carl Urquhart met with members of the New Maryland Volunteer Fire Department on April 2. From left: Harry Farrell, New Maryland Fire Chief; Environment and Local Government Minister Jeff Carr; Lorne Dalton, volunteer firefighter; Urquhart; Kevin Kaye, volunteer firefighter. Tue, 02 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Silent Witness Project debuts documentary commemorating First Nation women A documentary entitled The Silent Witness Journey: Two Women’s Stories was launched in Fredericton during a symposium on intimate partner violence and homicide. The video chronicles the creation of Silent Witness silhouettes of two First Nation women who died from gender-based violence. Among those participating in the symposium was Service New Brunswick Minister Sherry Wilson, who is also the minister responsible for women's equality. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Mill Cove man sentenced for transporting unstamped tobacco products A 37-year-old Mill Cove man has been fined $144,860 for transporting unstamped tobacco products. Christopher Miller was sentenced on March 20 after pleading guilty in Edmundston provincial court in December. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Conservation Education Lifetime Achievement Award Floyd Lavallée, left, is the first recipient of the Conservation Education Lifetime Achievement Award, having volunteered as a firearm safety and hunter education instructor for 45 years. The award was presented to Lavallée by Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Awards presented in conjunction with International Francophonie Day On International Francophonie Day, held March 20, the provincial government and the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick (association of francophone teachers of New Brunswick) presented awards to support classroom initiatives related to international Francophonie. Certificates were presented to the winning schools in the Découvrons la Francophonie – projet école (let us discover the Francophonie – school project) category. From left: Christopher Wheaton, vice-principal, École Abbey-Landry (Memramcook); Cassandra Wheaton, student at École Abbey-Landry; Jolène Gaudet, principal, École Le Marais (Dieppe); Lucie Martin, president of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Robert Gauvin, who is also minister responsible for La Francophonie; Mathis Landry, student, École Le Marais; Cynthia Thériault, teacher at École Le Marais; Martine Cadieux, teacher at École Amirault (Dieppe); Gisèle Bérubé, principal, École Amirault; and Dany Émond, teacher at École Abbey-Landry. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400 International Indigenous Fashion Week held in Paris Ingrid Brooks of Indian Island, was one out of eight fashion designers selected from around the world, to attend the International Indigenous Fashion Week held in Paris earlier this year. Fifteen of her unique pieces, some of which featured traditional porcupine quill artwork, were modeled at this widely recognized event. On March 20, Brooks was introduced at the legislative assembly by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400