News Releases - Government of New Brunswick News Releases - Government of New Brunswick en Elections New Brunswick reschedules municipal byelections for Dec. 10 Elections New Brunswick has reconsidered plans to postpone municipal byelections until next spring and will now hold them on Monday, Dec. 10. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:49:00 -0400 Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station quarterly update The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station has operated at high power since its return to power from a planned maintenance outage on May 31. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:15:00 -0400 Hunter education instructor awards New Brunswick's 2018 Firearm Safety / Hunter Education Instructors of the Year Awards were presented today during a ceremony at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre in Fredericton. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:09:00 -0400 Information from the Human Rights Commission on cannabis in the workplace The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission is releasing a new publication on the duty to accommodate in the workplace regarding the consumption of cannabis. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:30:00 -0400 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be observed in New Brunswick and around the world on Wednesday, Oct. 17. This year’s theme is Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:55:00 -0400 New Brunswickers reminded of cannabis legalization rules Cannabis will be legal across Canada on Oct. 17, and New Brunswickers are urged to learn the rules and take the legal route should they choose to consume. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:50:00 -0400 Date for swearing-in set All 49 members-elect of the legislative assembly will be sworn-in on Friday, Oct. 19. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:22:00 -0400 Evidence of West Nile virus found in Saint John The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health is reminding New Brunswickers to protect themselves against mosquito bites, following the recent positive test of West Nile virus in three American crows found dead in the Saint John region. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:58:00 -0400 Report on the rights of newcomer and refugee children The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate, in collaboration with the youth group East Coast Shaking the Movers, issued a report at the legislative assembly on Oct. 10 entitled Defending Child Rights for Refugees and Newcomers. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:55:00 -0400 Province launches seasonal flu vaccination The publicly funded seasonal flu vaccine is now available in the province. Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:36:00 -0400 Judicial recounts completed Judicial recounts in three electoral districts have ended, confirming the results from election night. Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:28:00 -0400 Acting changes to cabinet announced Premier Brian Gallant today announced changes to cabinet portfolios. All changes are in an acting capacity. Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:57:00 -0400 Look, listen and learn during Fire Prevention Week New Brunswickers are encouraged to observe Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13. Fri, 05 Oct 2018 09:30:00 -0400 NB Liquor store hours for Thanksgiving Day NB Liquor advises customers that its corporate stores will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Monday, Oct. 8. Wed, 03 Oct 2018 15:17:00 -0400 Third recount approved The following statement was released today by chief electoral officer Kim Poffenroth. Wed, 03 Oct 2018 12:11:00 -0400 Recounts requested The following statement was released today by chief electoral officer Kim Poffenroth. Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:16:00 -0400 New Brunswick celebrates 8th annual Wellness Week New Brunswickers are encouraged to take advantage of activities being held as part of Wellness Week, Oct. 1-7. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 12:26:00 -0400 Sunbury and Queens counties identified as risk areas for blacklegged ticks Sunbury and Queens counties have been identified as new risk areas for established or emerging blacklegged tick populations. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:47:00 -0400 Investor Education Month: informed investors can avoid losing their money As part of Investor Education Month, the Financial and Consumer Services Commission encourages investors to take steps to inform and protect themselves regarding a variety of new ways to invest online, particularly regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 08:51:00 -0400 Demonstration and technical briefing in preparation for nuclear emergency exercise NB Power and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission held a technical briefing and demonstration of emergency mitigating equipment for media today at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:42:00 -0400 Credit reporting act aims to provide clarity and protection for consumers New consumer protection laws related to credit reporting, credit repair and debt settlement will take effect Oct. 1. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 09:18:00 -0400 Monthly Social Development payments available for pickup around the province Monthly social assistance payments made by cheque through the Department of Social Development will be available for pickup at designated sites around the province. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:28:00 -0400 Student Vote program comes to New Brunswick for provincial election Thousands of elementary and high school students across New Brunswick will participate in a mock election that gives them the opportunity to vote for candidates in this month’s provincial general election. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:00:00 -0400 Sept. 15 marks New Brunswick Human Rights Day The following statement was issued today by Nathalie Chiasson, chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, to mark Human Rights Day: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:11:00 -0400 Elections New Brunswick expands campus outreach for 2018 provincial election Elections New Brunswick is expanding its campus outreach program to include voting stations at 18 post-secondary institutions across the province for the Sept. 24 provincial general election. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:02:00 -0400 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:49:00 -0400