News Releases - Government of New Brunswick News Releases - Government of New Brunswick en Province adopts third gender marker (X) for use by individuals The provincial government has announced that it will adopt a third gender marker (X) as a non-binary gender identifier on birth certificates. Fri, 17 May 2019 14:47:00 -0400 Province hosting national summit for LGBTQI2S youth Hundreds of high school students from across the country are visiting Fredericton for OUTShine, Canada’s LGBTQI2S youth summit. Fri, 17 May 2019 11:53:00 -0400 Start date delayed for ferry service from Summerville to Kennebecasis Island The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure advises the travelling public that the start date for the ferry service from Summerville to Kennebecasis Island will be delayed. Fri, 17 May 2019 11:32:00 -0400 Timely access to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program now available for Grand Manan residents Residents on Grand Manan Island who are victims of sexual assault and abuse will now have enhanced access to timely health services. An air transport service is being co-ordinated through the Grand Manan Hospital so residents can more easily access the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program. Thu, 16 May 2019 10:33:00 -0400 Celebrate First Nations culture at a powwow this season Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart is encouraging New Brunswickers to join First Nations communities that are hosting a series of powwows around the province. Wed, 15 May 2019 11:15:00 -0400 Parlee Beach Provincial Park awarded Blue Flag eco-certification Parlee Beach Provincial Park and the Shediac Bay Yacht Club received the Blue Flag designation today from Environmental Defence, a national charitable organization committed to protecting the environment and human health. Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Status update on CUPE nursing homes Provincial government representatives have been meeting for several days with the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions, which represents CUPE employees at 46 nursing homes in New Brunswick. Tue, 14 May 2019 19:40:00 -0400 Second confirmed case of the measles in Saint John The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health is investigating a second confirmed case of measles in the Saint John area. Mon, 13 May 2019 17:12:00 -0400 Unsuccessful applicants to have more ballots in resident moose draw Applicants who have been unsuccessful in the resident moose draw will have their chances increased this year due to changes being made to the Moose Hunting Regulation under the Fish and Wildlife Act. Mon, 13 May 2019 10:29:00 -0400 Consultant to review New Brunswick Police Commission An independent consultant will review the policies, practices and procedures of the New Brunswick Police Commission. Mon, 13 May 2019 09:05:00 -0400 Public engagement process concludes for renewed poverty reduction plan More than 2,300 people participated in the public engagement process that took place during February, March and April to renew Overcoming Poverty Together: the New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan. Fri, 10 May 2019 14:55:00 -0400 The Ballet Sessions: new tourism video series A new series of tourism promotional videos features ballet dancers performing specially choreographed pieces at eight tourism destinations across the province. Fri, 10 May 2019 14:24:00 -0400 Government seeking proposals for Centennial Building The provincial government is issuing a request for proposals for the Centennial Building in Fredericton as it considers options for the future of the property. Fri, 10 May 2019 13:27:00 -0400 Help is available for disaster financial assistance claims Satellite and temporary pop-up offices are opening in flood-affected regions to assist people with their disaster financial assistance claims. Fri, 10 May 2019 11:32:00 -0400 Registration open for free online training for parents of children with autism Parents and guardians of children and youth with autism spectrum disorder are encouraged to register for the provincial government’s free online training programs. Fri, 10 May 2019 10:47:00 -0400 Peticodiac bridge work continues in 2019 The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced plans for this year’s work on the Petitcodiac River bridge. Fri, 10 May 2019 10:29:00 -0400 Beyond immersion: inviting New Brunswickers to create a world-class education system he Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will maintain the Grade 1 French immersion entry point in September 2019. The government is announcing a broader education review, including a plan to deliver high-quality French second-language programming within the context of a world-class education system. Thu, 09 May 2019 10:07:00 -0400 Amendments to child protection legislation introduced The provincial government has introduced amendments to the Family Services Act to allow the development of a new Children’s Services and Resources Regulation. Wed, 08 May 2019 14:17:00 -0400 Legislative amendments introduced to address task force recommendations The provincial government today introduced legislative amendments that address the remaining legislative recommendations from the Report of the Task Force on WorkSafeNB. The proposed amendments fall within the areas of occupational health, benefits and governance. Wed, 08 May 2019 11:55:00 -0400 Government accepts recommendations regarding Restigouche Hospital Centre Health Minister Ted Flemming has accepted an external advisor’s recommendations to improve safety and services at the Restigouche Hospital Centre. A document containing the recommendations was tabled today in the legislature. Wed, 08 May 2019 11:44:00 -0400 Guilty pleas entered in political process financing offences Three individuals from the Fredericton area entered guilty pleas in court today in connection with violations under the Political Process Financing Act dating back to the Progressive Conservative leadership convention in October 2016. Wed, 08 May 2019 11:36:00 -0400 NB Power announces recipients of Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards Organizations, individuals and communities that have demonstrated leadership and innovation in energy efficiency were celebrated with NB Power’s second annual Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards. Wed, 08 May 2019 11:03:00 -0400 Take precautions to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning As New Brunswickers perform routine spring maintenance and clean up after recent flooding, they are reminded to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Wed, 08 May 2019 10:08:00 -0400 New Brunswick will not adopt new federal passive income measures for businesses As announced in the 2019-20 budget, the provincial government will not adopt a recent federal measure related to passive income that would have a negative impact on New Brunswick small businesses. Tue, 07 May 2019 15:26:00 -0400 Amendments introduced to reinstate the tuition tax credit Amendments to the Income Tax Act introduced today in the legislature would reinstate the New Brunswick Tuition Tax Credit. Tue, 07 May 2019 15:20:00 -0400 Fri, 17 May 2019 14:47:00 -0400