News Releases - Government of New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/recent_news.html News Releases - Government of New Brunswick en Two new cases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0141.html Public Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 today. Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:45:00 -0400 New members appointed to Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation board http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0140.html Four new members have recently been appointed to the board of directors of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation. Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:45:00 -0400 Air quality approval renewed for Atlantic Wallboard Ltd. Partnership http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0139.html The provincial government will issue a new Class 1 air quality approval for the Atlantic Wallboard Ltd. Partnership in Saint John. Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:23:00 -0400 Addiction and mental health action plan released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0138.html A five-year action plan aimed at addressing the increasing demand for addiction and mental health services was released today. The plan includes new targets and is intended to increase access to specialized services across the province. Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:13:00 -0400 No new cases of COVID-19 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0137.html Public Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 today. Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:26:00 -0400 Minimum wage to increase April 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0136.html The provincial government is increasing the minimum wage to $11.75 per hour on April 1, from the current rate of $11.70 per hour. Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:17:00 -0400 Auditor general expresses serious concern over NB Power’s ongoing debt challenges and its failure to meet legislated targets http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0135.html Auditor General Kim Adair-MacPherson tabled her report today commenting on NB Power’s debt challenges, as well as identifying the impact on the Province of New Brunswick. Of note, NB Power’s debt is $4.9 billion as of 2020. Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:44:00 -0400 Auditor general reports province is failing to address nursing home demand http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0134.html Auditor General Kim Adair-MacPherson tabled an update report today, on the lack of progress addressing New Brunswick nursing home demand and the aging strategy. The scope of this work was unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:38:00 -0400 Auditor general finds Department of Health program to automate doctor office patient records failed to achieve intended outcomes http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0133.html The report released today by Auditor General Kim Adair-MacPherson includes a performance audit of New Brunswick’s Electronic Medical Records (EMR) program, a program intended to automate doctor office patient records. After eight years (2012-2019) and over $26 million invested, less than half of eligible doctors adopted the provincial system. Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:31:00 -0400 Auditor general finds her access to Vestcor significantly limited http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0132.html Auditor General Kim Adair-MacPherson today released a report citing a lack of access to necessary Vestcor information constrained her ability to do her job. Vestcor is the organization responsible for investment management of over $18 billion in New Brunswick public sector funds, including $14 billion of which is the New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan (NBPSPP) and Teachers Pension Plan (NBTPP). Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:25:00 -0400 Auditor general disappointed that outstanding recommendations remain http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0131.html The auditor general’s followup work on previous performance audit recommendations promotes accountability by giving the legislative assembly, and the public, information about how the government, departments, and agencies have acted on her recommendations. Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:18:00 -0400 Auditor general comments favorably on province’s financial audit results at 31 March 2020 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0130.html In her latest report tabled today in the legislative assembly, Auditor General Kim Adair-MacPherson commented on the province’s 31 March 2020 financial audit completed in October 2020 and other key findings. Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:11:00 -0400 One death reported / one new case / revised case count / confirmed case of variant http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0128.html Public Health confirmed today that an individual between 80 and 89 in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) has died as a result of underlying complications, including COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths in the province to 26. Mon, 22 Feb 2021 14:12:00 -0400 Investment in Moncton’s drinking water system http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0127.html Provincial, federal and municipal officials announced funding today to upgrade Moncton’s drinking water system by using technology to remove harmful toxins that blue-green algae can produce. Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:45:00 -0400 One death reported / four new cases / exposure notification http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0125.html Public Health confirmed today that an individual between 80 and 89 in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) has died as a result of underlying complications, including COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths in the province to 25. Sun, 21 Feb 2021 12:36:00 -0400 Three new cases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0124.html Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 today. Sat, 20 Feb 2021 11:32:00 -0400 REVISED / Six new cases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0123.html Public Health reported six new cases of COVID-19 today. Fri, 19 Feb 2021 13:43:00 -0400 Investment in development of Fundy Quay site in Saint John http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0121.html The federal, provincial and municipal governments announced today a major investment in a multi-phased infrastructure project to prepare the Fundy Quay site in Saint John’s inner harbour for future development. Fri, 19 Feb 2021 12:11:00 -0400 Spring weight restrictions for roads http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0120.html Spring weight restrictions for truck traffic will come into effect at midnight on Sunday, Feb. 28, in southern New Brunswick, and at midnight on Sunday, March 7, in northern New Brunswick. Restrictions will continue until Sunday, May 16, in southern New Brunswick, and Sunday, May 23, in northern New Brunswick. Fri, 19 Feb 2021 09:13:00 -0400 Volumes II and III of the 2020 auditor general report to be released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0119.html Volumes II and III of the 2020 report of the auditor general will be released at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Thu, 18 Feb 2021 16:04:00 -0400 COVID-19 vaccination plan / Zone 4 moving to Orange level at midnight / four new cases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0117.html The provincial government released its updated COVID-19 vaccination plan today, providing additional details and timelines. Thu, 18 Feb 2021 14:38:00 -0400 Long-term, performance-based agreements signals new way of doing business http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0115.html Long-term performance-based agreements will become the norm for services contracted through the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. Wed, 17 Feb 2021 14:01:00 -0400 Three new cases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0114.html Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 today. Wed, 17 Feb 2021 12:28:00 -0400 Discussions ongoing with First Nation communities on carbon tax revenues http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0113.html Discussions between the provincial government and Wolastoqey First Nation communities are ongoing in an effort to decide a funding model to utilize carbon tax revenues. Wed, 17 Feb 2021 11:31:00 -0400 Black History Month: bridge renamed to honour Charlotte Watson http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.02.0112.html As part of Black History Month, a recently replaced bridge in Springfield Parish has been renamed to commemorate the life of Charlotte Watson and to recognize the contribution she made to New Brunswick’s history. Wed, 17 Feb 2021 10:14:00 -0400 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:45:00 -0400