News Releases - Government of New Brunswick News Releases - Government of New Brunswick en Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station quarterly update During the third quarter of the 2018-19 fiscal year, the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station produced 1,447,914 net megawatt-hours of non-emitting electricity. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:57:00 -0400 Auditor general finds New Brunswick education system suffers from a lack of stability In her latest report tabled today in the legislative assembly, Auditor General Kim MacPherson identified multiple complex factors that are affecting the academic performance of New Brunswick’s 98,000 students. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:27:00 -0400 Auditor general finds WorkSafeNB’s deficiencies in managing injured worker claims prevent timely return to work Auditor General Kim MacPherson released today her second performance audit on WorkSafeNB. Focusing on the management of injured worker claims, this is the second and final phase carried out in response to a request by the government under Section 12(1) of the Auditor General Act. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:20:00 -0400 One-third of auditor general’s recommendations from past reports still not implemented Auditor General Kim MacPherson provided an update today on the status of performance audit (Value-For-Money) recommendations made in her past reports. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:00:00 -0400 Auditor general remains concerned about New Brunswick’s net debt and other financial matters Auditor General Kim MacPherson noted in her report released today that she is encouraged by the province’s first annual surplus in a decade, however, she remains concerned about the province’s elevated net debt and a number of other fiscal concerns. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:37:00 -0400 Francophonie Games partners urged to develop funding options by Jan. 30 The minister responsible for La Francophonie, Robert Gauvin, announced today that the provincial government has written to the partners of the 2021 Games of La Francophonie, urging them to work together to develop funding options by Jan. 30 that would see the games proceed. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:43:00 -0400 Electronic health record system to be implemented The provincial government is implementing a new electronic health record system that aims to improve the management of vaccines, immunizations and potential disease outbreaks. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:16:00 -0400 Phase 2 of program for seasonal workers begins Phase 2 of the Seasonal Worker Pilot Program is open for eligible New Brunswickers who experience a gap between employment insurance (EI) benefits and their seasonal employment. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:16:00 -0400 Free online training on autism for parents expanded The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is expanding access to its online training for parents of children and youth with autism spectrum disorder. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:19:00 -0400 Volumes II and III of the 2018 auditor general report to be released Volumes II and III of the 2018 report of the auditor general will be released at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:11:00 -0400 NB Power files rate application NB Power today filed a rate application with the Energy and Utilities Board which, if approved, is intended to help provide quality customer service, modernize the power grid and service the company’s debt obligations. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:57:00 -0400 NB Power customers have options to manage winter power bills NB Power reminds customers who are having difficulty paying their power bills that there are several options available to help them this winter. Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:10:00 -0400 2019 SEED applications now available Summer job applications for the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program are now available. Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:15:00 -0400 Interim integrity commissioner appointed Charles Murray has been appointed as the interim integrity commissioner. Thu, 03 Jan 2019 08:50:00 -0400 Applications available for the 2019 Home Energy Assistance Program Applications are now available for the 2019 Home Energy Assistance Program. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:00:00 -0400 Chief coroner releases results of a child death review The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the death of a child whose family was known to the Department of Social Development. The results of the review were released today by Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 08:39:00 -0400 New Brunswick’s birth numbers and top baby names for 2018 Top names for children born in New Brunswick in 2018 included Emma, Olivia, William and Liam. Fri, 28 Dec 2018 10:20:00 -0400 Ice fishers encouraged to enjoy an early season and respect the environment The provincial government is reminding ice fishers to learn the rules and respect the environment. Fri, 28 Dec 2018 09:56:00 -0400 Sign up to save a life this holiday season New Brunswickers are encouraged to sign up to save a life this holiday season by registering their intent to be an organ and tissue donor. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 11:53:00 -0400 New Year’s ferry run to be piloted for Grand Manan The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is partnering with Coastal Transport Ltd. to provide ferry service to and from Grand Manan on New Year’s Day. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 10:52:00 -0400 Lieutenant-governor’s levee welcomes the new year Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau invites all residents of the province to join her and her husband Ronald in welcoming the new year at the annual New Year’s Day Levee at Government House in Fredericton. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 10:20:00 -0400 Premier’s holiday message Premier Blaine Higgs today issued the following holiday message: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 10:18:00 -0400 New guidelines for employers regarding addictions The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission is issuing guidelines to help employers meet their legal obligations to accommodate employees who have an addiction to cannabis, alcohol and drugs. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 10:10:00 -0400 Take precautions to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning This holiday season, and throughout the winter, New Brunswickers are reminded to be aware of the threat posed by carbon monoxide. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:10:00 -0400 Provincial assessment results available The 2017-18 provincial assessment results are now available. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:41:00 -0400 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:57:00 -0400