New Brunswick Multimedia New Brunswick Multimedia Statement on passing of Saint Léolin mayor Guy Cormier Premier Blaine Higgs offered his condolences today on the passing of Guy Cormier, the mayor of Saint-Léolin. Photo shows Higgs (right) with Cormier. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0400 Premier participates in council meeting via video conference Premier Blaine Higgs participated in the meeting of the Council of Atlantic Premiers today via video conference after his flight to St. John’s were cancelled on Sunday, Jan. 12, due to weather. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0400 Memorandum of understanding reaffirms commitment to Metepenagiag Heritage Park The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation and the Metepenagiag Heritage Park recently signed a memorandum of understanding to ensure the continued development and promotion of the park’s Indigenous research and interpretive centre. From left: Chief Bill Ward of the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Miinister Robert Gauvin and Elder Chief Howard Augustine, member of Metepenagiag Heritage Park. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0400 Provincewide emergency preparedness exercise planned for June 2020 Preparations have begun for the third provincewide emergency preparedness exercise, scheduled for June 2020. Front row, from left: Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien; Danielle Charron, executive director of the Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick; Michel Soucy, president of the Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick; Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; Stacey Cooling, chief of operations for the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization; Alex Scholten, first vice-president of the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick; and Mark Brooks, St. Mary’s First Nation emergency measures co-ordinator. Back row, from left: Cody Brooks, St. Mary’s First Nation emergency measures co-ordinator; Lt.-Cmdr. Pete Gallant, Joint Task Force Atlantic; Fredericton Fire Department Chief Dwayne Killingbeck, Fredericton Emergency Measures Organization director; and St. Mary’s First Nation Chief Alan Polchies Jr. Thu, 09 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0400 Poster for 31st Provincial French Pride Week unveiled The artwork and promotional poster for the 31st edition of Provincial French Pride Week were recently launched at École Le Galion des Appalaches in Campbellton. Thu, 02 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0400 Fredericton out-of-the-cold shelter officially opened Fredericton’s out-of-the-cold shelter is officially open. Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard attended the official opening today, along with several of her cabinet colleagues and officials from the John Howard Society and the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre. In the photo, from the left, are Tracey Rickards of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy; Environment and Local Government Minister Jeff Carr; Shephard; John Barrow, executive director of the John Howard Society of Fredericton and Economic Development and Small Business Minister Mary Wilson. Wed, 18 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0400 2020-21 capital budget maintains continuity and builds on progress Finance and Treasury Board Minister Ernie Steeves tabled a $599.2 million capital budget on Dec. 10 that maintains continuity and builds upon the financial progress made over the past year. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0400 New Brunswick well placed to play role in growth of small modular reactor sector Progress on bringing Canada's first small modular reactor to market by ARC Nuclear Canada Inc. continues in New Brunswick. From left: Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland; Justice Minister and Attorney General Andrea Anderson-Mason; Fawn Zeuchner, ARC Canada employee; and Norman J.D. Sawyer, president and CEO of ARC Canada. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Licence plate fees eliminated for volunteer firefighters The provincial government has eliminated the fees for licence plates for volunteer firefighters, effective Jan. 2, 2020. From left: provincial Fire Marshal Michael Lewis; Charlie Kavanaugh, president of the New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs and chief of the Grand Falls Fire Department; Murray Crouse, chief of the Upper Kingsclear Fire Department; Public Safety Minister Carl Urquhart; and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Province signs MOU with Ontario and Saskatchewan on the development of small modular reactors The governments of New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of small modular reactors in Canada. From left: Ontario Premier Doug Ford; New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe. Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Cameron MacMaster named winner of the 2019 Roly McLenahan Canada Games Award Cameron MacMaster received the 2019 Roly McLenahan Canada Games Award during the annual Sport NB Konica Minolta Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 30 in Fredericton. From left: Jeffrey LeBlanc, sport and recreation branch director at the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture; Cameron MacMaster and Nicole Smith, 2019 Canada Games Chef de Mission. Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0400 New gymnasium floor in Fredericton A new gymnasium floor has been installed at the Nashwaaksis Field House in Fredericton. The $720,000 project was financed through a partnership between the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Anglophone West School District and the City of Fredericton. The gym serves Nashwaaksis Middle School students, as well as many community groups after-hours and on weekends. Previous flooring had deteriorated and was in need of replacement to ensure continued use of facility. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy; Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien; and Kimberley Douglass, chair of the district education council. Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Key property assessment recommendation to be implemented in 2020 Service New Brunswick is preparing to implement a key recommendation of the 2017 auditor general report on property assessment. In the new year, the province will join almost every other province in issuing separate property tax notices and property tax (bills) notices. In photo: Service New Brunswick Minister Sherry Wilson at a news conference. Thu, 28 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Ambassador of Norway visits New Brunswick Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore (left) met with Anne Kari H. Ovind, Norway’s ambassador to Canada, on Nov. 26, in Fredericton. Norway is an important importer of New Brunswick seafood with many opportunities to expand. Discussions focused on market opportunities as well as a number of areas of mutual interest including ocean economy, research and aquaculture. Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Christmas tree lighting ceremony to be held at legislative assembly The public is invited to attend the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the legislative assembly at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Meeting with South Korea’s ambassador Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore met with South Korea’s ambassador to Canada Maeng-ho Shin and other business representatives in Fredericton on Nov. 25. Thanks to recent efforts, South Korea has now become New Brunswick’s second-largest lobster market. During the meeting, discussions focused on ways to solidify relationships and further increase exports. In October, Wetmore was in South Korea as part of an economic mission that also included 13 New Brunswick companies. From left: J.J. Park of Viking Group; Wetmore; and Shin. Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0400 Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0400