New Brunswick News

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  1. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 17 inmates at Atlantic Institution, in New Brunswick, have tested positive for COVID-19.
  2. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with COVID-19 related supports and benefits. As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  3. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  4. The Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors, accompanied by the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will announce community-based projects receiving funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Projects will support seniors in Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe, New Brunswick.
  5. Today, René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska—Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and His Worship Éric Marquis, Mayor of the City of Edmundston, announced joint funding for solar energy generation at Centre Jean-Daigle and sewer separation work in East Edmundston.
  6. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska—Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and His Worship Éric Marquis, Mayor of the City of Edmundston.
  7. Sustained economic growth in Atlantic Canada requires strong federal-provincial collaboration. Atlantic premiers and federal ministers are focused on addressing current and emerging issues to support the long-term economic growth in small and large communities across the region. .
  8. Today, René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska—Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and His Worship Éric Gagnon, Mayor of Kedgwick, announced a joint investment of more than $3.9 million to improve drinking water security and stormwater management for Kedgwick residents.
  9. On July 25, 2022, at a meeting of the Atlantic Growth Strategy Leadership Committee in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canadian federal ministers and premiers unveiled the updated Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy (ATIGS) and agreed to renew funding to support five more years of collaborative efforts to grow international trade and promote foreign direct investment in the region.
  10. Today, René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska—Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and His Worship Ian Comeau, Mayor of the City of Campbellton, announced joint funding for upgrades to community water and wastewater infrastructure along Adam Street and Dufferin Street.
  11. The Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and Northumberland Ferries Limited will provide updates on the recent emergency response assistance for the M/V Holiday Island ferry.
  12. Today, as part of the festivities for the 30th anniversary of the Pays de la Sagouine, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Daniel Allain, Minister of Local Government and Local Governance Reform, and May Maillet, Chair of the Pays de la Sagouine Board of Directors, announced a joint investment of more than $35.2 million to upgrade infrastructure at the Pays de la Sagouine and enhance visitor experience.
  13. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Blaine Higgs, Premier of New Brunswick, as part of the festivities for the 30th anniversary of the Pays de la Sagouine.
  14. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska—Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and His Worship Ian Comeau, Mayor of the City of Campbellton.
  15. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement with René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska—Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honorable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and His Worship Éric Gagnon, Mayor of Kedgwick.
  16. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier Newfoundland and Labrador, will hold a press conference following a meeting of the Atlantic Growth Strategy Leadership Committee.
  17. Today, Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Gabriel Atwin, Chief of Kingsclear First Nation, announced federal funding for further development of the Southside Subdivision in Kingsclear First Nation.
  18. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton; the Honourable Jill Green, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for New Brunswick; Her Worship Kate Rogers, Mayor of Fredericton, and Elder Patsy McKinney, Executive Director of Under One Sky, announced almost $19 million in combined funding to construct a net zero carbon Indigenous Longhouse and Cultural Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
  19. Media Advisory - Fredericton, New Brunswick
  20. Travel Advisory – Lane closures at St. Stephen Ferry Point port of entry
  21. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that seven inmates from Dorchester Penitentiary medium-security unit in New Brunswick have tested positive for COVID-19.
  22. On June 18, 2022, a number of inmates were involved in a physical altercation at Atlantic Institution, a maximum security federal institution.
  23. Today, Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Jill Green, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Her Worship Kate Rogers, Mayor of Fredericton, announced funding for two projects focused on rehabilitating water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure within Fredericton.
  24. Media Advisory - Fredericton, New Brunswick
  25. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), made the following statement about Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day on June 27.
  26. Join us on Canada Day with free admission at national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas.
  27. Today, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Tammy Scott-Wallace, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture and MLA for Sussex–Fundy–St. Martins; the Honourable Mike Holland, Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Development and MLA for Albert; His Worship Marc Thorne, Mayor of the Town of Sussex and His Worship Jim Campbell, Mayor of the Village of Riverside-Albert, announced joint funding for infrastructure projects that will improve water and wastewater services in two New Brunswick communities.
  28. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced the Commission’s decision to renew, for a period of 10 years, the power reactor operating licence held by New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power) for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS). The renewed licence authorizes NB Power to continue operating the PLNGS with no changes to the authorized activities.
  29. Atlantic herring is a vital species in Atlantic Canada. As one of the largest commercial fisheries in Atlantic Canada, the Southwest Nova Scotia / Bay of Fundy herring stock directly or indirectly employs more than 1,000 people in rural Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and contributes over $140 million to the local economy.
  30. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), made the following statement about National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21:
  31. From roads and buildings, to water and wastewater systems – reliable infrastructure is key to building stronger communities. Investments in safer and more efficient wastewater treatment helps keep our communities healthy, green and sustainable.
  32. Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support three green infrastructure projects in three Northeastern New Brunswick communities.
  33. From roads and buildings, to water and wastewater systems, reliable infrastructure is key to building stronger communities. Investments in safer and more efficient wastewater treatment helps keep our communities healthy, green and sustainable.
  34. Canada and New Brunswick invest in modern and efficient water and wastewater infrastructure in Northeastern New Brunswick
  35. Infrastructure Announcement in Bathurst
  36. Infrastructure Announcement in Tracadie
  37. On May 27, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing unauthorized items was seized in the medium security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary.
  38. On June 6, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing unauthorized items was seized in the medium security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary.
  39. Helping the Atlantic Canadian biosciences sector contribute to a more resilient, diversified, and inclusive economic recovery is a priority of the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provinces and is key to creating good jobs and generating growth.
  40. Reducing pollution from the transportation sector is critical to Canada achieving its climate targets. That’s why the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to purchase, charge and drive electric vehicles (EV) in New Brunswick and across the country. Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $83,938 investment in WSC Colpitts Developments (2003) Ltd. to install 22 Level 2 EV chargers in a number of multi-unit residential buildings across Fredericton.
  41. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that there will be an alternating lane closure on the J.C. Van Horne Bridge for maintenance work.
  42. Keeping Canadian communities thriving and safe from gun violence and other crimes begins with our young people. By offering them opportunities to develop their skills, stay in school and stay healthy, they’ll be less likely to become involved in crime.
  43. Canada’s economy and future prosperity depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. That is why the Government of Canada is making historic investments in young people, to ensure they have the supports, skills and opportunities needed to build long and successful careers.
  44. The YESS, which is delivered by 12 departments and agencies across the Government of Canada, aims to provide more flexible employment services and enhanced supports to all young Canadians. Funding is provided to organizations that deliver a range of activities to help youth overcome barriers to employment and develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market. In 2021-22, the YESS Program helped about 45,000 youth.
  45. Government of Canada to make an important announcement about Mehtawtik Village
  46. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Jenna Sudds, will be in Moncton to highlight Youth Employment and Skills Strategy projects in New Brunswick.
  47. Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced nearly $50 million for the Burchill Wind Limited partnership between Wolumseket, owned by Neqotkuk (also known as Tobique First Nation), and Natural Forces Development to deploy renewable energy and grid modernization technologies to support clean energy to Saint John. Burchill Wind Limited also contributed to the project, bringing the total investments to nearly $95 million.
  48. On April 20, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Atlantic Institution, a federal maximum security institution.
  49. From roads and buildings to water treatment systems and community centres, infrastructure is key to building stronger communities. Investments in community infrastructure help residents socialize, stay active and adopt healthy lifestyles.
  50. Members of the media are invited to attend a virtual announcement with Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Bill Hogan, Minister of Public Safety and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Carleton, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and Her Worship Tracey DeMerchant, Mayor of the Town of Hartland.