New Brunswick News

The New Brunswick News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, shared the results of two projects that have increased the capacity of New Brunswickers to adapt to climate change. These projects were funded under the Natural Resources Canada–led BRACE Program, a five-year, $18-million initiative. The BRACE Program works with provinces to support training and knowledge exchange that increases the ability of organizations, businesses and communities to adapt and accelerate their climate resilience. This program’s results will also support the development of the Canada Green Buildings Strategy thanks to the benefits of training for engineers who will contribute to developing a greener vision of building design.
  2. Nigadoo, New Brunswick, November 17, 2022 — Today, Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie—Bathurst, along with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced an investment of $144,460 in three New Brunswick communities to support data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  3. In the recent 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada highlighted its plan to continue its sound stewardship of the economy and to be there for Canadians.
  4. Federal Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., will be at the New Brunswick Community College in Saint John, New Brunswick, to highlight student, apprentice and youth employment initiatives from the 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada’s plan to continue making life more affordable for Canadians and building an economy that works for everyone.
  5. Minister Hutchings to highlight the 2022 Fall Economic Statement
  6. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Jeff Carr, New Brunswick’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, co-chaired a meeting of federal, provincial and territorial Infrastructure ministers to discuss their shared priorities and strengthen their collaboration.
  7. Members of the media are invited to attend a media availability with the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Jeff Carr, New Brunswick’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, following a meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Infrastructure Ministers.
  8. Today, Chief Hugh Akagi from the Peskotomuhkati Nation at Skutik and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown−Indigenous Relations, announced the launch of the Camp Chiputneticook Centre of Excellence project. The Government of Canada will provide $634,039 through the Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program (CSICP) towards this project.
  9. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that there will be a lane closure on the J.C. Van Horne Bridge for maintenance work.
  10. The Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will welcome the new search and rescue lifeboat CCGS Shediac Bay with a dedication to service ceremony.
  11. Moncton, New Brunswick – On behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, and the Honourable Steve Craig, Nova Scotia Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture will make an Atlantic Fisheries Fund announcement. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.
  12. Moncton, New Brunswick, August 23, 2022—Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Member of Parliament Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Greg Turner, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Moncton South, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and Bryan Butler, Deputy Mayor of the City of Moncton, announced joint funding of over $22M for stormwater, wastewater and school ventilation projects in Moncton.
  13. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, to make an announcement regarding federal support for organizations on the front lines of the fight against gun and gang violence in the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick.
  14. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Member of Parliament Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Greg Turner, Member of Legislative Assembly for Moncton South, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and Bryan Butler, Deputy Mayor of the City of Moncton.
  15. Atlantic herring plays a vital role in Atlantic Canada’s economy and ecosystem. The southern Gulf of St. Lawrence fall herring stock in particular provides employment for more than a thousand people in rural New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.
  16. Memramcook, New Brunswick, August 18, 2022—Today, 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 Maxime O. Bourgeois, Mayor of the Village of Memramcook, announced $2.3 million in joint funding for the rehabilitation of a pathway that will provide Memramcook residents with a secure place to stay active.
  17. Memramcook, New Brunswick, August 17, 2022—Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with 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 Maxime Bourgeois, Mayor of the Village of Memramcook.
  18. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 17 inmates at Atlantic Institution, in New Brunswick, have tested positive for COVID-19.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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. .
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. Media Advisory - Fredericton, New Brunswick
  37. Travel Advisory – Lane closures at St. Stephen Ferry Point port of entry
  38. 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.
  39. On June 18, 2022, a number of inmates were involved in a physical altercation at Atlantic Institution, a maximum security federal institution.
  40. 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.
  41. Media Advisory - Fredericton, New Brunswick
  42. 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.
  43. Join us on Canada Day with free admission at national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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:
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.