New Brunswick News

The New Brunswick News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Today, Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie–Bathurst, Georges Savoie, Mayor of Neguac and Vice-President of the Acadian Peninsula Regional Service Commission, and Yvon Godin, President of the Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick, announced a federal investment of more than $1.14 million to support public transportation two projects in the Chaleur region and in the Acadian peninsula.
  2. Today, Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced $598,272 of funding to the University of New Brunswick to adapt and test the effectiveness of an advocacy intervention program to support women in midlife and older from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island who experience intimate partner violence.
  3. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie‒Bathurst, Georges Savoie, Mayor or Neguac and Vice-President of the Acadian Peninsula Regional Service Commission, and Yvon Godin, President of the Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick.
  4. The Honourable Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health will announce support of projects to prevent and address elder abuse in the Atlantic region.
  5. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Trevor Holder, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, and Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau, President and Vice-Chancellor of Mount Allison University, announced $36 million in federal and provincial funding for retrofits to the university’s Ralph Pickard Bell Library and Archives and connected breezeway.
  6. Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding green infrastructure with the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Trevor Holder, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, and Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau, President and Vice-Chancellor of Mount Allison University.
  7. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Member of Parliament for Acadie—Bathurst, Serge Cormier, the Port of Belledune CEO, Denis Caron, and the President and CEO of QSL International, Robert Bellisle, will announce new funding for the Port of Belledune in New Brunswick.
  8. On January 3, 2023, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized on the perimeter of the minimum security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary. The contraband seized included oxycodone, fentanyl, and shatter. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $23,500.
  9. Woodstock, New Brunswick, December 21, 2022—Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced a federal investment of $90,000 to support two active transportation projects in New Brunswick.
  10. Miramichi, New Brunswick, December 20, 2022—Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced a federal investment of $388,800 towards an active transportation project in Miramichi.
  11. Access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care will grow the economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and help give every child in Canada the best start in life. That’s why the Government of Canada signed agreements with every province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system.
  12. Saint John, New Brunswick, December 5, 2022—Today, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John—Rothesay, the Honourable Trevor Holder, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, and Her Worship Donna Noade Reardon, Mayor of the City of Saint John, announced more than $7 million in joint funding to reconfigure a portion of Retail Drive in east Saint John.
  13. Saint John, New Brunswick, December 1, 2022—Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding climate-resilient infrastructure with Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John—Rothesay, and Her Worship Donna Noade Reardon, Mayor of the City of Saint John.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Minister Hutchings to highlight the 2022 Fall Economic Statement
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. The Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will welcome the new search and rescue lifeboat CCGS Shediac Bay with a dedication to service ceremony.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 17 inmates at Atlantic Institution, in New Brunswick, have tested positive for COVID-19.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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. .
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. Media Advisory - Fredericton, New Brunswick
  50. Travel Advisory – Lane closures at St. Stephen Ferry Point port of entry