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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Reminder: Minimum Wage to Increase on April 1st

Reminder: Minimum Wage to Increase on April 1st

New Brunswickers are reminded that the minimum wage will increase from $10.30 per hour to $10.65 per hour on April 1st, 2016. This marks the second increase to the minimum wage in New Brunswick since December 2014. The provincial government plans to further increase the minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017 and thereafter by the rate of inflation. Read more »

A Day in Her Shoes

A Day in Her Shoes

A Day in Her Shoes is a great opportunity to unite women for an evening of glitz and glamour to promote positive mental health while supporting a fundraiser for much needed resources in the greater Saint John area. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages, and a silent auction accompany the season’s best fashion show, which… Read more »

Premier Announces Nearly $1 Billion for Education and New Economy Fund

Premier Announces Nearly $1 Billion for Education and New Economy Fund

The Education and New Economy Fund will make strategic investments in projects to provide the best education system and workforce skills development while helping industries innovate and businesses increase productivity, Premier Brian Gallant announced today, Tuesday March 29th. Gallant will be the minister responsible for the fund, which is anticipated to invest nearly $1 billion… Read more »

City Market Pedway Upgrades Continue

City Market Pedway Upgrades Continue

On Monday March 28th, the stairway between the second level of the Brunswick Square pedway and the Saint John City Market will be closed temporarily while overhead work is performed in the area. The stairway will remain closed until Wednesday, March 30th and will tentatively reopen on Thursday, March 31st. Access to the Market will be… Read more »

Short Handed Mill Rats Drop Road Game

Short Handed Mill Rats Drop Road Game

The Saint John Mill Rats were short handed playing with centres Anthony Stover and Ricky Volcy, and it showed as they dropped a road game to the Halifax Hurricanes, 127-93. Saint John started slow yet again, but trailed only 27-22 when Olu Famutimi nailed a corner three pointer with 2.2 seconds left in the 1st… Read more »

City Hours and Service Schedules for Holiday Weekend

City Hours and Service Schedules for Holiday Weekend

The City of Saint John reminds citizens that its City Hall, Rothesay Avenue, and Adelaide Street offices will be closed Good Friday, March 25 and Easter Monday, March 28. Carleton Community Centre will be open Saturday and closed Friday, Sunday and Monday. Programming will resume at all community centres on Tuesday, March 29. Arenas remain… Read more »

Nominations Open for May 9th Election

Nominations Open for May 9th Election

Candidates running in the May 9th municipal council, district education council and regional health authority elections can officially submit their nomination forms. The 21 returning offices and satellite returning offices set up across the province to administer the elections opened to the public yesterday. A total of 107 mayoralty positions and 544 councillor positions will… Read more »

WFNB Presents Memoir Writing Workshop with Sandra Phinney

WFNB Presents Memoir Writing Workshop with Sandra Phinney

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB) is sponsoring a memoir writing workshop by popular workshop leader, author and freelance writer Sandra Phinney. Entitled Making Memories Work For You, the workshop will be held on Saturday, April 2nd from 10 am to 5 pm at the West Branch of the Saint John Free Public Library located in the back of the Lancaster Mall. The fee is $125 for the day and includes all workshop materials. Read more »

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