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Province receives A+ credit rating

Province receives A+ credit rating

Standard and Poor’s, a global credit rating agency, announced last week that New Brunswick has maintained an A+ credit rating on modest improvement in budgetary performance and exceptional liquidity. “Our government has been hard at work addressing New Brunswick’s fiscal challenges, and the stable outlook from bond-rating agencies is a clear demonstration of that,” said Finance… Read more »

Students receive $1000 bursaries from Opportunities NB

Students receive $1000 bursaries from Opportunities NB

Ten students from across the province have been awarded bursaries worth $1000 each from Opportunities NB. “These bursaries are a way to highlight the important link between education and economic growth,” said Roxanne Fairweather, chair of the board for Opportunities NB. “The ongoing development of a skilled workforce is vital to New Brunswick’s future growth… Read more »

Protect yourself against Lyme disease

Protect yourself against Lyme disease

New Brunswickers are reminded to protect themselves against Lyme disease. “I encourage New Brunswickers to get outside, be active and play this summer while ensuring they take the appropriate precautions to avoid being bitten by blacklegged ticks,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, acting chief medical officer of health. Read more »

New Brunswickers encouraged to complete census questionnaire

New Brunswickers encouraged to complete census questionnaire

New Brunswickers are encouraged to complete their census forms this May. “All levels of government rely on the information collected during the census to plan for the future provision of services like education, housing, skills training, public transportation and police and fire services,” said Finance Minister Roger Melanson. Statistics Canada conducts a census every five… Read more »

International Compost Awareness Week

International Compost Awareness Week

The following message was released today by Environment and Local Government Minister Brian Kenny to mark International Compost Awareness Week, May 1-7: Recycling organics through composting is a simple and rewarding way to help protect the environment. Recognizing this week enables us to raise awareness of the many benefits of composting. Composting supports soil health… Read more »

ACOA Supports Pilot Project to Commercialize UNB Technologies

ACOA Supports Pilot Project to Commercialize UNB Technologies

Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey was at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) last week for World Intellectual Property Day, to announce an investment of $500,000 for the Innovate@UNB pilot project led by the Office of Research Services (ORS). MP DeCourcey made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). Read more »

Premier Launches New Brunswick’s Open Data Policy

Premier Launches New Brunswick’s Open Data Policy

Premier Gallant unveiled the province’s new open data policy on Thursday April 28th while attending the 2016 Canadian Open Data Summit in Saint John. “The establishment of an open data policy will foster new start-up businesses, increase transparency and enable New Brunswickers to help solve some of the challenges our province is facing,” said Gallant. “Providing… Read more »

Over $1.4 Million Investment in Saint John Laundry Facility

Over $1.4 Million Investment in Saint John Laundry Facility

The provincial government will invest a total of $1.7 million to upgrade systems and add processing equipment at the Saint John laundry facility and to establish a linen depot in the Moncton area. “This is an important investment that will improve productivity for the Saint John laundry facility, which provides an invaluable service to the… Read more »

Forest-fire season began April 18th

Forest-fire season began April 18th

Each year, the season begins on the third Monday of April and continues through until October 31st unless otherwise indicated. Anyone igniting a Category 1 fire (fires with a diameter of three metres or less) should ensure burning is allowed in that area. This can be done by calling the toll-free burn line at 1-866-458-8080 or by visiting the Department of Natural Resources’ website. Read more »

Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week

Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week

Health Minister Victor Boudreau is encouraging New Brunswickers to observe National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week this week, April 18th to the 25th. “This important week gives us the opportunity to show our support to those waiting for a tissue or organ donation,ˮ said Boudreau. “At the same time, this week serves as a… Read more »

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