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Tue
02
Dec

Tory Leader Bruce Fitch calls out Minister over breach in confidentiality

Speaking to reporters today at the New Brunswick Legislature, Tory leader, Bruce Fitch was upset that Minister of Energy, Donald Arsenault, made public comments of surprise and concern about Saint John Mayor Mel Norton insterest in starting a discussion on the treatment of fracking wastewater in the City.  Fitch was calling out the Minister for breach in protocol while the Premier was out of Province on a trip to the Francophonie Summit in Senegal.

Mayor Norton met with the government privately over the Economic Development plans for his region in Fredericton last Wednesday,  "In the spirit of co-operation I extended the offer to start the discussion on how Saint John can play a role in overcoming the barriers to moving this industry forward in an environmentally safe manner." he explained.  

Thu
27
Nov

Commentary: Liberals are confused once again

By Pierre Little
 
The Telegraph-Journal is reporting tonight that there is a new rule that family doctors will not be allowed to refuse a patients demand for an abortion and must provide a referral if they refuse on conscientious or religious grounds.
 
The repeal will have extreme consequences for any physician in the province and it's beginning to looks like the former McKenna government's medically needed requirement was an astute and balanced approach to the problem.
 
Even with all the accolades from feminist groups, Pro-abortion advocates have not been given what they have asked for.  Their wish was for private on demand abortion clinic Medicare funding. So the recent change in policy is a hollow victory.
 
Wed
19
Nov

Disaster Financial Assistance Program announced

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has announced a Disaster Financial Assistance Program for eligible costs associated with damage caused last summer by Post-tropical Storm Arthur.
“Our government has approved financial assistance for the recovery from this storm,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “Several municipalities incurred unforeseen expenses. By covering some of these expenses, the province is easing the burden on the affected communities and their residents.
 
“We need to ensure the province is always prepared for such cases of extreme weather,” he said. “Improving public communications and conducting post-event reviews will allow us to bring forward ongoing improvements.”
 
On July 5 Post-tropical Storm Arthur made landfall in New Brunswick, bringing heavy rain and wind. The storm caused widespread damage and unprecedented power outages.
Thu
13
Nov
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Provincial and federal governments support Xiplinx Technologies Ltd.

Xiplinx Technologies Ltd., a Saint John company, will commercialize its software solution called SITEFLO, and hire new employees to help with sales and marketing thanks to more than $700,000 in contributions from the provincial and federal governments. From left: Saint John MP Rodney Weston; Brent MacDonald, CEO of Xiplinx; and Economic Development Minister Rick Doucet.

SAINT JOHN (GNB) – Xiplinx Technologies Ltd., a Saint John company, will commercialize its software solution called SITEFLO, and hire new employees to help with sales and marketing thanks to more than $700,000 in contributions from the provincial and federal governments.

Wed
12
Nov
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Premier Gallant responds from Houston, TX on Shale Gas and Investing in New Brunswick

This audio is being provided for transparency to the public. This question is from Pierre Little, Publisher and Editor of the Brunswick Business Journal.

 

Thu
06
Nov

Point Lepreau Generating Station update

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Point Lepreau Generating Station has operated at 100 per cent reactor power during the month of October, putting about 660 megawatts on the New Brunswick grid.

The net capacity factor for the month was 99.59 per cent. Capacity factor is the megawatt-hour output of a generating station compared to the maximum that could be produced. The station’s monthly target for the fiscal year is 94 per cent.

In October the station produced about 54 per cent of the total net generation from NB Power generating stations.

Thu
30
Oct

Investment in poverty reduction programs

SAINT JOHN (GNB) – A $300,000 investment is being made in three poverty reduction programs in Saint John.

“Helping families is one of our government’s priorities,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “We want our province to be the best place to raise a family and we need to provide tools such as these three important programs so families can thrive in Saint John and New Brunswick.

“We appreciate these initiatives, which are focused on helping young people who will one day be the workers and innovators driving our economy.”

Mon
20
Oct

National School Bus Safety Week

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle issued the following statement today to mark National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 19-25, and to emphasize the importance of safe driving in the vicinity of schools and school buses:

Student safety is a priority for our government, and that includes their safe transportation to and from schools. However, when it comes to ensuring our children’s safety during the school year, every motorist has a key role to play.

Mon
20
Oct

Byelection in Saint John East riding

FREDERICTON (GNB) – A byelection will be held Monday, Nov. 17 in the provincial riding of Saint John East, Premier Brian Gallant announced today.

The byelection will fill the vacancy created in the riding following the resignation of former member-elect Gary Keating.

Currently, the Liberals hold 26 seats in the legislative assembly, the Progressive Conservatives hold 21 seats, and the Greens hold one seat with one seat vacant.

Mon
20
Oct

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week Oct. 20-24

FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are being urged to observe National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week.

“Cervical cancer screening can save lives. This week is an excellent reminder to New Brunswick women of its critical importance,” said Health Minister Victor Boudreau. “Combined with screening, enhanced education and vaccination are the keys to reducing the risk of developing this disease which kills nearly 400 women in Canada each year.”

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