Government of New Brunswick


First 84 Nature Legacy protected areas established

The first 84 Nature Legacy protected areas have been established by the provincial government, Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland announced today.

Electric vehicle incentive program announced

A provincial program shifted into drive today with the launch of a rebate initiative for New Brunswickers who purchase eligible electric vehicles. From left: Environment and Climate Change Minister Gary Crossman; Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland; Jon Brawn, treasurer of the New Brunswick Automobile Dealers’ Association; and Keith Cronkhite, president and CEO of NB Power.

Outfitters program offers rebate on hunting and fishing packages

The provincial government is investing up to $500,000 to support outfitters in the province through the NB Fish and Hunt Promotion. Participating outfitters will receive a 20 per cent rebate on all hunting and fishing packages they sell to New Brunswick residents, allowing them to offset their prices. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Outdoor Consultant Peter Stoddart; Tourism, Heritage ...

New Brunswick forest rangers dispatched to Australia

A group of 16 New Brunswick forest rangers has travelled to Australia to help battle historic wildfires in that country. The forest rangers are expecting to be there at least 30 days.

New Brunswick well placed to play role in growth of small modular reactor sector

Progress on bringing Canada's first small modular reactor to market by ARC Nuclear Canada Inc. continues in New Brunswick. From left: Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland; Justice Minister and Attorney General Andrea Anderson-Mason; Fawn Zeuchner, ARC Canada employee; and Norman J.D. Sawyer, president and CEO of ARC Canada.

Rangers staffing deer registration stations

Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland, centre, registers the deer he harvested at the Hampton Ranger Station. He was assisted by Rangers Madeline Honeyman, left, and Dan Beattie, right. Safety first! Always wear your hunter orange in the woods.

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Take our kids to work is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada during which students step into the working world for a day. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Grade 9 students had the opportunity to accompany a parent/guardian, family friend or volunteer host to the workplace for the day. Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore and Natural Resources ...

Investment in conservation

The provincial government is working with First Nations, conservation organizations and natural resource industries to protect and conserve freshwater, forests and other wild spaces for future generations. From left: Lois Corbett, executive director, Conservation Council of New Brunswick; Roberta Clowater, executive director, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — New Brunswick Chapter; Renata Woodward, executive director, Nature Trust of New Brunswick; ...

Visit by federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore (left) and Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland (right) met with federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. Issues discussed included crab fishing season and opening more lakes for recreational fishing.

Unsuccessful applicants to have more ballots in resident moose draw

Applicants who have been unsuccessful in the resident moose draw will have their chances increased this year due to changes being made to the Moose Hunting Regulation under the Fish and Wildlife Act. From left: Harold Morgan, president of the Shepody Fish and Game Association; Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland and Dean Toole, first vice-president of the New ...

Provincial purchase of salt from local mine will create new jobs

The provincial government has announced an agreement to buy its supply of road salt from the Nutrien mine in Sussex, a decision that will support 50 mining jobs and generate economic spinoffs in the region. From left: Doug Doney, general manager of Nutrien’s operations in New Brunswick; Hampton MLA Gary Crossman; Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland; Transportation and ...

Private land donated to protect 345 hectares of nature

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick has acquired 14 parcels of private land in the Saint John River, Saint Croix River and Miramichi River watersheds. The provincial government is one of the supporters of the project, which will protect 345 hectares of nature. From left: Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland and Murray Watters, who, along with his wife, ...

Conservation Education Lifetime Achievement Award

Floyd Lavallée, left, is the first recipient of the Conservation Education Lifetime Achievement Award, having volunteered as a firearm safety and hunter education instructor for 45 years. The award was presented to Lavallée by Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland.

Winter Fish NB Days

Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland participated in Winter Fish NB Days during the Family Day long weekend, Feb. 16-18. The event is promoted as a fun way to enjoy recreational fishing and the province’s natural beauty.

Hunter education instructor awards

New Brunswick's 2018 Firearm Safety / Hunter Education Instructors of the Year Awards were presented on Oct. 17 during a ceremony at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre in Fredericton. From left: Award winner Gilles Sonier and Kristian Moore, executive director of regional operations and support services, Department of Energy and Resource Development.

Partner announced in nuclear research cluster

The New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation today announced the participation of Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC) in the nuclear research cluster that will work on research and development on small modular reactor technology. From left: Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet; Gaëtan Thomas, president and CEO of NB Power; GE Canada president Heather Chalmers; and Don Wolf, CEO and chairman ...

Forest-fire season begins

The 2018 forest-fire season in New Brunswick begins April 16.

Investment of $3.9 million in Fredericton walking bridge

The provincial, federal and municipal governments will invest a combined $3.9 million to repair and upgrade the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge in Fredericton. From left: Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman; Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey and Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien.

Chaleur Regional Services Commission prepares to produce electricity

NB Power has signed an agreement to buy about 6,000 megawatt hours of power each year for the next 20 years from the Chaleur Regional Services Commission. From left: Michel Losier, executive director of energy efficiency and customer engagement for NB Power, Caraquet MLA Hédard Albert; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Beresford Mayor Jean Guy Grant, who ...

Study to determine raccoon, skunk populations

Researchers will be setting traps (pictured) in Saint John and Fredericton, as well as forested and agricultural areas in southwestern New Brunswick, to help determine the population density of raccoons and skunks.

Ministers to collaborate on clean growth, development of natural resources and competitiveness

Discussions focused on clean growth at the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference in Saint Andrews, Aug. 13-15.

Caution urged, forestry operations curtailed due to fire hazard

The Department of Energy and Resource Development is urging all forest users to increase their vigilance and take steps to reduce risks due to the current and forecasted fire hazard. From left: Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet and Roger Collet, provincial fire prevention officer.

Sisson Mine represents jobs and opportunities for New Brunswick

The provincial government welcomed the news today that the Sisson Mine received the federal government’s environmental assessment approval. From left: Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew Harvey; Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet; federal Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard Minister Dominic LeBlanc; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; and Tobique-Mactaquac MP T.J. Harvey.

Investment in energy efficiency programs

The Department of Energy and Resource Development is supporting the Gaia Project, a registered charity working to show young New Brunswickers how to make informed decisions about energy and its impact on the environment. The department is providing the group with $40,000 this year to deliver programs aimed at increasing energy literacy, knowledge of climate change, appreciation for electricity and ...

Fish New Brunswick Days

REVISED / Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet encouraged people to try angling during Fish New Brunswick Days, June 3-4. These are the only days during fishing season when resident and non-resident anglers are permitted to fish without a licence, and non-residents do not require a guide. In the picture, Doucet gets his 22-month old grandson Alec ready for ...