News

Fri
28
Nov

Air quality approval renewed for AV Cell Inc. Atholville Pulp Mill

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government will issue a new Class 1 air quality approval for the AV Cell Inc. Atholville Pulp Mill.

The company's current approval expires on Dec. 31, 2014, with the new approval taking effect on Jan. 1, 2015. The approval follows a public consultation process that included a 120-day public review that ran from June 26 to Oct. 27.

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.
 
Thu
27
Nov

Minister Boudreau does damage control on changes to abortion on demand access

CBC reported tonight that Minister Victor Boudreau is ruling out specifically private clinics in performing abortions.
 
NB Free Press is reporting the provision in question is 84-20 Schedule 2 (a.1) which if repealed will allow private clinics. NB Free Press is still trying to get a firm answer on the exact text of the new provision to replace (a.1). Until Minister of Health Victor Boudreau provides the text of their legislative change a repeal means (a.1) is deleted, allowing private clinics.
 
We have reached out to the Minister's office, but no response yet.
 
 
Wed
26
Nov

Premier Gallant moves to allow more taxpayer abortions on demand, private clinics will likely result

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Sat
22
Nov

SHUFFLING THE DECK CHAIRS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

By Kevin Lacey
 
Here we go again with another shuffle of government-led economic development in New Brunswick.
 
Premier Brian Gallant’s new government announced it will follow through on an election promise to kill Invest NB – an economic development agency that the Tories created three years ago. In its place, the government will set up a brand new crown corporation called Opportunities New Brunswick along with a new internal government committee known as the New Brunswick Job Board.
 
This is not the first time a new government has come in and moved around the pieces of economic development to come up with a new magic formula for creating jobs. Given what the Liberals have said so far, it’s not apparent what is different about this agency and why we should expect any different result.
 
Thu
20
Nov

Premier Gallant to visit business people in Moncton, Bouctouche and Miramichi today

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant will spend the day in Moncton, Bouctouche and Miramichi to discuss plans for job creation, improving the province’s fiscal situation, and making life more affordable for New Brunswick families.

“We have to change our approach to job creation and will aggressively pursue every opportunity to move New Brunswick forward,” said Gallant. “Communities in this province have unique needs when it comes to jobs and visiting them is an opportunity to share the government’s vision for change and hear their views.”

Tue
18
Nov

Minimum wage increase announced by Premier Gallant

The provincial government will increase the minimum wage to $10.30 per hour by the end of 2014 as part of its plan to help New Brunswick families. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Francine Landry; and Premier Brian Gallant

Thu
13
Nov
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Mayor Brad Woodside presents his annual State of the City

Mayor Woodside in great spirits, presenting his speech on the State of the City.  Photo by Pierre Little

Mayor Brad Woodside tonight presented his annual State of the City event hosted by the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce.  It was the mayor's 23 year presenting the address, which is attended quite heavily by the establishment in Fredericton.  The event was held at the Fredericton Convention Centre and was well attended. Very few seats where empty.

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.

 

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