Tree of Hope Lighting

Moncton, N.B. – Monday, October 27, 2014 – The Tree of Hope lighting ceremony will take place this October 30th at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre.  Media and the public are invited to attend. 

DATE: Thursday, October 30th, 2014

TIME: 6 p.m.

LOCATION: Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre entrance, Dr. George-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre (330 Université Avenue, Moncton)

Luc LeBlanc and Monique Poirier, Co-chairs, Tree of Hope campaign, will be on hand and a patient from the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre will give a moving testimonial.

Anne-Marie Parenteau and Samuel Chiasson, hosts of ICI Radio-Canada Première’s Tree of Hope Radiothon, will lead the lighting ceremony.  They will be joined by their English network counterparts, Vanessa Blanch and Jonna Brewer, from CBC Radio One.


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.


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.


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.”


SnowFox Vodka Now Sold in Nova Scotia

Moncton, NB – Port Royal Distillers’ SnowFox Vodka is now available in Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation’s 26 major stores. In its first year, the maritime made premium vodka has made successful debuts in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island liquor markets, and anticipates that sales will continue to grow with the expansion to Nova Scotia.

“We’ve had a great first year in operation and we’re confident that our launch into the Nova Scotia market will be equally successful,” said Marc LeBlanc, President of Port Royal Distillers. “SnowFox provides consumers with a quality premium vodka that is made right here in the Maritimes, which is why our customers have been so great at promoting our product.”


Brian Gallant sworn in as New Brunswick's new Premier

Premier Brian Gallant and the members of the Executive Council were sworn in this afternoon in a ceremony held at the legislative assembly in Fredericton. The ceremony was presided over by Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas and took place in the presence of the premier, Executive Council, the newly elected members of the legislature, their families and invited guests. From left: Gallant; Nicholas; and Marc Léger, clerk of the Executive Council Office.


New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance Looks between the Lines of the Electoral Debate


Moncton, NB (17 Sept 2014) : New Brunswickers who are looking for the facts about shale gas are not getting them from the current political debate. They are often being deliberately misled or else are confused by politicians who don’t understand the issues, themselves. And they are definitely missing out on critical information.


First, the economics.


Crossroad for women receive Heart of the Community Award

Moncton, May 29th 2014 – Crossroad for women received the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce’s Heart of the Community Award this morning at the Tri-Community Breakfast. Chosen by the public, this award is given to organizations for their remarkable participation in the community’s welfare.

For Crossroad for women’s Executive Director, Tina Thibodeau, this award holds a special meaning. « It is very reassuring to see economic organizations and businesses recognize the hard work accomplished by community organizations. Our success depends greatly on the support given from the community which enables us to continue providing the much needs services to the Greater Moncton area» mentionned Mrs. Thibodeau.


People's Alliance requests Fracking be added to the ballot

Released by: Joël MacIntosh
People’s Alliance Candidate; Kent South
Having witnessed first hand the disastrous effects that the currentProgressive Conservative government of David Alward and our current MLA Claude Williams has had in it’s failure to properly consult the citizens of this province over the issue of hydraulic fracturing resulting in months of protests and extreme police presence. I am pleased that the People’s Alliance will continue to push forward with the belief that we, the people, deserve to have our voices heard through a direct vote and not an election promise that may or may not be upheld!

National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week

Moncton (N.-B.) – Thursday, April 24th 2014 – During the National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week (April 20-27), the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick (CFMNB) is happy to announce its active participation in the upcoming Canadian Transplant Games, which will be held in Moncton  July 7th to 12th 2014. This event is organized by the Canadian Transplant Association. 

Dr. Aurel Schofield, Director and Associate Dean of the CFMNB, confirms that the choice to support such a cause was a unanimous one for both his team and medical students.