Land in New Brunswick Returned to Peskotomuhkati Tribe

The Peskotomuhkati tribe, based in Qonaskamkuk, or St. Andrews, New Brunswick, has received 2,500 acres along the Skutik, or St. Croix, River on behalf of the provincial government, reports Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. The act is an example of the effort between the two nations to work collaboratively to renew their relationship based on recognition, rights, respect, co-operation and partnership, which is recognized as key to achieving reconciliation with Indigenous people in Canada.
The land acquired includes Camp Chiputneticook, a 2,500-acre property in New Brunswick along the Skutik River, which is of cultural significance to the Nation. The Government of Canada provided the funding for the acquisition. The Nation has acquired the land and buildings from the Orser family, who have used it as their summer home for more than a century.
Along with the land comes a collection of artifacts of cultural significance for the Nation.

Cineplex’s ‘Flashback Film Fest’ Brings Retro Flicks Back to the Big Screen

Cineplex Events today announced that the 9th annual  ‘Flashback Film Fest’ is back to provide another dose of nostalgia-inducing cinema.


Royal Winnipeg Ballet Comes to Moncton

About RWB’s 2016/17 Audition Tour
Each year Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School travels the country in search of talented dancers to join one of three Professional Programs: Ballet Academic (Ages 10+), Aspirant (Post-Secondary), and Teacher Training Program (Post-Secondary).
Auditions take place in cities across Canada and into the United States and include a Q & A portion for parents and students, as well as master class in some cities.   Students unable to attend an audition may send in a Video Application, which are accepted until May 1, 2018.

New Brunswick not listed as exempt from Tariffs.

A source has confirmed to the Brunswick Business Journal that New Brunswick is specifically targeted for tarrifs on Softwood Lumber.  The use by the American Department of Commerce of "Atlantic Provinces" indicates some ingorance in its definition. The term generally includes New Brunswick from the understanding of Canadian readers.

Use of the term Atlantic Provinces remains unclear in the official press release. 


Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Atlantic founding chair Bill Jones receives honourary doctorate from UNB

New Brunswick (May 26, 2017) – William M Jones, a longtime conservationist who helped establish the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in the Atlantic region, has received an honourary doctor of science degree from the University of New Brunswick as a philanthropist, businessman and conservationist.  As the founding chair in 1998 of NCC’s first Atlantic region office in Fredericton, Jones has had a huge impact on the organization, which to date has helped protect 74,000 acres of  wildlife habitat and ecologically-significant sites in the four Atlantic provinces. 

Local Students Get Unique Lesson in Hunger, Nutrition

First-of-its-Kind Initiative at Fredericton Food Bank
Fredericton, New Brunswick – May 10, 2017 – The Greener Village Community Food Centre welcomed an unlikely mix of visitors today. In a first-of-its-kind initiative, a group of local high school students joined a top Fredericton chef and dietitian to learn about hunger in the community and the importance of a nutritious diet, as together they unloaded 3,120 boxes of pasta that were delivered to the food bank.

Property Tax Scandal - Higgs says Gallant directly lied to public to conceal his role

Since early March, Premier Brian Gallant has been trying to explain why Service New Brunswick Property Tax bills had frabricated renovation amounts on 2400 home owner bills.  This action created an artifice for the government to bypase the Property Spike protection law.  This spike protection was implemented by the previous PC government to cap any spikes in assessments by 10% in any given year.


Premier Gallant stumbles with his words about extra Atcon AG Audit funds


Speaking at the Accreon annoucement, Premier Gallant seems to want to confuse voters or keep the door open to either a yes or a no on the extra funds the AG is requesting for the Atcon Audit.  "We foresee probably no problem," said Gallant. "We will certainly take her request, once we hopefully formally get it, very seriously." What kind of double speak is this?  Sophistry maybe?


Government hopes to encourage more immigration from China