Public Safety News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/public-safety/news.html Public Safety News Releases New Brunswick preparing for switch to next-generation 911 service http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.05.0295.html The provincial government is working to ensure that enhanced, up-to-date 911 services are available as Canada moves toward next-generation technology. Fri, 22 May 2020 08:53:00 -0400 River Watch 2020 ends http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2020.05.0277.html After 10 weeks in operation, the River Watch Program for the 2020 freshet season ends today. Fri, 15 May 2020 15:14:00 -0400 Death of an inmate in custody http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.05.0250.html An inmate in the custody of the provincial correctional system has died. Mon, 04 May 2020 16:33:00 -0400 ATV trails closed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.04.0214.html Public Safety Minister Carl Urquhart said today he is pleased that Quad NB is keeping ATV trails closed, in compliance with the current mandatory order issued under the Emergency Measures Act. Sat, 18 Apr 2020 18:17:00 -0400 One community past flood stage, two more forecast to reach flood stage http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.04.0207.html Water levels in the Saint John River have exceeded flood stage in the village of Gagetown and are forecast to remain so until Sunday. Wed, 15 Apr 2020 15:19:00 -0400 Residents along the Saint John River should remain vigilant http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.04.0192.html Residents living or working along the Saint John River should remain vigilant over the coming days due to the forecast for snow and rain and to the potential for ice movement. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:45:00 -0400 Two new cases of COVID-19, state of emergency enforcement http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2020.04.0185.html Public Health has updated the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province. Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:11:00 -0400 Three new cases of COVID-19 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2020.04.0183.html Public Health has updated the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province. Sun, 05 Apr 2020 13:05:00 -0400 Act introduced to standardize building codes http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.03.0106.html Legislation introduced today would lead to modern building code standards being put in place across New Brunswick. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 12:12:00 -0400 River Watch 2020 begins today http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/news/news_release.2020.03.0099.html The River Watch program, which officially started today, will provide New Brunswickers with information on the status of rivers, potential ice jams and other flood issues across the province over the coming weeks. Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:51:00 -0400 Move clocks ahead, change smoke alarm batteries on March 8 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.03.0092.html As New Brunswickers spring ahead to Daylight Savings Time this weekend, they are reminded to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Clocks should be moved forward one hour as of 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 09:45:00 -0400 Improvements being made to ticketing process for motor vehicle violations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.03.0081.html Amendments to the Provincial Offences Procedures Act (POPA) will change how tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act are disputed. Mon, 02 Mar 2020 10:23:00 -0400 Protect your pets and keep them under control http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.01.0050.html Dog owners are reminded that it is an offence to allow their dogs to run at large. Fri, 07 Feb 2020 10:45:00 -0400 Provincewide emergency preparedness exercise planned for June 2020 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.01.0006.html New Brunswick communities are invited to participate in the third provincewide emergency preparedness exercise, scheduled for June 2020. Thu, 09 Jan 2020 09:21:00 -0400 REVISED/ Report released on review of New Brunswick Police Commission http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.12.0669.html The provincial government has released the report from the consultant hired to review the operations of the New Brunswick Police Commission. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 09:10:00 -0400 Moose poaching operation leads to fines, jail time http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.12.0660.html A nine-month poaching investigation has led to major fines and jail time for several individuals. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:21:00 -0400 Licence plate fees eliminated for volunteer firefighters http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.12.0651.html The provincial government has eliminated the fees for licence plates for volunteer firefighters, effective Jan. 2, 2020. Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:43:00 -0400 Disaster relief for residents affected by hurricane Dorian http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.11.0637.html The provincial government has launched a Disaster Financial Assistance program to help individuals, small businesses, not-for-profit organizations and municipalities who suffered property damage following hurricane Dorian on Sept. 7-8. Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:32:00 -0400 Proposed amendments to Off-Road Vehicle Act to make trails safer http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.11.0624.html The provincial government has introduced amendments to the Off-Road Vehicle Act intended to make trails safer. Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:23:00 -0400 Amendment to the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act to deal with illegal cannabis http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.11.0623.html An amendment to the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act, introduced today, would add illegal cannabis to the list of activities that can be reported for investigation. Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:21:00 -0400 Legislative amendments aim to improve road safety http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.11.0621.html The provincial government intends to introduce a series of amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act to improve safety on the roads. Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:26:00 -0400 Alert Ready test to be conducted Nov. 27 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.11.0619.html Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will be tested in New Brunswick on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 10:55 a.m. Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:02:00 -0400 2019 Crime prevention awards and certificates http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.11.0591.html Individuals and organizations from across the province received certificates and awards for their efforts in support of crime prevention initiatives at the annual luncheon hosted by the Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:04:00 -0400 Request for proposals issued for a single private operator model for recreational cannabis sales in New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.11.0585.html The provincial government has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a single private operator to undertake the operation, distribution and sales of recreational cannabis in New Brunswick. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:09:00 -0400 Emergency management course now available online http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.11.0580.html The Basic Emergency Management course is now available online for free to the emergency management community. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:38:00 -0400 Storm preparedness begins at home http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.11.0571.html Storm Preparedness Week, Nov. 3-9, is an opportunity to remind New Brunswickers of the need to be ready in case of an emergency. Mon, 04 Nov 2019 10:27:00 -0400 Move clocks back and change smoke alarm batteries on Nov. 3 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.11.0568.html As New Brunswickers move their clocks back one hour this weekend, they are also reminded to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and replace the batteries if necessary. Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. Fri, 01 Nov 2019 13:12:00 -0400 Two-year motor vehicle inspections proposed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.10.0565.html The provincial government has proposed new regulations under the Motor Vehicle Act which would allow personal passenger vehicles to be re-inspected once every two years. The regulations have been posted for public review until Nov. 27. Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:01:00 -0400 Establishment fined for Liquor Control Act violation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.10.0529.html A licensed establishment in Bathurst has been found to be in violation of the Liquor Control Act, the Department of Public Safety announced. Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:58:00 -0400 Conservation officers conduct early-morning checks on hunters http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.10.0526.html Provincial and federal enforcement officers recently performed checks on about 40 hunters in the Hampton Marsh area and issued one ticket, one warning and one charge. Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:16:00 -0400 Plan your escape – Fire Prevention Week 2019 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.10.0523.html Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12 in New Brunswick. This year's theme, Not every hero wears a cape – Plan and practice your escape! focuses on the importance of home-escape planning. Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:03:00 -0400 Chief coroner releases results of a child death review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.09.0514.html The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the death of a child whose family was known to the Department of Social Development. The results of the review were released today by Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:08:00 -0400 Cleanup underway after hurricane Dorian http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.09.0499.html Cleanup and power restoration efforts are underway following the passage of hurricane Dorian overnight. Sun, 08 Sep 2019 13:53:00 -0400 Memorial service to honour fallen peace officers http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.08.0472.html The names of two former Fredericton police officers will be added to the New Brunswick Peace Officers’ Memorial in time for this year’s ceremony. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:35:00 -0400 Disaster financial assistance deadline Aug. 30 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.08.0468.html The deadline to apply for disaster financial assistance related to the 2019 spring flood is Aug. 30. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:26:00 -0400 Details of guns and gangs strategy investment http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.08.0444.html The provincial government announced today the details of New Brunswick’s Gun and Gang Violence Action Fund. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 09:18:00 -0400 New fire marshal appointed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.07.0432.html Michael A. Lewis has been appointed provincial fire marshal. Thu, 25 Jul 2019 09:44:00 -0400 Front plates can be disposed of at Service New Brunswick locations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.07.0421.html Motorists who want to dispose of front licence plates can take them to their nearest Service New Brunswick Centre starting today. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:10:00 -0400 Recommendations to improve safety at lumber processing plants http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.06.0399.html Recommendations have been made to improve the safety of people working at lumber processing plants. The recommendations follow a coroner’s inquest in Edmundston. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:33:00 -0400 Front plate requirement to be eliminated July 15 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.06.0390.html The requirement of front licence plates on passenger and light commercial vehicles in New Brunswick will be eliminated July 15. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:44:00 -0400 Coroner’s inquest scheduled http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.06.0374.html Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell announced that an inquest into the death of Wanny Pelletier has been scheduled for June 24-26 at the Edmundston Provincial Court, 121 de l’Église St., Carrefour Assomption. Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:56:00 -0400 Chief coroner releases results of two child death reviews http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.06.0372.html The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the deaths of two children whose families were known to the Department of Social Development. Mon, 10 Jun 2019 08:54:00 -0400 International Roadcheck 2019 to take place June 4-6 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.06.0358.html Department of Public Safety enforcement officers will be on the lookout for a variety of safety violations as New Brunswick takes part in the annual International Roadcheck program, June 4-6. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 09:16:00 -0400 New storybook launched to help child victims http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.05.0348.html A new storybook resource was launched today to help children, aged five to 11, before testifying in court. Wed, 29 May 2019 15:40:00 -0400 New Brunswick hosts National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week symposium http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.05.0336.html A symposium will be held in Fredericton today as part of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, which runs from May 26 to June 1. Mon, 27 May 2019 10:44:00 -0400 Consultant to review New Brunswick Police Commission http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.05.0311.html An independent consultant will review the policies, practices and procedures of the New Brunswick Police Commission. Mon, 13 May 2019 09:05:00 -0400 Help is available for disaster financial assistance claims http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.05.0306.html Satellite and temporary pop-up offices are opening in flood-affected regions to assist people with their disaster financial assistance claims. Fri, 10 May 2019 11:32:00 -0400 Take precautions to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.05.0295.html As New Brunswickers perform routine spring maintenance and clean up after recent flooding, they are reminded to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Wed, 08 May 2019 10:08:00 -0400 Alert Ready test to be conducted May 8 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.05.0290.html Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will be tested in New Brunswick on Wednesday, May 8, at 10:55 a.m. Tue, 07 May 2019 08:44:00 -0400 Water levels in most regions now below flood stage http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.05.0289.html The following advisory was issued today by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, River Watch 2019. Mon, 06 May 2019 12:04:00 -0400 Fri, 22 May 2020 08:53:00 -0400