Connect to share and comment

New Brunswick has two-year deal to run Memramcook Valley Golf Course

MEMRAMCOOK, N.B. - The New Brunswick government has a two-year agreement with Fox Creek Golf Club to operate and maintain the Memramcook Valley Golf Course. The company based in Dieppe, N.B., was selected after a request for proposals was issued in December. Transportation Minister Claude Williams says the agreement means the golf course will be open from mid-May to mid-October this year and in 2015. The 18-hole course is located on the former College-Saint Joseph property in the village of Memramcook.

New Brunswick sells government plane to air ambulance service in Alberta

FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government has sold its plane to an air ambulance service in Alberta for $2.8 million, about $1.7 million less than what the province paid for it six years ago. Can-West Corporate Air Charters, a public medevac contractor for Alberta, has agreed to purchase the aircraft, which was used to fly the premier and members of cabinet.

More time needed to prepare report on expenses of New Brunswick politician

FREDERICTON - The Speaker of the New Brunswick legislature says more time is needed to review all constituency expenses filed by government backbencher Greg Davis. Dale Graham says the legislative administration committee met Tuesday but was told that staff of the legislature need more time to complete the review. Graham says he doesn't know when the report will be complete but has promised it will be made public.

New Brunswick Tory John Betts says he won't run in September election

FREDERICTON - Veteran New Brunswick Progressive Conservative John Betts says he will not run in September's election. In a letter released by a provincial government spokesman, the 65-year-old Betts says it's simply time to retire after 28-years as a teacher and 28-years as an elected politician. Betts was a Moncton city councillor for 13 years before being elected in 1999 to represent the provincial riding of Moncton-Crescent. He served as Tory caucus chairman for four years. The election is set for September 22.

Speaker Dale Graham won't run in New Brunswick election in September

FREDERICTON - The Speaker of the New Brunswick legislature has announced he won't seek re-election when voters go to the polls in September. Dale Graham was first elected in a byelection in 1993 as the Progressive Conservative member for the riding of Carleton North. The 62-year-old native of Woodstock, N.B., served as deputy premier and minister of a number of portfolios in the government of former premier Bernard Lord. He has been Speaker since October 2010. The election is set for September 22.

New Brunswick premier says he is confident in review on Greg Davis's expenses

FREDERICTON - Premier David Alward says he has confidence in a New Brunswick legislative committee that is reviewing all the constituency allowance expenses of one of his backbenchers. The legislative administration committee is reviewing all constituency allowance claims filed by Greg Davis since he was elected in September 2010. The committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday and its findings will be made public. "I look forward to seeing the information," Alward said in his first public comments since the controversy about Davis's spending arose last week.

Anti-shale gas opponents in New Brunswick band together for information tour

FREDERICTON - A collection of community groups and labour organizations opposed to shale gas development in New Brunswick is organizing a series of town hall meetings to be held across the province. Jim Emberger of the New Brunswick Anti-shale Gas Alliance said the groups want to give people a voice in the debate over the industry's future. "The government of New Brunswick has failed to provide the public with peer-reviewed, scientific evidence of the harmful effects of shale gas fracking and shale gas development," Emberger said Thursday in Fredericton.

New Brunswick government to release contracts for timber from Crown land

FREDERICTON - Details of new Crown wood contracts with forestry companies will be released by the New Brunswick government once they have all been signed, Natural Resources Minister Paul Robichaud said Wednesday. Green party leader David Coon called on the government earlier in the day to release the contract signed with J.D. Irving Ltd. for wood from Crown land. Coon said he's concerned about obligations Premier David Alward's government might have agreed to.

Parrott to seek nomination to run for Tories in New Brunswick election

FREDERICTON - An independent member of the New Brunswick legislature says he will seek the Progressive Conservative nomination in September's provincial election. Jim Parrott was booted from the Tory caucus in September 2012 after saying the government wasn't listening to the concerns of physicians in the province. The former heart surgeon says he has always been outspoken and has no plan to change. He says Premier David Alward has agreed to sign his papers as a candidate if he wins the nomination for the new riding of Kings Centre on May 10.

Constituency expenses for New Brunswick politician Greg Davis to be reviewed

FREDERICTON - Constituency allowance expenses filed by New Brunswick politician Greg Davis since he was elected in September 2010 will be reviewed, the chairman of the province's legislative administration committee said Tuesday. Speaker Dale Graham said the review will be conducted by Peter Wolters, the director of finance and human resources in the clerk's office, who will report back to the committee before it meets again next Tuesday to discuss the Tory member's expenses. Graham said the review's findings will be made public.
Syndicate content