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Jun 21, 2010 - Natural Resources
Maple producers to get silviculture funding
Maple syrup producers in New Brunswick will receive funding this year to carry out silviculture operations on sugar bush stands, Natural Resources Minister Wally Stiles announced today.
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Jun 18, 2010 - Natural Resources
Peat exploration licence could lead to 100 new jobs
A peat exploration licence has been awarded to FPM Peat Moss Co. Ltd., an Inkerman company that plans to create 100 new jobs in northern New Brunswick.
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Apr 3, 2010 - Natural Resources
Damage to Crown roads discouraged
Conservation officers will be patrolling Crown woods roads to discourage their use during the spring thaw period when dirt roads are easily damaged, the Department of Natural Resources announced today .....
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Feb 15, 2010 - Natural Resources
New DNR office is part of greener future
The new $2.5-million district office for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was officially opened in Richibucto. The building incorporates several environmentally friendly features and is the t .....
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Jan 20, 2010 - Natural Resources
Premier speaks to forest industry leaders
Premier Shawn Graham addressed members of the New Brunswick Forest Products Association at the Forest Industry Leaders annual luncheon hosted by the Department of Natural Resources.
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Nov 24, 2009 - Natural Resources
Rental rates frozen for more than 3,200 Crown land leaseholders
Rental rates for Crown land will be frozen and an independent third-party assessment will be undertaken to study fair-market value for the province's publicly owned land, Natural Resources Minister Wa .....
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Nov 4, 2009 - Natural Resources
Province promoting investment in mining and petroleum sectors
Promotion of investment opportunities in the province's mineral and petroleum sectors was at the top of the agenda during the annual Exploration, Mining and Petroleum New Brunswick Conference held rec .....
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Sep 11, 2009 - Natural Resources
New greenhouse will provide five million softwood seedlings annually
A new greenhouse being built at the provincial tree nursery at Kingsclear, near Fredericton, will result in about five million additional softwood seedlings being available annually for Crown land ref .....
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Jun 24, 2009 - Natural Resources
Domestic harvesting agreement signed with Burnt Church First Nation
An agreement for the harvesting of wood from Crown land for domestic purposes has been signed by the Government of New Brunswick and Esgenoopetitj Mi'kmaq First Nation at Burnt Church.
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Jun 18, 2009 - Natural Resources
Biodiversity strategy released
A comprehensive plan to conserve the province's biological diversity was released today by Natural Resources Minister Wally Stiles. From left: Stiles; and Environment Minister Roland Haché.
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Apr 27, 2009 - Natural Resources
Wood from Crown land and private woodlots will maintain jobs in Belledune
The approval of a temporary allocation of 50,000 cubic metres of birch and poplar from Crown land will allow Shaw Resources to maintain jobs at its wood pellet plant in Belledune. At left: Environment .....
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Apr 23, 2009 - Natural Resources
Revised formula will encourage silviculture investments on private woodlots
A new funding formula for silviculture investments on private woodlots will see the contribution level from landowners reduced to 10 per cent this year, Natural Resources Minister Wally Stiles announc .....
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Mar 31, 2009 - Natural Resources
Lease signed for development of 99-megawatt wind farm
The province today signed a Crown lease agreement that will permit Caribou Wind Park GP Ltd., a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, to develop a 99-megawatt wind farm south of Campbellton. F .....
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Mar 12, 2009 - Office of the Premier
Province investing $1.5 million to maintain wetlands
The provincial government will contribute $1.5 million to a new fund dedicated to maintaining the province's wetlands, Premier Shawn Graham announced today.
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Jan 30, 2009 - Office of the Premier
Government releases long-term management approach for Crown forests
A new long-term management approach for Crown forests that balances ecological and economic priorities was released today by the Government of New Brunswick. The announcement was made by Premier Shawn .....
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Jan 12, 2009 - Natural Resources
Crown reserve angling draw applications open Jan. 12
Anglers in New Brunswick may apply starting today for the annual Crown reserve angling draw. Successful applicants will be awarded Crown reserve angling privileges at only one location and date. Indiv .....
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Dec 29, 2008 - Natural Resources
Bald eagle making comeback
The largest bird of prey in Canada is making a comeback in New Brunswick, Natural Resources Minister Wally Stiles said today. The species has slowly recovered through legislation to protect the eagle .....
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Nov 19, 2008 - Natural Resources
New Brunswick designates first private land protected natural area
Seven parcels of land at Musquash Harbour, just west of Saint John, have been designated as the first private land protected natural area (PNA) in the province. The designation is the result of an agr .....
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Oct 6, 2008 - Supply and Services
Sod-turning held for new office in Richibucto
A sod-turning was held today to launch the construction of a $2.5-million district office for the Department of Natural Resources in Richibucto. The building incorporates several features making it en .....
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Sep 17, 2008 - Natural Resources
Conservation Education Instructor awards presented for 2008
The allocation and education program of the fish and wildlife branch of the Department of Natural Resources has announced that Ken Stephens (right) of Miramichi and Frank Hathaway of Riley Brook are N .....
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Sep 16, 2008 - Natural Resources
$1.2-million investment to be made in province's trails
A $1.2-million investment will be made this year to repair bridges and trail sections of the province's Sentier NB Trail network. Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault; Minister of Wellness, Cu .....
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Aug 27, 2008 - Natural Resources
Government receives forestry reports
The province received today two task force reports examining the forestry sector in New Brunswick and its prospects for the future.
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Jul 4, 2008 - Natural Resources
Province amends uranium exploration and mining regulations
New uranium exploration and mining regulations to better protect drinking water supplies and improve the claims-staking process for property owners have been announced by Natural Resources Minister Do .....
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Jun 26, 2008 - Natural Resources
Environmental Impact Assessment
Department of Environment officials discuss the Environment Impact Assessment process in relation to uranium exploration and mining.
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Jun 26, 2008 - Natural Resources
Health Effects of Natural Occurring Uranium
Health Canada officials discuss the health effects of naturally occurring uranium in the environment.
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Jun 26, 2008 - Natural Resources
Licensing Uranium Mines
Officials from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission discuss the federal role in uranium mining.
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Jun 26, 2008 - Natural Resources
Uranium Exploration
Scientific experts present information pertaining to New Brunswick's uranium exploration and mining processes.
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May 26, 2008 - Natural Resources
Tidal-power development to be explored on Bay of Fundy
Crown land leases have been awarded to Irving Oil, in partnership with the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, to explore tidal power on the Bay of Fundy. Minister of Natural Resources Donald Arseneault a .....
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May 16, 2008 - Natural Resources
Tree planted in honour of Arbor Day
Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault, centre, joined forestry faculty members outside the University of New Brunswick’s Old Arts Building to plant a tree in celebration of Arbor Day. From lef .....
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May 16, 2008 - Natural Resources
Maple syrup producers to get funding
Maple syrup producers in New Brunswick will receive $300,000 this year for their operations, Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault announced today.
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May 15, 2008 - Natural Resources
Government publishes ecological land classification book
New Brunswick's first ecological land classification (ELC) book has been published and is now available to the public. Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault, right, congratulates Vince Zelazny .....
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Apr 7, 2008 - Natural Resources
Province, Blue Note Mining invest in mineral exploration
The New Brunswick government has allocated up to $3 million in matching exploration funding to Blue Note Mining. Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault announced the Advanced Exploration Agreeme .....
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Mar 19, 2008 - Natural Resources
Sod-turning ceremony
A sod-turning ceremony took place today at Potash Corp’s Picadilly project in Sussex. From left: Mark Fracchia, general manager of PotashCorp’s New Brunswick operation; Garth Moore, president, Potash .....
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Jan 28, 2008 - Natural Resources
Province takes part in Mineral Exploration Round Up in Vancouver
Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault speaks with John Parks of Murray Brook Minerals in the New Brunswick Rock Room at the Mineral Exploration Round-Up, taking place this week in Vancouver. Ne .....
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Jan 7, 2008 - Natural Resources
Natural Resources reminds pet owners to keep pets under control
With some hunting and trapping seasons open in New Brunswick, the Department of Natural Resources advises pet owners to take precautions to keep their pets from being accidentally injured or killed in .....
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Dec 20, 2007 - Natural Resources
Greg Wallace named 2007 wildlife officer of the year
Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault recognized Greg Wallace as New Brunswick's Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of 2007. Wallace was honoured in a ceremony today at the New Brunswick legislatur .....
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Nov 15, 2007 - Tourism and Parks
Department of Tourism and Parks to operate Mount Carleton
Mount Carleton Provincial Park is under new management and the Government of New Brunswick is investing an additional $250,000 to support its restoration. Tourism and Parks Minister Stuart Jamieson (l .....
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Nov 5, 2007 - Natural Resources
Arseneault addresses mining conference
Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault spoke today at the Exploration and Mining New Brunswick 2007 conference, which takes place this week in Fredericton. The conference is aimed at increasing .....
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Oct 25, 2007 - Natural Resources
Nova Scotia student visits N.B. on youth hunting/fishing exchange trip
Seventeen-year-old Neil Lewis got his first taste of hunting in the New Brunswick wilderness recently, as a participant in the Atlantic Provinces' Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program. From left .....
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Sep 25, 2007 - Natural Resources
Feature article / DNR employee to participate in torch run
Ten years ago, James Mundle, a forest ranger with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), first became the penny collector for the Special Olympics at the elementary schools in Harcourt and Rexton, .....
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Sep 24, 2007 - Natural Resources
Regulations for 2007 hunting season
Recent deer management efforts and milder winters throughout much of New Brunswick have helped increase the deer population in the province. For the past seven years, the Department of Natural Resourc .....
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Sep 20, 2007 - Natural Resources
Minister addresses national forum of woodlot owners
Woodlot owners play an important role in Canada's forest sector. That was the theme of Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault's keynote speech at the Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners' Natio .....
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Sep 18, 2007 - Natural Resources
National Forest Week, Sept. 23 - 29
The forest provides many social, environmental and economic benefits to New Brunswickers. Residents of the province are encouraged to celebrate the many uses of the forest during National Forest Week. .....
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Aug 15, 2007 - Natural Resources
Vandals raze second trail bridge
Natural Resources and the New Brunswick All Terrain Vehicle Federation (NBATVF) have asked the RCMP to investigate another suspicious bridge fire--the second on the Sentier NB Trail (SNBT) in a month. .....
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Jul 31, 2007 - Business New Brunswick
Province supports Blue Note Mining development in Bathurst
The Province of New Brunswick today announced that it will provide a $15-million loan guarantee to Blue Note Mining, to assist with the start-up phase of its caribou mining operations in Bathurst. The .....
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Jul 27, 2007 - Natural Resources
Natural Resources to spend $1.2 million on trail bridges
The province will spend $1.2 million on projects to improve the Sentier NB Trail this year, with maintenance and construction projects totalling $672,200 already underway or set to begin. Natural Res .....
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Jul 20, 2007 - Office of the Premier
Province helps secure $1.7-billion investment in new Sussex potash facility
A new $1.7-billion, 2-million tonne mine and expanded milling operation in the Sussex area will create 140 full-time positions upon completion, and preserve the 330 jobs at the current Sussex mine. Pr .....
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Jun 3, 2007 - Natural Resources
Fish New Brunswick Days
Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault took advantage of Fish New Brunswick Days to introduce his sons to the sport of angling. Madison is shown in the blue shirt and Matthew is in blue and red. .....
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May 31, 2007 - Natural Resources
Firearm safety and hunter education awards presented
Mike Mosher of Fredericton and Monty Delong of Sackville are New Brunswick's 2007 Firearm Safety/Hunter Education Instructors of the Year. Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault presented the pa .....
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May 9, 2007 - Natural Resources
Camp fires and debris burning banned throughout province
All burning of camp fires and debris has been banned in the province of New Brunswick. Wildfires are threatening people and homes. Some of these fires are being deliberately set, while others result f .....
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Mar 29, 2007 - Natural Resources
Welcome to Mount Carleton
Carved out of the northern New Brunswick wilderness. Each year thousands come seeking its ‘wild’ experience and solitude . . .
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Mar 27, 2007 - Natural Resources
School program teaches children about natural resources
Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault recently went back to school. The minister sat in with students at the L.E. Reinsborough School in Dalhousie to experience the department's grade four scho .....
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Feb 23, 2007 - Natural Resources
Richard Pitre named 2006 wildlife officer of the year
Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault recognized Richard Pitre as New Brunswick's 2006 Shikar-Safari wildlife officer of the year, in a brief ceremony today at the New Brunswick Legislature. Fr .....
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Feb 19, 2007 - Office of the Premier
Officials meet to discuss company's future
Premier Shawn Graham and Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault met with officials from Bowater Inc. recently to discuss the future of the company's Dalhousie mill. From left: Daniel Laberge, e .....
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Jan 9, 2007 - Natural Resources
Department addresses unauthorized occupation on Crown land
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is continuing to address the problem of unauthorized occupation close to watercourses on public (Crown) land.
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Jan 9, 2007 - Natural Resources
Department addresses unauthorized occupation on Crown land
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is continuing to address the problem of unauthorized occupation close to watercourses on public (Crown) land.
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Dec 15, 2006 - Natural Resources
State-of-the-forest report released
A report entitled The Public Forest - 2006 State of the Forest Report was released today by Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault. The report, produced by Natural Resources staff, fulfil .....
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Dec 15, 2006 - Natural Resources
State-of-the-forest report released
A report entitled The Public Forest - 2006 State of the Forest Report was released today by Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault. The report, produced by Natural Resources staff, fulfil .....
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Dec 11, 2006 - Natural Resources
Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers – a community-based effort to catch lawbreakers – has produced a new public announcement on poaching. The film clip was shot recently at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre in Frede .....
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Dec 8, 2006 - Natural Resources
Minister meets with forest advisory committee
A meeting between Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault and the New Brunswick forest advisory committee took place recently. Members of the advisory committee provide advice to the minister of .....
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Oct 30, 2006 - Natural Resources
Youth hunting/fishing exchange trip
Seventeen year-old Matt Murphy of St. John's, Newfoundland got his first taste of ruffed grouse hunting in New Brunswick recently as a participant in the Atlantic Province's Youth Hunting and Fishing .....
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Oct 27, 2006 - Office of the Premier
Visit to Groupe Savoie Inc.
Premier Shawn Graham and Natural Resources Minister Don Arseneault recently toured the Groupe Savoie plant in Saint-Quentin. The company is a global producer of hardwood forest products.
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Oct 3, 2006 - Natural Resources
New Minister
Donald Arseneault takes the Oath of Office as Minister of Natural Resources in the presence of Premier Shawn Graham, Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson, and Clerk of the Executive Council, Maurice Bernier .....
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Sep 26, 2006 - Natural Resources
Regulations for 2006 hunting season
The deer hunting season will be re-opened in Wildlife Management Zones (WMZ) 1 and 2 this fall. Hunters now have the opportunity to hunt antlered deer (bucks only) in these zones during the archery se .....
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Aug 25, 2006 - Natural Resources
Firearm-safety and hunter-education awards presented
Commemorative watches, prints and certificates were recently presented to Ed Sipprell of Lakeville and Gordon MacQuarrie of Lakeside by Natural Resources Minister Keith Ashfield. Sipprell is New Bruns .....
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Jun 23, 2006 - Natural Resources
Natural Resources allows seasonal access to remote trails
The Department of Natural Resources is issuing a licence of occupation to the New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation for seasonal, non-exclusive use of three isolated sections of the Sentier New .....
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May 18, 2006 - Natural Resources
Small-contractor pilot project announced
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May 9, 2006 - Public Alerts
Costly Fires
Wildfires threaten people, homes and forest land. They are also expensive to put out. This fire at Salmon Creek, on May 9, 2006, may have been deliberately set and cost almost $100,000 to bring under .....
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May 3, 2006 - Natural Resources
Forest fires deliberately set
Anyone with information about deliberately set fires in New Brunswick's forests is encouraged to contact the RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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Apr 28, 2006 - Natural Resources
Forest fire near Upper Blackville
Natural Resources firefighters responded to a five-hectare wildfire near Upper Blackville recently. Water bombers and ground crews responded quickly.
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Apr 5, 2006 - Natural Resources
Minister visits New Maryland Elementary School
Natural Resources Minister Keith Ashfield recently visited a Grade 4 class at New Maryland Elementary School to see first-hand how the department’s schools program is implemented. From left (seated):  .....
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Feb 8, 2006 - Office of the Premier
Premier leads delegation to Finland
Premier Bernard Lord recently led a government delegation to Finland to meet with UPM-Kymmene officials in Helsinki. The delegation discussed challenges and opportunities for UPM's Miramichi mill.
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Jan 16, 2006 - Natural Resources
Miramichi fishing guide officially recognized for saving woman's life
Licensed fishing guide Paul Bryan (right) was officially recognized recently by Natural Resources Minister Keith Ashfield for saving an elderly Miami, Florida woman's life.
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Dec 28, 2005 - Natural Resources
2005 wildlife officer of the year
Richard Kingston of Sunny Corner has been recognized as New Brunswick's 2005 Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year. Above: Kingston (left) receives the 2005 Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the .....
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Dec 19, 2005 - Natural Resources
Minister signs agreement with Restigouche council, Eel River Bar First Nation
First Nations communities, the watershed management council and the governments of Canada, Quebec and New Brunswick have agreed to adopt a common philosophy and approach to conservation of fish, their .....
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Oct 14, 2005 - Supply and Services
Sod-turning held for new district ranger office in Florenceville
The Government of New Brunswick hosted a sod-turning ceremony today to launch construction of a new $1.3 million district ranger office for the Department of Natural Resources in Florenceville.
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Oct 14, 2005 - Natural Resources
Official opening of new 'green' district ranger office in Bathurst
The official opening of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) district ranger office in Bathurst was held today.
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Oct 14, 2005 - Supply and Services
Sod-turning held for new district ranger office in Florenceville
The Government of New Brunswick hosted a sod-turning ceremony today to launch construction of a new $1.3 million district ranger office for the Department of Natural Resources in Florenceville.
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Sep 28, 2005 - Natural Resources
Geologist discovers high-yield gold near Sussex
A geologist with the Department of Natural Resources has discovered a large quartz boulder yielding the highest gold values ever reported in New Brunswick.
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Sep 19, 2005 - Natural Resources
Ministers work toward viable mining communities
Federal, provincial and territorial mines ministers from throughout the country gathered today for the 62nd Annual Mines Ministers' Conference in St. Andrews, N. B.
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Aug 8, 2005 - Natural Resources
Request for proposals for maple sugary lease on Crown land
The Province is now accepting requests for proposals (RFPs) to allocate Crown land for maple sugary leases.
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Jun 1, 2005 - Natural Resources
Response to Select Committee on Wood Supply
More public participation, secure silviculture funding, more wood in the future, strategies to sustain the Acadian forest, fewer clear-cuts, and more value-added opportunities are some of the benefits .....
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May 5, 2005 - Natural Resources
National Forest Week in Canada
May 1 - 7 is National Forest Week in Canada. This year's National Forest Week theme focuses on the boreal forest, which stretches across our northland from Newfoundland and Labrador to northeastern Br .....
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Apr 19, 2005 - Natural Resources
Dangers of grass fires
Grass fires continue to threaten people, homes, property, wildlife and forest land in New Brunswick. Municipal and volunteer fire departments and Natural Resources fire fighters are being kept busy th .....
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Mar 21, 2005 - Natural Resources
2004 wildlife officer of the year named
Rick Nash is New Brunswick's 2004 Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year. Natural Resources Minister Keith Ashfield recently presented him with the award in Fredericton.
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