Monthly Archives: June 2011

Investment made in improvements to school playground in Derby

DERBY (CNB) – The provincial government is investing $20,000 in improvements to the Millerton Community School playground in Derby.

“The provincial government is proud to invest in community projects that promote healthy living for families,” said Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart. “Today’s investment will increase wellness in our region.”

Stewart made the funding presentation to the Millerton Playground Committee on behalf of Economic Development Minister Paul Robichaud.

Funding provided by the Regional Development Corporation’s Family and Youth Capital Assistance Program will go toward the purchase of new playground equipment at the school.

The program gives community groups, non-profit organizations, local service districts and municipalities an opportunity to apply for funding for eligible capital costs of projects in support of youth- and family-related activities.


MLA travels to France to honour D-Day vets

Under heavy fire and an overcast sky, they landed on Juno Beach in Normandy, France, on the morning of June 6, 1944. The North Shore Regiment, made up mostly of farmers, fishermen and blue collar workers from northeastern New Brunswick, fought tirelessly throughout a treacherous German onslaught. By the end of the day, the soldiersContinue Reading