Minister's statement congratulating NB Power (08/09/09)

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Sept. 9, 2008

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following statement was issued today by Energy Minister Jack Keir:

I would like to congratulate NB Power for receiving the 2008 Healthy Workplace Silver Award through the Canada Awards for Excellence.

This award, developed by the National Quality Institute in partnership with Health Canada, recognizes outstanding achievements in the area of a healthy workplace.

NB Power is not only the first electric utility to receive this acknowledgment, but is also the first company in Atlantic Canada to be recognized this year through the Canada Awards for Excellence. I would like to recognize its efforts in receiving this prestigious award. This certainly could not have happened overnight, and it required a great deal of hard work and dedication.

I would also like to congratulate NB Power employees for recognizing the importance of health and well-being in leading a balanced lifestyle. You should all be proud of this achievement, and I encourage you to continue to take advantage of health and well-being programs for yourselves and your families.