April 21, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Persons wishing to learn more about New Brunswick's communities may now visit the updated Department of Local Government's website. The initiative was announced today by Local Government Minister Bernard LeBlanc.
"I am pleased to announce that the development of the community web profiles for each municipality and rural community in New Brunswick has now been completed," said LeBlanc.
"Community Profiles responds to questions frequently asked by individuals, communities, businesses and provincial departments. Information provided features facts presented in both official languages, including a photograph and one fact that each community felt presented an accurate reflection of itself."
The revamped website provides a gateway to communities for those who call the province home. The profiles were created in consultation with the communities.
The site has reciprocal links with the Department of Tourism and Parks to promote travel within New Brunswick; and with the Population Growth Secretariat to provide information for new or prospective Canadians. The operation of this site meets one of the Department of Local Government's performance measures under its five-year strategic plan.
Updates will be made quarterly, except during byelections or other exceptional circumstances, which will be made promptly.
"The aim of the department is to increase the presence of New Brunswick communities on the website and to provide web visitors with general information such as population, key services, and contacts," said LeBlanc "I thank the communities for their contributions. They have worked hard to assist in the promotion of their home areas, and they are welcoming newcomers to visit the many wonderful places in this province.
"Thanks to New Brunswick's communities, we continuously have the goal of a self-sufficient province on our minds."
The Community Profiles website is at www.gnb.ca/0370/index-e.asp.
MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Connor, communications, Department of Local Government, 506-444-4693.