March 4, 2009
KEDGWICK (CNB) - Service New Brunswick has opened its relocated service centre in Kedgwick. Greg Byrne, minister responsible for Service New Brunswick, and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, who is also the MLA for Dalhousie Restigouche-East, attended the official opening this morning.
"Service New Brunswick is proud to offer added convenience and easier access to government services in the Kedgwick area," said Byrne. "Our newly relocated centre improves on our single-window government service in this community with a model recognized as one of the best in the world."
The centre, at 196 Notre-Dame St., covers 108 sq. metres (1,200 sq. feet) and is more than double the size of the previous location. It offers customers more parking, improved functionality and security, and wheel-chair accessibility. The centre is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"I am proud that the government is committed to investing in rural New Brunswick communities," said Arseneault. "This space was built by local people to serve and employ local residents. It demonstrates our eagerness to support the local economy and a desire for our people to succeed where we live."
A variety of the most in-demand government services such as motor vehicle renewals, marriage licences, Medicare renewals and rentalsman security deposit transactions are available at the centre. It is also equipped with a photo ID system used to issue driver's licences and ID cards. A driver examiner is available by appointment.
Service New Brunswick is a provincial Crown corporation providing nearly 300 government services at 40 locations, through SNB TeleServices, toll-free at 1-888-762-8600, and online at www.snb.ca. It is also responsible for real property assessments; geographic information infrastructures; the rentalsman; and four registries - personal property, corporate affairs, vital statistics and real property.
MEDIA CONTACT: Brent Roy, communications, Service New Brunswick, 506-453-6775.