Municipal leaders gather at UMNB’s 2018 Annual Conference

Mayors and councillors from across New Brunswick are gathering for the first time since Monday’s election at the Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick’s 2018 Annual Conference on September 28-30 in Fredericton. “New Brunswick’s municipalities are facing major...

Election 2018: NB NDP election platform on municipal issues

The NB NDP election 2018 platform includes promises on municipal priorities, including property taxes and housing. According to the platform, the NB NDP would create a Property Tax Commission with a series of questions, including how property taxes should be...

Election 2018: Green Party of NB platform on municipal issues

UMNB applauds the NB Green Party’s position that New Brunswick’s communities need the power to shape their futures, and that good governance begins at the local level. The Green Party 2018 election platform, released on August 27, includes a promise to increase the...

Election 2018: Political Parties positions on key municipal issues

As New Brunswick’s Election 2018 begins, four of New Brunswick’s five political parties shared their positions on key issues for municipalities, including property taxes, regionalization/amalgamation, and new revenue streams. The August 20 event was held by the City...

UMNB brings municipal street light overcharging to light 

For the first time, NB Power will have to tackle the cost of street lights for municipalities – because of the Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB). In response to concerns raised by UMNB, the Electricity and Utilities Board (EUB) directed that issues...

UMNB Annual Conference 2018: registration now open

Registration is now open for the Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick’s 2018 Annual Conference and AGM, to held September 28-30, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in Fredericton. For more information or to register, visit our website:...