Photostory #401A: New . . . New Brunswick
National Film Board of Canada
October 19, 1965
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Firmly embarked on the latter half of a decade that has spotlighted the entrance of an era of provincial growth and vitality, New Brunswick is combining enduring scenic beauty with zooming commercial endeavor. Across the 28,000-square-mile province the evidence of industrial progress can be seen displayed in the massive block capitals of NEW CONSTRUCTION. Hydro-power projects, secondary manufacturing plants, communications, chemical complexes, mineral processing facilities, modern housing, apartment towers, shopping centres, new technical institutes and university buildings - all these point to a new future being energetically carved out by the joint efforts of New Brunswick's 625,000 population. A period of careful planning and realistic evaluation of the province's resources and potential is now being brought to reality by the influx of an increasingly rich [...] privately invested capital. Many prosperous and sophisticated secondary industries are joining the giants of pulp and paper, minerals and metals, fisheries, agriculture and energy production, and across the province, young people, trained in the skills and sciences of the modern world in brand new technical schools are ready for the challenge of maintaining the region's economic prosperity, advancing it to new goals of achievement. New Brunswick, today, is proud proof of the high wave of confident progress washing over Canada's Maritimes, brining industrial prosperity to compliment the famed natural splendor of a beautiful land.