Communications

Newspapers and magazines


Newspapers were one of the first means of mass communication for Acadians. From Valentin Landry's Moniteur acadien, founded in 1867, through L'Évangéline and Le Matin, to L'Acadie nouvelle, founded in 1988, newspapers have constantly reflected the development and empowerment of New Brunswick Acadians.

There are seven French-language weeklies in the province:
 

  • Le Madawaska (Edmundston)
  • Le Saint-Jeannois (Saint John)
  • L'Étoile (southeast)
  • L'Aviron (Campbellton)
  • Le Moniteur acadien (Shediac)
  • Le Front (student newspaper, Moncton)
  • L'Hebdo Chaleur (Bathurst)

Magazines


  • Égalité, political analysis review
  • Revue de l'Université de Moncton
  • Info-Affaires, monthly

Radio


  • The public radio station CBAF (FM), Radio-Canada's Première Chaîne affiliate, broadcasts throughout the province; some areas have access to Espace Musique on CBAL.

  • There are three private stations serving the north, northwest and southeast of New Brunswick: CKLE, CJEM/CKMV and CHOY-FM (Choix 99).

  • Over the years, a network of Acadian community radio stations has been developed within the framework of the Association des radios communautaires acadiennes du Nouveau-Brunswick (ARCANB). The association has nine members that are now broadcasting or in development: CKRO, Radio Péninsule; CFAI, Radio Coopérative des Montagnes; CFJU, Radio des Hauts Plateaux; CJSE, CFBO, Radio Beauséjour; CIMS, Radio Restigouche: CKUM, radio J (Université de Moncton); CHQC, Coopérative radiophonique La Brise de la Baie; CJPN, Radio Fredericton; and CKMA, Radio MirAcadie, Miramichi.

Television


  • Radio-Canada, Télévision Acadie, is available everywhere in New Brunswick. Daily news programs as well as other programs dealing with provincial and regional issues are produced by and broadcast from the Radio-Canada station in Moncton.

  • The Réseau de l'information (RDI), TFO, TV5, and several Quebec stations are available by cable. Since 1999, TVA has produced some programs locally. Rogers Television provides community programming.

New information and communications technologies


  • New Brunswick has an impressive network of Centres d'accès communautaire à Internet, or community Internet access centres, known as NB Branché.
  • There are information technology training centres, such as the Centre de l'excellence en informatique du collège communautaire de Bathurst, and Webmaster and multimedia production programs at the Collège communautaire de Dieppe.
  • The Centre international pour le développement de l'inforoute en français (CIDIF) is located in Edmundston.
  • Many Web sites have been developed and there are many businesses dealing with new technologies.
  • New Brunswick Acadians have been "connected" for several years. Most organizations, municipalities and other groups concerned with the development of the Acadian community use the Internet in their communications.
  • CapAcadie.com is a community information and entertainment portal. Its objective is to provide a single comprehensive site with as many Acadian (Atlantic Francophone) resources as possible to inform and entertain people and promote Acadians and Acadia over the Internet.