SAINT-QUENTIN (GNB) – The provincial government announced today that the Service New Brunswick centre in Saint-Quentin will reopen later this year.

“A review of the 2015 decision to close the centre revealed that it did not appear to be based on evidence,” said Service New Brunswick Minister Sherry Wilson. “In fact, the number of transactions and the revenue generated by this centre was substantially higher than in the nearest centre in Kedgwick.”

Saint-Quentin and Kedgwick are neighbouring communities, with Saint-Quentin being the larger of the two.

Once the new location is open, the Kedgwick location will operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays while the same staff will provide service from the new Saint-Quentin location on Thursdays and Fridays. Both will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The location for the Saint-Quentin centre is being finalized with the town, which is expected to provide office space to Service New Brunswick, and will be announced later this year.

“Saint-Quentin is a growing community and based on the volume of transactions between the two communities, there is a need for this resource to be shared,” said Wilson. “By reopening this centre, people in northwestern New Brunswick will receive better access to government programs and services.”

Supplementary services remain available online seven days a week at or by calling TeleServices at 1-888-762-8600.