The contemplation of funding New Brunswick''s only viable winter tourism option has been in the works for two years now so the 'announcement' is actually old news. Maybe someone has lined up some sponsors in the area for 2020.
I am a big fan of northern New Brunswick sledding but find their poor trail condition reporting a big problem - it is worse than Ontario's. Showing how long ago a trail was groomed is no indication of present condition. Last year, made a trip to NB trails that seemed to be open according to the on-line map, but didn't even get off the trailer as snow had turned to sand and grass in most places. Won't be buying my non-refundable 7 day pass in advance again and paid a fair amount for travel and gas to determine poor conditions for myself. Turned around and went to Quebec.
I wrote a letter detailing my experience to New Brunswick tourism, heard back and replied to the New Brunswick sledding organization outlining out of province concerns to them, but see no change in condition reporting. Will not be visiting multiple face book pages to figure out if an area's trails are open or not and whether a logging operation is going to present several kilometers of rough to impassable trails without warning.
As for tour planning I found this article much more useful than Nicholson'' s sponsor driven efforts:
https://motoneiges.ca/actions/page?docId=9008&ctx=ctx&p=Snowmobile Tour in New Brunswick&request_locale=en
I am going to put in a plug for Danny's Inn in Bathurst - most stay at the Atlantic Inn, but with a housekeeping unit at Danny's you get more space and can have your own meals or eat at their restaurant - your choice - direct trail access, close to gas, lots of parking - good base for day tours in the area. Make sure and ask for the sledder's rate when phoning for reservation - not readily available on their web site. No indoor pool though if that is your thing. I received no compensation or special consideration (other than the sledder's rate) for this mention, unlike some.