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Turnout from Second Day of Advance Poll Voting in Topsail - Paradise By-Election

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 19:35

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Polls closed this evening (January 19) at 8:00 p.m. for the second day of Advance Poll voting in the Topsail – Paradise by-election. Votes were cast at five polls in two locations: Octagon Pond Elementary School in Paradise and Lodge Conception Masonic Hall in Chamberlains.

Media Advisory: Ministers Crocker and Gambin-Walsh to Attend National Meetings on Transportation and Highway Safety

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 14:10

Transportation and Works
Service NL

The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, and the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister Responsible for the Highway Traffic Act, will participate in meetings of federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for transportation and highway safety on Monday, January 21. Meetings are being held at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, Quebec.

Media Advisory: Premier Ball, Minister Dempster and Minister Byrne to Participate in the 2019 Canada Winter Games Athletes’ Rallies

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:50

Executive Council
Children, Seniors and Social Development

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, will participate in a rally on Monday, January 21, to celebrate the athletes, coaches and managers representing Team Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Premier Ball will also announce Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s flag bearer for the opening ceremonies at the games being held in Red Deer, Alberta, from February 15 to March 3.

Minister Mitchelmore Congratulates Graduates of Genesis

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:15

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today congratulated the five graduating companies from Memorial University’s Genesis. Minister Mitchelmore attended the graduation ceremony held at the Emera Innovation Exchange in St. John’s.

New Investments in Theatre Newfoundland Labrador Help Make Cow Head Facility a Reality

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:55

Executive Council
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

Theatre Newfoundland Labrador (TNL) is currently constructing a 2,000 square metre, 178-seat multi-functional theatre complex for the Gros Morne Theatre Festival dinner theatre and musical productions. The new facility, in Cow Head on the province’s Northern Peninsula, will enable TNL to increase its creative output and enhance production standards, meet health and safety requirements, and better serve its audiences.

Province Launches 2019 Tourism Advertising Campaign

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:00

Tourism, Culture, Industry, Innovation

Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2019 tourism marketing campaign officially launches next week, with a sneak peek being shared on social media channels today. The theme for this year’s campaign will focus on storytelling: Newfoundland and Labrador is a place built on stories. Our writers and artists and locals – they all have tales to tell.

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer - Turnout for First Day of Advance Poll Voting in Topsail - Paradise By-Election

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:05

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Polls closed this evening (January 17) at 8:00 p.m. for the first day of Advance Poll voting in the Topsail - Paradise by-election. Votes were cast at five polls in two locations: Octagon Pond Elementary School in Paradise and Lodge Conception Masonic Hall in Chamberlains. The preliminary total of votes cast is as follows:

Complementing Production with Innovative Manufacturing

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:20

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced $62,570 for New Wood Manufacturers Inc. to assist with the purchase of innovative equipment to allow for the efficient production of stairway treads, handrail and other components. New Wood Manufacturers Inc. is matching the provincial investment for a total project cost of $125,140. Derrick Bragg, MHA for Fogo Island - Cape Freels, visited the company today.

Council of Atlantic Premiers to Meet in Charlottetown

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:50

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador will participate with host Premier Wade MacLauchlan at a meeting of the Council of Atlantic Premiers in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on January 23, 2019. They will be joined by Premier Stephen McNeil of Nova Scotia and Premier Blaine Higgs of New Brunswick.

Public Advisory: Motorists Warned to be Aware of Caribou on Northern Peninsula Roads

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:10

Fisheries and Land Resources

The motoring public on the Northern Peninsula are asked to exercise caution when travelling in the area between Eddies Cove East and Sandy Cove on Route 430 on the Great Northern Peninsula.

Media Advisory: Minister Mitchelmore to Bring Greetings to Graduates of Genesis

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:50

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, will bring greetings at the Genesis graduation ceremony tomorrow (Friday, January 18) at the Emera Innovation Exchange, 100 Signal Hill Road, St. John’s, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Make Funding Announcement on the West Coast

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:15

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will make a funding announcement related to cultural and tourism infrastructure in Cow Head tomorrow (Friday, January 18) at the Rotary Arts Centre, 5 Park Street, Corner Brook, beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Media Advisory: Minister Haggie to Attend Launch of an Alzheimer E-Learning Initiative and Release of an Ennis Sisters Fundraising Video

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:45

Health and Community Services

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, will attend the launch of the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador’s e-learning initiative and the release of the Ennis Sisters’ fundraising video “California Wine” today (Thursday, January 17) at 12:00 p.m.

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer - Advance Poll Voting for the Topsail – Paradise By-Election

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:15

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Advance Polls will be held tomorrow (Thursday, January 17) and again on Saturday, January 19, for the Topsail - Paradise by-election.

New Occupational Health and Safety Regulations Further Strengthen Violence Prevention

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 09:55

Service NL
Executive Council

Today, the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Service NL, announced improvements to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations, including provisions to address workplace harassment and worker-on-worker violence. The minister was joined by the Honourable Carol Anne Haley, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, and Dennis Hogan, CEO of WorkplaceNL.

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2019-003 Released

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 08:15

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2019-003 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. A summary of the Report is included below.

Media Advisory: Minister Gambin-Walsh to Announce Changes to Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:10

Service NL

The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Service NL, will provide details on changes to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations that address workplace harassment and worker-on-worker violence on Wednesday, January 16, at 11:00 a.m.

Connecting to Grow Tourism Experiences and Opportunities

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:45

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

Over the past 12 months as part of The Way Forward, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation has partnered with tourism stakeholders to offer tourism opportunities sessions. These meetings helped connect prospective and existing tourism businesses with growth opportunities throughout the province. The department and partners will continue to offer mentoring and training opportunities sessions in 2019.

CHANNAL Opens New Location and Expands Warm Line Service

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:15

Health and Community Services

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services was pleased to attend the grand opening of a second location in the Eastern region for CHANNAL, at 878 Topsail Road in Mount Pearl.

Provincial Government Launches Accessibility Legislation Engagement Process

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:45

Children, Seniors and Social Development

The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, today announced the launch of an engagement process to inform the development of new provincial accessibility legislation. The purpose of this legislation is to prevent and remove barriers faced by persons with disabilities.

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