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Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Participate in Opening Ceremony of 2019 Sharing our Cultures Event

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:10

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will bring greetings at the opening ceremony for Sharing Our Cultures 2019 tomorrow (Wednesday, March 20). The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. at The Rooms in the Theatre, Level 2. Premier Ball will be joined by the Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Media Advisory: Minister Davis to Discuss Immigration in Corner Brook

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:15

Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, will open the fourth Minister’s Roundtable on Immigration tomorrow (Wednesday, March 20) at 9:30 a.m. at the Glynmill Inn in Corner Brook.

Ministerial Statement - Minister Coady Welcomes the Reopening of Beaver Brook Antimony

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:25

Natural Resources

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in this Honourable House to recognize the reopening of Beaver Brook Antimony mine in central Newfoundland – creating approximately 100 new jobs for the people of the province.

Ministerial Statement - Minister Haley Discusses Session of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:20

Executive Council

Mr. Speaker, last week I had the privilege of attending the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, as part of the Canadian delegation. I had the opportunity to meet with government officials, community groups, and those with lived-experiences from all over the world and to discuss key issues affecting women and girls.

Provincial Government Encourages Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to Celebrate Multiculturalism Week

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:20

Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

March 17-23 is Multiculturalism Week in Newfoundland and Labrador, celebrating the province’s rich diversity of cultures and welcoming communities.

Media Advisory: Minister Osborne to Respond to Federal Budget

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:05

Finance

The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, will be available to the media to discuss the Federal Budget today (Tuesday, March 19) at 6:30 p.m. in front of the House of Assembly.

St. Lawrence Industrial Park to Boost Economic Development

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 15:35

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

A strong industrial sector helps to foster new business opportunities, create good paying jobs, spur economic growth and build vibrant communities.

Provincial Government Announces Core Funding for Community Grants in 2019-20 and Provides Update on Multi-Year Approach

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 15:05

Children, Seniors and Social Development

The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, today announced that approximately $115 million in core funding the Provincial Government currently provides to community groups will be maintained for the next fiscal year.

Flags Lowered at Confederation Building

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:30

Executive Council

The following statement was issued today by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador:

Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Officially Open the Labrador Winter Games and Participate in Announcement Related to Labrador Wellness Centre

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:15

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Sunday, March 17, to officially open the 2019 Labrador Winter Games. The opening ceremonies will be held at the E.J. Broomfield Memorial Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. and will include the lighting of the games torch.

Public Advisory: Information Regarding Measles Vaccinations for Infants Travelling Outside North America or to Areas With Known Outbreaks

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:50

Health and Community Services

A number of localized outbreaks of measles in Canada and the United States have brought increased attention to this disease. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of measles in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Media Advisory: Minister Byrne to Attend Seafood Expo North America 2019

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:20

Fisheries and Land Resources

The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, will attend Seafood Expo North America 2019 on March 16, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Minister Byrne will host a reception for industry and meet with industry experts and seafood representatives responsible for sourcing products, equipment and services.

Premier Ball Announces $40 Million for Low Carbon Economy Programs

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:55

Executive Council
Municipal Affairs and Environment

The Provincial and Federal Governments are investing more than $40 million over three years in new programs to lower greenhouse gas emissions and support clean growth across all sectors of the economy.

Proposed Amendment to Forestry Act Would Reduce Red Tape for Farmers and Ensure Level Playing Field for Forest Harvesters

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:50

Fisheries and Land Resources

The Provincial Government continues to reduce red tape and help provide farmers with the tools they need to build a strong foundation in the agriculture industry, while ensuring a level playing field for forest harvesters who make their living selling timber.

New Members Appointed to the Independent Appointments Commission

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:30

Executive Council

The Provincial Government today passed a resolution in the House of Assembly appointing two additional individuals to the Independent Appointments Commission.

Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Announce Investments in Climate Change Initiatives

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 14:55

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will make an announcement of programs and funding to increase energy efficiency and promote a low carbon economy tomorrow (Friday, March 15). Premier Ball will be joined by the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Virginia Waters – Pleasantville, and Nick Whalen, MP for St. John’s East.

Media Advisory: Minister Haley to Make Funding Announcement on Burin Peninsula

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 14:00

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

The Honourable Carol Anne Haley, Minister responsible for the Status of Women on behalf of the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, will be joined by Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, to make a funding announcement tomorrow (Friday, March 15).

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:35

Municipal Affairs and Environment

The Honourable Graham Letto, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, has announced the following events relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.

Ministerial Statement - Call for Nominations for the Inclusive Education Award

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:40

Education and Early Childhood Development

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development:

Ministerial Statement - Social Work Month Celebrates Real People Who Make a Real Impact

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:35

Children, Seniors and Social Development

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to pay tribute to our province’s 1,500 social workers during National Social Work Month.

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