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Minister Gambin-Walsh Recognizes National Safe Driving Week

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 13:35

Service NL

National Safe Driving Week, recognized annually from December 1 to 7, is an opportunity to promote defensive driving habits, raise awareness of potential road hazards and prepare for winter driving conditions.

House of Assembly - House of Assembly Concurs in Final Report of the Privileges and Elections Committee on the Development of a Legislature-Specific Harassment-Free Workplace Policy

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:50

House of Assembly

On December 2, 2019, the House of Assembly unanimously concurred in the Final Report of the Privileges and Elections Committee on the Development of a Legislature-specific Harassment-free Workplace Policy, April 2019. The work was directed to the Committee by a Private Members’ Resolution passed by the House on May 2, 2018.

Ministerial Statement - Minister Warr Congratulates Recipients of Provincial Scholarships

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:20

Education and Early Childhood Development

Mr. Speaker, today I rise in this Honourable House to announce more than $200,000 in scholarships for 201 recent high school graduates as part of the Provincial Scholarship program. The program recognizes high school graduates throughout Newfoundland and Labrador for their hard work, dedication and academic achievements.

Ministerial Statement - Honouring Megan Gail Coles and Michael Crummey

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:15

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to acknowledge two of our talented writers from this province who were recently recognized on the national stage.

Premier Ball Announces Independent Review

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:10

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced an independent review into the movement of executive staff within the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Provincial Government Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 10:40

Children, Seniors and Social Development

To recognize December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, today joined representatives from the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities NL to sign a proclamation to commemorate the annual observance.

Occupational Health and Safety Charges Laid Following Fatality at a Construction Camp in Labrador

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 09:45

Service NL

Service NL announced today that a Corner Brook company has been charged with violations of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and Regulations.

Enhancing Market Development for Green Initiative

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 08:30

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced nearly $34,500 from the Business Development Support program to assist with marketing activities for the Jerry-Buddy.

Media Advisory: Minister Dempster to Recognize International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 14:45

Children, Seniors and Social Development

The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, will join representatives from the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities to recognize International Day of Persons with Disabilities and sign a proclamation tomorrow (Tuesday, December 3).

House of Assembly - House of Assembly Management Commission Meeting

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 13:45

House of Assembly

The House of Assembly advises that a meeting of the Management Commission is scheduled for Wednesday, December 4, at 5:15 p.m. in the House of Assembly Committee Room.

Ministerial Statement - Minister Haley Raises Awareness about Violence Against Women

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:35

Executive Council

Mr. Speaker, on Monday, November 25, I had the privilege of joining our community partners for the launch the annual Purple Ribbon campaign, which aims to increase awareness and responsiveness to violence against women.

Ministerial Statement - Minister Recognizes Achievements of Exploits Hurricanes

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:30

Children, Seniors and Social Development

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

Provincial Government Announces New Appointment to the Muskrat Falls Oversight Committee

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 14:15

Natural Resources

The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, announced the appointment of David Billard, P.Eng., PMP, to the Muskrat Falls Project Oversight Committee. This committee is mandated to provide independent and transparent oversight on cost and schedule performance of the project.

Motorists Urged to Drive Safe and Sober

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 13:55

Service NL

The holiday season is a time for celebrating with family, friends and colleagues. During this festive time of year, motorists are reminded that it is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Government Holding Consultations for Review of the Health Research Ethics Authority Act

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 13:00

Health and Community Services

Members of the research community are invited to share opinions on how the Department of Health and Community Services can improve the Health Research Ethics Authority Act.

Supporting Business Development on the Baccalieu Trail

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 12:35

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced a Business Investment Loan of $300,000 to the Doctor's House Inn and Spa to assist with expansion and modernization. Minister Davis toured the facility today.

Affordable, Accessible Child Care Initiatives Helping Newfoundland and Labrador Families

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 12:15

Education and Early Childhood Development

Families across Newfoundland and Labrador are benefiting from initiatives to increase access to early learning programs and more affordable child care.

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

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 11:55

Fisheries and Land Resources

The motoring public is being asked to exercise caution when travelling the Northern Peninsula on the roadway located between St. Anthony Airport and Eddies Cove and the roadway between St. Anthony Airport and the Town of Main Brook.

Media Advisory: Minister Warr to Hold Child Care Event in Springdale

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 13:25

Education and Early Childhood Development

The Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, will be in Springdale tomorrow (Friday, November 29) to hold an early learning and child care event at the Training Wheels Family Resource Centre on 83 Little Bay Road.

Media Advisory: Minister Haggie Available to Discuss Family Physician Human Resource Forecast

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 12:30

Health and Community Services

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, will hold a media availability today (Thursday, November 28) to discuss Dr. David Peachey’s family physician human resource forecast.

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