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Minister Byrne Responds to Clearwater Seafoods Proposal to Change Operator at St. Anthony Seafoods Limited Partnership

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:25

Fisheries and Land Resources

I have been informed by Clearwater of its intention to seek a change of operator at St. Anthony Seafoods Limited Partnership to Quin-Sea Fisheries Limited.

Minister Congratulates 2020 School of Pharmacy Honourary White Coat Recipient

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 09:15

Health and Community Services

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, is extending congratulations to Dr. Linda Hensman, recipient of Memorial University’s School of Pharmacy Honorary White Coat for 2020. The annual White Coat Ceremony will take place on January 16, 2020 in the main auditorium of the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s.

Media Advisory: Minister Byrne to Meet with Eastern Canadian Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 13:00

Fisheries and Land Resources

The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, will meet with the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and eastern Canadian fisheries and aquaculture ministers tomorrow (Wednesday, January 15) at the Hotel Halifax in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Media Advisory: Premier Ball Available to Discuss Meeting with Minister Freeland

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 11:55

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be available to media at 3:15 p.m. today (Tuesday, January 14) to discuss today’s meeting with the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Media Advisory: Details on Media Access During Public Visitation for the Honourable John C. Crosbie

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 16:20

Executive Council

Media planning to attend the public visitation at Confederation Building for the Honourable John C. Crosbie will be permitted access to the House of Assembly Chamber on both days (Tuesday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 15) from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. There will be a designated area in the chamber for media to set-up.

Minister Coady Welcomes New Chair to the Interim Board of Directors for the Oil and Gas Corporation

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:00

Natural Resources

Today, the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, welcomed Heather Jacobs, QC, as the new chair of the interim board of directors to the Oil and Gas Corporation which began operations on January 1, 2020.

Public Advisory: Details for Those Visiting to Pay Respects to the Honourable John C. Crosbie

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 13:15

Transportation and Works

The general public is invited to pay their respects to the Honourable John C. Crosbie on Tuesday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 15, between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the House of Assembly.

Media Advisory: Premier Ball and Minister Freeland to Meet

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 10:30

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, January 14) at 9:30 a.m. in the Premier’s Office at Confederation Building.

Media Advisory: Minister Freeland to Meet with Council of Atlantic Premiers

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 07:55

Executive Council

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, will meet with the Council of Atlantic Premiers today (Monday, January 13). The meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Emera Innovation Exchange, Memorial University’s Signal Hill Campus, 100 Signal Hill, St. John’s.

Public Invited to Pay Respects to the Honourable John C. Crosbie

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 15:15

Executive Council

The general public is invited to pay their respects to the Honourable John C. Crosbie at Confederation Building in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 15 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Media Advisory: Premiers Ball and Legault Available for Photo Opportunity

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:40

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable François Legault, Premier of Quebec, will meet on Sunday, January 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Premier’s Office at Confederation Building.

Premier Ball Offers Condolences on the Passing of John Crosbie

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 08:05

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, is expressing heart-felt condolences to the Crosbie family in response to the passing of John Crosbie. Mr. Crosbie was Newfoundland and Labrador’s 12th Lieutenant Governor, as well as a former provincial and federal Cabinet Minister, and tireless advocate for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Stoodley to Bring Greetings at Practical Nursing Graduation in St. John’s

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 13:40

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

Sarah Stoodley, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, will bring greetings at the Centre for Nursing Studies’ Practical Nursing Graduation tomorrow (Friday, January 10). The event begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle, 565 Kenmount Road, St. John’s.

Provincial Parks Launches Photo Contest

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 13:05

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

The Parks Division, of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, invites photographers to submit their favourite images of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Provincial Parks for an opportunity to win the grand prize of seven nights of camping at any of the province’s Provincial Parks during the 2020 season. Submitted photos may be featured on the Provincial Parks new website, which will be launched in Spring 2020.

Provincial Government Announces Six Rounds of Expressions of Interest for International Entrepreneurs

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:20

Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

The Provincial Government will open six rounds of Expressions of Interest for prospective immigrants around the world who wish to settle in the province and be engaged in the daily operation of a business they create, join, or assume ownership of.

Media Advisory: Minister Byrne to Bring Greetings at Practical Nursing Graduation in Corner Brook

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:40

Fisheries and Land Resources

The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, will bring greetings at College of the North Atlantic’s Practical Nursing Graduation tomorrow (Friday, January 10).

Public Advisory: Public Consultations on Quarry Legislation Review Continue

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 08:50

Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources is undertaking a consultation process regarding a review of the legislation that regulates quarry activity in the province. Consultations will help to develop modern and comprehensive legislation that is stronger and also adopts best practices from other jurisdictions to support the development of the province’s quarry resources.

Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Bring Greetings at Mount Pearl Frosty Festival Launch

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 15:30

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will bring greetings at the Mount Pearl Frosty Festival launch and luncheon tomorrow (Thursday, January 9).

Provincial Government Launches 2020 Pre-Budget Consultations

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 13:00

Finance

The Provincial Government today launched its pre-budget consultations for Budget 2020. This year’s consultation theme is “A Balanced Approach,” and includes an overview of government’s fiscal approach, which is characterized by a focus on cost control, efficiencies and savings that grow over time. Residents can provide feedback on ways to reduce spending and/or increase revenues, and on priority areas for Budget 2020 decisions.

Continued Success for Provincial Tourism Campaign in 2019

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 10:15

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism continues to collect tourism marketing recognition regionally, nationally and internationally, receiving 28 prominent awards in 2019, including such prestigious honours as:

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