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$1.6 Million Announced for New Municipal Building for Steady Brook

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:05

Executive Council
Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs

Through the work of strong town councils, communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador ‎continue to make progress on the renewal of infrastructure. To support this continued growth, the Provincial Government is announcing $1.6 million cost-shared with the Town of Steady Brook for the construction of a new municipal building.

Recipients of Seniors of Distinction Awards Announced

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:45

Health and Community Services

The newest recipients of the 2014 Seniors of Distinction Awards were announced today. The annual awards are presented to individuals in recognition of the remarkable contributions, achievements and diversity they have offered to their communities and regions.

Newly Proclaimed Act Ensures Adults are Protected from Abuse or Neglect

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:50

Health and Community Services

The Adult Protection Act has been proclaimed and comes into effect today, June 30, 2014. The new act protects vulnerable adults in Newfoundland and Labrador from abuse or neglect.

Phase Two of Alarmed and Ready NL a Success

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:10

Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs

The Alarmed and Ready challenge NL has proven to be a great success with the conclusion of phase two of the initiative. The fire safety and public awareness campaign was first piloted in 2012 and is a partnership ...

Media Advisory: Atlantic Premiers Release the Pan-Atlantic Study of the Impact of Recent Changes to Employment Insurance

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:40

Executive Council

The Council of Atlantic Premiers has released the report prepared by their Employment Insurance Advisory Panel.

Provincial Government Increases Medical Transportation Assistance

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:15

Health and Community Services

Improvements to the Medical Transportation Assistance Program, announced in Budget 2014: Shared Prosperity, Fair Society, Balanced Outlook, will come into effect tomorrow, July 1.

School Infrastructure Information Available Online

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:55

Executive Council

For the second consecutive year, the lists of major K-12 school infrastructure project approvals, project expenditures, as well as repairs and maintenance projects at schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, are available online.

New Adoption Act, 2013 Proclaimed

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:25

Child, Youth and Family Services

As the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to focus on transforming all programs and services delivered throughout the province to children, youth and their families, the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services, announced that the new Adoption Act, 2013 is now in effect.

Media Advisory: Premier to Announce Funding in Steady Brook

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 09:35

Executive Council

The Honourable Tom Marshall, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will make a capital works funding announcement today (Monday, June 30) in Steady Brook. The event will take place at the town hall, beginning at 2:00 p.m.