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Media Advisory: Minister Byrne to Speak at Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture AGM

mar, 01/28/2020 - 13:05

Fisheries and Land Resources

The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, will speak at the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture’s 45th annual general meeting and workshop tomorrow (Wednesday, January 29). Minister Byrne will speak during the luncheon which begins at 12:00 p.m. at the Quality Hotel and Suites in Gander.

Media Advisory: Order of Newfoundland and Labrador Investiture Ceremony

mar, 01/28/2020 - 11:30

Executive Council

The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Chancellor of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be joined by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, at an investiture ceremony for the latest recipients of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Atlantic Information and Privacy Commissioners highlight implications of facial recognition technology

mar, 01/28/2020 - 09:30

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

Data Privacy Day or Data Protection day is recognized on January 28 by provinces and territories across Canada and countries around the world. It is an internationally recognized day dedicated to creating awareness about the importance of protecting personal information.

Newfoundland and Labrador Thanks Canadian Armed Forces for Assistance Following Record-Breaking Blizzard

mar, 01/28/2020 - 08:00

Executive Council
Municipal Affairs and Environment

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Honourable Derrick Bragg, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, have expressed the province’s thanks to the Canadian Armed Forces for their support in helping residents following the historic winter storm on January 17.

Media Advisory: Minister Davis to Participate in MusicNL Awards Night

lun, 01/27/2020 - 15:10

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, will attend and present the Album of the Year award at the 2019 MusicNL awards tomorrow (Tuesday, January 28).

Public Advisory: Provincial Emergency Operations Centre Closes

lun, 01/27/2020 - 14:55

Municipal Affairs and Environment

As the emergency management response to the recent blizzard concludes, the provincial emergency operations centre will begin shutdown as of tomorrow (Tuesday, January 28).

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

lun, 01/27/2020 - 14:35

Municipal Affairs and Environment

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

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2020-002 Released

lun, 01/27/2020 - 13:00

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Michael Harvey, has released his Report A-2020-002 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. A summary of the Report is included below.

Celebrating National Family Literacy Day

lun, 01/27/2020 - 12:20

Education and Early Childhood Development

The importance of reading as a family and participating in literacy-related activities are being celebrated as the Provincial Government recognizes today as National Family Literacy Day.

Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Provide Status Update Related to Winter Storm Aftermath

jeu, 01/23/2020 - 12:00

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be available to the media today (Thursday, January 23) to provide a status update related to the aftermath of the recent winter storm. The availability will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby of East Block, Confederation Building.

First Vaping-Associated Illness Confirmed in Newfoundland and Labrador

jeu, 01/16/2020 - 14:45

Children, Seniors and Social Development
Health and Community Services

The Provincial Government’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is confirming a probable case of vaping-associated lung illness in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Growing the Big Game Business on the South Coast

jeu, 01/16/2020 - 10:45

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced a Business Investment Loan of nearly $98,000 to Conne River Outfitting to assist with camp upgrades and development.

Media Availability: Ministers Crocker and Bragg Available to Media to Discuss Storm Preparation

jeu, 01/16/2020 - 09:20

Transportation and Works
Municipal Affairs and Environment

The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, and the Honourable Derrick Bragg, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, will be available today to discuss preparations for the storm system that is anticipated to reach parts of the province beginning tomorrow (Friday, January 17).

Minister Announces Queen’s Counsel Appointments

mer, 01/15/2020 - 15:10

Justice and Public Safety

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety is pleased to announce the province’s newest appointments to the Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Media Advisory: Ministers Crocker and Bragg to Speak at Heavy Civil Association AGM

mer, 01/15/2020 - 14:30

Transportation and Works
Municipal Affairs and Environment

The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, and the Honourable Derrick Bragg, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, will speak at the Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Annual General Meeting tomorrow (Thursday, January 16).

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2020-001 Released

mer, 01/15/2020 - 14:15

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Michael Harvey, has released his Report A-2020-001under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. A summary of the Report is included below.

Public Advisory: Adverse Weather Conditions Anticipated

mer, 01/15/2020 - 14:00

Municipal Affairs and Environment
Transportation and Works

The Provincial Government is monitoring forecast information on a weather system that is anticipated to affect many areas of the province. Heavy snowfall and high winds are forecast to begin late tomorrow night and may continue into Saturday (January 18). Poor to near zero visibilities in heavy snow and blowing snow can be expected for the eastern half of the island in particular. Elevated water levels and coastal flooding are also likely and the system may cause significant storm surge.

Media Advisory: Minister Haggie to Speak at Workplace Violence Prevention Forum

mer, 01/15/2020 - 13:20

Health and Community Services

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, will speak at a workplace violence prevention forum tomorrow (Thursday, January 16).

Media Advisory: Funeral for the Honourable John C. Crosbie

mer, 01/15/2020 - 11:20

Executive Council

The funeral for the Honourable John C. Crosbie will take place at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, January 16) at the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 16 Church Hill, St. John’s. Doors to the church will open at 12:30 p.m.

Public Advisory: Information Being Sought Into Recent Moose Poaching Incidents

mer, 01/15/2020 - 11:05

Fisheries and Land Resources

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is seeking information related to two recent poaching incidents involving the killing of moose alongside the Trans-Canada Highway. One incident occurred near Aspen Brook, approximately nine kilometers east of Badger, and the other incident took place near Square Pond Provincial Park, approximately 28 kilometers east of Gander.

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