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New Regulations Address Violence Prevention in the Workplace

ven, 12/20/2019 - 09:55

Service NL

Enhancements to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations to help improve workplaces in Newfoundland and Labrador will come into effect on January 1, 2020.

Province Answers Call for Support to Fight Australian Wildfires

ven, 12/20/2019 - 09:00

Fisheries and Land Resources

A member of the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources wildfire suppression staff is on route to Australia to provide expertise and relief for Australian crews currently battling unprecedented wildfires in that country.

Public Advisory: The 12 Days of Fire Safety – Day 10

ven, 12/20/2019 - 08:40

Municipal Affairs and Environment

Space heaters are becoming increasingly popular as a second source of heat in homes and garages.

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner Statement on LifeLabs Breach

jeu, 12/19/2019 - 13:45

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

On Monday afternoon December 17th staff at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner received a telephone call from a representative of LifeLabs indicating that the company had been subject to a cyber attack resulting in a third party accessing information of up to 18,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. We were told at that time that this information was limited to names and MCP numbers and not test results. We have been in communication with LifeLabs in an effort to confirm this information and to seek additional information in order to assess the extent to which residents of this Province may be affected by the breach.

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

jeu, 12/19/2019 - 13:30

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.

Provincial Government Launches Adoption Act Engagement Process

jeu, 12/19/2019 - 13:00

Children, Seniors and Social Development

Today, the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, announced the launch of an engagement process for the five-year statutory review of the Adoption Act, 2013. The purpose of this legislation is to govern the adoption process in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Public Advisory: Residents Reminded About Safe Food Preparation This Holiday Season

jeu, 12/19/2019 - 12:40

Health and Community Services

The holiday season in Newfoundland and Labrador involves many festive events and an abundance of celebratory traditions. Whether cooking for a large gathering or yourself, the Department of Health and Community Services is reminding residents to be aware of food-related risks that could lead to foodborne disease outbreaks.

Public Advisory: The 12 Days of Fire Safety – Day 9

jeu, 12/19/2019 - 11:30

Municipal Affairs and Environment

The lights of the Christmas season bring a festive and warm atmosphere to trees, boats and homes. Take these steps to help ensure lights are managed safely:

Minister Osborne Responds to the Auditor General’s 2016 Update Report

jeu, 12/19/2019 - 10:45

Finance

The Auditor General today released her annual Update Report, which provides the status of recommendations made during previous reports to the House of Assembly.

Minister Osborne Acknowledges Auditor General’s 2019 Annual Report on the Audit of Financial Statements

jeu, 12/19/2019 - 10:30

Finance

The Auditor General today released her 2019 Report on the Audit of the Province’s Financial Statements. The report provides an unqualified (“clean”) audit opinion on the Consolidated Summary Financial Statements for the year ending March 31, 2019, and provides comments on government’s approach to fiscal management over the short- and long-term.

Office of the Auditor General - Auditor General Delivers Report on the Update on Recommendations from the November 2016 Annual Report

jeu, 12/19/2019 - 09:35

Office of the Auditor General

Auditor General, Julia Mullaley, delivered her report to the House of Assembly today on the update on recommendations from the November 2016 Report on Performance Audits of Departments and Crown Agencies.

Office of the Auditor General - Province’s Fiscal Situation Remains Challenging

jeu, 12/19/2019 - 09:30

Office of the Auditor General

Auditor General, Julia Mullaley, delivered her report to the House of Assembly today on the audit of the financial statements of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador for the year ended March 31, 2019.

Students to Explore Post-Secondary Options through Travel Program

mer, 12/18/2019 - 14:30

Education and Early Childhood Development

Students from schools throughout the province will have the opportunity to explore post-secondary options outside their home communities.

Applications Available Online for 2020 Athletic Excellence Fund

mer, 12/18/2019 - 14:00

Children, Seniors and Social Development

Today, the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Athletic Excellence Fund.

Media Advisory: Auditor General to Deliver Annual Reports to the House of Assembly

mer, 12/18/2019 - 13:30

Office of the Auditor General

Auditor General, Julia Mullaley, will deliver her annual report to the House of Assembly tomorrow (Thursday, December 19) on the audit of the financial statements of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador for the year ended March 31, 2019. She will also deliver her annual report on the status of implementation of recommendations from the November 2016 Report on the Performance Audits of Departments and Crown agencies.

Committee Established to Review Workplace Compensation System

mer, 12/18/2019 - 13:05

Service NL

The Provincial Government today announced the beginning of the statutory review of the workers’ compensation system as required under the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act. The review provides an opportunity for residents of the province to participate in the process, which leads to improvements in operations and client services.

Provincial Government Provides Extension to Minimum Wage Review Committee

mer, 12/18/2019 - 12:30

Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced that following a request from the Minimum Wage Review Committee for additional time to complete its work, the deadline to submit the committee’s report has been extended to January 17, 2020.

Public Advisory: The 12 Days of Fire Safety – Day 8

mer, 12/18/2019 - 08:45

Municipal Affairs and Environment

It is essential to have a fire extinguisher in your home. Fire extinguishers can be used to quickly put out a small fire before it becomes larger.

Government Begins Consultations on Quarry Legislation Review

mar, 12/17/2019 - 15:10

Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources is undertaking consultations regarding a review of the legislation that regulates quarry activity in the province.

Premier Ball Announces Senior Public Service Appointments

mar, 12/17/2019 - 13:50

Executive Council

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced two appointments to the senior executive of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service.

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