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Provincial Government Announces New Appointment to the Muskrat Falls Oversight Committee

ven, 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

ven, 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

ven, 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

ven, 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

ven, 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

ven, 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

jeu, 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

jeu, 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.

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

jeu, 11/28/2019 - 07:50

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 Provides Opportunities for Students to Explore French Immersion

mer, 11/27/2019 - 12:40

Education and Early Childhood Development

The Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, is encouraging teachers and administrators to apply for grants for school organized trips to Québec, francophone communities in New Brunswick and to Saint Pierre et Miquelon. The application deadline is December 20, 2019.

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2019-030 Released

mer, 11/27/2019 - 08:25

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Michael Harvey, has released his Report A-2019-030 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. A summary of the Report is included below.

Public Advisory: National Test of Alert Ready to Take Place Today

mer, 11/27/2019 - 08:05

Municipal Affairs and Environment

Today (Wednesday, November 27), Newfoundland and Labrador will issue a test message of the national emergency alerting system, Alert Ready, at 10:55 a.m. (NST) and 10:25 a.m. in Labrador (AST). Residents need not take any action when receiving the test message.

Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Stoodley to Participate in the Presentation of Marine Institute Fall Scholarships

mar, 11/26/2019 - 15:00

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

Sarah Stoodley, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, will participate in the presentation of Marine Institute fall scholarships tomorrow (Wednesday, November 27). The event takes place at Marine Institute, 155 Ridge Road, St. John’s, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Parsons to Address Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association

mar, 11/26/2019 - 14:05

Transportation and Works

Pam Parsons, Parliamentary Secretary for Transportation and Works, will speak at the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association's Annual Construction Journal Release Kitchen Party tomorrow (Wednesday, November 27).

Premier Ball Comments on Meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau

mar, 11/26/2019 - 13:40

Executive Council

Rate mitigation is the most important issue facing Newfoundland and Labrador, and it continues to be a top priority for my government. Today, Prime Minister Trudeau and I met to advance our discussions on rate mitigation as we both recognize the significance of these conversations to the future of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Public Advisory: National Test of Alert Ready to Take Place Tomorrow

mar, 11/26/2019 - 12:00

Municipal Affairs and Environment

Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 27), provincial and territorial emergency management organizations will be issuing public test messages through Alert Ready, the national emergency alerting system.

Public Advisory: E.coli Outbreak Has Ended

mar, 11/26/2019 - 08:55

Health and Community Services

The E.coli outbreak which surfaced in late October 2019, has ended.

Public Advisory: Washout in T’Railway Provincial Park in Wreckhouse Area is Repaired

lun, 11/25/2019 - 11:05

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

The washout in the T’Railway Provincial Park near the culvert under the Trans-Canada Highway at the Wreckhouse parking lot, has been repaired. This section has reopened to users.

Public Advisory: Hunters Reminded of Firearms Safety - Hunter Education Course Deadline

lun, 11/25/2019 - 10:00

Fisheries and Land Resources

The last sessions of Firearms Safety - Hunter Education training required for eligibility to enter the licence draw for the 2020-21 big game hunting season are being held this coming weekend (November 30-December 1).

Purple Ribbon Flag Raised at Confederation Building to Increase Awareness about Violence Against Women

lun, 11/25/2019 - 09:40

Executive Council

The Honourable Carol Anne Haley, Minister for the Status of Women, joined author and consultant Martha Muzychka, and Debbie and Philip Hibbs, parents of Julianne Hibbs and advocates for the prevention of violence, as well as other partners and stakeholders today for a flag rising ceremony and proclamation signing at Confederation Building to mark the start of the 2019 Purple Ribbon Campaign.