May 29, 2016
The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, pursuant to section 16 of the Auditor General Act, has requested the Auditor General to examine the appropriateness of the payment of severance to Ed Martin, the former CEO of Nalcor.
Research & Development Corporation: RDC Awards Students with Research Inspired Enrichment Opportunities
May 26, 2016
Fifteen Newfoundland and Labrador high school students will spend this summer at research-related enrichment programs across North America and the Arctic through the Research Inspired Student Enrichment (RISE) Awards announced last night by the Research & Development Corporation (RDC). The awards range in value from $6,500 to $15,000 and are presented to students who demonstrate academic excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
May 25, 2016
More than 100 of the province's top young athletes, representing 26 sports, were recognized yesterday (Tuesday, May 24) by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, during the 12th annual Premier's Athletic Awards. The ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn in St. John's.
May 25, 2016
Today the Federal Government, along with the Provincial Government, announced significant funding relief for Newfoundland and Labrador. The Federal Government has deferred the province's payments under the Equalization Repayable Floor Loan. As a result of this relief, the Provincial Government will be making changes to the Temporary Deficit Reduction Levy.
May 24, 2016
A Provincial Government investment of over $123,000 will help Marble Zip Tours Inc. and Western Newfoundland Brewing Company Ltd, based in the Corner Brook region, build stronger and more dynamic communities and enhance their local economies. The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, toured Marble Zip Line, one of the funding recipients, while in the region last week.
May 20, 2016
The Heart's Delight-Islington Marina Committee Inc. is better positioned to take advantage of the growing non-resident and recreational boating market through a combined investment of $220,193 by the Provincial and Federal Governments. Funding will be used to support Phase 3 of the marina development and includes upgrading marina safety and adding extra berths to meet the growing demand particularly by out of province boaters.
May 20, 2016
The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency, witnessed an agricultural first this morning with the planting of the province’s first canola field in Pasadena.
May 18, 2016
The results of a recent census of five caribou herds on the south coast of Newfoundland show the island’s caribou population continues to decline but numbers remain healthy, at just under 32,000 animals.
May 13, 2016
Three Forestry and Agrifoods Agency employees will head west this weekend as part of a nine-person Incident Management Team being deployed from Atlantic Canada to Alberta.
May 11, 2016
Innovation Week, a series of events dedicated to the advances being made in Newfoundland and Labrador's technology sector, is being held this week. During Innovation Week, the department will shine a spotlight on some of the innovative companies that are experiencing success and providing economic benefit to the province and its people. This includes Gri Simulations; a Mount Pearl-based company that recently signed a joint venture with Brazil-based Under Water Group.