September 23, 2016
The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, today announced the appointment of the Honourable Justice Leo Barry of the Court of Appeal as Commissioner for a Commission of Inquiry respecting the death of Mr. Donald Dunphy in accordance with Part 1 of the Public Inquiries Act, 2006. The Terms of Reference for the inquiry, also announced today, are provided in the backgrounder below.
September 23, 2016
This morning the harvest of the province’s first 30-acre canola field took place in Pasadena. The province’s first canola crop will help inform future activities and contribute to an increasingly innovative agriculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.
September 8, 2016
Octagon Pond Elementary School is ready to open its doors and welcome students for the new school year. The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, toured the new facility today together with Darrin Pike, CEO/Director of Education, and Milton Peach, Chair, as well as other representatives of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board.
September 7, 2016
Three athletes from Newfoundland and Labrador, Katarina Roxon of Stephenville (swimming), Liam Hickey of St. John's (wheelchair basketball) and Robyn Andrews of St. John's (equestrian) are competing in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The games run from September 7 to 18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh today congratulated the three athletes on earning the right to represent Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and wished them luck on behalf of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
September 1, 2016
The Genesis Centre, a business incubator at Memorial University of Newfoundland, will continue to help start-ups through existing and new programming, thanks in part to investments by the Federal and Provincial Government.
August 26, 2016
Romaine, Green Leaf, Red Leaf and Boston Bibb lettuce; root crops, berries, fresh herbs and preserves are a sampling of the locally-produced, fresh items offered at Mark's Market, a Wooddale-based business that is celebrating its official opening today. The Federal and Provincial Governments have invested $172,500 to help expand the local farmers market in order to boost the economy and strengthen the Newfoundland and Labrador agriculture industry.
August 25, 2016
Newfoundland and Labrador is a leading tourism destination, offering authentic experiences which showcase the province's heritage, pristine natural environment and people. Up to the end of June 2016, the province's tourism sector is seeing increases in auto and air visitation over the same reported period in 2015.
August 24, 2016
Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, announced that Newfoundland and Labrador's 2016 independent resource assessment covering the area of the West Orphan Basin has identified 25.5 billion barrels of oil and 20.6 trillion cubic feet of gas potential.
August 16, 2016
An additional 14 cost-shared municipal infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, valued at over $6.2 million, have been approved through the cost-shared Small Communities Fund. The Provincial Government is contributing more than $3.5 million to the projects; the Federal Government is providing over $2 million, and the remainder will be funded by the recipient municipalities.
August 16, 2016
On November 22, 2016, eligible voters across the province will be able to cast their vote to elect school board trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board and Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.