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Memorial Vigil Honours Lives Lost in Afghanistan Conflict

October 24, 2014

Today, the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, unveiled the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil in a ceremony at the Confederation Building in St. John’s. The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, joined the Premier for the presentation of a Canadian Flag which was flown previously in Afghanistan. The ceremony was attended by veterans, members of Canada’s Armed Forces and families of those who lost their lives during service.

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Summit Provides a Venue for Discussion on a Wide Range of Issues Affecting Aboriginal Women

October 23, 2014

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to strongly support the National Aboriginal Women’s Summit. On October 21-22, a Provincial Government delegation led by the Honourable Keith Russell, Minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, and the Honourable Judy Manning, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, attended the most recent summit at Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador also provided financial support for provincial Aboriginal organizations to attend the Summit as well.

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Provincial Government Provides $107,230 for Advanced Halibut Tagging

October 22, 2014

With support of the Provincial Government, the Fish Food and Allied Workers union (FFAW) and the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, will continue an in-depth study of the Atlantic halibut stock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, today announced $79,700 to support research into the migration patterns and behaviour of Atlantic halibut through satellite tagging, and $27,530 to advance scientific data collection through conventional tagging.

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Minister Outlines Ebola Preparation Activities

October 21, 2014

The Honourable Steve Kent, Minister of Health and Community Services, today provided information on preparations being undertaken to enhance readiness in the event of a suspected case of Ebola in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Small Business Week Celebrates the Contributions of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Small Business Community

October 20, 2014

To mark this year’s Small Business Week, the Honourable Darin King, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, will be joining the province’s business community, entrepreneurs and economic development groups in celebrating the significant social and economic contributions small businesses make throughout the province.

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Province Recognizes Foster Families Week 2014

October 20, 2014

The third week of October marks National Foster Families Week, which runs this year from October 19 to 25. Currently, there are 565 foster families located throughout Newfoundland and Labrador dedicated to helping children and youth through complex situations by providing safe and nurturing homes.

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$259,000 in Research Grant Funding Will Help Improve Patient Care

October 16, 2014

Five research grants that focus on enhancing patient care have been awarded. The grants, totalling $259,000, were provided as part of the Enhancing Health Care in Newfoundland and Labrador research fund which was established as part of the recommendations put forth by the Commission of Inquiry on Hormone Receptor Testing.

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Provincial Government Seeking Households for Energy Saving Pilot Project

October 15, 2014

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is offering homeowners the opportunity to be involved in a pilot project that evaluates the effect of real-time energy data in participating homes.

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St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival Marks 25 Years of Innovative Film Making

October 14, 2014

With the support of the Provincial Government, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is once again welcoming the international film community to St. John’s. Funding of $46,772 has been provided to the 2014 festival for its new Interactive Industry Film Forum. The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, will participate in the festival’s opening gala event tonight (Tuesday, October 14) at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre.

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Find Your Fit! Campaign Encourages Active, Healthy Living

October 10, 2014

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, joined more than 200 students at Sacred Heart Elementary in Corner Brook today to participate in the Sneakin’ It In! School Challenge, part of Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador’s Find Your Fit! physical activity campaign.

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  • Students at Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown join the Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Environment and Conservation and Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board; Darrin Pike, CEO and Director of Education, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District; and Ed Grant, Chair, Eastern Regional Service Board to announce the Recycle at School pilot project - October 21, 2014.

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Pilot Project Explores the Potential to Increase Recycling at School

    Students at Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown join the Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Environment and Conservation and Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board; Darrin Pike, CEO and Director of Education, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District; and Ed Grant, Chair, Eastern Regional Service Board to announce the Recycle at School pilot project - October 21, 2014.

  • The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, along with Tracey Perry, MHA for Fortune Bay – Cape La Hune and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier, are joined by representatives from the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association, foster parents and staff of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services to sign the proclamation for Foster Families Week 2014, taking place from October 19 to 25.

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    Province Recognizes Foster Families Week 2014

    The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, along with Tracey Perry, MHA for Fortune Bay – Cape La Hune and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier, are joined by representatives from the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association, foster parents and staff of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services to sign the proclamation for Foster Families Week 2014, taking place from October 19 to 25.

  • The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, participated in Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) meetings in Prince Edward Island on issues surrounding seniors this week. Topics included social isolation of seniors, caregiver readiness and supports, and more.

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Ministers Responsible for Seniors Discuss Issues in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

    The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, participated in Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) meetings in Prince Edward Island on issues surrounding seniors this week. Topics included social isolation of seniors, caregiver readiness and supports, and more.

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