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Premier Ball Launches Next Phase of Actions Through The Way Forward

April 24, 2018

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, revealed the next phase of The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador. This new phase of actions focuses on improving services and outcomes for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, while building on prior work to deliver a stronger economic foundation, and achieve a more efficient public sector.

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Newfoundland and Labrador and Québec partner to develop the Labrador Trough and enhance road infrastructure

April 12, 2018

The governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Québec are working together to grow their respective economies by developing the Labrador Trough and improving road infrastructure. This collaboration will facilitate the development of mining potential, as well as promote the creation of high quality jobs to benefit Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in both provinces. The two provinces will also work together to improve transportation infrastructure, further developing an economic corridor that links Newfoundland and Labrador to Québec.

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Premier Ball Announces Plan for New Adult Mental Health and Addictions Facility and Expanded Community-Based Services

March 29, 2018

Supported by $6.1 million in Budget 2018 - Building for Our Future, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced that a new 94-bed, state-of-the-art mental health and addictions facility will be built in St. John’s. The new facility will be built on the Health Sciences Centre campus and will be connected to the existing hospital with site work expected to begin in summer 2019. A new parking garage will also be built on the site to add extra parking capacity.

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Building for Our Future – Budget 2018 Focused on Delivering Valuable Programs and Services While Returning to Surplus

March 27, 2018

The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, today released Budget 2018: Building for Our Future, which confirms that Newfoundland and Labrador is on track to return to surplus in 2022-23 despite a challenging fiscal environment. Building for Our Future continues government’s balanced approach to supporting communities and families throughout the province while helping to create new business and employment opportunities.

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Premier Ball Announces over $10 Million Investment in Municipal Capital Works

March 21, 2018

The Provincial Government is investing $10.6 million in Municipal Capital Works as a part of its three-year municipal infrastructure program.

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Speech from the Throne

March 13, 2018

The following are speaking notes delivered at the Opening of The Third Session of the Forty-Eighth General Assembly of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador by His Honour the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, CM, ONL, MBA, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador on March 13, 2018:

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Provincial Government Releases Advance 2030 – A Plan for Growth in the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industry

February 19, 2018

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, were joined by members of the Oil and Gas Industry Development Council today to release Advance 2030.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Improves Ranking in Canadian Early Childhood Education Report

February 7, 2018

The Atkinson Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education released a new report today, Early Childhood Education Report 2017, providing a detailed assessment of provincial and territorial frameworks for early childhood education in Canada. In 2017, Newfoundland and Labrador saw an improvement in the province’s overall score, receiving 8.5 out of 15.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Becomes First Province in Canada to Advance National Suicide Prevention Project

January 22, 2018

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has partnered with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Eastern Health and a community coalition on the Burin Peninsula to launch Roots of Hope, a community suicide prevention project.

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Significant Investments to Improve Internet Access in Newfoundland and Labrador

January 2, 2018

More than 1,500 households in 70 rural and remote communities in Newfoundland and Labrador will be able to do business online, participate in distance education and take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the digital age thanks to a joint federal-provincial investment of $28.45 million in high-speed Internet.

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  • Dr. Heather Igloliorte, guest curator and author; and Kate Wolforth, Manager of Collections, The Rooms, accept the Canadian Museums Association Award of Outstanding Achievement in Education for the exhibition catalogue SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut from Jane Fullerton Vice President of the Canadian Museums Association at the CMA’s Award Ceremony in Vancouver yesterday evening.

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    The Rooms Receives Award of Outstanding Achievement in Education

    Dr. Heather Igloliorte, guest curator and author; and Kate Wolforth, Manager of Collections, The Rooms, accept the Canadian Museums Association Award of Outstanding Achievement in Education for the exhibition catalogue SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut from Jane Fullerton Vice President of the Canadian Museums Association at the CMA’s Award Ceremony in Vancouver yesterday evening.

  • Olympic gold and bronze medalist Kaetlyn Osmond, and Paralympic silver medalist Liam Hickey, were honoured at Confederation Building on Friday, April 13, 2018.

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    Olympian and Paralympian Recognized for Athletic Achievements

    Olympic gold and bronze medalist Kaetlyn Osmond, and Paralympic silver medalist Liam Hickey, were honoured at Confederation Building on Friday, April 13, 2018.

  • The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, and the Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, join Dr. Lloydetta Quaicoe, founder of Sharing Our Cultures, to proclaim March 21 the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Newfoundland and Labrador.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    Provincial Government Proclaims International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, and the Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, join Dr. Lloydetta Quaicoe, founder of Sharing Our Cultures, to proclaim March 21 the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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