January 20, 2017
To support growing demand for long-term care beds, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced that a new long-term care home will begin construction in Corner Brook in fall 2017. The new facility marks the beginning of a new Western Memorial Regional Hospital campus and will include 120 long-term care beds, as well as 15 palliative care beds and 10 rehabilitative care beds.
January 16, 2017
The Premier's Task Force on Educational Outcomes is moving forward with the formal engagement process. An interactive website was launched today informing the public of the task force's mandate and providing information on how to participate during upcoming public consultations.
December 23, 2016
Today, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador agreed to new targeted federal funding over 10 years for investments in home care and mental health care. The province joined with Nova Scotia today in announcing an accord with the Government of Canada to support change and deliver improved health care for Canadians in these priority areas.
December 13, 2016
Legislation to establish an Office of the Seniors’ Advocate will receive second reading in the House of Assembly today. Once established, the Seniors’ Advocate will collaborate with seniors, their families, caregivers, policy makers and frontline service providers to identify and address systemic issues facing seniors in the province.
December 6, 2016
Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, together with the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, announced that Gordon McIntosh has been appointed to the role of Deputy Minister with the Department of Natural Resources.
November 30, 2016
In keeping with commitments set out in The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced a new policy for municipalities regarding lease-to-own arrangements. The new policy enables municipalities to access Crown lands within their municipal planning boundaries for economic development purposes through long-term leases with flexible payment options, including payment deferral until the development is generating revenue.
Premier Officially Launches "The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador"
November 9, 2016
Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, launched "The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador." The Vision will guide Provincial Government actions to achieve greater efficiency, strengthen the province’s economic foundation, enhance services, and improve outcomes to promote a healthy and prosperous province. The document is available online at www.gov.nl.ca/pdf/the_way_forward.pdf.
October 26, 2016
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Innu Nation, Nunatsiavut Government, and the NunatuKavut Community Council met to address concerns regarding the health and well-being of the people of Labrador as related to the Muskrat Falls project.
October 7, 2016
On Tuesday, October 11, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will engage representatives from the business, community, labour and arts sectors at The Way Forward: Shaping Our Future to discuss its long-term approach to fostering success and innovation in the province.
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.