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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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Minister Announces Independent Panel for Review of Hydraulic Fracturing

October 10, 2014

The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources, has appointed an independent panel of five individuals to conduct a review of the socio-economic and environmental implications of hydraulic fracturing in western Newfoundland.

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Over $367,000 in Funding Supports Economic Diversity in the Corner Brook Region

October 10, 2014

A Provincial Government investment of $367,912 will help enable seven companies based in the Corner Brook region build stronger and more dynamic communities and enhance their local economies. The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, toured Quality Cabinetry and Carpentry and Headline Holsteins Ltd., two of the funding recipients, while in the region this week.

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New Publication Targets Career Opportunities for Women

October 9, 2014

Today, the Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources, launched the Women in Mining Career Connections information guide. As the first publication of its kind in Newfoundland and Labrador, the guide is a unique educational tool designed for students and teachers at the intermediate, senior high and post-secondary levels.

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Premier Officially Dedicates New Residence at Memorial University

October 8, 2014

The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, officially named the new 500-bed residence complex in St. John’s today. Premier Davis was joined by the Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, and Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University.

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Education Week Highlights the Importance of Learning

October 6, 2014

The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, is joining the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA) to recognize October 5-11 as Education Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year’s theme is I Remember! I Learn! Je me souviens! J'apprends!.

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$9.8 Million Investment Enhances Health Care Services in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

October 3, 2014

The residents of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and surrounding communities will benefit from $9.8 million in health care funding. The investment will be used to begin construction of the 20-bed expansion of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Long-Term Care Home and to purchase new equipment and support infrastructure upgrades at the Labrador Health Centre.

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  • 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.

  • On Tuesday, October 14, the Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources, spoke on behalf of Canada’s provinces and territories at the Canada Natural Resources Investment Forum in Shanghai.

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Minister Meets with Business and Government Representatives in China

    On Tuesday, October 14, the Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources, spoke on behalf of Canada’s provinces and territories at the Canada Natural Resources Investment Forum in Shanghai.

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