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Expanded Seasonal Flu Vaccine Program Benefits All Residents

October 31, 2014

The provincial seasonal influenza vaccine program has expanded and is now available free of charge to all residents age six months and older through physician and public health clinics. In addition, for the first time in this province, authorized pharmacists will also be able to provide the influenza vaccination. Pharmacists will be providing vaccines free of charge to Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program clients and other patients will pay a fee for this service.

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New Clarenville Park Has Something to Offer People of all Ages

October 29, 2014

An age-friendly park, complete with walking trails, benches, green spaces, gazebos, a tobogganing hill, and a community garden was officially opened in Clarenville today as the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, joined the Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Finance and MHA for Trinity North, and community leaders and partners, to mark the completion of a project three years in the making.

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Participation Nation Unplugged Provides After-School Recreational Options

October 29, 2014

The Provincial Government is investing $300,000 in an after-school physical activity program, Participation Nation Unplugged, which is designed to provide school-aged children with recreational options that promote an active lifestyle and overall wellness. The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, made the announcement today, in partnership with School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador, at St. Matthew’s School in St. John’s.

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District of Ferryland Receives Over $225,000 for Firefighting Equipment

October 28, 2014

The Provincial Government is investing more than $225,000 to enhance firefighting capabilities in the District of Ferryland. The Honourable Judy Manning, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs and MHA for the District of Ferryland, have announced that funding is being provided for the purchase of a rescue vehicle and fire equipment for several communities in the district.

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Premier Congratulates Recipients of the 2014 MusicNL Awards

October 27, 2014

Corner Brook was booming with local musical talent, outstanding performances and industry leaders this past weekend, as the city played host to the 22nd Annual MusicNL Awards Gala. The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Darin King, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, presented awards at the gala last night (Sunday, October 26). The gala was the finale to a week of workshops, roundtables, songwriters’ circles and other activities dedicated to musical artists in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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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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  • The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, joins the Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Finance and MHA for Trinity North, along with local community leaders and residents to cut a ribbon to mark the official opening of the Clarenville Age-Friendly Park – October 29, 2014.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    New Clarenville Park Has Something to Offer People of all Ages

    The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, joins the Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Finance and MHA for Trinity North, along with local community leaders and residents to cut a ribbon to mark the official opening of the Clarenville Age-Friendly Park – October 29, 2014.

  • The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development (Centre), announced $300,000 in an after-school physical activity program, Participation Nation Unplugged, this morning at St. Matthew’s School in St. John’s. The minister was joined by Kryan Dwyer, Principal (left), the Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Environment and Conservation and MHA for St. John’s West (right), along with  the school’s grade six students – October 29, 2014.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Participation Nation Unplugged Provides After-School Recreational Options

    The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development (Centre), announced $300,000 in an after-school physical activity program, Participation Nation Unplugged, this morning at St. Matthew’s School in St. John’s. The minister was joined by Kryan Dwyer, Principal (left), the Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Environment and Conservation and MHA for St. John’s West (right), along with the school’s grade six students – October 29, 2014.

  • The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, joins Mary Manojolvich, Chair for Caregivers Out of Isolation program, to declare October 27-31 as Caregivers Week in Newfoundland and Labrador - October 27, 2014.

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    Caregivers Week Recognizes Those Who Support and Care for Others

    The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, joins Mary Manojolvich, Chair for Caregivers Out of Isolation program, to declare October 27-31 as Caregivers Week in Newfoundland and Labrador - October 27, 2014.

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