Newfoundland and Labrador First Province to Sign Agreement with Government of Canada to Fund Innovative Treatment Options for Problematic Substance Use
June 29, 2018
The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, and the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health, announced the signing of a bilateral agreement under the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Treatment Fund yesterday at the health ministers meeting in Winnipeg.
Premier Ball Announces that the Voisey’s Bay Underground Mine Will Proceed with Construction this Summer
June 11, 2018
Today at an event in St. John’s, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced that the construction of the Voisey’s Bay underground mine will proceed this summer. Premier Ball was joined at the announcement by the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, and Eduardo Bartolomeo, Executive Director Base Metals, Vale.
June 7, 2018
Today, at an event marking the progress of the Corner Brook Long-Term Care Home, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced that the new 164-bed acute care hospital has advanced to the next stage of the procurement process. The continued progress highlights the Provincial Government’s commitment to improving access to health care.
June 5, 2018
The Provincial Government announced today that sites in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor have been selected as the future homes of two long-term care facilities in central Newfoundland.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Grow Industry and Promote Food Self-sufficiency in Newfoundland and Labrador
May 10, 2018
The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agrifood, announced details of programming under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership today to support growth in the agriculture and agrifoods sector in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.