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Provincial Government Contributing $7.2 Million for Enhanced Patient Care Initiative

November 27, 2014

The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, joined with funding partners IBM and the Government of Canada to launch the Translational and Personalized Medicine Initiative (TPMI). The Provincial Government is contributing $7.2 million to a $50 million fund, which will be allocated over the next five years. Led by Memorial University, TPMI will bring the latest and most innovative discoveries in health research directly to patients in an effort to enhance care and treatment options.

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Minister Breaks Ground for the Maritime Link Project

November 26, 2014

The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources, today joined the Honourable Andrew Younger, Nova Scotia Minister of Energy, and Chris Huskilson, President and CEO of Emera, in a ground-breaking ceremony at the Bottom Brook construction site in Newfoundland and Labrador. The purpose of the event was to recognize the start of construction of the Maritime Link Project and to sign an industrial and employment benefits agreement for the project.

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Fifth Annual Purple Ribbon Campaign Continues to Raise Awareness of Violence Against Women

November 25, 2014

The Provincial Government is pleased to announce the fifth annual Purple Ribbon Campaign to increase public awareness and responsiveness to the issue of violence against women in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year’s Purple Ribbon Campaign was launched today at Confederation Building by the Honourable Judy Manning, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women. The minister was joined by representatives from community partners, including the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women and the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre.

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Premier Recognizes First Nickel Production at Long Harbour

November 19, 2014

The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today formally recognized and celebrated first nickel production at the Long Harbour processing plant.

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Province Engaging Citizens on Next Steps for Poverty Reduction Strategy

November 17, 2014

The Provincial Government is reaffirming its commitment to reducing poverty in Newfoundland and Labrador with the announcement of an engagement process that will inform the development of the Poverty Reduction Strategy’s next action plan.

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National Philanthropy Day Encourages Giving Back to the Community

November 14, 2014

The Provincial Government is joining community organizations throughout North America in recognizing tomorrow, November 15, as National Philanthropy Day. Celebrated each year, the day honours fundraising professionals who are changing lives and improving communities through their contributions of time, energy and resources.

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Consultations to Begin for Premier’s Summit on Health Care

November 13, 2014

Providing high-quality and accessible primary health care for the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador is a key priority of the Provincial Government. Recognizing this, and in keeping with the commitment made by the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Premier’s Summit on Health Care will be held on January 14, 2015 in St. John’s. To gather ideas and generate input to help shape the agenda for the summit, four public regional forums will take place beginning later this month. In addition, in advance of the summit the general public is invited to provide feedback electronically, by phone or by regular mail.

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Seniors Community Recreation Funding Supports Active Living

November 13, 2014

The Provincial Government is encouraging recreation committees and organizations province-wide to apply to the Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program. Funding is available to assist with the costs associated with recreational programming for seniors. Applications are now available online.

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Tender Called for New School in Paradise

November 12, 2014

A tender has been called to begin construction of a new school in Paradise to accommodate students in kindergarten to Grade 6.

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Minister Heads Canadian Delegation at International Education Conference

November 12, 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador played an integral role in the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, led the Canadian delegation at the international conference, which took place November 9-12 and included over 1,000 delegates from around the world.

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