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National Forest Week Celebrates Value of Forest Sector

September 18, 2014

The Provincial Government is inviting residents to celebrate National Forest Week, from September 21 to 27. The theme, Sunrise in the Forest, recognizes an industry that is diverse, innovative, sustainable and renewable.

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Provincial Delegation Pursues Skilled Labour at International Expos

September 18, 2014

The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, is leading a delegation to participate in two Working International Expo events to help attract skilled workers and meet labour demands in Newfoundland and Labrador. The first event begins this Saturday, September 20, in London, England, followed by the Dublin, Ireland, event on Wednesday, September 24.

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$4.5 Million Investment Improves Municipal Infrastructure in the District of Placentia - St. Mary’s

September 16, 2014

The District of Placentia - St. Mary’s is benefiting from a $4.5 million cost-shared investment to upgrade water and sewer systems and improve roads in the area. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, along with the Honourable Felix Collins, Attorney General and MHA for Placentia - St. Mary’s.

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Fire Services in District of Placentia - St. Mary’s Benefit from $287, 000 Investment

September 16, 2014

A new fire truck for St. Bride’s and firefighting equipment for communities throughout the District of Placentia - St. Mary’s were announced today in the community of St. Bride’s. The announcement was made by the Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador, together with Felix Collins, MHA for Placentia - St. Mary’s.

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Province Hosts Prestigious OCEANS’14 Conference

September 15, 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to host OCEANS’14, one of the world’s most diverse and prestigious ocean technology conferences. Taking place this week in St. John’s, this international conference will promote the province’s expanding ocean technology sector and Arctic exploration potential. The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, will participate in the conference’s welcoming event tonight, as well as address delegates at the conference’s opening ceremony tomorrow (Tuesday, September 16).

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Provincial Government Provides Update on Waste Management Strategy

September 10, 2014

The Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy is the largest regionalization project in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador, with its goal to modernize waste management in the province by 2020. Today, the Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, provided an update on the ongoing implementation of the strategy.

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$7 Million Provincial-Federal Investment Further Develops Cranberry Industry

September 10, 2014

Today, an investment of $7 million to further develop the provincial cranberry industry was announced by the Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, and Senator Norman Doyle, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency). The event took place at Berry Good Farms near Grand Falls-Windsor.

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Premier Announces Council of the Federation Literacy Award Recipient on International Literacy Day

September 8, 2014

The Honourable Tom Marshall, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced today that Linda Anne Richards of St. John’s is the provincial recipient of the 2014 Council of the Federation Literacy Award for her achievements in literacy. Ms. Richards is one of 14 recipients across Canada to receive the distinguished award. September 8 also marks International Literacy Day.

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New Measures Promote Increased Sales Opportunities for Cod Harvesters

September 4, 2014

The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, announced a number of new measures today to provide cod harvesters more opportunity to sell their catch and to promote increased use of available quota. As a one-year pilot project, the Provincial Government will now permit seafood buyers from outside the province to purchase 3Ps Atlantic Cod from local harvesters. Additionally, active provincial plants that formerly processed cod and other groundfish will be able to reinstate their processing authorization for this year. The Provincial Government will also temporarily authorize provincially-based retail processors to market their cod outside the province to stimulate more sales.

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Full-Day Kindergarten Planning Moving Forward

August 27, 2014

Planning for full-day Kindergarten, announced in Budget 2014: Shared Prosperity, Fair Society, Balanced Outlook, is well underway and the program is on track for implementation province-wide in September 2016. The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Education, provided a full-day Kindergarten update today (Wednesday, August 27) to participants at Play the Kindergarten Way, a two-day workshop focusing on early literacy development and play-based learning.

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