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Premier Announces 2016 Independent Oil and Gas Resource Assessment

August 24, 2016

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, announced that Newfoundland and Labrador's 2016 independent resource assessment covering the area of the West Orphan Basin has identified 25.5 billion barrels of oil and 20.6 trillion cubic feet of gas potential.

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Over $6.2 Million Available for More Cost-Shared Infrastructure Projects

August 16, 2016

An additional 14 cost-shared municipal infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, valued at over $6.2 million, have been approved through the cost-shared Small Communities Fund. The Provincial Government is contributing more than $3.5 million to the projects; the Federal Government is providing over $2 million, and the remainder will be funded by the recipient municipalities.

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Provincial Government Announces Date for School Board Elections

August 16, 2016

On November 22, 2016, eligible voters across the province will be able to cast their vote to elect school board trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board and Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.

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Provincial Government Begins Review of Assessment Act, 2006

August 16, 2016

The Provincial Government is partnering with the Municipal Assessment Agency and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador to undertake a review of the Assessment Act, 2006. It is the first significant review of the legislation in the past 10 years.

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Provincial Government Invites Residents to Help Develop Immigration Strategy

August 12, 2016

Online and in-person consultations will be held with Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, as the Department of Advanced Education and Skills works to develop a new provincial immigration strategy. The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, attended the first roundtable discussion today at the Association for New Canadians in St. John's.

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Grant Proposal Submissions Invited for Accessible Taxi Program

July 20, 2016

Submissions are being invited for the 2016-17 Accessible Taxi Program to expand accessible transportation options in Newfoundland and Labrador. The program responds to transportation issues identified by the community of persons with disabilities and provides grants to assist taxi operators improve accessibility in their vehicle fleets.

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Mistaken Point Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

July 18, 2016

The coastline of Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The announcement was made yesterday by the World Heritage Committee in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Premier Opens Application Process for Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes

July 14, 2016

The Provincial Government is committed to building a K-12 education system which better engages students in learning and improves student outcomes. The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today began the process to select the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes with a mandate to examine the current system and recommend improvements.

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Over $150 Million Available for Water, Wastewater and Public Transit Systems

July 7, 2016

Over $150 million in cost-shared municipal funding has been made available to communities in Newfoundland and Labrador to support water, wastewater and public transit systems, as the result of an agreement to implement the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund in the province. The Federal Government is contributing a total of $75 million; the Provincial Government is contributing $44 million, and the remainder will be provided by the recipient municipalities.

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Provincial Government Announces Recipients of Student Employment Grants

July 4, 2016

High school students will have the opportunity to gain work experience this summer with 2,800 weeks of available employment. This will create 469 jobs supported through the Student Summer Employment Program – High School and made possible via $780,000 in funding. This program allows non-profit organizations throughout the province to avail of a wage subsidy to assist with the hiring of high school students for the summer.

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