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Government Funding Paves the Way for Better Mobility and Economic Growth in Labrador

June 27, 2016

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announced more than $63 million in joint funding to pave another 160 kilometres of the Trans-Labrador Highway's gravel surface with asphalt.

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Federal and Provincial Governments Recognize 150th Anniversary of the Laying of the First Transatlantic Cable

June 27, 2016

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the first successful transatlantic cable landing on July 27 and to ensure the milestone is appropriately recognized for years to come, the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador are investing in the Town of Heart's Content event celebrations. The announcement was made in Heart's Content today by the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, in behalf of the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, and the Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista - Burin - Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

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Newfoundland and Labrador to Welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

June 24, 2016

July 1, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel. Newfoundland and Labrador is honoured to host Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, to the province from June 28 to July 1, recognizing her official role in this historic commemoration.

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$9.3 Million Strengthens Work Experience through Job Creation

June 20, 2016

The first round of Job Creation Partnerships has been announced for 2016-17 by the Provincial Government with $9.3 million in funding approved for 219 projects to employ over 1,000 individuals. The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, provided details of approvals at an event in Corner Brook this morning.

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Province Supports International Business Development Opportunities

June 15, 2016

The Provincial Government, in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women (NLOWE), is supporting local women entrepreneurs to participate in two international trade shows this month. The Provincial Government has invested $11,500 to assist three local companies with their international business development activities.

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Research & Development Corporation: RDC Investing $2.2 Million to Support Sensor Technology

June 15, 2016

The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing over $2.2 million in five commercial projects to support sensor-related research, technology development and demonstration in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development and Minister Responsible for the Research & Development Corporation, made the announcement today at RDC in St. John’s.

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Wellness Rewards App Rolls Into Newfoundland & Labrador

June 14, 2016

Carrot Rewards, a free mobile app that rewards Canadians for living healthier lives, launched today in Newfoundland and Labrador. Harnessing the popularity of loyalty points and the prevalence of smartphones, Carrot Rewards allows users to earn points from participating loyalty programs for making better lifestyle choices.

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Offshore Exploration Program Shows Positive Results

June 10, 2016

Today's announcement by Statoil, providing results of its offshore exploration program, is good news for Newfoundland and Labrador as it confirms the presence of hydrocarbons in the Baccalieu and Bay de Verde prospects in addition to the Bay du Nord, Harpoon and Mizzen discoveries.

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Participation in SEUS-CP Meetings Produces Positive Outcomes

June 10, 2016

The Provincial Government’s strategic partnership with the Southern United States – Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS-CP) continues to enhance and develop economic opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, participated in the 9th Annual SEUS-CP Conference, May 26-28, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Anaconda Mining Receives Support to Expand Operations

June 6, 2016

The Provincial Government is supporting Anaconda Mining in its efforts to expand is operations through a $400,000 repayable loan under the Business Investment Program and a $100,000 investment through the Business Development Support Program. The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced the support at the 29th Annual Baie Verte Mining Conference on June 3.

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  • The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Julia Mullaley, Clerk of the Executive Council, presented the Public Service Award of Excellence to three individuals and four teams – June 15, 2016.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Premier Recognizes Employees with Public Service Award of Excellence

    The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Julia Mullaley, Clerk of the Executive Council, presented the Public Service Award of Excellence to three individuals and four teams – June 15, 2016.

  • (L to R) Archeologist Bill Gilbert, MHA Betty Parsley and the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, toured Cupid's Cove Plantation earlier today - June 1, 2016.

    Wednesday, June 01, 2016

    Heritage Organizations Receive Over $830,000 in Operational Support

    (L to R) Archeologist Bill Gilbert, MHA Betty Parsley and the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, toured Cupid's Cove Plantation earlier today - June 1, 2016.

  • The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, and Parliamentary Secretary Colin Holloway chatted with staff during their tour of The Commissariat Provincial Historic Site earlier this morning in St. John's.

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Provincial Historic Sites Open for 2016 Season

    The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, and Parliamentary Secretary Colin Holloway chatted with staff during their tour of The Commissariat Provincial Historic Site earlier this morning in St. John's.

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