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Premier Announces Appointments to Advisory Council on Crime and Community Safety

January 23, 2015

The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the member appointments to the Premier's Advisory Council on Crime and Community Safety. The council will examine all aspects of crime in Newfoundland and Labrador and recommend new strategies to prevent and reduce criminal activity and enhance safety in the province.

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Provincial Government Releases New Datasets Under Open Government Initiative

January 22, 2015

With a commitment to making unique collections of information available to the public,the Provincial Government today announced the release of eight additional datasets through the Open Government Initiative for use free of charge by residents. The datasets include preliminary data from the volunteer and non-profit sector census being carried out by government, provincial and regional population projections to the year 2035, and a collection of administrative region mapping files. Further information about the eight new datasets can be found in the backgrounder below.

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New Program Promotes Proper Antibiotics Usage

January 19, 2015

A new antibiotic adherence program is being launched to focus on the effective and appropriate use of antibiotics. This program, which will be available to clients of the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program, is among the first of its kind in the country to be led by pharmacists and involves an initial consultation and follow-up with patients who are receiving antibiotics. The long-term goal of the program is to address the issue of antibiotic resistance. Pharmacists will implement the program beginning on January 26, 2015.

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Partnership with ParticipACTION Focuses on More Time for Active Play

January 19, 2015

The Provincial Government is partnering with ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada, in the new Make Room for Play physical activity campaign which calls on Canadian families to cut down on screen time and encourage more active play.

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Samantha Marsh Named Flag Bearer for 2015 Canada Winter Games

January 14, 2015

Target shooter Samantha Marsh has been named Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s flag bearer for the 2015 Canada Winter Games, taking place February 13 to March 1 in Prince George, British Columbia. The announcement was made at an athletes’ rally held Tuesday evening, January 13, at the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre (Powerplex) in St. John’s.

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Applications Available for Age-Friendly Grants Program

January 13, 2015

Applications are now available for the Provincial Government’s Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador (AFNL) Grants Program, which provides up to $200,000 annually to assist incorporated municipalities and Aboriginal governments, as well as local senior’s organizations and groups, to become more involved in creating age-friendly communities.

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Provincial Government Invites Applications for Wellness Grants

January 7, 2015

Eligible non-profit groups and organizations are being invited to apply for funding through the Provincial Government’s Health and Wellness Grants Program. The deadline is January 28, 2015.

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Healthy Eating Guide Offers Support for Healthy Aging

January 5, 2015

One of the many well-received initiatives of the recently-established Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, has been the release of Easy, Tasty…Nutritious, Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging, a guide for seniors that provides information to encourage healthy eating – from planning to putting meals on the table.

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Enhancing Mental Health and Addictions Care a Priority for the Provincial Government

January 2, 2015

Advancing mental health and addictions continues to be a key focus for the Provincial Government. In 2015, increased emphasis will be placed on this area as a new comprehensive mental health and addictions strategy is developed. The strategy will be a guiding document, developed in consultation with key stakeholders and the general public that will shape a new plan to enhance mental health and addictions services for all residents.

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Provincial Government Highlights Success of Skills Training Programs

December 29, 2014

Over 7,300 individuals across Newfoundland and Labrador participated in skills training programs in 2014, including skills development, apprentice supports, employment development supports and training supports for persons with disabilities.

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  • The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, has his lung capacity tested at Quit. Breathe. Live., an event held to highlight Weedless Wednesday (January 21) and National Non-Smoking Week. The event was held at the Mews Centre in St. John’s.

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Ministerial Statement- Weedless Wednesday Provides Opportunity to Quit Smoking

    The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, has his lung capacity tested at Quit. Breathe. Live., an event held to highlight Weedless Wednesday (January 21) and National Non-Smoking Week. The event was held at the Mews Centre in St. John’s.

  • Kevin Parsons, MHA for Cape St. Francis, the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development and Elio Antunes, President and CEO of ParticipACTION joined Grades 5 and 6 students at Holy Trinity Elementary today for the announcement of the Provincial Government’s partnership with ParticipACTION – January 19, 2015

    Monday, January 19, 2015

    Partnership with ParticipACTION Focuses on More Time for Active Play

    Kevin Parsons, MHA for Cape St. Francis, the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development and Elio Antunes, President and CEO of ParticipACTION joined Grades 5 and 6 students at Holy Trinity Elementary today for the announcement of the Provincial Government’s partnership with ParticipACTION – January 19, 2015

  • The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, joins Team Newfoundland and Labrador flag bearer Samantha Marsh, who will compete in target shooting at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, British Columbia in February.

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    Samantha Marsh Named Flag Bearer for 2015 Canada Winter Games

    The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, joins Team Newfoundland and Labrador flag bearer Samantha Marsh, who will compete in target shooting at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, British Columbia in February.

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