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Provincial Government Launches Early Learning and Child Care Directory

September 2, 2015

Families with young children now have the opportunity to easily access information on regulated child care services and family resource centres located throughout Newfoundland and Labrador using an online interactive database. The new Early Learning and Child Care Directory was launched today and can be viewed at childcare.gov.nl.ca.

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Provincial Government Continues Investment in Growing Aquaculture Industry

September 2, 2015

The Provincial Government is investing $1.5 million in economic infrastructure and an expanding aquaculture industry on the south coast which will see the refurbishment of the Harbour Breton wharf and the introduction of new technology at the fish plant. This investment will allow the plant to reopen this fall, creating approximately 100 jobs.

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Provincial Government Proclaims Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 1, 2015

September is being recognized as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Newfoundland and Labrador in a continued effort to encourage prevention and early detection.

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Provincial Government Invests Over $1 Million in Health Care on the Burin Peninsula

August 31, 2015

An investment of over $1 million by the Provincial Government will support the purchase of new equipment and infrastructure upgrades at health care facilities on the Burin Peninsula.

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MacDonald Drive Junior High to Receive Exterior Upgrades

August 27, 2015

Window and door replacements highlight a $1.7 million investment in upgrades to MacDonald Drive Junior High in St. John’s.

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Central Regional Service Board Celebrates Official Opening of New Materials Recovery Facility

August 27, 2015

The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Allan Scott, Chairperson of the Central Regional Service Board, announced the official opening of the new materials recovery facility in Norris Arm today.

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Flood Mapping Study Will Help Town Adapt to Climate Change

August 26, 2015

The Department of Environment and Conservation has completed a climate change flood risk mapping study for the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's.

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$20 Million Contract Awarded for New Conception Bay South K-7 School

August 25, 2015

A contract has been awarded to construct a new school in Conception Bay South. The school will accommodate 600 students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 upon opening and is designed for possible future expansion. Valued at $20 million, the contract will see completion of the entire building including a soccer field and playground.

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Provincial Government Announces Capital Works Projects in Labrador

August 25, 2015

Three Labrador communities, Hopedale, L'Anse au Loup and West St. Modeste, will receive funding from the Provincial Government to assist with municipal infrastructure upgrades. The $1.1 million cost-shared investment is in addition to over $11.5 million provided to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador City and Wabush through the 2014-17 multi-year capital works program.

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Premier Names 2016 Labrador Winter Games Board of Directors

August 24, 2015

Preparations for the 2016 Labrador Winter Games are officially underway, as the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, officially announced the 14-member board of directors during an event today (Monday, August 24) at the E.J. Broomfield Arena in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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  • A salmon that was damaged due to illegal jigging in the Bottom Brook area near Lewisporte in central Newfoundland.

    Wednesday, September 02, 2015

    Off-Duty Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers Apprehend Alleged Salmon Poachers

    A salmon that was damaged due to illegal jigging in the Bottom Brook area near Lewisporte in central Newfoundland.

  • The Honourable Steve Kent, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Community Services, is joined by Matthew Piercey, Executive Director, Canadian Cancer Society – Newfoundland and Labrador Division; and Tolson Chapman, Member of the Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group and Prostate Cancer Survivor, to sign the proclamation to recognize Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – September 2015.

    Tuesday, September 01, 2015

    Provincial Government Proclaims Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    The Honourable Steve Kent, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Community Services, is joined by Matthew Piercey, Executive Director, Canadian Cancer Society – Newfoundland and Labrador Division; and Tolson Chapman, Member of the Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group and Prostate Cancer Survivor, to sign the proclamation to recognize Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – September 2015.

  • Provincial Health Ministers met today at the Halifax Club - The Honourable Steve Kent, Newfoundland and Labrador, Minister of Health and Community Services; The Honourable Leo Glavine, Nova Scotia, Minister of Health and Wellness; The Honourable Doug Currie, Prince Edward Island,  Minister of Health and Wellness; and the Honourable Victor Boudreau, New Brunswick, Minister of Health – August 19, 2015.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Atlantic Health Ministers Work Together to Improve Health Outcomes

    Provincial Health Ministers met today at the Halifax Club - The Honourable Steve Kent, Newfoundland and Labrador, Minister of Health and Community Services; The Honourable Leo Glavine, Nova Scotia, Minister of Health and Wellness; The Honourable Doug Currie, Prince Edward Island, Minister of Health and Wellness; and the Honourable Victor Boudreau, New Brunswick, Minister of Health – August 19, 2015.

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