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Newfoundland and Labrador First Province to Sign Agreement with Government of Canada to Fund Innovative Treatment Options for Problematic Substance Use

June 29, 2018

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, and the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health, announced the signing of a bilateral agreement under the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Treatment Fund yesterday at the health ministers meeting in Winnipeg.

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Premier Ball Announces that the Voisey’s Bay Underground Mine Will Proceed with Construction this Summer

June 11, 2018

Today at an event in St. John’s, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced that the construction of the Voisey’s Bay underground mine will proceed this summer. Premier Ball was joined at the announcement by the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, and Eduardo Bartolomeo, Executive Director Base Metals, Vale.

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Milestones Reached in Development of Western Newfoundland Health Care Campus

June 7, 2018

Today, at an event marking the progress of the Corner Brook Long-Term Care Home, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced that the new 164-bed acute care hospital has advanced to the next stage of the procurement process. The continued progress highlights the Provincial Government’s commitment to improving access to health care.

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Sites Selected for Long-Term Care Facilities in Central Newfoundland

June 5, 2018

The Provincial Government announced today that sites in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor have been selected as the future homes of two long-term care facilities in central Newfoundland.

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Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Grow Industry and Promote Food Self-sufficiency in Newfoundland and Labrador

May 10, 2018

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agrifood, announced details of programming under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership today to support growth in the agriculture and agrifoods sector in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Premier Ball Launches Next Phase of Actions Through The Way Forward

April 24, 2018

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, revealed the next phase of The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador. This new phase of actions focuses on improving services and outcomes for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, while building on prior work to deliver a stronger economic foundation, and achieve a more efficient public sector.

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Newfoundland and Labrador and Québec partner to develop the Labrador Trough and enhance road infrastructure

April 12, 2018

The governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Québec are working together to grow their respective economies by developing the Labrador Trough and improving road infrastructure. This collaboration will facilitate the development of mining potential, as well as promote the creation of high quality jobs to benefit Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in both provinces. The two provinces will also work together to improve transportation infrastructure, further developing an economic corridor that links Newfoundland and Labrador to Québec.

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Premier Ball Announces Plan for New Adult Mental Health and Addictions Facility and Expanded Community-Based Services

March 29, 2018

Supported by $6.1 million in Budget 2018 - Building for Our Future, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced that a new 94-bed, state-of-the-art mental health and addictions facility will be built in St. John’s. The new facility will be built on the Health Sciences Centre campus and will be connected to the existing hospital with site work expected to begin in summer 2019. A new parking garage will also be built on the site to add extra parking capacity.

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Building for Our Future – Budget 2018 Focused on Delivering Valuable Programs and Services While Returning to Surplus

March 27, 2018

The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, today released Budget 2018: Building for Our Future, which confirms that Newfoundland and Labrador is on track to return to surplus in 2022-23 despite a challenging fiscal environment. Building for Our Future continues government’s balanced approach to supporting communities and families throughout the province while helping to create new business and employment opportunities.

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Premier Ball Announces over $10 Million Investment in Municipal Capital Works

March 21, 2018

The Provincial Government is investing $10.6 million in Municipal Capital Works as a part of its three-year municipal infrastructure program.

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  • Minister Gambin-Walsh signs proclamation to recognize July as Automobile Heritage Month, joined by (L-R) Parliamentary Secretary, Bernard Davis; Bob Ford, National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada - Newfoundland Director; Bob Ford Jr. National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada - Membership Director; and, Mel Gregory - Newfoundland Antique & Classic Car Club President.

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    July Declared Automotive Heritage Month

    Minister Gambin-Walsh signs proclamation to recognize July as Automobile Heritage Month, joined by (L-R) Parliamentary Secretary, Bernard Davis; Bob Ford, National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada - Newfoundland Director; Bob Ford Jr. National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada - Membership Director; and, Mel Gregory - Newfoundland Antique & Classic Car Club President.

  • The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, and Bernard Davis, MHA for Virginia Waters-Pleasantville, joined leaders of the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador for a prayer service during Ramadan at the Masjid-an-Noor Mosque in St. John’s. Pictured are, from left: MHA Davis, Minister Hawkins, Mansoor Pirzada, Haseen Khan, Moein Shahwan, and Kamrul Islam.

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    Provincial Government Wishes Muslim Newfoundlanders and Labradorians a Happy Eid al-Fitr

    The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, and Bernard Davis, MHA for Virginia Waters-Pleasantville, joined leaders of the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador for a prayer service during Ramadan at the Masjid-an-Noor Mosque in St. John’s. Pictured are, from left: MHA Davis, Minister Hawkins, Mansoor Pirzada, Haseen Khan, Moein Shahwan, and Kamrul Islam.

  • Photo: Indigenous leaders and elected officials attending the Indigenous Leaders Roundtable included: Front (l-r): Isabella Pain and President Johannes Lampe, Nunatsiavut; Jennifer Hefler-Elson, Labrador Friendship Centre; Dorothy George, Newfoundland Native Women’s Association; Honourable Premier Dwight Ball; Kim Campbell-McLean, AnânauKatiget Tumingit Regional Inuit Women’s Association; Todd Russell, NunatuKavut Community Council; Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister, Children, Seniors and Social Development; Peter Penashue, Innu Nation. Back (l-r): David Wells, Mi’kmaq First Nations Assembly of Newfoundland; Chief Brendan Mitchell, Qalipu First Nation; Patrick Park Tighe, People of the Dawn Friendship Centre; Randy Edmunds, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier; Bart Jack, Innu Nation; Ivan White, Flat Bay Indian Band; Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister, Fisheries and Land Resources; Scott Reid, MHA, St. George’s-Humber; and Sharon Williston, Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network. Missing from photo were: Chris Sheppard, St. John’s Native Friendship Centre; Honourable John Haggie, Minister, Health and Community Services; John Finn, MHA, Stephenville-Port au Port; Chief Misel Joe and Teresa O’Keefe, Miawpukek First Nation, Alison White, Qalipu First Nation; Mark Browne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation; and Gerry Osmond, Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation.

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    Indigenous Leaders Roundtable Provides Forum for Discussion on Matters of Common Interest

    Photo: Indigenous leaders and elected officials attending the Indigenous Leaders Roundtable included: Front (l-r): Isabella Pain and President Johannes Lampe, Nunatsiavut; Jennifer Hefler-Elson, Labrador Friendship Centre; Dorothy George, Newfoundland Native Women’s Association; Honourable Premier Dwight Ball; Kim Campbell-McLean, AnânauKatiget Tumingit Regional Inuit Women’s Association; Todd Russell, NunatuKavut Community Council; Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister, Children, Seniors and Social Development; Peter Penashue, Innu Nation. Back (l-r): David Wells, Mi’kmaq First Nations Assembly of Newfoundland; Chief Brendan Mitchell, Qalipu First Nation; Patrick Park Tighe, People of the Dawn Friendship Centre; Randy Edmunds, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier; Bart Jack, Innu Nation; Ivan White, Flat Bay Indian Band; Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister, Fisheries and Land Resources; Scott Reid, MHA, St. George’s-Humber; and Sharon Williston, Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network. Missing from photo were: Chris Sheppard, St. John’s Native Friendship Centre; Honourable John Haggie, Minister, Health and Community Services; John Finn, MHA, Stephenville-Port au Port; Chief Misel Joe and Teresa O’Keefe, Miawpukek First Nation, Alison White, Qalipu First Nation; Mark Browne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation; and Gerry Osmond, Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation.

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