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Provincial Government Reduces Temporary Gas Tax

April 6, 2017

As part of Budget 2017: Realizing Our Potential, the Provincial Government has committed to reduce the temporary gas tax by 75 per cent by December 1, 2017.

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Budget 2017: Realizing Our Potential - Province to Achieve Fiscal Targets

April 6, 2017

Today, the Honourable Cathy Bennett, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, released Budget 2017: Realizing Our Potential. Budget 2017 confirms the Provincial Government will exceed its fiscal targets for 2016-17 as a result of lowering spending within government, employing an overall approach that ensures all spending decisions are justified on an annual basis, and creating a more modern and effective public service. The Provincial Government remains on track to meet its deficit reduction target in Budget 2017 and return to surplus in 2022-23.

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Advancing The Way Forward: Premier Ball Delivers Report Card and Next Phase of Actions

March 27, 2017

Today the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, delivered a report card on the first phase of initiatives launched last November as part of The Way Forward, and announced a new phase of actions for the coming year.

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All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions Releases Report and Recommendations

March 24, 2017

Newfoundland and Labrador’s All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions has completed its mandate, today releasing its report and recommendations to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Premier Ball Releases Multi-Year Infrastructure Plan and Outlines Priority Investments for Five Years

March 17, 2017

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced a multi-year plan for infrastructure investments.

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Provincial Government Announces New Municipal Infrastructure Program

March 13, 2017

Today, as part of Budget 2017, the Provincial Government introduced a new three-year municipal infrastructure program and a call for applications from interested communities.

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Province Remembers Anniversary of Cougar Flight 491 Crash

March 10, 2017

The Provincial Government is recognizing the anniversary of the Cougar Flight 491 tragedy that occurred eight years ago on March 12, 2009. A memorial service for those who passed away as a result of the crash will be held on Sunday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church on Waterford Bridge Road in St. John’s. The public is encouraged to attend to remember those who perished and to offer condolences to their families and friends.

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Highway Traffic Act Changes Aim to Reduce Impaired Driving

March 2, 2017

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is taking important steps toward improving public safety by introducing amendments to the Highway Traffic Act to strengthen impaired driving laws.

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Provincial Government Implements Flatter, Leaner Management Structure

February 22, 2017

Today the Provincial Government announced the continuation of the implementation of a Flatter, Leaner Management Structure. A detailed review of departmental structures and management subordinate reporting relationships has been completed, resulting in the net reduction of 287 management (HL pay scale) level positions from core government.

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Premier Ball Announces New Acute Care Regional Hospital for Western Newfoundland

February 17, 2017

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today confirmed the Provincial Government’s commitment to construct a new acute care regional hospital in Corner Brook.

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  • The Council on Higher Education convened on March 23, 2017. Pictured are, back row, from left:  Genevieve Dooling, Deputy Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour; Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President of Memorial University; Elizabeth Kidd, President/CEO (A) of College of the North Atlantic; and Alex Noel, Student Representative for Memorial University. Front row, from left:  Iris Petten, Chair of Memorial University’s Board of Regents; the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour; Cheryl Stagg, Chair of College of the North Atlantic’s Board of Governors. Absent: Chris Sheaves, Student Representative – College of the North Atlantic.

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Minister Byrne Convenes Council on Higher Education

    The Council on Higher Education convened on March 23, 2017. Pictured are, back row, from left: Genevieve Dooling, Deputy Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour; Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President of Memorial University; Elizabeth Kidd, President/CEO (A) of College of the North Atlantic; and Alex Noel, Student Representative for Memorial University. Front row, from left: Iris Petten, Chair of Memorial University’s Board of Regents; the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour; Cheryl Stagg, Chair of College of the North Atlantic’s Board of Governors. Absent: Chris Sheaves, Student Representative – College of the North Atlantic.

  • New Brunswick hosted Atlantic Ministers Forum on the Status of Women, February 8, 2016. From left: Paula Biggar of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, Newfoundland Labrador MHA Lisa Dempster and Nova Scotia representative Joanne Bernard.

    Thursday, February 09, 2017

    Newfoundland and Labrador Participates in Atlantic Ministers Forum on the Status of Women

    New Brunswick hosted Atlantic Ministers Forum on the Status of Women, February 8, 2016. From left: Paula Biggar of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, Newfoundland Labrador MHA Lisa Dempster and Nova Scotia representative Joanne Bernard.

  • A collapsed bridge on a branch line of the T’Railway Provincial Park, approximately 15.5 kilometres west of Buchans Junction.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Public Advisory: Branch Line off T’Railway Closed in Central Newfoundland

    A collapsed bridge on a branch line of the T’Railway Provincial Park, approximately 15.5 kilometres west of Buchans Junction.

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