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Premier Appoints Gordon McIntosh as Deputy Minister of the Department of Natural Resources

December 6, 2016

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, together with the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, announced that Gordon McIntosh has been appointed to the role of Deputy Minister with the Department of Natural Resources.

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Premier Announces Enhanced Access to Crown Lands for Municipalities

November 30, 2016

In keeping with commitments set out in The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced a new policy for municipalities regarding lease-to-own arrangements. The new policy enables municipalities to access Crown lands within their municipal planning boundaries for economic development purposes through long-term leases with flexible payment options, including payment deferral until the development is generating revenue.

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Premier Officially Launches "The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador"

November 9, 2016

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, launched "The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador." The Vision will guide Provincial Government actions to achieve greater efficiency, strengthen the province’s economic foundation, enhance services, and improve outcomes to promote a healthy and prosperous province. The document is available online at www.gov.nl.ca/pdf/the_way_forward.pdfPDF.

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Provincial Government and Indigenous Leaders Make Significant Progress on Muskrat Falls Issues

October 26, 2016

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Innu Nation, Nunatsiavut Government, and the NunatuKavut Community Council met to address concerns regarding the health and well-being of the people of Labrador as related to the Muskrat Falls project.

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Premier Ball to Open The Way Forward: Shaping Our Future

October 7, 2016

On Tuesday, October 11, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will engage representatives from the business, community, labour and arts sectors at The Way Forward: Shaping Our Future to discuss its long-term approach to fostering success and innovation in the province.

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Provincial Government Establishes Public Inquiry into the Death of Donald Dunphy

September 23, 2016

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, today announced the appointment of the Honourable Justice Leo Barry of the Court of Appeal as Commissioner for a Commission of Inquiry respecting the death of Mr. Donald Dunphy in accordance with Part 1 of the Public Inquiries Act, 2006. The Terms of Reference for the inquiry, also announced today, are provided in the backgrounder below.

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Province’s First Canola Field Surpasses Expectations

September 23, 2016

This morning the harvest of the province’s first 30-acre canola field took place in Pasadena. The province’s first canola crop will help inform future activities and contribute to an increasingly innovative agriculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Octagon Pond Elementary Welcomes First Students Tomorrow

September 8, 2016

Octagon Pond Elementary School is ready to open its doors and welcome students for the new school year. The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, toured the new facility today together with Darrin Pike, CEO/Director of Education, and Milton Peach, Chair, as well as other representatives of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board.

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Minister Recognizes Newfoundland and Labrador Paralympians

September 7, 2016

Three athletes from Newfoundland and Labrador, Katarina Roxon of Stephenville (swimming), Liam Hickey of St. John's (wheelchair basketball) and Robyn Andrews of St. John's (equestrian) are competing in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The games run from September 7 to 18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh today congratulated the three athletes on earning the right to represent Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and wished them luck on behalf of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

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Government Investments Help Business Incubator Enhance Programming for New Businesses

September 1, 2016

The Genesis Centre, a business incubator at Memorial University of Newfoundland, will continue to help start-ups through existing and new programming, thanks in part to investments by the Federal and Provincial Government.

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  •  The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Cathy Bennett, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, sign the proclamation to proclaim Purple Ribbon Week in the province – November 25, 2016.

    Friday, November 25, 2016

    Purple Ribbon Flag Raised at Confederation Building

    The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Cathy Bennett, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, sign the proclamation to proclaim Purple Ribbon Week in the province – November 25, 2016.

  • Items seized following an investigation by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers in the Bay of Islands area.

    Friday, November 18, 2016

    Non-Resident Hunters Face Charges Following Investigation

    Items seized following an investigation by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers in the Bay of Islands area.

  • The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities, along with members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Down Syndrome Society proclaim Nov 1-7 as Down Syndrome Awareness Week.

    Tuesday, November 01, 2016

    Provincial Government Proclaims Down Syndrome Awareness Week

    The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities, along with members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Down Syndrome Society proclaim Nov 1-7 as Down Syndrome Awareness Week.

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