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Oversight Committee Releases First Report on the Muskrat Falls Project

July 31, 2014

The Honourable Tom Marshall, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the release of the Oversight Committee’s first report on the Muskrat Falls Project.

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$2.8 Million Invested in Capital Works Funding for Portugal Cove-St. Phillip’s

July 30, 2014

The Provincial Government is joining with the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Phillip’s, to provide nearly $2.8 million in cost-shared funding to upgrade water and sewer servicing in the community. The Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, made the announcement today. The minister was joined by the Honourable Dave Brazil, Minister of Service NL and MHA for Conception Bay East - Bell Island, and Moses Tucker, Mayor of the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Phillip’s.

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World Heritage Site Plaques Unveiled at Red Bay, Labrador

July 23, 2014

The Red Bay Basque Whaling Station was officially celebrated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site today, with the unveiling of three plaques – one in English, one in French and one in Basque. The site, designated by the World Heritage Committee in 2013, includes the remains of 16th century Basque whaling ships and shore stations which once supported a thriving whaling industry. The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works and Minister Responsible for Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, attended the ceremony on behalf of the Provincial Government.

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$4.6 Million Contract Awarded for Upgrades to Hospital in St. Anthony

July 18, 2014

A $4.6 million contract has been awarded to complete upgrades and enhancements to the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony.

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Premier Announces Changes to Cabinet

July 17, 2014

The Honourable Tom Marshall, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced changes to his Cabinet today during a swearing-in ceremony at Government House. The following Cabinet appointments are effective immediately.

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Premier Marshall Outlines Major Energy Projects and Rapid Economic Growth in the Province at New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Meeting

July 16, 2014

The Honourable Tom Marshall, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, met with his colleagues at the 38th Annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) to discuss important issues affecting the region including collaboration on energy matters and cross jurisdictional trade and investment.

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Broadband Service Extended to Over 5,000 Additional Households

July 16, 2014

As a part of the Provincial Government’s commitment to providing leading edge telecommunications services and infrastructure, broadband coverage will be extended to an additional 5,086 households in 102 Newfoundland and Labrador communities. The Provincial Government will invest $4.6 million in this third phase of the Rural Broadband Initiative. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development.

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More than $17 Million in Contracts Awarded to Support Development of New Health Care Facilities in Corner Brook

July 10, 2014

Provincial Government investments totalling more than $17 million will support the development of a new regional hospital and long-term care facility in Corner Brook.

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Multi-million Dollar Investment Will Improve Recreational Infrastructure on the Burin Peninsula

July 9, 2014

With funding of more than $12 million from the Provincial and Federal Governments a 3,035 square metre multi-purpose recreational facility is being built in Marystown on the Burin Peninsula. The town is also contributing $2.4 million to the project. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency).

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New Gas Tax Funding Available for Newfoundland and Labrador Communities

July 9, 2014

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, celebrated today an agreement for the renewed federal Gas Tax Fund that provides predictable, stable funding for municipal infrastructure across Newfoundland and Labrador.

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