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Grant Proposal Submissions Invited for Accessible Taxi Program

July 20, 2016

Submissions are being invited for the 2016-17 Accessible Taxi Program to expand accessible transportation options in Newfoundland and Labrador. The program responds to transportation issues identified by the community of persons with disabilities and provides grants to assist taxi operators improve accessibility in their vehicle fleets.

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Mistaken Point Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

July 18, 2016

The coastline of Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The announcement was made yesterday by the World Heritage Committee in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Premier Opens Application Process for Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes

July 14, 2016

The Provincial Government is committed to building a K-12 education system which better engages students in learning and improves student outcomes. The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today began the process to select the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes with a mandate to examine the current system and recommend improvements.

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Over $150 Million Available for Water, Wastewater and Public Transit Systems

July 7, 2016

Over $150 million in cost-shared municipal funding has been made available to communities in Newfoundland and Labrador to support water, wastewater and public transit systems, as the result of an agreement to implement the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund in the province. The Federal Government is contributing a total of $75 million; the Provincial Government is contributing $44 million, and the remainder will be provided by the recipient municipalities.

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Provincial Government Announces Recipients of Student Employment Grants

July 4, 2016

High school students will have the opportunity to gain work experience this summer with 2,800 weeks of available employment. This will create 469 jobs supported through the Student Summer Employment Program – High School and made possible via $780,000 in funding. This program allows non-profit organizations throughout the province to avail of a wage subsidy to assist with the hiring of high school students for the summer.

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Over $8.3 Million Available for Municipal Capital Works Projects

June 30, 2016

The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, today announced over $8.3 million worth of cost-shared projects approved through the Provincial Government's 2016-17 Municipal Capital Works program.

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Minister Outlines Road Work in the Central Region for 2016-17 Construction Season

June 30, 2016

Through the Provincial Roads Program, seven road maintenance and rehabilitation tenders have been issued with work getting underway throughout the central region this construction season. The tenders are a result of a $62 million investment in the program this year.

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Government Funding Paves the Way for Better Mobility and Economic Growth in Labrador

June 27, 2016

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announced more than $63 million in joint funding to pave another 160 kilometres of the Trans-Labrador Highway's gravel surface with asphalt.

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Federal and Provincial Governments Recognize 150th Anniversary of the Laying of the First Transatlantic Cable

June 27, 2016

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the first successful transatlantic cable landing on July 27 and to ensure the milestone is appropriately recognized for years to come, the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador are investing in the Town of Heart's Content event celebrations. The announcement was made in Heart's Content today by the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, in behalf of the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, and the Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista - Burin - Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

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Newfoundland and Labrador to Welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

June 24, 2016

July 1, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel. Newfoundland and Labrador is honoured to host Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, to the province from June 28 to July 1, recognizing her official role in this historic commemoration.

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  • The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, sign a partnership agreement that will help foreign-trained workers in Newfoundland and Labrador improve their credential recognition. Details of the agreement were announced at the Association for New Canadians in St. John's – July 22, 2016.

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    Federal and Provincial Governments Take Action to Help Newcomers Find Employment in their Fields

    The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, sign a partnership agreement that will help foreign-trained workers in Newfoundland and Labrador improve their credential recognition. Details of the agreement were announced at the Association for New Canadians in St. John's – July 22, 2016.

  • Items seized after two males from Robert’s Arm were arrested for illegally netting salmon.

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Fish and Wildlife Officers Apprehend Serious Salmon and Trout Abusers

    Items seized after two males from Robert’s Arm were arrested for illegally netting salmon.

  • The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, was in Quebec City this week (July 5-7) for the annual meeting of Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Local Government. Ministers discussed issues of common interest, including municipal finances, community planning, the modernization of local governance, and municipal infrastructure. The meeting included an opportunity to discuss federal infrastructure programs with the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

    Friday, July 08, 2016

    Provincial-Territorial Ministers Discuss Infrastructure Challenges

    The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, was in Quebec City this week (July 5-7) for the annual meeting of Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Local Government. Ministers discussed issues of common interest, including municipal finances, community planning, the modernization of local governance, and municipal infrastructure. The meeting included an opportunity to discuss federal infrastructure programs with the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

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