October 31, 2014
The provincial seasonal influenza vaccine program has expanded and is now available free of charge to all residents age six months and older through physician and public health clinics. In addition, for the first time in this province, authorized pharmacists will also be able to provide the influenza vaccination. Pharmacists will be providing vaccines free of charge to Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program clients and other patients will pay a fee for this service.
October 29, 2014
An age-friendly park, complete with walking trails, benches, green spaces, gazebos, a tobogganing hill, and a community garden was officially opened in Clarenville today as the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, joined the Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Finance and MHA for Trinity North, and community leaders and partners, to mark the completion of a project three years in the making.
October 29, 2014
The Provincial Government is investing $300,000 in an after-school physical activity program, Participation Nation Unplugged, which is designed to provide school-aged children with recreational options that promote an active lifestyle and overall wellness. The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, made the announcement today, in partnership with School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador, at St. Matthew’s School in St. John’s.
October 28, 2014
The Provincial Government is investing more than $225,000 to enhance firefighting capabilities in the District of Ferryland. The Honourable Judy Manning, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs and MHA for the District of Ferryland, have announced that funding is being provided for the purchase of a rescue vehicle and fire equipment for several communities in the district.
October 27, 2014
Corner Brook was booming with local musical talent, outstanding performances and industry leaders this past weekend, as the city played host to the 22nd Annual MusicNL Awards Gala. The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Darin King, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, presented awards at the gala last night (Sunday, October 26). The gala was the finale to a week of workshops, roundtables, songwriters’ circles and other activities dedicated to musical artists in Newfoundland and Labrador.
October 24, 2014
Today, the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, unveiled the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil in a ceremony at the Confederation Building in St. John’s. The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, joined the Premier for the presentation of a Canadian Flag which was flown previously in Afghanistan. The ceremony was attended by veterans, members of Canada’s Armed Forces and families of those who lost their lives during service.
October 23, 2014
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to strongly support the National Aboriginal Women’s Summit. On October 21-22, a Provincial Government delegation led by the Honourable Keith Russell, Minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, and the Honourable Judy Manning, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, attended the most recent summit at Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador also provided financial support for provincial Aboriginal organizations to attend the Summit as well.
October 22, 2014
With support of the Provincial Government, the Fish Food and Allied Workers union (FFAW) and the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, will continue an in-depth study of the Atlantic halibut stock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, today announced $79,700 to support research into the migration patterns and behaviour of Atlantic halibut through satellite tagging, and $27,530 to advance scientific data collection through conventional tagging.
October 21, 2014
The Honourable Steve Kent, Minister of Health and Community Services, today provided information on preparations being undertaken to enhance readiness in the event of a suspected case of Ebola in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Small Business Week Celebrates the Contributions of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Small Business Community
October 20, 2014
To mark this year’s Small Business Week, the Honourable Darin King, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, will be joining the province’s business community, entrepreneurs and economic development groups in celebrating the significant social and economic contributions small businesses make throughout the province.