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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 form 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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Central NL Farmer Using Growing Forward 2 Funding to Expand Unique Market

August 26, 2016

Romaine, Green Leaf, Red Leaf and Boston Bibb lettuce; root crops, berries, fresh herbs and preserves are a sampling of the locally-produced, fresh items offered at Mark's Market, a Wooddale-based business that is celebrating its official opening today. The Federal and Provincial Governments have invested $172,500 to help expand the local farmers market in order to boost the economy and strengthen the Newfoundland and Labrador agriculture industry.

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Province Seeing Increases in Tourism Visitation

August 25, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador is a leading tourism destination, offering authentic experiences which showcase the province's heritage, pristine natural environment and people. Up to the end of June 2016, the province's tourism sector is seeing increases in auto and air visitation over the same reported period in 2015.

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Premier Announces 2016 Independent Oil and Gas Resource Assessment

August 24, 2016

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, announced that Newfoundland and Labrador's 2016 independent resource assessment covering the area of the West Orphan Basin has identified 25.5 billion barrels of oil and 20.6 trillion cubic feet of gas potential.

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Over $6.2 Million Available for More Cost-Shared Infrastructure Projects

August 16, 2016

An additional 14 cost-shared municipal infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, valued at over $6.2 million, have been approved through the cost-shared Small Communities Fund. The Provincial Government is contributing more than $3.5 million to the projects; the Federal Government is providing over $2 million, and the remainder will be funded by the recipient municipalities.

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Provincial Government Announces Date for School Board Elections

August 16, 2016

On November 22, 2016, eligible voters across the province will be able to cast their vote to elect school board trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board and Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.

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Provincial Government Begins Review of Assessment Act, 2006

August 16, 2016

The Provincial Government is partnering with the Municipal Assessment Agency and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador to undertake a review of the Assessment Act, 2006. It is the first significant review of the legislation in the past 10 years.

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Provincial Government Invites Residents to Help Develop Immigration Strategy

August 12, 2016

Online and in-person consultations will be held with Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, as the Department of Advanced Education and Skills works to develop a new provincial immigration strategy. The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, attended the first roundtable discussion today at the Association for New Canadians in St. John's.

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