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Premier Announces New Long-Term Care Home for Corner Brook

January 20, 2017

To support growing demand for long-term care beds, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced that a new long-term care home will begin construction in Corner Brook in fall 2017. The new facility marks the beginning of a new Western Memorial Regional Hospital campus and will include 120 long-term care beds, as well as 15 palliative care beds and 10 rehabilitative care beds.

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Premier's Task Force on Educational Outcomes Launches Consultations

January 16, 2017

The Premier's Task Force on Educational Outcomes is moving forward with the formal engagement process. An interactive website was launched today informing the public of the task force's mandate and providing information on how to participate during upcoming public consultations.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Reaches Agreement on Funding for Canadian Health Accord

December 23, 2016

Today, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador agreed to new targeted federal funding over 10 years for investments in home care and mental health care. The province joined with Nova Scotia today in announcing an accord with the Government of Canada to support change and deliver improved health care for Canadians in these priority areas.

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Provincial Government Introduces Legislation to Establish Office of the Seniors’ Advocate

December 13, 2016

Legislation to establish an Office of the Seniors’ Advocate will receive second reading in the House of Assembly today. Once established, the Seniors’ Advocate will collaborate with seniors, their families, caregivers, policy makers and frontline service providers to identify and address systemic issues facing seniors in the province.

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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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  • A collapsed bridge on a branch line of the T’Railway Provincial Park, approximately 15.5 kilometres west of Buchans Junction.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Public Advisory: Branch Line off T’Railway Closed in Central Newfoundland

    A collapsed bridge on a branch line of the T’Railway Provincial Park, approximately 15.5 kilometres west of Buchans Junction.

  • Items forfeited to the crown after an investigation of exceeding the possession limit for brook trout and ouananiche, resulting in the conviction of Zachery Hicks and Jamie Buttwere of Labrador City.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Fish and Wildlife Investigations Result in Significant Fines

    Items forfeited to the crown after an investigation of exceeding the possession limit for brook trout and ouananiche, resulting in the conviction of Zachery Hicks and Jamie Buttwere of Labrador City.

  •  The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, today announced $50,000 in funding for the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation in recognition of its 50th anniversary. Pictured left to right; Martin Sullivan, Vice-Chair, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation; Lynn Sparkes, Executive Director, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation; Bernard Davis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services; Arlene Scott, Regional Director of Children and Women’s Health – December 21, 2016.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Minister Announces Funding for Janeway Foundation as it Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, today announced $50,000 in funding for the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation in recognition of its 50th anniversary. Pictured left to right; Martin Sullivan, Vice-Chair, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation; Lynn Sparkes, Executive Director, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation; Bernard Davis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services; Arlene Scott, Regional Director of Children and Women’s Health – December 21, 2016.

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