Photos - 2013

Janeil Parrott the province’s first female professional surveyor and her father Neil Parrott.

Thursday, December 19

Labrador Woman is the Province’s First Female Professional Surveyor

Janeil Parrott the province’s first female professional surveyor and her father Neil Parrott.

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On the occasion of the Nov 2009 Royal Visit, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales presented Mrs. Bridget Foster a certificate in recognition of 30 years of dedicated service to The Association for New Canadians.

Wednesday, December 18

Minister Thanks Executive Director for Work with Immigrants

On the occasion of the Nov 2009 Royal Visit, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales presented Mrs. Bridget Foster a certificate in recognition of 30 years of dedicated service to The Association for New Canadians.

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The aircraft contracted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to conduct aerial surveillance of fishing activity.

Monday, December 16

Provincial Minister Participates in Federal Government Surveillance Flight

The aircraft contracted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to conduct aerial surveillance of fishing activity.

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A special ceremony held today at the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay highlighted the continuing success of the Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership. The partnership was formed in 2009 to enhance the education, training and skill levels of three Aboriginal groups in Labrador to maximize their participation in the Lower Churchill Project and other resource projects.

Friday, December 13

Continuing Investments Support Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership

A special ceremony held today at the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay highlighted the continuing success of the Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership. The partnership was formed in 2009 to enhance the education, training and skill levels of three Aboriginal groups in Labrador to maximize their participation in the Lower Churchill Project and other resource projects.

Miram Lyall, an elder from Nunatsiavut, begins the Lighting of the Kudlik ceremony this morning in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to celebrate the ongoing success of the Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership – December 13, 2013

Miram Lyall, an elder from Nunatsiavut, begins the Lighting of the Kudlik ceremony this morning in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to celebrate the ongoing success of the Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership – December 13, 2013

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The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, was joined for the funding announcement by Gary Vey, President and CEO of the Gander International Airport Authority (far left), Fred Moffitt, Chair of the Airport Authority (second from right), and Paul Lane, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development.

Friday, December 06

Gander Airport Authority Receives $250,000 to Support Roadwork

The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, was joined for the funding announcement by Gary Vey, President and CEO of the Gander International Airport Authority (far left), Fred Moffitt, Chair of the Airport Authority (second from right), and Paul Lane, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development.

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A large group of education and community stakeholders was on hand at St. Teresa's Elementary School in St. John's this morning for the launch of a new Safe and Caring Schools policy.

Monday, December 02

Minister Launches New Safe and Caring Schools Policy

A large group of education and community stakeholders was on hand at St. Teresa's Elementary School in St. John's this morning for the launch of a new Safe and Caring Schools policy.

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Minister Joan Shea was joined by Minister Clyde Jackman, Minister Darin King, Minister Paul Davis, Minister Susan Sullivan, and Minister Dan Crummell to launch the fourth annual Purple Ribbon campaign to increase awareness and education on violence against women – November 25, 2013

Monday, November 25

Annual Purple Ribbon Campaign to Raise Awareness about Violence Against Women

Minister Joan Shea was joined by Minister Clyde Jackman, Minister Darin King, Minister Paul Davis, Minister Susan Sullivan, and Minister Dan Crummell to launch the fourth annual Purple Ribbon campaign to increase awareness and education on violence against women – November 25, 2013

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The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services, marks National Child Day by participating in a play group hosted by Family and Child Care Connections in St. John’s - November 20, 2013

Wednesday, November 20

Ministerial Statement - Recognizing National Child Day 2013

The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services, marks National Child Day by participating in a play group hosted by Family and Child Care Connections in St. John’s - November 20, 2013

The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services reads What’s Going On at the TIME Tonight? by Newfoundland and Labrador author Gerald Mercer during story time at Memorial University’s Childcare Centre - November 20, 2013

The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services reads What’s Going On at the TIME Tonight? by Newfoundland and Labrador author Gerald Mercer during story time at Memorial University’s Childcare Centre - November 20, 2013

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As part of the Atlantic Provinces’ Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program, Logan Jamieson (left), and his father, Kirk (right), of Prince Edward Island, take part in a three-day salmon fishing trip with Newfound Outfitters in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Wednesday, November 20

Youth Expand Skills Through Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program

As part of the Atlantic Provinces’ Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program, Logan Jamieson (left), and his father, Kirk (right), of Prince Edward Island, take part in a three-day salmon fishing trip with Newfound Outfitters in Newfoundland and Labrador.

As part of the Atlantic Provinces’ Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program, local recipients Nicholas Crane (right), and father, Paul Crane (left), take part in a three-day goose-hunting trip in Prince Edward Island with Robert Montgomery (centre), of Hunters Chance Goose Hunting Outfitters.

As part of the Atlantic Provinces’ Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program, local recipients Nicholas Crane (right), and father, Paul Crane (left), take part in a three-day goose-hunting trip in Prince Edward Island with Robert Montgomery (centre), of Hunters Chance Goose Hunting Outfitters.

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Mr. Rodney Sooley, Correctional Officer, stands alongside the newly constructed trash receptacles – November 2013

Tuesday, November 19

Inmates and Staff Construct Receptacles for Social Housing Units

Mr. Rodney Sooley, Correctional Officer, stands alongside the newly constructed trash receptacles – November 2013

Mr. Rodney Sooley, Correctional Officer, displays a finished trash receptacle – November 2013

Mr. Rodney Sooley, Correctional Officer, displays a finished trash receptacle – November 2013

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Paul Lane, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement, addresses students at Memorial University during the launch Monday of the Provincial Government’s new youth website NLYouth.ca – November 18, 2013

Monday, November 18

New Website Allows Youth to Connect With Provincial Government

Paul Lane, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement, addresses students at Memorial University during the launch Monday of the Provincial Government’s new youth website NLYouth.ca – November 18, 2013

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The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services makes funding announcement while visiting the Vista Family Resource Centre in Bonavista - November 15, 2013

Friday, November 15

Over $39,500 Invested in Tip-A-Vista Wellness Foundation and Early Childhood Educators Human Resource Council

The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services makes funding announcement while visiting the Vista Family Resource Centre in Bonavista - November 15, 2013

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The Provincial Government and the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (ANLA) have proclaimed November 17-23, 2013 Archives Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation (Front row, centre) was joined by: (front row – Jenny Seeman, President, ANLA and Colleen Quigley, member, ANLA Outreach Committee), Back row (L to R): Greg Walsh, Provincial Archivist/Director, The Rooms Provincial Archives Division; Nicole Penney, Secretary, ANLA; Emily Gushue, Director, ANLA; Mary Ellen Wright Professional Development and Outreach Officer, ANLA; and, Jerry Dick, Director, Heritage Division, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation – November 2013

Friday, November 15

Archives Week 2013 Celebrates Sense of Community

The Provincial Government and the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (ANLA) have proclaimed November 17-23, 2013 Archives Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation (Front row, centre) was joined by: (front row – Jenny Seeman, President, ANLA and Colleen Quigley, member, ANLA Outreach Committee), Back row (L to R): Greg Walsh, Provincial Archivist/Director, The Rooms Provincial Archives Division; Nicole Penney, Secretary, ANLA; Emily Gushue, Director, ANLA; Mary Ellen Wright Professional Development and Outreach Officer, ANLA; and, Jerry Dick, Director, Heritage Division, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation – November 2013

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The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works, announcing over $61 million in investments to advance the vessel replacement strategy. Joining Minister McGrath; Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources and MHA for The Isles of Notre Dame, Jan W. Van Hogerwou, Manager North America, Damen Shipyards, and David Brazil, MHA for Conception Bay East-Bell Island – November 13, 2013

Wednesday, November 13

Vessel Replacement Strategy Advances with Over $61 Million in Investments

The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works, announcing over $61 million in investments to advance the vessel replacement strategy. Joining Minister McGrath; Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources and MHA for The Isles of Notre Dame, Jan W. Van Hogerwou, Manager North America, Damen Shipyards, and David Brazil, MHA for Conception Bay East-Bell Island – November 13, 2013

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The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, presents Michael Kennedy with the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Scholarship – November 2013

Friday, November 08

Michael Kennedy Receives Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Scholarship

The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, presents Michael Kennedy with the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Scholarship – November 2013

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An 18-foot fiberglass boat and outboard motor were seized in May, 2013 as part of an investigation into illegal salmon netting.

Wednesday, November 06

Convictions Result from Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Investigation

An 18-foot fiberglass boat and outboard motor were seized in May, 2013 as part of an investigation into illegal salmon netting.

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The official shield of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit - Newfoundland and Labrador.

Wednesday, November 06

Government Officially Launches Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit

The official shield of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit - Newfoundland and Labrador.

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The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation; and Their Honours, Frank F. Fagan and Mrs. Patricia Fagan with youth from the 2013 Trail of the Caribou Pilgrimage – November 5, 2013

Tuesday, November 05

Honour 100 Will Commemorate the Centenary of the First World War

The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation; and Their Honours, Frank F. Fagan and Mrs. Patricia Fagan with youth from the 2013 Trail of the Caribou Pilgrimage – November 5, 2013

The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation; and Their Honours, Frank F. Fagan and Mrs. Patricia Fagan and youth from the 2013 Trail of the Caribou Pilgrimage along with First World War interpreters from Provincial Historic Sites – November 5, 2013

The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation; and Their Honours, Frank F. Fagan and Mrs. Patricia Fagan and youth from the 2013 Trail of the Caribou Pilgrimage along with First World War interpreters from Provincial Historic Sites – November 5, 2013

First World War interpreters in front of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Colours at Government House – November 5, 2013

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The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education, joins children and families at the Daybreak family resource centre at Bishop Abraham Elementary in St. John's to launch the second annual Play and Learn Week - November 4, 2013

Monday, November 04

New TV Ads Highlighted During Play and Learn Week

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education, joins children and families at the Daybreak family resource centre at Bishop Abraham Elementary in St. John's to launch the second annual Play and Learn Week - November 4, 2013

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The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works, and the Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Service NL and MHA for St. John’s West, hold a map showing the location of underpasses currently under construction for the Team Gushue Highway Extension Project – October 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 30

Construction on Team Gushue Highway Advances with $9.4 Million in Tender Contracts

The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works, and the Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Service NL and MHA for St. John’s West, hold a map showing the location of underpasses currently under construction for the Team Gushue Highway Extension Project – October 30, 2013

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Artist’s rendering of Offshore Helicopter Accidents Memorial at Quidi Vidi Lake at night.

Wednesday, October 30

Designer’s Concept Presented for Offshore Memorial

Artist’s rendering of Offshore Helicopter Accidents Memorial at Quidi Vidi Lake at night.

Artist’s rendering of Offshore Helicopter Accidents Memorial at Quidi Vidi Lake.

Artist’s rendering of Offshore Helicopter Accidents Memorial at Quidi Vidi Lake.

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The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources, recently joined representatives from industry and academia to sign a proclamation recognizing Mining Week 2013.

Monday, October 28

Mining Week Kicks off in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources, recently joined representatives from industry and academia to sign a proclamation recognizing Mining Week 2013.

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The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services (CYFS) is joined by representatives from the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association (NLFFA), foster parents and CYFS staff to sign the proclamation for Foster Families Week 2013, taking place from October 20 to 26.

Monday, October 21

Minister Proclaims Foster Families Week 2013

The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services (CYFS) is joined by representatives from the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association (NLFFA), foster parents and CYFS staff to sign the proclamation for Foster Families Week 2013, taking place from October 20 to 26.

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The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, and the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, announce benefits to Newfoundland and Labrador as a result of the Agreement-in-Principle related to the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) – October 18, 2013.

Friday, October 18

Fishing Industry Positioned for Unprecedented Growth and Prosperity as a Result of the Agreement-in-Principle Related to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union

The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, and the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, announce benefits to Newfoundland and Labrador as a result of the Agreement-in-Principle related to the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) – October 18, 2013.

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The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services, The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education, and the Honourable Joan Shea, Minister of Environment and Conservation, were joined by members of the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador to proclaim October as Autism Awareness Month in Newfoundland and Labrador – October 2013.

Wednesday, October 09

Autism Awareness Month Proclaimed in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services, The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education, and the Honourable Joan Shea, Minister of Environment and Conservation, were joined by members of the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador to proclaim October as Autism Awareness Month in Newfoundland and Labrador – October 2013.

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The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Environment and Conservation, addresses the media during the Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement Signing in St. Lawrence.  Seated: The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Justice and MHA for Grand Bank

Tuesday, October 08

Province signs Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement in St. Lawrence

The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Environment and Conservation, addresses the media during the Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement Signing in St. Lawrence. Seated: The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Justice and MHA for Grand Bank

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Graduate students currently involved in research projects at the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research.” (Left to right) Back row: Erin Carruthers, Darrell Mullowney Middle: Brynn Devine, Hannah Murphy, Yanjing He, Timothee Govare Front: Laura Wheeland, Laura Carmanico, Victoria Howse, Hilary Rockwood, Carissa Currie, Kyle Krumsick – October, 2013

Wednesday, October 02

Graduate Research at Marine Institute Continues with Provincial Government Support

Graduate students currently involved in research projects at the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research.” (Left to right) Back row: Erin Carruthers, Darrell Mullowney Middle: Brynn Devine, Hannah Murphy, Yanjing He, Timothee Govare Front: Laura Wheeland, Laura Carmanico, Victoria Howse, Hilary Rockwood, Carissa Currie, Kyle Krumsick – October, 2013

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The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services, was joined by members of the Baby-Friendly Council of Newfoundland and Labrador to proclaim October 1 to 7 World Breastfeeding Week in Newfoundland and Labrador – October, 2013

Tuesday, October 01

World Breastfeeding Week Proclaimed in the Province

The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services, was joined by members of the Baby-Friendly Council of Newfoundland and Labrador to proclaim October 1 to 7 World Breastfeeding Week in Newfoundland and Labrador – October, 2013

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In Corner Brook, students from St. Peter’s Academy and Immaculate Heart of Mary attended the Day in the Park event with conservation officers. The students learned about the many aspects of forest protection, including forest fire fighting, and were on hand when Humber West MHA Vaughn Granter presented Abby Hynes, a Grade 6 student at St. Peter’s Academy, with a framed copy of her winning entry into the National Forest Week Poster Contest – September 2013

Monday, September 30

Enthusiastic Response to National Forest Week

In Corner Brook, students from St. Peter’s Academy and Immaculate Heart of Mary attended the Day in the Park event with conservation officers. The students learned about the many aspects of forest protection, including forest fire fighting, and were on hand when Humber West MHA Vaughn Granter presented Abby Hynes, a Grade 6 student at St. Peter’s Academy, with a framed copy of her winning entry into the National Forest Week Poster Contest – September 2013

During National Forest Week 2013 the Grade 5 class at Smallwood Academy participated in a nature walk led by Eli Sheppard, conservation officer. Students also participated in a tree planting ceremony to coincide with National Tree Day – September 2013

During National Forest Week 2013 the Grade 5 class at Smallwood Academy participated in a nature walk led by Eli Sheppard, conservation officer. Students also participated in a tree planting ceremony to coincide with National Tree Day – September 2013

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Bodins milkvetch flower

Bodins milkvetch flower

Cutleaf fleabaneErioderma molissimumLindleys Aster flowering

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The Honorable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, receives the Compass International Award for 2013 with the department’s Ocean Technology Branch. Pictured from left to right: Ed Janes, Daryl Genge, Shelly Petten, Darrell O'Neill, Minister Keith Hutchings, Diane Taylor, and Neil Gall, September 2013.

Friday, September 27

Ocean Technology Branch Wins Prestigious International Award

The Honorable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, receives the Compass International Award for 2013 with the department’s Ocean Technology Branch. Pictured from left to right: Ed Janes, Daryl Genge, Shelly Petten, Darrell O'Neill, Minister Keith Hutchings, Diane Taylor, and Neil Gall, September 2013.

The Compass International Award for 2013 was received by the Ocean Technology Branch, Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development September 2013.

The Compass International Award for 2013 was received by the Ocean Technology Branch, Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development September 2013.

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The Honourable Joan Shea, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, at Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, announcing a series of community consultation sessions and a discussion paper as part of the Provincial Government’s Population Growth Strategy – September 26, 2013

Thursday, September 26

Province Launches Population Growth Strategy Community Workshop Consultations

The Honourable Joan Shea, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, at Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, announcing a series of community consultation sessions and a discussion paper as part of the Provincial Government’s Population Growth Strategy – September 26, 2013

Population Growth Strategy Community Workshop Consultations and discussion paper announced at Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook – September 26, 2013. (L-R) Dan Crummell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills (Apprenticeship and Labour Market); Tony Cornect Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier; Minister Shea; Dr. Mary Bluechardt, Vice-President (Grenfell Campus). Vaughn Granter, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources (Forestry and Agrifoods).

Population Growth Strategy Community Workshop Consultations and discussion paper announced at Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook – September 26, 2013. (L-R) Dan Crummell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills (Apprenticeship and Labour Market); Tony Cornect Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier; Minister Shea; Dr. Mary Bluechardt, Vice-President (Grenfell Campus). Vaughn Granter, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources (Forestry and Agrifoods).

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The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Environment and Conservation and Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board welcomes delegates to Earth Bound 2013 - Organic Waste Management Conference, at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John's - September 26, 2013

Thursday, September 26

Multi-Materials Stewardship Board - Industry Leaders Take the Stage at Organic Waste Management Conference

The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Environment and Conservation and Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board welcomes delegates to Earth Bound 2013 - Organic Waste Management Conference, at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John's - September 26, 2013

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The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Environment and Conservation, provides funding for climate change education to Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador executive. L-R: Megan Stuckless, Danielle Little, Minister Hedderson, Darren Feltham and Terry McNeil.

Tuesday, September 24

Provincial Government provides $140,000 for Climate Change Education

The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Environment and Conservation, provides funding for climate change education to Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador executive. L-R: Megan Stuckless, Danielle Little, Minister Hedderson, Darren Feltham and Terry McNeil.

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The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education, joins CDLI music teacher Andrew Mercer for a class today involving nine schools and 21 students from across the province - September 18, 2013

Wednesday, September 18

Minister Participates in Distance Education Music Class

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education, joins CDLI music teacher Andrew Mercer for a class today involving nine schools and 21 students from across the province - September 18, 2013

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The Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women and Lead Minister of the Violence Prevention Initiative and Community Partners Sign Sexual Violence Awareness (SVA) Week Proclamation.

Monday, September 16

Minister and Community Partners ‘Break Out of the Box’ to Discuss Sexual Violence Awareness

The Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women and Lead Minister of the Violence Prevention Initiative and Community Partners Sign Sexual Violence Awareness (SVA) Week Proclamation.

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Ocean Learning Initiative students with Captain Jan Negrijn aboard the RV Coastal Explorer

Thursday, September 12

Ocean Education Initiative Expands with Provincial Government Support

Ocean Learning Initiative students with Captain Jan Negrijn aboard the RV Coastal Explorer

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The Honourable Kevin O'Brien, Minister of Municipal Affairs and MHA for Gander, joined by the Right Reverend David Torraville, Anglican Bishop of Central Newfoundland, Mayor of Appleton, Derm Flynn and Consul General of the United States to Halifax, Richard Reilly, unveiling a monument in the Town of Appleton during commemoration ceremony for 9/11 attacks.

Wednesday, September 11

Newfoundland and Labrador Remembers 9/11: New Monument Unveiled in Appleton

The Honourable Kevin O'Brien, Minister of Municipal Affairs and MHA for Gander, joined by the Right Reverend David Torraville, Anglican Bishop of Central Newfoundland, Mayor of Appleton, Derm Flynn and Consul General of the United States to Halifax, Richard Reilly, unveiling a monument in the Town of Appleton during commemoration ceremony for 9/11 attacks.

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The harvest of winter wheat in Rideout’s Field, Cormack is the result of a creative approach taken in the agricultural industry to help offset the cost of imported grain – September 10, 2013

Tuesday, September 10

Winter Wheat Research on the West Coast Helps Offset Cost of Imported Grain

The harvest of winter wheat in Rideout’s Field, Cormack is the result of a creative approach taken in the agricultural industry to help offset the cost of imported grain – September 10, 2013

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New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers pose for the official photo of their 37th Annual Conference in La Malbaie, Quebec. From left to right: Nova Scotia Deputy Minister Catherine Blewett, New Hampshire Gov. Margaret Wood Hassan, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, Maine Gov. Paul R. Lepage, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, New Brunswick Premier David Alward, Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick and Prince Edward Island Minister of Innovation Allen Roach – September 9, 2013

Monday, September 09

Premier Dunderdale Highlights Provincial Hydroelectric Projects as New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Discuss Clean Energy

New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers pose for the official photo of their 37th Annual Conference in La Malbaie, Quebec. From left to right: Nova Scotia Deputy Minister Catherine Blewett, New Hampshire Gov. Margaret Wood Hassan, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, Maine Gov. Paul R. Lepage, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, New Brunswick Premier David Alward, Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick and Prince Edward Island Minister of Innovation Allen Roach – September 9, 2013

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The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services, was joined by members of Community Minders to proclaim September 8 to 14 Suicide Prevention Week in Newfoundland and Labrador – September 2013

Friday, September 06

World Suicide Prevention Week Recognized in the Province

The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services, was joined by members of Community Minders to proclaim September 8 to 14 Suicide Prevention Week in Newfoundland and Labrador – September 2013

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The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education, joined students from Beaconsfield Junior High to officially mark the beginning of the construction phase of a new high school in the west end of St. John's. From left are: Kilbride MHA John Dinn, St. John's City Councillor Bruce Tilley, students Frances Winsor and Gabrielle Roche, Minister Jackman, student Jason Rumsey, St. John's West MHA Dan Crummell, student Jarrod Rumsey and Darrin Pike, Director of Education and CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. September 6, 2013.

Friday, September 06

Construction Begins on $38 Million West End High School

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education, joined students from Beaconsfield Junior High to officially mark the beginning of the construction phase of a new high school in the west end of St. John's. From left are: Kilbride MHA John Dinn, St. John's City Councillor Bruce Tilley, students Frances Winsor and Gabrielle Roche, Minister Jackman, student Jason Rumsey, St. John's West MHA Dan Crummell, student Jarrod Rumsey and Darrin Pike, Director of Education and CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. September 6, 2013.

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On behalf of the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Vaughn Granter, MHA for Humber West presented the $15,000 grant to Neville Greeley Mayor City of Corner Brook and Jessica Parsons Supervisor of Recreation Services City of Corner Brook.

Wednesday, September 04

New Seating Coming to Corner Brook Pepsi Centre Annex

On behalf of the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Vaughn Granter, MHA for Humber West presented the $15,000 grant to Neville Greeley Mayor City of Corner Brook and Jessica Parsons Supervisor of Recreation Services City of Corner Brook.

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The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services, was joined by local prostate cancer survivors for a proclamation signing declaring September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Newfoundland and Labrador – September 2013.

Wednesday, September 04

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Proclaimed in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services, was joined by local prostate cancer survivors for a proclamation signing declaring September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Newfoundland and Labrador – September 2013.

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The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Transportation and Works, joins Lewiporte Mayor Brian Sceviour and MHA for Lewisporte, Wade Verge, to announce $300,000 in transportation upgrades for the area. August 29, 2013

Thursday, August 29

$300,000 in New Pavement Announced for Lewisporte

The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Transportation and Works, joins Lewiporte Mayor Brian Sceviour and MHA for Lewisporte, Wade Verge, to announce $300,000 in transportation upgrades for the area. August 29, 2013

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The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Transportation and Works, and Clayton Forsey, MHA for Exploits, speak to residents at the town hall in Bishop's Falls following the announcement of $1.5 million in road work upgrades for the Exploits region.

Wednesday, August 28

$1.5 Million in Road Work Announced for Exploits

The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Transportation and Works, and Clayton Forsey, MHA for Exploits, speak to residents at the town hall in Bishop's Falls following the announcement of $1.5 million in road work upgrades for the Exploits region.

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As part of the The Gathering – Fire, Food, Music festival in Burlington this past weekend, the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement, is interviewed by local youth volunteers Brandon Thomas, left, and Christopher Kelly. The Provincial Government provided $7,000 in support of the community radio broadcast/webcast.

Monday, August 26

Burlington Festival Showcases Unique Culture and Talent in the Province

As part of the The Gathering – Fire, Food, Music festival in Burlington this past weekend, the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement, is interviewed by local youth volunteers Brandon Thomas, left, and Christopher Kelly. The Provincial Government provided $7,000 in support of the community radio broadcast/webcast.

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The Honourble Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development tours Harty's Industries with MHA John Dinn and owner, Dave Harty.

Monday, August 26

$20,000 Investment in Fabrication Company a Catalyst for Growth

The Honourble Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development tours Harty's Industries with MHA John Dinn and owner, Dave Harty.

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Dr. Robert Sexty, Past Chair of Saint Luke’s Anglican Homes Inc. makes remarks as the Honourable Paul Davis, Minister Responsible for NLHC and emcee, NLHC Executive Dennis Kendell look on.

Monday, August 26

$1.2 Million in Provincial Funding Will Help Fight Homelessness

Dr. Robert Sexty, Past Chair of Saint Luke’s Anglican Homes Inc. makes remarks as the Honourable Paul Davis, Minister Responsible for NLHC and emcee, NLHC Executive Dennis Kendell look on.

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The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC), announces the funding recipients of the 2013-14 Supportive Living Program at the Brian Martin Housing Resource Centre in St. John’s. Seated to Minister Davis’s right are Denise Hillier acting Executive Director, Stella’s Circle, and Len Simms, Chairman and CEO, NLHC – August 15, 2013.

Thursday, August 15

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Community Organizations Receive $3.9 Million for Supportive Living Projects

The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC), announces the funding recipients of the 2013-14 Supportive Living Program at the Brian Martin Housing Resource Centre in St. John’s. Seated to Minister Davis’s right are Denise Hillier acting Executive Director, Stella’s Circle, and Len Simms, Chairman and CEO, NLHC – August 15, 2013.

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Before and after photos of the New Harbour waste disposal site.

Wednesday, August 14

Provincial Government Enters Final Phase of New Harbour Waste Disposal Site Clean-up

Before and after photos of the New Harbour waste disposal site.

Before and after photos of the New Harbour waste disposal site.

Before and after photos of the New Harbour waste disposal site.

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Ella Dickinson was among the babies and parents who joined the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education, at the MacMorran Community Centre in St. John’s to announce the province-wide distribution of parent resource kits for children aged two months, four months and six months old – August 14, 2013.

Wednesday, August 14

Parent Resource Kits Distributed Province-wide

Ella Dickinson was among the babies and parents who joined the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education, at the MacMorran Community Centre in St. John’s to announce the province-wide distribution of parent resource kits for children aged two months, four months and six months old – August 14, 2013.

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The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador, along with Glen Little, MHA for Bonavista South, and members of the Lethbridge fire service unveil a picture of the new fire truck for the area – August 7, 2013

Tuesday, August 13

Fire Services Enhanced Through New Fire Truck for Lethbridge

The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador, along with Glen Little, MHA for Bonavista South, and members of the Lethbridge fire service unveil a picture of the new fire truck for the area – August 7, 2013

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Inspection staff with the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture recently became the first graduates of the Quality, Compliance and Enforcement Program from College of the North Atlantic. (L-R) Monique Hynes, Lemuel Reid, Brian Sullivan, Cory Howell, Marven Anstey, Jeff Gould, Gary Butt, Stan Hillier - June 2013.

Tuesday, August 13

Quality Compliance and Enforcement Program Produces First Graduates

Inspection staff with the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture recently became the first graduates of the Quality, Compliance and Enforcement Program from College of the North Atlantic. (L-R) Monique Hynes, Lemuel Reid, Brian Sullivan, Cory Howell, Marven Anstey, Jeff Gould, Gary Butt, Stan Hillier - June 2013.

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The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador along with Ray Hunter, MHA for Green Bay South, and Kevin Pollard, MHA for Baie Verte-Springdale with firefighters and municipal officials unveil a picture of the new fire truck for the area – August 3, 2013

Tuesday, August 13

Triton Receives $275,000 for New Firefighting Vehicle and Equipment

The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador along with Ray Hunter, MHA for Green Bay South, and Kevin Pollard, MHA for Baie Verte-Springdale with firefighters and municipal officials unveil a picture of the new fire truck for the area – August 3, 2013

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The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador was joined by Clayton Forsey, MHA for Exploits, Mayor Roosevelt Thompson and Fire Chief Rick Noseworthy of Point Leamington, to announce funding for a new fire truck for the community – August 8, 2013

Monday, August 12

Funding for New Pumper Tanker Announced for Town of Point Leamington

The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador was joined by Clayton Forsey, MHA for Exploits, Mayor Roosevelt Thompson and Fire Chief Rick Noseworthy of Point Leamington, to announce funding for a new fire truck for the community – August 8, 2013

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The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, tours The Newfoundland Chocolate Company with Chocolatier/ Owner, Brent Smith – August 8, 2013.

Thursday, August 08

$14,500 Investment Supports Local Company’s Efforts to Grow Market Presence

The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, tours The Newfoundland Chocolate Company with Chocolatier/ Owner, Brent Smith – August 8, 2013.

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Swimmer Owen Daly - Silver medalist in the 50-metre butterfly - holds Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s first medal of the 2013 Canada Summer Games, joining him is his coach Brad Hutton.

Wednesday, August 07

Team Newfoundland and Labrador Claims First Medal at 2013 Canada Games

Swimmer Owen Daly - Silver medalist in the 50-metre butterfly - holds Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s first medal of the 2013 Canada Summer Games, joining him is his coach Brad Hutton.

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The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development and the Honourable Ross Wiseman, Speaker of the House of Assembly and MHA for Trinity North, tour A&M Manufacturing Ltd. in Milton – August 1, 2013.

Thursday, August 01

$180,100 to Support Improvements to Local Manufacturer

The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development and the Honourable Ross Wiseman, Speaker of the House of Assembly and MHA for Trinity North, tour A&M Manufacturing Ltd. in Milton – August 1, 2013.

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The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education and MHA for Burin-Placentia West, along with the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation present a cheque to Debbie Farrell of the Little Bay Playground Committee. July 31, 2013.

Wednesday, July 31

Support for Theatre Festivals Helps Bring Dynamic Performances to Audiences

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education and MHA for Burin-Placentia West, along with the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation present a cheque to Debbie Farrell of the Little Bay Playground Committee. July 31, 2013.

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Premier Dunderdale participates in the unveiling of a new monument in Badger honouring Constable William Moss as well as the commitment to improving labour conditions and relationships – July 31, 2013.

Wednesday, July 31

Premier to Participate in Badger Monument Unveiling

Premier Dunderdale participates in the unveiling of a new monument in Badger honouring Constable William Moss as well as the commitment to improving labour conditions and relationships – July 31, 2013.

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The Honourable Joan Shea, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, launches Sector Skills, a new employment training program in Newfoundland and Labrador. (L-R) Nancy Healey, CEO, St. John's Board of Trade, Corinne Dunne, VP Development and College Advancement, College of the North Atlantic, John Oates, Lead Campus Administrator, Prince Philip Drive Campus, College of the North Atlantic, and Minister Shea - July 31, 2013.

Wednesday, July 31

Province Invests $1.5 Million for Sector Skills Employment Training

The Honourable Joan Shea, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, launches Sector Skills, a new employment training program in Newfoundland and Labrador. (L-R) Nancy Healey, CEO, St. John's Board of Trade, Corinne Dunne, VP Development and College Advancement, College of the North Atlantic, John Oates, Lead Campus Administrator, Prince Philip Drive Campus, College of the North Atlantic, and Minister Shea - July 31, 2013.

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The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education and MHA for Burin-Placentia West, along with the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation present a cheque to Debbie Farrell of the Little Bay Playground Committee. July 31, 2013.

Wednesday, July 31

Community Recreation Programming Supported Through Provincial Government Funding

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education and MHA for Burin-Placentia West, along with the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation present a cheque to Debbie Farrell of the Little Bay Playground Committee. July 31, 2013.

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The Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services makes funding announcement while visiting the Building Blocks Child Care Centre in Wabush - July 26, 2013.

Friday, July 26

Wabush Child Care Centre Receives Funding Support

The Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services makes funding announcement while visiting the Building Blocks Child Care Centre in Wabush - July 26, 2013.

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The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Environment and Conservation and Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB), right, is joined by Mike Samson, Chief Executive Officer of MMSB, left, at an event congratulating Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for recycling 2 billion beverage containers - July 19, 2013.

Friday, July 19

Two Billion Beverage Containers Recycled in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Environment and Conservation and Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB), right, is joined by Mike Samson, Chief Executive Officer of MMSB, left, at an event congratulating Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for recycling 2 billion beverage containers - July 19, 2013.

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The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale and her Cabinet gather for meetings in Bonavista, July 17 and 18. The Premier and Cabinet Ministers are joined for the photograph by Glen Little, MHA for Bonavista South.

Thursday, July 18

Families and Innovation Focus of Cabinet Meeting in Bonavista

The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale and her Cabinet gather for meetings in Bonavista, July 17 and 18. The Premier and Cabinet Ministers are joined for the photograph by Glen Little, MHA for Bonavista South.

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Betty Fitzgerald, Mayor of Bonavista and Lloyd Stagg, Bonavista Stadium manager, join the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation and Glenn Little, MHA for Bonavista South for the grant presentation - July 16, 2013.

Tuesday, July 16

Capital Grant Will Help Clear the Way for Ice Resurfacing at Cabot Stadium

Betty Fitzgerald, Mayor of Bonavista and Lloyd Stagg, Bonavista Stadium manager, join the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation and Glenn Little, MHA for Bonavista South for the grant presentation - July 16, 2013.

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Premier Dunderdale, Minister Hedderson, MHA Glen Little, Mayor Betty Fitzgerald, and Deputy Mayor Douglas Robbins join residents of the Town of Bonavista for the signing of a new Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement on July 16, 2013.

Tuesday, July 16

Premier Signs Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement with Bonavista

Premier Dunderdale, Minister Hedderson, MHA Glen Little, Mayor Betty Fitzgerald, and Deputy Mayor Douglas Robbins join residents of the Town of Bonavista for the signing of a new Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement on July 16, 2013.

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The Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services makes funding announcement while visiting the newly opened child care centre in Flower's Cove - The Little Folks Child Care Centre, July 10.

Wednesday, July 10

New Child Care Centre in Flower’s Cove Receives Funding

The Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services makes funding announcement while visiting the newly opened child care centre in Flower's Cove - The Little Folks Child Care Centre, July 10.

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Education Minister Clyde Jackman dropped by the Unikkaarvik Visitors Centre in Iqaluit, Nunavut this week during a meeting of Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC).

Friday, July 05

Innovation Focus of Education Ministers’ Meeting in Iqaluit

Education Minister Clyde Jackman dropped by the Unikkaarvik Visitors Centre in Iqaluit, Nunavut this week during a meeting of Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC).

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Silas Jones, Students On Ice Scholarship recipient, SCUBA diving in provincial waters.

Friday, July 05

Students on Ice Scholarship Continues to Make Learning Adventures Possible

Silas Jones, Students On Ice Scholarship recipient, SCUBA diving in provincial waters.

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Premier Kathy Dunderdale meets with Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, New Brunswick Premier David Alward, and Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz for the 22nd session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers in White Point, Nova Scotia on April 29, 2013.

Monday, April 29

Premier Dunderdale Advocates for Issues Important to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians at Atlantic Premiers Meeting

Premier Kathy Dunderdale meets with Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, New Brunswick Premier David Alward, and Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz for the 22nd session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers in White Point, Nova Scotia on April 29, 2013.

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Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services Kevin O'Brien and FES-NL CEO Mike Samson (R) outline key decisions on the implementation of province-wide basic 911. April 16, 2013.

Tuesday, April 16

Minister Announces Key Decisions for Province-wide Basic 911 Implementation

Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services Kevin O'Brien and FES-NL CEO Mike Samson (R) outline key decisions on the implementation of province-wide basic 911. April 16, 2013.

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