Photos - 2016

 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

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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An example of some of the items seized by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers during 2016 fish related investigations

Friday, December 16

Number of Serious Fish-Related Offences Significantly Increase in 2016

An example of some of the items seized by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers during 2016 fish related investigations

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 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Cathy Bennett, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, sign the proclamation to proclaim Purple Ribbon Week in the province – November 25, 2016.

Friday, November 25

Purple Ribbon Flag Raised at Confederation Building

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Cathy Bennett, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, sign the proclamation to proclaim Purple Ribbon Week in the province – November 25, 2016.

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Items seized following an investigation by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers in the Bay of Islands area.

Friday, November 18

Non-Resident Hunters Face Charges Following Investigation

Items seized following an investigation by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers in the Bay of Islands area.

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The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities, along with members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Down Syndrome Society proclaim Nov 1-7 as Down Syndrome Awareness Week.

Tuesday, November 01

Provincial Government Proclaims Down Syndrome Awareness Week

The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities, along with members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Down Syndrome Society proclaim Nov 1-7 as Down Syndrome Awareness Week.

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Atlantic salmon seized following an investigation by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers conducting a boat patrol near Port Albert in July 2016.

Monday, October 31

Convictions in Gander Court for Illegal Netting and Jigging

Atlantic salmon seized following an investigation by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers conducting a boat patrol near Port Albert in July 2016.

Atlantic salmon seized following an investigation by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement  officers conducting surveillance on the Campbellton River in August 2016.

Atlantic salmon seized following an investigation by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers conducting surveillance on the Campbellton River in August 2016.

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Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, joins Heather Yetman, Manager of Institutional Programs, Adult Custody, and Cindy Whitten-Nagle, Classification Officer, for presentation of certificates of completion of the Mental Health First Aid Program at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary

Friday, October 28

New Training Helps Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Inmates

Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, joins Heather Yetman, Manager of Institutional Programs, Adult Custody, and Cindy Whitten-Nagle, Classification Officer, for presentation of certificates of completion of the Mental Health First Aid Program at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary

Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, speaks to inmates of Her Majesty’s Penitentiary who recently completed the Mental Health First Aid Program

Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, speaks to inmates of Her Majesty’s Penitentiary who recently completed the Mental Health First Aid Program

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Items seized and forfeited to the Crown as the result of an investigation by fish and wildlife officers. Darren Thistle of Glenwood was convicted in Gander Provincial Court and sentenced to 35 days in jail and an additional 30 days for breach of probation under the Criminal Code.

Friday, October 21

Investigations Result in Significant Convictions for Illegal Poaching and Netting

Items seized and forfeited to the Crown as the result of an investigation by fish and wildlife officers. Darren Thistle of Glenwood was convicted in Gander Provincial Court and sentenced to 35 days in jail and an additional 30 days for breach of probation under the Criminal Code.

Items seized and forfeited to the Crown as the result of an investigation by fish and wildlife officers. Darren Thistle of Glenwood was convicted in Gander Provincial Court and sentenced to 35 days in jail and an additional 30 days for breach of probation under the Criminal Code.

Items seized and forfeited to the Crown as the result of an investigation by fish and wildlife officers. Darren Thistle of Glenwood was convicted in Gander Provincial Court and sentenced to 35 days in jail and an additional 30 days for breach of probation under the Criminal Code.

Items seized and forfeited to the Crown as the result of an investigation by fish and wildlife officers. Horace Baldwin of Cox’s Cove and Dustin Clarke of Torbay were convicted and fined $4000 each for possession of fish caught in contravention of the Fisheries Act and for illegally netting salmon.Items seized and forfeited to the Crown as the result of an investigation by fish and wildlife officers. Horace Baldwin of Cox’s Cove and Dustin Clarke of Torbay were convicted and fined $4000 each for possession of fish caught in contravention of the Fisheries Act and for illegally netting salmon.

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The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, the Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Transportation and Works and MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor and Jerry Dean, MHA for Exploits visit with Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers in Grand Falls-Windsor – October 18, 2016.

Tuesday, October 18

Minister Parsons Visits Justice Facilities, Seeks Information on Justice System in Central Newfoundland

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, the Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Transportation and Works and MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor and Jerry Dean, MHA for Exploits visit with Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers in Grand Falls-Windsor – October 18, 2016.

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General visits with inmates working on the Eyeglass Recycling Program at the Bishop’s Falls Correctional Centre – October 18, 2016.

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General visits with inmates working on the Eyeglass Recycling Program at the Bishop’s Falls Correctional Centre – October 18, 2016.

One of the many woodworking projects created at the Bishop’s Falls Correctional Centre Shop Program and donated to municipalities and community organizations – October 18, 2016.

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The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, was joined by members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Co-operatives (NLFC) to proclaim October 16-22 Co-Op Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. Back row (L to R): Jessica Baker, District Manager, The Co-operators and Denise Walsh, NLFC Accountant. Front row (L to R): David Boyle, Provincial representative for the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada; Minister Mitchelmore and Valerie Carruthers, Director, NLFC Board.

Monday, October 17

Provincial Government Celebrates Co-Op Week

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, was joined by members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Co-operatives (NLFC) to proclaim October 16-22 Co-Op Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. Back row (L to R): Jessica Baker, District Manager, The Co-operators and Denise Walsh, NLFC Accountant. Front row (L to R): David Boyle, Provincial representative for the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada; Minister Mitchelmore and Valerie Carruthers, Director, NLFC Board.

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On October 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Captain Kenneth Gatehouse, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, along with Arlene King, Senior Manager, Commemorative Sites, European Operations with Veterans Affairs Canada at Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial; Greg Kenney, Director General, European Operations, Veterans Affairs Canada; and the Mayor of Gueudecourt, Mr. Damien Guise. Guides from Veterans Affairs Canada were also in attendance as well some interested members of the community.

Thursday, October 13

Province Recognizes 100th Anniversary of the Battle at Gueudecourt

On October 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Captain Kenneth Gatehouse, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, along with Arlene King, Senior Manager, Commemorative Sites, European Operations with Veterans Affairs Canada at Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial; Greg Kenney, Director General, European Operations, Veterans Affairs Canada; and the Mayor of Gueudecourt, Mr. Damien Guise. Guides from Veterans Affairs Canada were also in attendance as well some interested members of the community.

Wreath laid on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador by Arlene King, Senior Manager, Commemorative Sites, European Operations with Veterans Affairs Canada at Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

Wreath laid on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador by Arlene King, Senior Manager, Commemorative Sites, European Operations with Veterans Affairs Canada at Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

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Items seized in caribou poaching investigation near Marble Mountain Ski Resort

Wednesday, October 12

Charges Pending Following Investigations into Big Game Hunting Violations

Items seized in caribou poaching investigation near Marble Mountain Ski Resort

Items seized following investigation during regular patrol of Moccasin Pond area, 40 Km west of Wesleyville

Items seized following investigation during regular patrol of Moccasin Pond area, 40 Km west of Wesleyville

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Participants experienced a unique opportunity to receive quality classroom instruction and learn computer applications.

Thursday, October 06

Prospectors Training Course Supports Growth in Mining Industry

Participants experienced a unique opportunity to receive quality classroom instruction and learn computer applications.

The students had the opportunity to examine the Junction Limestone Quarry operated by Bowater Nfld. Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd. between 1925 and 1942.

The students had the opportunity to examine the Junction Limestone Quarry operated by Bowater Nfld. Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd. between 1925 and 1942.

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Items confiscated and forfeited to the Crown as the result of a patrol and surveillance near the community of Norris Arm North by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers.

Thursday, October 06

Investigations into Illegal Fishing Activities Lead to Multiple Convictions

Items confiscated and forfeited to the Crown as the result of a patrol and surveillance near the community of Norris Arm North by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers.

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The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and Parliamentary Secretary Graham Letto and the elected delegates at the Premier’s Forum on Local Government.  Delegates included the Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Directors, the President of the Combined Councils of Labrador and the 24 representatives elected by individual municipalities to participate in the forum on behalf of their regions – October 5, 2016.

Wednesday, October 05

First Annual Premier’s Forum on Local Government Focused on Building Sustainable Municipalities

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and Parliamentary Secretary Graham Letto and the elected delegates at the Premier’s Forum on Local Government. Delegates included the Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Directors, the President of the Combined Councils of Labrador and the 24 representatives elected by individual municipalities to participate in the forum on behalf of their regions – October 5, 2016.

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador engaged in roundtable discussion with delegates – October 5, 2016.

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador engaged in roundtable discussion with delegates – October 5, 2016.

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The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, presented the 2016 Seniors of Distinction Awards October 4, 2016 in St. John’s. Seated: Gerald W. Andrews, Carbonear. Standing (left to right): Minister Gambin-Walsh; Russ Murphy, Marystown; David M. Rex, Stephenville; Alice Blundon, Carbonear; Reg White, Mount Pearl; Premier Ball.

Tuesday, October 04

Premier Ball Presents Seniors of Distinction Awards

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, presented the 2016 Seniors of Distinction Awards October 4, 2016 in St. John’s. Seated: Gerald W. Andrews, Carbonear. Standing (left to right): Minister Gambin-Walsh; Russ Murphy, Marystown; David M. Rex, Stephenville; Alice Blundon, Carbonear; Reg White, Mount Pearl; Premier Ball.

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The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, along with Mayor Warren Blanchard and Fire Chief Dave George of the Town of McIvers, displaying a picture of a new fire truck that the community will receive through a funding commitment by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - September 30, 2016.

Friday, September 30

Minister Joyce Announces New Firefighting Vehicle for Town of McIvers

The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, along with Mayor Warren Blanchard and Fire Chief Dave George of the Town of McIvers, displaying a picture of a new fire truck that the community will receive through a funding commitment by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - September 30, 2016.

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Items seized after an investigation of illegal moose hunting near Croque on the Northern Peninsula

Thursday, September 29

Public Information Assists in Investigation by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement

Items seized after an investigation of illegal moose hunting near Croque on the Northern Peninsula

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Art Norris (left), President, and Leon Mils (right), Executive Director, of CHHA-NL present Catherine Shortall, Program and Policy Development Specialist with the Disability Policy Office, with the Community Accessibility Award at CHHA-NL’s Annual General Meeting in St. John’s on September 26, 2016.

Tuesday, September 27

Provincial Government Recognized for Efforts to Increase Accessibility

Art Norris (left), President, and Leon Mils (right), Executive Director, of CHHA-NL present Catherine Shortall, Program and Policy Development Specialist with the Disability Policy Office, with the Community Accessibility Award at CHHA-NL’s Annual General Meeting in St. John’s on September 26, 2016.

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The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Service NL, officially proclaims the week of September 26-30 Environmental Public Health Week. Joining Minister Joyce is Nicholas Blake, Eastern Councillor for the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.

Tuesday, September 27

Minister Proclaims Environmental Public Health Week

The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Service NL, officially proclaims the week of September 26-30 Environmental Public Health Week. Joining Minister Joyce is Nicholas Blake, Eastern Councillor for the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.

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On behalf of the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Brian Warr, MHA for Baie Verte - Green Bay, presents the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Provincial Officer of the Year Award to Glenda Bateman of the division’s Springdale office. They are joined by James Maloney, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division.

Monday, September 26

Minister Parsons Recognizes Recipient of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards

On behalf of the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Brian Warr, MHA for Baie Verte - Green Bay, presents the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Provincial Officer of the Year Award to Glenda Bateman of the division’s Springdale office. They are joined by James Maloney, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division.

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The harvest of the province’s first 30-acre canola field is underway in Pasadena. The canola crop will contribute to an increasingly innovative agriculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Friday, September 23

Province’s First Canola Field Surpasses Expectations

The harvest of the province’s first 30-acre canola field is underway in Pasadena. The canola crop will contribute to an increasingly innovative agriculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Paralympic gold medallist Katarina Roxon, Premier Ball and John Finn unveil Roxon Way.

Tuesday, September 20

Gold Medallist Katarina Roxon Honoured for Paralympic Achievements

Paralympic gold medallist Katarina Roxon, Premier Ball and John Finn unveil Roxon Way.

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Items seized after an investigation of illegal possession of salmon and illegally netting salmon, resulting in the conviction of Jamie Gibbons of Lumsden.

Monday, September 19

Fish and Wildlife Investigations Result in Recent Convictions

Items seized after an investigation of illegal possession of salmon and illegally netting salmon, resulting in the conviction of Jamie Gibbons of Lumsden.

Items seized after an investigation of illegal possession of salmon and illegally netting salmon, resulting in the conviction of Jamie Gibbons of Lumsden.

Items seized after an investigation of illegal possession of salmon and illegally netting salmon, resulting in the conviction of Jamie Gibbons of Lumsden.

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Ministers responsible for the status of women attending the 34th Annual federal, provincial and territorial meeting in Edmonton on September 14-15.

Friday, September 16

Status of Women Ministers Address Key Issues Affecting Women

Ministers responsible for the status of women attending the 34th Annual federal, provincial and territorial meeting in Edmonton on September 14-15.

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The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador presents Evelyn Lewis of St. John’s with the 2016 Council of the Federation Literacy Award for her achievements in literacy. Ms. Lewis is one of 14 recipients throughout Canada to receive the distinguished award. September 8 also marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day – September 8, 2016.

Thursday, September 08

Premier Announces Council of the Federation Literacy Award Recipient on International Literacy Day

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador presents Evelyn Lewis of St. John’s with the 2016 Council of the Federation Literacy Award for her achievements in literacy. Ms. Lewis is one of 14 recipients throughout Canada to receive the distinguished award. September 8 also marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day – September 8, 2016.

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The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, participating in a technical rope and rescue demonstration on Saturday, August 27, at the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services Annual Convention and Trade Show in Corner Brook.

Monday, August 29

Funding Supports Learn Not to Burn Program

The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, participating in a technical rope and rescue demonstration on Saturday, August 27, at the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services Annual Convention and Trade Show in Corner Brook.

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The Town of St. Anthony’s Volunteer Fire Department is getting a new walk-in rescue unit.  The new truck will go to tender this year and is anticipated to be delivered in fall 2017.

Thursday, August 18

Minister Joyce Announces New Fire Truck for St. Anthony

The Town of St. Anthony’s Volunteer Fire Department is getting a new walk-in rescue unit. The new truck will go to tender this year and is anticipated to be delivered in fall 2017.

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Items seized as the result of a recent investigation into salmon poaching on Traverse Brook near Gambo. Included in the seizure were 54 salmon.

Tuesday, August 16

Alleged Poachers Caught with 54 Illegal Salmon

Items seized as the result of a recent investigation into salmon poaching on Traverse Brook near Gambo. Included in the seizure were 54 salmon.

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Items seized as the result of a recent investigation into salmon poaching on the Hampden River in Hampden.

Monday, August 15

Salmon Poaching Incident in Hampden Leads to Charges

Items seized as the result of a recent investigation into salmon poaching on the Hampden River in Hampden.

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A net and salmon seized as the result of a June 16 investigation into illegal salmon fishing near Norris Arm North.

Wednesday, August 10

Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers Lay Numerous Charges for Violations

A net and salmon seized as the result of a June 16 investigation into illegal salmon fishing near Norris Arm North.

An SUV, salmon and various gear seized as a result of a July 15 investigation into illegal salmon netting on Barachois Brook near Stephenville Crossing.

An SUV, salmon and various gear seized as a result of a July 15 investigation into illegal salmon netting on Barachois Brook near Stephenville Crossing.

A net, salmon and a wheel barrow seized as a result of a July 15 investigation into illegal salmon netting on Jumpers Brook near Birch Bay.An inflatable boat, net and salmon seized as a result of a July 16 investigation into illegal salmon netting on Dog Bay River near Stoneville.A boat, outboard motor and net seized as a result of a July 18 investigation into illegal salmon netting near Port Albert.A boat, outboard motor, ATV, net, salmon and trout seized as the result of a July 19 investigation into illegal salmon netting on Lower Crabbes River in the Bay of Islands.Two bicycles and a net seized as a result of a July 21 investigation into illegal salmon netting on Warm Brook near Stephenville.An ATV, a net and salmon seized as a result of a July 22 investigation into legal salmon netting near Eddies Cove.A net and ducks that were discovered as the result of an August 6 investigation into illegal salmon netting on Barachois Brook near Stephenville Crossing.

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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

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.

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

Wednesday, July 20

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.

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

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

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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

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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The Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, were in Bay Roberts on Thursday (July 8) to celebrate the signing of an agreement that will mean over $150 million in cost-shared municipal infrastructure projects moving forward this year. Minister Foote made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

Thursday, July 07

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

The Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, were in Bay Roberts on Thursday (July 8) to celebrate the signing of an agreement that will mean over $150 million in cost-shared municipal infrastructure projects moving forward this year. Minister Foote made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

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The Honourable John McCallum, federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, sign the first-ever bilateral immigration framework agreement between Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador. Details of the agreement were announced at the Association for New Canadians in St. John's - July 7, 2016.

Thursday, July 07

Provincial Government Signs First-Ever Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration Agreement

The Honourable John McCallum, federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, sign the first-ever bilateral immigration framework agreement between Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador. Details of the agreement were announced at the Association for New Canadians in St. John's - July 7, 2016.

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The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, announces more than $8.3 million worth of provincial-municipal cost-shared infrastructure projects today at the Mount Moriah Fire Department – which has received approval for a new fire hall/emergency centre valued at over $1.5 million. Minister Joyce is joined here by Deputy Fire Chief Paul Butt – June 30, 2016.

Thursday, June 30

Over $8.3 Million Available for Municipal Capital Works Projects

The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, announces more than $8.3 million worth of provincial-municipal cost-shared infrastructure projects today at the Mount Moriah Fire Department – which has received approval for a new fire hall/emergency centre valued at over $1.5 million. Minister Joyce is joined here by Deputy Fire Chief Paul Butt – June 30, 2016.

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The Pictured from left to right: Gary Corcoran, Vice-President and Branch Manager, RBC and Colin Krulicki, Regional Vice-President, RBC presented Tom Foran, Chair and Dean Brinton, CEO of The Rooms Corporation with a cheque for $250,000 towards the Where Once They Stood We Stand Capital Campaign.

Wednesday, June 29

The Rooms Corporation: RBC contributes $250,000 to the Where Once They Stood We Stand Capital Campaign for First World War Commemoration at The Rooms

The Pictured from left to right: Gary Corcoran, Vice-President and Branch Manager, RBC and Colin Krulicki, Regional Vice-President, RBC presented Tom Foran, Chair and Dean Brinton, CEO of The Rooms Corporation with a cheque for $250,000 towards the Where Once They Stood We Stand Capital Campaign.

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The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Service NL (front), with Bob Ford Junior, Director and Membership Chairman of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada in Newfoundland and Labrador, posing with a 1964 Mercury Park Lane – June 2016.

Wednesday, June 29

Minister Proclaims Automotive Heritage Month in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Service NL (front), with Bob Ford Junior, Director and Membership Chairman of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada in Newfoundland and Labrador, posing with a 1964 Mercury Park Lane – June 2016.

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The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Julia Mullaley, Clerk of the Executive Council, presented the Public Service Award of Excellence to three individuals and four teams – June 15, 2016.

Wednesday, June 15

Premier Recognizes Employees with Public Service Award of Excellence

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Julia Mullaley, Clerk of the Executive Council, presented the Public Service Award of Excellence to three individuals and four teams – June 15, 2016.

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(L to R) Archeologist Bill Gilbert, MHA Betty Parsley and the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, toured Cupid's Cove Plantation earlier today - June 1, 2016.

Wednesday, June 01

Heritage Organizations Receive Over $830,000 in Operational Support

(L to R) Archeologist Bill Gilbert, MHA Betty Parsley and the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, toured Cupid's Cove Plantation earlier today - June 1, 2016.

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The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, and Parliamentary Secretary Colin Holloway chatted with staff during their tour of The Commissariat Provincial Historic Site earlier this morning in St. John's.

Tuesday, May 31

Provincial Historic Sites Open for 2016 Season

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, and Parliamentary Secretary Colin Holloway chatted with staff during their tour of The Commissariat Provincial Historic Site earlier this morning in St. John's.

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Group photo - The 2016 Premier's Athletic Awards were presented Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in St. John's. More than 100 athletes were provided awards of $500, $1,000, and $1,500 to assist with the costs of training and competition at the elite level.

Wednesday, May 25

Premier's Athletic Awards Honour Province’s Top Athletes

Group photo - The 2016 Premier's Athletic Awards were presented Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in St. John's. More than 100 athletes were provided awards of $500, $1,000, and $1,500 to assist with the costs of training and competition at the elite level.

Jillian Forsey of Kippens (athletics) was awarded one of two $5,000 Team Gushue Awards at the 12th annual Premier's Athletic Awards, held in St. John's on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. From left are: the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, George Stanoev, Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association (accepting on behalf of Ms. Forsey), Mike Adam and Jamie Korab (of Team Gushue).

Jillian Forsey of Kippens (athletics) was awarded one of two $5,000 Team Gushue Awards at the 12th annual Premier's Athletic Awards, held in St. John's on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. From left are: the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, George Stanoev, Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association (accepting on behalf of Ms. Forsey), Mike Adam and Jamie Korab (of Team Gushue).

Patrick Parfrey of St. John's (rugby) was awarded one of two $5,000 Team Gushue Awards at the 12th annual Premier's Athletic Awards, held in St. John's on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. From left are: the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Mr. Parfrey, Mike Adam and Jamie Korab (of Team Gushue).

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The Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, and the Honourable Eddie Joyce, provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs were in the Town of Conception Bay South today to announce the first 28 projects cost shared between the federal and provincial governments, and municipalities under the Small Communities Fund – May 20, 2016.

Friday, May 20

Over $24 Million Available for Cost-Shared Municipal Infrastructure

The Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, and the Honourable Eddie Joyce, provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs were in the Town of Conception Bay South today to announce the first 28 projects cost shared between the federal and provincial governments, and municipalities under the Small Communities Fund – May 20, 2016.

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Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division "Put poachers in focus" poster.

Friday, May 20

Minister Encourages the Public to Report Suspected Illegal Activity

Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division "Put poachers in focus" poster.

The Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division "Stop Poaching" website.

The Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division "Stop Poaching" website.

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The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Vanessa Kavanagh and the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency, view the planting of Newfoundland and Labrador's first canola field in Pasadena – May 20, 2016.

Friday, May 20

Researchers Plant First Canola Field in Pasadena

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Vanessa Kavanagh and the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency, view the planting of Newfoundland and Labrador's first canola field in Pasadena – May 20, 2016.

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Delegates visit the Newfoundland and Labrador booth at the Offshore Technology Conference 2016.

Wednesday, May 11

Minister Coady and Delegates Participate in Offshore Technology Conference

Delegates visit the Newfoundland and Labrador booth at the Offshore Technology Conference 2016.

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The Honourable Perry Trimper, Minister of Environment and Conservation and MHA for Lake Melville, Eugene Hart, Chief of Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation, Anastasia Qupee, Grand Chief of Innu Nation , Gregory Rich, Chief of Mushuau Innu First Nation, Minister Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary and MP for Labrador attend ceremony to transfer of the delivery of the Income Assistance program to the Innu Round-Table Secretariat of Labrador – April 2016.

Tuesday, April 05

Labrador Innu to Deliver Income Assistance Program

The Honourable Perry Trimper, Minister of Environment and Conservation and MHA for Lake Melville, Eugene Hart, Chief of Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation, Anastasia Qupee, Grand Chief of Innu Nation , Gregory Rich, Chief of Mushuau Innu First Nation, Minister Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary and MP for Labrador attend ceremony to transfer of the delivery of the Income Assistance program to the Innu Round-Table Secretariat of Labrador – April 2016.

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Chevy Colorado truck forfeited to the Crown as the result of the recent conviction of Frederick Harris of Goulds at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor for illegal possession of big game.

Thursday, March 24

Recent Convictions for Illegal Hunting Stem from Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Investigations

Chevy Colorado truck forfeited to the Crown as the result of the recent conviction of Frederick Harris of Goulds at Provincial Court in Grand Falls-Windsor for illegal possession of big game.

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The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, met with Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador athletes, coaches, staff and supporters outside the House of Assembly today (Wednesday, March 9), to congratulate the team on their successes at the 2016 National Special Olympics Winter Games, held March 1-5, 2016 in Corner Brook.

Wednesday, March 09

Ministerial Statement - Premier Ball Recognizes Special Olympics Success

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, met with Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador athletes, coaches, staff and supporters outside the House of Assembly today (Wednesday, March 9), to congratulate the team on their successes at the 2016 National Special Olympics Winter Games, held March 1-5, 2016 in Corner Brook.

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The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development (SWSD), signed a proclamation today (Tuesday, March 1) to declare March as Nutrition Month in Newfoundland and Labrador. From back left are: Glendora Boland, Provincial Nutrition Consultant, SWSD; Linda Carter, Director of Healthy Living, SWSD, and Melanie Stokes, Employee Wellness Strategist with the Provincial Government. Seated from left are: Lisa Dooley, Chair, Dietitians of Newfoundland and Labrador; Beverley Clarke, Deputy Minister of Health and Community Services, Minister Gambin-Walsh, and Stephanie O’Brien, Eat Great and Participate Coordinator, Recreation NL.

Tuesday, March 01

Nutrition Month Focuses on Making Small, Positive Changes to Diet

The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development (SWSD), signed a proclamation today (Tuesday, March 1) to declare March as Nutrition Month in Newfoundland and Labrador. From back left are: Glendora Boland, Provincial Nutrition Consultant, SWSD; Linda Carter, Director of Healthy Living, SWSD, and Melanie Stokes, Employee Wellness Strategist with the Provincial Government. Seated from left are: Lisa Dooley, Chair, Dietitians of Newfoundland and Labrador; Beverley Clarke, Deputy Minister of Health and Community Services, Minister Gambin-Walsh, and Stephanie O’Brien, Eat Great and Participate Coordinator, Recreation NL.

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The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of  Service NL, with the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Alan Doody, announcing a new online driver’s licence renewal service – February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 10

Online Driver’s Licence Renewal Service Launches with 10-year Photo Validity

The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Service NL, with the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Alan Doody, announcing a new online driver’s licence renewal service – February 10, 2016

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The Honourable Sherry Gambin Walsh, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development and Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services, participated in federal, provincial and territorial meetings in Alberta on Friday (February 5, 2016). Topics included poverty reduction, seniors housing, removing barriers for persons with disabilities, providing high quality early learning and child care services, and more.

Monday, February 08

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Discuss Social Issues in Canada

The Honourable Sherry Gambin Walsh, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development and Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services, participated in federal, provincial and territorial meetings in Alberta on Friday (February 5, 2016). Topics included poverty reduction, seniors housing, removing barriers for persons with disabilities, providing high quality early learning and child care services, and more.

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Atlantic salmon forfeited in relation to a recent conviction for poaching offences in central Newfoundland.

Friday, February 05

Salmon Poaching Incidents Lead to Significant Fines

Atlantic salmon forfeited in relation to a recent conviction for poaching offences in central Newfoundland.

Atlantic salmon and a net forfeited as the result of a recent conviction for poaching offences in central Newfoundland.

Atlantic salmon and a net forfeited as the result of a recent conviction for poaching offences in central Newfoundland.

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The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, is joined by Mary Ann Butt, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Justin Haley, Community Health Promotion Coordinator of the Foundation, for the signing of the proclamation of Heart Month – February 2016.

Wednesday, February 03

February is Heart Month in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, is joined by Mary Ann Butt, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Justin Haley, Community Health Promotion Coordinator of the Foundation, for the signing of the proclamation of Heart Month – February 2016.

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The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, joined with members of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and Newfoundland and Labrador Counsellors' and Psychologists' Association to proclaim February 1-5 Canadian School Counselling Week – February 2016.

Monday, February 01

Proclamation Recognizes Canadian School Counselling Week

The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, joined with members of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and Newfoundland and Labrador Counsellors' and Psychologists' Association to proclaim February 1-5 Canadian School Counselling Week – February 2016.

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The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, joins members of the Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador to proclaim Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016

Monday, February 01

Provincial Government Recognizes Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, joins members of the Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador to proclaim Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016

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The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Transportation and Works for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, with fellow members of the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

Friday, January 29

Ministers Highlight Transportation Infrastructure and Safety at National Meeting

The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Transportation and Works for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, with fellow members of the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

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As part of National Non-Smoking Week (January 17-23), the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, was at the Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s earlier this week to participate in Quit. Breathe. Live., an information session focused on lung health. The session included representation from Susan Penney of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Wednesday, January 20

Weedless Wednesday Highlights Opportunities to Quit Smoking

As part of National Non-Smoking Week (January 17-23), the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, was at the Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s earlier this week to participate in Quit. Breathe. Live., an information session focused on lung health. The session included representation from Susan Penney of the Canadian Cancer Society.

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