Photos - 2017

Service NL Registrar of Vital Statistics Ken Mullaley (left) presents Gemma Hickey with a gender-neutral birth certificate. A recent amendment to the Vital Statistics Act eliminated the requirement for individuals to provide a statement from a designated professional when applying for a gender-neutral birth certificate.

Thursday, December 14

Gender Neutral Birth Certificate Application Forms Now Available Online

Service NL Registrar of Vital Statistics Ken Mullaley (left) presents Gemma Hickey with a gender-neutral birth certificate. A recent amendment to the Vital Statistics Act eliminated the requirement for individuals to provide a statement from a designated professional when applying for a gender-neutral birth certificate.

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Derrick Bragg, Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Land Resources, and Smokey the Bear present Katie Spurrell, a Grade 5 student at Riverside Elementary in Clarenville with a framed copy of her entry into the 2017 National Forest Week Poster Contest. Katie is the contest’s provincial winner.

Thursday, December 07

Winner of the 2017 National Forest Week Poster Contest Announced

Derrick Bragg, Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Land Resources, and Smokey the Bear present Katie Spurrell, a Grade 5 student at Riverside Elementary in Clarenville with a framed copy of her entry into the 2017 National Forest Week Poster Contest. Katie is the contest’s provincial winner.

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The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works and Bernard Davis, MHA for  Virginia Waters – Pleasantville examine a tow plow which has been added to the department’s provincial snow clearing fleet.

Tuesday, November 21

Provincial Government Announces Tow Plow Pilot Project

The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works and Bernard Davis, MHA for Virginia Waters – Pleasantville examine a tow plow which has been added to the department’s provincial snow clearing fleet.

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Derrick Lockyer, Director of Enforcement (Acting) and Barry White, Superintendent of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement - Eastern Region, present Officer Travis McDonald  with awards for Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year and the Shikar-Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year for Newfoundland and Labrador.   (L-R) Derrick Lockyer (Acting Director), Officer Travis McDonald, Tanya McDonald (wife), and Barry White, Superintendent Eastern region.

Wednesday, November 01

Minister Byrne Extends Congratulations to Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year

Derrick Lockyer, Director of Enforcement (Acting) and Barry White, Superintendent of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement - Eastern Region, present Officer Travis McDonald with awards for Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year and the Shikar-Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year for Newfoundland and Labrador. (L-R) Derrick Lockyer (Acting Director), Officer Travis McDonald, Tanya McDonald (wife), and Barry White, Superintendent Eastern region.

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Members of the NL Innovation Council held their inaugural meeting this week – October, 2017.

Friday, October 06

NL Innovation Council Focused on Advancing Innovation Agenda

Members of the NL Innovation Council held their inaugural meeting this week – October, 2017.

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Gail Pike, Newfoundland-Labrador Federation Cooperatives President, joined by Minister Mitchelmore, signs MOU on behalf NLFC with Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Thursday, October 05

Provincial Government Signs New Partnership Agreement with Newfoundland-Labrador Federation of Co-operatives

Gail Pike, Newfoundland-Labrador Federation Cooperatives President, joined by Minister Mitchelmore, signs MOU on behalf NLFC with Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Continuous socking technology – September 2017

Friday, September 29

Minister Mitchelmore Announces Investment to Support Aquaculture Growth

Continuous socking technology – September 2017

Mussel Farm – L to R - Brian Warr, MHA for Baie Verte-Green Bay; Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance;  Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services; Derek Bennett, Parliamentary Secretary for Children, Seniors and Social Development; Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources; Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation; and, Derrick Bragg, Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Land Resources – September 2017

Mussel Farm – L to R - Brian Warr, MHA for Baie Verte-Green Bay; Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance; Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services; Derek Bennett, Parliamentary Secretary for Children, Seniors and Social Development; Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources; Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation; and, Derrick Bragg, Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Land Resources – September 2017

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Canadian delegation at 2017 Enactus World Cup – September, 2017

Friday, September 29

Premier Ball Congratulates Enactus Memorial

Canadian delegation at 2017 Enactus World Cup – September, 2017

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Detours will be in place for each section of the Trans-Canada Highway undergoing night time construction. The detour for eastbound motorists tonight is via Salmonier Line, CBS Highway, Peacekeepers Way, and Foxtrap Access Road.

Wednesday, September 27

Public Advisory: Update Provided on Night Time Construction Pilot Project

Detours will be in place for each section of the Trans-Canada Highway undergoing night time construction. The detour for eastbound motorists tonight is via Salmonier Line, CBS Highway, Peacekeepers Way, and Foxtrap Access Road.

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From left, standing, Betty Clarke, mayor-elect; Derek Bennett, MHA, Lewisporte-Twillingate; Brian Sceviour, outgoing mayor, (seated) and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, signed a Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement today in Lewisporte that will help protect valuable wetland and coastal habitats located in the community.

Wednesday, September 27

Provincial Government, Town of Lewisporte Sign Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement

From left, standing, Betty Clarke, mayor-elect; Derek Bennett, MHA, Lewisporte-Twillingate; Brian Sceviour, outgoing mayor, (seated) and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, signed a Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement today in Lewisporte that will help protect valuable wetland and coastal habitats located in the community.

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Detours will be in place for each section of the Trans-Canada Highway undergoing night time construction. The detour while work is active on the TCH between Salmonier Line and Holyrood Access is Salmonier Line (Route 90), CBS Highway (Route 60), Holyrood Access Road.

Monday, September 25

Public Advisory: Night Time Road Construction Beginning This Evening

Detours will be in place for each section of the Trans-Canada Highway undergoing night time construction. The detour while work is active on the TCH between Salmonier Line and Holyrood Access is Salmonier Line (Route 90), CBS Highway (Route 60), Holyrood Access Road.

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The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, presents the Council of the Federation Literacy Award to Ms. Rosalie Simon.

Friday, September 08

Premier Ball Marks International Literacy Day by Announcing Council of the Federation Literacy Award Winner

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, presents the Council of the Federation Literacy Award to Ms. Rosalie Simon.

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Nets seized by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers near Great Rattling Brook and Fortune Brook – July 2017.

Thursday, August 17

ProvincialFish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers Lay Charges Related to Salmon Poaching

Nets seized by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers near Great Rattling Brook and Fortune Brook – July 2017.

Nets seized by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers near Great Rattling Brook and Fortune Brook – July 2017.

Nets seized by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers near Great Rattling Brook and Fortune Brook – July 2017.

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Hon. Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, joined members of the newly established provincial Fisheries Advisory Council for its inaugural meeting today

Thursday, August 03

Provincial Fisheries Advisory Council Holds Productive First Meeting

Hon. Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, joined members of the newly established provincial Fisheries Advisory Council for its inaugural meeting today

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Crews work on upgrading and paving of Route 230A from George’s Brook to Route 230 – July 2017.

Friday, July 28

Minister Hawkins Provides Update on Major Road Work for 2017 Construction Season

Crews work on upgrading and paving of Route 230A from George’s Brook to Route 230 – July 2017.

Transportation and Works crews continue pothole patching with an asphalt recycler on Route 510, Trans-Labrador Highway between L'Anse au Clair and Forteau – July 2017.

Transportation and Works crews continue pothole patching with an asphalt recycler on Route 510, Trans-Labrador Highway between L'Anse au Clair and Forteau – July 2017.

Repairs are taking place to Southwest Brook Bridge on Burgeo Highway, Route 480 – July 2017.Work is continuing on Team Gushue Highway extension near Old Pennywell Road and Capt. Whelan Drive as crews dig a trench for an electrical conduit in the highway’s median – July 2017.

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Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement today on the key elements of a new federal, provincial, territorial (FPT) agricultural policy framework during the Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, from July 19-21.

Friday, July 21

New Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Help Position Canada as a Leader in the Global Economy

Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement today on the key elements of a new federal, provincial, territorial (FPT) agricultural policy framework during the Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, from July 19-21.

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The Honourable Chris Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, congratulated members of MUN Hyperloop and wished the team luck at the 2017 SpaceX Hyperloop Competition - July 12.

Wednesday, July 12

Supporting Entrepreneurs and Innovation

The Honourable Chris Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, congratulated members of MUN Hyperloop and wished the team luck at the 2017 SpaceX Hyperloop Competition - July 12.

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Premier Dwight Ball; Bluedrop CEO Emad Rizkalla; Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains; and Newfoundland and Labrador's federal MPs were together in Steady Brook to recognize an Agreement In Principle between the Provincial Government and Bluedrop to pilot new SkillsPass workforce technology. July 11, 2017 L-R: Federal Minister Navdeep Bains, MP Gudie Hutchings, Premier Dwight Ball, Emad Rizkalla, and MP Seamus O'Regan

Tuesday, July 11

Province Enters into Agreement-in-Principle to Support Accelerated Growth Company

Premier Dwight Ball; Bluedrop CEO Emad Rizkalla; Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains; and Newfoundland and Labrador's federal MPs were together in Steady Brook to recognize an Agreement In Principle between the Provincial Government and Bluedrop to pilot new SkillsPass workforce technology. July 11, 2017 L-R: Federal Minister Navdeep Bains, MP Gudie Hutchings, Premier Dwight Ball, Emad Rizkalla, and MP Seamus O'Regan

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Minister Trimper signs the proclamation to make July Automotive Heritage Month with (L-R) Bob Ford, NAACC NL Director, Bobby Ford, NAACC Membership Director, and Connie Hilliard, NLACCC Treasurer.

Friday, June 30

Minister Trimper Proclaims Automotive Heritage Month 2017 in Newfoundland and Labrador

Minister Trimper signs the proclamation to make July Automotive Heritage Month with (L-R) Bob Ford, NAACC NL Director, Bobby Ford, NAACC Membership Director, and Connie Hilliard, NLACCC Treasurer.

(L-R) Minister Trimper and NAACC NL Director Bob Ford with a 1958 Edsel Citation Convertible, NLACCC Treasurer Connie Hilliard with a 1968 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible and NAACC Membership Director Bobby Ford with a 1966 Mustang deluxe Convertible.

(L-R) Minister Trimper and NAACC NL Director Bob Ford with a 1958 Edsel Citation Convertible, NLACCC Treasurer Connie Hilliard with a 1968 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible and NAACC Membership Director Bobby Ford with a 1966 Mustang deluxe Convertible.

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Hon. Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, at the Danger Tree in Beaumont-Hamel with Frank Sullivan, President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Provincial Command (NL) - June 30.

Friday, June 30

Provincial Delegation Visits Beaumont-Hamel

Hon. Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, at the Danger Tree in Beaumont-Hamel with Frank Sullivan, President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Provincial Command (NL) - June 30.

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Premier Ball meets some preschool children at today’s funding announcement for the Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13

Premier Ball Announces Funding for Child Care Initiative in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Premier Ball meets some preschool children at today’s funding announcement for the Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, June 13, 2017

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Premier Ball with Deputy Michelle Kinney of Nunatsiavut Government at the Housing Hub shelter in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, June 13, 2017.

Tuesday, June 13

Premier Ball Congratulates Shelter Staff on Successful Operations

Premier Ball with Deputy Michelle Kinney of Nunatsiavut Government at the Housing Hub shelter in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, June 13, 2017.

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Premier Ball joined provincial Indigenous Leaders and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Communities Yvonne Jones for the first ever Indigenous Leaders Roundtable

Friday, May 26

First Indigenous Leaders Roundtable Advances Mutual Goals of Indigenous Communities and Provincial Government

Premier Ball joined provincial Indigenous Leaders and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Communities Yvonne Jones for the first ever Indigenous Leaders Roundtable

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Fish and Wildlife Enforcement seized 54 Atlantic salmon, three coolers, a fish tub, a duffle bag with five knives and a sharpener, two gill nets, and one Scanoe with motor.

Friday, May 26

Salmon Convictions Result in Significant Fines

Fish and Wildlife Enforcement seized 54 Atlantic salmon, three coolers, a fish tub, a duffle bag with five knives and a sharpener, two gill nets, and one Scanoe with motor.

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The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, met with Saqamaw Mi’sel Joe, Chief of the Miawpukek First Nation, to sign the MOU.

Friday, May 26

Provincial Government Signs Education MOU with Miawpukek First Nation

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, met with Saqamaw Mi’sel Joe, Chief of the Miawpukek First Nation, to sign the MOU.

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The Council on Higher Education convened on March 23, 2017. Pictured are, back row, from left:  Genevieve Dooling, Deputy Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour; Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President of Memorial University; Elizabeth Kidd, President/CEO (A) of College of the North Atlantic; and Alex Noel, Student Representative for Memorial University. Front row, from left:  Iris Petten, Chair of Memorial University’s Board of Regents; the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour; Cheryl Stagg, Chair of College of the North Atlantic’s Board of Governors. Absent: Chris Sheaves, Student Representative – College of the North Atlantic.

Friday, March 24

Minister Byrne Convenes Council on Higher Education

The Council on Higher Education convened on March 23, 2017. Pictured are, back row, from left: Genevieve Dooling, Deputy Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour; Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President of Memorial University; Elizabeth Kidd, President/CEO (A) of College of the North Atlantic; and Alex Noel, Student Representative for Memorial University. Front row, from left: Iris Petten, Chair of Memorial University’s Board of Regents; the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour; Cheryl Stagg, Chair of College of the North Atlantic’s Board of Governors. Absent: Chris Sheaves, Student Representative – College of the North Atlantic.

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New Brunswick hosted Atlantic Ministers Forum on the Status of Women, February 8, 2016. From left: Paula Biggar of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, Newfoundland Labrador MHA Lisa Dempster and Nova Scotia representative Joanne Bernard.

Thursday, February 09

Newfoundland and Labrador Participates in Atlantic Ministers Forum on the Status of Women

New Brunswick hosted Atlantic Ministers Forum on the Status of Women, February 8, 2016. From left: Paula Biggar of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, Newfoundland Labrador MHA Lisa Dempster and Nova Scotia representative Joanne Bernard.

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

Thursday, January 12

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, January 12

Fish and Wildlife Investigations Result in Significant Fines

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

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

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

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