July 20, 2016
Submissions are being invited for the 2016-17 Accessible Taxi Program to expand accessible transportation options in Newfoundland and Labrador. The program responds to transportation issues identified by the community of persons with disabilities and provides grants to assist taxi operators improve accessibility in their vehicle fleets.
July 18, 2016
The coastline of Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The announcement was made yesterday by the World Heritage Committee in Istanbul, Turkey.
July 14, 2016
The Provincial Government is committed to building a K-12 education system which better engages students in learning and improves student outcomes. The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today began the process to select the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes with a mandate to examine the current system and recommend improvements.
July 7, 2016
Over $150 million in cost-shared municipal funding has been made available to communities in Newfoundland and Labrador to support water, wastewater and public transit systems, as the result of an agreement to implement the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund in the province. The Federal Government is contributing a total of $75 million; the Provincial Government is contributing $44 million, and the remainder will be provided by the recipient municipalities.
July 4, 2016
High school students will have the opportunity to gain work experience this summer with 2,800 weeks of available employment. This will create 469 jobs supported through the Student Summer Employment Program – High School and made possible via $780,000 in funding. This program allows non-profit organizations throughout the province to avail of a wage subsidy to assist with the hiring of high school students for the summer.
June 30, 2016
The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, today announced over $8.3 million worth of cost-shared projects approved through the Provincial Government's 2016-17 Municipal Capital Works program.
June 30, 2016
Through the Provincial Roads Program, seven road maintenance and rehabilitation tenders have been issued with work getting underway throughout the central region this construction season. The tenders are a result of a $62 million investment in the program this year.
June 27, 2016
The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announced more than $63 million in joint funding to pave another 160 kilometres of the Trans-Labrador Highway's gravel surface with asphalt.
Federal and Provincial Governments Recognize 150th Anniversary of the Laying of the First Transatlantic Cable
June 27, 2016
In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the first successful transatlantic cable landing on July 27 and to ensure the milestone is appropriately recognized for years to come, the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador are investing in the Town of Heart's Content event celebrations. The announcement was made in Heart's Content today by the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, in behalf of the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, and the Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista - Burin - Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
June 24, 2016
July 1, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel. Newfoundland and Labrador is honoured to host Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, to the province from June 28 to July 1, recognizing her official role in this historic commemoration.