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$382,000 in Health Care Funding Benefits Residents in 10 Coastal Labrador Communities

December 18, 2014

Ten health facilities serving communities along the north and south coasts of Labrador will receive upgrades and new equipment through an investment of $382,000. Residents of Black Tickle, Cartwright, Charlottetown, Forteau, Hopedale, Makkovik, Mary’s Harbour, Nain, Port Hope Simpson and Postville will benefit from the funding.

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Proposed Legislation Will Assist Police in Locating Missing Persons

December 11, 2014

The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced new legislation aimed at locating and protecting missing persons in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Missing Persons Act will receive second reading in the House of Assembly today and is intended to provide the police with the tools necessary to move more quickly and efficiently on those investigations where it is known that a person is missing but there is an absence of evidence that a criminal wrongdoing has occurred. Premier Davis was joined at the announcement by the Honourable Judy Manning, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Chief Bill Janes and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Chief Superintendent Andrew Boland.

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Icewater Seafoods Inc. Receives $200,000 to Enhance Cod Processing Facility

December 10, 2014

Icewater Seafoods Inc., a processing company based in Arnold’s Cove that specializes in cod and groundfish products, will receive $200,000 from the Provincial Government to help install new equipment that will significantly boost product yield and quality. The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, announced the funding through the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program today. This funding will support the installation of Icelandic heading and mincing equipment that is new to the fish processing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Canadian Red Cross Recognizes Work of Provincial Government

December 9, 2014

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has received the Canadian Red Cross Partners in Humanity Citation for its involvement in the EDGE 2013 Conference. At a ceremony held today at Memorial University, the department joined the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association and Memorial University's Faculty of Education as all three groups received the award in recognition of their commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people within their community by assisting the Red Cross to effectively mobilize the power of humanity.

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Families and Child Care Centres to Benefit from New Operating Grant Program

December 5, 2014

To help make child care more affordable for parents, the Provincial Government is launching a voluntary Operating Grant Program. Through a total investment of $9.7 million, an annual operating grant will be given to eligible licensed child care centres to help offset some of the costs associated with providing child care.

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Provincial Government Inviting Municipalities to Provide Feedback on New ATIPP Guide

December 3, 2014

The Provincial Government is inviting municipalities across Newfoundland and Labrador to provide feedback on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (ATIPP) Guide for Municipalities , a draft document designed to help municipal ATIPP coordinators carry out their responsibilities under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Amendment to Registered Nurses Act Expands Quality of Care and Protection for Patients

December 2, 2014

An amendment to the Registered Nurses Act, 2008, was introduced in the House of Assembly today. The amendment proposes to add quality assurance provisions to the act with the intent of strengthening and improving the practices of registered nurses.

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Provincial Government Seeking Applications for Regional Councils and Youth Advisory Committee

December 1, 2014

The Honourable Steve Kent, Deputy Premier and Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement, is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the nine Regional Councils and the Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Advisory Committee, both supported by the Office of Public Engagement.

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Provincial Government Contributing $7.2 Million for Enhanced Patient Care Initiative

November 27, 2014

The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, joined with funding partners IBM and the Government of Canada to launch the Translational and Personalized Medicine Initiative (TPMI). The Provincial Government is contributing $7.2 million to a $50 million fund, which will be allocated over the next five years. Led by Memorial University, TPMI will bring the latest and most innovative discoveries in health research directly to patients in an effort to enhance care and treatment options.

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Minister Breaks Ground for the Maritime Link Project

November 26, 2014

The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources, today joined the Honourable Andrew Younger, Nova Scotia Minister of Energy, and Chris Huskilson, President and CEO of Emera, in a ground-breaking ceremony at the Bottom Brook construction site in Newfoundland and Labrador. The purpose of the event was to recognize the start of construction of the Maritime Link Project and to sign an industrial and employment benefits agreement for the project.

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