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Three Companies Receive Investment through Venture Newfoundland and Labrador

January 26, 2016

Three Newfoundland and Labrador companies will receive a total investment of $750,000 from Venture Newfoundland and Labrador, a venture capital fund established by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and managed by Pelorus Venture Capital Ltd. The fund is designed to provide greater access to capital for innovative entrepreneurs with high-growth potential start-ups.

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All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions Reconvenes

January 26, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador's All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions reconvened yesterday to discuss next steps in fulfilling its mandate. The committee will develop recommendations with the goal of improving programs and services for individuals and families affected by mental illness and addictions.

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Provincial Government Recognizes Confirmation of Aa2 Credit Rating

January 25, 2016

The Honourable Cathy Bennett, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, has again reaffirmed the Provincial Government’s commitment to protect Newfoundland and Labrador’s credit ratings. These comments are in response to a statement released today by Moody’s Investor Service confirming the province’s credit rating remains at Aa2 while the outlook for the province has been changed from stable to negative.

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Five Communities to Receive Broadband Service

January 19, 2016

As part of the Provincial Government’s commitment to providing leading edge telecommunications services and infrastructure, $251,790 is being invested in rural broadband access. Five rural Newfoundland and Labrador communities will receive broadband coverage as a result of the investment. The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, made the announcement today at By the Sea Café in King’s Point.

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Province Launches 2016 Tourism Advertising Campaign

January 18, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2016 tourism advertising campaign was officially launched today with the release of the latest television ad under the successful Find Yourself campaign. Entitled Crayons, the new ad features colourful place names from various regions of the province, such as Rose Blanche and Flower’s Cove. For the first time, the television spot features a musical score with lyrics. The song Colours, written by Kira Willey, is performed by Catherine Allan of Fortunate Ones.

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Preparation Continues for Full-Day Kindergarten

January 15, 2016

Work continues to progress on the infrastructure, resources and professional learning required to support the implementation of full-day Kindergarten in Newfoundland and Labrador in September 2016. An update was provided today at one of the four demonstration classrooms being used for professional learning across the province.

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Premier Extends Official Welcome to Syrian Refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador

January 13, 2016

Syrian refugees were officially welcomed today at a reception hosted by the Association for New Canadians (ANC). Newfoundland and Labrador’s newest residents were greeted by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills.

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Government Launches Multi-year Government Renewal Initiative

January 12, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador is facing mounting debt, increasing interest and borrowing costs, a credit rating downgrade, and restricted ability to support key government programming. In response to this difficult fiscal reality, the Provincial Government is launching the multi-year Government Renewal Initiative to identify a combination of measures to eliminate the province's deficit and move forward with a sustainable budgetary framework for Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Government Announces Immediate Actions to Help Address Fiscal Situation

December 22, 2015

Today the Provincial Government announced immediate actions to begin to address the difficult fiscal reality the province is facing. These measures include a comprehensive review of the Muskrat Falls project as well as adjustments in hiring, discretionary spending, re-allocation of savings, use of consultants and travel.

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Government Releases Revised Deficit and Updates Economic Indicators

December 22, 2015

Addressing the new fiscal reality facing Newfoundland and Labrador is the top priority for the Provincial Government. Today the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, along with the Honourable Cathy Bennett, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, released the province’s 2015-16 Fiscal and Economic Update. The projected deficit has been revised to $1.96 billion, an increase of $869.5 million over the Budget 2015-16 projection of $1.093 billion.

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

    Friday, February 05, 2016

    Salmon Poaching Incidents Lead to Significant Fines

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

  • 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, 2016

    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.

  • 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, 2016

    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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