August 27, 2014
Planning for full-day Kindergarten, announced in Budget 2014: Shared Prosperity, Fair Society, Balanced Outlook, is well underway and the program is on track for implementation province-wide in September 2016. The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Education, provided a full-day Kindergarten update today (Wednesday, August 27) to participants at Play the Kindergarten Way, a two-day workshop focusing on early literacy development and play-based learning.
August 25, 2014
To celebrate the progress being made on the new $49.5 million Bell Island ferry, the Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works, along with the Honourable David Brazil, Minister of Service NL and MHA for Conception Bay East – Bell Island, joined area residents at the Bell Island lighthouse celebrate the new vessel’s keel laying ceremony which recently took place at Damen Shipyards in Romania. This marks a major milestone in the construction of the ferry, which will be delivered in February 2016.
August 21, 2014
Patients and staff of the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre will benefit from $407,900 in funding for equipment and infrastructure upgrades.
August 20, 2014
Site work will begin soon in preparation for the construction of a new school in Gander, following the recent award of a tender, valued at close to $2.3 million, to LSG Construction of Gander.
August 19, 2014
With a continued focus on strengthening child care throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Government will increase the toddler rate under the Child Care Services Subsidy Program. Effective September 1, 2014, the program’s toddler rate will increase from $30 to $33 per day for those children aged 24 months to under 36 months who are availing of regulated child care services.
$1.2 Million Investment Will Improve Municipal Infrastructure in the District of Grand Falls-Windsor – Green Bay South
August 19, 2014
The Provincial Government has committed to a cost-shared investment of $1.2 million in the District of Grand Falls-Windsor - Green Bay South for important water and sewer infrastructure improvements and the expansion of the Triton fire hall. The Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, was joined today by Ray Hunter, MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Green Bay South, for the announcement.
August 18, 2014
An additional investment of $280,000 through Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation will help build a 10-unit apartment building for single-parent families in western Labrador. The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister Responsible for Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, made the announcement in Labrador City today on behalf of the Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation.
August 18, 2014
The Provincial Government is committed to supporting municipal infrastructure upgrades across the province and is investing $12.5 million in capital works funding in the District of Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans, cost-shared with local communities. The Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, made the announcement today, joined by the Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development and MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans.
August 15, 2014
The Provincial Government today announced the schedule of public engagement sessions for the Open Government Initiative. Launched in March, the initiative’s early focus has featured online engagement and stakeholder sessions designed to improve access to information and data, as well as provide people with new opportunities to shape policy and decision-making in government.
August 12, 2014
The Provincial Government, through Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, is investing $825,000 to purchase a six-unit apartment building in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, joined officials from the community today to make the announcement. The property will be developed into long-term accommodations to help address housing issues in the region.