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Provincial Government Launches Enhancements to HealthLine

July 2, 2015

Residents of the province will benefit from enhancements to the HealthLine, a service that provides confidential and free health information and advice via a telephone line staffed by experienced registered nurses. The enhancements are designed to promote increased usage and awareness of HealthLine services and include a new telephone number (811), an app, an updated website and marketing materials.

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Provincial Government Launches Population Growth Strategy

June 25, 2015

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador today released Live Here, Work Here, Belong Here, A Population Growth Strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador, 2015-2025. The strategy is a government-wide approach for supporting individuals and families who choose Newfoundland and Labrador as their home. Through four five-year action plans focused on workforce, families, communities and immigration, the strategy will highlight everything that Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer.

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Applications Now Available for $5.7 Million Community Enhancement Employment Program

June 11, 2015

The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced today that the Provincial Government is now accepting applications from organizations and communities interested in sponsoring projects funded under the Community Enhancement Employment Program.

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New Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Legislation Comes into Force

June 1, 2015

Legislation that makes the province one of the world’s leading jurisdictions in access to information comes into force today. The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 balances the right to access with the importance of protecting privacy.

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Budget 2015 Ensures Continued Growth in Key Sectors

April 30, 2015

Budget 2015, with investments totalling more than $200 million, is focused on nurturing a diverse and globally competitive business community, as well as supporting critical community infrastructure to encourage business growth. These investments represent the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's long-standing commitment to identifying and capitalizing on growth opportunities that diversify the economy, create wealth, and contribute to sustainable employment in urban and rural areas over the long term.

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Budget 2015 Provides Approximately $1.4 Billion for Early Childhood Education, K-12 and Post-Secondary

April 30, 2015

With investments totalling approximately $1.4 billion, Budget 2015 further highlights the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's vision for life-long learning that begins in the early years and continues through to post-secondary education. These investments are helping provide Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with the skills and knowledge they need to compete globally and capitalize on the exciting career opportunities that exist in this province both now and into the future.

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Budget 2015 Investments Working to Improve Health Care Delivery throughout Newfoundland and Labrador

April 30, 2015

With an investment of nearly $3 billion, Budget 2015 continues the Provincial Government's focus on supporting health and wellness, improving patient care and producing better value to help ensure a sustainable health care system.

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Balancing Choices for a Promising Future

April 30, 2015

The Provincial Government is addressing the province's fiscal challenge by implementing balanced actions that recognize the current situation while, at the same time, continuing to make prudent investments in key areas that are important to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. With a fair, measured approach to protecting the significant progress Newfoundland and Labrador has made over the last decade, Budget 2015 outlines a plan to return the province to surplus in 2020-21.

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Provincial Government Announces New Community Sustainability Partnership

April 29, 2015

Building on the strong supports and significant investments the Provincial Government has made in our communities over the last decade, today, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the outcomes of the fiscal framework review – a new community sustainability partnership. This partnership is more than just fiscal in nature; it will enhance supports to communities and strengthen the social and economic fabric of our regions.

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Nine Species Protected Under the Province’s Endangered Species Act

April 29, 2015

In an effort to conserve and protect rare plants and animals, the Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Environment and Conservation, today announced that the Provincial Government has added nine species under the Endangered Species Act and designated them as either Endangered, Threatened or Vulnerable.

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