January 30, 2015
The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today released a report summarizing his government's actions in the 120 days since he was sworn in as Premier on September 26, 2014.
January 30, 2015
A new treatment centre in Grand Falls-Windsor for youth with addictions was officially named today. Hope Valley Centre was completed in May 2014 and represents a strategic investment of $12.5 million to enhance mental health and addictions services in Newfoundland and Labrador.
January 29, 2015
The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, today announced the appointment of three new members, and the re-appointment of six others, to the Provincial Advisory Council on Aging and Seniors. The 13-member council advocates on behalf of senior citizens province-wide, and is one means by which seniors have strong input into the development of government programs and policies.
January 28, 2015
Today, on Data Privacy Day, the Honourable Steve Kent, Deputy Premier and Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement, is reminding residents of the importance of protecting their personal information and safeguarding data. Data Privacy Day has been recognized around the world since 2008 in an effort to generate global discussion and awareness.
January 27, 2015
The importance of reading as a family and participating in literacy-related activities are being celebrated as the Provincial Government recognizes today (Tuesday, January 27) as National Family Literacy Day.
January 26, 2015
The economic benefits generated by the provincial aquaculture industry from 2003 to 2013 are now outlined in a new report released today titled Economic Impacts of the Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry. The report provides information about the aquaculture industry's positive impact on provincial GDP, employment, and labour income.
January 23, 2015
The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the member appointments to the Premier's Advisory Council on Crime and Community Safety. The council will examine all aspects of crime in Newfoundland and Labrador and recommend new strategies to prevent and reduce criminal activity and enhance safety in the province.
January 22, 2015
With a commitment to making unique collections of information available to the public,the Provincial Government today announced the release of eight additional datasets through the Open Government Initiative for use free of charge by residents. The datasets include preliminary data from the volunteer and non-profit sector census being carried out by government, provincial and regional population projections to the year 2035, and a collection of administrative region mapping files. Further information about the eight new datasets can be found in the backgrounder below.
January 19, 2015
A new antibiotic adherence program is being launched to focus on the effective and appropriate use of antibiotics. This program, which will be available to clients of the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program, is among the first of its kind in the country to be led by pharmacists and involves an initial consultation and follow-up with patients who are receiving antibiotics. The long-term goal of the program is to address the issue of antibiotic resistance. Pharmacists will implement the program beginning on January 26, 2015.
January 19, 2015
The Provincial Government is partnering with ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada, in the new Make Room for Play physical activity campaign which calls on Canadian families to cut down on screen time and encourage more active play.