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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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Corner Brook Port Expansion Begins with $1.4 Million Investment

April 24, 2015

The Provincial Government is providing $1.4 million in funding to the Corner Brook Port Corporation to support refurbishment and repurposing of the former gypsum factory at 85 Riverside Drive into an industrial port facility. The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and MHA for Humber West, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Darin King, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, this morning at the corporation’s office in Corner Brook.

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Provincial Government Releases Job Vacancy Report

April 23, 2015

Employers, education and training institutions, students and job seekers in Newfoundland and Labrador can now learn more about current trends in the provincial labour market through the release of the 2014 Job Vacancy Report.

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MMSB and Crime Stoppers Seek the Public’s Support in Combating Illegal Dumping

April 23, 2015

The Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) and Crime Stoppers are encouraging Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to take an active role in protecting their communities and report suspicious activity related to illegal waste dumping. Through a new partnership, MMSB and Crime Stoppers have launched a public awareness campaign to deter potential offenders from dumping their garbage at unauthorized sites throughout the province.

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Integrated Approach Moves Moose Management Planning Forward

April 6, 2015

The Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Environment and Conservation, and the Honourable David Brazil, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced a new five-year moose management plan. The plan will see greater collaboration between government departments and will draw upon scientific research and moose-vehicle collision statistics to create a long-term, coordinated approach to moose management in the province.

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  • Jessica Cahill and Darren Feltham of the Conservation Corps discuss their organization's Health and Wellness Grant project with the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development. Minister Jackman announced more than 80 grant recipients during an event at the Boys and Girls Club of St. John's (Buckmaster's Circle) – May 14, 2015.

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Community Groups Receive Over $540,000 for Wellness Programs

    Jessica Cahill and Darren Feltham of the Conservation Corps discuss their organization's Health and Wellness Grant project with the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development. Minister Jackman announced more than 80 grant recipients during an event at the Boys and Girls Club of St. John's (Buckmaster's Circle) – May 14, 2015.

  • Representatives from Radhoc Youth Leadership. From left to right: Ryan Murphy, Sean Kennedy, and Jennifer Crowe – May 14, 2015

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Ministerial Statement - Minister Celebrates Youth Volunteer Efforts Throughout the Province

    Representatives from Radhoc Youth Leadership. From left to right: Ryan Murphy, Sean Kennedy, and Jennifer Crowe – May 14, 2015

  • The Honourable Clyde Jackman signs a proclamation declaring May as Better Hearing and Speech Month in Newfoundland and Labrador. From left are: Ashley Rossiter, President Elect of Newfoundland and Labrador Speech Language Pathologists Association; Zoey Austin, a Grade 12 student representing the Queen Elizabeth High School Hard of Hearing Association; Art Norris, Vice-President, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Newfoundland and Labrador; Leon Mills, Executive Director, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Karen Davis, Departmental Program Coordinator, Disability Policy Office, Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Ministerial Statement - May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

    The Honourable Clyde Jackman signs a proclamation declaring May as Better Hearing and Speech Month in Newfoundland and Labrador. From left are: Ashley Rossiter, President Elect of Newfoundland and Labrador Speech Language Pathologists Association; Zoey Austin, a Grade 12 student representing the Queen Elizabeth High School Hard of Hearing Association; Art Norris, Vice-President, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Newfoundland and Labrador; Leon Mills, Executive Director, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Karen Davis, Departmental Program Coordinator, Disability Policy Office, Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development.

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