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Premier Asks Auditor General to Examine Appropriateness of Severance Payment to Former Nalcor CEO

May 29, 2016

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, pursuant to section 16 of the Auditor General Act, has requested the Auditor General to examine the appropriateness of the payment of severance to Ed Martin, the former CEO of Nalcor.

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Research & Development Corporation: RDC Awards Students with Research Inspired Enrichment Opportunities

May 26, 2016

Fifteen Newfoundland and Labrador high school students will spend this summer at research-related enrichment programs across North America and the Arctic through the Research Inspired Student Enrichment (RISE) Awards announced last night by the Research & Development Corporation (RDC). The awards range in value from $6,500 to $15,000 and are presented to students who demonstrate academic excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Premier's Athletic Awards Honour Province’s Top Athletes

May 25, 2016

More than 100 of the province's top young athletes, representing 26 sports, were recognized yesterday (Tuesday, May 24) by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, during the 12th annual Premier's Athletic Awards. The ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn in St. John's.

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Federal Funding Relief Brings Changes to Temporary Deficit Reduction Levy

May 25, 2016

Today the Federal Government, along with the Provincial Government, announced significant funding relief for Newfoundland and Labrador. The Federal Government has deferred the province's payments under the Equalization Repayable Floor Loan. As a result of this relief, the Provincial Government will be making changes to the Temporary Deficit Reduction Levy.

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Over $123,000 in Funding Supports Economic Diversity in the Corner Brook Region

May 24, 2016

A Provincial Government investment of over $123,000 will help Marble Zip Tours Inc. and Western Newfoundland Brewing Company Ltd, based in the Corner Brook region, build stronger and more dynamic communities and enhance their local economies. The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, toured Marble Zip Line, one of the funding recipients, while in the region last week.

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Federal and Provincial Governments Support Expansion of Heart’s Delight-Islington Marina

May 20, 2016

The Heart's Delight-Islington Marina Committee Inc. is better positioned to take advantage of the growing non-resident and recreational boating market through a combined investment of $220,193 by the Provincial and Federal Governments. Funding will be used to support Phase 3 of the marina development and includes upgrading marina safety and adding extra berths to meet the growing demand particularly by out of province boaters.

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Researchers Plant First Canola Field in Pasadena

May 20, 2016

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency, witnessed an agricultural first this morning with the planting of the province’s first canola field in Pasadena.

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Island Caribou Population Remains Robust and Healthy

May 18, 2016

The results of a recent census of five caribou herds on the south coast of Newfoundland show the island’s caribou population continues to decline but numbers remain healthy, at just under 32,000 animals.

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Deployment of Three Incident Management Team Members Set for Weekend

May 13, 2016

Three Forestry and Agrifoods Agency employees will head west this weekend as part of a nine-person Incident Management Team being deployed from Atlantic Canada to Alberta.

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Highlighting Innovation: GRi Simulations Strikes Success on the International Stage

May 11, 2016

Innovation Week, a series of events dedicated to the advances being made in Newfoundland and Labrador's technology sector, is being held this week. During Innovation Week, the department will shine a spotlight on some of the innovative companies that are experiencing success and providing economic benefit to the province and its people. This includes Gri Simulations; a Mount Pearl-based company that recently signed a joint venture with Brazil-based Under Water Group.

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  • The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, and Parliamentary Secretary Colin Holloway chatted with staff during their tour of The Commissariat Provincial Historic Site earlier this morning in St. John's.

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Provincial Historic Sites Open for 2016 Season

    The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, and Parliamentary Secretary Colin Holloway chatted with staff during their tour of The Commissariat Provincial Historic Site earlier this morning in St. John's.

  • Group photo - The 2016 Premier's Athletic Awards were presented Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in St. John's. More than 100 athletes were provided awards of $500, $1,000, and $1,500 to assist with the costs of training and competition at the elite level.

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Premier's Athletic Awards Honour Province’s Top Athletes

    Group photo - The 2016 Premier's Athletic Awards were presented Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in St. John's. More than 100 athletes were provided awards of $500, $1,000, and $1,500 to assist with the costs of training and competition at the elite level.

  • The Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, and the Honourable Eddie Joyce, provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs were in the Town of Conception Bay South today to announce the first 28 projects cost shared between the federal and provincial governments, and municipalities under the Small Communities Fund – May 20, 2016.

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    Over $24 Million Available for Cost-Shared Municipal Infrastructure

    The Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, and the Honourable Eddie Joyce, provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs were in the Town of Conception Bay South today to announce the first 28 projects cost shared between the federal and provincial governments, and municipalities under the Small Communities Fund – May 20, 2016.

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