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Full-Day Kindergarten Planning Moving Forward

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.

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New Bell Island Ferry Progresses as Keel Laying Marks Key Construction Milestone

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.

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Government Provides Over $407,000 to Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre

August 21, 2014

Patients and staff of the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre will benefit from $407,900 in funding for equipment and infrastructure upgrades.

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Tender Awarded for Site Work at New Grades 4-6 School in Gander

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.

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Provincial Government Increases Toddler Rate Under the Child Care Services Subsidy Program

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.

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$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.

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Provincial Government Supports New Single-Parent Apartment Building in Western Labrador

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.

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$12.5 Million in Capital Works Funding to Benefit District of Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans

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.

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Public Input Sought on Open Government Initiative

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.

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Apartment Building Purchase to Help Address Happy Valley-Goose Bay Regional Housing Needs

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.

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  • The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Education, joins Darrin Pike, Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, and Jim Dinn, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, to provide an update on full-day Kindergarten planning during a play-based learning workshop in St. John’s on Wednesday, August. 27.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Full-Day Kindergarten Planning Moving Forward

    The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Education, joins Darrin Pike, Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, and Jim Dinn, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, to provide an update on full-day Kindergarten planning during a play-based learning workshop in St. John’s on Wednesday, August. 27.

  • An illustration captures front and back exterior views of Elizabeth Park Elementary in Paradise following completion of an eight-classroom extension. The extension is expected to be ready to accommodate students by the spring of 2015.

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Tender Awarded for Extension to Elizabeth Park Elementary, Paradise

    An illustration captures front and back exterior views of Elizabeth Park Elementary in Paradise following completion of an eight-classroom extension. The extension is expected to be ready to accommodate students by the spring of 2015.

  • Present at today’s Growing Forward 2 event at Glenview Farms included (left to right) owner Robert Walsh, the Honourable Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Eugene Legge, President of Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture, and the Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency – August 12, 2014.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Local Projects Funded Through Federal-Provincial Initiative

    Present at today’s Growing Forward 2 event at Glenview Farms included (left to right) owner Robert Walsh, the Honourable Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Eugene Legge, President of Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture, and the Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency – August 12, 2014.

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