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Accessible Parking Education and Awareness Campaign Begins

March 4, 2015

An awareness campaign to provide guidelines to businesses and municipalities on accessible parking has been launched through a partnership between Service NL and the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador (the Coalition). The campaign includes brochures for business owners, pamphlets for accessible parking permit holders and presentations to various organizations such as building design and construction industries and municipalities. The campaign promotes education and awareness of the proper designation of accessible parking spaces, including the correct installation of signage, as well as the proper use of the accessible parking permit.

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Premier Attends World’s Largest Mining Convention and Trade Show

March 3, 2015

The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, focused on the long-term outlook of the provincial mining and mineral exploration sectors when he addressed approximately 300 people at an event in Toronto last night. The event, hosted by the Provincial Government and Mining Industry NL, was part of the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) international convention and trade show.

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Provincial Government to Implement Recommendations of the Independent Report on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

March 3, 2015

The Provincial Government will implement the recommendations contained within the ATIPPA Review Committee’s Independent Statutory Review of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is working to quickly develop an implementation plan. The committee conducted a comprehensive review, including examination of amendments made through Bill 29. The report is available at http://ope.gov.nl.ca/publications/index.html.

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Residents of Northwest Avalon Peninsula to Benefit from Approximately $2.8 Million in Health Care Funding

March 2, 2015

Four health care facilities serving families on the Northwest Avalon Peninsula will receive new equipment through an investment of approximately $2.8 million. The Honourable Steve Kent, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Community Services, made the announcement today in Carbonear. Minister Kent was joined by Glenn Littlejohn, MHA for Port de Grave, and George Butt, Vice-President of Eastern Health.

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Minister Seeking Nominations to Advisory Council on Status of Women

February 27, 2015

The Honourable Judy Manning, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, is inviting nominations for members to serve on the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women (PACSW).

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Nominations Open for 2015 URock Volunteer Awards

February 26, 2015

The Provincial Government is today encouraging Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to celebrate the outstanding volunteer contributions of the province’s youth. Nominations are now open for the 2015 URock Volunteer Awards. The deadline is Wednesday, March 18.

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Tourism Campaign Wins Big at the 2014 Adrian Awards

February 26, 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Find Yourself tourism marketing campaign has won four 2014 Adrian Awards, presented by Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) at an event in New York City held this week.

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Minister Presents 2015 Cultural Tourism and Doug Wheeler Awards

February 25, 2015

The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, presented the Cultural Tourism Award and Doug Wheeler Award at the annual Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Conference and Trade Show today in Gander. The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador was recognized with the Cultural Tourism Award and O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours received the Doug Wheeler Award.

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Pink Shirt Day Highlights Importance of Safe and Caring Schools

February 25, 2015

The Safe and Caring Schools Policy continues to be implemented in schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, and today, Pink Shirt Day, the Provincial Government is highlighting the importance of respectful, caring attitudes both in class and at home.

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Agreement with Vale Secures an Additional $230 Million Investment in Province

February 24, 2015

The Provincial Government announced today that a further amendment to the Voisey’s Bay Development Agreement has resulted in an estimated additional $200 million in compensation and a $30 million commitment for community initiatives in the province. Vale is constructing the Long Harbour processing plant to process nickel concentrate from the Voisey’s Bay mine into finished nickel products.

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  • The Honourable Tony Cornect, Minister of Service NL, and Kelly White, Executive Director of the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – NL, officially launch the new accessible parking awareness and education campaign – March 4, 2015.

    Wednesday, March 04, 2015

    Accessible Parking Education and Awareness Campaign Begins

    The Honourable Tony Cornect, Minister of Service NL, and Kelly White, Executive Director of the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – NL, officially launch the new accessible parking awareness and education campaign – March 4, 2015.

  •  The FFAW held a rally in Gander today to press for better sharing of the northern shrimp resource. Pictured from left, are the Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Lorraine Michael, Leader of the New Democratic Party, the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Keith Sullivan, President of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union and Dwight Ball, Leader of the Official Opposition – March 4, 2015.

    Wednesday, March 04, 2015

    All Parties Support Industry at Union Rally

    The FFAW held a rally in Gander today to press for better sharing of the northern shrimp resource. Pictured from left, are the Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Lorraine Michael, Leader of the New Democratic Party, the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Keith Sullivan, President of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union and Dwight Ball, Leader of the Official Opposition – March 4, 2015.

  • The Honourable Judy Manning, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, joined the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women today in proclaiming March 8, 2015 as International Women’s Day in Newfoundland and Labrador.

    Tuesday, March 03, 2015

    Provincial Government Proclaims International Women’s Day

    The Honourable Judy Manning, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, joined the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women today in proclaiming March 8, 2015 as International Women’s Day in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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