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Premier Recognizes First Nickel Production at Long Harbour

November 19, 2014

The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today formally recognized and celebrated first nickel production at the Long Harbour processing plant.

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Province Engaging Citizens on Next Steps for Poverty Reduction Strategy

November 17, 2014

The Provincial Government is reaffirming its commitment to reducing poverty in Newfoundland and Labrador with the announcement of an engagement process that will inform the development of the Poverty Reduction Strategy’s next action plan.

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National Philanthropy Day Encourages Giving Back to the Community

November 14, 2014

The Provincial Government is joining community organizations throughout North America in recognizing tomorrow, November 15, as National Philanthropy Day. Celebrated each year, the day honours fundraising professionals who are changing lives and improving communities through their contributions of time, energy and resources.

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Consultations to Begin for Premier’s Summit on Health Care

November 13, 2014

Providing high-quality and accessible primary health care for the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador is a key priority of the Provincial Government. Recognizing this, and in keeping with the commitment made by the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Premier’s Summit on Health Care will be held on January 14, 2015 in St. John’s. To gather ideas and generate input to help shape the agenda for the summit, four public regional forums will take place beginning later this month. In addition, in advance of the summit the general public is invited to provide feedback electronically, by phone or by regular mail.

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Seniors Community Recreation Funding Supports Active Living

November 13, 2014

The Provincial Government is encouraging recreation committees and organizations province-wide to apply to the Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program. Funding is available to assist with the costs associated with recreational programming for seniors. Applications are now available online.

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Tender Called for New School in Paradise

November 12, 2014

A tender has been called to begin construction of a new school in Paradise to accommodate students in kindergarten to Grade 6.

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Minister Heads Canadian Delegation at International Education Conference

November 12, 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador played an integral role in the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, led the Canadian delegation at the international conference, which took place November 9-12 and included over 1,000 delegates from around the world.

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Provincial Government Names the New Bell Island Ferry

November 12, 2014

To commemorate the role of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in global conflicts, the new ferry that will service Bell Island will be named the MV Legionnaire with the observation deck and the two passenger lounges honouring the contributions of four notable Bell Islanders – Harry Hibbs, David Nish Jackman, and Tom Fitzgerald Senior and Tom Fitzgerald Junior (Big Tom).

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Minister and Trade Delegation Promote Provincial Seafood in China

November 10, 2014

A delegation of provincial seafood producers has just returned from pursuing opportunities in Chinese markets at China Fisheries and Seafood Expo 2014, one of the world’s largest seafood trade shows. The producers were supported by the Provincial Government, and joined by the Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, throughout the show.

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Remembrance Day Honours the Sacrifices of Veterans

November 10, 2014

November 11 marks Remembrance Day throughout the country and many communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador will be holding wreath laying ceremonies, parades and commemorative events.

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