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Central NL Farmer Using Growing Forward 2 Funding to Expand Unique Market

August 26, 2016

Romaine, Green Leaf, Red Leaf and Boston Bibb lettuce; root crops, berries, fresh herbs and preserves are a sampling of the locally-produced, fresh items offered at Mark's Market, a Wooddale-based business that is celebrating its official opening today. The Federal and Provincial Governments have invested $172,500 to help expand the local farmers market in order to boost the economy and strengthen the Newfoundland and Labrador agriculture industry.

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Province Seeing Increases in Tourism Visitation

August 25, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador is a leading tourism destination, offering authentic experiences which showcase the province's heritage, pristine natural environment and people. Up to the end of June 2016, the province's tourism sector is seeing increases in auto and air visitation over the same reported period in 2015.

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Premier Announces 2016 Independent Oil and Gas Resource Assessment

August 24, 2016

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, announced that Newfoundland and Labrador's 2016 independent resource assessment covering the area of the West Orphan Basin has identified 25.5 billion barrels of oil and 20.6 trillion cubic feet of gas potential.

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Over $6.2 Million Available for More Cost-Shared Infrastructure Projects

August 16, 2016

An additional 14 cost-shared municipal infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, valued at over $6.2 million, have been approved through the cost-shared Small Communities Fund. The Provincial Government is contributing more than $3.5 million to the projects; the Federal Government is providing over $2 million, and the remainder will be funded by the recipient municipalities.

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Provincial Government Announces Date for School Board Elections

August 16, 2016

On November 22, 2016, eligible voters across the province will be able to cast their vote to elect school board trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board and Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.

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Provincial Government Begins Review of Assessment Act, 2006

August 16, 2016

The Provincial Government is partnering with the Municipal Assessment Agency and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador to undertake a review of the Assessment Act, 2006. It is the first significant review of the legislation in the past 10 years.

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Provincial Government Invites Residents to Help Develop Immigration Strategy

August 12, 2016

Online and in-person consultations will be held with Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, as the Department of Advanced Education and Skills works to develop a new provincial immigration strategy. The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, attended the first roundtable discussion today at the Association for New Canadians in St. John's.

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Grant Proposal Submissions Invited for Accessible Taxi Program

July 20, 2016

Submissions are being invited for the 2016-17 Accessible Taxi Program to expand accessible transportation options in Newfoundland and Labrador. The program responds to transportation issues identified by the community of persons with disabilities and provides grants to assist taxi operators improve accessibility in their vehicle fleets.

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Mistaken Point Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

July 18, 2016

The coastline of Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The announcement was made yesterday by the World Heritage Committee in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Premier Opens Application Process for Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes

July 14, 2016

The Provincial Government is committed to building a K-12 education system which better engages students in learning and improves student outcomes. The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today began the process to select the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes with a mandate to examine the current system and recommend improvements.

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  • The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, participating in a technical rope and rescue demonstration on Saturday, August 27, at the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services Annual Convention and Trade Show in Corner Brook.

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    Funding Supports Learn Not to Burn Program

    The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs, participating in a technical rope and rescue demonstration on Saturday, August 27, at the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services Annual Convention and Trade Show in Corner Brook.

  • The Town of St. Anthony’s Volunteer Fire Department is getting a new walk-in rescue unit.  The new truck will go to tender this year and is anticipated to be delivered in fall 2017.

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Minister Joyce Announces New Fire Truck for St. Anthony

    The Town of St. Anthony’s Volunteer Fire Department is getting a new walk-in rescue unit. The new truck will go to tender this year and is anticipated to be delivered in fall 2017.

  • Items seized as the result of a recent investigation into salmon poaching on Traverse Brook near Gambo. Included in the seizure were 54 salmon.

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Alleged Poachers Caught with 54 Illegal Salmon

    Items seized as the result of a recent investigation into salmon poaching on Traverse Brook near Gambo. Included in the seizure were 54 salmon.

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