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Municipal and Provincial Affairs - 2001
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January 30
Advisory: Fire in air exchanger caused by excessive snow accumulation


February 2
Snow accumulation blocking building exits

February 9
Cleaning and maintenance of wood stoves

February 23
Minister to meet with Board of Directors of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Municipalities


March 22
Minister announces additional support for NLHC community centres
Social Housing Spending
Minister announces continued support for Debt Relief Program
New Elections Act to be introduced in House of Assembly
Minister announces $50 million for infrastructure and capital works
Provincial Home Repair Program

March 29
Notice of Daylight Savings Time

March 30
Minister proclaims April as New Homes’ Month
Municipal Assessment Agency - Board elects chairperson


April 17
Funding provided for Learn Not to Burn


May 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference on Canada/Newfoundland Infrastructure Program, May 7, St. John's

May 7
$51.5 million to be spent on municipal infrastructure projects
Municipal Assessment Agency: Agency holds Annual General Meeting

May 8
Ministerial Statement - St. John's harbour clean up

May 9
Ministerial Statement - Funding to address provincial water quality

May 14
Ministerial Statement - Announcement of infrastructure projects

May 18
Ministers respond to media reports concerning rebuilding of St. Vincent de Paul food bank
Minister encourages municipal small systems operators to attend training seminar

May 28
Premier announces plan of action on water quality


June 20
Municipal infrastructure projects announced for province


July 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, July 24, St. John's Subject: Report on waste management on Avalon Peninsula

July 24
Ministers release report on waste management on Avalon


August 6
NOTE TO EDITOR: News conference, August 7, St. John's Subject: Municipal Awareness Campaign

August 7
Municipal Awareness Campaign Launched

August 16
Ministers of local government meet

August 20
National housing conference identifies need for flexible programs

August 24
$300,000 approved for Postville community centre

August 30
Ministers to visit communities in Terra Nova district

Minister congratulates the Towns of Burin and Port au Bras on joining services


September 11 
Province preparing to accommodate passengers of in-bound flights
NOTE TO EDITORS: Status Report on activities at St. John' s International Airport
Status report on activities to assist people arriving in Newfoundland and Labrador on flights originally bound for the U.S.
Passengers deplaning across province, headed for accommodations

September 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: Status Report on activities being undertaken to assist people on flights originally bound for U.S.
Update on passengers and crew of international flights
No flights leaving Newfoundland and Labrador until official authorization given
NOTE TO EDITORS: Status Report on activities being undertaken to assist people on flights originally bound for U.S.

September 13
Air travel on domestic and international flights resuming
Information on flights departing
Status report on departures from provincial airports

September 14
Hurricane Erin may hit Avalon hard

September 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, September 21, St. John's, Subject: Province's response to crisis in U.S.

September 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, September 21, St. John's, Subject: Assistance for damages due to tropical storm
Government expresses appreciation for volunteer efforts
Financial assistance for property owners affected by tropical storm Gabrielle

September 25
Ministers express condolences to the family and friends of Dorothy Wyatt

September 27
Minister congratulates municipal election candidates
Minister provides update on disaster assistance resulting from Hurricane Gabrielle


October 12
Adjusting firms to assist EMO with evaluation of flood damages

October 16
Minister addresses issues raised concerning relief for victims of Tropical Storm Gabrielle

October 19
Questions and answers concerning assistance for damages caused by Tropical Storm Gabrielle

October 25
Notice of Newfoundland Standard Time

October 30
Municipal Assessment Agency - Labrador director elected


November 5 
Compensation for losses due to flood proceeding

November 8
Ministers refute statements made by Campaign For Progressive Waste Management

November 19
Ministers announce Avalon Waste Management Community Consultative Committee

November 26
Federal participation in flood assistance announced


December 3
Ministerial Statement - Federal Provincial Housing Initiative

December 17
Municipal Assessment Agency - Urban representative elected


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