Week of : March 18 - March 24


March 18

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March 19

March 20

March 21

EDUCATION
News Releases
 
New money for school construction and renovations
Continued commitment to professional development
Reinvestment in school board budgets continues
$1 million for library books

Backgrounder
 
Teacher Allocations 2002-2003

ENVIRONMENT
News Releases

Funding for drinking water initiatives
Continued funding for environmental remediation work

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
News Releases

Strategic Social Plan continues innovative approach
Government allocates an additional $50,000 to Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Government has again earmarked funding for Violence Prevention Initiative

FINANCE
News Releases

Increased taxes on fine cut tobacco and manufactured cigarettes
Tobacco tax increase not applicable in Labrador border zones
Dividend tax credit rate adjusted

Backgrounders

$2 Million allocated for assistance to low income homeowners to help offset cost of Fuel Tank Replacement Program
Deferred revenues
Dividend Tax Credit

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
News Release

Funding announced will serve to strengthen industry

FOREST RESOURCES AND AGRIFOODS
News Releases

Funding increase for resource roads program
Silviculture is key to sustainable management
Budget increase for insect control program

HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
News Releases

Government forging ahead with new Strategic Health Plan
Government to increase enrolment in nursing program
Government supports psychiatric assessment/short stay unit
Government supporting rate increase for home support
Additional funds for transition houses
Government continues commitment to health infrastructure
Government continues commitment to personal care homes
Government continues investments in health information technology

Backgrounders

Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS)
Unique Personal Identifier (UPI) and Client Registry

HUMAN RESOURCES AND EMPLOYMENT
News Releases

Changes to NLCB help low income families
Departmentís innovative changes continue

Backgrounders

Social Assistance Review
Employment Assistance Programs

INDUSTRY, TRADE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
News Releases

Industry, Trade and Rural Development to lead continued implementation of Renewal Strategy for Jobs and Growth
Small Business Advisory Council to be established
Community Economic Development Awards to be annual event

Backgrounder

Summary of major initiatives to stimulate business development in Newfoundland and Labrador

JUSTICE
News Release

Budget reflects governmentís continuing commitment to administration of justice

LABOUR
News Release

Funding to enhance enforcement of Occupational Health and Safety Act

LABRADOR AND ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
News Release

Department continues progress in carrying out mandate

Backgrounder

Budget focuses on Labrador

MINES AND ENERGY
News Releases

Government continues funding for Mineral Incentive Program
Government commits $10 million to reclamation of Hope Brook Site

MUNICIPAL AND PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS
News Releases

Social Housing Spending
Minister announces continued funding for Municipal Operating Grants
Minister announces continued support for Debt Relief Program
Minister announces new Multi-year Capital Works funding

TOURISM, CULTURE AND RECREATION
News Releases

Funding provided for Science Division, research institute and Natural Heritage Stewardship Secretariat
Provinceís tourism marketing receives an additional $1 million
Travel subsidy for Labrador students maintained
Minister announces funds for cultural resources

Backgrounder

Science Division, research institute and Natural Heritage Stewardship Secretariat

WORKS, SERVICES AND TRANSPORTATION
News Releases

Government continues major investment in infrastructure; Another community to be linked to Trans Labrador Highway
Government plans marine service improvements
Completion of Phase III Trans Labrador Highway

Backgrounder

Labrador Transportation Initiative Fund

YOUTH SERVICES AND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
News Releases

Government announces measures to make post-secondary education more affordable for students
Government continues to invest in public post-secondary education
Government continues focus on youth employment through Student Investment and Opportunity Corporation

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