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Works, Services and Transportation - 2003
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January 

January 30
Details of Labrador ferries released

February

February 18
Minister responds to Opposition Leader’s comments regarding Cabinet appointments

February 27
Efforts underway to clear roads in St. Anthony

February 28
Transportation minister provides update on road conditions in St. Anthony area

March

March 7
Department launches electronic tendering initiative, March 10

March 26
Ministerial Statement -
Transfer of Stephenville’s Port Harmon

March 27
Significant investments in road infrastructure
Government launches vessel replacement program

April

April 1
Ministerial Statement - Privatization of Port Harmon

April 4
Temporary bridge open on Pinchgut Brook, Trans Canada Highway

April 10
Ministerial Statement - Satellite phone pilot project for Trans Labrador Highway

April 11
Ministers announce changes in Labrador airstrips

April 15
Contract awarded for Labrador marine service

April 24
Government remains committed to complete construction of Trans Labrador Highway
Contract awarded for satellite phones

May

May 6
Bridge replacement planned for Windsor-Springdale

May 9
Minister optimistic about Straits crossing

May 12
Cape St. Francis to benefit from provincial roads program
Trans-Labrador Highway upgrades planned
Road projects announced for Burin-Placentia West
$2.4 million paving contract awarded

May 15
Road improvements in Placentia - St. Mary’s

May 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Launch of Satellite Phone Pilot Program, Labrador City, May 27

May 27
Transportation minister launches satellite phone pilot project

May 29
Contract awarded for new health facility in Grand Bank

May 30
Consultants appointed for school redevelopment projects

June

June 6
Season to begin for Labrador marine service

June 9
Season begins for Southern Labrador marine service

June 13
Road improvements for Port de Grave
Road improvements for Humber Valley
Road work scheduled for Grand Falls-Buchans

June 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Community infrastructure projects to be announced, Benton, June 26

June 26
Road upgrades for Gander district
Contract awarded for northern Labrador marine freight service

July

July 7
Container freight moving to Labrador north coast

July 8
Labrador Coast airstrip restoration projects for 2003-2004 announced - Version française
Minister sets record straight on Labrador marine services

July 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference regarding Labrador Marine Services, St. John’s, July 22
Marine service between island and northern Labrador maintained

July 25
Shipping freight destinations for the Trans Gulf

July 28
Road work scheduled for Exploits region

August

August 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference on Long Island causeway, August 5, Grand Falls-Windsor
Long Island Causeway study to be registered with federal government

August 12
Tender awarded for Trans Labrador Highway upgrades

August 14
Contract awarded for Grand Bank health care facility

August 15
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference, Trans Labrador Highway, August 18
Update on Beaumont Hamel

August 18
Government launches chip seal experiment on Trans Labrador Highway

August 20
Tariff reductions on tractor trailer units from Cartwright

August 25
Temporary schedule adjustment to the MV Trans Gulf freight run

September

September 4
MV Apollo to remain on Strait of Belle Isle crossing

September 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Grimes to officially open Red Bay - Cartwright highway, September 12-13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Opening of final section of Outer Ring Road, September 10

September 10
Last section of Outer Ring Road completed

September 12
Premier officially opens Red Bay - Cartwright highway

September 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference regarding marine services in province, St. John’s, September 17

September 17
Minister announces Request for Proposal Call as first phase for vessel replacement program

September 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, September 19, Grand Falls-Windsor - Subject: New road development

September 19
Minister announces $150,000 grant for Town of Lewisporte
New access ramp for Grand Falls-Windsor
Province to host national transportation conference
Amendments made to schedule for Sir Robert Bond

September 19
Government of Canada and Government of Newfoundland and
Labrador contribute $13.8 million to Trans Canada Highway improvement projects - Version française

September 25
Contract awarded for Happy Valley-Goose Bay court house

October 

October 6
Construction of
new Supreme Court facility for Happy Valley-Goose Bay started

October 9
NOTE TO EDITORS - Ribbon-cutting ceremony to open Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, TCH, October 10

October 10
Queen Elizabeth II bridge opened

October 17
Vessel replacement proposals under review

November 

November 27
Ministers announce study of Labrador Coastal Marine Service

November 28
Ministers pleased with ruling, commit to further work

December

December 3
Minister to host tree lighting ceremony, St. John's, December 4

December 18
Ministers announce interim funding for Foodlift Subsidy Program

December 24
Labrador Straits ferry service extended to January 5, 2004


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