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Environment and Conservation - 2005
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January

January 5
Minister announces appointment to Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

January 6
Three new species to be protected under Endangered Species Act

January 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to hold news conference, Corner Brook   Subject: Waste Diversion Program

January 14
Residential curbside recycling program announced for City of Corner Brook
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

January 19
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

January 21
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

January 22
Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Labrador Inuit Association sign agreements to establish Torngat Mountains National Park reserve

January 26
NOTE TO EDITORS - News Conference, January 26. Subject: Office paper recycling program
Paper recycling program announced for St. John’s Mount Pearl, Paradise and
Conception Bay South

January 28
NOTE TO EDITORS - News Conference, January 31. Subject: Recycling Initiative

January 31
Paper and cardboard recycling program announced for Lewisporte

February

February 1
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

February 2
Minister recognizes World Wetlands Day

February 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to launch new initiative by Ever Green Recycling

February 11
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

February 17
Environmental Assessment Bulletin
Public workshop on recovery efforts of Newfoundland Marten

February 18
Phase I of environmental clean-up at former military site in St. Anthony completed

February 21
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

February 22
Wilderness reserve users reminded of mandatory entry permits

February 24
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

February 25
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

March

March 2
Minister urging speedy passage of Bill C-15

March 3
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

March 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to participate in signing ceremony today

March 8
Labrador City, Wabush and Iron Ore Company of Canada support  wetland stewardship through Municipal Wetland Stewardship Program
Environmental Assessment Bulletin
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to participate in official launch of the Climate Change Traveling Exhibit

March 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference  Subject: Residential Waste Diversion Initiative
Residential curbside recycling coming to City of Mount Pearl

March 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Environmental Industry Association
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

March 17
2005-06 big game licence applications in the mail

March 18
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

March 21
Strategic initiatives to safeguard our natural heritage

March 23
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

March 28
Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) - Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program for 2005

March 29
Province moving forward with new approach for used tire recycling program

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

March 30
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

April

April 6
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

April 8
Celebrating National Wildlife Week 2005

April 11
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

April 12
Hunters encouraged to complete small game licence returns

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

April 14
Change in seasonal camping permits at Butter Pot Provincial Park

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

April 15
Department seeking nominations for Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards

April 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to appear before Standing Senate Committee on  Energy, Environment and Natural Resources on Bill C-15

April 20
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

Ministerial Statement - Bill C-15

April 21
Ministerial Statement - Earth Day 2005

April 22
Minister announces appointments to MMSB Board of Directors

April 28
Province shares water resources management expertise with Egyptian delegation

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to sign Memorandum of Understanding

April 29
Climate Change Agreement signed by Newfoundland and Labrador and Government of Canada

May

May 3
Ministerial Statement - Memorandum of Understanding regarding climate change

NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, May 4. Subject: Recycling initiative

May 4
Commercial cardboard recycling program for Exploits Valley region

May 6
Residential backyard composting program announced

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

May 10
Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve opens for 2005 season

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

May 11
Iron Ore Company of Canada recipient of 2004 Great Blue Heron Award

May 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister attending the annual general meeting of the Association of Newfoundland Land Surveyors

Provincial parks to open for 2005 season
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

May 13
Amendments to Wildlife Act will see tougher penalties for inland fisheries violations

May 18
Minister discourages removal of moose calves

May 19
Bill C-15 passed in the senate without amendment

May 20
Motorists reminded to watch for moose when driving in province

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

May 26
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

May 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at the Water Works Conference

May 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Launch of recycling program for Corner Brook, May 30

Official launch of residential curbside recycling program for City of Corner Brook

June

June 1
Becoming An Outdoors Woman Program, June 24–26

2005-06 big game licence draw completed
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

June 3
Changes to Wildlife Regulations

Public draw for cottage lots

June 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce the winners of the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards

16th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards presented

June 9
Funding announced for closure of waste disposal sites

Environmental Assessment Bulletin
Minister releases 2003-04 annual drinking water report

June 10
Funding announced for regional waste management projects

June 13
Well owners reminded to test their water wells

June 14
Funding approved for Harbour Grace incinerator site clean-up

June 17
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

June 23
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

June 24
Minister to attend environment ministers’ meeting in Halifax

June 30
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

July

July 8
Environmental Assessment Division

July 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to hold news conference   Subject: Climate Change Action Plan

July 13
Action plan demonstrates commitment to addressing climate change

July 21
Billboards to remind motorists of potential for moose-vehicle collisions

July 22
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

July 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity - Minister to present cheque to Newfoundland and Labrador Conservation Corps’ Climate Change Education Centre

July 27
Government provides funding to assist Newfoundland and Labrador Conservation Corps in its climate change efforts

July 28
New regulations will better protect ozone layer and improve air quality

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

July 29
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

August

August 1 
Minister announces winner of 2005 Atlantic Province’s Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program
  

August 2 
NOTE TO EDITORS: Launch of the “No Fees, No Fines” Vehicle Emissions Clinic at 1:00 pm today 
Minister launches annual “No Fees, No Fines” Vehicle Emissions Clinics  

August 4 
August 5-8 is Interpretation Week in provincial parks and natural areas  

August 5 
Crown land negotiations with Humber Valley Resort Corporation completed 

August 18
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

August 22
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

August 24
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

August 25
Mandatory office paper program comes into effect September 1

August 26
Minister pleased with climate change rating from environmental coalition
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

September

September 1
Third annual Newfoundland and Labrador Mushroom Foray gets underway

September 2
Minister announces public draw for cottage lots in Trinity Bay

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

September 6
Minister asking public to be energy wise

NOTE TO EDITORS: Launch of provincial backyard composting program

September 7
Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) - Provincial backyard composting program launched

September 9
Hunting season for big game officially opens

Minister announces changes to Pesticides Control Regulations

September 13
2005 Parks as Nature’s Classroom program gets underway this week

September 15
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

September 16
Public draw for cottage lots

September 21
Provincial parks and reserves close for 2005 season

September 22
Environment minister to meet with Atlantic counterparts in St. John’s

September 26
Becoming an Outdoors Woman program to take place on west coast October 14-16

September 28
Environment ministers pledge their commitment to cooperation

Charges laid under Endangered Species Act

September 29
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

September 30
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

October

October 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo Opportunity - Official launch of new curbside recycling program in Mount Pearl

Rabbit snarers reminded of new regulations
Mount Pearl’s residential curbside recycling program underway

October 4
Minister to attend resource ministers meeting in Saskatchewan

Further environmental clean-up at St. Anthony’s former military site

October 6
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

October 7
Minister to attend oil spill control exercise in Norway

October 13
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

October 14
Newfoundland and Labrador celebrates Waste Reduction Week

October 18
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

October 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers to attend grand opening of Calypso Foundation, Lewisporte

NOTE TO EDITORS: Grand Opening of Calypso Foundation cardboard and paper recycling facility rescheduled to Friday, October 21

October 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to participate in the official launch of the Think Green Recycling Program

October 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Canadian Herb, Spice, and Natural Health Products Coalition’s national conference

October 27
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

November

November 3
Ambient water quality contour maps now available online

November 4
Public asked to keep environment in mind on Guy Fawkes night
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

November 7
2005 research permits for provincial parks and reserves up over last year

November 14
Water resources management division wins Atlantic award of excellence

November 16
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

November 18
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

November 21
Atlantic premiers to address Calgary Chamber of Commerce, November 23     (Version française)

November 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference:  Second component in government’s plan to address rising home heating costs

$6.9 million Residential Energy Efficiency Program unveiled
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

November 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Environment and Conservation Minister to Open NEIA Oil Spill Conference

November 28
Government seeks input on national environmental sustainability statement

December

December 2
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

NOTE TO EDITORS: Environment and Conservation Minister to participate in United Nations’ Conference on Climate Change (COP11)

December 9
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

December 12
Ministerial Statement - United Nations Conference on Climate Change

December 13
New Corner Brook long-term care facility to be province’s first “Green Building”

December 16
NOTE TO EDITORS - Climate Change Workshop for Municipalities

December 19
Sunday hunting to be permitted for portion of hunting seasons

December 22
Holiday travelers cautioned to be alert for moose on provincial highways

Environmental Assessment Bulletin


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