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January

January 10
Local company gets international seal of approval

January 13
Government encourages public participation in insurance hearings

January 17
Petroleum Pricing Office - Maximum regulated fuel prices released
Wednesday deadline for notice of participation in auto review sessions

January 18
Online services now available for Registry of Deeds and Companies

January 21
Minister clarifies information

January 25
Petroleum Pricing Office: Early pricing adjustment to furnace oil

January 31
Petroleum Pricing Office: Petroleum Pricing Office makes early pricing adjustment to gasoline
Petroleum Pricing Office:  Petroleum Pricing Office interrupts fuel market to move stove oil prices
Petroleum Pricing Office: Petroleum Pricing Office makes early adjustment to maximum diesel prices

February

February 8
Province clarifies misleading information in message from insurance brokers

February 9
Homeowners urged to keep oil tanks free from ice and snow

February 10
Consumers encouraged to learn how to recognize fraud

February 14
Government invites public input on specific auto insurance reform issues

February 15
Petroleum Pricing Office - Maximum fuel prices effective February 15

February 23
Charges laid in relation to fatal accident in Wabush

February 28
Petroleum Pricing Office - Interruption formula used to adjust diesel, stove oil prices
Identity Theft Kit for Business now available online

March

March 7
Petroleum Pricing Office - Petroleum Pricing Office interrupts regular pricing schedule for furnace oil
Petroleum Pricing Office - Interruption formula used to adjust diesel, stove oil maximum prices

March 8
Charges laid in relation to industrial accident in Deer Lake

March 11
Consumer Advisory - Closure of discount airline Jetsgo

March 15
Petroleum Pricing Office - Maximum fuel prices effective March 15

March 16
Government announces changes to rate setting process for auto insurance

March 18
Companies encouraged to file annual returns on-line

March 21
Making school busing safe and secure

April

April 1
Charges laid for failing to comply with a court order

April 8
Petroleum Pricing Office - Early adjustment to furnace oil

April 11
Charges laid resulting from non-compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act

April 15
Petroleum Pricing Office - Maximum prices for regulated fuels

April 28
Ministerial Statement - National Day of Mourning

April 29
Company sentenced for failing to assist health and safety officers

May

May 3
Ministerial Statement - North American Occupational Safety and Health week

May 6
Charges laid in relation to an incident at a St. John’s dockyard

Government releases Public Utilities Board report on auto insurance review

May 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to hold news conference

May 12
Government announces additional auto insurance reforms

May 16
Petroleum Pricing Office - All regulated fuel prices see declines effective May 15
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference, May 17. Subject: ATV legislative changes

May 17
Government introduces safety measures for ATVs

May 19
Charges laid in relation to accident in Labrador City

May 24
Consumers warned about outdated pamphlet

May 25
Minister responds to building accessibility concerns

June

June 1
Petroleum Pricing Office - Road opening leads to lifting of price freeze in Zone 10a

June 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to be guest speaker at the Better Business Bureau of Newfoundland and Labrador

June 15
Petroleum Pricing Office - Maximum fuel prices released June 15; price freeze lifted in coastal Labrador

June 21
Petroleum Pricing Office - Interruption formula applied to maximum distillate fuel prices

July

July 15
Petroleum Pricing Office: Maximum fuel prices July 15

July 22
Charges laid in relation to incident in Corner Brook

July 25
Petroleum Pricing Office - Interruption formula used to reduce diesel prices

Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities - Board seeks feedback on review of petroleum pricing regulation

July 26
Petroleum Pricing Office - Early decrease to maximum furnace/stove oil prices

August

August 2 
Latest auto insurance reforms proclaimed 

August 4 
Government announces amendment to diving regulations 

August 9
Details on registering ATVs

August 15
Petroleum Pricing Office - Maximum regulated fuel prices

August 22
Petroleum Pricing Office - Petroleum prices continue to rise

September

September 8
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Gasoline prices decreased

September 13
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Gasoline prices further decreased

September 15
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Prices decreased for diesel fuel, furnace/stove oil

September 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers to attend transportation meetings

September 20
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Further reductions for gasoline, diesel and furnace/stove oil prices

September 22
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Public Utilities Board committed to fuel-price regulation

September 27
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Gasoline prices remain unchanged; other fuels increase

September 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend securities regulation meetings

September 30
Ministers pledge further progress on securities reform  (Version française)

October

October 3
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO): Gasoline prices to increase

October 4
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Automotive diesel prices increase

October 5
First Commissioner of Lobbyists appointed; Lobbyist Registration Act to be proclaimed October 11

October 11
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Gasoline prices increase

October 12
Consumers warned regarding “phishing” scams

October 13
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Gasoline prices lowered early

October 17
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Board releases October 15 regulated fuel prices

October 21
Minister says auto insurance study misleading

October 24
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Maximum price for all grades of gasoline reduced

October 25
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Maximum price of furnace/stove

October 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to bring greetings to St. John Ambulance conference

October 31
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Gasoline and diesel fuel prices decrease

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister launches Red Ribbon Campaign

November

November 1
Companies notified of change to annual return filing dates

November 7
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Diesel, furnace/stove oil prices see further reductions

November 15
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office - Gasoline, diesel prices decrease: Board implements changes to home heating fuel base prices

Changes to Registry of Companies and Deeds Online

November 21
Ministerial Statement - E-government conference

December

December 2
Public Utilties Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - No. 2 blend furnace oil prices decrease

December 5
Charges laid resulting from fatal accident in Bay Bulls

Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Maximum automotive diesel prices drop
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Stove oil prices decrease

December 9
Tips for Christmas shopping

December 13
Province opens up first-aid training for competition

December 15
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Maximum fuel prices released

December 20
Public Utilities Board’s Petroleum Pricing Office (PPO) - Market increases lead to hike in NL gasoline prices

December 28
Residential propane to see early increase

December 29
Companies sentenced for health and safety violations


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