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Natural Resources - 2005
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January

January 5
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

January 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference at 11:30 a.m. Subject: EOI for Lower Churchill
Premier releases Request for Expressions of Interest and Proposals for development of Lower Churchill hydro resource

January 11
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

January 13
Inland Fisheries Enforcement Program leads to conviction of more salmon poachers
New appointments made to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro board

January 18
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report
Planning underway for participation in international petroleum shows

January 26
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

January 27
New dairy plant officially opens

January 28
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Board renews Terra Nova POA for three-year term

February

February 1
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

February 8
Government seeks proposals on the development of wind generation strategy

Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

February 11
Fox confirmed with rabies in Nain
Government offers land to Labrador farmers

February 15
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

February 22
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

February 25
Minister Byrne says closure of federal research station could negatively impact agriculture industry

February 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister Byrne will hold a news conference at the provincial agriculture building
Minister Byrne continues effort to ensure federal research capacity is maintained

March

March 1
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

March 2
Minister encouraged by Shell Canada’s announcement to join Orphan Basin Consortium

March 4
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister Ed Byrne to hold news conference
Minister optimistic about agriculture research following Ottawa meeting

March 7
Motorists warned to be aware of caribou in Deer Lake - Howley region

March 9
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

March 16
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - 2005 Call for Bids
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report
Ministerial Statement - Status of discussions with Abitibi Consolidated Inc.
Ministerial Statement - 2005 Call for Bids

March 21
Maximizing benefit of natural resources through responsible management

Strategic initiatives to safeguard our natural heritage

March 22
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference Subject: NR enforcement activity

March 23
Government outlines plan to issue sidearms to conservation officers

Ministerial Statement - Commercial growth potential of potatoes

March 29
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

April

April 4
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Spill of synthetic-based drilling mud (SBM)
Minister comments on the release into the sea of  synthetic drilling mud by the ‘GSF Grand Banks’ drill rig and reported to the C-NOPB

April 5
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

April 7
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Precautionary plans for offshore demobilization

April 11
Ministerial Statement - Online mineral claim staking program

April 13
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

April 15
Investigation results in poaching convictions
Government meets with Abitibi to discuss future operations

April 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Supplier Development Forum

Department seeking information on suspicious fires
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

April 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend the annual general meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture

April 26
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

April 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister available to media
Government disappointed in Abitibi decision

April 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend events in Corner Brook

More deliberate fires on Avalon Peninsula concern forestry officials
Annual Agrifood and Garden Show taking place in Corner Brook this weekend
Major poaching ring busted along the southwest coast

May

May 3
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

May 4
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to meet with representatives of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union

May 6
Minister announces dates for 2005 forest fire season

May 9
More suspicious fires cause serious concern for forestry officials

May 10
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

May 16
West Nile virus surveillance plans announced for 2005

May 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Building Construction Trades Council

May 18
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

May 25
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

May 30
NOTE TO EDITORS : Premier and Minister to participate in the Atlantic Canada Oil and Gas Summit

May 31
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

June

June 3
Member of the ‘Untouchables’ receives jail time for salmon poaching

Princeton man sentenced for illegal possession of moose

June 7
Nine individuals face 67 charges following migratory bird enforcement action

Commercial harvester charged with illegally transporting timber
Minister announces silviculture projects for Bay d’Espoir and Avalon areas
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

June 8
Government announces $375,000 in silviculture funding for The Straits and White Bay North

June 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Baie Verte Chamber of Commerce Mining Conference
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister unable to address the Baie Verte Mining Conference, June 10

June 14
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

June 21
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Jack-ups rigs now permitted on Grand Banks

June 22
International Energy Council to hold conference in St. John’s

June 23
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

Minister announces funding for silviculture initiative
Minister welcomes news on future of federal research farm
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister available to media, June 24  Subject: Federal science strategy

June 24
Petroleum Pricing Office - Interruption formula used to adjust maximum gasoline prices

NOTE TO EDITORS: International Energy Council conference agenda

June 28
Silviculture funding announced for Harbour Main-Whitbourne

June 30
Department seeking public cooperation to address black bear concerns

Lyme disease season starts again
Fox tests positive for rabies
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

July

July 4
Minister says no project proposal submitted to government on Labrador ore

July 5
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

July 13
Natural Resources Building closed

July 14
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

July 15
Government announces $191,664 in silviculture funding

July 18
Silviculture funding announced for Terra Nova district

July 20
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

July 21
Silviculture funding announced for Windsor-Springdale

July 22
Premier announces appointment of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro CEO

July 26
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

July 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to hold news conference   Subject: Decisions by Abitibi Consolidated Inc.

Government outraged by Abitibi decisions

July 29
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Charge laid for November 21Terra Nova oil spill 

August  

August 1 
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to hold public meetings re - Abitibi 

August 4 
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report 

August 10
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report
Silviculture project approved for Humber Valley District

August 11
Funding announced for reforestation initiative in St. Barbe district
Silviculture funding announced for Harbour Main-Whitbourne
2005 forest insect control program now complete

August 17
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

August 23
Fisheries enforcement effort showing positive results

Silviculture projects planned for Lewisporte and Bonavista North districts
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

August 25
Province appoints Dean MacDonald to CNLOPB chair selection panel

August 30
Minister announces start of land consolidation program

August 31
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

September

September 1
Government acknowledges 100th anniversary of forest fire patrol

September 7
Over 1.5 million tree seedlings to be planted as part of reforestation initiatives

September 12
Another member of Trout River poaching ring convicted

C-NLOPB annual report released
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

September 14
Reports released to promote oil and gas potential

September 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister participating in two events in the western region

September 16
Minister’s Advisory Committee on Mineral Matters appointed

Government optimistic about level of mineral activity in province
Riverbrook Farmers Market officially opened   (Version française)

September 21
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, September 21. Subject: Agriculture Investments
Agricultural funding creates new opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador  (Version française)

Septmeber 22
Extensive negotiations with Abitibi unable to produce resolution

September 28
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

October

October 5
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

October 13
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

October 19
Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board: Harry Steele appointed Selection Committee Chair

Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

October 25
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

October 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference   Subject: Abitibi Consolidated Inc.

Government reaches framework of an agreement with Abitibi

October 27
Minister congratulates Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee

NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference, October 28. Subject: Dairy Industry

October 28
Government announces expansion of dairy industry

November

November 1
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

November 2
Minister announces annual review of mineral activities

November 3
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to speak at luncheon, November 4

November 7
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

November 10
NOTE TO EDITORS:  News Conference, November 10. Subject: Energy Plan Discussion Paper

Government launches Energy Plan discussion paper and consultations

November 16
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board – Weekly Public Status Report

November 21
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board – Weekly Public Status Report

November 22
Ministerial Statement - Atlantic Energy Roundtable

November 25
Maritime results for avian influenza in waterfowl released

November 28
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

November 29
Ministerial Statement - World Trade Organization negotiations

December

December 5
Appointments made to Farm Industry Review Board

December 12
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

December 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and Minister available to media, Subject: Abitibi Consolidated

December 20
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report

December 29
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Weekly Public Status Report


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