Environment and Conservation
- 2008

January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December


January 9
Media Advisory: Atlantic Ministers of Environment Meeting in PEI

January 10
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

January 16
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

January 17
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

January 25
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

January 31
Environmental Assessment Bulletin


February 1
Provincial Government Responds to Water Supply Problem in Select Communities

February 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Caribou Strategy
Five-Year Caribou Strategy Seeks to Address Declining Populations

February 8
Provincial Government Updates Municipalities on Water Chlorination

February 12
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

February 14
Public Advisory: Immediate Closure of T’Railway Provincial Park Structures

February 18
Update Provided on T’Railway Provincial Park Structures
Media Advisory: Ministers to Provide Update on the T’Railway Provincial Park

February 19
Provincial Government Moving Forward With Coastal and Ocean Management

Update Provided on T’Railway Park Structures – 78 Structures Re-Opened

February 21
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

February 22
Inspections of T'Railway Structures Completed

February 25
Over 160 Samples Received for 2007 Caribou Health Monitoring Program

February 26
Media Advisory: Minister Taking Part in Habitat Enhancement Project
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Rogers Phones-For-Food High School Challenge

February 27
Wetland Stewardship Communities Take Action to Enhance Habitat for Waterfowl
Environmental Assessment Bulletin



March 4
Caribou Surveys Taking Place on Northern Peninsula

March 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at NEIA Conference

March 6
Government Buildings to Become More Environmentally Friendly

March 11
Media Advisory: Minister to Provide Opening Address at Drinking Water Workshop
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

March 12
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Turf and Landscape Conference

March 13
Media Advisory: Ministers to Address Aboriginal Women’s Conference

March 20
Province’s Commitment to Drinking Water Safety the Focus on World Water Day
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

March 26
Environmental Assessment Bulletin


April 3
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

April 7
National Wildlife Week Celebrated in the Province

April 8
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

April 9
Public Advisory: Crabbes River Bridge Along T’railway Closed Until Further Notice

April 10
Initiatives Announced for Northern Peninsula Region to Support Provincial Waste Management Strategy

April 11
2008-09 Hunting and Trapping Guide and Big Game Licence Applications in the Mail

April 15
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

April 16
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop Set for June

April 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Friends of Beaches Network Event

April 22
Ministerial Statement - Celebration of Earth Day 2008

April 23
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Women At Work Luncheon

April 24
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

April 28
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

Ministerial Statement - Improvements Made to Provincial Parks Reservation System Following Review

April 29
Budget 2008 Investments in Natural Resources, Business and Tourism Sectors Will Strengthen Province for Future Generations


May 2
Phase One of the Caribou Survey of Northern Herds Completed

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

May 5
Ministerial Statement - Compost Awareness Week Celebrated May 4-10

May 6
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

May 8
Media Advisory: Drinking Water Safety Plan to be Unveiled
Ministerial Statement - Crown Lands Investment Improves Service to the Public
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

May 9
Drinking Water Safety Initiative Unveiled for Newfoundland and Labrador

May 13
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program for 2008 Underway
Ministerial Statement - Provincial Government Employee Named 2008 International Conservationist of the Year
Provincial Parks Open for 2008

May 16
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

May 20
Ministerial Statement - Advanced Technology Provides Flood Forecasting for Badger

May 22
Removal of Moose Calves Discouraged

May 26
Public Advisory: Crabbes River Bridge Along T’Railway Remains Closed

May 27
Landfill Gas Recovery Project to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

May 29
Public Advisory: Pistolet Bay Park and Pinware River Park Delay Opening
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in No Idling Campaign Launch

May 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Present Environmental Awards

Environmental Assessment Bulletin


June 2
19th Annual Environmental Awards Presented Dr. Gibson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

June 3
Ministerial Statement - Taking Action for our Environment

June 4
Media Advisory: Minister Participating in Roundtable Discussion on Climate Change
Big Game Draw Completed and Licence Notifications Sent Out

June 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Atlantic Ministers of the Environment Meetings

June 6
Government of Canada, Atlantic Provinces Sign Co-operation Agreement
Atlantic Environment Ministers Discuss Climate Change and other Regional Issues (Version française)
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

June 13
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Fisheries and Marine Institute’s 2008 Graduation Ceremonies

June 18
Provincial Government Assists Communities to Implement Coastal and Oceans Management Practices

June 19
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Nature Conservancy of Canada

June 20
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

June 25
Media Advisory: Minister to Sign Municipal Wetland Stewardship Agreement and New Coastal Stewardship Agreement
Town of Hawke’s Bay Signs Municipal Wetland Stewardship Agreement

June 26
St. Anthony Signs First Coastal Stewardship Agreement in Province

June 27
Environmental Assessment Bulletin


July 3
Blue-Green Algae Monitoring Plan Launched for 2008
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

July 7
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

July 10
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

July 15
Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project Final Guidelines Issued for Environmental Impact Statement

July 16
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

July 18
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

July 24
$100,000 in Funding Provided to Support Environmental Initiatives
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

July 30
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

July 31
Public Advisory: Immediate Closure of T’Railway from Gambo to Gander


August 12
Trapper Education Course Being Offered

August 13
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

August 15
No Confirmation of Disease in Moose Population on Northern Peninsula
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

August 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Conservation Corps Partner Thank You Day

August 25
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

August 26
Environmental Assessment Bulletin 
Media Advisory: Technical Briefing and Media Availability on Release of Long Harbour Commercial Nickel Processing Plant Proposal from Further Environmental Assessment

August 27
Trinity Bay East Moving Forward with Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy

August 29
Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program 2008 Winner Announced


September 2
Findings Released for Phase Two of Coastal Oceans Issues Scan

September 3
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

September 4
Hunter and Trapper Education Workshops Scheduled
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

September 5
Local School Chosen for Arctic Expedition on Climate Change

September 10
Hunting Season Opens This Weekend

September 16
2008 Parks as Nature’s Classroom Program Gets Underway

September 17
Increased Use of Parks Reservation System in 2008 Camping Season

September 18
Communities Invited to Apply for Funding Under the Drinking Water Safety for Small Systems Program
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program Taking Place in Gros Morne National Park

September 22
Phase Two of the Caribou Survey of Northern Herds Completed

September 23
Environmental Assessment Bulletin


October 3
Federal Presence in Province Takes Another Hit

Cottage Lots for Sale on Baie Verte Peninsula

October 6
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

October 9
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

October 10
European Space Agency to Incorporate Newfoundland and Labrador Innovation in International Development Project

October 20
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are Encouraged to Reduce Waste

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

October 21
Wildlife Exercise to Collect Caribou for Salmonier Nature Park

October 29
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

October 31
Sunday Hunting Begins This Weekend


November 3
Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Host North American Caribou Workshop
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend National Energy Efficiency Conference in Halifax
Additional Reports Do Not Indicate Common Disease in Moose

November 4
Climate Change Pilot Project Receives Funding to Monitor Ocean Conditions

November 7
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

November 10
MMSB Provides Funding for Regional Waste Management Initiatives

November 12
Another Successful Season for Salmonier Nature Park

November 19
Delay in Release of Recovery Strategy for Crowded Wormseed Mustard
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

November 21
Public Advisory: T'Railway Provincial Park from Clarenville East to Northwest Brook Closed Until Further Notice

November 26
Environmental Assessment Bulletin



December 3
Green Alternative to Home Heating Receives Green Fund Support

December 5
Orma South and Seal Lake Zones Opened for Caribou Hunting in Labrador

Ministers Congratulate Stephenville on Incinerator Closure

December 10
Homeowners Reminded to Have Oil Tanks Registered

December 11
Climate Change Message to be Delivered to Schools in Province
Public Advisory: Section of Former CN Railbed Closed at Petries Brook Crossing Until Further Notice

December 12
Provincial Wildlife Expert Nominated for Award
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

December 17
Central Newfoundland Waste Management Committee Appointed as a Regional Service Board

December 18
Environmental Assessment Bulletin
Government Provides Support for Climate Change Education Centre

December 23
Environmental Assessment Bulletin  

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