Municipal Affairs - 2008

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

January

January 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend FPT Meeting

January 9
Media Advisory: Ministers to Address Road Builders/Heavy Civil Association


February

February 1
Board Member Elected

February 14
Safety of Residents Top Concern as Closure Orders Issued to 22 Personal Care Homes
Media Advisory: Ministers Wiseman and Denine Available to Media

February 15
Six Communities in Central Newfoundland to Benefit from Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund

February 22
Media Advisory: Premier and Ministers to Attend Team Newfoundland and Labrador Send-Off

February 25
Chair Appointed to Western Regional Waste Management Committee

February 29
Harbour Grace to Benefit from Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund
 


March

March 4
Media Advisory: Ministers to Unveil New Firefighter Licence Plate

March 5
New Licence Plate Introduced to Recognize Provincial Firefighters

March 6
Fire Commissioner Confirms No Immediate Fire and Life Safety Concerns for Health Facilties

March 7
Reminder to Change Your Clocks; Daylight Saving Time to Begin March 9

March 10
All But Two Personal Care Homes to Remain Open

March 14
Minister Provides Update of Fire and Life Safety Assessments at Health Facilities

March 25
Town of Wabush to Benefit from Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund
Town of L’Anse au Loup to Benefit from Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund

March 27
Members Appointed to Greater Avalon Regional Waste Management Committee

 


April

April 2
Province Provides $45,000 to Support Beaumont Hamel Pilgrimage

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

April 18
Report Concerning Fire and Life Safety Assessments of Unsprinklered Health Facilities Released
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Municipal

April 22
Vacancies Filled at Western Regional Waste Management Committee

Media Advisory: Fire Commissioner to Provide Technical Briefing

April 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce New Initiatives for Municipal Capital Works Funding

April 25
Improved Cost-Share Ratios to Benefit Municipalities

April 29
Unprecedented Investment of $673 Million Enhances and Restores Provincial Infrastructure

April 30
2008-2011 Multi-Year Capital Works Funding Program Announced
 


May

May 6
Province Celebrates 13th Annual National Emergency Preparedness Week

May 8
Media Advisory: Ministers to Address 2008 MNL Municipal Symposium

May 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Emergency Preparedness Week Community Barbeque
Drinking Water Safety Initiative Unveiled for Newfoundland and Labrador

May 12
Municipal Assessment Agency - Board Member Elected

May 14
Ministerial Statement - Provincial Government Recognizes 2008 Municipal Awareness Day

May 16
Minister Offers Victoria Day Weekend Fire Safety Reminders

May 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Address the Newfoundland Chapter of the Canadian Public Works Association

May 22
Provincial Government Supports Municipal Sustainability Self-Assessment

May 26
Media Advisory: Provincial Government to Join Community Partners to Enhance Emergency Preparedness Education and Awareness

May 27
"Ready-Kit-GO" to Help Newfoundland and Labrador Residents Prepare for Emergencies

Ministerial Statement - Provincial Government Joins Community Partners to Enhance Emergency Preparedness Education and Awareness

 


June

June 11
Special By-Election Scheduled for Town of Avondale

Provincial Government Announces Funding for 2008-09 Municipal Capital Works Program
Provincial Government Announces $20 Million to Mount Pearl Through Multi-Year Capital Works Program

June 19
Funding Announced for Engineering Design Phase of Municipal Capital Works Program
$3.9 Million for Gander through Multi-Year Capital Works Program

June 20
Labrador City to Receive Over $3.5 Million Through Multi-Year Capital Works Program
Government Accepting Applications for Community Enhancement Employment Program

June 24
$4.2 Million to Grand Falls-Windsor Through Multi-Year Capital Works Program

June 26
$1.8 Million to Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Through Multi-Year Capital Works Program

June 30
Province to Commemorate Fallen Soldiers at Beaumont-Hamel


July

July 2
New Town Council in Avondale Congratulated by Government

July 4
Musgrave Harbour to Receive $1.7 Million for Road Upgrading and Paving
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services Annual Convention

July 7
Further Study to be Conducted in Daniel’s Harbour

July 9
Provincial Government Contributes $25,000 to Stephan Hopkins Memorial Foundation
Deer Lake Receives $24,622 to Relocate Booster Station

July 10
Terra Nova Communities Receive Funding for Infrastructure Improvements

July 15
Provincial Government Announces Funding for Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services

July 17
Communities in The Straits-White Bay District Receive Funding for Infrastructure Improvements

Funding Announced for Infrastructure Improvement Projects in St. George’s and Stephenville Crossing

July 18
Carbonear and Harbour Grace Receive Funding for Municipal Infrastructure Improvements
Pilley’s Island Receives Funding for Street Upgrades

July 21
Lewisporte and Campbellton Receive $376,003 for Infrastructure Improvements

St. Barbe Area Receives Funding for Infrastructure Improvements

July 23
Funding for Water Supply Alternatives Study Announced for George’s Brook and Milton

Bellevue Area Communities Receive Infrastructure Improvement Funding

July 25
Fire and Emergency Services – Newfoundland and Labrador Releases Northern Avalon Peninsula Radio Assessment Report

Funding Announced for Infrastructure Improvements in Gaultois and Pool’s Cove
Towns of Badger and Whitbourne to Receive Funding for New Fire Trucks

July 29
Steady Brook Receives Funding for Infrastructure Improvements

July 31
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Regional Asset Management System for Burin Peninsula

Minister Issues Fire Safety Reminder in Wake of Recent Fire Deaths


August

August 1
Disaster Recovery Assistance Application Available for Northeastern Communities
Regional Asset Management System Announced for Burin Peninsula

August 4
Local Governments Participate in Information Sessions on Public Sector Accounting
Public Advisory: Information Session Scheduled for Individuals Affected by Recent Flooding in Northeastern Communities

August 5
New Fire Truck Announced for St. Anthony


August 7
Provincial Government Approves Fire Truck Purchase for Irishtown-Summerside

Media Advisory: Minister to Lay Wreath at 3rd Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony

August 14
Change Islands Receive Funding for Road Upgrades
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Long Harbour & Mount Arlington Heights’ Come Home Year Opening Ceremonies

August 15
Communities in the Straits – White Bay Area Receive Funding for Infrastructure Improvements
Public Advisory: Trans Canada Highway Closed Between Towns of Gander and Gambo

August 16
Public Advisory: Trans Canada Highway Between Towns of Gander and Gambo Re-Opened

August 17
Public Advisory: Trans Canada Highway Reduced to One Lane
Public Advisory: Trans Canada Highway Closed

August 18
Fourth Round of Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund Announced

August 20
Wabana Receives Funding for Arena Upgrades

August 22
Funding Announced to Close Fogo Island Dumpsite
Funding Announced for Roadwork in Glovertown

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

August 28
Towns in Gander Area Receive Funding for Infrastructure Improvements


August 29
Piccadilly Head Receives Funding for Water Supply System Upgrades


September

September 4
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Urban Municipalities Committee Quarterly Meeting

September 5
Provincial Government Supports New Fire Truck for Town of Hermitage-Sandyville
Reminder to Municipalities and Residents of Potential Effects of Hurricane Season on the Province

September 8
Province Offers Fire Safety Reminder for University and College Students

September 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Multi-Year Capital Works Funding for Conception Bay South

Minister Approves Purchase of New Fire Truck for Town of Gambo

September 10
Conception Bay South Receives $22.9 Million for Municipal Infrastructure

September 11
Government Reviewing Recommendations for Modifying the St. Johns Agriculture Development Area

September 12
Media Advisory: Minister to Lay Wreath at the 68th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving

September 18
Communities Invited to Apply for Funding Under the Drinking Water Safety for Small Systems Program
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for New Fire Hall

September 19
Funding Announced for New Fire Hall

September 26
Chair Appointed to Greater Avalon Waste Management Committee

September 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Agreement Between Towns

September 30
Amalgamation Process Begins for Two Towns on the Northern Peninsula


October

October 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch Provincial Fire Prevention Week

October 6
Residents Encouraged to "Prevent Home Fires" During Fire Prevention Week

October 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Unveiling of New Corporate Identity for Employee Benefits Organization

October 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Join Students at Templeton Academy to Celebrate Fire Prevention Week
Trio Launched With Provincial Government Support

October 9
Municipalities Newfoundland and Labradors 58th Annual Convention and Trade Show Gets Underway in Corner Brook

October 14
Waste Management Among Topics Discussed at MNL Annual Convention and Trade Show

October 16
Deadline for Disaster Recovery Financial Assistance Claims Approaches

October 17
Province Hosting Fire and Emergency Services Training School

October 23
St. Lunaire-Griquet Receives Municipal Capital Works Funding
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Stephenville Crossings 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 27
Funding Announced for Roadwork in Stephenville

October 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Burgeo Infrastructure Project
Funding Announced to Complete Burgeo Water Treatment Plant

October 30
Media Advisory: Minister Denine to Participate in Todays Fly the Flag of Remembrance Ceremony
Media Advisory: Minister to Present Fire Vehicle and Observe Fire and Emergency Services Training on Burin Peninsula

October 31
Media Advisory: Minister not Available to Attend Scheduled Events on Burin Peninsula
Time to Fall Back: Residents Reminded to Adjust Clocks
 


November

November 6
November 8 is World Town Planning Day
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend 2008 Project Red Ribbon Launch

November 10
MMSB Provides Funding for Regional Waste Management Initiatives

November 12
Funding Announced for New Central Fire Station in New-Wes-Valley

Media Advisory: Minister to Attend 2008 Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Awards

November 25
Expression of Interest on Enhanced 911

November 26
Avondale Receives Municipal Capital Works Funding

November 27
Funding Announced for Infrastructure Improvement in Tilting

 


December

December 4
Municipal Capital Works Funding Announced for Botwood

December 5
Ministers Congratulate Stephenville on Incinerator Closure

December 9

Minister Reminds Residents of Importance of Seasonal Fire Safety

December 10
Minister Offers Home Heating Safety Reminders

December 11
Media Advisory: Minister to Visit Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion

December 16
Funding Announced for Infrastructure Improvement in La Scie

December 17
Central Newfoundland Waste Management Committee Appointed as a Regional Service Board
Ministerial Statement - Congratulations to Shad Valley Students on Recent Award

December 18
Minister Congratulates New Council

December 19
Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments Support New Facility for the YMCA in St. Johns

 


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