Natural Resources - 2008

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


January 17
Early Snowfall Helping Wildlife Enforcement

January 18
New Mining Operations Set to Begin

January 23
Media Advisory: Minister Dunderdale to Address Business Outlook Conference


February 1
Province Awards Contract for Western Region Oil and Gas Study

February 21
Three Gambo Residents Plead Guilty to Wildlife Offences

February 25
Minister Participates in Oil and Gas Week Launch

February 29
Helicopter Patrols Helping Province Protect Threatened Caribou


March 6
Mining Conference Highlights Province’s Mineral Prospects and Global Competitiveness

March 7
Release of Environmental Reports Signals Next Phase for Former Mine Sites
Return of Offshore Drilling Rig Good News for Industry and Province

March 11
$500 Million Expansion Shows Province Successfully Competing in Global Mining Industry

March 12
Public Advisory: Polar Bear Warning Issued for Roddickton and Conche

March 18
Organization to Help Find New Uses for Forest Resources

March 26
Public Advisory: Polar Bear Sightings on Northern Peninsula

March 31
Programs Are Continuing for Newfoundland and Labrador Producers


April 2
Province Approves Decision on North Amethyst Development Plan

April 3
Hunters Reminded to Respect Caribou Hunting Regulations

April 14
Province Promotes Uranium Development Within its Jurisdiction

April 16
Public Advisory: Forest Access Road Closure

April 17
Ministerial Statement - Increased Enforcement Efforts Result in Reduction in Illegal Hunting of Protected Caribou Herds

April 23
Ministerial Statement - Province Marks National Soil Conservation Week
Forestry and Agrifoods Agency Hosts Forest Fair in Corner Brook

April 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Forestry Events in Corner Brook

April 25
Forest Sector to Benefit from Industry Diversification Initiatives

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

Budget 2008 Targets Opportunities That Foster Development of Knowledge-based Industries
Unprecedented Investment of $673 Million Enhances and Restores Provincial Infrastructure


May 1
Dates Set for 2008 Forest Fire Season

May 2
Premier and Minister Joining Largest Delegation in Province’s History for Houston Oil Show

May 8
Silviculture Partnerships Employing Student Tree Planters
Province Well Received at World’s Largest Oil and Gas Show

May 15
Public Advisory: Forest Access Roads Open in Lake Melville Area

May 20
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch Geological Field Program
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Women in Resource Development Committee

May 21
Province Launches Expanded Geological Mapping Program

May 26
Media Advisory: Government to Provide Status Update of Lower Churchill Project
Lower Churchill Project Expenditures Released

May 27
Media Advisory: Technical Briefing and Media Availability on Legislation Pertaining to the Province’s Energy Corporation

May 28
Energy Corporation Structure Ensures Accountability and Competitiveness


June 3
Province Provides Increased Funding for Regional SPCA Chapters
Provincial Government Funding Limestone Trucking Costs for Farmers

June 5
Government Details Commitment to Fur Farming Industry

June 6
2008 Calls for Bids Show Diversity of Oil and Gas Opportunities

June 10
Province Committed to Exploring Agricultural Opportunities in Labrador

June 12
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Annual Mining Conference

June 13
Media Advisory: Minister to Provide Details of Increased Funding for Agriculture

June 16
Media Advisory: Atlantic Agriculture Ministers Meeting in Province
Baie Verte Mining Resurgence Dominates Conference 
Province Increases Support for Agriculture and Agrifoods Sector
Atlantic Agriculture Ministers Commit to Regional Cooperation

June 18
Minister Provides Details on Energy Plan Budget Initiatives

June 20
Development Opportunities to be Showcased at Expo Labrador

June 27
Province Looking for More Information About Creation of Atlantic Energy Office



July 7
Labrador Spray Program Focuses on Hemlock Looper Infestation

July 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Federal/Provincial/Territorial Agriculture Ministers' Conference

July 11
Province Accepting Applications for Aleutian Disease Management Program
Governments Announce Completion of Growing Forward Multilateral Framework

July 15
Pet Owners Encouraged to Be Vigilant in Examining for Ticks

July 24
First Gold Poured at Pine Cove Mine



August 5
Humber Valley Benefits from 2008 Silviculture Program
Media Advisory: Minister to Address National Agriculture Conference

August 6
Silviculture Site Preparation Begins in St. George’s Area

August 11
Silviculture Program Reforests Two Sites in Seal Bay and Badger Burn

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

August 19
Media Advisory: Province and Project Partners to Sign Hebron Agreement

August 20
Hebron Agreement Signals New Era in Province’s History

August 21
Newfoundland and Labrador Companies to Take Part in International Oil and Gas Conference in Norway

August 28
Media Advisory: Provincial Government Releases Hebron Documents

August 29
Silviculture Activities Benefit Lewisporte Area


September 2
Public Advisory: Province Conducting Prescribed Burn in Crabbes River Area
Silviculture Projects Approved for Trinity North

September 4
Humber Valley Resource Roads Upgraded and Expanded
Funding Announced for Silviculture Projects in Terra Nova
New Forest Resource Road Construction for Exploits
Media Advisory: Minister Available to the Media

September 5
New and Improved Forest Access Roads for St. Barbe
New Hospital and College Proceeding on Proposed Site in Labrador West

September 8
Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune Resource Roads Being Upgraded

Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference

September 9
Baie Verte-Springdale Benefits from Resource Road Upgrades

September 10
Public Advisory: Province Conducting Prescribed Burn

September 11
Forest Resource Road Projects Benefit Terra Nova Area
Government Reviewing Recommendations for Modifying the St. John’s Agriculture Development Area
Land Sale in Offshore Labrador Region Represents Third Largest in Bid History
New Forest Roads Provide Access to Timber Resource in Lewisporte Area

September 12
Province Issues Call for Proposals for Marketing Strategy for Sawmill Sector
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak to Oil and Gas Industry Members in Western Newfoundland
Interest Increasing in West Coast Exploration
Public Advisory: Province Conducting Prescribed Burns

September 15
High School Skilled Trades Program Expands to 35 More Schools

September 16
Public Advisory: Province Conducting Prescribed Burn

September 18
National Forest Week Celebrates Province’s Greatest Natural Resource
Silviculture Activities Benefit Bonavista South

September 19
Six Farms Participating in Annual Open Farm Day
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Tree-Planting Ceremony in Bishop’s Falls
Public Advisory: Province Conducting Prescribed Burn

September 22
Public Advisory: Province Conducting Prescribed Burn

September 24
Resource Roads Getting Upgrades in Trinity North

September 29
Silviculture Activities Reforest 110 Hectares in Port Hope Simpson

September 30
2008 Agrifoods and Garden Show will Highlight Growing Industry


October 3
Media Advisory: Ministers to Announce New Energy Initiatives for Coastal Labrador

October 6
New Energy Initiatives for Coastal Labrador Announced During Ministerial Tour of Northern Labrador

October 8
Cranberry Industry Development Program Accepting Applications

October 21
Atlantic Agriculture Ministers Meet with Industry, Discuss Regional Co-operation

October 28
Public Advisory: Free Lecture in St. John’s on Geological Exploration in Northern Labrador

October 29
Mineral Resources Review 2008 Highlights Record Breaking Year

October 30
Public Advisory: Wolf Warning Issued for Happy Valley–Goose Bay

October 31
Public Advisory: Residents Encouraged to Report Wolf Sightings



November 3
Additional Reports Do Not Indicate Common Disease in Moose

November 5
Media Advisory: Natural Resources Minister to Address the St. John's Board of Trade
Residential Wood Pellet Rebate Details Announced

November 12
Vale Inco to Construct a Hydromet Plant at Long Harbour

Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media on Hydromet Announcement

November 13
Media Advisory: Ministers Available to Media in Grand Falls-Windsor

November 18
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media
Offshore Land Sale Attracts New and Existing Players

November 24
Cranberry Yield Grows Again

November 27
Fruit and Vegetable Storage Capacity Continually Expanding



December 1
Province Invests in Fur Farm Operation for Comfort Cove
Offshore Land Sale Attracts Two New Bids

December 2
Province Following Forest Sector Strategy Recommendations

December 3
Program Supports Growing Agrifoods Industry

December 9
Media Advisory: Ministers Available to Media in Grand Falls-Windsor
Media Advisory: Minister to Address the Arnold’s Cove Chamber of Commerce

December 11
Public Advisory: Snowmobile Enforcement Area Expanded
Nalcor Energy – The Future of Energy Development in Newfoundland and Labrador

December 12
Energy Efficiency Programming Assists Homeowners Reduce Heating Costs

Public Advisory: Bridge Closed

December 16
Media Advisory: Technical Briefing on Urgent Legislation

Media Advisory: Premier, Ministers and Area MHAs to Meet with Union, Town and Other Officials in Grand Falls-Windsor

December 17
Provincial and Federal Government Discuss Means to Stimulate Economy

December 31
Province Provides Three-Week Extension to Vale Inco


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