Natural Resources - 2009

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


January 5
Newfoundland Pony Focus of Photo Archive

January 7
Province Provides Rate Assistance to Diesel-Powered Communities 

January 15
Domestic Cutters Advised to Obtain New Permits

January 16
Marketing Consultant Retained for Forestry Industry

January 26
Province Produces its Billionth Barrel
Public Advisory: Bridge Over Crooked Knife Brook Closed

January 29
Lewisporte Area Domestic Cutters Advised to Obtain New Maps
Media Advisory: Premier and Minister to Hold News Conference
Province Reaches Improved Development Agreement with Vale Inco


February 5
Fur Farm Operation Receives Provincial Funding

February 12
Provincial Agrifoods Assistance Program Set for 2009-10

February 16
Media Advisory: Ministers to Travel to Labrador West for Series of Meetings

February 17
Media Advisory: Provincial Government to Make Major Infrastructure Announcement

Ministers Commence Meetings in Labrador West

February 19
Public Advisory: Polar Bear Warning Issued for Black Tickle

February 20
Supreme Court of Canada Dismisses Appeal

February 23
Celebrate Oil and Gas Week 2009

February 27
Extension Provided for 2008 Wood Pellet Rebate Program



March 3
Province Promoting Mining Exploration and Attraction in Budget 2009

March 11
Local Farm Recognized During Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
Media Advisory: Minister to Address NEIA Conference

March 19
Media Advisory:Premier and Minister Available to the Media

March 23
Hunters Told Threatened Caribou Will Be Protected

March 24
Call for Expressions of Interest to be Issued for Former AbitibiBowater Fibre

March 25
Formal Agreement with Vale Inco Officially Signed

March 26
A Green Investment: Budget 2009 Invests in the Environment
Strength Through Innovation: Budget 2009 Positions Newfoundland and Labrador as Centre for Innovation

March 27
Government Encouraging Darkness for One Hour March 28
Province to Assume Operation of AbitibiBowater Hydro Assets
Public Advisory: Dead Birds Under Examination
Killing of Threatened Caribou Shows Blatant Disregard for Species at Risk

March 31
Energy Efficiency Initiatives for Labrador Communities Moving Forward



April 2
Media Advisory: Premier Williams, Minister Dunderdale and Ed Martin to Announce New Recall Power Arrangements

Public Advisory: Polar Bear Warning Issued for Lodge Bay, Labrador
Historic Arrangement Sees Newfoundland and Labrador Wheel Upper Churchill Power Through Quebec to North American Markets

April 6
Province Celebrates National Wildlife Week

April 7
Government Puts Waterbomber Purchase on Hold

April 8
Discovery in the Flemish Pass Basin
April 9
Provincial Government Gives Green Light to Collective Agreement for Construction at Long Harbour

April 14
Hydromet Facility Achieves First Milestone
Public Advisory: Polar Bear Warning for St. Anthony Area

April 15
Province Invites Expressions of Interest for Timber Resource in Central Newfoundland

April 16
Public Advisory: Seal Bay Access Road to Close Temporarily 

April 17
Hunters Convicted of Big Game and ATV Violations 

April 23
Second Annual Forest Fair Promotes Industry 
Media Advisory: Forest Fair 2009 Kicks Off with Opening Ceremony 

April 24
2009 Residential Wood Pellet Rebate Program Announced

April 29
Hebron Project Operator Opens Local Office

April 30
Toll-Free Number Available for Reporting Forest Fires
Animal Protection Legislation to be Updated


May 4
Media Advisory: Minister and Delegation Attending Offshore Technology Conference

May 7
Interest High in Newfoundland and Labrador Petroleum Sector

May 15
Commemorative Stamp Pays Tribute to the Newfoundland Pony
Public Advisory: Public Cautioned About Forest Fires
May 20
Province-wide Poster Contest Open to Grade 5 Students

May 28
Calls for Bids Span Three Offshore Regions


June 5
Public Advisory: Polar Bear Warning Issued for Black Tickle

June 11
Congratulations to MUN’s Earth Science Team on International Award

June 16
Province Achieves Increased Equity Stake, Top Royalty Rate in Hibernia Southern Extension
Media Advisory: Technical Briefing for the Development of the Hibernia Southern Extension
Media Advisory: Minister to Address NOIA Conference

June 17
Bull Arm Location of Multi-Million Dollar Refit
Province Positions Hydro to Make Critical Investments in Infrastructure

June 23
Department Issues Clarification Regarding Revenue from Hibernia

June 24
Media Advisory: Premier and Ministers to Meet With Union Officials
New Generation of Agriculture Programming Launched

June 30
Public Advisory: Extreme Fire Index in Labrador



July 3
Public Advisory: Fire Index Remains High for Parts of Labrador

July 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Federal/Provincial/Territorial Agriculture Ministers' Conference

July 8
New Maps of West Coast to Help Advance Mining and Petroleum Sectors
Media Advisory: Minister Unable to Attend Federal/Provincial/Territorial Agriculture Conference

July 10
Public Advisory: Province Conducting Prescribed Burn
Close to $4 Million in Economic Development Initiatives Announced for Central Region

July 14
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media on Kruger Meeting

July 15
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted
Provincial Wildlife Officials Plan George River Caribou Herd Census in 2010

July  24
Public Advisory: Caution Advised as Resource Roads Upgraded Near Happy Valley-Goose Bay


August 14
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted
Domestic Wood Cutters Convicted for Timber Cutting Violations
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Annual Farm Field Day

August 18
Silviculture Activities Taking Root in Lewisporte
Over One Million Tree Seedlings Planted in Terra Nova

August 19
Government Promotes Healthy Tree Growth in Baie Verte-Springdale

August 20
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold News Conference in Roddickton

August 21
Government Invests $10 million to Strengthen Forest Industry and Create Jobs on Northern Peninsula

August 24
Minister Encourages Residents to Join the Eat Atlantic Challenge

August 25
Province Makes Another Significant Investment in Sawmill Industry

August 27

Media Advisory: Minister to Hold News Conference in Lethbridge, Bonavista Bay

Province Hosting Canada’s Energy and Mines Ministers

August 28

Bonavista Peninsula Sawmill Industry Boosted with $2.25 Million Investment

Media Advisory: Photo Oppportunity for Opening of 2009 Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference

August 31
Media Advisory: Energy and Mines Ministers Available to Media at Conclusion of Conference


September 1
Canada’s Mines Ministers Discuss a Sustainable Recovery for the Mining Sector
House of Assembly to Reconvene to Amend Water Rights Act

September 2
Canada’s Energy Ministers Discuss a Sustainable Recovery
Hibernia Operator Receives Approval to Develop AA Blocks

September 3
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted

Public Advisory: Black Bear Warning Issued for Mary’s Harbour and Lodge Bay

September 4
800,000 Seedlings Take Root on the West Coast
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn Postponed

September 8
Media Advisory: Technical Briefing on Proposed Amendment to the Energy Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador Water Rights Act

September 9
Public Advisory: Bob’s Head Access Road to Temporarily Close
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted
Maritime Route Still Option for Lower Churchill Power
September 10
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted
Silviculture Activities Spruce up Bonavista South

September 11
Government Supports Site Reforestation in Bonavista North

September 14

Government Contributing to a Healthy Future for Labrador’s Forests

September 16

Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted

September 18

Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted
Media Advisory: Educational Forestry Initiative to be Launched in Corner Brook

September 21
Futures from Forests Initiative Launched During National Forest Week 2009


October 1
Agrifoods and Garden Show Celebrates 11 Years and Bountiful Harvest

October 2
Official Fire Season Ends; Residents Asked to Remain Vigilant

October 5
Hunters Reminded to Follow the Rules for Big Game Season
Video Promotes Province’s Energy Innovation
Tree Planting Benefits Trinity North

October 6
Silviculture Sustains Industry Opportunities in Central Region

October 7
Silviculture Activities Plant Seeds for Healthy Forests in St. George’s-Stephenville East

October 8
Government Demonstrates Responsible Forest Management in Gander

October 13
Silviculture Helps Nurture New Growth in Ferryland

October 16
Buchans Tailings Pond Dam Closed Until Further Notice

October 20
Media Advisory: Media Availability to Open Large-Scale Hydro Forum
Province’s Offshore Expertise Attractive to Russia

October 21
Environmental Benefits of Large-Scale Hydro Focus of Forum

October 28
Waterbomber Purchase Renews Fleet and Delivers Industrial Benefits
New Areas Available for Harvesting of Fuel Wood in Central Newfoundland

October 29
Homeowners Encouraged to Secure a Wood Pellet Supply for Winter

October 30
Newfoundland and Labrador Celebrates Provincial Mining Week


November 2
Media Advisory: Career Opportunities Explored at Women in Mining Forum
Hunter Charged After Firearm Discharges in Vehicle

November 4
Media Advisory: Minister to Open Annual Mining Conference and Trade Show

November 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch Newfoundland and Labrador Rock and Mineral Kit at Exploits Valley Intermediate
New Maps Add to Geoscience Knowledge of Western Newfoundland

November 6
Media Advisory: Ministers to Participate in Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Convention
Membership Enhances Forest Fire Fighting Capabilities
Media Advisory: Launch of Newfoundland and Labrador Rock and Mineral Kit Cancelled

November 12
Public Advisory: Public Asked for Information in Moose Shooting

November 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Province’s Dairy Industry

November 19
New Initiative Helps Dairy Industry Feed Itself
Silviculture Sustains Future Growth in Central Region

November 23
Interest Continues in all Regions of the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore


December 1
Province’s Equity Investment Fully Recouped with Discovery of New Oil
Claims by the Official Opposition Careless and Erroneous

December 11
Hebron Partners Modify Development Concept

December 16
Ministerial Statement - Minister Reports on Progress of Energy Plan Implementation

December 17
Opportunities Abound in the Newfoundland and Labrador Petroleum Industry


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