Natural Resources - 2010

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


January 14
Forest Management Planning Process Begins in Central Region

January 20
Media Advisory: Public Consultation Session Planned for Central Region

January 25
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Address Board of Trade Luncheon
Oil and Gas Study Assists in Identifying Opportunities in Western Region

January 29
Hunters Reminded to Follow Hunting Regulations
Rock and Mineral Kit Showcases Province’s Geology and Mineral Potential


February 5
Province Assumes Custody and Management of Closed Mill

February 11
Acting Premier Recognizes 25th Anniversary of Atlantic Accord

February 16
Media Advisory: Acting Premier to Hold News Conference

Province Signs Deal on Hibernia Southern Extension

February 21
Newfoundland and Labrador Government Calls on Quebec Innu to Respect Conservation Principles

February 22
Oil and Gas Week 2010 Gets Underway


March 1
New Animal Protection Legislation on Spring Legislative Agenda

March 3

Premier Says Illegal Activity by Quebec Innu Will Not Be Tolerated; Acting Premier Responds to Quebec Innu Allegations

March 5

Expressions of Interest Sought for Labrador Forest Sector

March 8
Media Advisory: Minister Attending International Mining Convention and Trade Show

March 10
Optimism Strong Among Newfoundland and Labrador Delegation at International Mining Conference

March 17
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Mining Initiative
Budget 2010 to Include Funding for Minerals Strategy

March 18
Conference Assists in Growing Horticulture Industry

March 19
Investigation Results in Big Game and ATV Violation Convictions
Public Advisory: Motorists Warned to be Aware of Caribou in St. Anthony Area

March 22
Media Advisory: Ministers to Make Announcement on Remediation of Contaminated Sites

March 23
Budget 2010 to Include $10 Million for Contaminated Sites

March 26
Celebrate the Earth with One Hour of Darkness on March 27

March 29
Strengthening the Economy for a Prosperous Future: $1 Billion Slated for Infrastructure Spending in Budget 2010
Managing Our Natural Resources – For Our Children and Our Future

March 30
Ministerial Statement: Water Management Agreement Established for the Churchill River



April 6
Public Advisory: Provincial Agriculture Building Closed for Water Repairs

April 7
Provincial Energy Efficiency Program Continues Despite Federal Changes
Public Advisory: Spring Thaw Closes Forest Access Roads

April 12
Department Preparing for Arrival of Hemlock Looper

April 22
Third Annual Forest Fair Looks Beyond 2010
Budget 2010 Funds Residential Wood Pellet Appliance Rebate Extension

April 26

Drier than Normal Conditions Increase Forest Fire Risk

April 27

Provincial Government Corrects Misinformation Regarding Abitibi

April 30

Governments Urge Speedy Resolution to Strike



May 3
Media Advisory: Minister Leading Delegation to Offshore Technology Conference in Houston

May 6
Media Advisory: New Waterbomber to be Unveiled

May 7
Largest Delegation in Province’s History Attends International Offshore Exhibition and Conference
Media Advisory: Event to Unveil Waterbomber Postponed
Resumption of Mining Project Provides Boost for Western Labrador

May 12
Consultant Retained for Review of Offshore Oil Spill Safety Practices
Public Advisory: Polar Bear Warning Issued for Labrador Coast
Media Advisory: Technical Briefing on Régie de l’énergie’s Decision
Quebec's Refusal of Transmission Access Once Again Demonstrates Its Arrogance and Discriminatory Business Practices

May 25

Media Advisory: Unofficial English Translation of the Régie de l’énergie’s Decision to be Released Followed by Technical Briefing for Media

May 26

Unofficial English Translation of the Régie de l’énergie’s Decision Available
Ministerial Statement - Minister Reports on Progress of Three-Well Drilling Exploration Program by Nalcor Energy – Oil and Gas

May 31

Government Launches a Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Discussion Paper



June 1
Ministerial Statement - First Production from North Amethyst Achieved

June 4
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media at Conclusion of Atlantic Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting
Media Advisory: Change in Time for Media Availability
National Forest Week Poster Contest Open to Grade 5 Students

June 7
Member of Provincial Public Service Named One of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™

June 11
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Mining Conference

June 15
Media Advisory: Technical Briefing on New Animal Health and Protection Act
Media Advisory: Minister to Deliver Opening Address at NOIA Conference

June 16
Minister Provides Details of Proposed New Animal Health and Protection Act

June 17
Media Advisory: Minister to Deliver Keynote Address to Energy Council
Public Advisory: Closure of Exploit’s River Bridge

June 23
Public Advisory: Closure of Harpoon Brook Bridge

June 30
Minister Refutes Accusations of Company
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Discuss Mill Developments



July 6
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Agriculture Ministers’ Conference

July 7
Calls for Bids Show Continuing Interest in Province’s Offshore Oil and Gas

July 9
Public Advisory: Repairs Scheduled for Harpoon Brook Bridge
Public Advisory: Department Warns Against Feeding Black Bears

July 14
Benefits Strategy for Lower Churchill Construction Projects Ensures Opportunities for the People of Newfoundland and Labrador

Public Advisory: Northern Peninsula Residents Asked to Refrain from Feeding Foxes

July 15
Pet Owners Should Be Vigilant When Examining for Ticks

July 19
Growing Forward Marks First Anniversary in Province

July 21
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted

July 22
Public Advisory: Seal Bay Access Road to Temporarily Close

July 26
Media Advisory: Province’s Newest Waterbomber Arrives
Province’s Newest Waterbomber Arrives

July 28
Geological Mapping Program Results in Greater Mineral Knowledge and Information



August 2
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted

August 9
Extension Granted for Review of Offshore Oil Spill Safety Procedures

August 17
Public Advisory: Rattling Brook Bridge to Temporarily Close

August 24
Provincial Delegation Attends One of the World’s Leading Energy Forums


September 13
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burns to be Conducted

September 16
Media Advisory: Minister Attending Energy Meetings in Montreal

September 20
Many Events Planned to Celebrate National Forest Week 2010

September 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Address International Oil and Gas Symposium
Public Advisory: Update on Natural Resources Building

September 23
Public Advisory: Exercise Caution When Using Forest Access Roads
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend National Forest Week Event
Public Advisory: Forest Access Roads and Bridges Closed

September 24
Replacement Fabrication Work for Hebron Project Agreed Upon
Public Advisory: Additional Forest Access Roads Closed
Public Advisory: George’s Pond Forest Access Road Reopens

September 27
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted at Lynx Pond

September 30
Number of Forest Fires Decreased in 2010


October 4
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted at Faulkner’s Flats
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Service Organizations

October 7
Public Advisory: Repairs Scheduled for Bridges at Exploits River

October 8
Media Advisory: Ministers to Participate in Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Convention

October 26
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture

October 27
Growing Industry Interest in Western Newfoundland Oil and Gas Leads to Call for Postings

October 29
Mining Week Promotes Newfoundland and Labrador’s Growing Industry


November 1
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Women in Mining Forum
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Northwest Rotary

November 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Annual Mining Conference and Trade Show

November 12
Save It Forward: Energy Efficiency Program Targets Youth

November 16
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted at Lynx Pond

November 18
Lower Churchill Project to Become a Reality; Province Signs Partnership Agreement with Emera Inc. for Development of Muskrat Falls

November 30
Funding Provided to Further Study Energy Projects for Labrador Coastal Communities


December 2
Offshore Industry Continues its Strong Growth

December 13
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Supports Recommendations of Commissioner Wells

December 14
Amendments to Abitibi-Consolidated Rights and Assets Act Removes Obligation for Compensation

December 15
Ministerial Statement – Province Continues Relationship with Greenland

December 30
Exploration Opportunities Buoyed by Signing of Agreement

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