Municipal Affairs - 2012

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

January

January 4
Call for Applications for Age-Friendly Provincial Grants Program

January 11
Community Enhancement Employment Program to Receive Additional Funding

January 12
Media Advisory: Ministers to Address Heavy Civil Association Annual General Meeting

January 13
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Official Opening of Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre
Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre Officially Opens


February

February 2
Emergency Management Planning Encouraged As Deadline Approaches

February 6
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Meeting of Local Governance Ministers

February 13
Town of Grand Bank Curbside Composting Pilot Program Launched

February 23
Burin Peninsula to Host Spring Fire and Emergency Services Training School


March

March 6
Communities to Receive over $119,000 in Firefighting Equipment

March 7
Thermal Imaging Cameras Announced for Provincial Ground Search and Rescue Teams
House of Assembly Passes Resolution Regarding Search and Rescue

March 9
Daylight Saving Time to Begin March 11

March 12
Provincial Government Reaffirms Support to Municipalities

March 20
Volunteer Firefighters’ Tax Credit Recognizes Vital Service


April

April 3
Municipal Ticketing Pilot Program Expanded

April 20
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Annual Municipal Administrators Convention

April 24
Building Prosperity: Infrastructure Investments Promote Sustainable Success


May

May 3
Media Advisory: Ministers to Announce Funding for the 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games

May 4
Over $800,000 Invested to Upgrade Infrastructure for 2012 Summer Games

May 7
Timelines for Provincial Government Response in Burton Winters Case Accurate and Verified by RCMP

May 8
Minister Highlights Emergency Preparedness Week

May 9
Municipal Awareness Day Recognized by Provincial Government

May 10
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Municipal Symposium

May 23
Ministerial Fisheries Committee Provides Update on Assistance for Fish Plant Workers and Regions Affected by Closures
Ministerial Statement - Province Sees Continued Progress with Roll-Out of Provincial Waste Management Strategy

May 24
Channel-Port aux Basques Landfill Site Now Open

May 30
Province Continues Call for Federal Government to Change Search and Rescue Protocols


June

June 1
New Fire Protection Services Act Proclaimed

June 5
Ministerial Statement - Emergency Responders Benefit from Burin Peninsula Training School

June 6
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Sod-Turning Ceremony

June 11
Public Advisory: Preparation Encouraged for 2012 Hurricane Season

June 14
Public Advisory: Evacuation Alert Extended to Select Labrador Communities
Legislative Amendments Enable City of St. John’s to Streamline Commercial Taxation
Amendments Support Continued Implementation of Waste Management Strategy

June 15
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding in Burin
Over $300,000 Invested for a New Multi-Purpose Sports Complex for Burin

June 19
Ministerial Statement - Investing in New Municipal Infrastructure Throughout the Province

June 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement Regarding Emergency 911 Services
Amendments Allow for Clearer Application of Property Assessments

June 22
Media Advisory: Ministers to Announce Investments for Charlottetown, Labrador
Province-Wide 911 Service to be Implemented Across Newfoundland and Labrador
Province to Rebuild Charlottetown School, Construct Town Hall

June 24
Public Advisory: Provincial Government Outlines Action to Address Evacuation of Labrador Communities

June 28
Media Advisory: Ministers to Officially Open Central Newfoundland Regional Waste Management Facility

June 29
Central Newfoundland Waste Management Facility Officially Opens in Norris Arm; Federal and Provincial Partnership to Benefit Central Region
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Provincial Association of Fire Services Convention


July

July 5
Municipal Infrastructure Upgrades Announced for Gander Area

July 10
Northern Peninsula to Receive Upgrades Through Municipal Capital Works Program

July 11
$430,000 Announced for St. Alban’s Water Servicing

July 13
New Multi-Purpose Building for St. Lewis; Over $900,000 for New Municipal Infrastructure for North and South Coasts of Labrador

July 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding in Grand Falls-Windsor

July 17
Over $5.7 million in Municipal Infrastructure Funding for Central Region; Funding Announced for New Civic Building in Grand Falls-Windsor
Tender Awarded for Short-Term Classroom Space in Charlottetown

July 18
$665,258 in Municipal Infrastructure Announced for Trinity - Bay de Verde

July 19
Infrastructure Projects Announced for Bonavista North and South

July 20
Funding for New Town Depot Design in Channel-Port aux Basques; Over $500,000 for Municipal Infrastructure Upgrades in Area

July 23
Over $1.2 million for Municipal Infrastructure in Grand Bank Area

July 24
Municipal Infrastructure Projects Announced for Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, Tors Cove and Trepassey

July 25
Half a Million Dollars for Municipal Infrastructure in Exploits

July 26
Water and Sewer Upgrades in Comfort Cove-Newstead
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding in Cape St. Francis

July 27
$3.8 million For Municipal Infrastructure Improvements in Torbay, Flat Rock and Pouch Cove; New Municipal Depot Announced for Torbay

July 30
$2.8 Million for Infrastructure Upgrades in Port de Grave Area


August

August 2
Approximately $296,000 Announced for Wabana Infrastructure Work

August 3
Over $1.3 Million Invested in Twillingate-Fogo Area

August 6
New Municipal Infrastructure Announced for Bellevue Area

August 7
Over $650,000 in Renovations and Upgrades to Terra Nova Communities

August 8
$980,000 in Upgrades Coming for West Coast Municipal Infrastructure

August 10
Humber Valley Receives Investments for Municipal Infrastructure and Facilities

August 15
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement in Portugal Cove - St. Philip’s

August 16
$3.28 Million Announced for Municipal Infrastructure in Portugal Cove - St. Philip’s

August 20
Community Enhancement Employment Program Applications Available

August 24
Work Progressing on Short-Term Classroom Space in Charlottetown

August 28
Displaced Fish Plant Workers from Jackson’s Arm Receive Assistance

August 29
Over Half a Million Dollars for Employment Support Projects in Labrador

August 30
Employment Support Project will Enhance Community Centre in St. Bride’s


September

September 4
Media Advisory: Ministers to Make Announcements in Labrador West
Over $4.2 Million Infusion in Labrador West

September 6
Minister Corrects Inaccurate Information on Hurricanes

September 7
Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend Grand Opening of Dexter Institute in Labrador City
Public Advisory: Hurricane Preparedness Encouraged for Hurricane Season
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for City of St. John’s

September 10
Approximately $16.8 million to Enhance St. John’s Infrastructure
Public Advisory: Road Closure Route 460
Public Advisory: Communities and Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Impending Storm
Public Advisory: One-way Traffic in Sections of Route 450
Public Advisory: Road Closure Route 463
Public Advisory: West Bound Lanes Closed at Corner Brook Stream Bridge
Public Advisory: Route 460 Update

September 11
Public Advisory: Emergency Social Services Provided to Persons Potentially Affected by Tropical Storm Leslie

September 12
Public Advisory: Food Safety Tips Provided for Prolonged Power Disruption

September 17
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for City of Mount Pearl
Mount Pearl to Receive $6.1 million for Municipal Infrastructure

September 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Paradise

September 19
Over $5 million for Paradise Municipal Infrastructure

September 20
Over $500,000 Targeted for Municipal Infrastructure in Harbour Main Area

September 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Opening Ceremonies of National Fire Chiefs Meetings

September 26
Participation Encouraged in Fall Fire and Emergency Services Training School

September 27
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Corner Brook

September 28
$4.4 Million Boost for Corner Brook Municipal Infrastructure
Municipal Assessment Agency - Property Assessment Notices Mailed


October

October 9
Minister Highlights Fire Prevention Week

October 10
Media Advisory: Minister and Partners to Announce Fire Prevention Campaign
Partnership Encourages Residents to be ‘Alarmed and Ready’ for Fire Safety

October 15
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement in Portugal Cove-St. Philips
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding in Placentia

October 16
Portugal Cove- St. Philips to Receive New Firefighting Vehicle
Over $3.7 Million Announced in New Municipal Funding in Placentia and Surrounding Areas

October 19
Input Sought on Potential Amendments to West Coast Zoning Plan

October 25
Premier Celebrates Construction Start of New Conception Bay South Arena

October 31
Minister Announces Funding for Labrador and Northern Peninsula Fire Departments


November

November 2
Clocks Turn Back This Weekend

November 6
Firefighting Equipment Investments Continue in Baie Verte - Springdale

November 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Funding Announcements for West Coast Communities

November 9
New Firefighting Vehicle Announced for the Town of Stephenville
New Regional Fire Department in Port au Port to Receive Firefighting Vehicle
Approximately $1.1 million in Municipal Funding for West Coast Communities
Communications and Firefighter Safety Enhancements Destined for Central
Public Advisory: Strong Wave and Pounding Surf Activity Anticipated for West Coast Region

November 13
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Bellevue District

November 14
Input Sought on Potential Amendments to Southern Shore Highway Zoning Plan
New Firefighting Vehicle and Equipment Heading to Bellevue District
Infrastructure Boost for Massey Drive and Steady Brook

November 15
Approximately $1.6 million Announced for Baie Verte-Springdale Infrastructure Work

November 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Bonavista North
Further Advancements in Firefighter Safety Announced for Gander District

November 19
New Firefighting Vehicle Heading to New-Wes-Valley
Over $23,000 in Equipment Funding for Rural Fire Departments
Over $2.9 Million for Infrastructure Upgrades in Burin-Placentia West

November 20
Bay of Islands Receives Important Infrastructure Improvements

November 21
Fire Departments in Bonavista Bay to Receive New Equipment

November 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Address the 12th Annual Humanitarian Awards
Improvements in Firefighter Safety Continue on the South Coast
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for the Isles of Notre Dame

November 23
Summerford to Receive New Firefighting Rescue Vehicle
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Fortune Fire Department Ball

November 26
Grand Bank District to Receive New Firefighting Vehicle and Equipment

November 27
Minister Reaffirms Consistent Support for Municipal Fire Protection Services

November 28
Winter Season Prompts Fire Safety Reminder for Residents
Ministerial Statement - Minister Congratulates St. John’s on Winning Waste Management Award


December

December 4
Fire Departments in Terra Nova District to Receive New Equipment

December 6
Proposals Sought for Organic Waste Processing

December 10
Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Receives Significant Infrastructure Investment

December 12
Public Advisory: Residents and Communities Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Storm Season

December 13
$2.7 million Invested for Infrastructure Improvements in Trinity North Communities

December 14
Media Advisory: Presentation of New Firefighting Vehicle

December 17
Twillingate Marks Addition of New Firefighting Pumper Truck

December 21
$1.4 Million Announced in Infrastructure Funding for Town of Pasadena
New Equipment Headed to Fire Departments in Conception Bay North Region
Media Advisory: New Firefighting Vehicle Arrives in Baine Harbour

December 24
Baine Harbour Celebrates New Firefighting Tanker Truck

December 29
Public Advisory: Winter Storm and Storm Surge Conditions Anticipated

December 31
New Firefighting Tanker Truck Arrives in Ming’s Bight
Emergency Management Planning Agenda Makes Great Strides in 2012
Provincial Waste Management Strategy Sees Continued Progress in 2012


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