Natural Resources - 2012

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

January

January 5
Public Advisory: Consultation Session Planned for Central Labrador

January 9
Significant Fossil Resources Protected

January 10
Federal and Provincial Governments Support Atlantic Initiative to Promote Benefits of Wood Construction

January 20
Public Advisory: Fox Confirmed with Rabies in Labrador West

January 23
Atlantic Energy Ministers Continue Work to Maximize Regional Energy Benefits

January 25
Media Advisory: Minister Available to the Media

January 26
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Kiwanis Club of Carbonear

January 27
Public Advisory: Second Rabies Case Confirmed in Labrador West


February

February 1
Media Advisory: Minister Available to the Media

February 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Corner Brook Board of Trade

February 10
Public Advisory: New Rabies Cases Confirmed in Labrador West

February 13
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Northwest Rotary

February 15
Province Recognizes 30th Anniversary of the Ocean Ranger Tragedy

February 23
Consultation on New Forest Management Strategy Scheduled for Central Region

February 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Open Oil and Gas Week 2012

February 27
Oil and Gas Week Celebrated in Newfoundland and Labrador
Public Advisory: Consultation on New Forest Management Strategy Scheduled for Gander

February 28
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce

February 29
Public Advisory: Consultation on New Forest Management Strategy Scheduled for Plum Point


March

March 2
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend International Mineral Convention and Trade Show

March 6
Opposition Parties Continue to Display a Lack of Understanding on Muskrat Falls

March 7
Ministerial Statement - International Mineral Convention Showcases Newfoundland and Labrador as Resource Rich and Investment Ready
Minister Confirms Power Available for Labrador through Muskrat Falls Development

March 9
Public Advisory: Consultation on New Forest Management Strategy Scheduled for St. John’s

March 12
Ministerial Statement - Minister Commemorates Three-Year Anniversary of Cougar Flight 491 Tragedy

March 13
Minister Recognizes Agricultural Safety Week

March 15
Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador Respond to the Joint Review Panel Report on the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project
Public Advisory: Consultation on New Forest Management Strategy Scheduled for Corner Brook

March 16
Public Advisory: New Telephone Numbers for Reporting Problem Wildlife
Public Advisory: Consultation on New Forest Management Strategy Scheduled for Happy Valley-Goose Bay

March 21
Ministers Express Condolences on the Passing of Fur Institute of Canada Chairman

March 22
Public Advisory: Seal Bay Access Road to Close
Kruger, Unions Encouraged to Work Together to Secure Future of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper

March 30
Public Advisory: Polar Bear Warning Issued for the Baie Verte Peninsula

March 31
Media Advisory: Provincial Government Confirms Receipt of Public Utilities Board Report on Muskrat Falls


April

April 2
Media Advisory: PUB Report on Muskrat Falls Released by Provincial Government
Provincial Government Responds to Release of PUB Report

April 3
Public Advisory: Polar Bear Sightings Common in Coastal Labrador

April 4
Public Advisory: Gambo Area Access Roads to Close

April 9
Public Advisory: Access Roads in Central Region to Close

April 11
Using Innovation to Build a Stronger Forestry

April 18
Workshop Series Teaches Labrador Students about Rocks and Minerals

April 19
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Federal-Provincial-Territorial Agricultural Meetings

April 20
Fourth New Waterbomber Delivered to the Province

April 24
A Prosperous Economy and Renewable Energy Future Fueled by Budget 2012

April 30
Residents Encouraged to Act Responsibly During Forest Fire Season


May

May 1
Budget 2012 Invests $765,000 for Continued Remediation of Former Mine Sites

May 3
Province Proclaims Regulations to Support Animal Health and Protection Act

May 9
Forest Fair 2012 Makes East Coast Debut

May 10
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Forest Fair 2012

May 16
National Forest Week Contest Expanded to Include Grade 9 Students

May 18
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media on Results of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Union Vote
Contract Awarded for Phase Two of the Energy Innovation Roadmap
Minister Provides Statement on Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited
Public Advisory: New Rabies Cases Confirmed on Labrador’s North Coast

May 25
New Provincial Agriculture Strategy Released


June

June 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Address APEC Event

June 6
House of Assembly Passes Motion for Creation of an East-West Electricity Corridor

June 8
Public Advisory: Repairs Scheduled for Bridge at Red Indian Lake
Minister Announces Board Appointments
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media

June 14
Public Advisory: Evacuation Alert Extended to Select Labrador Communities
Public Advisory: Open Fires Are Not Permitted in Extreme Conditions

June 18
Media Advisory: Premier to Open NOIA’s International Conference

June 20
Public Advisory: Open Fire Ban to Be Implemented in Labrador
Provincial Government Welcomes Announcement of Mizzen Discovery

June 21
Media Advisory: Premier and Minister Available to Media
Provincial Government Expresses Concern with ExxonMobil’s Position on Hebron Module

June 23
Latest Mill Vote Marks Important Step Forward; Premier Available to Media

June 24
Public Advisory: Province-wide Open Fire Ban to Be Implemented
Public Advisory: Provincial Government Outlines Action to Address Evacuation of Labrador Communities

June 26
Public Advisory: Department Outlines Restrictions on Fireworks

June 28
Public Advisory: Provincial Government Lifts Province-wide Fire Ban


July

July 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Federal-Provincial-Territorial Agricultural Meetings

July 13
Media Advisory: Premier and Minister Available to Media
Public Advisory: Evacuation Order Lifted in Wheeler Brook

July 16
Public Advisory: Public Cautioned About ATV Use

July 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold News Conference

July 31
Formal Agreements Signed Between Nalcor Energy and Emera Inc. for
Muskrat Falls Development

August 23
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media

 


August

August 27
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend International Offshore Exhibition and Conference

August 28
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted
Public Advisory: Black Bear Warning Issued for Clarenville

August 30
Public Advisory: Repairs Scheduled for Rattling Brook Bridge


September

September 4
Public Advisory: Prescribed Burn to be Conducted at Denny’s Pond

September 10
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Federal/Provincial/Territorial Conferences for Energy and Mines and Agriculture
Atlantic Energy Gateway Enhances Regional Cooperation Towards Clean Energy Future

September 12
Public Advisory: Provincial Agriculture Building and Paddy’s Pond Offices Closed

September 13
Public Advisory: Provincial Agriculture Building Remains Closed

September 14
Public Advisory: Black Bear Warning Issued for Gambo/Glovertown Area and Eastport Peninsula

September 14
Federal, Provincial, Territorial Ministers Agree to New Growing Forward Agreement

September 20
Poster Contest Winners to be Recognized During National Forest Week 2012

September 24
Public Advisory: Repairs Scheduled for Bridge at New Bay River

September 28
Newfoundland and Labrador Recognizes World Rabies Day



October

October 4
Provincial Forest Fire Numbers Higher in 2012

October 10
Call for Expressions of Interest to be Issued for Julienne Lake Development

October 11
Media Advisory: Premier and Ministers to Hold News Conference
Provincial Government Holds Firm, Secures $150 Million in Hebron Dispute

October 26
Media Advisory: News Conference to Announce Release of Muskrat Falls Decision Gate 3 Numbers and Manitoba Hydro International Analysis
Mining Week Celebrates Economic and Employment Opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador

October 30
MHI Analysis and DG3 Cost Estimates Support Development of Muskrat Falls
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold News Conference on Release of MHI Wind Report

October 31
Independent Review Shows Wind at Least $3.5B More than Muskrat Falls
Media Advisory: Premier and Ministers to Address Mineral Resources Review
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold News Conference to Release Report on Natural Gas



November

November 1
Reports on Labrador Mining Support Need for Power
Report Shows Grand Banks Natural Gas and LNG Not Options to Provide Power to Island

November 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold News Conference to Release Report on Electricity Rates

November 6
Report Shows Muskrat Falls will Stabilize Electricity Rates for Consumers

November 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold News Conference to Release Report on Electricity Demand
New Power Generation is Required to Meet Future Electricity Demand

November 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Rotary Club of St. John’s

November 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold News Conference to Release Reports
Developing Muskrat Falls is Best Option – Reports Released on Waiting Until 2041, Developing Gull Island First and Other Legal Options

November 16
Significant Environmental Benefits to be Achieved with Closing Holyrood Thermal Generating Station

November 22
Ministerial Statement - Research Symposium Highlights Province’s Agriculture Industry

November 26
Government Releases Independent Analysis Supporting Ziff Energy Report

November 30
Premier, Prime Minister Announce Agreement on Loan Guarantee


December

December 3
Ministerial Statement - Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Secures Agreement on Terms for Federal Loan Guarantee

December 4
Media Advisory: Technical Briefing on Federal Loan Guarantee Agreement
Federal Loan Guarantee Agreement Released

December 5
Terms of Reference Released for Independent Reports on Muskrat Falls
House of Assembly Passes Motion in Support of Muskrat Falls

December 11
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold News Conference on Electricity Rate Legislation for Labrador Industrial Customers
New Policy Introduced to Ensure Competitive Electricity Rate for Industrial Customers in Labrador

December 17
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Announces Sanction of the Muskrat Falls Development

December 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold News Conference on Legislation Dealing with Land Requirements and Financing for Muskrat Falls
Proposed Amendments Support Financing of the Muskrat Falls Development
New Legislation to Help Advance Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Project

December 20
Media Advisory: Project Oversight Agreement Released

December 27
Provincial Mining Industry Continues to be Multi-Billion Economic Powerhouse in Newfoundland and Labrador  

December 31
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Energy Sector to Sustain the Provincial Economy for Generations to Come
 


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