- April 8, 2002
mission opens door for two Newfoundland and Labrador music groups
#1: RASA is one of two music groups that will perform at a
Newfoundland and Labrador showcase during the Boston area music
showcase and conference NEMO later this week.
Newfoundland and Labrador music group The Punters will perform at
a showcase on April 12, 2002 during NEMO, a Boston area music
showcase and conference. The Punters will also be featured on a CD
that will include selected acts from the showcase, including
fellow Newfoundland and Labrador music group RASA.
April 9, 2002
Provincial Wholesale Craft Show a success
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Photo #2: Tammy and Samantha Wells started their company,
Sheep Soap Girls, in August 2001. This is Tammy’s first show.
Tammy and her husband Allan have 375 sheep at Robinsons in
western Newfoundland which they sell for meat and wool and they
are now making soap from sheep’s milk.
Photo #3 /
Photo #4: Karen Matthews designs and manufactures clothing
at her company, Nortique, in Corner Brook. Traditionally she has
made coats in wool, and has now added a range of stylish lighter
coats in cotton and synthetic materials. She has recently added
embroidery to her woollen coats. Her polar bear motif is
Sterling Creations by Blaine from Isle aux Morts produces
handmade sterling silver jewelry featuring many Maritime themes.
Pool’s Cove Crafts, producer of hand knits, is aptly named for
its location in Pool’s Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Nycki Temple of EcoWise in St John’s manufactures a range of
goods from natural hemp including dog leashes, chews and a
collapsible, plastic-lined dog drinking bowl. Also tiny change
purses that are as popular with men as with women, and a range
of shoulder bags and shopping bags with interior compartments.
Labrador Traditions from Happy Valley-Goose Bay is well-known
for its beautiful Innu tea dolls, handmade moccasins and
Steve and Gwen Knudsen use local berries and plants to
manufacture jams, spreads, relishes, teas and vinegars in
Griquet on the Northern Peninsula. Travellers have discovered
Dark Tickle jams served as far away as the finest hotels in
Labour Minister Anna Thistle (right), presents a cheque for $3,500 on
behalf of the department, to Sandra Chaytor, president of the Newfoundland
and Labrador Lung Association and Peggy Johnson, (left), Executive
Director of the association, to assist in their annual indoor air quality
and Immigration minister Denis Coderre talks to Intergovernmental
Affairs Minister, Tom Lush at the opening of the Engilish as a Second
Language (ESL) Adult training Centre.
and Immigration Minister Denis Coderre brings greetings with
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister, Tom Lush and Executive Director of
the Association for New Canadians, Bridget Foster at the English as a
Second Language (ESL) Adult Training Centre official opening.
Photo#1: The 18th
Newfoundland and Labrador Export Awards were presented last night in St.
John’s. The Department of Industry, Trade and Rural Development, in
cooperation with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Newfoundland
and Labrador Division, hosted the ceremony.
Bill Wilson, Director of Youth Services
(L-R) Michael Foley, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Christine Callahan, Hilary
Fillier, Minister Kelly and Wayne Haynes.
#1: Minister Kelly poses with students from China. Students
are Liu Shan Shan, Yang Wen Ying, Yang Kun, Ma Ming Quing, Yu Nan
and Zhang Li Juan.
Domestic and commercial cutting areas from Port au Choix to St. Paul's
- September 6, 2002
Diving in: Memorial University opens new marine station focused on
the unique marine ecosystem of Newfoundland
#1: Catherine Hooper drops a speciman into a touch tank at
Memorial University's newest state-of-the-art facility, the Bonne
Bay Marine Station. She is assisted by (LtoR) Kelvin Parsons,
provincial minister of Industry, Trade and Rural Development,
Gerry Byrne, minister of state for the Atlantic Canada
Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and students Diedre Puddister, Mike
Kelly, Twila Goosney, and Michael Gillian.
#2: (L to R) Dr. Axel Meisen, president and vice-chancellor of
Memorial University, Kelvin Parsons, provincial minister of
Industry, Trade and Rural Development, Gerry Byrne, minister of
state for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Mr. Robert
Hicks, chairman of the Gros Morne Co-operating Association,
officially opened Memorial University's newest state-of-the-art
facility, the Bonne Bay Marine Station in Norris Point today.
- September 10, 2002
Renovated industrial park attracts manufacturing company to Trepassey
After the announcement guests visited the industrial park site where
Hygenitek's new facility is under construction. Front row left to right,
Rita Pennell, Chair Trepassey Management Corporation; Hon. Kevin Aylward;
Hon. Gerry Byrne. Second row, officials of Hygenitek Inc.
Nithum Thain; winner of the Junior Jubilee Scholarship.
Michael Martin; winner of the Constable W.C. Moss Scholarship
#1: Frank Connors, left, provincial director of operations
with Canada Post, joins 2002 Canada Post Literacy Award Winners
Janet Skinner of the Labrador Literacy Information and Action
Network (LLIAN), Agnes Pike, representing the Partners in Learning
literacy program in West St. Modeste, Labrador, Kelly Lambert of
Shoal Harbour, an individual achievement award winner, and
Education Minister Judy Foote, during an awards presentation
ceremony held September 12 in St. John’s.
#1: Lloyd L.W. Wicks takes the oath of office to become the
province's first Child and Youth Advocate - September 16, 2002.
(L) John Noel, Clerk of the House of Assembly, (R) Lloyd L.W.
#1:Pien Penashue planing white spruce for the
#2:Lisette and Pien Penashue
#3:In 1963, Pien Penashue assisted his
step-father Pien Toma, seen here, in making a canoe for the
Canadian Museum of Civilization.
#4:Apprentice Allister Pone planes white spruce
while Pien Penashue looks on.
Roger Grimes (L) signing the Voisey's Bay legal agreements
Hand Chairman and CEO of Inco Ltd. (R) signing the Voisey's Bay legal
#1: Education Minister Judy Foote (centre), Danielle Yetman of
Booth Memorial (left) and Kate Dearness of Bishops College sign a
proclamation declaring October 15 National Students Against
Impaired Driving Day.
#2: National Students Against Impaired Driving Day
of the annual Community Economic Development Awards for a group
photo with Industry, Trade and Rural Development Minister Kelvin
Parsons following the awards ceremony in Port aux Basques Saturday
#1: Walter Noel, Minister of
Government Services and Lands and MHA-Virginia Waters, removes final
George Saunders, Petroleum Products Pricing Commissioner -
George Saunders, Petroleum Products Pricing Commissioner -
#1:George Saunders, Petroleum Products Pricing Commissioner
with brochure - landscape view
#2:George Saunders, Petroleum Products Pricing Commissioner
with brochure - portrait view
#1: Sandra C. Kelly, Minister of Youth Services and
Post-Secondary Education, and Ajmal Pashtoonyar, of the Youth Mine
Action Ambassador Program, sign a proclamation to declare that
December 3, 2002 be recognized as Mine Ban Treaty Day in
Newfoundland and Labrador. (December 3, 2002)