News Release Photos - 2008

 

 

December


December 5

Photo: As part of the launch of the Provincial Government's annual Snow Means Slow campaign, Avalon Regional Director Don Brennan, of the Donovan's Depot, explains some of the latest snow and ice control technology to the Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works. The vehicle pictured is one of 30 new snow-plow trucks added to the Provincial Government fleet this year to replace older equipment.
 

December 2

Photo: Brenda Greene, Megan Harris, Rebecca Butland, Cheryl Hearn.
 

November


November 24

Photo:  Cranberry producers in Newfoundland and Labrador reported record harvests in 2008. This year’s harvest is 26 per cent higher than 2007. The island portion of the province currently has five cranberry development sites, including this site, which encompasses 8.5 acres at Deadman’s Bay. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources.)

November 7

Photo:  The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, with scholarship winner Jessica Besaw.


October


October 30

Photo: Peter Gardner, General and Artistic Director of the NSO, joins Tourism Culture and Recreation Minister Clyde Jackman in surveying the orchestra shell which was purchased last year for the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s.

 

October 28

Photo: The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, pictured here at the departmental depot in Clarenville, today announced that 24-hour snow clearing will be available on various parts of the Trans Canada Highway and some major trunk roads in the province.
 

September


September 30

Photo:  "The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, presents a cheque to the Grand Concourse Authority (L-R) Minister Whalen; Addison Bown, Executive Director, Grand Concourse Authority; Ed Buckingham, MHA St. John's East"

 

September 25

  • World-Leading Footwear Manufacturer Expands Harbour Grace Facility

    Photo #1: Hon. Jerome Kennedy, MHA for Carbonear-Harbour Grace; Hon. Danny Williams, Premier; Hon. Paul Oram, Minister of Business; and Hon. Trevor Taylor, Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development give the Terra Nova Shoes renowned footwear products a try on.  

    Photo #2: Terra Nova Shoes VP of Manufacturing, Dave Gill (far left), gives Premier Danny Williams; Hon. Paul Oram, Minister of Business, and Hon. Jerome Kennedy, MHA for Carbonear-Harbour Grace; a tour of the expanded facility.
     

  • RAFT Raises the Billboard on Addictions Recovery

    Photo #1: The Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Health and Community Services (far left), presents cheque to RAFT - Recovering Addicts Fellowship Team

    Photo #2: “RAFT’s new recovery awareness billboard located on the side of Stockwood’s Bakery and Delicatessen on Freshwater Road in St. John’s”

 

September 15

August


August 29

  • Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program 2008 Winner Announced

    Photo #1 Winner of the 2008 Atlantic Province’s Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program
    (L-R) Chris Baldwin, Environment and Conservation; Honourable Charlene Johnson Minister of Environment and Conservation; James Kellough, winner of the 2008 Atlantic Province’s Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program; Dave Kellough, uncle of James Kellough; and Ron Hicks, Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association.

 

August 25

Photo #1 - The Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, third from the left, is joined by (from L to R) John Maher, Mayor of the Town of Fox Harbour; Gary Keating, Mayor of the Town of Long Harbour; William Hogan, Mayor of Placentia; Calvin Peach, MHA Bellevue District; Felix Collins, MHA Placentia District.

Photo #2 - The Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment; centre, is joined by (from L to R) Vivian Smith, Client Service Officer and to his right Denise Jackman, Client Service Manager.

July


July 30

Photo #1: As a part of Newfoundland and Labrador’s tourism campaign, this “Get Carried Away” vehicle will offer free rides to pedestrians in the downtown Toronto area.

July 25

July 21

  • Province Expands Career Work Centre Network

    Photo #1: The Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, left, is joined by (from L to R) Marguerite Moore, Brian Williams, Deanna Hanson, Sara Rumley, Donna Saunders, Dave Dillon and Carson Saunders to cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Gander Career Work Centre.

    Photo #2: The Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, centre, is joined by (from L to R) Shelley Stead, Christina Smith, Cindy Strong, Ethel Diamond, Crystal Pittman, Marilyn Greene, Greta Dillon, Freeman Barnes, Carson Saunders and Joanne Morgan to cut the ribbon to officially open the Clarenville Career Work Centre.

July 18

  • New Career Work Centre Opens in Grand Falls-Windsor

    Photo #1: The Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, centre, is joined by (from L to R) Jennifer Brown, Donna McDonald, David Sweet, Darren Finn, Nadine Hale, Patsy Frampton, Carson Saunders, Eugene Hickey, Carla Saunders, Ellen Foley, Stephanie Greene, Leon House (behind Stephanie), Christa Skinner, Cynthia Hennessey-Lewis to cut the cake at the official opening of the Grand Falls-Windsor Career Work Centre.

July 11

June


June 25

  • Museum Week Celebrates Province’s Rich History

    Photo #1: The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, right, joins Peter Latta, President of the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANL), to officially proclaim June 23-28 as Museum Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. At rear, from left, are Karen Follett, Paul Dean, Teresita McCarthy, Ken Flynn (MANL) and Jerry Dick, Director of Heritage, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation.
     
  • Fresh Air Tourism Campaign Launched in Ottawa

    Photo #1 – A three-dimensional superboard, featuring traditional quilts on an actual clothesline, is located on the Airport Parkway in Ottawa. It marks the launch of Newfoundland and Labrador’s summer Fresh Air tourism campaign.

June 16

  • Recreation Month Activities Focus on Need to Increase Physical Activity

    Photo #1: Sean McKenna, past-president of Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador (RNL) joins the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation (TCR) to officially proclaim June as Recreation Month in Newfoundland and Labrador. At rear, from left, are John Angelopoulos (TCR); Candice Petten, Michelle Hunt and Gary Milley (RNL); and David Doyle, Glen Littlejohn and Juanita Keel-Ryan (TCR).

June 13

  • Province Provides $50,000 to Support North Atlantic Fiddle Convention

    Photo #1: The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, speaks to Dr. Anna Guigné, artistic director with the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention, during a June 12 event to announce details of the international event, to be held August 3-8 in St. John’s. The Provincial Government is providing $50,000 to support the convention and associated activities.

June 10

June 2

 

May


May 30

May 16

  • Province Opens Career Work Centre in Carbonear

    Photo #1: The Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, second from left, is joined by the Honourable Jerome Kennedy, MHA for the District of Carbonear – Harbour Grace, second from right, and Calvin Peach, MHA for the District of Bellevue, left, to cut the ribbon to officially open the Carbonear Career Work Centre. At right is John Kennedy, an employee of the Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment.

May 6

  • Province Celebrates 13th Annual National Emergency Preparedness Week

    Photo #1: Seated, from left to right: Mr. Richard Sparkes, Communications Officer, Public Safety Canada, Minister Dave Denine, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador, and Minister Ross Wiseman, Minister of Health and Community Services. Second row: Mr. Bob Pike, Manager of Corporate Relations, Newfoundland Power, Mr. Dennis Shea, Manager of Plans and Operations, FES-NL, Mr. Jason Letto, Health Emergency Management Consultant, Department of Health and Community Services, Ms. Rhonda Kenny, Canadian Red Cross, Mr. Brendan Mullaly, Director of Emergency Social Services, Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, and Mr. Paul Peddle, Emergency Planning Officer, FES-NL.

May 5

 

April


April 11

  • Provincial Government Scholarship Winners Announced

    Photo #1: The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, presents a cheque for $2,000 to Bernadette Penney of Three Rock Cove. Ms. Penney is one of 25 post-secondary students to receive the Successful Post-Secondary Transition Scholarship.

    Photo #2: The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, presents a cheque for $2,000 to Holly-Lynn Williams of Happy Valley-Goose Bay for the Successful Post-Secondary Transition Scholarship. Ms. Williams is one of 25 recipients of the new scholarship.

April 2

 

March


March 14

  • Them Days Inc. Receives Funding to Ensure Protection of Unique Archival Collection

    Photo #1: On behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs, recently presented Them Days Inc. with the second installment of $100,000 to preserve and promote its archive collection. The funding was provided through the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, as part of the Northern Strategic Plan. From left are: Bob Simms, Them Days board member and member of the building committee; Minister Hickey; Sue Felsberg, chair of the board of Them Days Inc.; Joe Goudie, founding member of Them Days, and Linda Andersen, Them Days board member. Them Days operated under the Labrador Heritage Society until it was incorporated on November 10, 1980. Them Days Inc. has two staff members and is run by a volunteer board of nine directors.

March 4

  • Minister Highlights Adult Learning Initiatives

    Photo #1: Minister Burke signs International Adult Learners' Week proclamation. Seated are Kim Gilliard, coordinator of the Learner Network, Caroline Vaughan, executive director of Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education and Dennis Luther, an adult learner. Back row, Heather Powell of the health and literacy committee of Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, Tom Dawe, executive director of Teachers on Wheels, Karyn Murphy, Centre for Health Information and Ed Wade, Literacy Newfoundland and Lab board member.

March 3

  • Young Entrepreneur Receives Funding to Launch New Software

    Photo #1: From left to right: Jonathan Brett, CEO, MedicLINK with the Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development.
     
  • Minister Marks International Women’s Week 2008

    Photo#1:
    The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women was joined by members of the 2008 International Women’s Day Planning Committee to proclaim March 8, 2008 International Women’s Day: (back, left to right) Charmaine Davidge and Shelia Ryan, (front, left to right) Gemma Schlamp-Hickey, Minister Joan Burke and Linda Ross.

 

February



February 27
  • Alberta Centennial Scholarships Announced

    Photo #1: The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, with Shirley Harris, a first-year carpentry student at College of the North Atlantic (CNA) in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and one of 25 Alberta Scholarship recipients.

February 20

February 14

Photo #1: Troy Croft, Executive Director Sport Newfoundland and Labrador; Debbie Harding, Director Market Integration, Aliant; Jill Andrews, KidSport™ Coordinator.

February 1

Photo #1: The Honourable Joan Burke, Lead Minister of the VPI and Minister of Education was joined by members of the Coalition Against Violence to proclaim February as Violence Prevention Month: (left to right) Lanie Woodford, Minister Joan Burke and Vyda Ng.

Photo #2: Violence Prevention Ministers: (front, left to right) the Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, (back, left to right) the Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minster of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, the Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Health and Community Services and the Honourable Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Justice.


January


January 31

Photo #1: From left, Bradley Ryan, 7, a student from Bishop Abraham; Minister Skinner; Sharon Duggan, vice-president, Customer Experience with Aliant; Denika Denny, 7, also a student from Bishop Abraham; and Jonathan Ivany, 15, a Level I student from Booth Memorial, chat about the benefits of
the after-school volunteer tutoring program.

January 18

 


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