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
Brenda Greene, Megan Harris, Rebecca Butland, Cheryl Hearn.
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.)
Tom Hedderson, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, with
scholarship winner Jessica Besaw.
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.
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.
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"
World-Leading Footwear Manufacturer Expands
Harbour Grace Facility
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.
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
Honourable Ross Wiseman,
Minister of Health and
Community Services (far left), presents cheque to RAFT -
Recovering Addicts Fellowship Team
recovery awareness billboard located on the side of Stockwood’s
Bakery and Delicatessen on Freshwater Road in St. John’s”
Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program 2008 Winner
Photo #1 Winner of
the 2008 Atlantic Province’s Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange
(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
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.
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.
Career Work Centre Network
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.
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.
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.
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
- Province Provides $50,000 to
Support North Atlantic Fiddle Convention
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minister Highlights Adult
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.
Young Entrepreneur Receives Funding to Launch New
From left to right: Jonathan
Brett, CEO, MedicLINK with the Honourable Trevor Taylor,
Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development.
International Women’s Week 2008
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.
Alberta Centennial Scholarships
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
Photo #1: Troy Croft, Executive Director Sport Newfoundland and Labrador; Debbie Harding, Director Market Integration, Aliant; Jill Andrews, KidSport™ Coordinator.
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.
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
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.