News Release Photos - 2009

 


February



February 2
  • Taking Action Against Violence February is Violence Prevention Month

    Photo: The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Lead Minister of the Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, and the Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Health and Community Services, were joined by VPI community partners to proclaim February as Violence Prevention Month: (left to right) Cst. Kevin Foley, Citizens Crime Prevention Association of Newfoundland and Labrador; Vyda Ng, Coalition Against Violence; Barbie Wadman, Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre; Diane Rowsell, Coalition Against Violence; Sheila Ryan, Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador; Kelly Heisz, Seniors Resource Centre; Leslie MacLeod, Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women; Sgt. Scott Noseworthy, Citizens Crime Prevention Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

February 3
February 3
  • Province Welcomes New Air Ambulance

    Photo: The official unveiling of the province’s new air ambulance was held at St. Anthony Airport on February 6. Taking part in the official ribbon-cutting were (l-r): Len Thomas, son of the late Dr. Gordon Waddell Thomas; Wally Young, MHA for St. Barbe; Hon. Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works and MHA for the Straits and White Bay North; and, Ben Farrell, Regional Director of Air Operations/Chief Pilot with Labrador-Grenfell Health.
February 16
  • Minister Highlights Advances in Inclusive Education

    Photo: The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, signs the proclamation declaring February 15-21, 2009 Inclusive Education Week. Pictured are: Front Row (L to R): The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education; Barb Young, Executive Director, NL Association for Community Living. Back Row (L to R): Susan Ball, coordinator, NL Association for Community Living; Kayla Nippard, NL Association for Community Living; Dan Goodyear, Department of Education; Darlene Nash, NL Association for Community Living; and Jackie Fewer-Bennett, Department of Education
     

March



March 6
  • Minister Proclaims International Women’s Day 2009

    Photo: The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, is joined by members of the 2009 International Women’s Day Planning Committee to proclaim March 8, 2009 as International Women’s Day.
     
  • Ministers Present Funding for Rigolet Shelter, Winter Transportation

    Photo #1: Labrador Affairs Minister John Hickey, and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Patty Pottle, present a cheque for $30,000 to Charlotte Wolfrey of the Rigolet Partnership Against Family Violence for the establishment of a shelter. Budget 2009 provides a further $60,000 to help make the shelter a reality. Ministers Pottle and Hickey and Ms. Wolfrey were joined by AngajukKak (mayor) for Rigolet, Daniel Michelin. 

    Photo #2: Labrador Affairs Minister John Hickey, and AngajukKak (mayor) for Rigolet, Daniel Michelin, sign contracts for a new snowmobile trailer groomer for the community. Minister Hickey and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Patty Pottle presented Rigolet with $304,000 for the purchase of a Piston Bully snowmobile trail groomer to maintain the trail between Rigolet and Mulligan. Witnessing the signing were: Minister Pottle, Darryl Shiwak, Nunatsiavut Minister of Education and Economic Development, and Sarah Blake, town manager for Rigolet.

April


April 29

May


May 4

  • Media Advisory: Minister to Raise NAOSH Week Flag

    Photo: The Honourable Paul Oram, Minister of Business, on behalf of the Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Government Services, raises the flag declaring North American Occupational Safety and Health Week or NAOSH Week, in front of Confederation Building on May 4. 

May 11

  • Provincial and Federal Governments Announce Important Infrastructure Investments

    Photo: The Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works (far right), along with the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Gateway, were joined today by the Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and Senator Fabian Manning to announce over $300 million in joint federal-provincial investments for key infrastructure projects throughout the province. Newfoundland and Labrador will contribute $175 million to the joint federal-provincial investments.

May 15

May 28

June


June 1

  • Arbor Day Proclaimed in the Province

    Photo: A proclamation was signed to declare June 1 as Arbor Day in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Participating in the proclamation signing were (left to right):  Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador President Anthony O’Neill; the Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Environment and Conservation; and Cle Newhook, Executive Director, Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador.

June 5

  • Get Up and Move – Just for the Fun of It!

    Photo: Sean McKenna, left, Special Populations Representative on the Board of Directors of Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador (RNL) speaks with the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, at the 24-Hour Bike Ride Challenge, held during the recent launch of Recreation Month at RNL’s 2009 AGM and Conference in Corner Brook.

June 11

June 24

Photos #1: The Seniors of Distinction Awards celebrate the contributions, achievements and diversity of Newfoundland and Labrador’s seniors. The 2009 award recipients were recognized by the Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Health and Community Services and Minister Responsible for Aging and Seniors - (from left to right): Marie Norcott, Minnie Vallis, G. Fred G. Bannister, Minister Wiseman, Roxanne Norman (on behalf of the late Eric Norman) and Rita Mary Drake.

July


July 10

Photo #1 - Vehicle and boat seized during 2009 Inland Fish Enforcement operations.

July 15

July 21

August


August 3

Photo #1: An architectural rendering depicts how the expanded Mary March Provincial Museum in Grand Falls-Windsor will appear following a 1,900 square foot expansion. The work is scheduled to begin later this month, and be completed in the spring of 2010.

August 13

Photo #1: Host City logo for the 2010 JUNO Awards.

August 31

Photo: Items recently seized during Inland Fish Enforcement operations near Quirpon.
 

September


September 1

Photo: The 2009 Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference is being held in St. John’s. Federal, provincial and territorial ministers attending the two-day conference are (from l-r): Peter Taptuna, Minister of Mines, Economic Development and Transportation, Nunavut; Richard E. Brown, Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry, Prince Edward Island; Mel Knight, Energy Minister, Alberta; Jim Rondeau, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba; Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, Ontario; John MacDonell, Minister of Natural Resources, Nova Scotia; Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources Canada; Kathy Dunderdale, Minister of Natural Resources, Newfoundland and Labrador; Wally Stiles, Minister of Natural Resources, New Brunswick; Jack Keir, Minister of Energy, New Brunswick; Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Energy, Nova Scotia; Bill Boyd, Minister of Energy and Resources, Saskatchewan; Robert McLeod, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Northwest Territories, and Serge Simard, Minister for Natural Resources, Quebec. The meetings conclude today (Tuesday).

September 11
  • East Coast Trail to Expand its Network with Provincial Government Investment

    Photo: Taking part in the announcement of the Provincial Government’s investment in the East Coast Trail were (l-r): Kevin Parsons, MHA, Cape St. Francis; Hon. Shawn Skinner, Minister of Innovation, Trade, and Rural Development; and, Randy Murphy, President, East Coast Trail Association. Photo was taken near the East Coast Trail’s construction site at Torbay Point.

September 21

  • Province Installs New Safety Signs

    Photo #1: The Provincial Government has unveiled two new highway safety sign designs to encourage motorists to slow down. The signs feature Transportation and Works employees and their children. The pictured signs are located on Route 230, Bonavista Peninsula Highway.
     
  • Employment Transitions Program Extended to Grand Falls-Windsor

    Photo #1: The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, announces the extension of the Employment Transitions program to Central Newfoundland.

    Photo #2: Employment Transitions participant, Bobbi-Joe Patey, speaks of her experience with the Corner Brook Employment Transitions program

    Photo #3: The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment joins participants in cutting the cake at the official launch of the Employment Transitions program in Grand Falls-Windsor
     

  • Funding Announced to Address Homelessness in Central

    Photo #1: The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Human Resources, Labour announces $30,000 to support the Housing and Homelessness Network of Grand Falls-Windsor Exploits

    Photo #2: The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Human Resources, Labour chats with members of the Housing and Homelessness Network of Grand Falls-Windsor Exploits  

September 30


October


October 1

  • Minister Presents Council of the Federation Literacy Award

    Photo: The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Education, presents Dr. Marc Glassman with the Council of the Federation medallion. Minister King and Dr. Glassman are joined by Dr. David Dibbon, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education, Memorial University, who nominated Dr. Glassman for the COF award.
     

November


November 10

November 16

Photo #1: Items recently seized during Inland Fish Enforcement operations on the Burin Peninsula.  

November 23

Photo #1, Photo #2, Photo #3

 


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