Taking Action Against Violence February is Violence Prevention Month
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Media Advisory: Minister to Raise NAOSH Week Flag
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
on May 4.
Provincial and Federal Governments Announce Important Infrastructure Investments
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.
Arbor Day Proclaimed in the
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
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
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.
Photo #1 - Vehicle and boat seized during 2009 Inland Fish Enforcement operations.
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.
Photo #1: Host City logo
for the 2010 JUNO Awards.
Items recently seized
during Inland Fish Enforcement operations near Quirpon.
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
- East Coast Trail to
Expand its Network with Provincial Government Investment
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.
Province Installs New Safety
#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
#1: The Honourable
Susan Sullivan, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment,
announces the extension of the Employment Transitions program to Central
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
Announced to Address Homelessness in Central
The Honourable Susan
Sullivan, Minister of Human Resources, Labour announces $30,000 to support
the Housing and Homelessness Network of Grand Falls-Windsor Exploits
The Honourable Susan
Sullivan, Minister of Human Resources, Labour chats with members of the
Housing and Homelessness Network of Grand Falls-Windsor Exploits
Minister Presents Council of the Federation Literacy
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.
Photo #1: Items recently
seized during Inland Fish Enforcement operations on the