Ministers Work Together to Benefit Atlantic Canadians
Photo: New Brunswick
Health Minister Mary Schryer, Nova Scotia Health
Minister Maureen MacDonald, Prince Edward Island
Minister of Health and Wellness Carolyn Bertram and
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Health and Community
Services Minister Jerome Kennedy met in Halifax on
Friday, January 15.
The Ministers signed a Memorandum of
Understanding ensuring cancer patients receive radiation
therapy within eight weeks of being ready-to-treat.
Provinces will support each other with therapy services,
if they are unable to meet the timeline.
New Government Office
Officially Opens in Grand Falls-Windsor
Photo #1: The Honourable
Tom Marshall, centre, is joined left to right by Clayton
Forsey, MHA, Exploits, Ray Hunter, M.H.A., Grand
Falls-Windsor-Green Bay South, Mayor Harry Hallett,
President of MNL, Jose Budgell, Manager – Rebate
Programs, Mayor Al Hawkins, Grand Falls-Windsor, Mayor
Jerry Dean, Botwood, Mayor Robert Hobbs, Bishop’s Falls,
Robert Constantine, Assistant Deputy Minister of
Minister Joins Heritage Foundation to Celebrate Heritage
Photo 1: Representatives from
the heritage community join the Honourable Terry French, Minister of
Tourism, Culture and Recreation, to sign a proclamation declaring February
15 Heritage Day in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Photo 2: The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and
Recreation, and Shannie Duff, Vice-Chair of the Heritage Foundation of
Newfoundland and Labrador, present Carly Whyte of South East Bight with a
framed copy of her winning Heritage Day Poster Contest submission.
Labrador Housing - Newfoundland Labrador Housing Tenants Across the Province
Raise Money for Haiti
Photo: The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works and Minister Responsible for Housing (Housing), on March 5, joined some of the Housing tenants whose tenant associations from around the province raised $1,808 for Haitian earthquake victims. The amount was matched by Housing for a grand total of $3,616. From left, Minister Hedderson poses with Myrtle Mitchell, Eric-McKay Tenant Association, St. John’s; Lorraine Terry, Froude Avenue-Cashin Avenue Neighbourhood Enhancement Association, St. John’s; Canadian Red Cross representative Vanessa Froud, who accepted the donation; and Jim Martin, Burin-Black Duck Cove Tenant Association, Burin.
Recreation Month Activities Highlight Importance of Physical Activity
Photo #1: The Honourable Terry
French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and
Recreation was joined by Grade 4 students from
Topsail Elementary in Conception Bay South last
week to sign a proclamation declaring June as
Recreation Month in Newfoundland and Labrador.
From left are: Minister French, Topsail MHA Paul
Davis, Rob Button, President-elect of Recreation
Newfoundland and Labrador (with pen), Calvin
Rendell, Past President of the C.B.S Soccer
Association, and Karen Spencer of the C.B.S.
Minister Acknowledges Commitment of
The Honourable Joan
Burke, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services meets with the Board
of Directors of the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families
Association. Front Row: (Left to Right) Minister Burke, Rosie Lucy,
Julia Morgan. Back Row: Mabel Anderson, Louise Lavalle, Dave Melvin,
Tracy Swan, Diane Molloy (Executive Director), Stephen Hilliard
(Treasurer), Melvina Elliott, Patricia McGrath (Chair), Linda Buckle,
Fronie Blake. Missing from photo: Paula Clements, Ruby Ellsworth.
- Newfoundland and
Labrador to Enter New Era of Fisheries Science Research
Photo #1: The RV Celtic Explorer will be the
province’s new research vessel with the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems
Photo #2: The RV GECHO II will conduct sophisticated
inshore fisheries research
regarding Fisheries Science investment at the Fisheries and Marine
Institute of Memorial University. (l-r) Honourable Clyde Jackman,
Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture; Honourable Danny Williams,
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president
and vice-chancellor of Memorial University; Glenn Blackwood,
Executive Director, Fisheries and Marine Institute; Glenn Janes,
chief operating officer, Research & Development Corporation; Robert
Verge, managing director of the Canadian Centre for Fisheries
Innovation; Dr. George Rose, the new director of the Centre for
Fisheries Ecosystems Research.
Provincial Inland Fish Enforcement Officers Arrest Poachers
Photo #1: Recent Inland Fish Enforcement operations near Dover, Bonavista Bay, on July 11, led to the arrests of two individuals for allegedly illegally netting salmon and trout in coastal waters. Officers seized a boat, outboard motor and nets, along with salmon and trout.
Photo #2: Inland Fish Enforcement operations near the community of Peterview in the Bay of Exploits led to the arrests of three individuals on July 23 for allegedly illegally netting salmon. Officers seized two nets and five Atlantic salmon.
International Literacy Day with Presentation of Literacy Award
Photo 1: The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Education, presents
Council of the Federation Literacy Award to this year’s recipient,
Photo 2: The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Education, signs proclamation of International Literacy Day with stakeholders from the literacy community.
Front Row: Tom Dawe – Executive Director of Teachers on Wheels, Minister King, Caroline Vaughan – Executive Director of Literacy NL.
Back Row: Margaret Bartlett – adult learner at New Beginnings ABE program (Stella Burry Community Services), Jessica Lee Middleman – instructor at New Beginnings ABE program, Robin Grant
Mental Illness Awareness Week Focuses on Ending the Stigma
Photo: Proclamation signing during 2010 Mental Illness Awareness Week. Back row (left to right): Gloria Williams, Mental Health Promotion Consultant, Eastern Health; Paula Corcoran, Peer Support Coordinator, CHANNAL. Front row (left to right): Dave Banko, Executive Director, Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland and Labrador; Mark Gruchy, President, Canadian Mental Health Association Newfoundland and Labrador (CMHA-NL); the Honourable Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Health and Community Services; George Skinner, Executive Director, CMHA-NL.
Minister Celebrates National Child Day
Photo 1: The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services (CYFS) meets with Family and Child Care Connections (FCCC) representatives and children to celebrate National Child Day. Front Row: Nicholas Blundon. Middle Row: (Left to Right) Kim Samara, Family Child Care Provider; Jack Sullivan; Cheryl Stacey Barrett, Family Child Care Provider; Grace Mootrey; Bernice Morgan, Early Childhood Educator and Playgroup Facilitator. Back Row: Lynn Smyth, Coordinator, FCCC; Jennifer Russell, Inclusion Consultant, CYFS; Skye Taylor, Director of Professional Development, Association of Early Childhood Educators Newfoundland and Labrador; Anna Taylor; Minister Burke; Mary Linehan, Early Childhood Educator; Valerie Collins, Home Visitor; Trudy Cuza, Home Visitor; Eilis Baker, Administrative Assistant, FCCC.
Photo 2: The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services watches Andrew Short paint a picture while chatting with Kim Samara, Family Child Care Provider during a National Child Day celebration.
Photo 3: Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services reads a story with the children during a National Child Day celebration. From Left to Right: Anna Taylor, Minister Burke, Jack Kearney, Lana Goldsworthy, Joseph Samara.