Progress Continues on New St. John’s Long-Term Care Project
Photo #1: Early
January 2011, the crane is lifting formwork to complete a
concrete stairwell in the East Tower, North wing - St. John’s
Long-Term Care Facility.
Photo #2: In the foreground is the Northeast stairwell and in the background is the Northwest stairwell of the East Tower, North wing - St. John’s Long-Term Care Facility.
Photo #3: The “mounds” in the centre of the picture are for the under-slab drainage for the centre core building. In the foreground, the roller is prepping the pad area for the West Tower, in the background is the East Tower, North wing - St. John’s Long-Term Care Facility.
Eating Disorder Awareness Week Proclaimed
Photo: The Honourable Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Health and Community Services, signs the Eating Disorder Awareness Week proclamation. Front row (left to right): Vince Withers, Chair, Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (EDFNL); Minister Kennedy; and, Dr. Olga Heath, Assistant Professor, Memorial University and EDFNL Board Member. Back row (left to right): Krista Wade, Manager, Centre for Hope, Eastern Health; and, Ellen Foley, Executive Director, EDFNL.
Celtic Explorer Fisheries Science Research Vessel Arrives in Province
Figure 1: Tentative Survey Track
Figure 2: Southern Great Circle Route
Pic 1: The Celtic Explorer
docked in St. John’s Harbour
Pic 2: The helm of the
Pic 3: Fisheries and
Aquaculture Minister Clyde Jackman, Master of Ceremonies for the welcome of
the Celtic Explorer to St. John’s.
Pic 4: Mr. Glenn Blackwood, Executive Director of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of
Memorial University; Dr. Peter Heffernan, Executive Director of the Marine
Institute of Ireland; Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President of Memorial University;
Jackie Sheppard, Chair of the Research & Development Corporation; and the
Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Pic 5: Richard O’Regan of
Ireland, Second Officer on the Celtic Explorer
Proclamation Recognizes Inclusive Education Month
The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, signs the proclamation
declaring February Inclusive Education Month. Pictured are: Front Row (L
to R): Minister Burke; Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Community Inclusion
Coordinator, Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living
(NLACL). Back Row (L to R): Darlene Nash, Business Manager, NLACL;
Sharon Whalen, Department of Education; Jackie-Fewer-Bennett, Department
- Minister Proclaims Youth Science Month
Photo #1: The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education joins Yvonne Dawe, Chair of the Eastern Newfoundland Science Fairs Council, to proclaim March as Science Month in Newfoundland and Labrador schools. From back left are: Lauren Rolling and Caroline Molloy, Grade 12 students at Bishops College High, and Erin Baker, a 2nd year math and physics student at Memorial University, all of whom are former gold-medal winners at the Eastern Newfoundland Science and Technology Fair.
- Minister Participates in Webcast to Launch Education Week
Photo #1: The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, was joined by Stephenville High School students this morning at an interactive webcast launch of Education Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. From left to right are: Aaron Sampson, Zachery Thorne, Minister Burke, Krista Hogan, Amber Leroy, and Madison Bennett.
- International Women’s Day Reaches Centennial Anniversary
Photo #1: The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, joined community organizations to officially proclaim March 8th International Women’s Day in Newfoundland and Labrador
(left to right: Mary Shortall, Canadian Labour Congress, Nicole Kieley, St. John’s Status of Women Council, and Karen White, St. John’s Labour District Council)
- Minister Participates in Major Homelessness Fundraiser
Photo #1: The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, joined by Kimberly Yetman-Dawson, Network Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network and outside workers from Newfoundland Labrador Housing, wearing Raise the Roof toques in support of the campaign to reduce homelessness.
- Community Groups to Benefit from Provincial Wellness Grants
Photo #1: Community groups from throughout Newfoundland and Labrador benefited today through an investment of $700,000 under the Provincial
Wellness Grants Program. The Honourable Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Health and Community Services, and the Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Natural
Resources and MHA for St. John’s Centre today announced this year’s 44 grant recipients and presented a grant to the Boys and Girls Club of St. John’s, one
of this year’s recipients. The ministers were joined by Keith Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Community Services and
several children, who are members of the Boys and Girls Club, for the announcement.
- Deer Lake Public Library Upgrades Unveiled
Photo 1: Minister Burke celebrates the
completion of renovations and upgrades to Deer Lake Public Library. Pictured
(l-r) are Dean Ball (Mayor of Deer Lake), Cal Taylor (Chair of the
Provincial Information and Library Resources Board), Darryl Kelly (MHA for
Humber Valley) and Minister Burke.
Photo 2: Minister Burke chats with Ross
Wight, recipient of the library board's Volunteer of the Year Award,
recognizing his 41 years of volunteer work in support of public libraries.
- Recipients of URock Volunteer Awards Honoured
Photo: On Saturday, May 14, 2011, the Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Honourable Dave Denine, Minister Responsible for the Volunteer and Non-Profit sector, awarded eight recipients with the URock Volunteer Award. The award was established to recognize the outstanding work done by young volunteers and youth-led non-profit organizations and groups. Pictured – Left to right: Johnathon Earle of Red Bay, Liam Kelly of Paradise, Courtney Young of Port Saunders, Corey Hudson of Norman’s Cove-Long Cove, the Honourable Dave Denine, Minister Responsible for the Volunteer and Non-Profit Sector, the Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Kara Snow of St. Anthony, Tyler Dalton representing Bishops College Youth Action Committee of St. John’s, Juliette Dupre of St. Lawrence, Melanie Lynch representing Bishops College Youth Action Committee of St. John’s, Bridgette Abbott of Musgrave Harbour.
- Councillors and Staff Recognized on Municipal Awareness Day
Photo: The Honourable Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Municipal Affairs, signs the Municipal Awareness Day proclamation with Harry Hallett, President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, and Blanche Bennett, representative of the Professional Municipal Administrators. City of St. John’s MNL representative Councillor Frank Galgay looks on.
- Minister Proclaims
Early Childhood Educators’ Week
Photo #1: The Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services meets with board members of the Association of Early Childhood Educators Newfoundland and Labrador (AECENL) and children from Daybreak Parent Child Centre to sign the proclamation for Early Childhood Educators’ Week. Front Row: (Left to right) Patrick Norman, Kimberly Dove, Minister Johnson, Ava Canning. Back Row: Helen Sinclair (Consultant, Child Care Services), Mary Walsh (Chair, AECENL), Leslie Hardy (Treasurer, AECENL), Gail Brinston (Vice-chair, AECENL).
Photo #2: The Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services, reads a story to Ava Canning, granddaughter of Mary Walsh, Chair of AECENL, during the Early Childhood Educators’ Week proclamation signing.
- New Fire Truck for
Residents of Bell Island Unveiled
Photo: The Honourable, Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Fire Chief Jim Pendergast, Conception Bay East Bell Island MHA David Brazil, and Fire Commissioner Fred Hollett are joined by members of the Wabana Volunteer Fire Department for the presentation of their new fire truck.
- Media Advisory:
Minister to Speak at Environment Day Event
Photo: The 2011 Seniors of Distinction Awards were presented June 1, 2011 to seven distinguished seniors from throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The awards celebrate the contributions, achievements and diversity of seniors in the province.
Front row (L-R): Mary Bartlett Smith; Lillian Parsons; Eileen Hann; Aneitha Sheaves.
Back row (L-R): Hon. Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Health and Community Services; Major William Tilley; Rev. Arthur G. Elliott; Albert Dober; Keith Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Community Services.
- June is Recreation Month!
Photo: On May 18 at Buckmaster’s Circle Boys and Girls Club, June is Recreation Month was officially proclaimed by Republic of Doyle star Allan Hawco, Honourary Chair of Recreation Month, the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, and Rob Button, President of Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador.
- High School Volunteer Medal Unveiled
Photo: The Honourable Dave Denine, Minister Responsible for the Volunteer and Non-Profit Sector, joins Duane Hollett, a Level I student at John Burke High School in Grand Bank, and the Honourable Darin King, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment and MHA for the District of Grand Bank, for the unveiling of a new high school volunteer award.
- Town of Buchans Receives
Fire Rescue Vehicle
The community of Buchans officially welcomes their new fire
rescue vehicle. Onhand for the presentation, (l to r) Buchans
Fire Chief Dale Piecy, Buchans Mayor Derm Corbett, Innovation,
Trade and Rural Development Minister and area MHA Susan
Sullivan, (at podium) Municipal Affairs and Minister Responsible
for Fire and Emergency Services Minister Kevin O'Brien, and
Deputy Mayor Ernest Noseworthy.
Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division Make Arrests
Photo #1: A Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officer seized two salmon nets, one measuring 150 feet, a cooler, an inflatable boat, a knife, a fish tub, five Atlantic salmon and three trout in a June 27arrest in Deer Lake.
Photo #2: The 150-foot net seized in the June 27 arrest in Deer Lake.
Fish and Wildlife Officers Seize Atlantic Salmon and Make Several Arrests
Photo #1: A surveillance investigation near Peterview, next to the Exploits River, on July 8 resulted in the arrest of two individuals for illegal netting of inland waters. Fish and wildlife enforcement officers seized a 150-foot illegal gill net and four Atlantic salmon.
Photo #2: Thirty salmon left to rot in a gill net on Robinsons River, Bay St. George. Fish and wildlife enforcement is asking the public to call the anonymous poaching hotline at 1-877-820-0999 with any information that could lead to an arrest.
Photo #3: A surveillance investigation near Peterview, next to the Exploits River, on July 8 resulted in the arrest of two individuals for illegal netting of inland waters. Fish and wildlife enforcement officers seized a 150-foot illegal gill net and four Atlantic salmon.
Photo #4: Fish and wildlife enforcement officers seized a 20-foot fiberglass boat and motor, a 150-foot illegal gill net, and six Atlantic salmon on July 7 near Robert’s Arm, Green Bay.
New Skilled Trades Suite Expands Programming Opportunities at College of the North Atlantic in Grand Falls-Windsor
Photo: Paul Chafe, left, co-campus administrator of College of the North Atlantic, Grand Falls-Windsor, joins Grand Falls-Windsor - Green Bay South MHA Ray Hunter, the Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, and the Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development and MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans for a tour of the new industrial trades suite at the Grand Falls-Windsor campus of College of the North Atlantic.
Sod-Turning Marks Preparation for Exploits Valley High Redevelopment
Photo: The Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education, and the Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development, and MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans join Exploits Valley High School student Melissa Blackmore as they turn the sod to prepare for Phase 1 of redevelopment at the school. From left are: John George, Chair of the Nova Central School Board, Grand Falls-Windsor Mayor Al Hawkins, Minister Burke, Ms. Blackmore, Minister Sullivan and Grand Falls-Windsor - Green Bay South MHA Ray Hunter.
Canine Therapy Program Has
Photo #1: Inmates and staff of the Society for the Care and Protection of Animals (SCAPA) in Stephenville with the four dogs participating in the Canine Therapy Program at the West Coast Correctional Centre.
Photo #2: Inmates with the five dogs participating in the Canine Therapy Program at the Bishop’s Falls Correctional Centre.
Fisheries Ministers Renew Commitment to Sustainability and Prosperity of Canadian Fishing and Aquaculture Industry
Photo: The Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers met September 1, in Iqaluit, Nunavut, to discuss the sustainability and prosperity of the Canadian fishing and aquaculture industry. Left to right are: The Honourable Sterling Belliveau (Nova Scotia); M. Pierre Corbeil (Quebec); the Honourable Keith Ashfield (Co-Chair - Canada); the Honourable Daniel Shewchuk (Co-Chair - Nunavut); the Honourable Clyde Jackman (Newfoundland and Labrador); and the Honourable Michael Olscamp (New Brunswick).
Mental Illness Awareness Week Proclaimed in Newfoundland and Labrador
Photo: Front row, left to right: Brenda Stamp, President - Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland and Labrador; The Honourable Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Health and Community Services; Peter Ralph, President - CHANNAL. Second row, left to right: Jeremy Bennett, ‘Faces of Mental Illness,’ Mental Illness Awareness Week; Kim Baldwin, Acting Director, Mental Health and Addictions - Eastern Health; Heidi Edgar, Justice Project Coordinator - CMHA-NL.
Teachers Bring Torngat
Experience Back to Classrooms
Photo: Participants in the Ten Teachers in the Torngats learning institute were, from back left: Darla O'Reilly, Peter Bishop, Gus Pike, George Tucker (NLTA), Stefan Way, Rae Dicks, and Fred Sheppard (Parks Canada). From front left are: Kimberly Gilbert, Craig White, Jacinta McGrath, Barbara Brooker, Marsha Young, and Matthew Grant.
Teachers Receive Awards at Arts Work Conference
Photo: Through the Arts Work Educator Awards Program, administered by the Provincial
Government, three teachers have been recognized for their outstanding contributions in leading and supporting the arts within their
school communities. Shown (left to right) are: Bradley Clarke, Director of Program Development, Department of Education; Lorraine
Lane-Balsom, Hazelwood Elementary School, St. John's; Zak Chaulk, J.M. Olds Collegiate, Twillingate; Jacqueline Hyde, Booth Memorial
High School, St. John's; and the Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation.
Support Continues for Newspaper in Education Program
Photo: The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education, and Charles Stacey,
Publisher and General Manager of the Telegram (standing) join Mount Pearl Senior High School students Nicole Noseworthy, Caitlain Harty,
David Barnes and James Randell to discuss how copies of the Telegram, provided free of charge through the Newspaper in Education Program,
are being used in their writing class to augment their study of journalism.
Symposium Shows Vital Contribution of Archives to Scientific Research
Jenny Seeman, President, Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (ANLA) and the Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister
of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, were recently joined by members of the ANLA executive and archives community to proclaim
November 14-20 as Archives Week. From back left are: Greg Walsh, Provincial Archivist, The Rooms; Emily Gushue, Director, ANLA;
Colleen Quigley, Chair, ANLA Education Committee; and Mary Ellen Wright, Professional Development and Outreach Officer, ANLA.
- Applicants Selected for the New After School Physical Activity Initiative
Photo: The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation and the Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services were at St. Matthew’s Elementary School in St. John’s today to announce the details of the after school physical activity initiative. Shown with students from St. Matthew’s are, from left to right: Minister Sullivan, Kyran Dwyer, Principal of St. Matthew’s, Minister Dalley and Dan Crummell, MHA for St. John’s West.
- Projects Directed at Unleashing the Potential of Youth
Photo: The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, and John Dinn, MHA for Kilbride, along with teachers and officials from Goulds Elementary at the announcement of the Provincial Government's Youth Innovation initiative.