News Release Photos - 2011

 


January

January 25

  • Progress Continues on New St. Johnís 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. Johnís 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. Johnís Long-Term Care Facility.

    Photo #3: The ďmoundsĒ 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. Johnís Long-Term Care Facility.

February

February 7

  • 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.

February 8

  • 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. Johnís Harbour
    Pic 2: The helm of the Celtic Explorer
    Pic 3: Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Clyde Jackman, Master of Ceremonies for the welcome of the Celtic Explorer to St. Johnís.
    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 OíRegan of Ireland, Second Officer on the Celtic Explorer

February 9

  • Proclamation Recognizes Inclusive Education Month

    Photo #1: 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 of Education.

February 23

March

March 1

  • 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.

March 8

  • International Womenís 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 Womenís Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (left to right: Mary Shortall, Canadian Labour Congress, Nicole Kieley, St. Johnís Status of Women Council, and Karen White, St. Johnís 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.

March 10

March 30

  • 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. Johnís Centre today announced this yearís 44 grant recipients and presented a grant to the Boys and Girls Club of St. Johnís, one of this yearís 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.

April

April 15

  • Torbay Community Celebrates New School Opening


  • Photo #1: MHA Kevin Parsons, students Shelby Francis (Kindergarten) and Jessica Patey (Grade 6) and Chris Hammond, Eastern School Board trustee, cut a cake to mark the official opening of Holy Trinity Elementary in Torbay.

  • Second New Paradise School Marks Official Opening


  • Photo #1: Mount Pearl North MHA Steve Kent joins Grade 6 students Kate Rowsell and Shauna Loveless, and Kindergarten student Aaron Parsons, as they cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of Elizabeth Park Elementary in Paradise.

April 28

  • 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.

 

May

May 17

  • 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 Ė Left to right: Johnathon Earle of Red Bay, Liam Kelly of Paradise, Courtney Young of Port Saunders, Corey Hudson of Normanís 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. Johnís, Juliette Dupre of St. Lawrence, Melanie Lynch representing Bishops College Youth Action Committee of St. Johnís, Bridgette Abbott of Musgrave Harbour.

May 18

  • Councillors and Staff Recognized on Municipal Awareness Day


  • Photo: The Honourable Kevin OíBrien, 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. Johnís MNL representative Councillor Frank Galgay looks on.

May 27

  • Minister Proclaims Early Childhood Educatorsí 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 Educatorsí 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 Educatorsí Week proclamation signing.

  • New Fire Truck for Residents of Bell Island Unveiled

    Photo: The Honourable, Kevin OíBrien, 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.

May 31

 

June

June 2

  • 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 3

  • June is Recreation Month!

  • Photo: On May 18 at Buckmasterís 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.

June 6

  • Town of Buchans Receives Fire Rescue Vehicle

    Photo: 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.

June 9

June 24

June 30

  • 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.

July

July 4

July 5

July 15

  • 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 Robertís Arm, Green Bay.

July 22

July 28

  • 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.

 

August

August 1

  • Canine Therapy Program Has Positive Start

    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 Bishopís Falls Correctional Centre.

August 22

 

September

September 2

  • 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).

September 12

September 13


October

October 3

  • 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, ĎFaces of Mental Illness,í Mental Illness Awareness Week; Kim Baldwin, Acting Director, Mental Health and Addictions - Eastern Health; Heidi Edgar, Justice Project Coordinator - CMHA-NL.

October 17

  • 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.

October 24

October 28


November

November 8

  • 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.

November 15

  • 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.

November 17

  • Symposium Shows Vital Contribution of Archives to Scientific Research

    Photo: 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.

November 29


December

December 2

December 7

  • 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. Matthewís Elementary School in St. Johnís today to announce the details of the after school physical activity initiative. Shown with students from St. Matthewís are, from left to right: Minister Sullivan, Kyran Dwyer, Principal of St. Matthewís, Minister Dalley and Dan Crummell, MHA for St. Johnís West.

December 20

  • 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.

 

 

 

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