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January 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to present cheque to Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, January 5

January 11
Deadline for Attractions Canada Awards program approaching

January 26
Provincial parks to offer cross country skiing
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Minister  will host visiting delegation from Iceland January 26 - 28

January 27
Minister Furey greets visiting Icelandic delegation
Minister comments on remarks by Reform Party concerning Viking Millennium International Symposium 


February 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, February 3, Subject: Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games

February 11
Minister pleased with tourism call centre numbers
Minister unveils acquisitions made under the 1999/2000 Art Procurement Program

February 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity, Corner Brook, February 15

February 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to present cheque to Newfoundland and Labrador Wrestling Association, February 16, Corner Brook
Minister presents funding to Corner Brook triathlon committee

February 16
Beothuk Institute announces completion of a Beothuk commemorative statue

February 18
History of Agriculture Exhibit at Newfoundland Museum

February 21
Official opening "Possessions: The Material World of Newfoundland Fishing Families"" - a new traveling exhibit, February 23

February 23
New air schedules contain some positives and some negatives for Newfoundland and Labrador


March 1
Minister announces grant in support of amateur athletes, coaches and officials
Full Circle exhibit unveils new Web site

March 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference March 10 Subject: Funding for Heritage Foundation
Pre-feasibility study announced for astronomical and interpretation centre at Butter Pot Provincial Park

March 10
Viking Trail Tourism Association events funding

March 17
Minister pleased with Jeannie Johnston project out of Ireland
Promotional display to raise awareness and appreciation of province�s parks and natural areas

March 22
$500,000 announced for Voyage of the Islendingur Ports of Call
Government announces 52 per cent increase in funding for Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Government increases sport and recreation grants by nearly 50 per cent
$400,000 in new funding for Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

March 24
Premier and minister announce a new permanent ecological reserve at Burnt Cape
Funding for 2003 Labrador Winter Games

March 28
Documentary on Battle Harbour to be aired on History Channel

March 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, March 30, St. John's, Subject: The Rooms

March 30
Concept design unveiled for The Rooms


April 6
Funding announced to restore Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site

April 12
Independent assessment to be completed on hiring procedures at Norstead site

April 18
Minister comments on location of Central Fire Station

April 26
Capital grant funding announced for sport
Minister announces archaeological testing has begun for "The Rooms"
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, April 27, Subject: Vikings! 1000 Years Make the Journey

April 27
Vikings! 1000 Years Make The Journey events unveiled


May 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: Provincial Arts and Letters Competition Awards, May 4, St. John's

May 3
Minister calls upon provinces, territories and all citizens of Canada to oppose potential CBC cuts
Minister calls for volunteer crew for Islendingur, Viking replica longship

May 5
2000 Arts and Letters Competition winners announced

May 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister making presentation on the Viking 1000!  Years celebrations to students, Paradise Elementary.

May 11
Provincial Parks open for 2000 season

May 12
Minister announces launch of Summer Active 2000 program
Arts and Culture Centre tickets now available on-line

May 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to meet with officials from Air Canada and Air Nova regarding capacity, scheduling, rates and service quality issues, May 15
2001 Canada Summer Games coaches, managers meeting

May 16
Opportunity for media to travel to Iceland to cover departure of Islendingur

May 17
Campsite availability - Notre Dame Provincial Park
NOTE TO EDITORS: Party in the Lobby 2000, May 18

May 19
Visitor Information Centre grants

May 24
Athlete Assistance Program

May 25
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Media passes available to preview FULL CIRCLE exhibit
Efforts to protect Piping Plover at J.T. Cheeseman Provincial Park
Update on province�s Highway Signage Policy

May 26
More provincial parks open for 2000 season

May 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister will present funding, May 31

May 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity to be re-scheduled



June 1
FULL CIRCLE: First Contact Vikings and Skraelings in Newfoundland and Labrador to officially open on June 5
Conception Harbour Ironworkers� Heritage Committee receives funding
Funding for Resource Centre for the Arts and LSPU Hall
Funding for TickleAce magazine

June 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Officials available to answer questions regarding archaeological findings at Fort Townsend
Archaeological resources at Fort Townshend will not be destroyed

June 5
FULL CIRCLE: First Contact Vikings and Skraelings in Newfoundland and Labrador exhibit officially opens

June 9
Newfoundland Flotilla 2000 plays an exciting role as part of Vikings! 1000 Years
Minister announces monitoring system for air access complaints

June 12
Squires Memorial Provincial Park reopen

June 14
Premier and minister to participate in Islendingur departure ceremony

June 15
What�s new this summer at the Provincial Historic Sites and Museums
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ireland to present one-of-a-kind Waterford crystal piece, St. John's,  June 16

June 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ceremony to present Waterford Crystal piece postponed
New brochure for provincial parks and natural areas
Irish delegation to attend plaque unveiling
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and minister to participate in Islendingur departure ceremony

June 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ireland will present Waterford crystal piece, June 20, St. John's

June 20
One-of-a-kind Waterford crystal piece presented to province to commemorate 1000th anniversary of Vikings arrival

June 22
Minister accelerates work for Main River Heritage designation

June 23
Discovery Trail Tourism Association - Accommodations on Discovery Trail not a problem for 2000 tourism season
Province displeased with appointments to Marine Atlantic Board

June 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ceremony to recognize the work of the 56th Field Engineers Squadron, June 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister touring new golf course, The Woods at Southlands, June 30

June 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister touring new golf course, June 30 cancelled


July 4
Major increases for sports and recreation federations

July 6
New consolidated corporate structure for Air Canada/Air Nova should not negatively affect Newfoundland and Labrador
NOTE TO EDITORS: Summer exhibition to open
Summer exhibition opens at Provincial Archives

July 7
Interpretive program at Fort Townshend under way

July 13
Provincial crew chosen for voyage of Islendingur

July 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Cheque to be presented to Mayor of Corner Brook, July 17

July 18
Theatrical performances celebrating 1000th anniversary of Viking arrival

July 20
Promising indicators for 2000 tourism season

July 21
Government updates processes at tourism call centre

July 24
Soirees & Times; bigger and better
Minister comments on funding for Pigeon Cove-St. Barbe RV Campgrounds
Town of Hawke�s Bay receives FRAM-ED funding
Federal-Provincial investment in tourism initiatives

July 27
Newfoundlander makes major donation to The Rooms


August 1
Islendingur continues its provincial tour
Butter Pot Provincial Park hosts Star BQ, August 4 - 6

August 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to give opening remarks prior to play, Living the High Life, August 9, Conception Harbour

August 16
Grand Falls-Windsor Arts and Culture Centre closed until further notice
NOTE TO EDITORS: Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation will be officially naming the Interpretation Centre Building at Cape St. Mary�s Ecological Reserve, August 17

August 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Islendingur farewell planned
Mission staff for 2001 Canada Summer Games
Cape St. Mary�s Interpretation Centre officially named

August 22
St. John�s hosts Dribble and Drive to Sydney tour finale

August 23
Official opening of FULL CIRCLE: First Contact exhibit, Corner Brook, August 25

August 25
FULL CIRCLE: First Contact Vikings and Skraelings in Newfoundland and Labrador exhibit opens in Corner Brook - Version fran�aise

August 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to tour at Fort Townshed Archaeological Dig, August 29
Pinware River Provincial Park to remain open until September 18

August 31
Construction of cultural and heritage facility about to begin


September 1
Two Provincial parks close for camping

September 6
Minister announces Parks as Nature�s Classrooms program

September 14
Road to Ferryland lighthouse to be relocated

September 15
Viking Millennium International Symposium, September 15 - 24, St. John�s, L�Anse aux Meadows and Labrador Straits

September 18
Corner Brook school children benefit from FULL CIRCLE: First Contact Exhibit

September 21
New funding announced for Labrador Travel Subsidy Program

September 22
Registration for winter camping and camping unit storage

September 26
Theory courses for coaches, October - November, Memorial Unviversity

September 27
Minister announces appointments to Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

September 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Retrieval of locking ring from World War II German torpedo


October 2
Torpedo locking ring to be retrieved

October 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Official ground breaking ceremony of The Rooms, October 4, St. John's
Ground breaking ceremony to launch construction of The Rooms
An art gallery that�s as big as Newfoundland and Labrador
Third-quarter tourism indicators show encouraging results for 2000 tourism season

October 18
Government officials meet with representatives of archaeology community to discuss Rooms project

October 20
Collar belonging to fabled canine saviour returns to Newfoundland

October 23
Funding for Winterset Award

October 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, October 26, St. John's, Subject: Protecting Our Natural Heritage 
Government releases document on Natural Areas Plan strategy

October 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Text of letter to St. John's Mayor regarding The Rooms


November 7
Minister responds to Ferryland road issue
Government will proceed with The Rooms development

November 21
Athlete Assistance Program

November 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Text of letter to St. John's Mayor regarding The Rooms

November 24
Government announces funding for Festival 500

November 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to officially launch The Rooms website, November 29, St. John's

November 29
The Rooms to launch new Web site


December 4
Minister provides progress report on designating Main River as a Canadian Heritage River

December 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Open houses to review Main River Management Plan, December 5-6, Pollard's Point and Corner Brook

December 8
Annual Arts and Letters Competition announced

December 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, December 12, St. John's, Subject: Receiving the World

December 12
Premier and minister outline plans for Marconi 100th Anniversary
Copy of minister's letter regarding public input on Main River Canadian Heritage River Management Plan
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador supports government�s proposal for Main River Canadian Heritage River designation

December 14
Minister announces Attractions Canada Awards Program for 2001
Minister announces establishment of advisory committees to Arts and Culture Centres


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