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Innovation, Trade and Rural Development - 2006

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January 5
Community task force members announced

January 19
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to give keynote address at St. John's Board of Trade

January 27
Local companies participate in international craft shows


February 6
Former craft industry employee honoured by award

February 8
Task Force provides update on Bay St. George initiatives

February 17
Poetry contest connects local grade nine students to Ireland

February 21
Better access to Canadian public sector procurement


March 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers available to media

March 2
March proclaimed Youth Science Month

March 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: 21st Annual Export Awards, St. John�s, March 10

Supplier development seminar to be held in Clarenville

March 10
Hi-Point Industries wins 2006 Exporter of the Year Award

March 17
13th annual provincial wholesale craft show and conference to be held March 18-20

March 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Launch of provincial innovation blueprint

March 27
New strategy designed to build culture of innovation in province

March 30
The Right Choices: Building Rural Regions - Budget 2006 Demonstrates Potential for Growth for Rural Regions



April 5
Tilting student wins Ireland Business Partnerships poetry contest

April 7
Task force helping rebuild Bay St. George economy

April 20
Team Canada Atlantic announces companies participating in Florida Trade Mission  (Version fran�aise)

April 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity with participants in Team Canada Atlantic mission to Florida    (Version fran�aise)

$10 million agreement on international business development announced



May 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Province to make aquaculture research announcement

May 5
World-class cod genomics research project gains support of province

May 15
Team Canada Atlantic arrives in Miami for trade mission     (Version fran�aise)

May 16
Team Canada Atlantic wraps day one in Florida

May 17
Companies optimistic about Team Canada Atlantic mission       (Version fran�aise)

May 25
Ministerial Statement - Economic Diversification and Growth Enterprises status (EDGE)



June 14
New and improved infrastructure for Harbour Authority of Fortune

June 23
Building on success in Florida�s hot market    (Version fran�aise)

June 27 
Festival of the Sea 2006 celebrates Newfoundland and Labrador-Ireland connection 


July 13
Government provides support for rural businesses

July 20
Funds support three initiatives in eastern Newfoundland


August 15
Rural development strategy focuses on diversification and strengths

August 18
Economic development initiatives announced for Bay St. George

August 21
Programs encourage innovation in businesses and economic development groups



September 1
Provincial government invests in tourism infrastructure

September 7
Department accompanies local aerospace companies to Halifax exhibition

September 12
Department helping local companies target key markets

September 15
Convergys opens second contact centre in St. John�s

September 26
PURE LABRADOR spreads its wings in New England



October 2
Visiting Irish delegation to discuss Social Partnership Model

October 8
Media Advisory: Photo Opportunity with Participants in Team Canada Atlantic Mission to Florida

October 16
Government Salutes Small and Medium-Sized Businesses - Small Business Week: October 15 � 21, 2006

October 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Board of Trade Luncheon for Small Business Week

Companies Return to Florida for Second Team Canada Atlantic Trade Mission    (Version fran�aise)

October 25
Supplier Development Sessions Being Held in Western Newfoundland

October 25
Premier Welcomes Delegates to Oceans Innovation 2006 Conference

October 27
Atlantic Canadian Companies Go on Trade Mission to Florida

October 30
Team Canada Atlantic Arrives In Orlando for Trade Mission (Version fran�aise)
Companies Head to Iceland 

October 31
Team Canada Atlantic�s Second Day in Florida Promises to be Productive


November 2
Media Advisory: News Conference to Announce Advancement of Government�s Innovation Strategy

Key Piece of Government�s Innovation Strategy Announced

November 22
Media Advisory: Media Technical Briefing - Government�s Broadband Initiative

November 28
Government Helping Grow Tourism Industry in Western Newfoundland



December 1
New Fisheries Research Centre Opens at Memorial University�s Fisheries and Marine Institute

King�s Point Heritage Society to Promote Area as a Tourism Destination

December 4
Government Helping Manufacturers Find New Markets

December 5
Ministerial Statement - Local Companies Enjoying Success in International Markets

December 7
Government Helping Business Networks Build Local Economies

December 8
Government Helping to Bring Angel Network to Rural Businesses

December 12
Ministerial Statement - Innovation Programs Benefit Local Company, Institution

December 14
Atlantic Canadian Companies Find Opportunities in Sunshine State

December 18
Town of Triton to Construct Whale Interpretation Centre

December 20
Government�s Market Development Program Helps Burin Peninsula Companies

December 28
Community Groups Pursue Innovative Projects to Grow Province�s Economy

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