Labrador’s shiny new ferry unveiled, but don’t forget your European adapters

A refurbished Norwegian vessel that will take the place of a retired Labrador ferry was unveiled Tuesday, much to the joy of politicians who offered a tour of the ship ahead of its launch this month. The Qajaq W — Inuktitut for “kayak,” and pronounced the same way — will take its maiden Strait of Belle Isle voyage […]

Transportation and Highway Safety Ministers work together to improve safety, reduce pollution as well as increase competitiveness and innovation

Government News Release Service NLTransportation and WorksJanuary 22, 2019 Transportation and Highway Safety Ministers work together to improve safety, reduce pollution as well as increase competitiveness and innovation On January 21 in Montréal, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Lori Carr, Minister of Highways and […]

Provincial Government Reaches Tentative Collective Agreement with the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association

Government News Release FinanceEducation and Early Childhood Development January 22, 2019 Provincial Government Reaches Tentative Collective Agreement with the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association The Provincial Government today announced it has reached a tentative collective agreement with the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA). This agreement is subject to ratification […]

New Strait of Belle Isle Ferry to Begin Service Early

Government News Release Transportation and WorksJanuary 22, 2019 New Strait of Belle Isle Ferry to Begin Service Early Labrador Marine Inc.’s MV Qajaq W, the ferry formerly known as MV Grete, will begin transporting passengers and vehicles across the Strait of Belle Isle later this month, approximately two months earlier […]

St. John’s mistakenly posted names of people owing property tax on city website

The City of St. John’s accidentally posted online the names and addresses of more than 200 residents and businesses who were behind on their property taxes two years ago. “I sincerely apologize to any person whose privacy may have been affected by this breach,” city manager Kevin Breen said in an emailed statement late Tuesday afternoon. “Although […]

Parts of Muskrat Falls audit will be kept secret, commissioner rules

Parts of an independent audit into the construction phase of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project will be withheld from the public and the project’s main contractor, ruled Richard LeBlanc, commissioner for the Muskrat Falls inquiry. Groups submitted arguments to the inquiry commission Tuesday afternoon, with Nalcor Energy and the provincial government arguing for redaction of what they called […]

‘Trauma’ suffered by Joe Smyth could have affected perception during traffic stop, says psychologist

A psychologist says Joe Smyth was stressed and awaiting the result of the Don Dunphy inquiry at the time of a traffic stop — which resulted in an obstruction of justice charge — and that could have affected his perception during the incident.  Dr. Marina Hewlett, who counsels people who have experienced trauma, is the final witness […]

Minister Parsons Announces Queen’s Counsel Appointments

Government News Release Justice and Public SafetyJanuary 22, 2019 Minister Parsons Announces Queen’s Counsel Appointments The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, is pleased to announce the province’s newest appointments to the Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The honorary title of Queen’s Counsel […]

Vaccination Program for Pregnant Women Key to Reducing the Risk of Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Government News Release Health and Community ServicesJanuary 22, 2019 Vaccination Program for Pregnant Women Key to Reducing the Risk of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) The Department of Health and Community Services has started a Pertussis (whooping cough) immunization program for all pregnant woman in Newfoundland and Labrador. This vaccination program […]

Public Advisory: Pre-Budget Consultation Session for St. Anthony Rescheduled

Government News Release Finance January 22, 2019 Public Advisory: Pre-Budget Consultation Session for St. Anthony Rescheduled Due to forecasted inclement weather, the pre-budget consultation session in St. Anthony scheduled for today (Tuesday, January 22) has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The session will […]

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