History class in the books as hybrid social studies course set to take its place

Social studies super-courses are in development and will act as a replacement for current high school history and geography classes — a decision drawing fire from the Tories but defended by the Ball government as reflective of current educational needs. Newfoundland and Labrador’s standard high-school curriculum is being redesigned in order to lump together history, economics, civics, […]

Media Advisory: Minister Dempster to Announce Funding for Breastfeeding Initiative

Government News Release Children, Seniors and Social Development March 21, 2019 Media Advisory: Minister Dempster to Announce Funding for Breastfeeding Initiative The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, will announce funding to support a Baby-Friendly Council of Newfoundland and Labrador breastfeeding initiative tomorrow (Friday, March 22) […]

Amendments Proposed to Strengthen the Nurses’ Act

Government News Release Health and Community ServicesMarch 21, 2019 Amendments Proposed to Strengthen the Nurses’ Act The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services today announced proposed amendments to the Registered Nurses Act, 2008, which will support nurses as they continue to provide exemplary service to the people […]

Ministerial Statement – Minister Crocker Highlights Savings Through More Efficient Asset Management

Government News Release Transportation and Works March 21, 2019 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works: Minister Crocker Highlights Savings Through More Efficient Asset Management Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to […]

Ministerial Statement – Minister Haggie Acknowledges Purple Day During Epilepsy Awareness Month

Government News Release Health and Community ServicesMarch 21, 2019 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services: Minister Haggie Acknowledges Purple Day During Epilepsy Awareness Month Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to […]

Provincial Government Announces Funding for Smoking Cessation Program

Government News Release Children, Seniors and Social DevelopmentHealth and Community ServicesMarch 21, 2019 Provincial Government Announces Funding for Smoking Cessation Program The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, and the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, today announced that the Provincial Government will […]

Failed Muskrat ‘dome’ was innovative, but very risky, says engineer

The integrated cover system that failed so spectacularly on the Muskrat Falls project in 2014 was an innovative, but also very risky undertaking, says a structural engineer who has reviewed the controversial hydro project in Labrador. Jim Gilliland was the latest witness to give testimony at the Muskrat Falls public inquiry about an attempt very early in the troubled […]

How to make sure your tires are fit for the road

When all is said and done, your vehicle’s tires are among the most important things making sure you and your loved ones are safe. But are your tires fit for the road? In her latest video with us, Kelly Denine walks you through the steps of making sure your tires are still safe.  More from […]

If you’re among the 1 in 5 in N.L. who smoke, the province wants to help you butt out

One in five people in Newfoundland and Labrador smoke, and the provincial government Thursday announced new funding to bring the rate down. Health Minister John Haggie said $150,000 is being spent on a smoking-cessation program, to be based at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital initially with plans to expand to all of Eastern Health over the next […]

10 days left: PCs skeptical Atlantic Accord deal can be done by deadline

The March 31 deadline to finalize a deal with Ottawa on the Atlantic Accord is only 10 days away, and PC Leader Ches Crosbie is standing by his opinion that the provincial Liberals won’t get it done.  “It sure is sounding more and more like we’re going to miss that deadline,” the Opposition leader said on Wednesday. “It’s a self-imposed […]

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