Federal budget gets good reviews in N.L., with ‘bold’ child-care plan welcomed

The federal government’s first budget in two years is getting good reviews in Newfoundland and Labrador — including from the province’s finance minister, business and labour leaders, as well as a child-care advocate.  The budget, tabled Monday in Ottawa, promises $30 billion for child care over five years, allocates billions to extend pandemic-related wage and rent subsidies, […]

150 pounds off and counting: N.L. man uses lockdown to slim down

Utter the word “lockdown” and you might conjure memories of the living room couch, endless scrolling through TikTok and ordering more takeout than you’d care to admit. Life during a pandemic started off the same way for Kyle White, a 28-year-old from Old Perlican, N.L. But it took worldwide upheaval for White to turn his […]

Public Advisory: Passengers on Air Canada Flight 8008 Asked to Arrange COVID-19 Testing

Government News Release The Department of Health and Community Services is asking passengers who travelled on Air Canada Flight 8008 that departed Toronto on Monday, April 12, 2021 and arrived in Deer Lake on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, to arrange COVID-19 testing. To arrange testing, passengers can complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or […]

Government Introduces Interim Supply Bills

Government News Release The Provincial Government is introducing two interim supply bills today in the House of Assembly. The total of both interim supply bills is $3,458,446,300 and is based on allocations approved during Budget 2020 which was unanimously approved by the House of Assembly in November 2020. Approval of the first bill will serve […]

3 new cases of COVID-19 in N.L. as vaccine effort increases

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to a media release from the Department of Health. Two of the new cases are in the Western Health region: a man in his 60s, related to travel within Canada; and a man between 20 and 39, who is a contact of a previous […]

N.L.’s government sits down to debate province’s future as House opens for business

Become a CBC Member Join the conversationCreate account N.L.’s government sits down to debate province’s future as House opens for business Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/house-opens-april-19-1.5992851?cmp=rssAggregated from: CBC | Newfoundland and Labrador News

Media Advisory: Minister Coady Available to Discuss Federal Budget

Government News Release The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance will hold a media availability today (Monday, April 19) at 6:30 p.m. to provide comments on the federal budget. The availability will take place in front of the House of Assembly, East Block, Confederation Building. Covid-19 protocols will be in place. Media are […]

Why ‘unusable’ PPE from the feds has been cluttering N.L.’s pandemic warehouse

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has hundreds of thousands of KN95 masks sent by the federal government stored in its pandemic warehouse. Those KN95s do not meet the province’s infection protection and control standards for medical use. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC) There are hundreds of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) sent by the federal […]

Newfoundland and Labrador reports 4 new COVID-19 cases this weekend

The Department of Health announced four new cases of COVID-19 this weekend — all in the Eastern Health region — as Newfoundland and Labrador’s total case count crept up to 22.  Three of the cases were confirmed on Saturday, the department said in a news release on Sunday. The first is a man between 20 and 39 years old, while […]

N.L. offers Ontario relief medical staff through COVID-19 third wave, premier says

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, left, has spoken with Ontario Premier Doug Ford several times offering relief and support to medical personnel in Ontario. (CBC) Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Saturday about providing assistance to Ontario, as that province tackles its third wave of COVID-19. “We have offered to the Prime […]

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