Newfoundland and Labrador News

The Newfoundland and Labrador News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, announced over $99 million in joint funding for green, recreation and rural infrastructure for residents across Newfoundland and Labrador.
  2. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support 88 projects, including recreation, green, and rural infrastructure improvements.
  3. Modern infrastructure and strong, sustainable communities are key to a thriving Atlantic Canadian economy. That is why the Government of Canada is investing to help the Town of Sunnyside create new economic opportunities and build healthy and resilient communities
  4. Shared public spaces such as community centres, sports clubs and trails are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In Labrador, as in so many places across Canada, these spaces have seen a significant reduction in use as Canadians took precautions to stay safe from COVID-19.
  5. The Government of Canada invests more than $462,000 in 10 community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  6. Shared public spaces such as community centres, playgrounds and trails are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In central Newfoundland, as in so many places across Canada, these spaces have seen a significant reduction in use as Canadians took precautions to stay safe from COVID-19.
  7. The Government of Canada invests more than $618,000 in nine community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  8. Regional air transportation is crucial to local economic growth, movement of goods and connectivity of Canadians across the country. The pandemic has had major impacts on regional air transportation ecosystems, impacting communities and local businesses from coast to coast to coast.
  9. Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador are pleased to announce a total contribution of more than $11 million across 36 projects that focus on equipment modernization and improving productivity and sustainability in the fish and seafood sector of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  10. Shared public spaces such as community centres and parks are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. On the Avalon Peninsula, as in so many places across Canada, these spaces have seen a significant reduction in use as Canadians took precautions to stay safe from COVID-19.
  11. The Government of Canada invests close to $327,000 in four community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  12. Shared public spaces such as interpretation centres, community halls and parks are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In western Newfoundland, as in so many places across Canada, these spaces have seen a significant reduction in use as Canadians took precautions to stay safe from COVID-19
  13. The Government of Canada invests close to $114,000 in three community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians
  14. Shared public spaces such as parks and arts centres are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In eastern and southern Newfoundland, as in so many places across Canada, these spaces have seen a significant reduction in use as Canadians took precautions to stay safe from COVID-19.
  15. Government of Canada invests close to $246,000 in three community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  16. Regional air transportation is crucial to local economic growth, the movement of goods and the connectivity of Canadians across the country. The pandemic has had major impacts on regional air transportation ecosystems, impacting communities and local businesses from coast to coast to coast.
  17. Shared public spaces such as community gardens, outdoor recreation spaces and arenas are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In St. John’s and nearby communities, as in so many places across Canada, these spaces have seen a significant reduction in use as Canadians took precautions to stay safe from COVID-19.
  18. The Government of Canada invests more than $282,000 in three community-shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  19. Regional air transportation is crucial to local economic growth, movement of goods and connectivity of Canadians across the country. The pandemic has had major impacts on regional air transportation ecosystems, impacting communities and local businesses from coast to coast to coast.
  20. Regional air transportation is crucial to local economic growth, the movement of goods and the connectivity of Canadians across the country. The pandemic has had major impacts on regional air transportation ecosystems, impacting communities and local businesses from coast to coast to coast.
  21. Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, will make an announcement regarding support for the regional airport’s post-COVID recovery.
  22. The health and well-being of Canadians are the top priorities of the governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador. As we begin to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know how important investments in critical infrastructure are as we build back better.
  23. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl will make an announcement regarding support for the regional airport’s post-COVID recovery.
  24. Regional air transportation is crucial to local economic growth, movement of goods and connectivity of Canadians across the country. The pandemic has had major impacts on regional air transportation ecosystems, impacting communities and local businesses from coast to coast to coast.
  25. Five communities on the Avalon Peninsula are welcoming a significant federal investment that will benefit the local economy and community.
  26. The Government of Canada is providing a total of $33,019,000 under the Canada Community-Building Fund to Newfoundland and Labrador. This includes a municipal allocation to 276 communities, strategic initiatives, and program administration.
  27. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for St. John's South—Mount Pearl, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Bernard Davis, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and His Worship Danny Breen, Mayor of St. John’s, announced joint funding to replace St. John’s paratransit vehicles.
  28. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that Newfoundland and Labrador has received more than $33 million through the new Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) for the 2021–22 fiscal year, and that the province will receive a top-up of more than $31 million. This top-up doubles the amount of money that Newfoundland and Labrador communities received through the program in 2020-21, enabling them to carry out infrastructure projects that support the well-being of their residents.
  29. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced a bilateral agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador to expand virtual health care services in the province. Under the agreement, over $4.5 million will be invested based on agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health care services, which have been instrumental for delivering care during the pandemic and are helping to improve access to much needed services.
  30. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for St. John's South—Mount Pearl, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Bernard Davis, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and His Worship Danny Breen, Mayor of St. John’s.
  31. Government of Canada to announce support for the first Safe Long-term Care Fund (SLTCF) agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador
  32. Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, will make an announcement regarding support for the Gander International Airport’s post-COVID recovery.
  33. Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry is vital to the region’s economy and supports thousands of local jobs and businesses. That is why the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are investing in two non-profit organizations on the Bonavista Peninsula, to improve visitor activities in the area.
  34. Targeted ACOA support for Western Newfoundland’s air ecosystem will help maintain jobs and re-establish regional connections
  35. Major campground and trail revitalization project completions also announced.
  36. Government of Canada to announce an investment in Gros Morne National Park
  37. Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development will make an announcement regarding support for the Deer Lake Regional Airport’s post-COVID recovery.
  38. Today, Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Northern Affairs and Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; and the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Trent O'Brien, Mayor of the Town of L’Anse au Loup, announced funding to improve rural road infrastructure for residents in L’Anse-au Loup.
  39. Today, Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure;, and Her Worship Betty Clarke, Mayor if the Town of Lewisporte, announced funding for road upgrades in the Towns Lewisporte.
  40. Today, Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista—Burin—Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; and the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Doug Churchill, Mayor of the Town of Glovertown, announced funding to replace the Northwest Brook Bridge.
  41. Ensuring Atlantic Canadian businesses and organizations have the skillsets they need to thrive, grow, and compete is more important than ever. That is why the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are helping Gros Morne Summer Music Inc. (GMSM), on the West Coast of Newfoundland, offer additional digital training opportunities.
  42. Canada's tourism sector is a key economic driver and the Government of Canada continues to ensure that tourism businesses, organizations and municipalities dependent on the sector, are resourced and ready for a strong, swift recovery. That is why the federal government, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), is working with the Town of Lumsden to increase the visitor experience for one of the region’s beaches and build more competitive and resilient communities.
  43. The Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector is a powerhouse of the economy, spurring job creation and prosperity across the country. That is why the Government of Canada is helping The Real Dairy Company of Newfoundland Ltd. provide stability to the dairy industry and enhance food self-sufficiency in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  44. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, was in Fredericton to highlight how Atlantic Canada will benefit from the Government of Canada’s Jobs and Growth Fund.
  45. Atlantic Canadian tourism organizations continue to develop fresh approaches and innovative ways to overcome pandemic challenges, grow their communities, and deliver world-class tourism experiences. That is why the Government of Canada is investing to help non-profit organization Mistaken Point Cape Race Heritage Inc. of Portugal Cove South grow tourism along the Edge of Avalon Heritage Coast.
  46. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister of Finance, was in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, to highlight the Government of Canada’s recently launched $500-million Tourism Relief Fund.
  47. Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. This is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments in young people, to ensure they have the supports and opportunities needed to build long and successful careers.