Newfoundland and Labrador News

The Newfoundland and Labrador News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses and the organizations that support them represent the backbone of regional economies. They generate good paying jobs and are a source of pride for their communities. To do so, businesses and entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, built on technological innovation, inclusivity, and clean growth to create the workforce of the future.
  2. Today, Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $805,000 investment to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to help support the installation of up to 113 EV chargers across the province.
  3. Canada has much to offer the world as travel safely resumes: breathtaking landscapes and wide open spaces; diverse and inclusive experiences; and friendly people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service. Combined with a strong focus on health and safety and high COVID-19 vaccination rates, Canada is among the most alluring and smartest destination choices for visitors.
  4. The Government of Canada invests more than $1.1 million in 12 projects to support the tourism sector in Labrador.
  5. Canada has much to offer the world once travel safely resumes: breathtaking landscapes and wide open spaces; diverse and inclusive experiences; and friendly people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service. Combined with a strong focus on health and safety and high COVID-19 vaccination rates, Canada is among the most alluring and smartest destinations.
  6. A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses and the organizations that support them represent the backbone of regional economies. They generate quality local jobs and are a source of pride for their communities. To do so, businesses and entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, built on technological innovation, inclusivity, and clean growth to create the workforce of the future.
  7. The Government of Canada invests more than $1.2 million in three projects to support business growth on the Avalon Peninsula.
  8. Canada has much to offer the world once travel safely resumes: breathtaking landscapes and wide open spaces; diverse and inclusive experiences; and friendly people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service. Combined with a strong focus on health and safety and high COVID-19 vaccination rates, Canada is among the most alluring and smartest destinations.
  9. The Government of Canada invests more than $3.3 million in 34 projects to support the tourism sector in the Long Range Mountains region.
  10. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  11. The Government of Canada invests more than $529,000 in five community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  12. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we live, work, learn and do business, and now more than ever, Canadians across the country need reliable high-speed Internet to access services, supports and opportunities.
  13. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will make an announcement regarding support for the towns of Logy Bay – Middle Cove – Outer Cove, Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s, Pouch Cove, Torbay and Flatrock.
  14. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, will make an in-person announcement regarding support for 34 tourism businesses in Western Newfoundland and Labrador and along the Great Northern Peninsula to enhance their products and services to better position themselves for post-pandemic recovery.
  15. Food & Beverage Atlantic (FBA) is leading a delegation of 12 Atlantic food and beverage processors exhibiting at the annual Salon international de l’alimentation Canada (SIAL Canada) for the first time in two years.
  16. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, clean our air and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  17. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  18. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be at Gander International Airport to highlight Budget 2022 funding that invests in economic growth, innovation and the green transition.
  19. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Corner Brook to highlight Budget 2022 funding for the housing sector that will make housing more affordable for all Canadians.
  20. Now more than ever, Canadians expect the Government of Canada to take action and promote innovative measures to combat climate change. We know that we can build a Canadian energy sector that is world-leading on environmental measures for today, and innovating for our clean future. Today, we have taken an important step in that direction.
  21. The Government of Canada, through ACOA’s Rediscover Main Streets initiative, is investing up to $10 million to help non-profit organizations generate new ideas that inspire residents and tourists alike to rediscover these vibrant local spaces.
  22. Atlantic Canadian municipalities and tourism operators are working hard to recover from pandemic challenges and find new approaches to deliver world-class tourism experiences. The Government of Canada is helping the Town of Carbonear to revitalize its downtown core, enhancing opportunities for economic growth and improving the quality of life of citizens.
  23. Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will make a funding announcement related to a community infrastructure project in the Town of Carbonear.
  24. Snow crab is the backbone of the fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador. Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s management practices in recent years, supported by evidence-based science advice, favourable ocean conditions, and the stewardship of local harvesters, have rejuvenated the snow crab stock in most areas throughout the Province. Improvements in the stock are likely to continue in the short-term and point to continued growth and a sustainable fishery into the future.
  25. Today, Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced $22,355,503 in funding to bring high-speed Internet to more than 1,000 households in rural areas in Labrador. Funding will be allocated to the Nunatsiavut Government for a project benefiting the communities of Rigolet, Postville, Makkovik, Nain, Hopedale and Natuashish. The network will be built and operated by Bell Canada.
  26. Atlantic Canada’s main streets, downtowns and neighbourhoods are vibrant spaces where people gather to enjoy all that our urban and rural communities have to offer. These spaces drive the economy by being hubs of social, economic and cultural activity.
  27. New Rediscover Main Streets Initiative to Reanimate Main Streets, Downtowns and Neighbourhoods
  28. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister Responsible for ACOA, will make an announcement regarding a new initiative by the Government of Canada to breathe new life into Atlantic Canada’s communities and encourage residents and tourists to support local establishments.
  29. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, met with several families and organizations across Newfoundland and Labrador to highlight the Government of Canada’s efforts to make life more affordable for families, while giving every child a real and fair chance at success.
  30. Too many families across Canada lack access to high quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care. That is why the Government of Canada has laid out a plan to provide families in Canada with, on average, $10 a day child care for children under six years of age by March 2026.
  31. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Honourable Karina Gould, will join the Honourable Premier Andrew Furey, and the Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Education, to provide an update on Pre-Kindergarten and the Early Learning and Child Care Action Plan across Newfoundland and Labrador.
  32. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), issued a statement in recognition of International Women’s Day.
  33. Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure program will support 23 infrastructure projects in various communities across Newfoundland and Labrador.
  34. Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, announced more than $23.8 million in funding to support 23 recreation, green, rural and public transit infrastructure projects across Newfoundland and Labrador.
  35. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  36. The Government of Canada invests more than $483,000 in five community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  37. Members of the media are invited to an important announcement regarding infrastructure in Newfoundland and Labrador with the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Northern Affairs and Member of Parliament for Labrador, and Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East.
  38. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  39. The Government of Canada invests more than $750,000 in 15 community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  40. Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local and regional airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
  41. Memorandum of Understanding confirms commitment to determine the feasibility of establishing an Indigenous protected area under the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act adjacent to Torngat Mountains National Park
  42. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, will make a virtual announcement regarding support for 15 towns and community organizations in Western Newfoundland and Labrador and along the Great Northern Peninsula to help bring people back to public spaces safely.
  43. Government of Canada and Nunatsiavut Government to make an important announcement regarding the northern Labrador coast
  44. The Governments of Canada and Nunatsiavut sign Memorandum of Understanding to assess feasibility of establishing a new protected area along northern Labrador coast.
  45. Government of Canada and Nunatsiavut Government to make an important announcement regarding the northern Labrador coast
  46. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  47. The Government of Canada invests more than $549,000 in three community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  48. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South—Mount Pearl, will make an announcement regarding support for the towns of Bay Bulls, Witless Bay and Petty Harbour – Maddox Cove.
  49. Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, and the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced a historic collaboration to provide up to $136 million to connect all remaining rural households in Newfoundland and Labrador to reliable high-speed Internet.
  50. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to making sure residents of Newfoundland and Labrador get the benefits and credits they are entitled to.