Newfoundland and Labrador News

The Newfoundland and Labrador News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. For families in Canada, access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care is not a luxury—it is a necessity. That is why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system that will support an average of $10-a-day regulated child care across Canada.
  2. Sustained economic growth in Atlantic Canada requires strong federal-provincial collaboration. Atlantic premiers and federal ministers are focused on addressing current and emerging issues to support the long-term economic growth in small and large communities across the region. .
  3. On July 25, 2022, at a meeting of the Atlantic Growth Strategy Leadership Committee in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canadian federal ministers and premiers unveiled the updated Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy (ATIGS) and agreed to renew funding to support five more years of collaborative efforts to grow international trade and promote foreign direct investment in the region.
  4. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier Newfoundland and Labrador, will hold a press conference following a meeting of the Atlantic Growth Strategy Leadership Committee.
  5. As part of her tour of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, will meet with stakeholders from various local industries and organizations.
  6. July 12 – St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador) – The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, will make an announcement regarding support for patient-oriented research in Newfoundland and Labrador. He will be joined by Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East.
  7. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will attend a Canadian Coast Guard dedication to service ceremony for the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel CCGS John Cabot.
  8. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for St. John's South—Mount Pearl, 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; His Worship Dave Aker, Mayor of the City of Mount Pearl; and His Worship Danny Breen, Mayor of the City of St. John’s, announced more than $33.9 million in funding for five projects to improve public services and protect waters in Mount Pearl, St. John’s, and other surrounding communities.
  9. Backgrounder: Investments in community infrastructure to safeguard public health and the environment in Eastern Newfoundland communities
  10. Media Advisory - Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
  11. Minister Wilkinson and Minister Parsons to Hold a Media Availability at the Close of the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference 2022
  12. Tthe Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, addressed members of the St. John’s Board of Trade to highlight the energy and resource opportunities Atlantic Canada can seize to create sustainable jobs and thrive in a global low-carbon future.
  13. Visitors are invited to witness the first sunrise in the country
  14. Celebrate Canada Day at Signal Hill National Historic Site with the annual Sunrise Event
  15. 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.
  16. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, will make an announcement regarding support for the Town of Burgeo.
  17. Canadians continue to turn to outdoor and recreational activities to keep their families active and healthy. Parks, trails, beaches and other community spaces are important to the well-being of individuals, families, and communities and can help create economic opportunities. The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are helping the Town of Chance Cove improve the local coastal hiking trail and increase the area’s tourism potential.
  18. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have served our country with bravery, honour and dignity—some making the ultimate sacrifice.
  19. Canada’s East Coast inshore fisheries are the backbone of coastal communities, driving rural, local, regional and national economies. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to supporting these harvesters who work hard to provide prosperity for their communities.
  20. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), made the following statement about Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day on June 27.
  21. Join us on Canada Day with free admission at national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas.
  22. Cod is culturally and economically important to the people in Newfoundland and Labrador. Fisheries and Oceans Canada understands the heavy responsibility of fishery decisions, and the very real impact they have on the livelihoods of Canadians. When making decisions we consider the best available scientific advice, stakeholder input as well as economic impact.
  23. 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 well-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.
  24. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), made the following statement about National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21:
  25. Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will make a funding announcement regarding equipment upgrades to improve a mining operation in Wabush.
  26. Northern cod is culturally, economically and historically important to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The Government of Canada is committed to responsibly managing stocks to ensure the sustainability of fish species so it can support sustainable fisheries now and for future generations.
  27. Helping the Atlantic Canadian biosciences sector contribute to a more resilient, diversified, and inclusive economic recovery is a priority of the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provinces and is key to creating good jobs and generating growth.
  28. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an undeniable impact on Canada’s tourism sector. Despite the challenges, tourism businesses and organizations have shown strength and versatility and have been hard at work to prepare to welcome back tourists by creating safe, diverse products for visitors from around the world, and across Canada.
  29. Canada and the United States have a long history of working together to help mariners in need and manage the coastlines and shared waterways that run along the borders between the two countries.
  30. Healthy eating and daily physical activity play an important role in the health, well-being, and quality of life of Canadians. In recent years, the rate of fruit and vegetable consumption among youth has been decreasing; mirrored by a downward trend in physical activity and increasing obesity rates. In addition, many people in Canada have reduced access to nutritious foods which puts them at an elevated risk of developing a chronic disease.
  31. Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, will announce funding focusing on improving healthy eating among low-income households in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  32. Parks Canada sites in western Newfoundland and southern Labrador officially kick off 2022 summer visitor season
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. The Government of Canada invests more than $1.1 million in 12 projects to support the tourism sector in Labrador.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. The Government of Canada invests more than $1.2 million in three projects to support business growth on the Avalon Peninsula.
  40. 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.
  41. The Government of Canada invests more than $3.3 million in 34 projects to support the tourism sector in the Long Range Mountains region.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.