Newfoundland and Labrador News

The Newfoundland and Labrador News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Small craft harbours are the heart of many coastal communities, bringing people together in work and play, while supporting jobs in the fish and seafood industry for over 45,000 Canadians.
  2. Projects funded by Budget 2024 will be undertaken at the following harbours managed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  3. The Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program, a $250-million cost-shared program under the Sustainable CAP was put in place across Canada to help producers conserve and enhance the resiliency of agricultural landscapes. This new program uses an ecological goods and services payment approach to support on-farm adoption and complements other programs, such as the , to address climate change.
  4. The federal and provincial governments are investing in projects that will help farmers adopt beneficial land-use management practices that will increase environmental resiliency among farms in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  5. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, issued the following statement:
  6. Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador – The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard will make an announcement at the Salmonid Interpretation Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor.
  7. A new national urban park would facilitate access to nature for Canadians
  8. The government of Canada and the City of St. John’s to announce an important step to advance the creation of a national urban park in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  9. For almost 50 years, the Canadian Coast Guard has bestowed the title of Honorary Chief Commissioner to the Governor General of Canada. During today’s ceremony at the Canadian Coast Guard Base in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, was officially welcomed as Honorary Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard.
  10. Kick off Canada Day with Parks Canada at Signal Hill National Historic Site for the annual sunrise event
  11. The government of Canada recognizes the historical, cultural and economic importance of cod to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and is committed to the sustainable management of this iconic species.
  12. The Government of Canada is working with municipalities throughout the country to offset the impacts that increased housing demand is having on rural and urban centres, locally and nationwide.
  13. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, will make an announcement in Torbay, NL, regarding support for municipalities to address housing challenges in the province.
  14. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Seniors, on behalf of the Honourable Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Tom Osborne, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Health and Community Services, announced a bilateral agreement to invest $78 million over the next five years to help residents of Newfoundland and Labrador age with dignity.
  15. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Seniors, on behalf of the Honourable Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Tom Osborne, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Health and Community Services will make an important health care announcement.
  16. Stunning ocean vistas, vibrant communities, diverse cultures and amazing outdoor experiences; Gros Morne has it all. The Government of Canada is helping tourism operators in the park and reinforcing its position as a global destination of choice for domestic and international travellers.
  17. Enhanced Visitor Information Centre reopens and ready to welcome visitors
  18. Small craft harbours are at the heart of Canada’s coastal communities. They play a vital role for the fisheries sector, while supporting tourism and safe access to waterways for everyone.
  19. The Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier will attend the official opening of a new small boat basin at Neddies Harbour, Norris Point.
  20. Every child deserves the best start in life. But for young families, including Millennial and Gen Z parents, the costs of child care can add up to a second rent or mortgage payment. This makes it harder to start and support a family, and as a result, parents—especially moms—often face impossible choices between their careers and child care fees.
  21. Government of Canada and Parks Canada celebrate completion of construction on the $12M Gros Morne Visitor Centre project
  22. Stopping the spread of invasive species such as box tree moth is the most effective way to safeguard forests and native plants, as well as protect Canada's forestry and horticulture-related businesses.
  23. Happy Valley-Goose Bay will have a new public transit system after an investment of $840,000 from the federal and provincial governments and the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
  24. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Northern Affairs and to the Minister of National Defence (Northern Defence) and Member of Parliament for Labrador, and His Worship George Andrews, Mayor of the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
  25. For 100 years, the Newfoundland National War Memorial, which is one of only two national war memorials in Canada, has been a somber reminder of the valiant contributions that Newfoundlanders and Labradorians made during armed conflicts since the First World War.
  26. Today, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the winners of the national 2024 Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest during the national launch of Safety and Health Week.
  27. The Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., will visit the World Energy GH2 offices in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, to highlight federal budget investments to boost innovation and productivity and drive economic growth.
  28. Today, the Honourable Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Dr. Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced a bilateral agreement to invest almost $256 million to improve health care access and services in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  29. Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador to make important health care announcement
  30. Repairs and upgrades are coming to highways and roads across Newfoundland and Labrador, as 31 projects have been approved for funding representing a combined investment of over $32 million from the federal and provincial governments, and 27 municipalities.
  31. The federal government is investing $12,089,157 through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure stream (RNCIS), and $165,044 through the Green Infrastructure stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, to support 31 highways and roads projects across Newfoundland and Labrador.
  32. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Honourable John G. Abbott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills and MHA for the District of Corner Brook.
  33. The rugged landscapes of Labrador feature some of the most exciting opportunities for winter tourism and adventure that Atlantic Canada has to offer. The Government of Canada is investing to support events that showcase the region’s profile as a world-class winter destination, boosting the economy and supporting jobs in communities large and small.
  34. Climate comfort centres play an essential role during extreme weather events, offering residents a place to shelter, charge devices, use the internet, check in with family and friends, and take care of business matters.
  35. A total of $1,491,314 in non-repayable funding through the Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund is being allocated to seven climate comfort centre projects in western and southwestern Newfoundland and Labrador.
  36. The federal government is investing $1.7 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) to support ten adaptation projects across Newfoundland. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is investing $2 million in these projects and the municipalities are contributing a combined $520,000 spread across their respective projects.
  37. Eight communities across Newfoundland will have improved shoreline protection and erosion controls after a combined investment of $4.3 million from the federal government, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and municipalities across the province.
  38. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) will travel to St. John’s on February 21 and 22.
  39. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Honourable John G. Abbott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills.
  40. Choices for Youth Inc. will open a new Social Enterprise and Innovation Hub in St. John’s thanks toafter a jointn investment of over $4.3 million from the federal government.
  41. Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement in St. John’s
  42. From skiing and snowmobiling in the winter to hiking and mountain biking in the summer, Western Newfoundland is a world-class tourist destination year-round. It supports hundreds of good jobs and generates many direct and indirect economic opportunities. Activities that all grow the province’s reputation as an attractive place to live, visit and do business.
  43. The Government of Canada, through ACOA, is investing $624,159 in several tourism and community-related projects on Newfoundland and Labrador’s west coast. The projects aim to enhance and improve infrastructure and experiences so visitors can further enjoy the area’s rugged and beautiful landscape.
  44. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA will make an announcement regarding support for multiple tourism and community projects in Western Newfoundland and Labrador.
  45. Work to strengthen Newfoundland and Labrador's agriculture sector continues with over $7 million in approved funding to support more than 110 projects in Newfoundland and Labrador since the launch of the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) in April 2023.
  46. Ensuring that Canadian Coast Guard personnel have the equipment they need to keep Canada’s waterways safe, clean and navigable is a top priority for the Government of Canada.
  47. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will make an announcement regarding investments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.
  48. The Government of Canada is investing in green and modern work facilities to support the efficient delivery of tax services to Canadians, while ensuring the long-term sustainable presence of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in the area of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
  49. Miawpukek First Nation is embarking on a significant water system upgrade to ensure sustained access to safe and clean drinking water in the community. The installation of booster pumps and upgrades to the water treatment plant will ensure ample water pressure across the entire community.
  50. Every senior deserves to age in health, in safety, and in dignity. Everyone should have the choice to age at home, in their communities. The Government of Canada created the Age Well at Home Initiative to help more seniors do this.