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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Enhanced Visitor Information Centre reopens and ready to welcome visitors
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Government of Canada and Parks Canada celebrate completion of construction on the $12M Gros Morne Visitor Centre project
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador to make important health care announcement
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement in St. John’s
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will make an announcement regarding investments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. The Minister for Seniors, Seamus O’Regan Jr., will visit Connections for Seniors in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, to participate in a community outreach food delivery and announce funding for projects across Canada under the Age Well at Home Initiative.
  39. From snowmobiling to skiing, from beautiful chalets to cozy cabin retreats, the winter tourism industry is an important economic driver for many communities throughout Atlantic Canada. The Government of Canada, together with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, is investing in non-profit organizations to help improve winter experiences for residents and tourists within the Clarenville region.
  40. The Government of Canada, together with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, is investing more than $1,200,000 in province’s winter tourism industry to stimulate the local economy, upgrade equipment and infrastructure and improve the quality of life for Canadians.
  41. Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, will make an announcement regarding three winter tourism investments in the Clarenville region. This announcement will be made on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
  42. Today, Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced nearly $459,000 for two community organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  43. Today, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Pam Parsons, Minister Responsible for Women and Gender Equality in Newfoundland and Labrador, announced a historic bilateral agreement.
  44. The National Action Plan builds on existing federal, provincial, and territorial approaches and strategies to prevent and address GBV.
  45. On December 15, Lisa Hepfner, Parliamentary Secretary for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, along with the Honourable Pam Parsons, Newfoundland & Labrador’s Minister Responsible for Women and Gender Equality, will make an announcement supporting the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence in Newfoundland & Labrador.
  46. Tourism is a vital economic driver for many small and rural communities throughout Atlantic Canada. The Government of Canada, together with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, is investing to help Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society Inc. prepare for the community’s annual boat lighting festival.
  47. Today, Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour, on behalf of Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities of Canada and Scott Pearce, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a federal investment of more than $1.9 million to help 46 communities in Newfoundland and Labrador Implement innovative strategies to manage their municipal infrastructure.
  48. Newfoundland and Labrador is a leading tourist destination with a large variety of cultural and natural assets to offers residents and visitors. The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador, along with the Codroy Valley Area Development Association (CVADA), are making a combined investment to help the province’s southwest coast grow its tourism attractions even more.
  49. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), will be joined by Scott Reid, MHA for St. George’s-Humber and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, as well as representatives of the Codroy Valley Area Development Association (CVADA) for a combined announcement in support of the expansion and further development of the Starlite Trail.
  50. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), will participate in several stakeholder meetings and events in St. John’s, NL, on Thursday, October 26 and on Friday, October 27 including the econext 2023 conference, and the 2023 Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) Conference, Trade Show and AGM.