Newfoundland and Labrador News

The Newfoundland and Labrador News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement in St. John’s
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will make an announcement regarding investments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. The National Action Plan builds on existing federal, provincial, and territorial approaches and strategies to prevent and address GBV.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. With Newfoundland and Labrador providing the ultimate cinematic backdrop and an international reputation for production excellence, the province’s film industry is poised for long-term success. The federal and provincial governments are investing to help industry grow, compete and reach new markets – at home and abroad.
  30. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), will participate in several stakeholders meetings and events in St. John’s, NL, including an announcement in support of the province’s film industry. Minister Hutchings will be joined by Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East.
  31. The federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for tourism today concluded the 2023 Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers (CCTM) meeting.
  32. Canadian communities flourish when they have safe, welcoming public spaces where people can come together to connect, engage and participate in recreational programs and activities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our local economies are closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  33. The Government of Canada invests more than $1,500,00.00 in 30 community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  34. Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, will make an announcement regarding investments to social and recreational facilities in the Bonavista, Burin and Trinity regions of Newfoundland and Labrador. 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.
  35. Social enterprises, non-profits, charities and co‑operatives are key contributors to the economy in Atlantic Canada. They are at the forefront of tackling Canada’s persistent social and environmental challenges and create a positive space for the communities they serve. The Government of Canada, and Newfoundland and Labrador have invested to help Broadening Horizons renovate and enhance their existing training and recycling facility.
  36. Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, will make a funding announcement and announce support for a social enterprise in Central Newfoundland and Labrador.
  37. From breathtaking landscapes, diverse and inclusive experiences and friendly people from coast to coast, it is easy to see why Newfoundland and Labrador is a world-class tourism destination. The Government of Canada is investing in Grenfell Campus, Memorial University to foster innovation and leadership skills in the growing tourism industry.
  38. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, to make an announcement regarding support for a new initiative facilitated by Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Grenfell Campus.
  39. Minister Sudds will be in St. John’s to announce initiatives supporting early learning and child care capacity
  40. The management plan contributes to protecting the environment and connecting Canadians to an Inuit homeland in northern Labrador.
  41. Atlantic Canada is known for its innovative startups that generate sustainable solutions and good jobs that fuel the economy. The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are investing to help Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Grenfell campus (Grenfell) strengthen its Navigate Incubator and Makerspace to deliver more opportunities and resources for entrepreneurs in Western Newfoundland.
  42. Today, Chief Joanne Miles and Chief Executive Officer Liz LaSaga from the Flat Bay Band-No’kmaq Village, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, in the name of Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced $2.4 million in funding, provided through the Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program for the construction of the new Mary Webb’s Gathering Place.
  43. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, along with the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills, on behalf of the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister for Industry, Energy and Technology, will make an announcement regarding support for entrepreneurs in Western Newfoundland.
  44. Chief Joanne Miles and Chief Executive Officer Liz LaSaga of the Flat Bay Band-No’kmaq Village; the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and Scott Reid, Member of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, will announce the launch of a project to build a new cultural centre in the community called Mary Webb’s Gathering Place.
  45. The Canadian Coast Guard plays an essential role in ensuring the safety of mariners and protecting Canada’s marine environment.
  46. The Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will welcome the new search and rescue lifeboat CCGS Gabarus Bay with a dedication to service ceremony. Canadian Coast Guard representatives and community members will be in attendance for the event.
  47. The event marks fifty years of collaboration, conservation, and connection to this place of wonder, adventure, and inspiration.
  48. Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, and His Worship Brian Button, Mayor of Channel-Port aux Basques, announced a joint investment of more than $2.9 million to improve the energy efficiency of the Bruce II Sports Centre in Channel-Port aux Basques.
  49. Government of Canada to make an announcement on Inuit-led conservation and climate adaptation in Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland and Labrador.
  50. Newfoundland and Labrador’s tourism attractions, experiences and amenities continue to show tremendous growth potential, creating jobs, strengthening communities and welcoming visitors from around the world. The Great Northern Peninsula and West Coast of Newfoundland are home to some of the most stunning vistas and unique attractions in the province. The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are investing in communities within these regions to help them realize their tourism potential, create new opportunities and advance the industry.