Newfoundland and Labrador News

The Newfoundland and Labrador News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Today, Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Keith Pearson, Mayor of the Town of Placentia, announced more than $6.6 million in joint funding to improve Placentia’s drinking water infrastructure.
  2. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon; the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and His Worship Keith Pearson, Mayor of the Town of Placentia.
  3. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have welcoming, safe and accessible community public spaces where people can come together. Community public spaces are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. A strong, resilient future is linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  4. Priority road and bridge improvements in Gros Morne National Park and L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site to ensure safe travelling experiences.
  5. Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, will make an announcement regarding support for Ronald McDonald House Charities Newfoundland and Labrador.
  6. Critical minerals are an essential component of many renewable energy and clean technology applications, and are vital to building Canada’s green and digital economy. That is why the Government of Canada, along with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, is providing support to help the province’s mining sector to grow and meet an increasing global demand for critical minerals.
  7. 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 Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will make a significant funding announcement regarding critical mineral exploration in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  8. Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John's East, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Derrick Bragg, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, today announced an $800,000 investment from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership that will help Country Ribbon Inc. deliver more fresh, local chicken to major retailers in Newfoundland and Labrador through the purchase of air-chill technology and secondary processing equipment.
  9. December 9, 2022 – St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  10. Newfoundland and Labrador's poultry sector is the second largest agricultural contributor in the province. To support its growth, the Member of Parliament for St. John's East, Joanne Thompson, announced a federal investment of up to $8 million for Country Ribbon to adopt advanced equipment that will increase productivity, while reducing its environmental footprint.
  11. Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East on behalf of both the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will announce investments to modernize the poultry processing company, Country Ribbon, in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  12. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted the underlying systemic causes of ongoing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. The COVID-19 pandemic also created unprecedented challenges for victims and survivors seeking help and the frontline organizations that support them.
  13. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for an important funding announcement to support Indigenous women's and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations.
  14. Town of Glenwood, Newfoundland and Labrador, November 23, 2022 — Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, and Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced an investment of $388,775 in nine Newfoundland and Labrador communities to support data-driven decision making about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  15. First Light Friendship Centre in St. John’s to receive Government of Canada funding to support extensive renovations and expand culturally relevant programming & services
  16. First Light Friendship Centre in St. John’s and the Government of Canada announce new funding.
  17. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, November 17, 2022—Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour, Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Danny Breen, Mayor of St. John’s, announced $37.4 million in joint funding for a new outdoor track and field facility and an indoor multi-purpose facility to host the 2025 Canada Summer Games.
  18. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour; Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East; the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; The Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and His Worship Danny Breen, Mayor of the City of St. John’s.
  19. Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan met with Trades NL and the Ironworkers to highlight investments in the skills and education workers need for the jobs they want.
  20. Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, November 9, 2022—Today, Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Her Worship Carol McDonald, Mayor of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, announced more than $43,000 in federal funding to support the Town’s Environmental and Education Trail System.
  21. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Her Worship Carol McDonald, Mayor of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s.
  22. Federal Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., will be at the Ironworkers Training Center in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, with Trades NL, to highlight the 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada’s plan to continue making life more affordable for Canadians and building an economy that works for everyone.
  23. Minister Hutchings highlights government’s plan to double the GST credit.
  24. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard welcomes Indigenous partners, the commercial fishing industry, provincial governments and other stakeholders to discuss sustainable economic opportunities for Canadian seal products. Media are also invited to attend the following events at specific times:
  25. Today, Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and His Worship Denis Hickey, Mayor of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, announced $20,000 in federal funding for the planning and design of new active transportation infrastructure in the community.
  26. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and His Worship Denis Hickey, Mayor of Logy Bay - Middle Cove - Outer Cove.
  27. Today, Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista—Burin—Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Lori Moss, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Gambo, and Woodrow Mullett, Chair of the Trails Committee for the Smallwood Era Development Corporation, announced a combined total of over $1.3 million to upgrade Pine Tree Road, as well as $10,000 in funding for a strategic development plan to improve the active transportation nature trail network in Gambo.
  28. Gambo, Newfoundland & Labrador, October 12, 2022—Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista—Burin—Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Jackie Watkins, Constituency Assistant, on behalf of the Honourable Dr. John Haggie, Minister of Education and Member of the House of Assembly for Gander; Lori Moss, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Gambo, and Woodrow Mullett, Chair of the Trails Committee for the Smallwood Era Development Corporation.
  29. Government of Canada commemorates the national historic significance of the German U-Boat Attacks at Bell Island, on 80th anniversary
  30. Government of Canada celebrates the national historic significance of the German U-boat attacks at Bell Island 1942
  31. Government of Canada celebrates the national historic significance of the German U-boat attacks at Bell Island 1942
  32. Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry is vital to the region’s economy and supports thousands of local jobs and businesses. The Government of Canada is investing to help municipalities like the Town of St. Anthony improve tourism infrastructure and create economic opportunities in the region.
  33. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will make an announcement to boost St. Anthony’s tourism potential.
  34. 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. After more than two years of the pandemic, people are yearning to safely connect and return to the region’s downtown areas. The Government of Canada, through the Rediscover Main Streets initiative, is supporting community-led projects that will bring energy back to these lively and important community hubs.
  35. Canadian farmers are key partners in building a healthy environment and a more sustainable agricultural sector in Canada. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, along with Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, Kody Blois, announced an investment of up to $8.5 million under the On-Farm Climate Action Fund for Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. (Perennia). These funds will help farmers across Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador adopt sustainable farming practices to build climate change resilience.
  36. 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.
  37. 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. .
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Backgrounder: Investments in community infrastructure to safeguard public health and the environment in Eastern Newfoundland communities
  45. Media Advisory - Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
  46. Minister Wilkinson and Minister Parsons to Hold a Media Availability at the Close of the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference 2022
  47. 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.
  48. Visitors are invited to witness the first sunrise in the country
  49. Celebrate Canada Day at Signal Hill National Historic Site with the annual Sunrise Event
  50. 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.