October 24, 2014
Today, the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, unveiled the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil in a ceremony at the Confederation Building in St. John’s. The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, joined the Premier for the presentation of a Canadian Flag which was flown previously in Afghanistan. The ceremony was attended by veterans, members of Canada’s Armed Forces and families of those who lost their lives during service.
October 23, 2014
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to strongly support the National Aboriginal Women’s Summit. On October 21-22, a Provincial Government delegation led by the Honourable Keith Russell, Minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, and the Honourable Judy Manning, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, attended the most recent summit at Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador also provided financial support for provincial Aboriginal organizations to attend the Summit as well.
October 22, 2014
With support of the Provincial Government, the Fish Food and Allied Workers union (FFAW) and the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, will continue an in-depth study of the Atlantic halibut stock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, today announced $79,700 to support research into the migration patterns and behaviour of Atlantic halibut through satellite tagging, and $27,530 to advance scientific data collection through conventional tagging.