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News Archive - Newfoundland and Labrador

Minister announces award of contracts for environmental site assessments, Press Release December 13, 2004

Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board - Board announcing two decisions related to the Terra Nova FPSO, December 1, 2004

Ministerial Statement - Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, December 1, 2004
"I rise today to advise my honourable colleagues of my appearance yesterday in Ottawa before the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development to discuss Bill C-15 – An Act to Amend the Migratory Birds Convention Act and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act."

Ministerial Statement - Incidents in offshore area, November 25, 2004
Re: Oil spill at the Terra Nova FPSO and a smaller oil spill at the Terra Nova site

Multi-Materials Stewardship Board - Household Hazardous Waste Program diverts thousands of litres of waste from landfills, Press Release November 24, 2004

MMSB announces new approach to used tire recycling program, Press Release November 8, 2004
"Tom Osborne, Minister of Environment and Conservation, and John Scott, chair and CEO of the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB), announced today that MMSB is moving forward with a new long term plan for the used tire recycling program and is immediately seeking tenders from parties interested in helping MMSB establish permanent infrastructure for the collection of used tires generated under the program."

Newfoundland and Labrador celebrates Waste Reduction Week, Press Release October 18, 2004

Minister launches "No Fees, No Fines" Vehicle Emissions Clinics, Press Release August 17, 2004

Premier announces implementation of new Fisheries Enforcement Program, Press Release July 13, 2004

Greater Avalon Regional Waste Management Committee to meet with municipal leaders on proposed Waste Management System for Avalon, Press Release June 10, 2004

Atlantic Energy Ministers report significant progress, Press Release June 7, 2004
"Atlantic Energy Ministers moved forward with an agenda of regional cooperation on energy issues during a meeting in Prince Edward Island today."

MMSB takes over operation of used tire recycling program from NETS, Press Release June 7, 2004

15th annual Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards presented, Press Release May 31, 2004

Minister announces changes to Air Pollution Control Regulations Air Pollution Control Regulations, May 25, 2004

Minister pleased with re-opening of cod fishery in Northern Gulf, Press Release May 4, 2004

Permits issued under Endangered Species Act, Press Release May 4, 2004

Emergency Preparedness Week, Press Release May 3, 2004

Registry of Water Rights available on-line, Press Release April 30, 2004

Public tender issued for collection of household hazardous waste, Press Release April 28, 2004
"A formal Invitation to Tender has been issued by MMSB today. Qualified contractors wishing to be considered for this opportunity must submit a tender to MMSB by Friday, May 14, 2004."

Enhanced coyote management plan announced, Press Release April 21, 2004

Ministerial Statement - Seeking nominations for Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards, Press Release April 13, 2004

Public comment invited on the environmental assessment for the proposed Trans Labrador Highway (Phase III), Press Release April 6, 2004

Budget 2004 Speech, March 30, 2004

$1.5 million for Environmental Clean-up at Former Military Site in St. Anthony, March 30, 2004

Minister responds to DFO's new policy framework for Atlantic fishery, Press Release March 26, 2004

Illegal forestry and wildlife activity can now be reported on-line, Press Release March 26, 2004

Ministerial Statement - Paper and cardboard recycling in Confederation Building, March 24, 2004

Premier and federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans discuss key issues, Press Release March 17, 2004

Minister reaffirms commitment to timely, environmentally-responsible completion of Trans-Labrador Highway (Phase III), Press Release March 9, 2004

Minister Osborne pleased with meeting with federal environment minister, Press Release March 5, 2004

Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment to the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industries Association Annual General Meeting, Trade Show and Conference, March 5, 2004

Information from user permits helps protect wilderness reserves, Press Release March 4, 2004

2002-03 Drinking Water Safety report released, Press Release March 1, 2004

Minister seeks input on proposed changes to Pesticides Control Regulations, Press Release February 23, 2004

Minister releases discussion paper on standards for institutional and commercial water supplies, Press Release February 16, 2004
Written submissions or feedback on the discussion paper are due by April 2, 2004.

Minister releases recovery plans under the Endangered Species Act, Press Release January 27, 2004

Environment minister signs Canada-Wide Standard for Dioxins and Furans, Press Release January 15, 2004

Waste Management Trust Fund announcements, Press Release December 22, 2003

Tentative agreement reached with Labrador Métis Nation on forest development, Press Release October 17, 2003

Government gives approval in principle for wind power project , Press Release August 7, 2003

Minister announces commitment toward waste management site consolidation on Northern Peninsula, Press Release August 7, 2003

Minister accepts recovery plans under the Endangered Species Act, Press Release July 25, 2003

The Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Announces Collaborative Science Initiatives in Southern and Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, Press Release July 21, 2003

Call for Registration of Existing Rights for Use or flow or Diversion of Water in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador (pdf format)

Minister says composting of sewage sludge now taking place in province, Press Release July 8, 2003

Government releases discussion document on climate change, Press Release June 3, 2003

Provincial Sustainable Forestry Management Strategy document released for 60-day public consultation process, Press Release June 2, 2003

14th annual Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards presented, Press Release June 2, 2003

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency: Plans Announced to Develop Environmental Industry, Press Release May 28, 2003

Ministerial Statement - Meetings with Federal Government on Cod Closures, Press Release May 13, 2003

Premier tables resolution to negotiate joint management of adjacent fisheries, Press Release May 9, 2003

Presentation to Standing Committee regarding environmental issues, Press Release May 7, 2003

Minister recognizes National Forest Week, Press Release May 1, 2003

Who closed the fishery?, Press Release May 1, 2003

Province responds to federal government closure of cod fisheries, Press Release April 24, 2003

Department of Environment Annual Report 2001-2002 (pdf format)

Ministerial Statement - Used Oil Control Regulations, March 31, 2003

Minister announces continuation of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, Press Release March 25, 2003

Multi-Materials Stewardship Board - Environment Minister pleased recovery rate approaching 70 per cent, Press Release January 28, 2003

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