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News - Newfoundland and Labrador
last updated April 30, 2006

Celebrating Earth Day April 22

Department seeking nominations for Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards, Press Release April 13, 2006

National Wildlife Week 2006 - April 9-15, 2006

Provincial Budget Speech, March 30, 2006

Provincial Budget Highlights, March 30, 2006

Budget: The Right Choices: Sustaining Our Resources, March 30, 2006

Atlantic Conference on Climate Change and Health Impacts
"The Departments of Environment and Conservation and Health and Community Services, in partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland and Environment Canada, are hosting a two-day conference on climate change and health impacts from March 23-24 at the Delta Hotel, St. John's."

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Environmental Farm Plan Program a Success, Press Release March 22, 2006

Government moving forward with Phase II Environmental Site Assessment at former mine sites, Press Release March 16, 2006

Premier announces new Cabinet appointments and welcomes Felix Collins into Caucus, Press Release March 14, 2006
The following portfolios will be under new leadership effective immediately:
Minister of Health and Community Services – Tom Osborne
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs – John Ottenheimer
Minister of Environment and Conservation – Clyde Jackman

Atlantic energy ministers launch efficiency awareness campaign, Press Release March 8, 2006

Government provides funding to assist Smart Taxis Encouraging Environmental Respect (STEER) in its emissions reduction efforts, Press Release March 7, 2006

Water resources experts participate in mission to Cairo, Egypt, Press Release February 24, 2006

New species to be protected under Endangered Species Act, Press Release February 20, 2006

Funding announced for regional waste management initiatives, Press Release, February 14, 2006

Satellite RADAR imagery used for Badger flood forecasting now available online, Press Release February 9, 2006

Residential curbside recycling announced for Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, Press Release February 6, 2006

Premier Williams to meet with colleagues on COF Committee on Energy, Press Release February 2, 2006

Mandatory office paper recycling program to include all businesses as of March 1, 2006, Press Release February 2, 2006

Minister encourages participation in forest management planning process, Press Release January 24, 2006

Government responds to wind farm proposal, Press Release January 18, 2006

New agreement advances boreal conservation in Newfoundland and Labrador, Press Release January 18, 2006

Public consultations to develop Energy Plan scheduled, Press Release January 10, 2006

Ministerial Statement - United Nations Conference on Climate Change, Press Release December 12, 2005

Government seeks input on national environmental sustainability statement, Press Release November 28, 2005

$6.9 million Residential Energy Efficiency Program unveiled, Press Release November 22, 2005

Water resources management division wins Atlantic award of excellence, Press Release November 14, 2005
"The department was named a winner for the water resources management division's drinking water quality GIS Internet application."

Government launches Energy Plan discussion paper and consultations, Press Release November 10, 2005

Newfoundland and Labrador celebrates Waste Reduction Week, Press Release October 14, 2005

Minister to attend oil spill control exercise in Norway, Press Release October 7, 2005

Mount Pearl's residential curbside recycling program underway, Press Release October 3, 2005

Parks Canada: Canada National Parks Act to Apply in Gros Morne National Park of Canada, Press Release October 1, 2005

Environment ministers pledge their commitment to cooperation, Press Release September 28, 2005

Minister announces changes to Pesticides Control Regulations, Press Release September 9, 2005

Over 1.5 million tree seedlings to be planted as part of reforestation initiatives, Press Release September 7, 2005

Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) - Provincial backyard composting program launched, Press Release September 7, 2005

Minister asking public to be energy wise, Press Release September 6, 2005

Minister pleased with climate change rating from environmental coalition, Press Release August 26, 2005

Mandatory office paper program comes into effect September 1, Press Release August 25, 2005

New regulations will better protect ozone layer and improve air quality, Press Release July 28, 2005
"Minister Osborne said government amended and strengthened its previous Ozone Depleting Substance Regulations to create the new Halocarbon Regulations."

Action plan demonstrates commitment to addressing climate change, Press Release July 13, 2005
"Demonstrating government's leadership and commitment to taking action on climate change, Environment and Conservation Minister Tom Osborne today released a Climate Change Action Plan for the province."

Funding approved for Harbour Grace incinerator site clean-up, Press Release June 14, 2005

Funding announced for regional waste management projects, Press Release June 10, 2005

Minister releases 2003-04 annual drinking water report, Press Release June 9, 2005

Funding announced for closure of waste disposal sites, Press Release June 9, 2005

16th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards presented, Press Release June 6, 2005

Changes to Wildlife Regulations, Press Release June 3, 2005

Overfishing violations must be prosecuted regardless of where they occur, Press Release May 31, 2005

Official launch of residential curbside recycling program for City of Corner Brook, Press Release May 30, 2005

Amendments to Wildlife Act will see tougher penalties for inland fisheries violations, Press Release May 13, 2005

Iron Ore Company of Canada recipient of 2004 Great Blue Heron Award, Press Release May 11, 2005

Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve opens for 2005 season, Press Release May 10, 2005

Residential backyard composting program announced, Press Release May 6, 2005

Fishing conference over, now turn commitments to action: Minister, May 6, 2005

Commercial cardboard recycling program for Exploits Valley region, Press Release May 4, 2005

Ministerial Statement - Memorandum of Understanding regarding climate change, Press Release May 3, 2005

Natural Resources Canada: Climate Change Agreement Signed by Newfoundland and Labrador and Government of Canada, Press Release April 29, 2005
Click here to view the Agreement

Province shares water resources management expertise with Egyptian delegation, Press Release April 28, 2005

Ministerial Statement - Earth Day 2005

Department seeking nominations for Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards, Press Release April 15, 2005

Ministerial Statement - Electronic waste in schools, April 13, 2005

MMSB announces Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program for 2005, Press Release March 28, 2005

Residential curbside recycling coming to City of Mount Pearl, Press Release March 9, 2005

More, not less, federal spending on marine fisheries science is needed: Minister, Press Release March 9, 2005

Labrador City, Wabush and Iron Ore Company of Canada support wetland stewardship through Municipal Wetland Stewardship Program, Press Release March 8, 2005

Wilderness reserve users reminded of mandatory entry permits, Press Release February 22, 2005

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency: St. John's Board of Trade Studying Potential for Ocean Technology Park in Newfoundland and Labrador, Press Release February 18, 2005

Phase I of environmental clean-up at former military site in St. Anthony completed, Press Release February 18, 2005

Public workshop on recovery efforts of Newfoundland Marten (March 4-5, 2005), Press Release February 17, 2005

New water and sewer system for Trinity, Press Release February 17, 2005

Homeowners urged to keep oil tanks free from ice and snow, Press Release February 9, 2005

Government seeks proposals on the development of wind generation strategy, Press Release February 8, 2005

Tenders to be called for Stephenville sewage treatment facility, Press Release February 8, 2005

Minister recognizes World Wetlands Day, Press Release February 2, 2005

Paper recycling program announced for St. John's Mount Pearl, Paradise and Conception Bay South, Press Release January 26, 2005

Residential curbside recycling program announced for City of Corner Brook, Press Release January 14, 2005

Three new species to be protected under Endangered Species Act, Press Release January 6, 2005

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