There Must Be a Better Way
If you are a regular viewer of CBC television, or Mother Corp. as many of its employees call it, you are probably familiar with the popular, long-running show called Dragon’s Den.
For the uninitiated, the premise of the show is pretty simple: budding entrepreneurs pitch a potential money-making idea to a group of wealthy venture capitalists and hope to convince some of them to invest in their scheme.
In many cases, the show’s participants will present a problem or scenario that needs ...
Large Waves Forecast for Island Portion of N.L.
Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador (FES-NL) encourages residents to be cautious around coastlines and waterways over the coming days as there is potential for elevated water levels due to large waves and swells associated with an intense low pressure system near Greenland.
The public is advised that a rapid increase in wave heights and pounding surf are expected tonight and Friday along east-facing coastlines, extending from the Bay of Exploits to the Southern Shore of the ...
Living Up to Election Promises: N.L.’s Federal Cabinet Minister Outlines Fisheries Commitments Kept and Those Yet to Come
Newfoundland and Labrador’s newly minted representative in the federal cabinet was in St. John’s last month to address a captive audience at the FFAW’s (Fish, Food and Allied Workers union) constitutional convention.
Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote said the new Justin Trudeau-lead government has wasted no time in living up to some of the fisheries-related commitments made during the campaign — with the first being the reinstatement of the Coast Guard marine rescue ...
N.L. Premier Releases Ministerial Mandate Letters
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball has publicly released the departmental mandate letters, which ministers received after being sworn in.
This follows the same practice that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau undertook with his federal cabinet ministers.
In the letters, Ball outlined his government’s priorities and gives ministers direction for each department.
“We have important work ahead that will require exceptional leadership from our Cabinet as we take on the difficult ...
Crocker New N.L. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister
Newfoundland and Labrador has a new minister of fisheries and aquaculture.
Steve Crocker was sworn in this morning as part of Dwight Ball’s Liberal cabinet.
Crocker is the MHA for the new rural district of Carbonear – Trinity – Bay de Verde.
He won the Liberal nomination by defeating defeated Sam Slade, the former MHA for Carbonear - Harbour Grace.
The newly formed district was proposed by the The Newfoundland and Labrador Electoral Boundaries Commission after it was tasked ...
Federal Government Announces Projects to Improve Safety and Working Conditions for Harbour Users
Senator David Wells, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Government of Canada will invest in improvement projects at three Newfoundland and Labrador small craft harbours.
This funding will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for fishermen and harbour users.
This investment of up to $3.17 million will enable the following projects to be undertaken over the next two years:
Flatrock – reinforcement of the ...
Alleged Salmon Poaching Incident Leads to Charges
On July 3, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers from the Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor detachments apprehended and charged two adult males for illegally netting salmon in inland waters.
While on foot patrol early in the morning along the shore of Gander Lake near the mouth of the Southwest River, officers observed two individuals setting what appeared to be a net.
After calling for assistance, the officers stayed in the area to observe and at approximately 5:30 a.m., watched the two ...