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Cyr Couturier, president of the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (left) and Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Vaughn Granter present the province's latest strategy for sustainable development of the aquaculture industry, at Confederation Building in St. John's, Dec. 16, 2014. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram 

Province releases aquaculture strategy

December 16, 2014 - 15 h 06

The strategy, released today, lays out a framework for roughly the next five years, identifying focus areas for the government.

Priorities will be aquatic animal health, aquaculture waste management,...

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Province releases aquaculture strategy

Sudden debt

December 17, 2014 - 4 h 45

Finance Minister Ross Wiseman announced Tuesday the provincial deficit will fall just short of a billion dollars this year — $916 million, to be exact.

No budget projection is etched in stone,...

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Roll up for the magical hissy-fit tour

December 17, 2014 - 4 h 42

In fact, you only need to have followed local politics for 10 years to have seen an especially noteworthy one.

I’m talking about federal transfer payments.

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Roll up for the magical hissy-fit tour

Low oil prices balloon N.L. deficit to $916M

December 16, 2014 - 23 h 35

Wiseman was at pains to point out the Newfoundland and Labrador economy is still doing well, even if the provincial government’s finances are in terrible shape due to lower-than-forecast oil prices.

It...

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Low oil prices balloon N.L. deficit to $916M

Davis promises CETA fight just getting started

December 15, 2014 - 20 h 31

Davis insists Harper is reneging on a deal struck last year between Ottawa and the province, and ultimately, if the federal government doesn’t back down, Davis said he’d be willing to withdraw Newfoundland...

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Davis promises CETA fight just getting started

Industry doubts about CETA fund seem prophetic

December 10, 2014 - 4 h 35

The announcement of the fisheries fund was made in October 2013 and pitched as a response to the loss of the province’s minimum processing requirements (MPRs) for fish, under the Newfoundland and...

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Industry doubts about CETA fund seem prophetic

City, province guilty in case of Outer Ring Road death

December 10, 2014 - 4 h 35

They failed to establish that their employers took all reasonable care,” Judge Mark Linehan said in handing down his decision in provincial court.

The city and the department were found guilty...

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City, province guilty in case of Outer Ring Road death

Feds, N.L. differ on $400-M CETA fund

December 10, 2014 - 4 h 35

At 1 p.m. Davis announced he was going to Ottawa today to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper about a fisheries transition fund tied to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between...

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Feds, N.L. differ on $400-M CETA fund