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Reference to the Board – Rate Mitigation Options and Impacts – Final Report – 2020-02-07

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    • The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced $750,000 through the Innovation and Business Development Fund for a project led by Score Canada Limited.
    • Tomorrow (Saturday, February 15) marks the 38th anniversary of the Ocean Ranger’s sinking off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Provincial Government joins all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians as we remember the 84 lives that were tragically lost on this day in 1982.
    • The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced $524,000 through the Innovation and Business Development Fund for a project led by Virtual Marine Technology Incorporated.
    • The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Canada, have announced a sustainable, long-term solution to protect ratepayers from the negative impacts of the Muskrat Falls Project today and into the future.
    • The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, today released the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities’ (PUB) final report on options to pay for Muskrat Falls, which the PUB submitted to the Provincial Government this evening (Friday, February 7). The PUB’s final report can be found here
    • The Department of Natural Resources is undertaking a consultation process regarding a review of the legislation that regulates quarry activity in the province. Consultations will help to develop modern and comprehensive legislation that strengthens the existing legislation and adopts best practices from other jurisdictions to support the development of the province’s quarry resources.
    • Today, the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, welcomed Heather Jacobs, QC, as the new chair of the interim board of directors to the Oil and Gas Corporation which began operations on January 1, 2020.
    • The Department of Natural Resources is undertaking a consultation process regarding a review of the legislation that regulates quarry activity in the province. Consultations will help to develop modern and comprehensive legislation that is stronger and also adopts best practices from other jurisdictions to support the development of the province’s quarry resources.
    • The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador, along with the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), are working together to increase competitiveness and provide regulatory certainty with respect to research and development expenditures by producing operators in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    • The Department of Natural Resources is undertaking consultations regarding a review of the legislation that regulates quarry activity in the province. Consultations will help to develop modern and comprehensive legislation that addresses gaps and adopts best practices from other jurisdictions to support the development of the province’s quarry resources.
    • The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, announced the appointment of David Billard, P.Eng., PMP, to the Muskrat Falls Project Oversight Committee. This committee is mandated to provide independent and transparent oversight on cost and schedule performance of the project.
    • The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, will bring greetings at the Hope in the City Breakfast tomorrow (Thursday, November 14). The event will take place at the Holiday Inn, 180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John's, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
    • Today, the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, highlighted work undertaken by the Geological Survey, such as a recent project that shows findings of ruby and sapphire. The minister was speaking to participants of Mineral Resources Review - Eastern Canada's largest mineral industry conference and trade show.
    • Today, the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, responded to the announcement that bids for exploration licenses offshore have been received as a result of the most recent calls for bids in the South Eastern Newfoundland Region and Jeanne d'Arc Regions, both located in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area. There was a cumulative total of $38.6 million in bids. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) released the successful bids today at www.cnlopb.ca/news/nr20191106/ external link.
    • The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources and the Honourable Carol Anne Haley, Minister for the Status of Women, will speak at the Mineral Resources Review later this week in St. John’s.