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    100TH ANNIVERSARY OF SEALING DISASTER

    by wade on March 31, 2014

    (St. John's, NL: 31 Mar 2014) The 100th anniversary of the 1914 sealing disasters was recognized today with a commemorative service held in St. John's and organized by the Home from the Sea campaign, which was initiated by the Elliston Heritage Foundation in 2008 to build awareness about this important date in provincial history.   Read more.

    YOUR INPUT IN ACOA SURVEY OF ATLANTIC CANADIAN OT COMPANIES

    by wade on March 31, 2014

    As discussed at the last OT conference call, and the strategic goal of opening up new international markets for Atlantic Canadian OT companies, please find attached a survey which we requyest that you, as an Atlantic Canadian OT company, complete adn return.  We have incorporated all the comments we have received, if this is not the case please advise us promptly. (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SURVEY IN MS WORD)   Read more.

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    RDC INVESTS IN MARINE INDUSTRY

    by wade on March 14, 2014

    (St. John's, NL: 05 Mar.2014) The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing $1.9 million in 12 business-led R&D projects that help increase the province’s knowledge-based economy for long-term economic benefit. The total value of the research projects is $4.6 million, the majority of which is leveraged from the private sector and federal funding agencies. Read more.

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    CME ENCOURAGES FEDERAL EFFORTS FOR SKILLS TRAINING

    by wade on February 25, 2014

    Dear Minister Kenny:

    On behalf of the members of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) across the province, thank you for taking the time to meet with our organization during your recent visit to St. John’s. We appreciated the opportunity to discuss with you directly some of the labour-related issues that this province is facing, including the shortage of skilled labour and the proposed Canada Jobs Grant. Given our aging population and competition from employers in Alberta and other provinces, the shortage of skilled labour is felt acutely in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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    SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER AND CANDIDATES FOR OCEANSADVANCE AGM UNVEILED

    by wade on February 11, 2014

    The Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers for the Board of OceansAdvance Inc. is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.  Thursday, February 27. 2014 at the Ocean Coastal and River Engineering- NRC Building, MUN Campus.   Please mark your calendars   Read more.