Changes are ahead for N.L., says Furey. But what, and when, remain undefined

Premier Andrew Furey has expanded on his vision for Newfoundland and Labrador’s future following his “state of the province” video address Thursday, but specific actions or targets to chart a path out of the province’s deep fiscal hole remain undefined. Furey spoke to reporters on Friday morning to discuss his response to his economic task force’s final […]

Charges laid almost 9 months after fatal hit in run outside Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Ryan Nuke was killed after he was struck by a vehicle early Thursday morning. (Submitted by Jolene Ashini) A 35-year-old man is charged in connection with a hit-and-run in central Labrador. Ryan Nuke, 26, was found deceased on Route 520. which connects Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Sheshatshiu, on Aug. 13, 2020.  Now, almost nine months later, Simon […]

Argentia ferry run delayed until at least July 4

Marine Atlantic’s Argentia service has been pushed back almost three weeks, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and high case counts in Nova Scotia.  The route, which runs from Argentia, N.L.,  to North Sydney, N.S., was supposed to start June 16 but is now scheduled to begin July 4, the company said in a media release on Friday.  […]

Harrowing house fire escape still haunts Davidsville mother

Loretta Collins with her daughters Julie, left, and Jasmin. Both Julie and Jasmin were at home in Davidsville when their family home caught fire on Mother’s Day. (Garrett Barry/CBC) The call that Loretta Collins received on Mother’s Day sent her into a panic. She was only about 20 minutes away from her home and her […]

Furey vows urgent action, public consultations on recommendations in economic report

Premier Andrew Furey issued his full thoughts on the Moya Greene report for the first time on Thursday. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey says the province’s financial circumstances are unsustainable and the total provincial debt of $47 billion is an unbearable load for residents. In a video released Thursday evening, Furey […]

Media Advisory: Premier Furey Available to the Media

Government News Release The Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be available to the media tomorrow (Friday, May 14) at 10:00 a.m. in front of the House of Assembly, East Block, Confederation Building. Premier Furey will discuss the report of the Premier’s Economic Recovery Team. Public health guidelines will be in place […]

Media Advisory: Ministers Osborne and Abbott to Attend Sharing Our Cultures Event

Government News Release The Honourable Tom Osborne Minister of Education will bring greetings at the Sharing Our Cultures Opening Ceremonies tomorrow (Friday, May 14). Minister Osborne will be joined by the Honourable John Abbott, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development. The event is being held at 3:30 p.m. at the Fortis Courtyard and Amphitheatre, […]

N.L. reports 7 new cases of COVID-19 with community testing underway in southwest region

Anyone in the Codroy Valley or Port aux Basques area can register for testing on Thursday or Friday. Test sites have been set up at the St. Ann’s Social Centre in Upper Ferry, and at the Port aux Basques Lions Club. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press) Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 […]

Community testing underway in southwest Newfoundland, after Codroy Valley cases

Anyone in the Codroy Valley or Port aux Basques area can register for testing on Thursday or Friday. Test sites have been set up at the St. Ann’s Social Centre in Upper Ferry, and at the Port aux Basques Lion’s Club. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press) To get a grip on whether there’s been community transmission of COVID-19 in […]

N.L. Folk Festival forges on with scaled down performances and fall digital series

Erin Whitney, executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society, says this year’s folk festival will be small, but is hoping by 2022 things will be back to normal. (Ted Dillon/CBC) The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival will look different again this summer, with small live performances in and around St. John’s, as well as […]

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