The climbing popularity of scaling frozen waterfalls in Newfoundland

During summer, the steep cliffs of Red Head, near the town of Flatrock, just outside St. John’s, offer beautiful waterfalls for hikers on the East Coast Trail. But during winter, the frozen chunks of ice become a playground for climbers. The Flatrock waterfall climb has been dubbed High Anxiety, but Terry Day is anything but anxious when […]

Calvin Kenny, 27, in prison for manslaughter, has died, family says

The family of a Fermeuse, N.L., man in prison for manslaughter and arson say he has died. Calvin Kenny, 27, was serving a 12½-year sentence at Atlantic Institution in Renous, N.B., for the 2016 death of  Steven Miller. On Monday night, his sister posted on Facebook that Kenny had died. “My heart is broken,” wrote […]

Come From Away raises more than $85K for N.L. food banks

It was a big day for the Community Food Sharing Association, and for the musical Come From Away. As the musical about Gander’s role in helping airline passengers stranded in Newfoundland during 9/11 made its debut in the U.K., the Canadian cast gave nearly $85,000 to help food banks across N.L. When the Broadway hit […]

Good Charlotte, happy Jack: Here are 2018’s top baby names in Newfoundland and Labrador

The number of babies born in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2018 was the lowest since records have been kept, but the good news is that every single one of those children needed a name.   Service NL registered 4,002 newborns last year, with all of their names filed into a database. Last year was the worst year […]

Good Charlotte, happy Jack: Here are 2018’s top baby names in Newfoundland and Labrador

The number of babies born in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2018 was the lowest since records have been kept, but the good news is that every single one of those children needed a name.   Service NL registered 4,002 newborns last year, with all of their names filed into a database. Last year was the worst year […]

Friends of missing Grand Falls-Windsor man take up the search

Friends of a Grand Falls-Windsor man who has been missing for five days are stepping up to continue the search. Helicopters called to search for missing 22-year-old Grand Falls-Windsor man Thomas Guy Jones, 22, was last seen at 7 p.m. Wednesday behind the old paper mill on Southside Road in Grand Falls-Windsor, say police.  There […]

Bishop Feild parents and students take repair frustrations to Confederation Building

A year and a half after the school was closed, parents frustrated over how long it’s taking to fix Bishop Feild school have done some extracurricular writing lessons with their kids. They’ve handwritten letters outlining their concerns, and 20 Bishop Feild students brought those letters to Confederation Building Monday morning.  Ministers Al Hawkins and Steve Crocker met with the […]

Government still pondering offers on Marble Mountain

Eight months after a request for proposals process began, the Newfoundland and Labrador government is still considering its options with the Marble Mountain ski resort. Tourism Minister Christopher Mitchelmore told CBC Radio’s Newfoundland Morning his department received “multiple proposals” from private sector groups or individuals that wanted to buy the property, which is currently run by a […]

This Syrian refugee isn’t leaving St. John’s, no matter how many others head for bigger cities

It was during a Ramadan family feast on their sprawling olive farm when Safaa Tohme and her loved ones had to make a quick decision. The soldiers were coming. The group fled, leaving behind the farm and six family houses they had built up through time and hard work. Within five minutes of running from everything […]

Missing woman Karen Mercer found alive, say police

Karen Mercer has been found alive, according to police. Mercer, 48, had been missing since Wednesday, when she was last seen at her Paradise home at 6:30 a.m.  Her car was found Sunday evening. Searchers were organized in a Facebook group called Help Us Find Karen Mercer. Just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday, a post was […]