Hibernia says no visible oil sheen, days after 2,200-litre spill

Hibernia says satellite imagery Tuesday does not show any sheen from the oil spill, as production on the offshore oil platform remains shut down.  In an update posted to its website at 4:30 p.m. NT, a spokesperson for Hibernia Management and Development Company (HMDC) said the company is continuing its response to the “release of […]

Crosbie calls for AG investigation of Muskrat Falls wetland capping failure

Opposition leader Ches Crosbie is calling for the auditor general to investigate how the government missed a deadline to cap vegetation around the Muskrat Falls reservoir to reduce the risk of methylmercury getting into the food chain.  “There has been a rupture in relations with Indigenous communities as a result of the government’s failure to […]

Sewage system failure means steady stream of pumper trucks in Paradise

As one truck leaves a sewage station in Paradise, another comes in right behind it and attaches hoses to its tank. Another truck comes in behind that one and parks, waiting for its turn. It’s a major operation on the corner of St. Thomas Line and Topsail Road with at least eight trucks coming and […]

Armed robbery at CIBC in Avalon Mall

A suspect wearing a neon orange hat and wielding a firearm is being sought after an armed robbery at the Avalon Mall in St. John’s this morning. The male suspect, described as being about six feet tall and wearing a brown and green shirt, entered the CIBC on the mall’s lower level around 11 a.m. with […]

Riddle Me This! (Or Not.)

Riddle Me This! (Or Not.) Source: https://theindependent.ca/2019/08/20/riddle-me-this-or-not/Aggregated from: The Indy

Rock painted by Goulds girl found in Swiss Alps, after little sister hides it in airport

In July, a young girl carefully hid a painted rock in the departures section of St. John’s International Airport in hopes someone would find it and pass it along. “I put it inside the airport by the doorway behind one of the poles inside,” said Claire Mitchinson, 9, from her home in the Goulds. Her […]

New Research Projects to Benefit Youth, Women, and Social Enterprise in Western Newfoundland

Government News Release Advanced Education, Skills and LabourAugust 19, 2019  New Research Projects to Benefit Youth, Women, and Social Enterprise in Western Newfoundland The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced more than $1.15 million for three research projects through the Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce […]

New Mews Centre will be built at Mundy Pond Park, council decides

A replacement for the H.G.R. Mews Centre will be built at Mundy Pond Park, after more than a year of public consultation.  Residents had agreed the community centre, which includes a swimming pool, in the Mundy Pond area of St. John’s needed to be replaced — but there were strong feelings about where it might go.  “It’s city-owned land, I […]

St. John’s comedians smashing assumptions about disabled people one gig at a time

Camron Warren’s mom spelled his name without an E to set him apart from the rest of the Camerons in the world. Her son was going to be something special. “Little did she know,” Warren jokes, gesturing to his arms and legs. “Here I am, plenty special. But alas, I don’t have my E.” Being […]

Police probe sudden death of woman, 36, found injured in C.B.S.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says it is investigating the death of a woman after she was discovered with injuries on the side of the road Thursday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was called to assist with an ambulance call in the area of Minerals Road in Conception Bay South. A […]

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