‘I’m a f–king victim’: Philip Butler denied medical treatment during police interview

Philip Butler lay on the floor of an interrogation room, wrapped in an emergency blanket for three hours after telling police he wanted to see a doctor. On the night he was arrested, Butler told Royal Newfoundland Constabulary investigators his brother, George Butler, had stabbed him with a needle, exposed him to hepatitis C and hit […]

‘I’m a f–king victim’: Philip Butler denied medical treatment during police interview

Philip Butler lay on the floor of an interrogation room, wrapped in an emergency blanket for three hours after telling police he wanted to see a doctor. On the night he was arrested, Butler told Royal Newfoundland Constabulary investigators his brother, George Butler, had stabbed him with a needle, exposed him to hepatitis C and hit […]

Gander hospital hit by power outage, non-urgent appointments cancelled for 2 days

Central Health is implementing emergency measures after a power outage at the James Paton Memorial hospital in Gander. The hospital is running on emergency power after the main power system went down on Monday. A notice from Central Health says some services will be affected. If you are experiencing an emergency, however, the emergency room […]

Cancelled paving contract inquiry a no go, 2 others moving ahead

The provincial government is reneging on a promised inquiry into the cancelling of a contract with a Corner Brook-based paving company. “The inquiry into Humber Valley Paving will not be pursued at this point, given the passage of time and other commitments,” confirmed a spokesperson for the Department of Justice in an email on Monday.  […]

Fisheries Minister Gerry Byrne apologizes for ‘savages’ tweet

Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne says there was no racial intent behind using the word ‘savages’ in a tweet over the weekend. (Gary Locke/CBC) Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne is apologizing for using a word offensive to Indigenous peoples in a tweet over the weekend. After participating in an alumni basketball game […]

Indy Inks (24 February 2020)

Indy Inks (24 February 2020) Source: https://theindependent.ca/2020/02/24/indy-inks-24-february-2020/Aggregated from: The Indy

Liberal leadership race is on, new leader to be named on May 9

The provincial Liberals put out the official call for nominations as the race to replace outgoing Premier Dwight Ball has shifted into gear.  Nominations will remain open until March 6 at noon, leaving only 11 days for interested parties to throw their hats into the ring. It’s a costly shot at the positions too, with candidates having […]

‘He tried things that nobody else tried’: Carl English calls it a career after 25 years

Sometime in the mid-1990s, my high school basketball team, the Brother Rice Celtics, took to the court to play against the Fatima Royals from St. Bride’s.   As the much bigger school, we won the game — as expected. The details are long forgotten, but I believe the boys from Fatima Academy scored 62 points — Carl […]

After 2 years, couple sells tiny home without ever living in it

Tim Ward and and Jess Puddister brought their tiny home to Pouch Cove in 2018. (Jess Puddister/Facebook) Jess Puddister and Tim Ward brought their tiny home to Pouch Cove in 2018, with the goal of starting a family and life in the community. However after two years of battling with the town, they’ve sold their […]

The Blue Wave and Blue Mist sank more than 50 years ago. But Grand Bank never forgets

Bonavista Cold Storage Co. side trawlers Blue Wave and Blue Mist. (Robert Stoodley Photography) The vicious storms of February — with gale-force winds and mountainous waves — are a constant reminder to Grand Bank of the price its people have paid to earn a living from the sea. For more than 200 years the men […]

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