West coast braces for possible flooding as rain, wind, and warmth hit most of N.L.

Most of Newfoundland and Labrador is bracing for some kind of storm weather — snowstorms in Labrador, and rain combined with strong winds in most of Newfoundland. (Terry Roberts/CBC) Most of Newfoundland and Labrador is bracing against incoming weather this morning — snow in Labrador, rain for most of the island and winds gusting up […]

Wet and wild weather on the way for nearly all of N.L.

A mixed bag of wet and stormy weather is set to hit most of Newfoundland and Labrador Sunday evening and continue into Monday with heavy winds, snow and rain. Tabea Fiechter, a meteorologist at Environment Canada’s Gander weather office, says a “fairly substantial storm” will move up the eastern seaboard Sunday evening, approaching Newfoundland Sunday […]

Priests and pastors shoulder a huge emotional burden, but they’re burning out … alone

When we were 16, one of my closest friends told me he wanted to be a priest. I must have looked as shocked as I felt, because he reassuringly added “a Protestant priest, dear.” He read me right. Having been raised Catholic, my mind jumped straight to celibacy, a concept that made my hormonal teenage […]

United Airlines plane diverted to Goose Bay leaves passengers stuck on board for 16 hours

United Flight 179 was diverted to Goose Bay, N.L., due to a medical emergency Saturday night, however a mechanical issue prevented the plane from taking off again. (Philip Earle/Twitter) A United Airlines plane diverted to Goose Bay Airport in Labrador Saturday night has resulted in a lengthy stay on the tarmac, according to passengers stranded […]

Next of pin: Do you know who owned this N.L. municipal pin collection?

Alex McPhee found a neat treasure at his local thrift shop in Edmonton. (Submitted by Alex McPhee) An Alberta man with a peculiar hobby may have found evidence of a kindred — or pin-dred — spirit somewhere, some time in Newfoundland and Labrador. And he found it in a bin in his neighbourhood thrift store. 20-year-old Alex […]

Get the right reaction: How this chemistry teacher can help change your life

Murray Park divides his days between the classroom and the lab at O’Donel High School, bringing chemistry and confidence to his teenage students.  Park is known for his unique approach to chemistry instruction, using humour and analogy to illustrate complicated and abstract concepts. He’s always seeking new ways to help his students understand his subject, using everything […]

Turnout from Second Day of Advance Poll Voting in Topsail – Paradise By-Election

Government News Release Office of the Chief Electoral Officer January 19, 2019 Turnout from Second Day of Advance Poll Voting in Topsail – Paradise By-Election Polls closed this evening (January 19) at 8:00 p.m. for the second day of Advance Poll voting in the Topsail – Paradise by-election. Votes were cast […]

Wolf or coyote? New combined licence removes the guesswork for hunters

Wolves are back on the small game licence for hunters and trappers in Labrador this season. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) Small game hunters will no longer have to figure out if the animal they’re about to shoot is a wolf or a coyote, but a Labrador outdoorsman doesn’t expect a new combined licence to affect the provincial […]

Churchill Falls man arrested after assault and disturbance in home

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating a disturbance and assault at a home in Churchill Falls Saturday morning. Police say they received a complaint at 5:35 a.m. about a man who refused to leave the home and was allegedly damaging the house and assaulting the residents. When officers arrived, the residents of the home were confronting […]

Arrests made in 4th straight robbery with heavy equipment

A front-end loader was left outside a BMO branch on Newfoundland Drive, after the machine was used to break into the bank. (John Gushue/CBC) Police have arrested two men in St. John’s after a front-end loader tore into a bank early Saturday morning, marking the fourth time in a week that heavy equipment was used […]