Outside investigation finds sexual harassment and bullying at MUN medical school

An outside investigation ordered by the dean of medicine at Memorial University has found signs of intimidation and harassment in some parts of the faculty of medicine. Last November, dean Margaret Steele said there had been several concerns brought to her attention, including “allegations of bullying, intimidation, harassment and sexual harassment,” and announced plans for a […]

U-Turn started at a kitchen table. Now the addictions group is home in Carbonear

The biggest room in Jeff and Tammy Bourne’s tiny basement office was normally packed full — a small table, a few chairs and a couch filled the dimly-lit space. Jeff has stark memories of one night, when about 45 people were crammed so tightly, they spilled into the hallway. It was far more than the fire marshal would allow, no doubt, […]

It’s in the bag: A trip to St. John’s leather manufacturer Ragmaw

Taking the steps up to Ragmaw’s Water Street studio in St. John’s, you’re unsure of what to expect. As the studio door lists open, a glow of white sunshine and colourful bliss break through … quickly followed by the bright smile of craftsman and owner Megan Jackman. You cannot miss the warm, comforting smell of leather. Immediately following its […]

Public Advisory: Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Office on Elizabeth Avenue Will be Closed Tomorrow

Government News Release Advanced Education, Skills and Labour July 16, 2018 Public Advisory: Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Office on Elizabeth Avenue Will be Closed Tomorrow The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour’s Regatta Plaza office at 80-84 Elizabeth Avenue in St. John’s will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday, July […]

Removed graffiti was a harmless tribute, not neo-Nazi symbolism, say friends

The City of St. John’s painted over a flurry of 88s on a graffiti mural last week amid complaints that it was anti-Semitic symbolism, but local youth say it was actually a memorial for a friend who had died young. Joy Hecht was out for a weekend stroll in the residential area near George Street in St. John’s, when her friend pointed […]

John Cleese brings Why There Is No Hope to St. John’s next year

Are you a big Monty Python fan and without plans for May 10, 2019?  John Cleese will be coming to Mile One Centre in St. John’s for his tour Why There Is No Hope, an evening of sharing comedic experiences. Cleese is best known for his part in iconic British comedy group Monty Python, and was […]

An ‘Oasis’ at Terra Nova National Park — not quite a tent, not quite a cabin

New accommodations for campers in Terra Nova National Park aim to provide the best of Mother Nature, with a few comforts of home.  “It’s just a different way of camping,” says Karen Wolfrey, the visitor experience manager at Terra Nova National Park.  “This just provides other people an opportunity to be able to experience a national park […]

Here’s why we can’t afford to keep the horror show that is HMP open

On the first Wednesday of August, tens of thousands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will gather for a summer ritual on the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake. There will be games of chance, stuffed toys, excited children, hustle and bustle. Politicians will walk around the lake pretending to be normal people. They will be there in […]

Springdale students lead the way at annual St. John’s Pride Parade

It’s been a wild year for the Springdale students who battled controversy and pushed their town to host its first Pride Week, and this weekend they celebrated their accomplishments at the annual St. John’s Pride Parade.  The students from Indian River High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance arrived at city hall in style on Sunday, stepping out of a limousine and […]

Springdale students lead the way at annual St. John’s Pride Parade

It’s been a wild year for the Springdale students who battled controversy and pushed their town to host its first Pride Week, and this weekend they celebrated their accomplishments at the annual St. John’s Pride Parade.  The students from Indian River High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance arrived at city hall in style on Sunday, stepping out of a limousine and […]

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