Newfoundlanders killed in crash in Nova Scotia were longtime friends, co-workers

A pair of longtime friends and former colleagues — both with connections to central Newfoundland and southwestern Ontario — were killed Sunday while driving to visit their families in Kitchener for Christmas. Two N.L. men dead in Highway 104 truck crash in Pictou County Andy Fillier, 61, and Jim Wheeler, 69, were the victims in a […]

How do you see future St. John’s? Urban planners weigh in on city bonus for builders

The 2019 City of St. John’s budget includes waiving development fees for builders who create a plan for several existing neighbourhoods in St. John’s.  LeMarchant Road, Water Street west and neighbourhoods in the east and west ends are included in a list of eight potential sites. To stop St. John’s sprawl, city offers to waive development fees — […]

Fate of Muskrat hinged on loan guarantee, says Kathy Dunderdale

Kathy Dunderdale once boasted that Muskrat Falls would stand on its own, with or without a federal loan guarantee, and with or without the Maritime Link to Nova Scotia. But she admitted Tuesday her bluster was a negotiating tactic, and said she was unwilling to have electricity ratepayers in Newfoundland shoulder the entire cost of Muskrat Falls. “I […]

Media Advisory: Minister Gambin-Walsh to Announce Infrastructure Funding in Placentia

Government News Release Municipal Affairs and Environment December 18, 2018 Media Advisory: Minister Gambin-Walsh to Announce Infrastructure Funding in Placentia The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Service NL and MHA for Placentia-St. Mary’s, on behalf of the Honourable Graham Letto, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, will make an infrastructure […]

Accused Vikings granted delay ahead of drug trafficking trial

A Supreme Court judge has granted a delay in the case of three men accused of trafficking drugs for a Hells Angels affiliated biker gang. Vince Leonard Sr., Wayne Johnson and James Curran were set to start trial on Jan. 15, but had those dates erased from the court calendar after their defence lawyers argued there wasn’t […]

N.L. bought $6M of pot in first 6 weeks of legalization

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are collectively spending more than one million dollars on cannabis every week, according to sales figures released by Cannabis NL. The grand total, up to the last week of November, is $6,061,300.44 in retail sales from licensed producers. That’s 698.44 kilograms, enough for every person in the province to roll at least a couple of joints […]

What’s in a Christmas hamper? Turkey, hope, or a hamstrung safety net, depending on who you ask

Mountains of cabbage, turnip, carrots, potatoes — all the conventional elements of Christmas dinner — line the walls of the Salvation Army storehouse in St. John’s, ready to be packed away in identical cardboard boxes and shipped to homes around the province. Those boxes contain a cornucopia of smoked ham, turkey and dressing, with tins of cranberry sauce […]

Provincial Government Issues Call for Proposals to Celebrate Multiculturalism Week

Government News Release Advanced Education, Skills and LabourDecember 17, 2018 Provincial Government Issues Call for Proposals to Celebrate Multiculturalism Week The Provincial Government is calling for proposals for events or activities to promote inter-cultural understanding during Multiculturalism Week (March 17-23, 2019) in Newfoundland and Labrador. Eligible applicants include cultural […]

Provincial Government, City of Corner Brook Sign Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement

Government News Release Fisheries and Land Resources December 17, 2018 Provincial Government, City of Corner Brook Sign Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, today signed a Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement between the Provincial Government and the City of Corner Brook that will […]

Kathy Dunderdale was told $500M overrun worst-case scenario for Muskrat

Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Kathy Dunderdale says she pushed hard to find out what the real cost for Muskrat Falls might be prior to sanctioning the megaproject six years ago, and was told a $500-million overrun was a worst-case scenario. “I have no reason, and had no reason, to distrust anything that Nalcor was saying to me,” […]

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