Widespread discontent with N.L. election call, and Elections NL itself, survey suggests

Results from an online survey indicate widespread unhappiness over the decision to hold a provincial election prior to mass vaccination in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as overwhelming disapproval of Elections NL’s handling of the entire process. Following the election’s postponement due to last month’s COVID-19 outbreak and a return to Alert Level 5, CBC’s Vote […]

Elections NL failing to provide promised support for Indigenous voters, candidates say

A couple of candidates in the upcoming Newfoundland and Labrador election are concerned about the fact that not all election materials are available in the necessary Indigenous languages. (CBC) Two candidates in Labrador are disappointed that Elections NL has reneged on a commitment to distribute materials in Indigenous languages for voters who need them. According […]

MUN’s Black Student Association wants to bring education beyond February

The end of February marked the end of Black History Month, but a group of students hopes their video series exploring racism and what it’s like to be Black in Newfoundland and Labrador will raise awareness and encourage anti-racism learning all year long. John Mweemba of Memorial University’s Black Student Association says this year’s pandemic lockdown made it […]

Calls to domestic violence help line on the rise, but support is available, says minister

Newfoundland and Labrador’s minister responsible for the status of women says there’s been a recent increase in calls to the province’s domestic violence help line but there are services available to help women living with violence. Lisa Dempster says the increase in calls is concerning, but she’s encouraged that women are reaching out for help, […]

Public Advisory: Passengers on Air Canada Flight 8996 Asked to Arrange COVID-19 Testing

Government News Release The Department of Health and Community Services is asking passengers who travelled on Air Canada Flight 8996 that departed Halifax and arrived in St. John’s on Thursday, February 25, 2021, to arrange COVID-19 testing. To arrange testing, passengers can complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or call 811. Public Health […]

5 new cases of COVID-19 in N.L., including worker at Trepassey health clinic

There are five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, pushing the province to more than a thousand total cases since last March. Of the cases, four are in the Eastern Health region. All of the new cases in the Eastern Health region are either close contacts of previous cases or travel-related.  There […]

Elections NL chief says he hand-delivered ‘a couple’ of ballots

Bruce Chaulk, N.L.’s chief electoral officer, says he hand-delivered ‘a couple’ ballots in the St. John’s area. (Paul Daly/The Canadian Press) Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief electoral officer says he hand-delivered “a couple” of special ballot kits to voters who happen to live near him, with one of those people turning out to be PC Leader Ches […]

Elections NL chief says he hand-delivered ‘a couple’ of ballots

Bruce Chaulk, N.L.’s chief electoral officer, says he hand-delivered ‘a couple’ ballots in the St. John’s area. (Paul Daly/The Canadian Press) Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief electoral officer says he hand-delivered “a couple” special ballots kits, while worries swirl over access to voting and a fast approaching deadline for some 120,000 residents to vote by mail. […]

Muskrat contractors fighting release of compensation information

Paul Harrington has been a leading figure with the Lower Churchill Project since he began working as an embedded contractor with Nalcor Energy in 2007. He is one of seven senior project managers fighting against the release of their pay information from 2019. (Terry Roberts/CBC) Seven senior contractors working on the Muskrat Falls hydro and […]

Dispute between landlord and tenant ends with front-end loader through window

Police in St. John’s are investigating an incident between a landlord and his tenants that ended with a front-end loader tearing out the side of a house. Robert Regular says he didn’t mean to strike his own house, but his tenants, Cory Monk and Joella Dyke, said his actions were reckless and put them and their animals […]

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