How to fight hunger: A look inside your local food bank

What is the Community Food Sharing Association? It’s a network. A registered charity. A provincial organization with dedicated staff, supported by dedicated volunteers. But more than that, it’s a machine built to combat hunger in Newfoundland and Labrador. It’s hundreds of unseen hands, passing food from those who give it, to those who need it. The […]

Public Advisory: Veterinarian Contracted to Assess Feral Cat Population Withdraws Services

Government News Release Fisheries and Land Resources December 10, 2019  Public Advisory: Veterinarian Contracted to Assess Feral Cat Population Withdraws Services The private veterinarian contracted by the Provincial Government to assess the feral cat population on Little Bay Islands has chosen to withdraw services. The veterinarian has specialized expertise in […]

Success on the half shell: Triton man serves up N.L’s first local oysters

A crowd of people sampled locally cultivated oysters at Mallard Cottage in St. John’s on Tuesday, validating a Triton man’s decade of effort. Juan Roberts, president and CEO of Merasheen Bay Oysters, started experimenting with the mollusks 10 years ago, despite many people telling him they’d never work in Newfoundland and Labrador waters. “That’s not […]

Jesse Lewis wants to serve 5 years for carjacking grandmother, three kids

Jesse Lewis said he was released from jail with no plan and crippling anxiety, which led him on a 120-kilometre police chase and a brazen carjacking. The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to 17 charges in provincial court Tuesday morning, related to a string of dangerous incidents on Oct. 17, 2018. It all started less than a month […]

Satisfaction with Liberal government up, according to latest political poll

More than half of eligible voters report satisfaction with the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal government under Premier Dwight Ball, according to the results of a new poll. The approval rating for the Liberals has gone up to 52 per cent, from 47 per cent this summer, in the latest quarterly results from Narrative Research’s quarterly telephone […]

Provincial Government Reaches Tentative Agreements with NAPE

Government News Release FinanceDecember 10, 2019 Provincial Government Reaches Tentative Agreements with NAPE The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has reached a tentative agreement with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public Employees (NAPE) to extend 16 current collective agreements until March 31, 2022. These agreements are subject to ratification […]

Also Serving Time: MUN prof’s new book about jails focuses on correctional officers

A Memorial University sociology professor’s new book about the realities of working in Canada’s provincial and territorial jails — including Her Majesty’s Penitentiary — suggests correctional officers face stresses similar to the ones inmates do. Rosemary Ricciardelli wrote Also Serving Time: Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Correctional Officers based on 100 interviews with correctional officers across Canada, focusing on the risk and unpredictability […]

New Labrador MHA reflects on a fall filled with ministerial apologies

Lela Evans says when she got up to speak during debate in the House of Assembly last week she was frustrated — and disappointed is the government. “I’m trying not to be disillusioned, but I think it emphasizes why we have to stand and hold them accountable,” the rookie Torngat Mountains MHA told CBC on Monday. In the House, […]

Steve Kent had city-hired consultant do personal work, says no cost to taxpayers

Mount Pearl’s top bureaucrat, Steve Kent, used a city-hired consultant to do personal work for him related to his volunteer work with outside organizations — though Kent insists Mount Pearl taxpayers aren’t on the hook for costs.  The consultant in question is Bronda Aylward, a retired economic development manager with the city. Aylward is also […]

Nothing set in stone as NLESD reviews schools for closure

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has five schools potentially up for closure at the end of the school year, but said public consultation needs to be done and nothing has been decided yet. At its public meeting over the weekend, the district issued notices of motion to close five schools as of June […]

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