Like the lambs and the calves, I’m new to this farm

I have had a full calendar year on the farm. The lambing season was busy. The birth of any animal can be an intense experience — but when you have 90 females in your maternity ward that could go at anytime, those few months are incredibly intense. You can walk down the aisle of the barn […]

Looking for an ocean-connected career? This company says there’s a huge demand in shipbuilding

After Leonard Pecore finished his program in naval architecture years ago, he could have followed the industry trend and moved to the United States. There were certainly lots of opportunities waiting there. “It just did not seem nearly as attractive as staying home … and trying to accomplish something here,” recalled Pecore. So, instead of heading […]

Fire bursts inside vehicle after going over St. John’s highway

A driver escaped from a vehicle that crashed after going over a busy St. John’s overpass on Saturday night, and which then burst into flame.   A fire broke out inside the vehicle after it went off Pitts Memorial Drive, said Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Staff-Sgt. Ed Billard.  The crash happened before 9:30 p.m.  After the vehicle landed […]

Finances a struggle, but Kiwanis Music Festival gets underway

It’s gotten harder and harder to secure funding over the years, but the Kiwanis Music Festival is getting underway this weekend in St. John’s. Thousands of musicians of all ages will compete for prizes, take part in classes and get feedback from musical mentors over the course of 12 days. It’s a festival that doesn’t come […]

From Battery Radio to Radiolab, Annie McEwen is a radio star

“If I hadn’t gone to Newfoundland, I never would have gotten into radio,” says Annie McEwen,  a producer at Radiolab, the popular American radio series and podcast. McEwen, originally from Dunrobin, Ontario, moved to St. John’s in 2009 for the folklore master’s program at Memorial University, and stayed for six years.   As part of her studies at […]

33-year-old man dead after ATV rollover near Gander

A 33-year-old man is dead after an ATV rollover Friday near Gander, say police. Paramedics and members of the 103 Search and Rescue Squadron were dispatched just after 6:30 p.m. to Gull Pond, a cabin area just north of Benton, according to a spokesperson from the RCMP. The man, who was driving the vehicle, sustained serious injuries and was […]

Home destroyed by fire in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s

Fire destroyed a home on Hilltop Lane in Portugal Cove-St. Phillip’s Friday night. Neighbours say the fire started around 10 p.m. The RNC says the occupants of the home were away when the fire broke out. (Submitted by Holly Noseworthy) Both the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the town’s volunteer fire department responded to the fire […]

N.L. needs a permanent inquiry department to catch cock-ups in real time

We were all leery when the Muskrat Falls inquiry was called that it might be nothing more than a gaggle of townie lawyers billing hours in order to learn what we already knew: that a conspiracy of unscrupulous engineers and MBAs used an inadequately considered megaproject to raid the provincial treasury. But it appears to […]

‘I’ll make you proud,’ Al Potter tells Vikings member after meeting with undercover cop

The court fell quiet as the intercepted phone call cut in — “You’ve got a collect call from … Allan.” The sixth and final wiretapped call played for the jury Friday at Al Potter’s first-degree murder trial shed light on what was happening in Potter’s life leading up to his arrest in September 2016.  It […]

‘I’ll make you proud,’ Al Potter tells Vikings member after meeting with undercover cop

The court fell quiet as the intercepted phone call cut in — “You’ve got a collect call from … Allan.” The sixth and final wiretapped call played for the jury Friday at Al Potter’s first-degree murder trial shed light on what was happening in Potter’s life leading up to his arrest in September 2016.  It […]