Up to 150 mm of rain on the way for parts of central, eastern Newfoundland Friday

Rainfall warnings are in place over all of eastern and parts of central Newfoundland, as incoming wet weather could see as much as 150 millimetres of rain in some areas, making travel hazardous. Environment Canada’s warnings stretch from Grand Falls-Windsor to the entire Avalon Peninsula, as a band of tropical moisture moves in Friday afternoon. […]

Woman accusing constable of rape delayed reporting, feared police wouldn’t believe her

It was several weeks until the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary knew details of a night now facing scrutiny in a St. John’s courtroom for a second time. Even then, allegations against one of their own came to light partially due to chance. The jury for Const. Doug Snelgrove’s sexual assault retrial heard testimony from witnesses and the complainant Thursday, […]

Woman accusing constable of rape delayed reporting, feared police wouldn’t believe her

It was several weeks until the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary knew details of a night now facing scrutiny in a St. John’s courtroom for a second time. Even then, allegations against one of their own came to light partially due to chance. The jury for Const. Doug Snelgrove’s sexual assault retrial heard testimony from witnesses and the complainant Thursday, […]

Woman accusing constable of rape delayed reporting, feared police wouldn’t believe her

It was several weeks until the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary knew details of a night now facing scrutiny in a St. John’s courtroom for a second time. Even then, allegations against one of their own came to light partially due to chance. The jury for Const. Doug Snelgrove’s sexual assault retrial heard testimony from witnesses and the complainant Thursday, […]

Harvey Hodder, former Speaker and Mount Pearl mayor, dies

Politicians of all stripes paid tribute Thursday to the late Harvey Hodder, the former mayor of Mount Pearl who went on to be the Speaker of the House of Assembly.  Hodder had a lengthy political career that included seeing Mount Pearl achieve city status, as well as four terms in the House of Assembly as […]

N.L. travel ban upheld in provincial Supreme Court ruling

A judge has ruled that Newfoundland and Labrador’s controversial COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-residents will remain intact. In a ruling released Thursday, Justice Donald Burrage wrote that the travel ban does indeed violate Section 6 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which allows Canadians to move freely throughout the country. However, Burrage said the ban is […]

Hundreds Rally for Oil and Gas at Confederation Building

Hundreds Rally for Oil and Gas at Confederation Building Source: https://theindependent.ca/2020/09/17/hundreds-rally-for-oil-and-gas-at-confederation-building/Aggregated from: The Indy

N.L. is aiming for a radical hike in flu shots. How that will be done is not yet clear

Health officials say getting your flu shot has never been more important in the COVID-19 era, but flu shot clinics are just another example of how coronavirus has disrupted the way things used to be done.  In the past, hundreds of people often would show up at free — and notably crowded — clinics offered by regional health authorities […]

‘How can this happen?’: OCI proposal for Long Pond leaves neighbours cold

A pilot boat alongside in Long Pond in Conception Bay South. If approved, more than four acres of the port would be used for a new wharf and cold storage facility for OCI. (Adam Walsh/CBC) Some residents and business owners in Conception Bay South say they were stunned by an Ocean Choice International (OCI) proposal […]

Babies on the floor: House of Assembly makes changes to allow MHAs to bring infants to work

Sarah Stoodley rose from the backbench to a ministerial role in August. She plans on bringing her infant child to work after giving birth, and a new change in the House of Assembly allows for just that. (Patrick Butler/CBC-Radio Canada) The legislature of Newfoundland and Labrador has made a small but significant policy change to […]

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