No new COVID-19 cases in N.L., but health minister says travel expansion unlikely

While there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador as of Tuesday, the province’s health minister says it’s unlikely Newfoundland and Labrador’s borders will open to more travellers before July is out. John Haggie’s comments Tuesday morning are the most concrete assertion to date that the provincial government has backed away from […]

Kurt Churchill’s trial for uttering threats postponed after lawyer steps down

The trial of a St. John’s man once acquitted in a large drug operation has been postponed because his longtime lawyer has stepped down. St. John’s lawyer Erin Breen told provincial court Judge Mike Madden on Tuesday morning she filed an application to remove herself as Kurt Churchill’s counsel. She did not have to provide a reason.  Churchill […]

No travel bubble expansion until at least end of July, says health minister

It’s unlikely Newfoundland and Labrador’s borders will open to more travellers before July is out, says the province’s health minister, in the most concrete assertion to date that the provincial government has backed away from a Friday border expansion. After discussions among the chief medical officers of health in Atlantic Canada, John Haggie told CBC Radio’s […]

Hammer, starring N.L.’s Mark O’Brien, hits the right notes for critics

A crime thriller backed by a trifecta of Newfoundland and Labrador talents is getting lots of attention in the U.S. following its debut. Set in a small town, Hammer follows the story of Stephen Davis, played by American actor Will Patton, and his son Chris, played by Newfoundland and Labrador’s own Mark O’Brien, as they flee a botched […]

Mount Pearl mayor stepping aside as misconduct allegations investigated

In the latest twist in the ongoing turmoil at Mount Pearl’s city hall, the mayor has announced he is temporarily stepping aside while allegations against him made under the city’s respectful workplace policy are investigated. In a statement released Monday evening, Dave Aker says he intends to “co-operate fully” with an investigation, the result of a former […]

N.L. kicks week off with no new COVID-19 cases

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador on Monday. The latest numbers were sent via email by the provincial government in the afternoon, marking the third consecutive day with no new cases. In total, 20,583 people have been tested, 146 more than Sunday’s update.  There have been no new infections reported since Friday, when the province […]

Full bars on Blackmarsh Road coming soon, as St. John’s cell tower readies for service

Jamie Lewis has been working from home during the pandemic, and the lack of cell service in her home has been a challenge. (Jeremy Eaton/CBC) The struggle for cellphone service for some residents in the west end of St. John’s will soon end, as a new cell tower is almost up and running, its presence […]

Teenager dead after moose collision near Carmanville

A moose collision over the weekend has claimed the life of a 17-year-old. Police say the young woman was a passenger in the vehicle when it hit a moose on Route 330, near Carmanville in central Newfoundland. The teenager, who has not been identified, succumbed to her injuries in hospital. The police investigation is continuing, say RCMP. […]

What’s in a word? ‘Systemic racism’ a roadblock in wake of Perry Trimper incident

In a meeting between Innu leadership and Premier Dwight Ball in the wake of controversy over then-cabinet minister Perry Trimper’s comments about the Innu, there was a sticking point: are the Innu of Labrador facing systemic racism or institutional racism? Peter Penashue, former Innu Nation chief and federal Conservative cabinet minister, said the difference of opinion was […]

N.L. reports no new COVID-19 cases with visitor restrictions set to ease at health facilities

Two health authorities announced Friday that visitor restrictions will be easing, beginning Monday. (CBC) Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 Sunday. According to a news release from the provincial government, the province’s total COVID-19 caseload remains at 262, with 258 people having recovered from the virus and three COVID-19 related deaths. With no […]

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