Placentia boat owners want harbour authority dissolved

Wayne Fulford sits at his kitchen table holding a petition addressed to Ken McDonald, the MP for Avalon. It’s a request from dozens of boat owners to dissolve the Placentia Harbour Authority. Fulford, a member of the concerned citizens and boat owners of Placentia area, says the owners are worried about safety and financial accountability. Wayne […]

Couple says witless reasons at root of order to tear down chicken coop in Witless Bay

There ain’t nobody here but three chickens — McNugget, Bean and Lentil, to be specific — but the Town of Witless Bay has ordered their little, yellow coop must go. Gideon Barker and Jaclyn Humphries say illogical, backwards thinking has put a damper on what was supposed to be a quiet, peaceful move to the town, which sits 30 […]

Media Advisory: Minister Dempster to Bring Greetings at Hope in the City Breakfast

Government News Release Children, Seniors and Social Development November 13, 2018 Media Advisory: Minister Dempster to Bring Greetings at Hope in the City Breakfast The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, will bring greetings at the Hope in the City Breakfast tomorrow (Wednesday, November 14). […]

Canada Post workers back on the picket line in St. John’s

Canada Post workers at the main sorting station on Kenmount Road in St. John’s are out in the wet snow Wednesday morning to stand on the picket line. The strike began Tuesday night at about 7 p.m. It’s part of a national Canadian Union of Postal Workers rotating strike, which has so far affected many major cities in […]

Paradise councillor Paul Dinn wins PC nod for Topsail-Paradise byelection

Paul Dinn is a councillor for the Town of Paradise and now the candidate for the Progressive Conservatives in a provincial byelection. (Town of Paradise) It was a close race, but Paul Dinn came out on top in the fight for the right to run for Progressive Conservatives in an upcoming byelection for the district of […]

Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Finn to Participate in World Diabetes Day Ceremony

Government News Release Health and Community Services November 13, 2018 Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Finn to Participate in World Diabetes Day Ceremony John Finn, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Community Services, will join the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Newfoundland and Labrador, for a ceremony recognizing World Diabetes Day tomorrow […]

Teen struck at crosswalk outside high school says she’s ‘really lucky’ it wasn’t worse

Katherine Taylor-Hood said her mind went completely blank as soon as she was hit. “You think absolutely nothing,” she said. “I just followed through. I had to let it happen, so I rolled.” There was no time for fear even, you just had to go with it.– Katherine Taylor-Hood The 15-year-old says she was on her […]

Toronto law firm won’t be answering questions on N.L. government bullying investigation

The law firm that helped conduct bullying and harassment investigations in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly will not be defending their work in person. Rubin Thomlinson has turned down the provincial government’s invitation to take questions in the House of Assembly on the reports it filed on former Liberal cabinet ministers Eddie Joyce and Dale […]

Former Hydro VP defends decision to exclude conservation savings from isolated grid costs

The controversial decision to exclude the potential benefits of conservation strategies on the island’s future electricity needs in the lead-up to sanctioning of Muskrat Falls was defended Tuesday by a former executive with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. “Because it’s an isolated system, you don’t have the luxury of knocking on your neighbour’s door when you […]

‘Revenge porn’ legislation being introduced to N.L.

The Newfoundland and Labrador government wants to bring in a law to protect victims who have intimate images shared without their consent. Justice and Public Safety Minister Andrew Parsons will introduce the Act Respecting the Protection of Intimate Images. It will be add legal options for people who have had private, sensitive images — often […]

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