Search for missing St. Lawrence fisherman continues with local help and sonar equipment

The Keewatin which is owned by R.J.G. Construction is outfitted with the proper equipment with help from Fugro GeoSurveys. (Submitted by Andrew Perrot) The search for missing fisherman Issac Kettle continued on Thursday with the help of supply vessel Paul A. Sacuta, tug boat Keewatin and sonar equipment supplied by marine surveying company Fugro Geo-Surveys.  Kettle remains missing after the […]

RNC Chief Joe Boland subject of non-confidence vote by officers

In a sign of unrest on the force, the leadership of Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Chief Joe Boland is being challenged, with the association that represents most officers staging what it’s calling a non-confidence vote. CBC News has obtained a copy of an email distributed by the RNC Association that has been sent to constables, sergeants and staff sergeants, […]

Some public servants back to work next week, as N.L. hits 7 days with no new COVID-19 cases

Some public sector employees will be returning to work on Monday, as Newfoundland and Labrador moves to a new phase of its reopening plan. (Sherry Vivian/CBC) There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador on Thursday.  The total virus caseload remains 261. One person is in hospital. As of Thursday’s update, 256 people […]

N.L.’s economic picture to be outlined in fiscal update

Finance Minister Tom Osborne will provide a fiscal update for Newfoundland and Labrador this morning at 11 a.m.  You can watch the update live here, as well as on our Facebook and YouTube channels.  While COVID-19 has hit many, if not, all regions hard across Canada, this province was hit with a double whammy, when […]

Astaldi issued maximum fine, found guilty of ‘professional incompetence’ for Muskrat Falls collapse

The company overseeing construction of the Muskrat Falls powerhouse during a formwork collapse four years ago that left five workers immersed in wet concrete did not have the proper engineering permits to carry out the work, a professional review has found.  Astaldi Canada Inc. also allowed unqualified personnel to review designs and carry out inspections, […]

Environmental group releases protection plan for Newfoundland, 25 years in the making

The Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council has unveiled its long-awaited protected-areas plan for the island of Newfoundland, entitled A Home for Nature. It’s something passionate biologist Victoria Neville has been waiting more than five years to have released to the public.  “It’s essentially our legacy for our children,” Neville told CBC News. “We’re setting aside a […]

Quarter century later environmental group releases protection plan for Newfoundland

The Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council (WERAC) unveiled it’s long awaited proposed Protected Areas Plan for the Island of Newfoundland, entitled A Home for Nature. It’s something passionate biologist Victoria Neville has been waiting more than five years to have it released to the public.  “It’s essentially our legacy for our children,” Neville said over […]

As next reopening phase nears, N.L. marks 6th straight day without a new case of COVID-19

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said Wednesday it will be even more important to adhere to health measures as the public begins to move around more under Alert Level 3. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) Newfoundland and Labrador is nearing a week without a new cases of COVID-19, reporting zero new instances […]

No new reported cases of COVID-19 in N.L. as of Wednesday

Newfoundland and Labrador is nearing a week without a new cases of COVID-19, reporting zero new instances of the coronavirus for the sixth day in a row Wednesday.  The province’s caseload stands at 261 with 256 people having recovered from the virus. There have been three deaths, leaving two active cases. The provincial government has said […]

Hibernia layoffs about to begin ‘with heavy hearts,’ drilling company says

The company that directs drilling operations on the Hibernia oil platform will begin reducing its workforce later this month, according to documents obtained by CBC News. The union representing many of those workers is bracing for what it says is shaping up to be a devastating blow to the provincial economy, and to an industry […]

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