Hey weatherbot, what’s the latest in Nain? Twitter account shares runway conditions

If you’re curious about the weather in Nain, there’s a Twitter account for that. The account @NainWeatherBot posts a new image of the airstrip every 20 minutes between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., displaying the latest conditions. The high-tech imaging system gives real-time updates on the YDP airstrip, thanks to a new service implemented by Josh […]

Freshwater church gets a facelift thanks to oldest man in town

Standing atop a cliff overlooking Conception Bay, the Freshwater First United Church has spent the better part of the last century being battered by wind and water. For nearly as long as the church has existed, Eric Parsons has been coming through the front doors every Sunday. After 93 years of inclement weather knocking at […]

MUN needs money, but tuition battle is ‘morbid,’ says students’ union

A budget report suggesting Memorial University increase its course tuition fee by as much as 57 per cent has the students’ union concerned, even though MUN said there’s no official plan on the table. The report from the integrated planning committee (IPC), formed in 2016 to address a $30-million budget cut, appeared earlier this week in […]

Former father-in-law suing PC candidate for $94K over Tors Cove cabin

A St. John’s area candidate for the Progressive Conservatives at the centre of an ongoing legal dispute with his former father-in-law over nearly $100,000 is receiving the full backing of his party leader. Ches Crosbie told CBC News he became aware of the lawsuit involving Mount Scio candidate Lloyd Power and Power’s former in-law, Loyola Hutchings, during the candidate vetting […]

Crosbie promises referendum on equalization, Ball says province can’t change it

It’s like Newfoundland and Labrador’s version of Beauty and the Beast’s — a “Tale as Old as Time.” “Certain as the sun, rising in the east,” as the lyrics go, equalization payments with Ottawa are a topic on the provincial campaign trail.  Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie vowed Wednesday to hold a referendum on equalization if he […]

Clarenville businessman plans to buy Terra Nova Golf Resort

A successful bidder has been selected for the Terra Nova Golf Resort, located just west of Clarenville, allowing the mayor of nearby Port Blandford to breathe a sigh of relief. CBC News has learned that Dennis Vardy, a business owner in Clarenville, will take over the Terra Nova Golf Resort pending court approval, which is […]

Indigenous issues absent from Liberals’ 1st day in Labrador

The Liberal campaign team arrived in the Big Land late Tuesday night to prepare for another full day of events, but it was lacking substance and any concrete details on Dwight Ball’s re-election plan — aside from the already announced provincial budget. Ball’s Liberals are well-positioned in Labrador with all four former MHAs seeking re-election. The leader […]

‘Heartbreaking’ to watch Pacquet church flattened in fire, says retired reverend

A small town on Newfoundland’s Baie Verte Peninsula is mourning the loss of their beloved church, which was levelled in a fire that started early Tuesday morning. “It was a terrible sight,” says Sidney Newbury, a retired reverend who lives in Woodstock, just up the road from Pacquet. The United Church caught fire early Tuesday […]

St. John’s council wants input on Rawlins Cross traffic circle

Rawlins Cross is a misshapen mash-up of lights, yield and stop signs that is home to more than 120 accidents in six years — and now, St. John’s city council is looking for public feedback on the infamous intersection. The city wanted to fix Rawlins Cross by removing the lights and closing off part of Military Road, leaving it passable only […]

Bill Matthews is a Tory again and running in this year’s provincial election

Bill Matthews is once again running for office – this time as a Progressive Conservative candidate in Burin – Grand Bank.  Matthews, who has been working for PC Party leader Ches Crosbie as his chief of staff, said he wants to be a strong voice for people living in the Burin Peninsula. “I don’t think the […]