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Pick 6 more: Expanded bubbles now allowed, as N.L. loosens COVID-19 restrictions

Effective today, households in Newfoundland and Labrador can expand their bubbles by up to six more people. New members of a bubble do not have to be from the same household, but cannot be changed once decided, the provincial government announced at its Friday COVID-19 briefing at Confederation Building.  The government first allowed for the expansion of […]

Don’t forget sunscreen or 2-metre rule for warm weekend in Newfoundland

Warm temperatures on Friday and Saturday in St. John’s mean people will be able to take advantage of relaxed restrictions in municipal parks. (Lukas Wall/CBC) Sun and warm temperatures for most of Newfoundland over the weekend will likely make for some of the nicest weather since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but there are still restrictions […]

Years before the music, Ol’ Billy Bob Boy existed as an album cover

Ol’ Billy Bob Boy is the country/bluegrass alter ego of western Newfoundland musician Bill Simms. (Submitted by Bill Simms) Years before country/bluegrass artist Ol’ Billy Bob Boy made his debut solo album, Sweltering Sun, he had the album cover ready to go.  Bill Simms created Ol’ Billy Bob Boy for an art class assignment when […]

1st new N.L. case of COVID-19 in 20 days linked to travel

There is one new case of COVID-19 in the province — ending the province’s 20-day streak of zero new cases.  The one new confirmed case is a man Eastern Health region between 40 and 49 years old.  The Department of Health later told CBC News the case is related to travel.  Contact tracing by public health officials is underway. […]

Mother of missing St. Lawrence fisherman pleads for search to continue

The close-knit town of St. Lawrence was shocked this week by the loss of four fishermen, three of them from the same family. (Garrett Barry/CBC) After the deaths of three fishermen at sea, the southern Newfoundland town of St. Lawrence is in shock, while the mother of a missing fourth man is pleading with officials to continue […]

Irving signs purchase agreement for dormant Come by Chance oil refinery

In another shakeup in the Newfoundland and Labrador oil sector, Irving Oil announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to purchase the idled refinery at Come by Chance. In a news release late Thursday morning, New Brunswick-based Irving confirmed it will acquire North Atlantic Refining Corp. from Silverpeak, with the deal subject to regulatory review and […]

St. Lawrence priest looks to hold virtual ceremony for lost fishermen

Father Nelson Boren of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in St. Lawrence says he plans to hold an online funeral service. (Garrett Barry/CBC) The town of St. Lawrence is in shock after the death of three fishermen, with a fourth still missing, but a Roman Catholic priest in the community is looking to remember the men with […]

Fishermen lost off St. Lawrence remembered as ‘the finest kind of people’

People in St. Lawrence are remembering three fishermen whose bodies were recovered, and a fourth who is still missing, who were well known in the community. (Garrett Barry/CBC) Family and friends of three fishermen whose bodies were recovered off the coast of St. Lawrence, and one still missing at sea, are remembering them as kind […]

Fishermen lost off St. Lawrence remembered as ‘the finest kind of people’

People in St. Lawrence are remembering three fishermen whose bodies were recovered, and a fourth who is still missing, who were well known in the community. (Garrett Barry/CBC) Family and friends of three fishermen whose bodies were recovered off the coast of St. Lawrence, and one still missing at sea, are remembering them as kind […]

Fishermen lost off St. Lawrence remembered as ‘the finest kind of people’

People in St. Lawrence are remembering three fishermen whose bodies were recovered, and a fourth who is still missing, who were well known in the community. (Garrett Barry/CBC) Family and friends of three fishermen whose bodies were recovered off the coast of St. Lawrence, and one still missing at sea, are remembering them as kind […]

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