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Cardboard gingerbread house wins top prize at MUN recycling contest

Students at Memorial University in St. John’s were challenged to find creative ways to reuse common waste and turn it into Christmas decorations on Friday. McDonald’s cups, newspapers, cardboard boxes and other every day items were creatively concocted into decorations which will be used around the campus in the coming weeks.  Students competed for $1,000 […]

31-year-old arrested after stabbing in Upper Island Cove

Residents in Upper Island Cove are being told to expect more police on their streets as the investigation into a stabbing on Thursday continues. Police say a 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He was expected to make an appearance at provincial court in Harbour Grace on Friday afternoon. The victim was […]

Public Advisory: Bridge on McKenzies Brook Forest Access Road Closing for Repairs

Government News Release Fisheries and Land Resources November 15, 2019 Public Advisory: Bridge on McKenzies Brook Forest Access Road Closing for Repairs The McKenzies Brook bridge, located at the 3.7-kilometre mark on the McKenzies Brook forest access road near the Town of Glenburnie, will be closed for repairs for three […]

New Provincial Reading and Mathematics Assessment to Begin Next Spring

Government News Release Education and Early Childhood DevelopmentNovember 15, 2019 New Provincial Reading and Mathematics Assessment to Begin Next Spring Guided by the Education Action Plan, a Provincial Reading and Mathematics Assessment (PRMA) for grades three, six and nine students will begin in May 2020. The Premier’s Task Force on […]

Provincial Government Launches The Way Forward on Workforce Development

Government News Release Advanced Education, Skills and LabourNovember 15, 2019 Provincial Government Launches The Way Forward on Workforce Development The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today launched The Way Forward on Workforce Development – the Provincial Government’s plan for strengthening the province’s workforce and supporting […]

RCMP, Indigenous leaders unveil permanent sweat lodge at police HQ

A new, permanent sweat lodge at RCMP headquarters in St. John’s is a symbol of reconciliation between police and Indigenous people, said the provincial force’s assistant commissioner at its unveiling Friday. The sacred sweat lodge was used for the first time Thursday by both police officers and indigenous leaders, who came together for the lodge’s construction. […]

‘She’s just amazing’: 6-year-old battling rare form of cancer keeps on smiling

Emma Clarke, 6, is battling nephroblastoma, commonly known as Wilms, for the third time in her young life. (Submitted by Eileen Matthews) At just six years old, Emma Clarke has been through a lot more in life than most people. The Victoria, N.L., girl lives with a rare form of cancer called nephroblastoma, commonly known as Wilms’ tumour. The […]

Indy Inks (15 November 2019)

Indy Inks (15 November 2019) Source: https://theindependent.ca/2019/11/15/indy-inks-15-november-2019/Aggregated from: The Indy

Farm mentorship program grows N.L.’s food production, one protege at a time

A plan by the provincial government to increase the amount of food grown in Newfoundland and Labrador is bearing fruit — or at least vegetables. Farmers in the province produce just 10 per cent of the fruits and vegetables we eat, and the government wants to double that by 2022. One of the new tools it’s trying […]

New harassment rules for politicians still on hold after 8 months

The government is promising it will soon start debating new rules for dealing with complaints of harassment between members of the House of Assembly. Just this week NDP and PC MHAs accused Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne of harassing behaviour in the house. That was dealt with through a point of privilege, and […]

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