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Father of 21-year-old student who fell into sea at Flatrock recounts harrowing tragedy

Don Jayasinghe stands near a search and rescue operation on Thursday afternoon in Flatrock, a day after his son Supul slipped on rocks near the water and fell in. (Terry Roberts/CBC) Supul Jayasinghe had just closed the books on his final exam at Memorial University. To celebrate, the 21-year-old biology student and his family strolled along […]

Cheap homes and coastal views might draw remote workers to N.L. — but will it keep them?

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Tourism Department wants you — and your laptop, and your home office — to move to the province for the long term. A national ad launched in the Globe and Mail on Saturday reveals a sun-soaked coastline and a jagged sea tower rising off the Chance Cove trail, asking readers to rate, in […]

3 mayors call on Furey for action on ‘critical’ helicopter rescue service

The mayors of St. John’s, Mount Pearl and Paradise have told Premier Andrew Furey they have been kept in the dark about efforts to reinstate helicopter rescue services in the region, despite public claims by the Newfoundland and Labrador government to the contrary. And, in a letter obtained by CBC News, they called for swift action to get […]

3 mayors call on Furey for action on ‘critical’ helicopter rescue service

The mayors of St. John’s, Mount Pearl and Paradise have told Premier Andrew Furey they have been kept in the dark about efforts to reinstate helicopter rescue services in the region, despite public claims by the Newfoundland and Labrador government to the contrary. And, in a letter obtained by CBC News, they called for swift action to get […]

Appointment of Auditor General

Government News Release Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Honourable Derek Bennett, announces the appointment of Ms. Denise Hanrahan, CPA, CMA, MBA, ICD.D, as the Auditor General effective April 22, 2021. Ms. Hanrahan’s appointment was confirmed by resolution of the House of Assembly on April 20, as per Section 4 of the Auditor General […]

Four New Properties Available for Agriculture Development under the Land Consolidation Program

Government News Release The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture is accepting Requests for Proposals for four Land Consolidation Program properties currently available for agricultural development in Reidville, Cormack, Springdale and on Bell Island. These properties are available for long-term use through 50-year agriculture leases. Details about the properties and instructions on how to apply […]

Ministerial Statement – Minister Parsons Recognizes Historic Number of Women and Gender Diverse Individuals in Provincial General Election

Government News Release The following statement was read today by the Honourable Pam Parsons, Minister Responsible for Women and Gender Equality: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today to recognize the historic number of women and gender diverse individuals who put their names forward during the 2021 Provincial General Election.  While we would have […]

Ministerial Statement – Minister Crocker Congratulates BMO Winterset Award Winner

Government News Release The following statement was read today by the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation: Today, in this Honourable House, I would like to congratulate the 2020 winner of the BMO Winterset Award, Eva Crocker. Ms. Crocker has won the award for her book “All I Ask”. “All I […]

Ministerial Statement – Minister Highlights Newfoundland and Labrador Mining Sector

Government News Release The following statement was read today by the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to highlight some of the recent success in the mining sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. Despite challenging times due to COVID-19, our mining sector continues to produce impressive results. In […]

So Moved, St. John’s: 19 April 2021

So Moved, St. John’s: 19 April 2021 Source: https://theindependent.ca/2021/04/21/so-moved-st-johns-19-april-2021/Aggregated from: The Indy

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