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Hardware store fighting plastic bags with old jam jars

In just about every garage or shed, you’ll find old jars filled with nails and screws. Now, you’ll find the same thing at Home Hardware in Manuels, in Conception Bay South, N.L. Right above the bins with all the loose hardware, there’s a shelf full of used glass jars of every shape and size. Customers […]

High-performing Muskrat contractor hindered by Astaldi fallout, inquiry told

Fallout from the eviction of Astaldi from the Muskrat Falls project last fall is slowing the work of one of the highest-performing contractors on the project, the public inquiry investigating the project has learned. And changes to the work have also driven up the cost of the contract awarded to Cahill-Ganotec, electrical engineer and project manager Tim […]

Ministerial Statement – New App Helps Adventurers Prepare for Outdoor Excursions

Government News Release Justice and Public Safety March 20, 2019 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety: New App Helps Adventurers Prepare for Outdoor Excursions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand today to spread […]

Provincial Government Recognizes National Nutrition Month

Government News Release Children, Seniors and Social DevelopmentMarch 20, 2019 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development: Provincial Government Recognizes National Nutrition Month Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize March as National […]

Minister Mitchelmore celebrates Province’s Francophone and Acadian Community

Government News Release Tourism, Culture, Industry and InnovationMarch 20, 2019 Minister Mitchelmore celebrates Province’s Francophone and Acadian Community The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs, today highlighted some examples of the vitality of the Francophone and Acadian community on International […]

Public Advisory: Deadline to Participate in Sprinkler Fitter Trade Survey Extended

Government News Release Advanced Education, Skills and Labour March 20, 2019 Public Advisory: Deadline to Participate in Sprinkler Fitter Trade Survey Extended At the request of industry representatives, the deadline to provide input in response to an application from industry stakeholders requesting to designate Sprinkler Fitter as a compulsory certified […]

Hate not tolerated in St. John’s, mayor says in wake of New Zealand attacks

The City of St. John’s has been sending out far too many messages of condolence lately, according to Mayor Danny Breen, who, along with other members of council, spoke passionately about combating intolerance and hate during Tuesday’s meeting. St. John’s city council began and ended with comments of support for the Muslim community at large […]

Charges pending against elementary school principal accused of assaulting children in C.B.S.

The principal of Admiral’s Academy in Conception Bay South will be charged in connection with alleged assaults on students, according to emails obtained by CBC News and sources involved in the investigation. Robin McGrath was arrested last month, though charges have yet to be filed at provincial court in St. John’s. “District has been advised that the […]

Nalcor hires former deputy minister as ‘global leader’ offshore consultant for $337K

A former deputy minister for the Department of Natural Resources was recently awarded a $337,000 consulting contract without competition by Nalcor, prompting scrutiny from the Opposition in the House of Assembly Tuesday. Aberdeen International Associations, co-directed by Gordon McIntosh — who worked alongside Minister Siobhan Coady in 2016 and helped design the province’s offshore plan — was recently awarded […]

Nalcor hires former deputy minister as ‘global leader’ offshore consultant for $337K

A former deputy minister for the Department of Natural Resources was recently awarded a $337,000 consulting contract without competition by Nalcor, prompting scrutiny from the Opposition in the House of Assembly Tuesday. Aberdeen International Associations, co-directed by Gordon McIntosh — who worked alongside Minister Siobhan Coady in 2016 and helped design the province’s offshore plan — was recently awarded […]

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