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Licences yanked for troubled N.L. salmon farm amid revelation of 2.6M dead fish

Northern Harvest Sea Farms announced that an additional 600,000 salmon had died as a result of a mass salmon die-off at its salmon farms. (CBC) There are far more dead fish than initially reported in the salmon die-off on Newfoundland’s south coast, and the licences of Northern Harvest Sea Farms have been suspended, Fisheries and Land […]

Licences yanked for troubled N.L. salmon farm amid revelation of more dead fish

There are more dead fish than initially reported in the salmon die-off on Newfoundland’s south coast, and the licences of Northern Harvest Sea Farms have been suspended, Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne said Friday afternoon.  “I am suspending all affected Northern Harvest Seafood Farms licences and issuing a directive that requires the company to […]

Possible propane leak at Mount Pearl store sends workers to hospital

As many as five employees of Coastal Outdoors in Mount Pearl have been taken to hospital for observation after a possible propane leak, according to the St. John’s Regional Fire Department. The leak was noticed at the building on Topsail Road before 11 a.m. on Friday. Capt. Tony Renouf says firefighters responded to the suspected leak, […]

Don’t Cross Newfoundland and Labrador’s Thick Blue Line

Don’t Cross Newfoundland and Labrador’s Thick Blue Line Source: https://theindependent.ca/2019/10/11/dont-cross-newfoundland-and-labradors-thick-blue-line/Aggregated from: The Indy

Free Flu Vaccination Clinics Starting October 21

Government News Release Health and Community ServicesOctober 11, 2019 Free Flu Vaccination Clinics Starting October 21 With flu season approaching, the Department of Health and Community Services is encouraging Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to get a flu shot. On Monday, October 21, the regional health authorities will begin hosting free […]

Minister Byrne Clarifies Government Stance on Aquaculture

Government News Release Fisheries and Land Resources October 10, 2019 The following statement was issued today by the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources. Minister Byrne Clarifies Government Stance on Aquaculture I am responding to comments from Opposition Leader Ches Crosbie from earlier today related […]

Even in retirement, these N.L. teachers are still helping kids

Children’s charities in Newfoundland and Labrador got a boost this week from a group of people who’ve made the well-being and education of kids their life’s work.  At a ceremony Wednesday evening in Corner Brook, the Retired Teachers Foundation of NL donated $30,000 to seven groups, including The War Amps child amputee program, the Rainbow […]

Corner Brook seniors hit with extra bill in cottages run by health board

Some Corner Brook seniors in Western Health housing say it’s unfair that their landlord is forcing them to take on another bill. The seniors live in cottages owned and operated by the the health authority as affordable housing. Until recently, the cost of heat and light has been included in their rent. But they were […]

Nunatsiavut pilot project aims to keep Labrador’s foster children in the region

The Nunatsiavut government is testing a pilot project to recruit foster parents in Labrador and offer support to existing caregivers for the region’s Inuit children. The project aims to correct a problem outlined in a recent report from the provincial child and youth advocate that said Inuit children in need of foster care are being sent to families […]

Nunatsiavut pilot project aims to keep Labrador’s foster children in the region

The Nunatsiavut government is testing a pilot project to recruit foster parents in Labrador and offer support to existing caregivers for the region’s Inuit children. The project aims to correct a problem outlined in a recent report from the provincial child and youth advocate that said Inuit children in need of foster care are being sent to families […]

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