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Satisfaction with Liberal government up, according to latest political poll

More than half of eligible voters report satisfaction with the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal government under Premier Dwight Ball, according to the results of a new poll. The approval rating for the Liberals has gone up to 52 per cent, from 47 per cent this summer, in the latest quarterly results from Narrative Research’s quarterly telephone […]

Provincial Government Reaches Tentative Agreements with NAPE

Government News Release FinanceDecember 10, 2019 Provincial Government Reaches Tentative Agreements with NAPE The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has reached a tentative agreement with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public Employees (NAPE) to extend 16 current collective agreements until March 31, 2022. These agreements are subject to ratification […]

Also Serving Time: MUN prof’s new book about jails focuses on correctional officers

A Memorial University sociology professor’s new book about the realities of working in Canada’s provincial and territorial jails — including Her Majesty’s Penitentiary — suggests correctional officers face stresses similar to the ones inmates do. Rosemary Ricciardelli wrote Also Serving Time: Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Correctional Officers based on 100 interviews with correctional officers across Canada, focusing on the risk and unpredictability […]

New Labrador MHA reflects on a fall filled with ministerial apologies

Lela Evans says when she got up to speak during debate in the House of Assembly last week she was frustrated — and disappointed is the government. “I’m trying not to be disillusioned, but I think it emphasizes why we have to stand and hold them accountable,” the rookie Torngat Mountains MHA told CBC on Monday. In the House, […]

Steve Kent had city-hired consultant do personal work, says no cost to taxpayers

Mount Pearl’s top bureaucrat, Steve Kent, used a city-hired consultant to do personal work for him related to his volunteer work with outside organizations — though Kent insists Mount Pearl taxpayers aren’t on the hook for costs.  The consultant in question is Bronda Aylward, a retired economic development manager with the city. Aylward is also […]

Nothing set in stone as NLESD reviews schools for closure

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has five schools potentially up for closure at the end of the school year, but said public consultation needs to be done and nothing has been decided yet. At its public meeting over the weekend, the district issued notices of motion to close five schools as of June […]

House of Assembly – Statement from the Speaker of the House of Assembly

Government News Release House of Assembly April 16, 2019 The following statement was issued today by the Honourable Scott Reid, Speaker of the House of Assembly: Statement from the Speaker of the House of Assembly The Standing Orders of the House of Assembly were followed appropriately with respect to the […]

Public Advisory: Holiday Safety Tips – Day 1

Government News Release Municipal Affairs and Environment December 9, 2019 Public Advisory: Holiday Safety Tips – Day 1 The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is kicking off the 12 Days of Fire Safety, which offers safety tips leading up to the holiday season. Each weekday up to Christmas Eve, […]

Learn how to change a tire with the b’ys from The Outhouse

Braap braap. (Submitted by The Outhouse) Have you changed your tires yet? Are you stunned when comes to cars? Well, the b’ys from The Outhouse are here to help — but you’ll need a special equipment to get the job done. Watch The Outhouse’s detailed, step-by-step guide to changing a tire below. Read more from […]

Oscar the Grouch actually made for ‘happiest set’ ever, says N.L. actor

The man behind iconic Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch is being fondly remembered by those who had a chance to work with him. Caroll Spinney, who operated the two Muppets characters for nearly 50 years, died Sunday at age 85. Darryl Dinn, originally from Labrador City, worked with Spinney as Oscar […]

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