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Philip Butler found not guilty of 2nd-degree murder after 2 days of deliberations

Philip Butler began weeping as soon as the jury foreperson delivered the verdict — not guilty. A rush of emotions came over the 37-year-old Saturday morning as he realized he could walk away from the courthouse with his family, and not spend the next 25 years with a murder conviction hanging over his head. There […]

Jury heads into 2nd day of deliberations in Philip Butler trial

A stressful day came and went without a verdict at Philip Butler’s second-degree murder trial on Friday. The six men and six women returned to the courtroom around 1 p.m. with a question for the judge. Members of the media were not allowed inside. After about 45 minutes, they headed back into the jury room and began […]

FED UP | N.L.’s fall from grace on food insecurity record ‘disturbing’

Food policy expert Valerie Tarasuk doesn’t mince words when it comes to how Newfoundland and Labrador has slipped in terms of people going hungry.  “It’s really quite disturbing,” she says. Food insecurity is the struggle to afford food or have access to food. Tarasuk, a professor at the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Toronto, […]

From Mexico to Marble: New Canadians experience downhill skiing in Steady Brook

There was no stopping Georgina Perez Vera, who moved to Corner Brook from Mexico to work at a local restaurant. Following a couple runs on Marble Mountain’s bunny slope, she headed for the top of the hill. (Troy Turner/CBC) It’s not a landscape you can readily find in Mexico. Chest-deep snow, lifts that climb you […]

A coalition government in N.L.? Not much to see here, say party leaders

PC Leader Ches Crosbie and NDP Leader Alison Coffin refused to shed much light Friday on reports that serious talks are underway to form a coalition government in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Liberal caucus also issued a statement to some journalists Friday, calling reports that some Liberal MHAs were part of those talks “false and misleading.” […]

Supreme Court of Canada dismisses N.L. appeal to hear mining lawsuit outside of Quebec

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal by Newfoundland and Labrador to strike parts of a lawsuit by two Innu Nations in Quebec against mining giant Rio Tinto. The Innu First Nations of Uashat mak Mani-utenam and Matimekush-Lac John are seeking $900 million in compensation from the Iron Ore Company of Canada, which […]

Minimum wage to rise to at least $12.65 through 4 increases beginning in April

The provincial government announced four increases to minimum wage on Friday, set to come into effect between April 1, 2020 and Oct. 1, 2021. Two of those increases are scheduled to fall in line with national consumer price index, or inflation, while two others aren’t explained in government’s Friday news release.  The announcement comes just days after outgoing […]

Deflated but Unbroken, Dwight Ball Finally Bounces

Deflated but Unbroken, Dwight Ball Finally Bounces Source: https://theindependent.ca/2020/02/21/deflated-but-unbroken-dwight-ball-finally-bounces/Aggregated from: The Indy

The Dwight Ball Exit Interview

The Dwight Ball Exit Interview Source: https://theindependent.ca/2020/02/21/the-dwight-ball-exit-interview/Aggregated from: The Indy

George Butler was not a suspect in death of Anne Norris witness

A piece of evidence the jury will use to decide whether Philip Butler was justified in killing his older brother, George Butler, appears to be rooted in a lie.  Philip Butler and Darlene Squires both said George Butler took credit for the death of a witness in a murder trial who was found in St. John’s harbour on April 9, 2018. The […]

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