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No work at Country Ribbon for ‘weeks to come,’ as company preps for strike

About 300 workers at Country Ribbon will be staying home for several weeks, as the company has made the decision not to incubate eggs until after a strike vote happens this weekend. According to a memo from CEO Ian Blenkharn obtained by CBC News, the company has not placed new chicks in its barn since Oct. 5. […]

Ticket tangle persists for Hey Rosetta! December shows

Duplicate online orders, stalled web pages and lightening-speed sellouts means hundreds, if not thousands, of fans didn’t get tickets to the final shows of Hey Rosetta! — and they are hoping the band comes to the rescue. “It was pretty clear I wasn’t going to get tickets anytime soon. I’ve been a music fan for a long […]

Media Advisory: Minister Kirby to Attend Official Opening of Juniper Ridge Intermediate

Government News Release Education and Early Childhood Development October 17, 2017 Media Advisory: Minister Kirby to Attend Official Opening of Juniper Ridge Intermediate The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, will attend the official opening of Juniper Ridge Intermediate school tomorrow (Wednesday, October 18) at 1:00 […]

Transmission line on schedule despite deadly tower collapse, NL Hydro says

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro says a new transmission line from Bay d’Espoir to the Avalon Peninsula will be completed as expected in December, despite a tower collapse that resulted in the death of two linemen and an extended work stoppage. Break in procedure caused fatal transmission tower collapse: N.L. Hydro As of Monday, just a handful […]

‘It’s only a leg’: 10 years after freak accident, Bishop’s Falls man stays positive

A central Newfoundland man who lost his leg 10 years ago in a freak accident says what’s kept him going is his family, along with some stubbornness and determination. ‘I’m very proud of him. He’s my hero.’ – Phillip Lingard, Jason’s father Jason Lingard was 27 years old back in February 2007, when he and […]

N.L. sexual assault crisis hotline sees large increase in calls this year

Janet Lee and her team of volunteers have been busy this year, helping sexual assault victims and their families and even talking some down from suicide. The Newfoundland Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre has seen an increase in calls in just 10 months of 2017, as compared to totals from 2016. Calls to […]

Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Browne to Speak at CBDC Trinity Conception Annual General Meeting

Government News Release Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation October 16, 2017 Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Browne to Speak at CBDC Trinity Conception Annual General Meeting Mark Browne, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, will speak at the Community Business Development Corporation’s Trinity Conception branch Annual General Meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, […]

Media Advisory: Minister Crocker to Proclaim National Teen Driver Safety Week 2017

Government News Release Transportation and Works October 16, 2017 Media Advisory: Minister Crocker to Proclaim National Teen Driver Safety Week 2017 The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, will attend a special launch event to officially proclaim National Teen Driver Safety Week 2017 tomorrow (Tuesday, October 17). […]

Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Browne to Speak at Legendary Coasts Annual General Meeting

Government News Release Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation October 16, 2017 Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Browne to Speak at Legendary Coasts Annual General Meeting Mark Browne, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, will speak at Legendary Coasts of Eastern Newfoundland’s Annual General Meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, October 17) at […]

Ministerial Statement – Provincial Government Celebrates 25th Anniversary of MusicNL

Government News Release Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation October 16, 2017 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation: Provincial Government Celebrates 25th Anniversary of MusicNL Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to […]

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