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Jury sequestered to decide fate of police officer Doug Snelgrove in sexual assault trial

A jury is behind closed doors to decide the fate of a St. John’s police officer accused of sexually assaulting a young woman while on duty in 2014. Const. Doug Snelgrove of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was arrested in 2015, then acquitted in 2017. A year later, that verdict was overturned. The Supreme Court retrial […]

Feds pitch Atlantic Loop as grand plan for clean energy, with few details

First, there was the Atlantic Bubble. Now, there’s movement to knit the region closer together with the “Atlantic Loop,” a catchy phrase that the federal Liberals presented in the speech from the throne Wednesday, promising grand ideas about a future of clean energy in Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic Loop, however, earned just a one-line mention in the […]

Feds promise help for struggling N.L. oil workers, while province offers exploration incentives

The federal natural resources minister says help, in some form, is on its way for Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil sector, a promise that comes after months of the industry petitioning, pleading and protesting for aid. Seamus O’Regan told CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show on Thursday there were will be “clear mention” of some sort of aid […]

Help coming for struggling N.L. offshore oil workers: O’Regan

The federal natural resources minister says help, in some form, is on its way for Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil sector, a promise that comes after months of the industry petitioning, pleading and protesting for aid. Seamus O’Regan told CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show on Thursday there were will be “clear mention” of some sort of aid […]

St. John’s family struggling to get mentally ill man transferred out of squalid conditions

A St. John’s woman is in the fight of her life to get her mentally ill brother out of what she calls unhealthy living conditions. Dolores Moore said the bathroom in her brother’s apartment on Bay Bulls Road should be condemned. “It’s inhumane, actually,” she said in an interview from her backyard in St. John’s. […]

Baie Verte fined $50K for repeatedly releasing chlorinated water into salmon river

The Town of Baie Verte has been ordered to pay a $50,000 fine for discharging elevated levels of chlorine from its drinking water system into a river. Environment Canada says the town was fined after it pleaded guilty to two offences under the Fisheries Act in provincial court in Grand Falls-Windsor on Tuesday. The department says […]

Beekeepers aim to keep N.L. free of ‘devastating’ varroa mite, with new plan

Honeybees crawl in and out of a colony at Peter Armitage’s apiary in Portland, on Newfoundland’s Bonavista Peninsula. In the early morning, when the sun has yet to warm up the beehive, the insects tend to bunch close together. (Garrett Barry/CBC) Beekeepers in Newfoundland and Labrador are embarking on a training, testing and advertising blitz this […]

No new cases of COVID-19 in N.L., as doctors to give free flu shots this fall

Newfoundland and Labrador reported another day of no new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, its fifth day in a row without one, as the government laid out more details about managing daily life in the pandemic — including how Halloween will happen this year.  The report of no new cases comes just two weeks after school children […]

Andrew Furey, Charles Bown, and Tough Decisions

Andrew Furey, Charles Bown, and Tough Decisions Source: https://theindependent.ca/2020/09/23/andrew-furey-charles-bown-and-tough-decisions/Aggregated from: The Indy

Windy Wednesday: Teddy remnants bring stormy weather to N.L.

Southwestern Newfoundland is set to feel the strongest effects of post-tropical storm Teddy on Wednesday as the weather system tracks toward the island, bringing with it gusty winds, some rain, and strong waves. What was once a hurricane will make landfall in Nova Scotia this morning as a post-tropical storm and track over the Gulf of […]

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