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Schools expected to reopen to staff June 1, says English school district

Newfoundland and Labrador English School District director of education Tony Stack says schools are expected to reopen to teachers next week. File photo. (Peter Cowan/CBC) Schools in the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District are expected to reopen to teachers next week, according to director of education Tony Stack. In a memo sent to staff […]

18 straight days with no new cases of COVID-19 in N.L.

Restaurants have shifted to takeout and delivery options in the face of widespread closures prompted by the spread of COVID-19. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) For the 18th day in a row, Newfoundland and Labrador has reported no new cases of COVID-19.  The province’s case total remains 260. As of Monday’s briefing, the number of recovered cases also […]

Province pledges $25M to help tourism industry through COVID-19

Premier Dwight Ball says $25 million in funding will help the hard-hit local tourism and hospitality industry reopen as COVID-19 restrictions ease.  Newfoundland and Labrador’s tourism sector has been decimated by the effects of COVID-19 even ahead of the traditionally busy months of July and August. “This support will help make life a little easier during […]

N.L. stuttering group helping people find their voice in times of isolation

Allison O’Brien is a board member on the Newfoundland and Labrador Stuttering Association, and has a stutter herself. She decided to get more involved with the group following the birth of her son, Levi. (Submitted by Allison O’Brien) A support group for people who stutter on the Avalon Peninsula is helping people find their voice, […]

Getting a degree at 53: My long and winding road at university

At the age of 53, Connie Boland is graduating with a degree in education from Memorial University. (Submitted by Connie Boland) A university degree was never on my To Do List. It wasn’t on my Nice To Do List. It wasn’t on my Bucket List. And yet, here we are. If you whacked me with a […]

No new COVID-19 cases in N.L. as tennis resumes, pet groomers set to reopen

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador Sunday. Sunday marks 17 straight days without a new positive case in the province. (NIAID-RML/Reuters) It has been 17 straight days without a new case of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, with pet groomers preparing to reopen on Monday and tennis courts already getting the […]

Support growing for pedestrian-only Water Street during pandemic

During the summer of 1969, a section of Water Street in St. John’s was transformed into a promenade, allowing pedestrians to walk freely. (Remember the Old St. John’s Facebook group) Business owners on Water Street say cutting off access to vehicles will help bring people downtown — and help businesses get back on their feet. […]

N.L.’s streak of no new COVID-19 cases reaches 16 days

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador Saturday, marking the 16th consecutive day without a new case in the province. (The Canadian Press/NIAID-RML via AP) For the 16th consecutive day, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador. According to a news release from the provincial government Saturday, […]

N.L.’s streak of no new COVID-19 cases reaches 16 days

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador Saturday, marking the 16th consecutive day without a new case in the province. (The Canadian Press/NIAID-RML via AP) For the 16th consecutive day, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador. According to a news release from the provincial government Saturday, […]

N.L.’s streak of no new COVID-19 cases reaches 16 days

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador Saturday, marking the 16th consecutive day without a new case in the province. (The Canadian Press/NIAID-RML via AP) For the 16th consecutive day, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador. According to a news release from the provincial government Saturday, […]

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