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Media Advisory: Minister Mitchelmore to Speak at 32nd ArtsNL Arts Awards Gala

Government News Release Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation April 19, 2017 Media Advisory: Minister Mitchelmore to Speak at 32nd ArtsNL Arts Awards Gala The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, will speak at the 32nd ArtsNL Arts Awards Gala tomorrow (Friday, April 28). The event begins […]

Media Advisory: Event Postponed Due to Weather

Government News Release Education and Early Childhood Development April 27, 2017 Media Advisory: Event Postponed Due to Weather The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, was scheduled to bring greetings at the Central Region Heritage Fair in Gander tomorrow (Friday, April 28). The event has now […]

A bounty of bergs: Ice patrol counts 670 in shipping lanes

Transatlantic shipping off the coast of Newfoundland hasn’t been the same since that vicious wind storm that struck in mid-March. Before the storm brought three days of hurricane-force winds to some parts of the island, there were hardly any icebergs to speak of — but that quickly changed. “In a one-week period we went from 37 icebergs in […]

15 overdoses, 1 death in last two weeks prompt warning from Eastern Health

Eastern Health is warning the public after 15 people on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula overdosed in the last two weeks. One young person has died.  The health authority held a press conference on Thursday, urging the public to be on high alert and to use extreme caution if consuming illicit drugs. Killer drugs: N.L. death count rose to […]

15 overdoses in 2 weeks in relation to drug sold as heroin, Eastern Health says

Eastern Health is warning the public after 15 people on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula overdosed in the last two weeks. One person has died.  The health authority issued a news release Thursday noting an increase in the number of overdoses related to an opioid being sold as heroin in the St. John’s area. “Eastern Health is asking the […]

Supreme Court of Canada orders trial in long-standing Hickman Equipment fraud case

It appears the longest running fraud case in Newfoundland and Labrador’s history will go to trial after all. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has ruled the men at the centre of the multi-million dollar Hickman Equipment scandal should have to face a judge. Crown appeals Hickman Equipment decision to Supreme Court of Canada Court of Appeal […]

‘Playing politics with people’s lives’: Retired Crown Lands employee blasts office relocation plan

The decision to relocate the Crown Lands branch of the newly created Department of Fisheries and Land Resources from St. John’s to Corner Brook is a political move designed to benefit Premier Dwight Ball and other west coast MHAs, says a retired employee. Nearly 300 jobs cut as N.L. looks to make ‘flatter, leaner’ civil service […]

MUNFA Box

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CUPE Box

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Workers’ safety is a national disgrace

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.                                                                 –Tacitus Every time a police officer is killed on the job, it makes […]

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