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Auto supply store co-workers in St. John’s split $1M jackpot

It took 10 years, but the office lottery pool at Browne’s Auto Supplies in St. John’s finally hit the jackpot. Sixteen people from three locations in the city will split a $1-million prize from the Sept. 28 Lotto Max draw. “When I went to check the tickets, the lovely young lady behind the counter said, […]

Auto supply store co-workers in St. John’s split $1M jackpot

It took 10 years, but the office lottery pool at Browne’s Auto Supplies in St. John’s finally hit the jackpot. Sixteen people from three locations in the city will split a $1-million prize from the Sept. 28 Lotto Max draw. “When I went to check the tickets, the lovely young lady behind the counter said, […]

Auto supply store co-workers in St. John’s split $1M jackpot

It took 10 years, but the office lottery pool at Browne’s Auto Supplies in St. John’s finally hit the jackpot. Sixteen people from three locations in the city will split a $1-million prize from the Sept. 28 Lotto Max draw. “When I went to check the tickets, the lovely young lady behind the counter said, […]

‘I feel let down’: Former top civil servant ‘jarred’ by forensic audit of Muskrat Falls

The man who once led Newfoundland and Labrador’s public service during a critical period in the province’s history had no idea that Nalcor had omitted a half-billion-dollar strategic risk allowance from its cost estimates for Muskrat Falls. Robert Thompson was also surprised to learn there was just a one per cent chance that Nalcor would […]

Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Bennett to Bring Greetings at Canadian Boccia Championships

Government News Release Children, Seniors and Social Development November 14, 2018 Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Bennett to Bring Greetings at Canadian Boccia Championships Derek Bennett, Parliamentary Secretary for Children, Seniors and Social Development, will bring greetings at the Canadian Boccia Championships on Thursday, November 15. The event takes place at […]

Tuberculosis screening expanded following Nain outbreak

Health officials in Nain say screening efforts for tuberculosis are being expanded to prevent further spread of the disease, after dozens of cases have been reported. Sylvia Doody, director of health services with the Nunatsiavut government, said they’ve been working hard to follow up active cases since the death of 14-year-old Gussie Bennett in March. […]

Placentia boat owners want harbour authority dissolved

Wayne Fulford sits at his kitchen table holding a petition addressed to Ken McDonald, the MP for Avalon. It’s a request from dozens of boat owners to dissolve the Placentia Harbour Authority. Fulford, a member of the concerned citizens and boat owners of Placentia area, says the owners are worried about safety and financial accountability. Wayne […]

Couple says witless reasons at root of order to tear down chicken coop in Witless Bay

There ain’t nobody here but three chickens — McNugget, Bean and Lentil, to be specific — but the Town of Witless Bay has ordered their little, yellow coop must go. Gideon Barker and Jaclyn Humphries say illogical, backwards thinking has put a damper on what was supposed to be a quiet, peaceful move to the town, which sits 30 […]

Media Advisory: Minister Dempster to Bring Greetings at Hope in the City Breakfast

Government News Release Children, Seniors and Social Development November 13, 2018 Media Advisory: Minister Dempster to Bring Greetings at Hope in the City Breakfast The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, will bring greetings at the Hope in the City Breakfast tomorrow (Wednesday, November 14). […]

Canada Post workers back on the picket line in St. John’s

Canada Post workers at the main sorting station on Kenmount Road in St. John’s are out in the wet snow Wednesday morning to stand on the picket line. The strike began Tuesday night at about 7 p.m. It’s part of a national Canadian Union of Postal Workers rotating strike, which has so far affected many major cities in […]

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