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1st winter storm of the season hits Avalon, Burin Peninsula and Bonavista

The first significant storm of the season has started on Newfoundland’s east coast. Twenty-five to 35 centimetres of snow is expected to fall by early Sunday across much of the Avalon Peninsula, according to CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon. While most of the Avalon will see all snow, areas of the southeast Avalon, especially along the southern shore may see some rain […]

1st winter storm for eastern Newfoundland set to bear down today

Winter is coming, and fast. Twenty-five to 35 centimetres of snow is expected to fall by early Sunday across much of the Avalon Peninsula, according to CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon. While most of the Avalon will see all snow, areas of the southeast Avalon, especially along the southern shore may see some rain and ice mixing in, keeping amounts a little […]

Amnesty International joins call for Delilah Saunders to be put on liver transplant list

Amnesty International is lending its voice to demands that Indigenous advocate Delilah Saunders be put on a waiting list for a liver transplant. “We are deeply concerned that the decision to deny Delilah access to a liver transplant is on the basis of a policy which is discriminatory and inconsistent with Canada’s international human rights obligations,” Alex Neve, […]

1 death from E. coli after lettuce warning, health officials won’t say where

The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed that one person has died from E. coli infection linked to romaine lettuce but says privacy laws prevent it from saying where. According to an update posted to the agency’s website on Friday, 30 cases have been reported, and the investigation has expanded into Ontario, where six people reported being sick. […]

Premier Ball Offers Condolences on Passing of Mayor John Hickey

Government News Release Executive CouncilDecember 15, 2017 The following statement was issued today by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs Secretariat: Premier Ball Offers Condolences on Passing of Mayor John Hickey I, along with my colleagues in the House of […]

Public Advisory: Advice for Motorists during Anticipated Heavy Snowfall

Government News Release Transportation and Works December 15, 2017 Public Advisory: Advice for Motorists during Anticipated Heavy Snowfall The Department of Transportation and Works is monitoring Environment Canada forecasts indicating a potential for heavy snowfall and strong winds for some parts of the province over the weekend. While crews […]

Minister Crocker Announces Snow Plow Tracking Service, New Plows

Government News Release Transportation and WorksDecember 15, 2017 Minister Crocker Announces Snow Plow Tracking Service, New Plows Today, the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, unveiled a new snow plow tracking service that will help motorists plan for safer trips on highways throughout the province. The new […]

Minister Byrne Expresses Condolences on Passing of Pat Quinlan

Government News Release Fisheries and Land Resources December 15, 2017 The following statement was issued today by the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, on the passing of Pat Quinlan, a great leader in the fish processing sector: Minister Byrne Expresses Condolences on Passing of Pat Quinlan […]

Municipal Representatives to Board of Directors Elected

Government News Release Municipal Affairs and Environment December 15, 2017 The following is being distributed at the request of the Municipal Assessment Agency: Municipal Representatives to Board of Directors Elected The Municipal Assessment Agency is pleased to announce the result of the recent election for six municipal representatives to its […]

Nurses union fires back, accusing N.L. government of betrayal, bad faith bargaining

The union representing registered nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador is fired up and speaking out following controversial comments from the deputy minister of health. Meet the bureaucrat poised to shake up N.L.’s health system Union president Debbie Forward is accusing the government of bad faith bargaining and outright betrayal of the more than 5,500 RNs […]

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