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Sometimes failure is the best thing that can happen in life

I’ve been through a lot of “failures” in my life. I failed out of post-secondary three separate times, was fired from jobs, and had to take out loans to get by. These things are considered to be huge no-nos in life; giant failures that you’re supposed to never ever experience. But if it weren’t for these failures I would never […]

NDP still clinging to 5-vote victory in Labrador West following official addition of vote tally

An NDP candidate in the Labrador West district is still hanging on to a five-vote victory over a Liberal cabinet minister after an official addition of the votes cast in Thursday night’s provincial election. That means Bruce Chaulk, the province’s chief electoral officer, will be requesting an official judicial recount of the ballots in the next […]

SmartICE opens Nain production centre for ice-measuring tech

SmartIce is one step closer to making ice travel safe for residents of northern Canada. The not-for-profit social enterprise — Sea-ice Monitoring And Real-Time Information for Coastal Environments, or SmartICE — opened its northern production centre in Nain this week. The centre will train and employ people 18 to 30 years old to manufacture its SmartBuoy technology in […]

Is May 2-4 weather in N.L. actually the worst?

Ahh, spring. The chirping birds, the bursting buds, the slap of wet snow on the camper windshield. “It’s the traditional May 2-4 weekend for sure in Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Rodney Barney, a meteorologist at the weather office in Gander. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/nlwx?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#nlwx</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/a_brauweiler?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@a_brauweiler</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/weathernetwork?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@weathernetwork</a> ….sitting here in Terra Nova National Park watching the […]

Possible WW II mortar discovered in St. John’s backyard

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in St. John’s handled an unusual call in the city’s east end Saturday, following a report that a possible explosive was unearthed.  The RNC’s Explosive Disposal Unit responded at 10 a.m. to a residence in the East White Hills Road area. A homeowner had been digging in their backyard, and discovered what they believed […]

A compromised Judy Foote? Let’s talk about Ches Crosbie, hyperbole and selective memory

Ches Crosbie’s assertion that Lt-Gov. Judy Foote is “constitutionally compromised” is a serious exaggeration, and overlooks the fact that Crosbie’s own father often ignored the non-partisan expectation of the Queen’s representative in Newfoundland and Labrador when the senior Crosbie held the post. There, I’ve said it. Now to explain. Crosbie and the Tories finished second in […]

Flood warnings issued after water levels spike in Lower Churchill River

A measuring stick used to monitor the river off Mud Lake is no longer submerged. (Jacob Barker/CBC) Water levels have spiked in the Lower Churchill River, prompting flood warnings from government officials. The Department of Environment and Municipal Affairs first issued a warning for the Mud Lake Road area on Saturday afternoon. A warning for the community of […]

Flood warning issued after water levels spike in Lower Churchill River

(Trevor Edmunds/Facebook) Water levels have spiked in the Lower Churchill River, prompting a flood warning from government officials. The warning was issued Saturday afternoon for the Mud Lake Road area of the river by the Department of Environment and Municipal Affairs. “Crews are ready to implement temporary safety measures as necessary. Residents are reminded to […]

He used to be bullied for his stutter. Now this N.L. broadcaster is up for a national award

His job title is program director, but Steve Hiscock pretty much does it all at the Burgeo Broadcasting System. And he overcame a huge hurdle in order to get where he is today. After five years at the station, his skills both in front of and behind the camera and microphone have earned him a […]

Public library serving up a different kind of 6-pack for long weekend

People in the St. John’s area heading out to the cabin for a long weekend this summer can now pick up a six-pack (of books) at the library. The A.C. Hunter Library calls it the Cabin Six-Pack Grab-N-Go, and kits are available for a six-week checkout period. “Part of what we were thinking was, OK, there’s six […]

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