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N.L. has 1 new case of COVID-19 as testing numbers pick up

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday in the Eastern Health region of the province.  The new case, a man between 20 and 39 years old, is related to international travel, according to a Department of Health media release.  The province also recorded one new recovery on Sunday, also in the Eastern Health […]

Lockdown ‘survival mode’ leaves parents of young children struggling with mental health

A mother of three young children in the St. John’s area is struggling with the competing demands of parenting and career. ‘No one really has their alone time,’ she says of lockdown life. (CBC) The long days of Alert Level 5 in eastern Newfoundland are testing the limits of some parents of young children, as […]

Lockdown ‘survival mode’ leaves parents of young children struggling with mental health

A mother of three young children in the St. John’s area is struggling with the competing demands of parenting and career. ‘No one really has their alone time,’ she says of lockdown life. (CBC) The long days of Alert Level 5 in eastern Newfoundland are testing the limits of some parents of young children, as […]

N.L. reports 2 new cases of COVID-19 as active case count dips to 87

There are two new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday, both are in the Eastern Health region and are contacts of previously known cases. The new cases, a male and a female, are in their 40s.  Another 28 people have now recovered — all in the Eastern Health region, except for one in the […]

Teacher recovering from COVID-19 hopes her story shows importance of health guidelines

One of the teachers at Mount Pearl Senior High who contracted COVID-19 is now on the mend, looking forward to getting back to a job she loves, and hopes sharing her story will show how important it is to follow public health guidelines. Erin Noseworthy is a French immersion teacher at the school at the […]

N.L. is stuck in the mud, and it’s time get serious about policy reform

Stephen Tomblin taught political science for many years at Memorial University in St. John’s. He is now professor emeritus. (CBC) This column is an opinion by Stephen Tomblin. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by public policy. Public policy is about building […]

For first time in a month, N.L. reports a single new case of COVID-19

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald laughs while answering a question at Friday’s briefing. The chief medical officer of health said Newfoundland and Labrador’s COVID-19 landscape has improved considerably in the last few weeks. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) Newfoundland and Labrador reported only one new case of COVID-19 on Friday, a person in the Eastern Health region who is a […]

Widespread discontent with N.L. election call, and Elections NL itself, survey suggests

Results from an online survey indicate widespread unhappiness over the decision to hold a provincial election prior to mass vaccination in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as overwhelming disapproval of Elections NL’s handling of the entire process. Following the election’s postponement due to last month’s COVID-19 outbreak and a return to Alert Level 5, CBC’s Vote […]

Elections NL failing to provide promised support for Indigenous voters, candidates say

A couple of candidates in the upcoming Newfoundland and Labrador election are concerned about the fact that not all election materials are available in the necessary Indigenous languages. (CBC) Two candidates in Labrador are disappointed that Elections NL has reneged on a commitment to distribute materials in Indigenous languages for voters who need them. According […]

MUN’s Black Student Association wants to bring education beyond February

The end of February marked the end of Black History Month, but a group of students hopes their video series exploring racism and what it’s like to be Black in Newfoundland and Labrador will raise awareness and encourage anti-racism learning all year long. John Mweemba of Memorial University’s Black Student Association says this year’s pandemic lockdown made it […]