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Brilliant Labs to Prepare Youth for Technology Jobs of the Future

Government News Release Education and Early Childhood DevelopmentJuly 17, 2019 Brilliant Labs to Prepare Youth for Technology Jobs of the Future Preparing youth for the jobs of tomorrow is critical to growing the Atlantic Canadian economy. With support from the federal and provincial governments, Brilliant Labs is creating a workforce […]

Central Newfoundland feels the heat, and there’s hope for rest of province, too

The Broadening Horizons food stand in Gander dishes out slush puppies on Wednesday as weather gets hot in central Newfoundland. (Garrett Barry/CBC) Central Newfoundland is getting any early glimpse of the hot weather to come, and on Wednesday reaped the benefits. Carter Ings, 10, was enjoying the day at the Gander splash pad. “It’s a really hot […]

Central Newfoundland feels the heat, and there’s hope for rest of province, too

The Broadening Horizons food stand in Gander dishes out slush puppies on Wednesday as weather gets hot in central Newfoundland. (Garrett Barry/CBC) Central Newfoundland is getting any early glimpse of the hot weather to come, and on Wednesday reaped the benefits. Carter Ings, 10, was enjoying the day at the Gander splash pad. “It’s a really hot […]

Oil sheen spotted offshore came from Hibernia oil platform, company confirms

An oil sheen spotted Wednesday morning in the North Atlantic came from the nearby Hibernia offshore oil platform, the company has confirmed. The sheen, initially estimated to be 20 metres by 900 metres in size, is being monitored and is dissipating, said a news release from Hibernia Management and Development Company (HMDC). The platform is about 315 kilometres southeast of […]

Liberal MP wants new Signal Hill fence torn down

Before making comments on the brewing controversy surrounding a wooden privacy fence erected at Signal Hill, St. John’s East MP Nick Whalen had to go and see it for himself. What he saw confirmed his gut feeling about the fence — it’s ugly. “I was somewhat flabbergasted,” he said. “Everyone was uniformly against it. The community doesn’t […]

RCMP take lead in search for missing passengers in fatal Labrador plane crash

The search continued Wednesday for four people missing in the wake of a fatal plane crash in a remote area of northern Labrador.  The RCMP have taken the lead role in co-ordinating the search for passengers aboard an Air Saguenay flight that crashed into Mistastin Lake about 100 kilometres west of the Innu community of Natuashish on […]

Gander says no to feral cat neutering program

The Town of Gander will not be supporting a new pilot project that has a controversial approach to tackling its growing feral cat population. The Gander Feral Cat/Kitten Rescue group had requested the town’s support for a trap, neuter, release, or TNR, program. Helping feral cats is like a 2nd full-time job for this Newfoundland […]

Pilot Gilles Morin ID’d as 1 of 3 dead in Labrador plane crash

Three people are dead, including the pilot, and four are missing after a plane crashed into a remote lake in northern Labrador. The pilot, 61-year-old Gilles Morin, had 20,000 hours of flying experience, according to Jean Tremblay, the chief executive of his employer, regional airline Air Saguenay.  Morin had been flying in and out of Mistastin Lake, where the plane’s […]

Pilot Gilles Morin ID’d as 1 of 3 dead in Labrador plane crash

Three people are dead, including the pilot, and four are missing after a plane crashed into a remote lake in northern Labrador. The pilot, 61-year-old Gilles Morin, had 20,000 hours of flying experience, according to Jean Tremblay, the chief executive of his employer, regional airline Air Saguenay.  Morin had been flying in and out of Mistastin Lake, where the plane’s […]

Media Advisory: Minister Byrne to Attend Federal-Provincial-Territorial Agriculture Meetings

Government News Release Fisheries and Land Resources July 16, 2019 Media Advisory: Minister Byrne to Attend Federal-Provincial-Territorial Agriculture Meetings The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, will attend the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Agriculture annual conference, July 17-19. The conference will take place at Hilton […]

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