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N.L. heading to the polls on Feb. 13 as Andrew Furey seeks Liberal majority

Newfoundland and Labrador voters will head to the polls Feb. 13, a Saturday — a first for an election in the province. Liberal Leader Andrew Furey Furey, at a kickoff rally at Confederation Building on Friday evening, referenced the province’s ballooning debt, struggling oil industry and vast public service spending as he announced the general […]

N.L. election certain as Furey visits Government House, Liberals plan kickoff party

Liberal Leader Andrew Furey has been spotted visiting Government House — the residence of Newfoundland and Labrador’s lieutenant-governor — stoking expectations that a general election call is imminent. The visit to Lt.-Gov. Judy Foote — almost certainly to request that she dissolve the House of Assembly, paving the way for an election — follows days of increased […]

Northern Peninsula vaccines to roll out Monday; COVID-19 briefing set for 2 p.m. NT

COVID-19 inoculations are set to reach another corner of Newfoundland and Labrador, with the first people on the Northern Peninsula to receive theirs Monday, according to Labrador-Grenfell Health. Priority groups, including front-line health-care workers, long-term care staff and residents and personal-care home staff and residents, will be getting their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, […]

Mount Cashel survivor reflects on traumatic path to victory against Catholic church

After two decades fighting in courtrooms, and seven decades of fighting off triggers, one man in St. John’s is relieved to see his lifelong David vs. Goliath battle come to an end. The man, identified as John Doe #26 in court documents, sat down across from me on Thursday afternoon, just hours after learning the Catholic […]

Husky and Suncor sue N.L., claiming overpaid royalties for White Rose oilfield

The companies behind the White Rose offshore oil project are taking the Newfoundland and Labrador government to court, saying they have overpaid royalties. Husky Oil Operations and Suncor Energy are seeking a ruling from a judge that their interpretation of the regulations is correct, and would apply to “all past, current and future royalties payable” […]

Winter election? Weekend election? Here’s how things will look

Bruce Chaulk and Scott Matthews break down what it means for this year’s general election. (Terry Roberts, Mark Quinn/CBC) The rumour mill is running at full capacity about when Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey will call the next general election.  We do know, however, that election materials — ballot boxes, computers, printers, forms and office supplies […]

Winter election? Weekend election? Here’s how things will look

Bruce Chaulk and Scott Matthews break down what it means for this year’s general election. (Terry Roberts, Mark Quinn/CBC) The rumour mill is running at full capacity about when Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey will call the next general election.  We do know, however, that election materials — ballot boxes, computers, printers, forms and office supplies […]

Winter election? Weekend election? Here’s how things will look

Bruce Chaulk and Scott Matthews break down what it means for this year’s general election. (Terry Roberts, Mark Quinn/CBC) The rumour mill is running at full capacity about when Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey will call the next general election.  We do know, however, that election materials — ballot boxes, computers, printers, forms and office supplies […]

Province dangles millions, offers royalty relief in attempt to save Terra Nova oil field

The provincial Liberal government, on the eve of what many expect is an election call, has revealed a costly plan, using public money as a bargaining chip, to get the Terra Nova FPSO back into production in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore. A news release was issued after 4 p.m. on Thursday, announcing that the […]

Provincial Government Commits Funding for PET Scanner

Government News Release The Provincial Government is providing $2 million to the Western Regional Hospital Foundation to be allocated towards a PET Scanner at the new acute care hospital in Corner Brook. The announcement was made today by the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of […]

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