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Ed Martin not shying away as Muskrat Falls inquiry begins

Ed Martin wasn’t on the witness stand but he was still front-and-centre as the Muskrat Falls public inquiry began Monday with hearings in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The man with the trademark silver hair took notes and looked on intently as an international expert explained how extravagant costs and schedule overruns are more the rule than the […]

Provincial Products and Services Showcased at Hospital Procurement Business-to-Business Event

Government News Release Transportation and WorksSeptember 17, 2018 Provincial Products and Services Showcased at Hospital Procurement Business-to-Business Event More than 90 participants representing 53 firms gathered today at Canada Games Place in Corner Brook to meet with the two teams competing to build the new 164-bed Western Memorial Regional Hospital […]

Media Advisory: Summit on Criminal Justice System on Burin Peninsula

Government News Release Justice and Public Safety September 17, 2018 Media Advisory: Summit on Criminal Justice System on Burin Peninsula The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, will deliver opening remarks at a justice summit tomorrow (Tuesday, September 18) at 9:00 a.m. The […]

Retrial for accused killer Steven Neville draws 400 potential jurors

A retrial for Steven Miller, who is accused of second-degree murder and attempted murder, saw more than 400 people report for jury duty Monday morning in St. John’s. The prospective jurors filled three courtrooms, and listened to instructions from Justice Robert Stack, both in person in courtroom number one and via video screen in the […]

Think twice before launching hydroelectric megaprojects, expert tells Muskrat Falls inquiry

The first expert to provide testimony at the Muskrat Falls inquiry Monday painted a troubling picture of the history of hydro dam construction around the world, and suggested the lessons of the past have not been learned. His testimony kicked off what will be 100 days of public hearings for the inquiry, which is probing […]

Provincial Government Invests in Tourism Season Extension Program

Government News Release Tourism, Culture, Industry, InnovationSeptember 17, 2018 Provincial Government Invests in Tourism Season Extension Program The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced $144,800 towards the continuation of the tourism season expansion initiative through exciting season extension festivals and events. This funding […]

Deadline to Apply for Job Creation Partnerships is September 28

Government News Release Advanced Education, Skills and LabourSeptember 17, 2018 Deadline to Apply for Job Creation Partnerships is September 28 Applications to the Provincial Government’s Job Creation Partnerships Program are being accepted until Friday, September 28. The Job Creation Partnerships Program supports job creation and economic growth throughout Newfoundland […]

Media Advisory: Ministers to Address Southern Labrador Development Association AGM

Government News Release Transportation and WorksChildren, Seniors and Social Development September 17, 2018 Media Advisory: Ministers to Address Southern Labrador Development Association AGM The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, and the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, will address the Southern Labrador Development […]

Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor calls loss of grocery store blow to community

The mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay says the loss of a local grocery will have big effect on the community — but the store will come back. Early Saturday morning, fire gutted NorthMart on Hamilton River Road. “They are one of the two largest grocery stores in our area, and to have them shut down, it’s […]

Targa contestant flips car on first day of race

A team in Targa Newfoundland 2018 flipped their car during the first day of the auto race on Sunday. A video posted to Facebook shows a vehicle rounding a corner in Flatrock, hitting the shoulder and flipping end over end before coming to rest on the roof. People run towards the car, waving down other […]

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