Joe Smyth used ‘appropriate force in self defence’, report into Dunphy shooting says

The report of a judicial inquiry into the 2015 shooting death of Don Dunphy by a Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer has concluded that the officer used appropriate force. Inquiry commissioner Leo Barry submitted his report to the Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Andrew Parsons, on Tuesday morning. It was posted online a few hours later. […]

St. John’s looking into water issues, after dramatic Froude Avenue fire displaces 13 families

The effort to control a fire that destroyed 12 homes in the Mundy Pond area of St. John’s Monday evening was hampered by water supply issues, and city council is hoping for more answers today. A fire that broke out around 6 p.m. on Froude Avenue destroyed or badly damaged 12 apartments, displacing 35 people from 13 different families. The buildings […]

Ed Martin fires back at Nalcor CEO, Premier Dwight Ball

The former CEO of Nalcor refutes receiving a report detailing risks associated with the Muskrat Falls project when he was in the top job, while welcoming a review of the megaproject. “Let me be clear: I did not receive this report in 2013 … During my entire time as the CEO of Nalcor, I never once ignored risk […]

Residents safe, but water supply creates problems in battling Froude Avenue blaze

With burning embers falling on a crowd of hundreds Monday evening, three people embraced near a playground on Froude Avenue in St. John’s and wept. “I lost everything,” a woman said between sobs as she watched her home being leveled by towering flames. The resident, who declined an interview, was one of at least a […]

Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Release Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan

Government News Release Executive Council Health and Community ServicesJune 26, 2017 Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Release Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will release the Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan tomorrow (Tuesday, June 27). Premier Ball will be joined […]

Fire destroys housing units on Froude Avenue in St. John’s

Fire crews are at the scene of a fire on Froude Avenue, in the Mundy Pond area of St. John’s. The buildings are part of a multi-unit Newfoundland and Labrador Housing complex. Three buildings, containing four units each, are fully engulfed, according to St. John’s Regional Fire Department platoon chief Rick Mackey. Video of devastating fire on Froude Avenue. […]

Unanswered questions as funerals held for men killed in tower collapse

As funerals were being held Monday for the two men who died following a steel tower collapse on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula a week ago, questions about what caused the tragedy remain unanswered. “We expect to have an update in the next couple of days,” a Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro spokesperson wrote in an email to […]

Work resumes on Hebron oil platform following safety shutdown

ExxonMobil confirmed Monday that work has resumed on the Hebron oil platform following a safety shutdown related to separate incidents last week. Hebron work halted after 2 incidents on platform The company announced on Friday that operations were halted, and that a safety assessment would be carried out by the federal-provincial offshore petroleum board. The […]

They grow up so fast: Proud parents, hatched chicks streaming live on osprey NestCam

A family drama is unfolding in the east end of St. John’s, as a par of osprey care for three newborn chicks in front of an audience watching on a 24-hour live YouTube stream. The osprey NestCam was created by Newfoundland Power, and gives a bird’s eye view of the osprey — named Shanawdithit and Beaumont […]

Paul Davis: Liberals should back up claims of Muskrat Falls mistakes with audit

The provincial leader of the opposition says PCs have “nothing to hide” on the sanctioning of Muskrat Falls, adding the Liberal government’s decision not to audit the megaproject is playing politics. Following Friday’s announcement that the current cost estimate of the hydroelectric project has risen to $12.7 billion, Paul Davis took issue with Nalcor CEO Stan Marshall’s […]

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