Announcement of vacancies in St. John’s affordable housing met with flood of applications

Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O’Leary says city council is ‘reaching our target of families who are certainly in the housing crunch.’ (Eddy Kennedy/CBC) After announcing last week that 19 per cent of its affordable housing units were vacant, the City of St. John’s says it received more than 100 applications for them. Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O’Leary said […]

N.L. launches bid for Canada Games with expected price tag of at least $45M

It’s a costly venture, but Premier Dwight Ball insists the province and the St. John’s metro region is ready to host the 2025 Canada Summer Games, and says the economic spinoff will be worth it. The event typically comes with a price tag around $50 million but boasts a $100-million boost in economic spinoffs for […]

With more Muskrat Falls delays, Nalcor CEO says he’s staying for a few extra months

There’s more uncertainty over efforts to commission the troubled Muskrat Falls project, and that means Nalcor Energy CEO Stan Marshall will remain at the helm of the Crown corporation for a little longer. “I’d like to see this at a state where the path to finish is quite clear,” Marshall said Tuesday during a roundtable with […]

Troubled history of site for proposed St. John’s bar sparks concern for residents

Developers of a proposed downtown St. John’s lounge and eatery are facing opposition — in part because of the location’s troubled past. The plans for the Brewdock Beer Bar and Eatery at 83 Duckworth St. orginally included outdoor speakers, but Coun. Hope Jamieson says that’s just one of the concerns for residents in the area. “That […]

‘I’m a f–king victim’: Philip Butler denied medical treatment during police interview

Philip Butler lay on the floor of an interrogation room, wrapped in an emergency blanket for three hours after telling police he wanted to see a doctor. On the night he was arrested, Butler told Royal Newfoundland Constabulary investigators his brother, George Butler, had stabbed him with a needle, exposed him to hepatitis C and hit […]

‘I’m a f–king victim’: Philip Butler denied medical treatment during police interview

Philip Butler lay on the floor of an interrogation room, wrapped in an emergency blanket for three hours after telling police he wanted to see a doctor. On the night he was arrested, Butler told Royal Newfoundland Constabulary investigators his brother, George Butler, had stabbed him with a needle, exposed him to hepatitis C and hit […]

Gander hospital hit by power outage, non-urgent appointments cancelled for 2 days

Central Health is implementing emergency measures after a power outage at the James Paton Memorial hospital in Gander. The hospital is running on emergency power after the main power system went down on Monday. A notice from Central Health says some services will be affected. If you are experiencing an emergency, however, the emergency room […]

Cancelled paving contract inquiry a no go, 2 others moving ahead

The provincial government is reneging on a promised inquiry into the cancelling of a contract with a Corner Brook-based paving company. “The inquiry into Humber Valley Paving will not be pursued at this point, given the passage of time and other commitments,” confirmed a spokesperson for the Department of Justice in an email on Monday.  […]

Fisheries Minister Gerry Byrne apologizes for ‘savages’ tweet

Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne says there was no racial intent behind using the word ‘savages’ in a tweet over the weekend. (Gary Locke/CBC) Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne is apologizing for using a word offensive to Indigenous peoples in a tweet over the weekend. After participating in an alumni basketball game […]

Indy Inks (24 February 2020)

Indy Inks (24 February 2020) Source: https://theindependent.ca/2020/02/24/indy-inks-24-february-2020/Aggregated from: The Indy

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