John Hickey, Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor, dies from gunshot injury

The family of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Mayor John Hickey says he has died of a shotgun injury suffered last weekend. ​Hickey passed away in hospital Thursday night. Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor suffers gunshot to the face while out trapping He was shot in the face while checking his rabbit snares in Labrador on Saturday, and was transferred […]

With a heavy heart, Wally Andersen takes over as mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay

While the elected mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay lies in an induced coma, Deputy Mayor Wally Andersen will sit in his place. Vigil held for Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor suffering from gunshot wound Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor suffers gunshot to the face while out trapping “It’s difficult to take over under these circumstances, but the […]

Clarenville grieving after suicide of young music teacher, mental health advocate

A Facebook post written by a young woman from Clarenville about how to support those who might be struggling with their mental health, and how to survive if you’re the one having trouble, is all the more poignant with the news that its author wasn’t able to make it through. The suicide of Victoria Best […]

Gender Neutral Birth Certificate Application Forms Now Available Online

Government News Release Service NLDecember 14, 2017 Gender Neutral Birth Certificate Application Forms Now Available Online Individuals wishing to apply for a gender-neutral birth certificate can now access the required forms on the Service NL website at www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/birth/changing_your_sex_designation/. Service NL made a policy change in September to allow individuals […]

Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Announce Bilateral Agreement on Early Learning and Child Care

Government News Release Executive Council December 14, 2017 Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Announce Bilateral Agreement on Early Learning and Child Care The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; the Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development; and the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans […]

Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Address Grand Unveiling of the New Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Riding Centre

Government News Release Executive Council December 14, 2017 Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Address Grand Unveiling of the New Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Riding Centre The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will address the grand unveiling of the Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Riding Centre tomorrow (Friday, December 15). The […]

Lighting up the night for Courtney Lake

People clutching cups of hot chocolate gathered round a tree draped with bright purple lights Thursday, talking, hugging and singing along with carols. But this was a different sort of Christmas celebration. Cortney Lake’s family to mark her favourite time of year with Christmas tree lighting The family of Cortney Lake were honouring her memory with […]

Meet the bureaucrat poised to shake up N.L.’s health system

Too many nurses, taking too much sick leave. Doctors concentrated too much in St. John’s, and not working as efficiently as they should. A health model that’s built to operate Monday to Friday, with professionals spending too much time inside institutional walls. For John Abbott, one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most senior public servants, these […]

X marks the spot: Gemma Hickey breaks new ground with gender-neutral birth certificate

Gemma Hickey woke up Thursday knowing that the day would likely make history.  Hickey was about to receive a new birth certificate — one where birth information is listed neither as female or male, but rather as X.  Gemma Hickey’s gender, previously F, is now marked as X. It makes the day just as enormous as the birthday […]

How the RNC deals with intimate partner violence

A specialized unit within the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary that’s dedicated to reducing intimate partner violence (IPV) says it tracks individuals and warning signs to keep people from being victimized. Her ex-boyfriend went to jail for raping and beating her. Now she sees him right next door This week, CBC News has explored many issues related to […]

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