How cricket in N.L. has brought people together and grown over the last decade

Rahul Vashishtha, president of Cricket NL, says the local cricket community is a big part of the reason he stayed in St. John’s after graduating from MUN. (Submitted/Cricket NL) In 10 years, cricket in St. John’s has gone from a thrown-together match to a thriving year-round community keeping players in the province.  The sport was […]

Business leader calls for government to be honest about fiscal situation as House reopens June 9

Richard Alexander, executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council, wants government to plan to fix its fiscal problems now rather than wait for a new premier. (Sherry Vivian/CBC) The provincial government is reopening the House of Assembly on June 9, and for the business community says it couldn’t come sooner.  Richard Alexander, executive […]

N.L. starts June with no new cases of COVID-19

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said government will wait and see the affects of reopening in Level 3 to decided how quickly it can move to Level 2. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) Newfoundland and Labrador is starting the month of June with no new cases of COVID-19, the fourth day in […]

Privacy commissioner says government should not have deleted email related to Carla Foote hiring

In a new report, Newfoundland and Labrador’s privacy commissioner says the provincial Tourism Department deleted an email related to the Carla Foote hiring scandal at The Rooms, in addition to not being upfront about other information sought by CBC News.  The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation failed in its duty “by failing to […]

Retention a key issue as salmon season begins Monday

Leo White is president of the Salmonid Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, and said the Department of Fisheries and Oceans isn’t doing enough to protect salmon populations. (Terry Roberts/CBC) Ahead of the beginning of the salmon fishing season Monday, the president of the province’s Salmonid Council says the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ salmon strategy doesn’t meet […]

Ontario man, 68, connects with Newfoundland family he never knew

Rick Betts grew up in Ontario. Now, at 68, he’s found his Newfoundland roots, after connecting with the extended family of his birth mother, Hazel Pennell. (Submitted) The pandemic is keeping some families apart right now, but an Ontario man who was adopted has found new family he never knew before, and they’re just as […]

N.L. sees no new COVID-19 cases Sunday as May comes to a close

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador Sunday. (The Canadian Press/NIAID-RML via AP) For the third straight day, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador. According to a news release from the provincial government Sunday, the province’s total COVID-19 caseload stays at 261. By region, there are 243 cases […]

The Ode to Newfoundland, just not as you ever heard it

The cover of E.R. Krippner’s original sheet music for the ode ‘Newfoundland,’ published in 1902. (The Rooms Provincial Archives) Does your heart soar when you hear the opening phrase “When sunrays crown thy pine-clad hills”? The Ode to Newfoundland has stoked pride in generations of Newfoundlanders — but you might be surprised by the theatrical way it was […]

NONIA at 100: Legendary knitwear manufacturer has quite the history

Newfoundland and Labrador artist Donna Clouston created this image as the top part of her 2020 calendar. (Donna Clouston/Submitted by NONIA) Mention the name NONIA to a local and chances are you’ll get a smile — and a yarn about a treasured hand-knitted item.  Formally known as the Newfoundland Outport Nursing and Industrial Association, NONIA is marking its […]

No new COVID-19 cases Saturday after double-bubbles expanded

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador Saturday, as people begin expanding their ‘double bubbles’ by as many as six more people. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes) There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador for the second straight day. According to a news release from the provincial government Saturday, […]

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