Man charged with criminally harassing someone over Facebook

An ongoing case of online criminal harassment has resulted in a Conception Bay South man’s arrest. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary arrested the man and charged him with criminal harassment and defamatory libel for incidents over the last couple of months. Few details have been released, but it’s alleged the man, 44, used Facebook and phone […]

‘No hesitation’: Lewisporte firefighters save 1 of 2 dogs pulled from icy water

Members of Lewisporte’s volunteer fire department and the town manager assisted in a cold water rescue on Monday after a pair of dogs went for a walk on ice near the community wharf and fell in. Both pets were pulled from the water but only one survived.  Northeastern Newfoundland socked in with sea ice “There was […]

‘No hesitation’: Lewisporte firefighters save 1 of 2 dogs pulled from icy water

Members of Lewisporte’s volunteer fire department and the town manager assisted in a cold water rescue on Monday after a pair of dogs went for a walk on ice near the community wharf and fell in. Both pets were pulled from the water but only one survived.  Northeastern Newfoundland socked in with sea ice “There was […]

Cashing in on geek culture at Sci-Fi on the Rock

A science-fiction convention may seem like a place for fun and fantasy, but it’s also an opportunity for serious business. Sci-Fi on the Rock is now in its 11th year, and a few Newfoundland and Labrador entrepreneurs say it’s become one of their biggest sales events. The convention begins Friday at the Sheraton Hotel in […]

Northeastern Newfoundland socked in with sea ice

Heavy sea ice has jammed up against the northeast coast of Newfoundland leaving boats in many communities dozens of kilometres away from open water. “A large pack of ice came down from Labrador and filled up into Notre Dame Bay and the whole northeast coast is full of ice,” said Trevor Hodgson, the Canadian Coast Guard’s […]

Minister Crocker to Participate in Task Force on Softwood Lumber

Government News Release Fisheries and Land ResourcesApril 26, 2017 Minister Crocker to Participate in Task Force on Softwood Lumber The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, is joining with the Federal Government and other Canadian provinces to express his disappointment with the American government’s decision to […]

Media Advisory: Minister Kirby to Visit Schools in Central Newfoundland

Government News Release Education and Early Childhood Development April 26, 2017 Media Advisory: Minister Kirby to Visit Schools in Central Newfoundland The Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, will visit four schools in central Newfoundland tomorrow (Thursday, April 27). Minister Kirby will be joined by Derek […]

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2017-011 Released

Government News Release Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner April 26, 2017 Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2017-011 Released The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2017-011 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A summary of […]

Public Advisory: End of Studded Tire Season Approaching

Government News Release Service NL April 26, 2017 Public Advisory: End of Studded Tire Season Approaching The last day to have studded tires removed from vehicles is Sunday, April 30. Under the Highway Traffic Act studded tire use is only permitted between November 1 and April 30. – 30 […]

$45M insurance bill from March windstorm in eastern Newfoundland

The Insurance Bureau of Canada has tallied the cost of a March blizzard that whipped through eastern Newfoundland and says damage claims covered by insurance add up to $45 million. Hurricane-strength winds tear swath of destruction across northeast Avalon Hurricane-force winds on March 11 gusted more than 140 km/hr damaging residential and commercial buildings, vehicles and […]

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