After this wild election, both Ball and Crosbie are in rough spots

Premier Dwight Ball holds his granddaughter Antonia Ball-Barry while speaking with supporters at Thursday night’s victory party. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press ) There are bound to be some awkward conversations in both the Liberal and PC camps this holiday weekend, and I wonder how many of them will make it to ears of the respective […]

What didn’t happen in the N.L. election — and why that matters

There was no shortage of interesting results from Thursday’s election in Newfoundland and Labrador. It produced the province’s first minority government in nearly a half century. The House of Assembly will be a fragile kaleidoscope of red, blue, orange and grey. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians could be voting again sooner rather than later. But also noteworthy was […]

Judy Foote denies partisanship after Crosbie levels accusations on election night

Judy Foote is defending herself after PC Leader Ches Crosbie raised allegations of partisanship in his post-election comments on Thursday night. Crosbie said the lieutenant-governor is “constitutionally compromised” after a pair of events that recently raised questions. Foote is mandated to remain non-partisan in her role, but was pictured at an event for Ontario Liberal […]

Graham Veitch thought killing David Collins ‘right thing to do,’ psychiatrist says

A forensic psychiatrist who interviewed Graham Veitch told a St. John’s courtroom the 21-year-old killed David Collins because he believed it was the right thing to do.  Dr. Nazir Ladha, who interviewed the accused and reviewed statements from several family members, police, and acquaintances, said Veitch exhibits classic symptoms of schizophrenia.  “Graham did not appreciate the […]

Ches Crosbie is not talking — neither is Dwight Ball. But this MHA is back to work

It’s 10:30 a.m. on Friday, less than a day after a victorious election, but Paul Lane isn’t home celebrating. “I have five files on my desk right now,” said Lane, one of two unaffiliated candidates elected in the Newfoundland and Labrador 2019 election.  In his office at Confederation Building, Lane scrolls through Facebook and answers messages from […]

Moncton Magic sweep injury-plagued St. John’s Edge in finals

The season is over for the St. John’s Edge, after a heartbreaking, high-scoring 130-120 loss Thursday night to the Moncton Magic at Mile One Centre. It was the fourth-straight loss for the Edge, who were swept by the Magic in the National Basketball League of Canada finals.  This was the Edge’s first time playing in the […]

Public Advisory: Residents Encouraged to Use Safe Camping Practices

Government News Release Municipal Affairs and Environment May 17, 2019 Public Advisory: Residents Encouraged to Use Safe Camping Practices The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is encouraging all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to use safe camping practices while enjoying time with family and friends during the Victoria Day long weekend. […]

Public Advisory: Victoria Day Weekend Signals Start of Summer Tourism Season

Government News Release Tourism, Culture, Industry and InnovationMay 17, 2019 Public Advisory: Victoria Day Weekend Signals Start of Summer Tourism Season The 2019 summer tourism season starts this Victoria Day Weekend with the opening of Visitor Information Centres, Provincial Historic Sites and some Provincial Parks throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. […]

Public Advisory: Government Monitoring Water Levels at Mud Lake Road

Government News Release Municipal Affairs and EnvironmentTransportation and Works May 17, 2019 Public Advisory: Government Monitoring Water Levels at Mud Lake Road Local residents of Mud Lake and Happy Valley-Goose Bay are advised that the Provincial Government is monitoring elevated water levels on Mud Lake Road. There is currently […]

Cabinet ministers Letto and Hawkins among 9 defeated Liberals

Cabinet ministers Graham Letto and Al Hawkins were both defeated in Thursday’s election. (CBC) Two prominent cabinet ministers were knocked out of office Thursday night in Newfoundland and Labrador’s election, with seven other members of the caucus also being served pink slips. In Labrador West, Municipal Affairs Minister Graham Letto lost to New Democrat Jordan […]

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