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Jun 1 , 2016
Accused Drug Dealers Back In Court After $1-Million Bust
Three Ontario men charged in connection with a million dollar drug bust in the capital city earlier this week have appeared in provincial court to answer to charges.
Paul Lane Defends Himself Against Ministerís Social Media Post
Independent MHA Paul Lane has again taken to social media to respond to comments about him by his former colleagues.
Riverhead Lifts State of Emergency
The town of Riverhead, St. Mary's Bay has lifted its State of Emergency, now that water is once again flowing to residents of the Coote's Pond area.
Harbour Grace Dealing with Rat Infestation
The Town of Harbour Grace is dealing with a rodent problem in the Harvey Street area.
David Somerton Maintains Innocence in Dana Bradley Murder
Somerton was reacting to the announcement of new DNA evidence in the 35-year-old murder investigation.
Thick Fog Leaves Men Stranded near Paddy's Pond
A cold water rescue team with St. John's Regional responded and initially had trouble locating the men due to darkness and thick fog.
House Votes Against $32,000 Raise for Judges
Justice Minister Andrew Parsons was careful to point out that the essential wage freeze is not an indication of what's to come in negotiations with public sector unions.
Former Finance Minister Posts Cost-Saving Suggestions
Charlene Johnson, who now lives in Brunei, posted some cost-saving messages on Facebook, and the post is garnering attention.
War Medals to be Handed to Family of Fallen Soldier
A special ceremony will take place in Twillingate this afternoon to hand some war medals over to the family of a Royal Newfoundland Regiment soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in 1918.
Harbour Grace Courthouse Added to National 'Endangered Places' List
The courthouse was named a National Historic Site in 1966. However, the building is in terrible condition due to the deferral of routine maintenance.
'High Users of Hospital Beds' Report Looks into Returning Patients
The Canadian Institute for Health Information has released the results of its latest report, High Users of Hospital Beds, a look at patients who return three or more times within a year, and spend more than 30 days in care.
Owners Attribute 'Fort McFlurry' Success to Eight-Year-Old
Debbie McCarthy and her husband Chris own the McDonald's where the sale happened.
Buddy's Book Club Feels Pressure of Changing Technology
Trevor Murphy says the club has been changing their message to encourage literacy on different platforms.
Provincial Sports Page
Soccer scores from Wednesday
Thursday's Scores/Friday's Schedule
Penguins move on to the final; Jays beat the Yanks; Raptors play tonight.
May 26 , 2016
Questions Linger on Martin Severance, Premier Stays Tight Lipped
Premier Ball is staying tight lipped while the Justice Department investigates Ed Martin's controversial severance.
Federal Government Did Not Stipulate Levy Changes: Premier
After yesterday's federal loan deferral announcement, the Premier and Finance Minister said the best use of the allowance was changing the levy.
Unit 2 at Holyrood Generating Station Currently Offline
Unit 2 at the Holyrood Generating station is currently offline due to equipment issues discovered this morning.
Buddy's Book Club Celebrates Fifth Annual Launch
Thousands of children have participated in the program this far, and this year is seeing major growth.
Jaws of Life Used in Cement Truck Accident
Port Saunders and Rocky Harbour RCMP responded to an accident, where a cement truck left the roadway.
Eight-Year-Old Raises $1,000 with 'Fort McFlurries'
Jeffrey Critch may be eight years old, but he's already managed to contribute a lot to the Fort McMurray cause.
Teachers Express Concern About Education Cuts in Burin Rally
Teachers on the Burin Peninsula held a rally in Burin this afternoon to express their concerns about cuts to Education in the latest provincial government budget.
Animal Rescue Group Seeking Help Locating Dog in Paradise
"Bella" a brown terrier was recently rescued from Bell Island, but made an escape from the home taking care of her.
15 Local Students Receive Research Inspired Enrichment Awards
The awards ranging from $6,500 to $15,000 are presented to students who demonstrate excellence in science, technology, engineering and math.
RCMP Lay 800 Traffic Charges During Road Safety Week
RCMP had a busy Road Safety Week, stopping more than 2,600 drivers and laying 800 charges.
Contamination Scatters Bell Island Family
A Bell Island family is having a tough time finding a new place to live after their rental home was condemned.
Brace Yourself: Gas is Up and Going Even Higher
The pumps are seeing another increase today, but that's nothing compared to what's coming next week.
Brent Crude Breaks $50 Mark for First Time in Over Six Months
While prices bottomed out under $28 per barrel at the beginning of the year, Brent Crude hasn't been above $50 since November third.
Arrest Made After St. John's Armed Robbery
A man who went into the store with his face masked left with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes.
Levy Change Reactions: It's a First Step
Those reacting to changes in the Deficit Reduction Levy welcome the news, but say it's only the first step on the long path of fixing the budget.
Concerned Parents and Students Protest at Confederation Building
About 150 people attended the grassroots organized 'I Heart EDU' protest yesterday.
Charges Laid After Corner Brook Assault
The incident happened at about 2:30 yesterday afternoon on Mount Bernard Avenue.
Traditional Techniques to be Honoured at New Engineering Office
A local engineering firm is working with the Wooden Boat Museum to help preserve the province's heritage engineering.
List of Charges in Axe-Wielding, Mattress Burning Rampage
28-year-old Joshua Collins appeared in Gander court yesterday.
Coast Guard to Begin Maintenance on Sunken Vessel
Coast Guard officials are prepared to begin regular maintenance on the Manolis L, the bulk paper carrier sitting on the bottom of Hamilton Sound near Change Islands.
Filibuster Unlikely After Changes to Levy: NDP
NDP Leader Earle McCurdy says he'll consult with the caucus but the filibuster doesn't seem likely.
Ball's 43% Drop in Approval Ratings 'Unprecedented': Angus Reid
In just a few months, Ball went from a 60 per cent approval rating to just 17 per cent, coming in dead last among the country's premiers.
Funding Helps Carbonear Forge Ahead with Downtown Development
The Town of Carbonear is forging ahead with a Downtown Development Plan with some help from the federal government.
CNA to Offer Applied Degree Programs
Government says it means the college can expand its course offerings and enhance its abilities to compete in a global market.
Provincial Sports Page
Soccer, rugby
Wednesday's Scores/Thursday's Schedule
Sharks in the final; Jays win; Raptors lose
May 25 , 2016
Nalcor Received Verbal Legal Opinion on $1.4-Million Severance: Officials
Nalcor officials confirmed they sought out and received legal opinion in the case of Ed Martin's million dollar severance.
RNC Advise Drivers to Slow Down after Hydroplaning Accident
One person was sent to hospital after this accident this evening on the Outer Ring Road.
Deficit Reduction Levy Dropped for Most Residents
74 per cent of tax filers will no longer have to pay the controversial deficit reduction levy.
VIDEO: Cormorant Medevacs Passenger From Cruise Off NL Coast
A Cormorant from the 103 Rescue Squadron in Gander was tasked to remove a woman from a ship about 50 nautical miles from St. John's.
Former Premier to Chair Independent Appointments Committee
Five people have been named as potential appointees to the first edition of the Independent Appointments Commission.
Lane Stands Firm Despite Changes to Deficit Levy
Independent MHA Paul Lane says he's happy to see changes made to the levy, but it doesn't change his stance on the budget.
You Can't Quit, You're Fired!: Confusion Continues Over Ed Martin Severance
On Tuesday, the Premier said Nalcor's former Board of Directors fired former CEO Ed Martin "without cause" allowing Martin to collect the pay. This flies in the face of previous statements by the Premier and Nalcor about Martin's resignation.
Ball Drops in Polls: NL Premier Now Least Popular in Canada
Premier Dwight Ball is the least popular premier in the country according to the latest Angus Reid survey released today.
CBSA Updates Case Involving Unusual Weapons
The Canada Border Services Agency is updating a case involving a large number of unusual prohibited weapons dating back to 2013.


 

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