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Apr 23 , 2014
Child Sex Charges Against Nflder in Fort Mac
A Fogo Island man who had been working as a teacher's assistant in Fort McMurray is facing several child exploitation-related charges.
'Fairies' Reference on Billboard Promotion Raises Eyebrows
Opera on the Avalon was using the billboard to promote their upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Violent Robbery of Elderly Woman on West Coast
Last night, just before midnight, an 82-year-old woman was walking home in the area of Broadway when she was approached by a woman whom she did not know.
Prediction on Fuel Prices in
Gasoline along with heating and stove oil are looking at an expected increase of almost 2 cents per litre.
Study Suggests Space and Need for PET Scanner on West Coast
Liberal Leader Dwight Ball says the study was undertaken by the Provincial Liberal Party to separate emotion from evidence.
Muskrat to Continue Until too Expensive: Premier
At one point the hydro development was cheaper by $2.5-billion, but an independent engineer's report into the project released last week showed the dam was struggling to stay on budget.
Future of Rural NL in Jeopardy: FFAW and Government
A 10,000 tonne quota cut to the inshore fishery announced early this month will affect some 2,200 plant workers and harvesters.
Cooke Aquaculture to Process Fish in Hermitage
Nell Halse of Cooke Aquaculture says they have entered into a long-term lease to operate the plant and process farmed salmon from both Cooke and Gray Aquaculture.
Protests Planned Against Taxi Insurance Costs
General Manager of Co-Op Taxi, Doug McCarthy, says the increase is on top of one they already had imposed on them last year.
Wildlife Officials Intercept Illegal Caribou Hunt
The provincial government has imposed a ban on caribou hunting in Labrador as a conservation measure.
Opposition Parties State Pro-Choice Views
The right to life issue has made headlines since Friday when the family of the man set to be Premier, Frank Coleman, participated in a march calling for an end to abortion.
Nalcor Supports Massachusetts Clean Energy Bill
Nalcor was one of a large number of utilities to express its support for the bill.
South Coast Roads Protest Today
A protest is planned this morning in St. Albans to draw attention to what residents on the south coast say are atrocious road conditions that must be addressed.
Laid Off Group Home Employees Can Apply with Blue Sky
Three homes in Burin, Stephenville, and Grand Falls-Windsor are closing after losing out in a provincial government tendering process.
Video of Store Robbery Released
A man is said to have broken into the Orange Store on Pennywell Road in St. John's at around 5:15 am.
St. John's Clarifies Snowclearing Budget; No Surplus
Danny Breen says the budget runs from January to December. The $10-million remaining in the budget will get them through to December 31st.
Heavy Ice Slowing Seal Hunt
On VOCM Nightline, Frank Pinhorn said so far they have harvested 23,000 seals, somewhat low for the start of the season.
Tuesday's Scores / Wednesday's Schedule
Apr 22 , 2014
Future Bleak Unless Quota Distribution Changed: FFAW
10,000 tonne quota cut to the inshore announced early this month will affect some 2,200 plant workers and harvesters.
Ready to Go When Byelection Called: Coleman
The one and only PC Leadership candidate says he's ready to go whenever Premier Tom Marshall decides to step down and a byelection is called.
Marshall will Vacate Seat for Premier Designate
Though there's no PC leadership race anymore with Bill Barry dropping out, Marshall suspects he'll be staying on at least until the end of the summer.
Preliminary Hearings Set in Lorretta Saunders Case
Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry were arrested in Ontario with Saunders' car days after she went missing.
Man Arrested for Involvement in HMP Riot Attack on Inmate
32-year-old Paul Connolly is accused in the February riot that targeted Kenny Green.
Quebec Hunters Prevented from Hunting Labrador Caribou
Officers were tipped off that a group of Innu hunters from Quebec had crossed the border with the intent of hunting the threatened herd.
$18-M Announced for Central Health Centre
Health Minister Susan Sullivan announced $18-million in funding to reconfigure and expand the dialysis unit, and redevelop the endoscopy, surgical unit and labs.
Bitters at MUN Recognized as 'Green' Restaurant
Bitters is the only LEAF-certified restaurant in the Atlantic provinces.
West Coast Hospital Plan Not Yet Complete
The hospital was promised under the Danny Williams government in 2007, and while the land has been cleared for years, there's no signs of construction.
Protest Planned over South Coast Road Conditions
Spokesman Robert Organ says roads in the area are in very poor condition, and they're tired of promises and no action.
Local Marathoners Call Boston their 'Everest'
It took 4 hours and 5 Minutes, but keith Butler did what he set out to do, which was push his friend John Grant across the finsh Line at Monday's Boston Marathon.
AIDS Committee to Release Report on Needle Exchange Program
Executive Director Gerard Yetman says the demand for clean needles has increased by more than 50 per cent in the last couple of years, up from 180,000.
Government Updates Online Geoscience Atlas
An interactive mapping app has been introduced that allows investors to print custom geoscience maps, overlay multiple layers of data, and download the most up-to-date information available.
Labrador Man Safe After Snowmobile Breaks Down
His wife decided to walk 11 km to the highway to get help when her husband didn't return from a short snowmobile ride.
Purse Theft From Funeral Home
A man walked into Caul's Funeral Home on LeMarchant Road Saturday pretending to take part in a wake that was ongoing.
Another Armed Robbery in St. John's
The robbery occurred yesterday evening around 6:00 when a man armed with a weapon entered the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on Topsail Road demanding drugs.
Some Salmon Fest Acts Fall Through
Grand Falls-Windsor mayor Al Hawkins says the promoters have been working to find a headline act for the show, but they have encountered a number of problems.
Bill 6 a 'Good First Step': Teenage Councillor
Bell Island councillor Donovan Taplin is defending a move by the province to have youth appointed to municipal councils.
Identity of Man Killed in Fort McMurray not yet Released
The 27-year-old electrician was working near electrical panels on the worksite when he collapsed.
Fogo Island Makes Traveller Hot List
Condé Nast Traveller hot list is a roundup of 33 hotels that exhibit a sense of personality, intuition, and passion.
First Feed of Seal Up for Grabs in St. John's
Taylor's is set up on the Waterfront with flippers and carcass ready to go.
Gushue and Nichols Teaming Up Again
Mark Nichols left Team Gushue in 2011, and played last season with Team Jeff Stoughton based out of Winnipeg.
Lydia's Epic Journey
Lydia, the Great White shark who surprised many with a trip into Placentia Bay last fall, has crossed the mid-Atlantic trough.
Campsite Reservation Service Begins Today
The service opens this morning at 7 for Blow me Down, Dildo Run, Pinware River and Pistolet Bay.
RCMP Investigating Fatal Accident on Avalon
A 30-year-old man from Holyrood was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident yesterday morning.
National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week
St. John's City Councillor Jonathan Galgay, who had a kidney removed a few years ago, says it's important people discuss becoming a donor with their family and friends.
It's Earth Day
The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association is encouraging businesses in the province to mark Earth Day by taking some easy actions that can help save money and the environment.
Consul General of Japan in Province
Tatsuo Arai is scheduled to meet with Premier Tom Marshall and other government officials representing Service NL and the departments of Fisheries and Natural Resources.
Nain Leaves Huge Impression on Six-Time Olympian
Clara Hughes has been cycling in various parts of the country, spreading the word and initiating the conversation on mental health.
Premier Expresses Condolences on Passing of Margaret Moores
Tom Marshall says that at 108 years old, Mrs. Moores was our oldest resident and a treasure of knowledge and local history for people on the Burin Peninsula.
Forum on Getting More Women in Politics
Equal Voice will include women involved in all levels of government, as well as panels and roundtable discussions.
Multi-Million Dollar Exploration on Baie Verte Peninsula
Anaconda Mining employs 50 people directly.

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