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Mar 5 , 2015
Accused Stabber Due in Court Today
The 20-year-old is accused of stabbing an 11-year-old boy on a crowded CBS soccer field last fall.
Gander FFAW Rally Draws 400 Against Northern Shrimp Cuts
Fishermen, their union and politicians of all stripes are standing in solidarity against more possible cuts to the inshore northern shrimp quota.
Price at Pumps Jumps Almost Five Cents
The maximum price has gone up by 4.7 cents per litre in the latest adjustment due to supply and transport cost associated with winter-grade gas.
Family Appeals for Return of Stolen Ashes
The RNC say a pickup truck, parked at the Spa at the Monastery on Patrick Street, was broken into on February 24th, and among the items stolen was a small, white plastic film cannister containing the ashes of the owner's loved one.
Outage 'Unexpected and Isolated Incident': NL Hydro
Had the new combustion turbine been available when a unit tripped at the Holyrood Generating Station, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro says a widespread power outage may have been avoided.
Nunatsiavut Government Brings Down Tenth Anniversary Budget
The budget focuses on housing issues, education, and language and culture, with $25,000 set aside to help celebrate the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Nunatsiavut Government.
Sex Work: Soliciting Reflections Events to Promote Informed Dialogues
The Department of Gender Studies at Memorial and the Safe Harbour Outreach Project are teaming up to offer a three-day event on sex work starting tonight.
City Looks for Public Input into Victoria Park Improvements
The event is planned for March 16th to discuss with area residents how they currently use the park and how they'd like to see it improved.
Local Director Wins $120,000 Women in the Director's Chair Award
Jordan Canning, whose last movie We Were Wolves was critically acclaimed across the board, has received the Women in the Director's Chair Feature Film award, a $120,000 prize to go towards her next film.
Mar 4 , 2015
Accessibility is a Right: COD-NL Launches Campaign on Parking Spaces
Coalition Executive Director, Kelly White, says the inclusion initiative seeks to educate businesses and municipalities about the regulations and best practices concerning accessible parking.
CRA Poll Shows Liberals Maintain Strong Lead
In the latest poll from Corporate Research Associates the governing PCs and the NDP have made modest gains.
Abacus Shows PCs Lag by 25 Points
Yesterday's Abacus poll shows the provincial Tories lagging well behind the Liberals by a 25 point margin.
Cause of Fatal Cartwright Fire Under Investigation
A couple was in the house when the fire was reported, say officials.
Chipman Lands Back in Jail
Justin Chipman pleaded guilty to theft, dangerous driving, and breaches today at provincial court.
Woman Accused of Armed Robbery to Face More Charges
Aleshia O'Regan appeared in court this morning via video from the Women's Detention Centre in Clarenville.
Blustery Weather on the Way
10 cm of snow is coming for much of the island.
Water Street Fire 'Under Control'
A portion of Water Street in St. John's was closed for a time this morning after reports of smoke on the fourth floor of the McMurdo Building.
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RCMP Mourning Loss of an Original Newfoundland Ranger
John 'Jack' Lafosse passed away yesterday at the age of 94 after a short illness.
Preliminary Report of Cargo Jet Accident Shows Slippery Runways
The General Service building was closed last Thursday after the jet slid into it causing significant damage but no injuries.
Gas Prices Predicted to Jump 4.5 Cents, Despite Oil
The Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices says the maximum price which can be charged for gasoline will go up by 4.5 cents a litre, and 3.7 for diesel.
ATIPPA Bill Would Make NL National Leader on Rights to Information
Reaction to the ATIPPA review committee's findings and drafted changes has been overwhelmingly positive.
Cashin Avenue Extension Closed for Pothole First Aid
Cashin Avenue Extension is closed for the next week as crews attempt to put back the pieces.
Privacy Breach Linked to Machinery Malfunction: Brazil
Transportation Minister David Brazil is assuring provincial government workers that they're taking a recent privacy breach very seriously, but the full scope of the problem is not yet known.
Brazil Surprised Poll Shows So Little Concern for Roads, Transportation
The Minister of Transportation is surprised that such a small percentage of people in our province think roads and transportation are top priorities.
Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Launches Emergency Fundraising Campaign
The Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council has launched an emergency fundraising campaign to try to keep its doors open.
Registered Nurses Want You to Know About the Care They Provide
The new media campaign celebrates registered nurses, and seeks to educate the public about their role within the health care team.
Big Turnout for FFAW Rally on Shrimp Quotas in Gander
Politicians of all political stripes stood side-by-side with fishermen and the FFAW to deliver the message that they are united on the issue.
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Hockey, basketball, curling
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Maple Leafs beat Florida
Full Investigation to be Launched into Outage: NL Hydro
Vice President of NL Hydro, Rob Henderson, says it was a variety of factors that came together that caused this morning's outage. He says Unit 1 has been offline since Friday due to an oil leak.
Metro Schools Closed for the Day, District Apologizes for Last-Minute Closures
With this morning's rolling power outages, the decision was made to close all metro area schools for the morning.
Mar 3 , 2015
ATIPPA Review Recommends Sweeping Changes, Reversals on Bill 29
Chair of the committee Clyde Wells says Bill 29 "wasn't all bad, but it wasn't all good either" at release of 90 recommendations and draft legislation.
Provincial Liberals Hold Commanding Lead: Poll
The latest Abacus data poll shows that 72% of people in the province think the Liberals will form the next government.
Missing Man Located
Police say 44-year-old David Boland, who was reported missing from the area of Virginia Place in St. John's, has been located.
Kaetlyn Osmond Ready for Upcoming Season, Ankle Completely Healed
Osmond tweeted that she is finally in the "healthy clear."
Placentia Bay Marine Safety Coalition Claims Victory, Area Pilotage to Remain Unchanged
The facilitator called off the study, and agreed to leave the pilot stations as they are.
House of Assembly to Reopen March 17th
Speaker Wade Verge has announced that the House will reopen on March 17th.
Major Privacy Breach as Employees Receive Other People's T4 Forms
At least four people who work in the Gander Municipal Affairs office received their own T4 and T4s from other employees in different departments.
Reserve Power Available as New Holyrood Turbine Comes Online
The turbine was put in place for reserve power after last year's island-wide power outages.
Wet Winter Leaves St. John's Over Budget on Salt
Despite a decline in snowfall this year, St. John's Mayor, Dennis O'Keefe, says the city is over its current snowclearing budget by about $710,000, to date.
Man Who Promised to Turn Himself in via Facebook, Sentenced at Provincial Court
Rodney Constantine was sentenced to 105 days in jail, plus 12 months probation.
Muskrat Falls Shelter Sees Delays
The independent engineer tracking progress on the Muskrat Falls project has indicated delays with certain aspects of the project. Because work hasn't been carried out on the North Spur stabilization portion of the project a site visit was not made.
New 911 System Will Not Improve Firefighter Response Times: Vince MacKenzie
The Association of Fire Services in Newfoundland and Labrador says the 911 system is a good thing for the province, but it will not improve the response time of firefighters.
Red Cross Members Recognized at Government House
Two awards were given out to Red Cross members at Government House today for Red Cross Month.
NDP Have Long Way to Go to Rebuild: Tomblin
Three people are vying for the party's top job, Chris Bruce, Mike Goosney, and Earle McCurdy.
Status of Women's Council Avoiding Photo Ops in Protest of Cuts
Executive director Jenny Wright is concerned that their group may see reduced funding. Government has given them $127,000 a year since 2011 which she says is difficult to come in line with as expenses go up.
Province in Clear Violation of Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement: Nunatsiavut Government
The Nunatsiavut Government says it cannot ignore what it sees as the province's clear violation of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement.
MUN Environmental Project Wins Regional Championship
Memorial University is one of two post-secondary institutions to have been named Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge Regional Champions through Enactus Canada.
St. John's Woman Researching Rare Cancer with Team in B.C.
Samantha Hansford's family is one of only a couple hundred around the world that have this particular form of hereditary stomach cancer.
March is in Like a Lion in Parts of the Island
March has roared in like a lion with a heavy dose of snow and high winds reducing visibility leading to several closures.

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