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Apr 28 , 2016
List of Libraries Slated for Closure Released
A list of 54 libraries, including those in municipal buildings and schools, has been released.
St. John's Man Facing Lengthy Jail Time for Crime Spree
27-year-old Sean Frampton pleaded guilty to 20 charges.
Regulation Announcement Marks Win for Midwives
The new midwifery regulations announced today will come into effect on September 30.
RCMP Continue Investigation into Carbonear Fire
Harbour Grace RCMP are looking to speak with witnesses of Sunday morning's fire.
Burin RCMP Investigating Two Break and Enters Over Last 24 Hours
Burin RCMP are investigating two break and enters over the last 24 hours, in the area of Marystown.
Oxycodone, Morphine, Fentanyl Taken in Armed Robbery
RNC is searching for a man responsible for an armed robbery in CBS yesterday afternoon.
New Website Will Help Show Impact of Budget: Bennett
Bennett says the website will allow low income earners in particular to input their income and see exactly how the changes made in the budget will impact them.
Workers Killed and Injured Honoured at Confederation Building
Union representations, government, and family gathered today to remember those injured or killed in workplace incidents.
Business Confidence Continues to Slide
Vaughn Hammond says 2016 has been tough for small business in the province.
Premier Aims to Have Blind Trust by End of Month
Premier Ball says he aims to have a blind trust established for Sundara development by the end of the month.
Candlelight Vigil for 5-Year-Old Carbonear Girl Tonight
Today, students all over the province are pausing to remember Quinn Butt who died on Sunday morning.
LUMUN Denounces Provincial Austerity Budget
The Lecturers' Union of MUN is the latest group denouncing the provincial government's austerity budget.
VIDEO: Armed Robber Hits Stockwood's
Police were called to the store at about 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday night.
Good News for Carbonear Man Caught Without Denture Plan
An elderly Carbonear man can no longer get dentures due to budget cuts, however his teeth have already been removed for the procedure.
Day of Action Protest Set for Friday in St. John's
The protest will start at the Avalon Mall and march to the Confederation Building.
Premier, Former Union Leader Spar on Open Line
Former Union President at Wabush Mines, Jim Skinner confronted the Premier on Open Line today.
Mechanics Call for Return of Mandatory Vehicle Inspections
Don Matthews of the Automobile Dealers Association agrees with calls to have mandatory inspections reinstated.
Attempted Home Invasion in Centre City Area
The RNC have another attempted home invasion under investigation.
CBS Police Chase Ends in Arrest
A report of a disturbance in CBS around midnight last night resulted in police having to chase down the suspect before they could arrest him.
April is the Cruellest Month: Most Snow of the Winter Fell in Spring
Winter kept us warm, but after yesterday's fall this month was officially the snowiest April in 15 years.
Gas and Diesel Up, Propane Down
The maximum price of fuel at the pumps has gone up this week as forecast by the Consumer Group For Fair Gas prices.
Budget Protests Missing the Point, says Financial Consultant
Josh Taylor says the entire province is to blame for the current fiscal situation for pushing for expanded services beyond our means.
Library Board Chair Hopes Cuts Will Help Improve Service
Library Board Chair, Cal Taylor says money saved by closure of other libraries will help improve service at remaining sites.
Opposition Slams Library Cuts
Tory education critic David Brazil calls the moves a direct attack on literacy in this province, while NDP critic Lorraine Michael says cutting libraries means losing more than just books.
NLTA Concerned with Mixed-Grade Classrooms
In a memo to teachers, NLTA President Jim Dinn says in September, there will be 135 classrooms in 70 schools and as many as 2,400 students in the province that have never been multi-graded before.
Budget Leaves Communities Afraid for Future: Town Hall
The NDP held a town hall meeting last night at St. Teresa's Hall in St John's to hear from residents about the effects of the recent budget.
Forty Year Career was 'Amazing Journey' says Retiring Fire Captain
Stories of Captain Rene Perrin's career at a retirement party, yesterday.
Apr 27 , 2016
Over Half of NL Libraries Closing Over Next Two Years
64 jobs will be affected as 54 libraries across the province close due to budget cuts.
High Illiteracy Rates are Reason to Make Changes: Dale Kirby
Education Minister, Dale Kirby says if the system we have isn't working, something has to happen to fix it.
Premier Defends Budget, Evasive on Possible Changes
Premier Dwight Ball appeared on the VOCM morning show to defend his government's highly criticized fiscal plan.
'Ride for Quinn' Fundraiser to Support Family of Carbonear Tragedy
The fundraising effort aims to help the family at a very difficult time.
Deadline Extended for Studded Tires
The provincial government is allowing another two weeks for drivers to have their studded tires removed.
Search for Missing Natuashish Teen Scaled Back
RCMP say following discussions with the teen's family, the Chief of the Natuashish Band Council, and the Innu Nation, they have decided to scale back the search effort.
Harbour Grace Residents Protest Closure of Courthouse
Pam Whelan says there's a better solution than shutting the historic courthouse down completely.
'Sun Shall Shine No More,' MUN Official Bashes Budget
Noreen Golfman calls the tone of the provincial budget "counterproductive, demoralizing and defeatist."
Cancer Care Radiothon Raises $100k
The VOCM/CFCB Radio Network is hosting the Provincial Cancer Care Radiothon for the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation and cancer care centres around the province today.
District Reviewing Goulds School Bus Incident
Officials say there were no significant injuries following an incident involving a school bus in Goulds yesterday.
Snow Turns to Sun in Metro Area
A repeat performance by Mother Nature forced the closure of schools in the metro region, at least for the morning.
Crews Battle Snow to Fight Paradise Shed Fire
The fire occurred at a property on Rob's Road.
Obscene Caller Disconnected, Thanks to RNC
Corner Brook RNC, with the help of the Constabulary in St. John's, tracked down the suspect in a case of obscene and harassing phone calls.
Mourners Wearing Pink and Purple for Five Year Old's Vigil
The vigil for Quinn Butt, who passed away following a house fire on Saturday, will take place on Thursday at St. Francis Field in Harbour Grace.
Bull Arm Workers Blame Dwight Ball for Unplowed Roads
Road conditions on the highway between St. John's and Bull Arm continue to deteriorate in the snow with cars off the road and little done to clear the way, and one worker puts the blame squarely on the Premier.
Gas Continues Rise
Be prepared for an increase at the pumps this week for both gas and diesel.
Connor McGrath Passes Away at Thirteen Following Battle with Cancer
13-year-old Connor McGrath, a young boy whose is family is originally from Newfoundland and whose story captured the hearts of people in this province has lost his battle with cancer.
Brent Crude Hits Six Month High
Brent is trading this morning at $46.73 per barrel USD.
Province to Begin Collecting Levy in July
Finance Minsiter Cathy Bennett says the province needs the money right now.
Demolition Proposal of Historic Home Deferred, for Now
The future of the 109-year-old home on New Cove Road in St John's known as the Baird Cottage was before St. John's council last night, but it didn't stay there for long.
Closure of Bell Island AES Office Makes No Sense: Mayor of Wabana
Mayor Gary Gosine joined with NAPE members for a protest outside the office yesterday over the lunch hour.
Fire Department Captain Retires After 40 Years
Captain Rene Perrin of the St. John's Regional Fire Department was surprised by a reunion at the West End Fire Station on Blackmarsh Road.
Closure of Health Clinic Will Impact Town: Hermitage-Sandyville Mayor
Mayor Steve Crewe says after June, residents will have to travel to Harbour Breton to see a doctor.

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