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Feb 9 , 2016
Storm Cancellations
The following cancellations have been announced due to weather conditions.
Island Shutting Down as Storm Hits
Province and city offices, schools, courts, Memorial University, CNA, Metrobus, and yes, even the Avalon Mall are closed for the morning.
O'Keefe says Closed-Door Council Meeting 'Not about Me'
The mayor of St. John's says Sunday's closed-door meeting is about all of the issues which are dividing council, and not his leadership, but others on council may disagree.
Driver says Careless Mistake Almost Cost Him His Life
Dean Snow was driving his dump truck off the ferry at Change Islands last night and had to jump from the vehicle as it went into the water.
CBS Postpones Byelection Due to Weather
Residents of Conception Bay South were to go to the polls today to elect a new councillor for ward two, which is mainly the Foxtrap-Long Pond area. However, the byelection has been postponed.
Spaniard's Bay Town Manager's Resignation 'A Long Time Coming'
Spaniard's Bay Mayor Tony Menchions says the town council had an emergency meeting last night in light of town manager Tony Ryan stepping down.
Holyrood to Make up for Low Reservoir Levels on Island
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is going to be relying more heavily on thermal generation from Holyrood to meet power needs.
Former Grand Concourse Employees Protest at City Council Meeting
A group of former workers with the Grand Concourse Authority filled the gallery, holding a sign that read: "10 hard working family men, dedicated and proud" who are now victims of the city's budget.
Metrobus Drivers Receive Big Raise
Despite facing a barrage of criticism from the public about spending too much, St. John's is giving its bus drivers a big increase in pay.
Downtown St. John's Businesses Call for Tax Relief
Businesses are continuing to turn the heat up on St. John's city council for raising taxes in the latest municipal budget.
Truck Liner Sliding Video Tops 300,000 Views
The 19 second video of three students sliding down Three Hills in Stephenville has become an internet sensation
Municipal Affairs Working with Various Town Councils on Issues
In recent weeks, disagreements within the towns of Spaniard's Bay and Marystown have played out in the media in dramatic fashion.
Deadline to Nominate 'Women of Distinction' Extended
Nominations have been extended until next Tuesday, February 16th.
Tourism Operator Calling to Reduce Food Fishery Restrictions
Graham Wood of Lewisporte is pushing the federal government to loosen its rules to allow guests on tour boats to keep their catch of cod caught in the recreational fishery.
Man Accused of Over 15 Cabin Break-Ins in Bonavista
The 39-year-old man from Bonavista was arrested this weekend.
Provincial Sports Page
Senior hockey
Monday's Scores/Tuesday's Schedule
Sid Crosby 2 G 2A
Feb 8 , 2016
Missing Teen Located in Labrador
15-year-old Thunderheart Tshakapesh was reported missing over the weekend.
Blizzard Warning Issued for St. John's and Vicinity
Provincial Airlines and Aerospace Meteorologist Brian Walsh now says the Metro area will get between 25-35 cm of snow.
Low Reservoirs Lead to Heavier Reliance on Holyrood
Hydro officials say reservoir storage on the island is at less than half of its maximum capacity.
Former Prison Guard Changes Plea to Guilty in Drunk Taxi Theft
The 36-year-old had entered not guilty pleas and was set for trial, but today he changed his pleas to guilty on 6 of the 8 counts against him.
Local Reaction to Ghomeshi Trial
Some of the trial's explosive revelations have prompted a great deal of discussion and debate.
VIDEO: Drone Footage Gives Bird's Eye View of the Kyle
Chris Lewis of Carbonear says was amazed at the images he captured of the old Alphabet ship which has been rusting away near Riverhead for nearly 50 years.
No Bankruptcy for Exit Realty on the Rock as Yet
Anne Squires says any deposits on houses are 100% secure and agents awaiting commission from the company will be paid, but the Realtor Associations Bill Stirling isn't so sure.
Kira Isabella, Dylan Scott Added to Eastbound Hoedown
Two more artists have been announced for the lineup at this summer's Chevrolet Eastbound Hoedown.
Fire at Bidgood's Leaves Store Closed Till Further Notice
A small fire last evening had crews on the scene at Bidgoods in the Goulds.
Car Crashes into House in Corner Brook
An unusual accident in Corner Brook caused damage to a car and house in the Humbermouth area yesterday.
Sheshatshiu Man Rolls Vehicle, Three Times Over Legal Limit
The driver was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries and then charged with impaired driving.
Car Knocks Down Two Pedestrians Before Striking Pole
Some homes in the area lost power for a time last night after a crash on Queens Road.
Extensive Damage in Old Pennywell Road - Columbus Drive Crash
There was extensive damage to both vehicles when two cars collided at the intersection of Old Pennywell Road and Columbus Drive just before 5:00 yesterday evening.
One in Hospital after Clarenville Stabbing
At 3:00 a.m. police responded to a report of a stabbing outside a bar on Manitoba Drive.
Snowmobile Dragnet Shows None Under the Influence
A surprise police enforcement manoeuvre on the west coast on the weekend shows that snowmobilers are a responsible lot.
20-Year-Old Pulled Over with $27,000 in Fines
The 20-year-old was stopped by the RNC just before 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon in St. John's.
Feb 7 , 2016
Armed Robbery in St. John's
It happened on Elizabeth Avenue East.
Woman Charged with Impaired Driving after Hitting Parked Car
The accident happened in St. John's early this morning.
RCMP Release Suspect Photos in Clarke's Beach Pharmacy Robbery
Police say the two entered the store brandishing unspecified weapons and demanding prescription drugs from the clerk.
Polar Bear Sightings Farther South Could be New Normal: Minister
A number of polar bears have been spotted in Newfoundland as far south as Fogo Island in recent weeks.
High Winds Knock Out Power for 5,000 Households
Trouble began at 5:30 yesterday morning when a transmission line in the Bonavista area went down.
RCMP Ticketing for Snowmobile Infractions
RCMP on the west coast were out and about yesterday checking up on snowmobilers to ensure all appropriate safety measures were in place,
Meeting with Statoil on Flemish Pass Development on the Horizon
Talks came to an impasse late last year under the previous administration reportedly just before the two sides were set to sign a term sheet on Bay du Nord.
Between Four and 10 Per Cent of Seniors Experience Abuse: NL Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse
It's estimated that between four and 10 per cent of seniors in Canada experience some kind of abuse.
Good Time for Exporting Industry: Export Development Canada
Peter Hall says for many export businesses, the low Canadian dollar means business is good.
IceCaps Fall in OT
Utica wins back-to-back games at Mile One
Provincial Sports Page
Hockey, basketball
Saturday's Scores/Sunday's Schedule
Habs win, Leafs lose.
Feb 6 , 2016
Stormy Weather to Start Weekend
Environment Canada says between 20-30 cm of new snow fell on most parts of the west coast and into central as far as Baie Verte.
5,000 Customers Without Power Earlier Today
Power has since been restored to all but one small area.
Ferries Across The Island Delayed Due To Weather
Strong winds are keeping most ferries tied up.
Armed Robbery in Clarke's Beach
Two suspects held up pharmacy, demanding drugs.
Immediate Tax Relief Not an Option: Deputy Mayor
Members of the St. John's business community gathered yesterday at Rocket Bakery to demand immediate tax relief from council.



 
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