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Apr 16 , 2014
'I'm in a Pothole' Stunt Getting Attention Online
Brian Aylward is 6'3" and actually climbed down into a pothole with just his head sticking out while his brother recorded a rant.
Engineers Report Indicates Cost Overruns on Muskrat Falls
Nalcor released an independent engineer's report on the project prepared for the federal government and completed nearly five months ago.
Man Arrested after Attempted Armed Robbery
A 27-year-old man tried to rob a convenience store on Pleasant Street in St. John's.
Hundreds of Needles Collected near Mundy Pond
Sean called VOCM Open Line to say hundreds of hypodermic needles were spread along the shoreline.
Ball Unopposed for Liberal Nomination in Humber Valley
Nominations closed at noon today.
Nesting Bald Eagle in Cuckold's Cove
It is the second year in a row a bald eagle has nested in the area, visible off the Lady's Lookout trail in Cuckold's Cove.
45 Workers Lost Jobs After Privatization of Group Homes: NAPE
NAPE president Carol Furlong says the clients will suffer from a lack of continuity of care and will experience a major upheaval as they try and deal with new workers and a new home environment.
Rally at Confederation Building Brings Attention to Autism
An impassioned rally at the Confederation Building this afternoon saw the public give voice to the thousands of people who live with autism in this province.
St. John's Hoping to Crack Down on Graffiti Artists
Tom Hann says for every graffiti case, he'd like the city to be able to deliver a victim impact statement that would outline the cost of cleanup.
Fourth Man Involved in HMP Riot Sentenced
28-year-old Philip Hollihan pleaded guilty to interference to property after throwing butter at a camera, and for being one of the initial instigators in the riot last August.
Early Morning Downtown Fire
Firefighters arrived at about 4:00 this morning to find smoke billowing out of the law offices of Noonan Oakley.
Scouts Canada Building to be Expropriated
St. John's City Council's expropriation of the Scouts Canada building is a big disappointment for the organization that was going to buy it.
Cabin B&E near Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Police say it happened sometime between April 1st and this past Friday.
FFAW Shrimp Protest in Grand Falls-Windsor
Secretary Treasurer of the FFAW, David Decker, says they're pleased with a provincial all-party committee that will be struck to help lobby on behalf of fishermen and communities.
Network Documenting Start of Sealing Season
The Seals and Sealing Network's YouTube Channel will have stories of those involved in the hunt and the communities whose livelihoods depend on the sealing industry later this week.
No New Information in March Shooting
No charges directly related to the shooting death in Felix Cove have yet been laid.
Tely Ten Registration Open
The event is schedule for July 27th at 8:00 a.m
Man Charged with Firearm Offences Back in Custody
18-year-old Nicholas Power was recently arrested for breaching the conditions of his undertaking.
Money Given to Mud Immortal Organizer not Recovered
Government admits it did not recoup the over $420,000 it gave to MedicLINK, the failed business start-up of Jonathan Brett.
RCMP say Teen Lucky after Weekend Incident
Police found a 16-year-old boy passed out in the snow near the tunnel of the Corduroy Brook trail.
Taxi Increases will have Trickle Down Effect: Cab Manager
On VOCM Nightline, the manager of Co-op Taxi, Doug McCarthy, said they held a meeting last night to gather information. Cab companies in the city and the rest of the province are going to band together to fight the jump in premiums.
Bill on Youth Representatives Expected to Pass
Bill 6 gives councils the option to appoint youth representatives.
Province Committed to Reaching Deal with Teachers
Last week, talks broke off with teachers and government, with NLTA president Jim Dinn accusing government of bargaining in bad faith.
Fisherman Concerned about Mackerel Fishery
A west coast fishermen is concerned that Ottawa may be about to virtually shut down the mackerel fishery.
Ice Impacting Recovery of Sunken Fishing Boat
The Phillip and Neil sank March 26th at the wharf in Princeton, Bonavista Bay
Bond to Attempt Straits Crossing Thursday
Yesterday's scheduled crossing was cancelled due to ice conditions and forecast weather activity.
Apollo Remains in Drydock
The Apollo was supposed to return to its Blanc Sablon-St. Barbe run, but ice conditions may delay that return.
Mount Pearl Approving Wastewater Treatment Facility
The water will be treated and then go through the sewer system to the Riverhead facility in St. John's.
Recovery Effort Underway for Missing Man
The RCMP underwater recovery team will begin diving operations this morning in the area of Chimney Bay on the Northern Peninsula in an effort to locate a missing snowmobiler.
Fire at Mount Pearl Plaza Under Investigation
There's no immediate word on the extent of damage, or when One to One Pharmacy will reopen.
Diversity Symposium to Focus on Immigrant Employees
The Association for New Canadians wants to gauge the experience and perceptions of local businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador regarding multicultural integration in the workplace.
Councillor Continues Push to Downsize Communications Dep't
Art Puddister says he's not asking that the staff be let go; he suggests they can be used in other departments.
Ronald McDonald House Volunteers Honoured
Awards included one for Community Engagement, presented to Annette Higdon of New Harbour, and for Outstanding Philanthropist to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.
Monday's Scores / Tuesday's Schedule
Apr 14 , 2014
Tory Minister Speaks Out Against School Changes
Three Liberal MHAs rose in the House of Assembly today demanding government act and step in to change a decision made by the English School District.
Guilty Plea Expected in Impaired Driving Causing Death Case
William Conway is accused of running down and killing his spouse, Veronica Lewis Doyle, near their Airport Heights home last October.
Fire at Mount Pearl Plaza
There is no word yet on the extent of damage to One to One Pharmacy in Mount Pearl Plaza after a fire broke out there this morning.
Accused Robber Remains in Custody
Mitchell Wall's bail hearing was set over today until tomorrow.
Teen Found Nearly Unconscious in Snow
Police were called to the area near Corduroy Brook after a large group of young people were noticed drinking in the tunnel near the trail.
Scientists Taking Samples from Sperm Whale in Biscay Bay
Dr. Jack Lawson says the 13 metre animal appeared in relatively good shape at the time of its death, with no apparent signs of trauma to the carcass.
Bill 6 Not Sitting Well with MNL
The bill will allow municipalities to appoint a young person to council to provide input from a younger point of view, something Municipal Affairs says is very important.
All-Party Committee on Shrimp Cuts in the Works
The provincial government says an all-party committee will be formed to provide a unified voice to lobby the federal government for changes to the Northern Shrimp allocations.
Book Collection on Breast Cancer Available to Patients
The collection includes books and information for women battling breast cancer, but also resources for families and partners, including books on how to explain the disease to children.
Straits Crossing Cancelled due to Conditions
Weather and ice conditions have once again forced the cancellation of the Sir Robert Bond's crossing of the Straits.
Search now Recovery Effort for Missing Snowmobiler
59-year-old Tom Newman of Roddickton was last seen in the area of Beaver Cove between Roddickton and Englee around midnight Friday.
Christian Flag being Raised in Twin Cities
The Holy Week began with a new tradition today, the raising of a Christian flag over city hall in St. John's.
New Courthouse Announced for Stephenville
Premier Tom Marshall made the announcement in Stephenville this morning.
Coyote Sightings Becoming More Common
There were a number of complaints over the weekend.
Chapel Arm Post Office to Stay
Town Councillor Max Reid told VOCM Open Line last week that Canada Post was going to install 'temporary' community mailboxes after the retirement of the local post mistress.
Commercial Seal Hunt Opens Today
The 2014 quota will allow for the harvest of up to 400,000 harp seals. Members of the Humane Society say they'll be on the ice and in the air documenting the 'slaughter'.



 
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