News/Canada/Nfld.&Labrador

Eat Smart kale salad kit recalled in 3 provinces due to Listeria concerns

February 18, 2019

This 340-gram Eat Smart brand Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kit, with a best-before date of Feb. 16, has been recalled in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Ontario. (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) A ready-to-eat salad kit has been recalled in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Ontario due to possible Listeria contamination. The Canadian […]

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Texas zoo overwhelmed by vengeful Valentines who want cockroaches named after their exes

February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day can be a tough 24 hours for jilted lovers, but this year, the El Paso Zoo in Texas offered up a unique chance to enact revenge on an ex. First, you got to name a cockroach after a former flame. Then, that six-legged stand in is given to a meerkat to be eaten alive, with its unfortunate end streamed live online.  “The Bronx […]

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‘You’re a robot going through the motions,’ says nurse who quit N.L. health centre over widespread stresses

February 9, 2019

A senior nurse hopes her resignation last month from the Labrador Health Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., because of stressful shortstaffing and other situations sends a strong message to her former employer. Doreen Hawco-Mahoney worked for Labrador-Grenfell Health as a registered nurse for 23 years. She said she made the difficult decision to resign, with plans […]

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‘The rats are huge’ in Torbay, N.L., and they’re even chewing their way through hot tubs

February 8, 2019

The population of Torbay, N.L., has surged in recent years, and humans aren’t the only ones moving in. An influx of rats in the town just north of St. John’s has left some residents stumped about how to wipe out the pests, which have taken to rooting around in residential garbage boxes, nesting under sheds and […]

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Stinky situation at decrepit seafood sauce plant could be a health hazard, residents fear

February 6, 2019

Juliette (Sis) Lee walks to a closet in her St. Mary’s, N.L.,  home and pulls out the masks she gives to her grandchildren to wear when they visit. “We can’t let them be breathing this in,” Lee said. “We’re not sure what we’re breathing in here.” Lee lives next to a seafood sauce plant that shuttered years ago, […]

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Vats of seafood sauce left to rot in small N.L. town

February 6, 2019

Juliette (Sis) Lee walks to a closet in her St. Mary’s, N.L.,  home and pulls out the masks she gives to her grandchildren to wear when they visit. “We can’t let them be breathing this in,” Lee said. “We’re not sure what we’re breathing in here.” Lee lives next to a seafood sauce plant that shuttered years ago, […]

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2nd missing snowmobiler found alive on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula

February 4, 2019

The second of two men who had been reported missing on Friday while on a snowmobile trip in a remote part of northern Newfoundland has been found alive. He was discovered by search crews Monday afternoon, one day after a fellow missing rider was also found alive. The two men had become separated from a larger […]

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Woman steals credit cards, buys winning lottery ticket, gets arrested, police say

February 1, 2019

Police say the woman went to redeem the winning ticket at the Atlantic Lottery Corporation office on Hallett Crescent in St. John’s and was arrested and later charged with fraud. (Google Street View) A 33-year-old woman hit it big in the lottery, but ended up on the losing end when the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary charged her […]

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Border Services vague on why passengers stranded in Goose Bay for 16 hours were kept on plane

January 24, 2019

Nearly five days after 250 passengers were kept on a plane for 16 hours in Labrador, the Canada Border Services Agency still isn’t saying why they weren’t allowed to disembark. Late Saturday night, United Airlines Flight 179 from Newark, N.J., to Hong Kong was diverted to Goose Bay Airport because of a medical emergency. Medical personnel […]

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Remains of 2 Beothuk people to be transferred from Scotland to Canada

January 21, 2019

The remains of two Beothuk people — Nonosabasut and Demasduit — will be sent from the National Museum of Scotland to Canada, ending a lengthy campaign to repatriate the bones of two of the last members of an extinct Indigenous people.  In a statement Monday, the National Museum of Scotland said the remains will be sent to the […]

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