N.L. PCs, Liberals exchange jabs to kick off campaign for May 16 election

April 17, 2019

Liberal Leader Dwight Ball and Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie exchanged verbal jabs at brief rallies during Wednesday-evening news shows to kick off Newfoundland and Labrador’s election campaign. Ball, coming off four years spent running the province, gave a speech to supporters at Confederation Building in St. John’s. That was after he announced the May 16 election date. “Newfoundlanders and […]

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Couple says they were scammed by Dominican casino on resort, bullied into paying $6,500

April 17, 2019

One minute they were close to winning $100,000, and the next, they were at an ATM being ordered by guards to take out thousands of dollars. Jay Lush and Steve Bungay say their relaxation vacation quickly turned into chaos, as they fell victim to a popular scam at resort casinos in the Dominican Republic. “You feel […]

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May 15 set for Newfoundland and Labrador election, sources say

April 16, 2019

Liberal sources tell CBC News that the Newfoundland and Labrador election will take place on May 15, pushing a long-running informal campaign into high gear.  Voters have been anticipating an election call for weeks.  According to sources, Premier Dwight Ball will visit Lt.-Gov. Judy Foote Wednesday morning — less than 24 hours after Finance Minister Tom […]

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Newfoundland man guilty of 1st-degree murder in daughter’s death

March 15, 2019

Trent Butt, a Newfoundland man who killed his only child in what the Crown called an act of vengeance against his estranged wife, was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in Quinn Butt’s death.  The Supreme Court jury delivered its decision on Friday afternoon in a case that has captivated Newfoundland and Labrador for almost […]

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Tires allegedly slashed in St. John’s parking lot, band in tuxes lends a hand

March 3, 2019

As the members of the band Billy and the Bruisers got dressed in their best to play a gala fundraiser for Kids Eat Smart at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s Saturday night, they never imaged they’d wind up changing tires — lots and lots of tires — in their tuxes. But just after 1 a.m., […]

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Fly-in addictions doctor says fast action is key to addressing opioid crisis

March 2, 2019

It is 9 a.m. on a Wednesday and people are lined up at Dr. Todd Young’s addictions clinic in Marystown, N.L., even before he arrives. Shane Murphy is one of Young’s first patients in this town of about 5,000 people. When he became severely addicted to opiates prescribed for dental pain, he had trouble getting help. […]

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St. John’s photographer captures shot of a lifetime with Signal Hill fox

February 27, 2019

Carol Ann Ryan couldn’t believe what she was seeing as she peered through the viewfinder of her camera on Saturday. A silver fox had cornered a small vole at the top of Signal Hill overlooking St. John’s, not far from the end of her lens. The small rodent stood on its hind legs, almost as if it were […]

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Puppy survived 5 nights in the wild after 15-vehicle crash

February 25, 2019

Obi the Shih Tzu was lost amid the chaos of one of the biggest highway vehicle pileups in Newfoundland and Labrador history, but has finally made it safely home. Tanya Cassell Pardy was driving on Feb. 18 with her two boys and the family dog when their car became one of 15 vehicles involved in a […]

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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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