News/Canada/Nfld.&Labrador

5 provinces have changed governments in past year, and N.L. could be next

May 15, 2019

A surge in support for underdog Tories has added a twist to Newfoundland and Labrador’s election campaign, writes John Gushue.

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‘Obituary piracy’ website ordered to pay $20M to grieving families

May 2, 2019

Afterlife violated the copyrighted work of grieving families in order to make a profit, a judge in Ottawa ruled in ordering damages to be paid in a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in Ottawa by Newfoundland lawyer Erin Best on behalf of client Dawn Thomson, who was shocked to find her father’s obituary on […]

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The Simpsons taking fire over seal clubbing, ‘stupid Newfie’ scene

April 29, 2019

It has been five years since The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon came to Newfoundland and Labrador and offered sealers a collective $1 million to give up their livelihoods and renounce the hunt. Simon died in 2015, but reaction to the latest episode shows feelings of ill will still linger towards the cartoon in Canada’s most easterly province. On Sunday, The Simpsons aired […]

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No photos! Put your phone down when a polar bear is nearby, N.L. wildlife enforcement says

April 26, 2019

A picture of a nearby polar bear is impressive, but it can also be dangerous to get. That’s why wildlife enforcement officers are discouraging the public from stopping for a snap if they see one of the big white bears in the wild. There have been multiple polar bear sightings across Newfoundland and Labrador, from Carmanville to […]

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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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