Oct 30 , 2014

Manning Defends Character, Responds to Critics

The unelected Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Judy Manning says she's being personally attacked.

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Gonzaga School Reopens after Security Threat

Students have now returned to class.

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Wet Weekend in the Forecast

Environment Canada is urging residents to pay attention to the weekend forecasts as an area of rain moves into the island on Saturday and drops as much as 20 mm.

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Accused Arsonist to Return for Pleas Next Month

Jenelle Coughlan appeared briefly at provincial court this morning.

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Voter Turnout Up in CBS Advance Polls

587 people cast ballots yesterday. That's up significantly from 2011 when 429 turned out for the advance poll in the general election.

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Man Charged after Allegedly Grabbing for Officer's Weapon

64-year-old Robert Barrett made a brief court appearance this morning.

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Corner Brook Group Home Moving after Complaints

It's the latest in a series of issues involving Blue Sky in recent months.

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New Charges for Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor

Christopher Ford Butt appeared briefly at provincial court yesterday afternoon to face the new charges.

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Change Islands Residents to Protest Wharf Condition

Chair of the Change Islands Harbour Authority, Weldon Pennell, says the condition of the structure is so poor it actually moves.

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Gas Continues to Drop, Down Three Cents

Furnace oil and diesel are down by almost a cent.

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Provincial Deficit Far Less than Forecast

The province's audited financial statements show the deficit at $388.6 million; that's down significantly from the forecast deficit of $563.8 million.

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Eastern Health Conducting Ebola Preparedness Exercise

While the risk of the disease being contracted by someone in this province remains low, officials have been preaching safety.

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Government Declines Comment after Group Home Permit Revoked

The town of Grand Falls-Windsor voted this week to revoke Blue Sky's permit to operate in the town after just four months following a litany of public complaints.

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Liberals React to Latest Political Poll

Liberal Leader Dwight Ball says he's pleased with the latest political poll which gives his party a 2-1 lead over the governing Tories.

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Final Submissions Coming Monday in Pynn-Butler Trial

Sergeant Tom Warren told the jury yesterday that a warrant was issued for Philip Pynn's arrest on the morning of July 11, 2011.

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Gathering Place Opens Refurbished $7 Million Facility

The Gathering Place makes lunch for an average of 126 people per day, and redesigned, expanded facility includes a kitchen, laundry room, women's only section, and geothermal heating.

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Coast Guard Awards Presented

Thirteen members of the Canadian Coast Guard were honoured with Exemplary Service medals at Government House yesterday.

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Wednesday's Scores/Thursday's Schedule

Giants win World Series.

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