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Nov 28 , 2014
Court Appearance for Man Accused of Sex Offences
Christopher Ford Butt will return to court December 19th.
Trial Dates Set for Nelson Hart in HMP Incident
Trial will take place February 17-19, 2015 at provincial court. Hart has pleaded guilty to charges including uttering threats, and assaulting a peace officer.
Davis Won't Rule Out Cuts or Taxes in Face of Falling Oil
The province is trimming spending and scaling back hiring as it looks for savings, with millions lost because of dropping oil prices.
Sex Worker Advocates Calling on Premier to Delay Changes to Criminal Code
The Safe Harbour Outreach Project says they believe the Act will result in serious harm against sex workers in the province and across Canada.
Province, Federal Government Putting $68 Million into Affordable Housing
The money will go through the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation. Over five years, $27 million will help build 590 new affordable homes in the province.
Fundraisers for Family of Woman who Died of Rare Cancer Surpass $20,000
Sarah Turpin passed away on October, leaving behind a husband and three children under the age of three.
Black Friday Has Locals Lined Around the Block
This morning at 5:30, about 250 people were lined up outside the Target department store on Stavanger Drive.
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Clarenville Man Fined, Banned for Overfishing
The man was found guilty of catching and retaining more than the daily allowable catch of groundfish during the 2013 season.
Advocates Respond to Verbal Violence Against Reporter
Jenny Wright says demeaning and humiliating female television journalists as they are doing their reports live from a scene speaks to a broader rape culture that is fuelled by the Internet.
Province May Be Hit With $25 Million Tariff on New Ferries
The province's Transportation Minister says he's confident the federal fee will be waived, but Liberal Critic Tom Osborne says it's never been waived for a new build.
CFIB Calls for Inter-Provincial Free Trade
A new CFIB report; 'New East Partnership' recommends harmonizing each province's apprenticeship system, create a regional database of apprentices, and enhance the co-operation of provincial Worker's Compensation Boards.
No Repeat of DarkNL This Winter: Hydro
The new gas turbine at Holyrood won't be activated as soon as first hoped, but it will be in the system by about the end of December. Hydro will have about 376 MW above and beyond the 1700 MW needed to meet peak demand.
Terra Nova Shoes Closure Hits Hard
Slade says the loss to the town translates to a loss of $50,000 in business taxes.
Diagnostics Down for Upgrades in Green Bay Area
Central Health wishes to advise residents of Green Bay that Diagnostic Imaging services in the Green Bay Health Centre will be temporarily unavailable beginning today.
City Food Drive Hopes to Ease Strain on Food Banks
The city food drive, in partnership with the Community Food Sharing Network, was announced yesterday, virtually on the heels of the revelation that there will be no food drive this year from Canada Post.
$50 Million Partnership Hopes to Take Cutting Edge Tech to Patients
Doctors and medical researchers in the province are calling the new $50 million dollar initiative to enhance patient care throughout the province "unprecedented".
Nov 27 , 2014
Five Sent to Hospital after Accident near Bonavista
There was a two-vehicle collision on Route 230 near Bonavista late this morning.
Premier Orders Spending and Hiring Freeze due to Falling Oil Prices
Government budgeted this year based on $105/barrel oil but it's now trading some $30 less than that.
Submissions Heard in Case of Vicious Attack on Cab Driver
On the night of April 13th, Lucas O'Keefe, who struggles with alcoholism and has a long criminal history, hopped in a taxi near George Street.
15-20 cm of Snow Falls from Central to West Coast
The worst of a winter storm to hit parts of the island is over.
Local Charities Present Cheque to Choices for Youth
The Construction Labour Relations Association of NL has joined 100 Men Who Give a Damn NL in donating over $18,000 to the local nonprofit.
Funding for Community Groups to Combat Homelessness
The total funding is over $600,000, and will go to churches, food banks, and groups such as Aunt Jean's Place in Stephenville, and the Gathering Place in St. John's.
Accused in Murder Conspiracy Back in Court Next Week
58-year-old Robert Pennell of Corner Brook and 54-year-old Imelda Jean Gibson were charged for allegedly making plans to have Gibson's brother killed.
Julia Pickard, Local Artist, Dies at age 78
Julia Pickard was born in Wishaw, Scotland and was a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art.
No Plans for Early Election: Davis
Davis calls the losses this week 'very disappointing' for government, but he says the PCs have a mandate to govern and will continue to do so.
City Workers Starting Food Drive in St. John's
Residents of the capital city now have a chance to help stock the shelves of the Community Food Sharing Association, just in time for the Christmas season.
New Partnership to 'Revolutionize' Healthcare in Province
A new $50-million partnership has been announced between government, Memorial University, and IBM.
City has Received No Complaints of Coyotes in Bowring Park
Some people have suggested that coyotes have infiltrated the city park and are killing ducks, but that's news to city staff.
Another Life-Saving Goalie Performs CPR After Collapse at Mile One
Off-duty firefighter Chris Dunphy was playing in net when a man collapsed on the ice at Mile One last Thursday.
Defence Arguing Self-Defence in Frecker Drive Stabbing
A decision will be rendered December 11th in the case of a man accused in a stabbing on Frecker Drive last June.
Local Journalist Speaks Out after Being Target of Vulgar, Demeaning Prank
A shocking new Internet trend involving the victimization of female television journalists has made its way to this province.
Dobbin, Colbourne Honoured at the 14th Annual Red Cross Humanitarian Awards.
The Red Cross is encouraging people to nominate someone you think is worthy of the award.
Gas Slips Down a Cent, Furnace Oil Up
Some fuel prices are up and some are down this morning, but none of the changes are big ones.
Environmental Damage at Oil Refinery Could Cost Millions: Liberals
When sold in September, government reached a deal with new owner SilverRange that would see it take responsibility for any pre-existing environmental liabilities, in exchange for the company maintaining jobs.
Work Begins on Maritime Link
The project is expected to create an average of 300 jobs per year between both provinces during the construction phase. Employment is expected to peak at 600 in 2016.
Province Readying Snow Clearing Equipment
Brazil says government has more than enough equipment to handle any storm that comes our way.
HMP Job Fair Offers Inmates New Opportunites
Under the supervision of correctional officers, HMP inmates had the opportunity to engage with nearly 20 community organizations, employers and training facilities that provide employment or employment preparation for offenders.
Substantial Donation to MUN and CNA from Joyce Foundation
A donation for Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic is meant to remove financial barriers for students who want to attend school.
Hydro Not Expecting Repeat of DarkNL
The new turbine at Holyrood should be up and running by the end of December.
Terra Nova Shoes Shuts Down
Kodiak announced back in July that it was halting production at the Harbour Grace plant at the end of November, throwing 80 employees out of work.
Big Comeback by IceCaps
Trailing 3-0 in third period.
Wednesday's Scores/Thursday's Schedule
Penguins-Leafs go into OT.
Nov 26 , 2014
Premier Showing No Signs of Calling General Election
Paul Davis acknowledges two more byelection losses were 'very disappointing' for government, but says the PCs have a mandate to govern and it will continue to do so.
West Coast Couple Accused of Conspiring to Kill Woman's Brother
58-year-old Robert Pennell of Corner Brook and 54-year-old Imelda Jean Gibson of Pasadena were arrested and charged yesterday after police received a complaint.
More Details Emerge in Allegations against MPs
More details are coming to light about the alleged incidents that led to the suspension of MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti from the Liberal caucus.
Closing Arguments Presented in Stabbing Trial
Stephen Hopkins is accused of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, following an altercation with Jim Hamilton last June.
Ghomeshi Granted Bail after Court Appearance
Jian Ghomeshi's bail conditions include living with his surety, his mother, and giving up his passport and remaining in Ontario.
Driver of Stolen Vehicle Still at Large
Trinity Conception RCMP say two female passengers have been taken into custody.
Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges
With 61 prior fraud convictions, and 32 outstanding restitution orders, the Crown described James Dwyer as "a serial predator" who needs to be stopped.
Ground-Breaking Ceremony for Maritime Link
The Maritime Link will carry Muskrat Falls power from the island to Nova Scotia and beyond.

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