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Apr 29 , 2016
'From Have Not, To Have, To Been Had': Protesters March on Confed Building
Hundreds of people gathered at the Confederation Building to protest the provincial government's latest austerity measures in just one of several protests across the province this morning.
VIDEO: Balloon Release Held in Honour of Quinn Butt
Staff at Homeport Apartment Hotels in St. John's released pink and purple balloons this afternoon in honour of Quinn Butt.
VIDEO: Drivers Concerned About Pitts Memorial Potholes
A number of drivers on Pitts Memorial damaged their cars on significant potholes, today.
Thousands Gather in Harbour Grace to Remember Quinn Butt
An estimated 3,000 people wore pink and purple and lit candles in the dark for Quinn Butt, the 5-year-old girl murdered in Carbonear last Sunday.
Budget Cuts Leave Central NL Woman Without Dentures
A 33-year-old woman from Jamestown was informed she's no longer eligible for dentures midway through her procedure.
Aunt Loses Phone at Vigil
The aunt of Quinn Butt lost her phone which contains pictures of her niece, at last night's vigil.
Happy Ending for Man Caught Without Dentures in Budget Cuts
Leslie Penney took to social media to offer thanks for getting the ball rolling in her father's unfortunate situation.
Day of Action March Protests Provincial Budget Today
Protesters will meet this morning at the Avalon Mall Parking Lot next to Sears and march along Freshwater Road to the Parkway and onto Confederation Building.
Police, Fire Crews Busy with West End Vehicle Fires
Police and emergency crews were kept busy dealing with two vehicle fires in the west end of St. John's last night.
Actor Ryan Reynolds Pays Tribute to Connor McGrath
A boy from this province who has passed away from cancer has received kind words from one of his heroes.
St. John's Regional Called to Shaw Street Incident
The fire department was called to an incident in the Maplewood Place apartments on Shaw Street, last night.
Man Accused of Sexual Assault Called Back to Supreme Court
Bradley Giovannini's trial has been set and delayed several times due to issues with counsel.
Outrage as Library Closures Target Rural Newfoundland
The 54 libraries closing mean that many will no longer have access to services without paying to take a ferry, or traveling up to an hour and a half away.
Executive Director of NL Writers Alliance Slams Book Tax
Alison Dyer says the book tax will have a ripple effect throughout culture.
Website Coming to See How Budget Affects You
Finance Minister Cathy Bennett says a new government website will allow you to check to see exactly how the budget will affect your bottom line when it comes online.
NASA Scientists, CCNL Partner for Climate Change Awareness Campaign
A group of NASA scientists are coming to the province to study the effects of climate change on phytoplankton, and students are getting involved.
NDP Call to Preserve Marine Atlantic Subsidy
The provincial NDP are calling on government to step in and prevent a court challenge by Oceanex to do away with the federal subsidy given to Marine Atlantic.
Apr 28 , 2016
St. John's Man Facing Lengthy Jail Time for Crime Spree
27-year-old Sean Frampton pleaded guilty to 20 charges.
Regulation Announcement Marks Win for Midwives
The new midwifery regulations announced today will come into effect on September 30.
RCMP Continue Investigation into Carbonear Fire
Harbour Grace RCMP are looking to speak with witnesses of Sunday morning's fire.
Burin RCMP Investigating Two Break and Enters Over Last 24 Hours
Burin RCMP are investigating two break and enters over the last 24 hours, in the area of Marystown.
Oxycodone, Morphine, Fentanyl Taken in Armed Robbery
RNC is searching for a man responsible for an armed robbery in CBS yesterday afternoon.
New Website Will Help Show Impact of Budget: Bennett
Bennett says the website will allow low income earners in particular to input their income and see exactly how the changes made in the budget will impact them.
Workers Killed and Injured Honoured at Confederation Building
Union representations, government, and family gathered today to remember those injured or killed in workplace incidents.
Business Confidence Continues to Slide
Vaughn Hammond says 2016 has been tough for small business in the province.
Premier Aims to Have Blind Trust by End of Month
Premier Ball says he aims to have a blind trust established for Sundara development by the end of the month.
Candlelight Vigil for 5-Year-Old Carbonear Girl Tonight
Today, students all over the province are pausing to remember Quinn Butt who died on Sunday morning.
LUMUN Denounces Provincial Austerity Budget
The Lecturers' Union of MUN is the latest group denouncing the provincial government's austerity budget.
VIDEO: Armed Robber Hits Stockwood's
Police were called to the store at about 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday night.
Good News for Carbonear Man Caught Without Denture Plan
An elderly Carbonear man can no longer get dentures due to budget cuts, however his teeth have already been removed for the procedure.
Day of Action Protest Set for Friday in St. John's
The protest will start at the Avalon Mall and march to the Confederation Building.
Premier, Former Union Leader Spar on Open Line
Former Union President at Wabush Mines, Jim Skinner confronted the Premier on Open Line today.
Mechanics Call for Return of Mandatory Vehicle Inspections
Don Matthews of the Automobile Dealers Association agrees with calls to have mandatory inspections reinstated.
Attempted Home Invasion in Centre City Area
The RNC have another attempted home invasion under investigation.
CBS Police Chase Ends in Arrest
A report of a disturbance in CBS around midnight last night resulted in police having to chase down the suspect before they could arrest him.
April is the Cruellest Month: Most Snow of the Winter Fell in Spring
Winter kept us warm, but after yesterday's fall this month was officially the snowiest April in 15 years.
Gas and Diesel Up, Propane Down
The maximum price of fuel at the pumps has gone up this week as forecast by the Consumer Group For Fair Gas prices.
Budget Protests Missing the Point, says Financial Consultant
Josh Taylor says the entire province is to blame for the current fiscal situation for pushing for expanded services beyond our means.
Library Board Chair Hopes Cuts Will Help Improve Service
Library Board Chair, Cal Taylor says money saved by closure of other libraries will help improve service at remaining sites.
Opposition Slams Library Cuts
Tory education critic David Brazil calls the moves a direct attack on literacy in this province, while NDP critic Lorraine Michael says cutting libraries means losing more than just books.
NLTA Concerned with Mixed-Grade Classrooms
In a memo to teachers, NLTA President Jim Dinn says in September, there will be 135 classrooms in 70 schools and as many as 2,400 students in the province that have never been multi-graded before.
Budget Leaves Communities Afraid for Future: Town Hall
The NDP held a town hall meeting last night at St. Teresa's Hall in St John's to hear from residents about the effects of the recent budget.
Forty Year Career was 'Amazing Journey' says Retiring Fire Captain
Stories of Captain Rene Perrin's career at a retirement party, yesterday.
Apr 27 , 2016
Over Half of NL Libraries Closing Over Next Two Years
64 jobs will be affected as 54 libraries across the province close due to budget cuts.
High Illiteracy Rates are Reason to Make Changes: Dale Kirby
Education Minister, Dale Kirby says if the system we have isn't working, something has to happen to fix it.
Premier Defends Budget, Evasive on Possible Changes
Premier Dwight Ball appeared on the VOCM morning show to defend his government's highly criticized fiscal plan.
'Ride for Quinn' Fundraiser to Support Family of Carbonear Tragedy
The fundraising effort aims to help the family at a very difficult time.
Deadline Extended for Studded Tires
The provincial government is allowing another two weeks for drivers to have their studded tires removed.
Search for Missing Natuashish Teen Scaled Back
RCMP say following discussions with the teen's family, the Chief of the Natuashish Band Council, and the Innu Nation, they have decided to scale back the search effort.
Harbour Grace Residents Protest Closure of Courthouse
Pam Whelan says there's a better solution than shutting the historic courthouse down completely.



 
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