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Feb 13 , 2016
Surgeries Suspended at Eastern Health On Monday and Tuesday
Elective surgeries have been suspended due to concerns over stains found on surgical equipment.
Saturday Weather Cancellations
Stay up-to-date with VOCM News on all cancellations and changes due to weather.
Cold Hands, Warm Heart - Valentine' s Weekend Storm on the Way
Provincial Airlines and Aerospace Meteorologist Brian Walsh now says the Metro area could get as much as 30 cm of snow starting this afternoon.
Man Injured in Metro Stabbing
No arrests yet, police say there are no public safety concerns.
Man Arrested After Alleged Death Threats Made on Social Media
Suspect arrested after police called yesterday.
Suspected Thief Nabbed by RCMP
33-year-old arrested after theft in Musgravetown.
Ship-Board Accident Under Investigation
65-year-old man taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Tuberculosis Case Confirmed on Northern Peninsula
Lab tests confirm patient who died earlier this week had illness.
Judge Rules in Favour of Mount Pearl in Tax Appeal
Loblaw appealed its property assessment but judge ruled against them.
Transmission Line to be Moved due to Landslide
The landslide occurred between Rocky Harbour and Sally's Cove on the Northern Peninsula January 28th.
MUN Economist Analyses City Budget
Alison Coffin says budget is actually taking pro-active approach to economic conditions.
Brief Reprieve for Torbay Library
The building's landlords have decided to offer free rent for three months until a longer-term solution can be found.
New Rec Centre Drawing Plenty of Members: Mayor
Marystown Mayor Sam Synard says he's pleased with response.
RCMP Launching 24 Hour Pilot Projects
Right now, RCMP have an on-call model in place, but Clarenville and Grand Falls-Windsor will soon have officers on duty right around the clock.
Polina Road Intersection Reconfiguration Due this Year
Deputy Mayor says city is working with owners o Avalon Mall on better managing traffic in area.
Encouraging More Women in Leadership
A Memorial University researcher is examining why more women aren't in management and leadership roles.
Love Hurts
6th annual ode to heartbreak to take place tonight at the Ship Pub.
Paying Exit Realty On The Rock Commissions Never an Issue: Anne Squires
In a statement to VOCM News, Anne Squires said paying the pending commissions to all agents was never an issue.
All Star MVP Scott in IceCaps Lineup Tonight
IceCaps hosting the Toronto Marlies tonight and tomorrow afternoon
Provincial Sports Page
Lots of hockey action
Friday's Scores, Saturday's Schedule
Montreal goes down to Buffalo.
Feb 12 , 2016
Fire Interrupts Service at Holy Family Church
Father Charlie Kelly says mass was underway when the church secretary suddenly rushed into the sanctuary asking everyone to leave.
Ferry Service Resumes for Change Islands
The dump truck that fell into the water on Monday was retrieved today.
Landslide On Northern Peninsula Causes Trouble for NL Hydro
The slide happened on January 28th.
Efforts Continue to Save Torbay Public Library
Mayor says landlords of library's current location have decided to allow them to stay rent-free for three months until a longer-term solution can be found.
John Scott Returns To St. John's
Scott was recently named NHL All-Star MVP
Video Shows Terrifying Head-On TCH Crash
A Grand Falls-Windsor man is lucky to be alive following a frightening accident on the Trans Canada Highway late last Wednesday night.
Fire Destroys Campbellton Home
Officials say the fire was sparked by efforts to thaw pipes with the use of a blow torch.
Armed Men Rob West End Pharmacy
RNC officers are searching for the two men who held up a drug store in the west end of St. John's last night.
Impaired Daytime Driver Four Times Legal Limit
RNC in the Metro area were busy dealing with more impaired drivers over the last 24 hours, including one man who was more than four times over the legal limit in the middle of the afternoon.
Pregnant Woman Handles Fire Before Crews Arrive
A 27-year-old woman took matters into her own hands with a bathroom fire in Mount Pearl yesterday.
Snowmobile Accident Leaves 13-Year-Old in Hospital
A single vehicle-snowmobile accident on the Northern Peninsula has a 13-year-old boy in hospital in St. Anthony.
Two Charged in Marystown Drug Bust
A drug bust in the town saw 50 grams of cocaine, one pound of marijuana, along with a quantity of cash and electronic devices seized.
Court Date Set in Deer Lake Drug Bust
20-year-old Marcus Healey had already been serving a conditional sentence order that was set down in 2014.
Fisheries and Wildlife Sees Record Year for Violations
1,500 violations were investigated in 2015, up 96% from 2013. The rise, included 271 firearms charges, coincided with an increase in hospitalization.
St. John's Residential Taxes Being Lost in Discussion: Whalen
The Chair of the St. John's Board of Trade says tax increases in St. John's should only be allowed to go up in accordance with the cost of living.
Open House Shows off Heart of the Janeway
An open house will be held later today at the Janeway Cardiology Department.
$500,000 in ACOA Funding Headed to Cobb's Pond Rotary Park
Scott Simms says the funding will be used to make the facility more accessible.
Feb 11 , 2016
Fogo Ferry Resumes Limited Service
Change Islands remains without ferry service until at least today.
Two Syrian Families Arrive in St. John's
The Muslim Association Of NL and the Church of the Good Sheppard today welcomed two families of refugees to the province.
Layman Pleads Guilty to Nova Scotia Thefts
The charges stem from a shoplifting spree in Nova Scotia that occurred three months before Layman stabbed an 11-year-old boy in 2014.
Driver 'Lucky' After Outer Ring Road Crash
A car crashed through the guardrail and travelled 20 feet down the embankment before coming to a rest this morning.
'Come From Away' Play Takes Home Six Awards in California
'Come From Away', about the planes that landed in Gander on 9-11, garnered six awards earlier this week in a ceremony honouring the best in local theatre.
Protesters at Roncalli Highlight Dangerous Roads
Parents are upset with drivers who won't slow down or are inattentive in the school zone, as well as high snow banks making navigation dangerous for children.
Ghomeshi Trial Highlighting Weaknesses in Justice System: Moore
St. John's lawyer Lynn Moore says there are very high rates of sexual assault in the community, but very low conviction rates.
St. John's Board of Trade Launches Petition for Tax Relief
It's part of an ongoing outcry from the business community, many of whom are facing a 20 per cent hike in their business taxes as a result of the city's latest budget.
Gas Drops Almost Five Cents
As predicted, there's a big drop at the pumps today.
Local Rugby Player Signs Pro Contract in Europe
30-year-old Ciaran Hearn has signed a one year deal to play with the London Irish.
Local Advocacy Group Responds to RNC Warning of Drugged Drinks
Kerri Claire of SPAAT says she takes offence to suggestions that changing your behaviour can prevent you from being sexually assaulted, but the RNC's Sergeant Colin McNeil says they are in no way blaming the victims of sexual assault.
Surveys Coming to Larger Communities Across Northeast Avalon
The confidential surveys aim to inform policy, planing, and the delivery of services in each of the municipalities.

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