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Oct 23 , 2014
Prime Minister Addresses Nation as House of Commons Resumes
MPs sang the National Anthem and Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers was given a lengthy standing ovation in the House of Commons today as MPs returned after a shootout and lengthy lockdown on Parliament Hill yesterday.
Halifax Police Arrest Armed Man
Police received report this morning of an armed man in the Halifax downtown area.
Stepmother of Accused Stabber says Help for Mental Illness Inadequate
19-year-old Nick Layman is charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing an 11-year-old boy in the neck while he was playing on a busy soccer pitch in CBS last month.
Over 80 Tires Slashed Overnight In Metro
Police received 26 complaints from residents in the area indicating their tires had been slashed sometime between 11:30 last night and 7:30 this morning.
Billy Power Cross Examination Continues
Today, Philip Pynn's lawyer Mark Gruchy pointed out many instances where Power's police statements conflicted with his testimony.
Major Power Outage Briefly Hits Avalon
It was brief but widespread.
Water Restored to Central St. John's after Main Break
A large part of the city lost its water when construction workers on Allandale Road had to go underneath a water main.
Vigil for Missing and Murdered Women and Girls Tonight
Names of the more than 85 women and girls who have been murdered or are missing will be read aloud to be remembered and honoured.
NL Housing Official says Meetings Going Ahead in Ottawa
Stephen Pretty says their meetings are going ahead today, although in a limited capacity.
Plans Underway for Regatta Bicentennial
The Royal St. John's Regatta will give an update on the 200th anniversary of the event today.
Canada 'Not Immune' To Attack: Harper
Federal Leaders React to the tragic shooting in Ottawa yesterday.
Increased Security, But No Immediate Threat To Province
The province has increased security at Confederation Building as a precaution.
Court Appearance for Man Charged after Abandoning Seven Pitbulls
35-year-old Ross Martin is facing a long list of charges after seven pit bull dogs were seized from an abandoned property.
Woman Rescued from House Fire by Neighbour
Fire crews were met with heavy smoke when they arrived on scene at Watson Crescent.
Seasonal Layoffs Follow Close on Mount Pearl Lockout
It's only been a few days since municipal workers in Mount Pearl went back to work, and while there is word twenty-two seasonal workers are being laid off, city officials say that is routine.
Slight Drop At The Pumps
Gas has dropped by almost half-a-cent a litre. Furnace oil and stove oil are down by about a cent and a half, while diesel and residential propane went down by just over a cent a litre.
Salt Trucks Reappear On NL Highways
The temperature went down to near zero overnight.
Charges Laid After Downtown Assault
A 35-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated assault, assaulting a police officer, and breaching probation while a 39-year-old man was charged with assault and breaches.
Province's French Community Thriving
Francophone Immigration is alive and well in Newfoundland and Labrador.
IceCaps Lose in OT
Homestand continues this weekend.
Provincial Sports Page
Rugby, soccer
Wednesday's Scores/Thursday's Schedule
Kansas City rebounds against the Giants.
Oct 22 , 2014
Nation Mourns Soldier, Parliament Hill Shooter Identified
The man who shot and killed 24-year old Corporal Nathan Cirillo of Hamilton, Ontario, has been identified.
Two Sent to Hospital after Fire
Two people have been sent to hospital following a house fire on Watson Crescent, in the east end of St. John's.
Man Pleads Guilty to Stabbing in St. John's
A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a George Street stabbing incident in April.
Focus Shifts to Lyndon Butler at Trial
Billy Power says he didn't know Nick Winsor or Lyndon Butler at the time. He says after Winsor's murder, his stepdaughter showed him photos of Butler from Facebook.
RNCA Defends Controversial Recruitment Video
The video, meant to attract young recruits to the force, shows officers in riot gear with semi-automatic weapons, hunting down criminals.
Ignoring Pension Problems Has Cost Province Billions: Coffin
Instead of being billions of dollars in the hole as the greatest debt problem facing the provincial government, the Public Sector Pension Plan would be $13 billion in the black today had the unfunded liabilities been addressed in 1984.
Accused Home Invader to Remain in Custody
The 25-year-old man accused in a series of frightening home invasions will remain in custody while lawyers sort through new disclosure related to his case.
Christmas Toys Stolen from Salvation Army in CBS
Sometime early Monday morning, a storage shed on the Salvation Army property in CBS was broken into and toys stored there were taken.
Family of Injured RCMP Officer Thanks Public for Support
Keith Bennett is in intensive care in Regina with broken bones and internal injuries. His family originally from North West River, says they are hoping to have him home soon.
No Change to New 911 System: Government
Liberal Critic Eddie Joyce claims the system has been downgraded, accusing government of creating the illusion that callers would reach a dispatcher when in reality calls will be relayed.
Heavenly Creatures President Contemplates Libel Suit
President Jessica Rendell says she's being attacked online with claims that are hurting the reputation of the organization.
Nurses Approve of Upgraded Ebola Plan
Health Department officials have outlined stricter protocols and procedures in the event a patient presents with Ebola-like symptoms.
Customer Critical of Canada Post Survey
Canada Post says according to the survey, people seem to prefer smaller community mailboxes close to home over larger facilities farther away.
Doctors not Surprised by St. John's Obesity Stats
Dr. Catherine Donovan says a number of issues are responsible for the ranking, including diet and a more sedentary lifestyle.
Not Much Change at the Pumps this Week
The Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices is predicting gas to drop by less than a cent a litre.
Fire Damages Melrose Community Centre
RCMP say there was nothing suspicious about the blaze and it appears to have been electrical in nature.
A (Washed) Hands-On Approach For Infection Control Week
Health Minister Steve Kent says infection prevention and control programs are an important part of the health care system.
IceCaps Win First Home Game
Playing Binghamton again tonight.
Provincial Sports Page
Royals senior hockey passes available.
Tuesday's Scores/Wednesday's Schedule
Giants take game one of World Series.
Oct 21 , 2014
Billy Power Testifies at Murder Trial
Billy Power owns the garage where Nick Winsor was killed on July 9, 2011, and he is the man Pynn and Butler are accused of attempting to rob and kill that night.
Men Accused in HMP Riot Appear in Court
The violent incident took place June 3rd in one of the penitentiary's living units. Police say it caused significant damage to the area.
Emergency Landing at St. John's Airport
The C-130 made the landing at 3 p.m., after identifying a problem with one of its four engines.
Trial Continues in Drunk Driving Accident
Frank Lawlor is charged with operating a vehicle while impaired, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, and refusing the breathalyzer.
Province Provides Update on Ebola Preparedness
Health Minister Steve Kent says a full simulation will take place next week.
Accident At Airport Under Investigation
St. John's Regional and Eastern Health responded to a report that a man had fallen from a ladder on a service vehicle at the airport.
Workplace Program Celebrates Contributions to Inclusion
The Partners for Workplace Inclusion Program handed out its 10th annual business awards today.
Canada Post Conducting Survey on Distance to Mailboxes
Canada Post says the majority of people in metro responding to a survey on community mailboxes prefer to have the boxes close to their homes.



 
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