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Aug 4 , 2015
Crews Fight Tractor Trailer Fire, Burning Since Midnight
The driver of the rig escaped without injury and managed to unhook the trailer portion. The westbound highway is down to one lane, and Whitbourne Fire Chief Jamie Budden reminds drivers to slow down as they approach the scene.
All Clear After Atlantic Place Evacuated
The building has been evacuated as St. John's Regional Firetrucks converge on Water Street.
Randy Simms Making Liberal Candidacy Announcement Today
His candidacy will create a battle of current and former Mayors in Mount Pearl as he runs against current MHA Steve Kent in the district of Mount Pearl North.
Lock Your Cars: Thefts from Vehicles on the Rise in Central
Police remind the public to keep valuables out of sight, remove personal items, and keep their vehicles secured.
Man Accused in California Stabbing Rampage Due in Court
Theodore Norvell, a MUN professor, and his daughter were visiting his sister's family in the small town of Laytonville when a young man went on an unprovoked stabbing rampage.
RNC Look for Suspect in Subway Armed Robbery
Police say a lone male entered the Subway on Commonwealth Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on July 4th. He was armed with a weapon and demanded cash before fleeing the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount.
Mealy Mountains National Park A Long Time Coming: Lawyer
The national park reserve protects 10,700 square kilometres of land, making it one of the largest protected areas in eastern North America.
Ball In Gander for Policy Announcement
Today's announcement is being billed as an 'important seniors policy'.
Replacement of NL Student Loans with Grants a Win for Student Advocates
Travis Perry with the Canadian Federation of Students says removing that debt load from students, even by a small amount, will pay off in the long run.
Former Wish Kid Donating Song Proceeds
Abby Quigley realized her wish of recording an original song with her favourite local group Everglow last year thanks to the Children's Wish Foundation.
Brothers Finish Cross-Country Bike Ride on Clean Water Awareness
The Water Cycle Project looks to bring clean water to communities around the world.
Aug 3 , 2015
Hail, Hail Go Away
Coming off the worst July in history, August has started off on a much better note, but in Central Newfoundland yesterday afternoon, hail caught people by surprise.
Analysts Concerned about Unorthodox Election Season
Parliament has been dissolved and a federal election triggered, to take place on October 19th.
Man Facing Charges Unable to Serve House Arrest due to Lack of Housing
The 40-year-old is facing 27 fraud-related charges and has been prepared to plead guilty for some time.
Cold, Wet July All Bermuda's Fault
The coldest July on record in the St. John's area may have been because of the absence of a traditional high pressure system which would normally sit over Bermuda this time of year, giving us those warm southwesterly winds.
Water Testing Ongoing at Memorial University Campus
The University is awaiting the results of testing from samples taken from all 50 buildings but says results to date show there's no widespread issue with lead contamination.
'Newfoundland Moose' Sets Record at Special Olympics World Games
42-year-old Jackie Barrett, also known as the Newfoundland Moose, won three gold medals and one silver medal.
Federal NDP Have More Candidates in Place
Claudette Menchenton is running in the district of Coast of Bays-Central Notre Dame. In Labrador, Edward Rudkowski will represent the NDP.
Gemma Hickey Finishes 900 km Walk at Mount Cashel Memorial
The Pathways Foundation seeks to provide support to survivors of abuse at religious institutions.
Art Installation on New Convention Centre Complete
Commissioned in 2013, "Aftermath (cracking up)" was created by Newfoundland-based painter and book artist Tara Bryan.
Truck Driver Robbed Outside Port aux Basques
A semi-truck driver was forced to pull over and robbed on Sunday by three men in a black jeep.
NL Hydro Files $180M Spending Plan for 2016
Hydro presented its capital budget to the Public Utilities Board on Friday, in it Hydro details 120 projects.
CFIB Asking for Regulatory Framework on P3s
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says doing so would ensure greater transparency and accountability to the public.
'Move Over' Laws Still Being Ignored
The 'Move Over' law has been in place for about a year, but police say they still have to watch their backs when responding to incidents on the highways.
Man Charged After Excessive 911 Calls
The 53-year-old was charged in the wee hours Sunday after he called 911 several times for issues that were not of an emergency nature.
Nickel Film Fest Soldiering On After $5,000 Fraud
The Executive Director of the Nickel, Melissa Carrera, says the Film Festival is dealing with the issues before the courts and will continue on in spite of it all.
Some Movement on Manolis L Salvage
After 30 years on the bottom of Notre Dame Bay, steps are being taken to address the situation surrounding the leaking hull of the Manolis L.
More Calls for Extended Fishery After Mucky July
The recreational fishery began on July 18th and lasts until August 9th, with an additional 9 days in September. But as most will tell you, nearly half of the days so far have been unfit.
Coffee and Company Closing Up Shop
Another long-time fixture on Water Street is closing its doors.
Provincial Sports Page
Softball, soccer
Sunday's Scores/Monday's Schedule
Blue Jays take three of four from Kansas City.
Aug 2 , 2015
Foot Chase Results in Impaired Arrest
One of a number of drunk driving cases on the west coast over the last 24 hours.
Driver Charged; Owes $15K in Fines
The accused was also prohibited from driving anywhere in Canada.
Hope Walk Ends in St. John's
Gemma Hickey set out from Port aux Basques last month to raise support for survivors of clergy abuse.
Five Liberals in Central Nomination Race
Five want the nomination.
Funeral Arrangements Made For Woman Who Died in NS Prison
Camille Strickland-Murphy was found unresponsive in her cell Tuesday.
Semicolon Tattoo a Reminder for Local Man
Geoff Seymour opens up about why he chose to get a semicolon tattoo.
Canada's Newest National Park is in Labrador
Will be known as the Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve.
Confusion in GF-W Council Chambers
One councillor was unnotified of change in committee chair position.
Some Minor Changes as the Folk Fest Returns to Bannerman Park
The event has been held in Bowring Park the last two years because of construction at Bannerman.
Economist has Advice for New Finance Minister
Ross Wiseman will stay in the role until the election but has announced his retirement effective Nov. 30.
Mortgage Insurance Rules Relaxed
Economists see it as a move that will heat up some markets and boost affordable housing.
Theatre Interest Growing in Grand Falls-Windsor
The Queen Street Dinner Theatre is performing a lunchtime show dubbed "Yesterday's Men" that looks at the lives of men who worked in central's logging camps.
Conception Harbour Looking to Cash in On Ecotourism
There's a backlog of people looking to secure a berth in town.
Learn to Row Program at Quidi Vidi a Success
Four crews are entered in the female midget category which is more than in recent years.
New Route for Old Race
The Huffin' Puffin will take participants through downtown St. John's.
Provincial Sports Page
Holy Cross moves into first place in Challenge Cup play.
Saturday's Scores/Sunday's Schedule
Jays lose a tough one.
Aug 1 , 2015
Fishing Vessel Found, Everyone OK
Four people were fishing in the Bay of Islands.
July was Foggy, Wet and Cold
The coldest on record.



 
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