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May 22 , 2015
C-NLOPB Lays Charges against Hibernia for 2013 Oil Spill
The C-NLOPB alleges that HMDC caused or permitted crude oil to be spilled into the offshore.
Class Action Lawsuit on Damage Caused by Water Seepage from Deer Lake Canal
A class action lawsuit was filed today at Supreme Court against Kruger Inc., Deer Lake Power Company Limited, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, the Town of Deer Lake, and the provincial government.
RNC Investigating Sudden Death in Bauline
Police and emergency crews were called to a home on the main road this morning.
Couple with Four Children Wins $1M
A Mount Pearl mother says she will be extending her maternity leave after she and her husband won a million dollars in Lotto MAX.
Governor General Addresses Board of Trade
Johnston was optimistic about the future of the province, but says that innovation is of utmost importance if the province is to succeed in years to come.
RCMP Conducting Air Patrols to Crack Down on Speeders
Traffic Services East and Central are conducting aircraft traffic patrols of the divided highway on the Avalon Peninsula.
Impaired Driver Sent to Hospital After Blowing Over 5.5X Legal Limit
It was one of many impaired drivers pulled over in the metro in the last 48 hours.
Group One Step Closer to Saving Dog
Lawyer Averill Baker has managed to have a decision to put the dog down temporarily stayed until it can be determined if the dog would benefit from behaviour modification.
Man Sentenced for Drug Possession While in Lockup
Michael Slade had been held in the lockup for 6 days when officers found two ounces of cocaine hidden in his pants.
New Van for Father of Young Boy with Leukemia
Gus Beck's van, which was parked at Ronald McDonald House last week, was stolen and later found abandoned and torched.
Bringing Demasduit Home: Mi'kmaq Chief Works to Repatriate Beothuck Remains
Chief Mis'el Joe of the Conne River Mi'kmaq First Nation Band says he was moved to tears on viewing the remains of two Beothuck which had been put on display in Scotland.
FFAW Accuses Feds of Playing Politics with Atlantic Halibut Quota Allocations
Union President Keith Sullivan calls it a "disgraceful" attempt by the federal government to hang on to seats in the Maritimes.
Search and Rescue Lifeboat Station Opens in Burin
Senator Fabian Manning was in Burin today to announce federal funding for small craft harbours projects on the Burin Peninsula and southwest coast.
Malcolm Moss Receives Seabright Volunteer Award
The award was established by the VOCM Cares Foundation to commemorate the contribution of the late Gordon Seabright to the work of the foundation, recognizing the outstanding service of an individual to their community and others.
Social Media Quagmire Can Hinder Investigations: RNC
RNC Constable Steve Curnew says sometimes going to Facebook instead of police can leave investigators sifting though all the information provided to separate legitimate complaints from hearsay, opinion, or speculation.
RNC Locate Missing Driver After Car found on its Side on Highway
The K-9 Unit was brought in to search a nearby wooded area, but the driver, who was not injured, was later located at a house in Corner Brook.
Outer Ring Road to be Cleaned Up Earlier than Usual
It comes after complaints from the city council of St. John's, who called the popular highway an embarrassment.
UK Cluing in to Seal Overpopulation Depleting Cod Stocks
Concerns raised for years in this province regarding the overpopulation of seals and their impact on fish stocks are now being echoed in some parts of the UK.
Curling Man Arrested After Assault
The RNC responded to a disturbance at a home at about 9:30 last night. Police were told a young female had been assaulted by the older resident of the home.
MUN Out $40 Million After Pension Payment Deferred on Top of Cuts
On top of cutting $20-million from Memorial University's operating budget, government has decided this year to defer a $20-million pension payment.
Province Has Empty Long-Term Care Beds While Funding Private Ones
The new long-term care home in Pleasantville opened last September but has yet to operate at full capacity because of a shortage of licensed practical nurses.
CUPW Says Canada Post Seeing Increase in Deliveries as NDP Promises Return of Door-to-Door
The Federal NDP says it will reinstate door-to-door mail delivery if the party forms government in the next election.
Governor General Honours 11 People with Caring Canadian Awards
The Governor General's Caring Canadian Awards were presented to individuals who have made a difference in their communities.
May 21 , 2015
St. Lawrence Man Wins Set for Life
60-year-old Celestine Tarrant decided to take the lump sum of $675,000.
RCMP Stop Driver Going 180 kph on Highway
Constable Dennis Hann says with standing water and other drivers on the road it was all the more dangerous, and there's just no excuse.
14 Months in Jail for Two Men Convicted in HMP Chapel Riot
Calvin Kenny and Jody Clarke had attempted to blame HMP management for the incident, saying they did nothing to prevent it from happening, but Judge Colin Flynn didn't buy that.
Group Trying to Reverse Judge's Decision to Euthanize Dog
Yesterday, a provincial court judge granted an RNC application to destroy a two-year-old pitbull.
RCMP Investigating Theft of Portable Generator
It was taken from a construction site in the Squid Cove Road area.
Poor Planning Cause of Long-Term Care Home Issues: Opposition Parties
Health Minister Steve Kent admits 30 beds are still unavailable, but says a combination of retirements, resignations, and recruitment challenges are to blame for staffing shortages.
St. John's Man Convicted of Arson at Apartment Building
Gary Flynn tried to tell Judge Mike Madden that someone else must have slipped into his Hillview Terrace apartment and started the two fires.
RNC Investigating Allegations Involving Missing Husky
Avalanche, a pure-bred male husky, went missing and a Facebook page was launched to try to gather information to help find the dog.
Federal NDP Will Reinstate Door to Door Mail Delivery if Elected
MP Ryan Cleary says public feedback has been persistent and passionately against government's 2013 plan to cut the Canada Post service to 5.1 million homes.
Miller Shipping Fined $40,000 after Employee Death
In May 2013, the company's tugboat was pulling a barge from Quebec with several thousand tonnes of rebar aboard. The barge capsized about 60 km off the coast of Ramea, placing extra extra strain on the tow-winch.
Work Underway to Refurbish Bannerman Park Bandstand
Councillor Sandy Hickman says the roof of the bandstand is being redone and the brick walls are coming down to make it a more open structure.
Impaired Driver 4X Legal Limit
A severely intoxicated 56-year-old man from Cape St. George is facing impaired driving charges after being stopped yesterday on the TCH.
City Council calls Outer Ring Road Garbage 'Unacceptable'
Minister David Brazil says it could be late next month before Transportation and Works crews begin their spring cleanup on the Outer Ring Road, but St. John's city councillor Danny Breen says the road needs to be cleaned much earlier in the year.
Two Taken to Hospital After St. John's Motorcycle Accident
The accident happened at the intersection of Freshwater Road and Empire Avenue.
Driver Owing $22K in Fines Found with Stolen Property
A routine traffic stop in Mount Pearl resulted in a number of charges against a driver who should not have been behind the wheel.
Come By Chance Processing Local Oil for the First Time
Up until now, all oil recovered off the east coast had been shipped elsewhere for processing, mostly to U.S east coast refineries.
CBS Offering Reward in Connection to Gate Theft from T'Railway
The gates, which prevent motorized vehicles from gaining access to the trail, were removed from the areas of Harvey's Path, Delaney's Road, and Fagan's Road.
Two Fined, Banned for Illegal Hunting and Fishing
Two people have been convicted and fined for illegal fishing and hunting activity thanks to the efforts of provincial Fish and Wildlife officers.
Liberals Concerned about OCI Exemptions and Contract Commitments
Files obtained by media through Access to Information suggest that provincial government approved exemptions which allowed millions of pounds of groundfish to be shipped out of the province unprocessed last year.
Conservation Officers Monitoring Kent's Pond Moose Before Release
The young animal had exhausted itself swimming in the pond for several hours after running into difficulty trying to get out. Witnesses say the animal kept getting bogged down in the muddy bank only to return to the water.
Gas Up Over a Cent and a Half
The price of gas is up slightly this week.
Time to Scrap Bike Lanes and Start Over, Says Prominent Cyclist
Free Ride owner Chris Jerrett says the city's cycling plan is woefully inadequate and needs to be reconsidered with input from cyclists in order to work.
FFAW Calls on Gov to Help Unpaid St. Mary's Plant Workers
FFAW President Keith Sullivan says the union is not only concerned about the workers not getting paid but also about the long term viability of the business.
Happy Anniversary, and Farewell: Booth Alumni Celebrate This Weekend
Booth Memorial High School has planned a weekend filled with activities to celebrate the school's nearly 60 year history before closing its doors next month.
May 20 , 2015
Community in Mourning After Fatal Accident
Sheila Fitzgerald, the mayor of Roddickton says in a community of about one thousand people, if you are not related, you know everyone well. And this has hit the town hard.
Premier says OCI is Living up to 2012 Agreement
Paul Davis says the company has had to change its business plan to reflect lower catches.
Prominent Local Doctor on Canadian Red Cross Team Heading to Nepal
Dr. David Allison, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Eastern Health, has been given the job of Senior Medical Officer with a Red Cross mobile hospital.

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