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Apr 1 , 2015
NAPE Elects New President
Jerry Earle defeated long-time president Carol Furlong by more than 600 votes and will take her place as head of the union.
Prison Guard Takes Stand at Nelson Hart Trial
Hart is facing threats and mischief charges stemming from a dispute over spilled lunch at the prison.
Audit Reveals Over 400 People Overpaid for Pension
In total, 427 people received more money than they should have, to the tune of $934,979.
Forget April Showers, it's Snow
Some areas getting 15-20 cm of snow tonight and overnight.
Mining Site in Ming's Bight Closed after Fire
The Rambler Mines and Metals site near Ming's Bight is closed until rescue gear destroyed in a devastating fire last night is replaced.
Duo Charged Following Theft from Clarenville Business
RCMP seized about $6,000 worth of stolen property from a vehicle.
FFAW President Pleased with Ottawa Meetings
A union delegation met with opposition leaders Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau and also sat down with Fisheries Minister Gail Shea to discuss a variety of issues within the fishery.
Tiny Changes at Pumps, More in Home Heating
Spokesman George Murphy is predicting heating and stove oils will rise by 1.75 cents a litre, while diesel shows a drop of just 6/10ths of a cent, and gas is expected to go up again but only by 7/10ths of a cent.
Loss of Health Accord Will Continue to Impact Public Health: Finance Minister
The Finance Minister says it's unfortunate but the decision by the federal government to not renew the health accord leaves the province no choice but to adjust its budget.
FFAW Calls for Tentative Commercial Cod Fishery After Stock Grows 6000%
The President of the FFAW says he was surprised by the context of recent analysis by fisheries scientist George Rose on the status of northern cod stocks.
Hillier Blasts MPs Absent from ISIL Vote
Hillier says 37 MPs could not 'find it a high enough priority' to be in the House during the vote. He slammed them for not 'prioritizing their lives and schedules sufficiently to be there'.
'Sell Your Vinyl Castle in Suburbia and Move Downtown': Calls for Public Heritage Engagement
Heritage law reform, incentives for home owners, and education for the public were just some of the changes suggested at a packed town hall last night hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Historic Trust.
C-NLOPB to Issue New Oil Exploration Licenses in Flemish Pass
The C-NLOPB has issued a call for bids for exploratory licenses in the Flemish Pass. It marks the first call issued under the new scheduled land tenure regime.
Canadiens Owner Hopes to Bring More to Province Than Hockey
The owner of the Montreal Canadiens is hoping to expand the entertainment arm of his organization into this province.
Funding Secure, Status of Women Council Ramps Up Service
The Status of Women Council was one of several community groups that was unsure of its funding status until this week, when the provincial government assured them they would still be funded.
Funeral Today for Harold Druken Sr
The funeral for the man known as the unofficial mayor of Shea Heights will be held today.
Province Requesting Environmental Report on Proposal to Construct a Wier at Long Pond
The provincial government is requesting an Environmental Preview Report on a proposal by the city of St. John's to construct a wier at Long Pond.
Liberals Calling for Provincial Autism Strategy
Critic Andrew Parsons argues an overall plan would help address the lack of communication between departments responsible for providing autism related services.
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Mar 31 , 2015
Montreal Canadiens Owner 'Excited' About Move to St. John's
Geoff Molson and Danny Williams made the official announcement this afternoon in downtown St. John's.
Protests Planned for Cindy Gladue Murder Decision and Violence Against Women
There will be a day of action in St. John's to support an Edmonton woman who was murdered four years ago.
CUPE Holds Day of Action on the Health Accord
CUPE is holding a national day of action today to mark the one year anniversary of the expiry of the Health Accord between the federal government and provinces.
St. John's Man on Trial for Allegedly Setting Fire to Hillview Terrace
A 55-year-old St. John's man is on trial today after allegedly setting fire to Hillview Terrace, just off Torbay Road.
Lawyer Calling for Independent Review and Investigation of RNC Constable Sean Kelly
A west coast lawyer is calling for an independent police review and investigation into the case involving RNC Constable Sean Kelly.
St. John's Status of Women Council Relieved, Provincial Funding to Continue
The Executive Director of the St. John's Status of Women Council Jenny Wright says they are relieved provincial funding for community groups, including women's centres, will not be cut this year.
C-NLOPB Issues Call for Bids for Exploratory Licenses in the Flemish Pass
The C-NLOPB has issued a call for bids for exploratory licenses in the Flemish Pass.
No Injuries in School Bus Collision
There were no children injured, but one man was taken to hospital today after a pickup truck collided with a school bus in Burin.
Senator Fabian Manning Considering Run for House Seat in Avalon
Reports out of Ottawa indicate that Conservative Senator Fabian Manning is considering another run at elected politics.
VOCM News Nominated for Five Atlantic Journalism Awards
The VOCM News team has been nominated for five Atlantic Journalism Awards.
Snowmobile Federation Encouraged by Increased Trail Enforcement
The Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation says it's encouraged by the efforts of a number of provincial government agencies in helping with enforcement on the province's groomed snowmobile trails.
Canadian National Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships Heading to St. John's
Some 350 athletes and another 150 coaches, officials and volunteers are converging on St. John's next week for the 2015 Canadian National Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships.
Paradise Students Split to Deal With Overcrowding
Holy Family Students in grades 2-6 will be bussed to the old School for the Deaf on Topsail Road. A new school is being built at Octagon Pond, but won't be ready until September of 2016.
Parking Ban Extended in St. John's
Due to the uncertain forecast, Deputy City Manager Paul Mackey says the ban will now be lifted April 7th.
Middle Cove Ice Wall Returning to the Sea
The picturesque ice formation is starting to melt with the warm weather and is structurally unsound.
Council Pulls Plug on Electric Cars
With a vote of 9-2, it was just Councillors Dave Lane and Sandy Hickman who supported the initiative at last night's meeting.
More Uninsured and Unlicensed Drivers Stopped in Metro
RNC in metro stopped three people on Monday who were on the road - in one fashion or another - illegally.
FFAW Members in Ottawa to Discuss Shrimp Allocations
Members of the FFAW are in Ottawa today to discuss shrimp allocations and the principle of adjacency.
MHA Eli Cross Pays Tribute to His Son, Jeremy
Cross rose in the house to thank people for their messages and condolences, but to also point out that although his son died at 29, he had lived a full and large life.
Last Day to Support St. John's Brier Bid
The hours are ticking down for the drive to bring the Tim Horton's Brier to St. John's.
Brief Weather System Headed to Eastern Half of Island
A brief but intense weather system could leave its mark on the eastern half of the island tomorrow night.
Literacy Organization Needs Provincial Funds
A St. John's literacy group has lost its federal funding, and is appealing to the province so it can
Review into Dark NL Leads to Questions on March 2015 Outages
It was a day that Hydro officials knew they were going to have to start up the new combustion turbine four hours in advance, but did not begin any communications plan until schools kids were on the move.
Government Looks for Solutions to Hopedale Water Woes
Government officials are on the ground in Hopedale looking for a solution to address long standing water issues in the town. The town called a state of emergency last week as low water pressure left some homes without water.
Province Agrees to Fly Labrador Flag at Two Borders
The flag was raised unofficially by residents in September who pressured government to fly the flag they say reflects Labrador heritage and tradition.
Premier Commits to Maintain Core Funding for Women's Centres
Paul Davis put rumours to rest in the House of Assembly yesterday saying government values the work they do across the province.
Government Orders External Review of Sexual Harassment Policies
Paul Davis says there exists a current informal process of reporting workplace conflict and harassment.
Tribute Paid to Harold Druken in House of Assembly
Harold Druken is resting at Caul's Funeral Home on LeMarchant Rd. The funeral is set for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Bosco in Shea Heights.
Accused Stabber Released from Custody
18-year-old Joshua Power was arrested shortly after the incident early Sunday morning, and was granted bail Monday.
No Arrest Yet in Stephenville Crossing Robbery
Police say a masked man entered Karl's Canteen Store, jumped over the counter, and stole cash from the register.



 
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