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Apr 24 , 2014
Outages Likely to Continue for Next Few Winters: Report
Liberty Consulting says that a continuing and unacceptably high risk of outages remains for the 2015 through to 2017 winter seasons.
Accused George Street Stabber Appears in Court
Jake Long is accused of aggravated assault after police say he stabbed a man outside a night club earlier this month.
Mother Surprised by Reunion with Children and New Car
It was an emotional reunion for Renee Groves and her mother Marie Spurrell today, as Groves and her brother Kevin surprised their mother with a brand new Chevrolet Trax from Hickman Motors.
St. John's Residents Complain of Rat Problem
Ward 2 councillor Jonathan Galgay says he's been getting reports about poorly maintained houses and an abundance of garbage as the snow melts.
NAPE Protests Group Home Privatization
President Carol Furlong says they had a good turnout at a demonstration in front of Susan Sullivan's constituency office in Grand Falls-Windsor over the lunch hour.
Interim CEO Named for Eastern Health
Don Keats will take over May 5th.
Provincial Workplace Injuries at All Time Low
In 2013, 30 fatalities were recorded at workplaces; five from accidents and 25 from occupational illnesses - that compares to 26 workplace fatalities in 2012.
Conciliator Appointed in NLTA Collective Agreement Talks
More talks are scheduled for May 12th to 16th.
St. John's Third Best City to Be a Woman
According to a new study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, an Ottawa-based think tank.
Business Confidence Growing: CFIB
31 per cent of businesses expect to hire in the next few months, but that's not quite as strong as their plans a year ago.
Pepsi Centre Vandalized
Corner Brook Mayor Charles Pender says more surveillance and security measures are being contemplated after extensive vandalism was discovered.
Corner Brook Mugger Arrested
Police say an 82-year-old was walking Tuesday just before midnight on Broadway Street near the 86er Pub when she was approached by another woman who stole her purse.
Paramedics Protest at Health Sciences
Paramedics say there are too many "red alerts" in the province.
Gas Prices Soar
Over the last three weeks gas has increased by nine cents a litre.
PC Party Won't Reopen Leadership Race
PC leadership convention co-chair Tommy Williams says the party is following its own rules and on July 5th, Frank Coleman will be sworn in as the new leader.
Opera Company Apologizes and Replaces Billboard
Cheryl Hickman, with Opera on the Avalon, says the ad was meant to be playful, and it was thought to be reflective of past ads.
Emera Finalizes Financing for Maritime Link
The 170 kilometre cable is slated to be operational in late 2017, though Nalcor has warned power could be delayed.
Historic Building Destroyed by Fire in Carbonear
Mayor George Butt Junior says the theatre, opened in 1949, is a historical part of the town that will be missed.
Inmates Charged in HMP Riot that Targeted Accused Murderer
Fourteen of the inmates were brought to provincial court and officially charged yesterday while one man, Nicholas Gardias, has been released and is now wanted on a warrant.
Meeting on Corner Brook Hospital Tonight
A citizen-led action group is hosting the meeting tonight, inviting residents from the Bay St. George area to share their personal stories of having to make long trips for specialized treatment.
Residents Petition MHA about Road Conditions
Protesters in St. Alban's are giving the province a couple of weeks to respond to their petition about the state of the roads in the area before deciding their next step.
Twitter Attributed to Helping in Arrest
A picture of the suspect was circulated by the RNC on Twitter yesterday afternoon.
Consul General of Japan in St. John's
A luncheon with local media is planned this afternoon at Bianca's to discuss his visit.
Stephenville Lands Porter Airlines
Porter will operate one weekly round trip during the months of July and August. Stephenville marks Porter's fourth destination in Atlantic Canada.
DFO Researching Dead Whales off West Coast
The carcasses of nine blue whales killed in ice near Cape Anguille earlier this winter have moved farther north and closer to shore, allowing scientists to collect some tissue samples.
Whale in Biscay Bay not going Anyhere
The whale washed in in relatively good condition after the big April 1st storm, but time and warmer temperatures have already taken their toll.
Post Winter Litter Cleanup Begins in Mount Pearl
Mount Pearl Mayor Randy Simms says it's something that municipalities get used to in this province after a long winter.
Two NFLDers Being Honoured for Bravery
Two Newfoundlanders are being honoured for their bravery at Government House in Ottawa tomorrow, one of them posthumously.
Oil Jobs in Port aux Basques
The project is expected to created some 100 jobs at its peak and be completed in June of this year.
Wednesday's Scores / Thursday's Schedule
Apr 23 , 2014
15 Inmates Facing Charges from February Riot at HMP
Of the 15 men charged, five of them were named in the August riot at the Penitentiary.
Emera Secures Financing for Maritime Link
The Halifax-based company has secured $1.3-billion to help fund the link across the Cabot Strait.
Fire Destroys Old Theatre in Carbonear
The fire at the vacant building, known locally as the old Bond Theatre, was noticed by a passerby who spotted smoke coming from a window.
William Conway Pleads Guilty to Impaired Driving Death
Members of victim Veronica Lewis Doyle's family were present and were sobbing as Conway was lead into court by Sheriff's Officers.
Jody Hale Sentenced for Internet Luring
Hale was convicted of sending a series of disturbing, and what the judge described as 'predatory' messages, to one of his 14-year-old students over a period of time spanning from December of 2011 to May of 2012.
Residents March to Protest Road Conditions in St. Alban's
Residents marched to MHA Tracey Perry's office and presented her with a petition of 900 names. While a tender for road repairs on the Bay d'Espoir highway has been awarded, the group says that's not good enough.
RNC Looking for Suspect in Violent Robbery
Police say an 82-year-old was walking Tuesday just before midnight on Broadway Street near the 86er Pub when she was approached by another woman who stole her purse.
RNC Quickly Catches Thief Thanks to Twitter
Surveillance photos of the suspect were circulated on Twitter today, and resulted in a tip from the public.
RNC Looking for Driver in Vehicle-Pedestrian Hit and Run
Police say a woman was struck by a truck just after 2 p.m. Monday, April 14th on Hamlyn Road.
Blue Whales in Bonne Bay Part of Group Killed Off Southwest Coast
Blue whale carcasses spotted in Bonne Bay in recent days belong to the same unlucky group of nine rare whales killed by ice of Cape Anguille earlier this season.
Opera on the Avalon responds to 'Fairies' Billboard; Apologizes
Opera on the Avalon was using the billboard to promote their upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Porter Introducing Flight Between Halifax and Stephenville
Porter will operate one weekly round trip during the months of July and August.
Potholes First, Litter Second
Councillor Sandy Hickman says they are two or three weeks behind with spring cleanup.
Family Giving Blood to Give Back on Behalf of Daughter
19-month-old Peyton Hill from Labrador City has four different heart defects.
High Rate of Violent Crime Other than Firearm
There were a total of 6,558 violent crimes reported to police in the province in 2012, 75 of which involved firearms. 970 of those crimes involved other weapons, including knives.
Child Sex Charges Against Nflder in Fort Mac
A Fogo Island man who had been working as a teacher's assistant in Fort McMurray is facing several child exploitation-related charges.
Barry Says PC Party Leadership Process is 'Flawed'
Bill Barry took several parting shots at the PC Party for the way it is selecting a new leader. Barry's feature interview with Fred Hutton is included in this story.
NAPE Demonstration on Group Homes Tomorrow
Being held outside Health Minister Susan Sullivan's office in Grand Falls-Windsor tomorrow at noon.
Survey of Local Waters to be Conducted
The Irish vessel RC Celtic Explorer will arrive in St. John's late Thursday and will be immediately loaded with necessary equipment to depart on Friday for the survey.
Prediction on Fuel Prices in
Gasoline along with heating and stove oil are looking at an expected increase of almost 2 cents per litre.

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