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May 6 , 2016
As Fort Mac Fire Spreads, Evacuees Share Stories of Escape
There are countless stories of people from this province who have been left with nothing following the Alberta wild fires and those who still don't know if they have a home still standing. Here are a few of those stories.
Help Fort Mac Radiothon This Saturday on all Steele Stations
The Help Fort Mac Radiothon will air Saturday afternoon from noon to 6:00 p.m. on all stations of the VOCM-CFCB Radio Network as well as K-Rock and Hits FM and VOCM.com.
Ed Martin Severance Set in Decade-Old Contract: Premier
Premier Ball says Ed Martin's severance payment followed the terms of his contract, signed back in 2005.
Wisdom of Dental Cuts Questioned in House of Assembly
Health Minister, John Haggie says 1,600 in the Adult Dental Program will have their work completed before the program is eliminated.
Counterfeit $20 Bills Circulating St. John's Area
RNC is warning the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills circulating the St. John's area.
40th Annual Folk Festival Lineup Announced
The headlining acts for the 40th Annual Folks Festival was announced today in St. John's.
Kiewit Offshore Services Marystown Closing Doors
According to union, Kiewit Offshore Services in Marystown is closing doors at end of May with no prospect of employment for next three years.
Connor McGrath Commemorated in House of Assembly
A 13-year-old boy from this province whose battle with cancer inspired many across the country was commemorated in the House of Assembly.
RNC Looking for Missing Teenager
RNC is seeking public assistance in locating 15-year-old Devin Mills.
NL-Themed Adult Colouring Book Launch Tonight
Bobbi Pike, from CBS, is launching a new Newfoundland and Labrador-themed colouring book this evening at Chapters in St. John's.
VIDEO: Four Vehicles Burn Behind Topsail Road Garage
A sedan, an SUV, and two pickups were destroyed in a fire the RNC are treating as suspicious.
Ed Martin Severance 'Extravagant Use' of Taxpayer Money: CUPE
CUPE President Wayne Lucas calls the hypocrisy of Ed Martin's $1.3-million severance package "staggering."
'Warm Line' Project Offers Pre-Crisis Support by Phone
CHANNAL, a self-help centre in St. John's, launched a pilot project to offer non-judgmental support to those in need by telephone.
Cougar Inspects Helicopter After Emergency Landing
Cougar officials are conducting an inspection after a engine fire warning light went off in a helicopter en route from the Henry Goodrich to St. John's this morning.
Woman Held in Thwarted Armed Robbery of Pizzaria
A 29-year-old woman who tried to rob a pizza place just after 7:00 last night got taken to the lock-up for her efforts.
Thief Steals Car Parts from Corner Brook Business
Corner Brook RNC are trying to track down the thief who stole a bunch of automotive parts from a business in the Confederation Drive area.
Province Looks to Intervene in Oceanex Ferry Rate Case
Justice Minister Andrew Parsons says the provincial government will apply to intervene in Oceanex's application to increase Marine Atlantic's commercial ferry rates.
Gas Prices Up, Along With Fuels
The regulated price of gas is up again, along with the cost of most fuels.
Planning for the Future, Reacting to the Present at Packed NDP Town Hall
It's time to make a plan, according to the NDP Town Hall meeting held last night at St Teresa's Parish Hall in St John's.
NL Technology Sector Valued at $1.6-Billion
Innovation Week features a variety of events planned throughout the province.
Huge Turnout to Discuss Multi-Grade Classrooms, Kindergarten
Last night's meeting at Beachy Cove had such a big turnout that fire commissioner's had to keep an eye out for safety.
Connor McGrath Remembered in Edmonton Today, Placentia in Future
Visitation will be held today for a thirteen-year-old boy who lost his battle with cancer.
May 4 , 2016
$1.3-million Severance for Ed Martin
Martin stepped down as President and CEO of Nalcor just days after the provincial government brought down the April 14th budget.
1600 Homes, Buildings Destroyed in Fort Mac Fire
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the evacuation of 80,000 people is the biggest in the province's history.
Minister has 'Buyer's Remorse' for Library Deals Signed by Tories
Education Minister, Dale Kirby is questioning the cost of lease agreements for two libraries located in municipal buildings.
VIDEO: Fire Destroys Home on Salmonier Line
Holyrood RCMP and the Holyrood Fire Department were called to the fire at about 2:30 this morning.
Premier Ball Offers Water Bombers, Firefighters to Help Fort Mac
The NL Premier and Prime Minister have contacted Alberta officials to offer assistance.
Exams Available Despite Cuts to Low-Risk Screening Programs: Health Minister
Health Minister, John Haggie says any woman worried about the risk of developing breast cancer can still get examined if they so choose.
Protest Planned for Accused Murderer's Court Appearance
Cindy Cranford is asking that people be respectful of Quinn's memory, and keep decorum at the courthouse.
Broadcaster Brian Rogers Elected to NL Hockey Hall of Fame
Brian Rogers has spent over 40 years in broadcasting, and is one of the most recognizable voices in provincial hockey.
Few Details in Corner Brook Death
Few details are being released at this time regarding a sudden death reported at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook.
Demonstration Planned to Save Fogo Island Public Library
Christine Dwyer says the loss of the library will take away programming and services from the people of Fogo Island.
Crews from Four Stations Fight Fire at Pleasant View Towers
A small fire at Pleasant View Towers in the capital city's east end last evening caused some anxious moments for firefighters.
Public Meeting Set to Discuss South Brook Bridge Replacement
The meeting will discuss plans to replace the South Brook Bridge on Pearltown Road.
Three-Wheeled Driver Charged with Impaired Driving
A 21-year-old man from Portugal Cove-St. Philips has been charged with impaired driving after an unusual incident on Kenmount Road early yesterday morning.
'Deliberate' Privacy Breach Launches Quick Response from Eastern Health
An Eastern Health employee has been let go after what health officials say was a deliberate privacy breach involving private information on 11:00 patients.
Budget Cuts Raise Questions about Viability of Rural NL
Rob Greenwood says lately the province has seen service expansion for rural NL, but now it needs a reset on expectations created by the 'irrational exuberance' over the last eight years.
Steve Kent Proposes MHA Recall Legislation
Tory Opposition Member Steve Kent wants to try and give the people the option to kick out their MHA if they're unhappy with their performance.
Budget Will Cost Corner Brook $200,000 a Year
The city of Corner Brook is raising concerns about the provincial budget,but says it is pleased the the province's commitments to funding municipalities has not been reduced.
Union More Concerned About Rural NL Than Government: NAPE President
Jerry Earle says people are calling the union to air their concerns about the impact the budget will have on them and their communities.
Piatto Featured on Food Network's 'You Gotta Eat Here'
Piatto Restaurant on Duckworth Street in St. John's was only the second VPN certified pizzeria in Canada.
May 3 , 2016
Eastern Health Employee Fired for 'Deliberate' Privacy Breach
The health authority says the breach was discovered following concerns raised by two patients involved.
Sudden Death at Western Memorial Under Investigation
RNC's Criminal Investigation Division responded to Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook after staff alerted them to the situation.
Breast Screening Program Cuts Come Under Fire in House
Tory Opposition Member Tracey Perry says 20 per cent of breast cancers are found in women under 50.
Seven-Year-Old's Letter Catches Premier's Attention
'READING IS AWESOME!!!' says Lilah Newbury, 7, who wrote a letter to Premier Dwight Ball asking for him to reverse cuts to libraries across the province.
Quinn Butt Commemorated at House of Assembly
Following a passionate statement from the Harbour Grace-Port de Grave MHA, all members were lead in an extended moment of silence.
FFAW Launches Fishing Industry Media Campaign
The campaign promotes adjacency and the importance of the fishing industry to rural parts of the province.
Measures Announced for Move to 15 Per Cent HST
The new 15 per cent tax rate will be charged on all goods and services starting July 1, 2016.
Zita Cobb Delivers Message of Optimism to St. John's Board of Trade
Cobb's presentation to the Board of Trade focused on defining what she called "proper development."
Children's Wish Foundation Warns of Door-to-Door Solicitations
Spokesperson Dave Walsh says the Foundation doesn't solicit door-to-door, and asks for people to be mindful.



 
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