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May 4 , 2015
MUN Staring Down $20 Million in Cuts
MUN President Dr. Gary Kachanoski says while government has presented them with some revenue generating options, like an increase in tuition, there's a lot of work that has to be done to make up for the shortfall.
Rum, Panties Stolen from Burin Cabin
RCMP say there was no damage, but they have little to go on as the thieves also took the security camera.
RNC Warns of Dangerous Meds Stolen from Pharmacy
Police say the drugs taken during an early morning break and enter on Sunday at a Topsail Road pharmacy are not for recreational use and therefore could be extremely hazardous.
Police Look for Witnesses in George Street Shooting
The incident happened Friday evening on George Street when a 43-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his hand.
ATV Rider Slapped with Gamut of Fines After Speeding
What started out as a speeding ticket for a 20-year-old man who was riding his ATV in Torbay lead to a number of other fines.
Police, Firefighters Break up the Party at Topsail Beach
Police say about 50 teenagers had gather in the area and started two fires in the woods near Topsail Beach.
Over Sixty Bags of Garbage Collected at Community Cleanup
Over sixty bags of garbage were gathered this weekend in a community cleanup of Ward 3 in St. John's.
LGBT Advocates Disappointed in Lack of Movement on Inclusion
Noah Davis Power says they were hoping for inclusion-training for teachers and have been advocating for an LBGT inclusion office, but they were left out of this year's provincial budget.
Bell Island Woman Picked as Province's Rose of Tralee
Nicole Neary was selected the Newfoundland and Labrador Rose this weekend. The event encourages young girls to learn more about and promote their Irish heritage.
Commemoration of the Battle of the Atlantic
The battle, which was the longest single campaign of the second world war, and lasted from 1939-1945, is commemorated on the first Sunday in May of each year.
May 3 , 2015
Police Charge Two Impaired Drivers in Corner Brook
Two Corner Brook residents were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, yesterday.
Youth Arrested for Intoxicated Disturbance at Corner Brook Mall
The youth was apparently threatening another young man.
Man Arrested for Threats in St. John's
A 42-year-old man is being held for court.
Discovery Health Care Foundation Eastlink Telethon Today
The event is live from the Eastlink Events Centre in Clarenville between 1 and 7:00 p.m. hosted by VOCM's Michael Toy.
No Injuries or Damage after Torbay Brush Fire
With brush clearing taking place across the Province, the dangers of brush fires is increasing.
Advocate Disappointed by Lack of LGBT Government Office in Budget
Noah Davis Power is a former president of St. John's Pride Inc.
HST Increase Regressive: Federation of Labour
Mary Shortall says while government has introduced two new tax brackets for high income earners, they're still well below the tax rates of 2007.
Different Approach to Education Needed: Federation of School Councils
Issues facing the province's education system were addressed at the AGM.
MUN Student Behind International Shoe Recycling Organization
A student at Memorial University is doing her part to make sure people have access to footwear.
Outrage Over Indefinite Cancellation of New Labrador Ferry Service
Liberal MHA Lisa Dempster says she's appalled that the provincial government has reneged on yet another promise to Labradorians.
Beverly Hills 90210 Star in the A1C
The Beverly Hills 90210 star has been tweeting about his time in St. John's.
Local Entrepreneur Addressing International Health and Beauty Conference
Lisa Walsh of Indigena Skincare says she'll be heading to the Health and Beauty Association Global Conference in New York City.
Annual Steps for Life Walk in Paradise Today
The Association for Workplace Tragedy invites family members and friends affected by workplace tragedies to walk, today.
Newfoundland Pony Population Increasing
Two mares, who were brought over from British Columbia last fall are with foal and due any time.
CNIB Report Shows Many in NL Overdue for Eye Exam
Eye diseases often have no symptoms.
Mother's Day Radiothons Set for this Week
650 VOCM in Gander will team up with the Central Northeast Healthcare Foundation Thursday for the radiothon.
May 2 , 2015
Brush Fire in Torbay
The Department of Natural Resources is reminding people to get a permit before burning brush.
Municipalities NL Symposium Wraps Up
President Churence Rogers says people are pleased with what has been accomplished this year.
RNC Investigate George Street Shooting
The RNC was called to the George Street area at about 7:00 p.m. Friday evening, following a shooting that sent a 43-year-old man to hospital.
Family of Deceased Man Calls for Inquiry
The man died while on a St.John Ambulance Advanced Marine First Aid course in Port Hawksbury, Nova Scotia.
CBS Party Crashers
The RNC says a group of uninvited people crashed party in CBS and caused trouble.
Sentencing Next Week for Man Convicted of Assaulting Pynn
Devon Dominix kicked a restrained Philip Pynn immediately following last year's chapel riot.
Premier Defends Commitment to Mental Health
Plans for the new Waterford Hospital in St. John's are on hold for an indefinite period.
MUN Assessing Budget Cuts
The university will have to deal with a $20-million cut.
Alarm Company Responds to New Fine
The provincial government will impose a $100 fine for false alarms from residential and commercial security systems.
Corner Brook's Reaction to Budget
Mayor Charles Pender says the government is making the best of a bad situation.
Praise for Retired Defense Lawyer
Bob Simmonds has retired after 35 years.
Association Concerned About Flaunting of Rules
The Personal Care Home Operators Association is raising questions about homes that charge subsidized clients more than the subsidized rate.
FFAW Renews Call for Ice Compensation
The FFAW has written Minister Pierre Poilievre asking to either extend the EI of affected fishermen or come up with a compensation package.
New Genetics Centre to Provide More Space and Resources for Research
Bridget Fernandez is a clinical geneticist and the medical director for Eastern Health's genetics program.
Two Newfoundland Pony Stallions Coming Back to Canada
One called Scammel is heading to Nova Scotia, while the other, Mister Jiggs, is going to be calling Conception Bay South home.
MNL Discusses New Fiscal Framework in Gander
The new arrangement was a hot topic at MNL symposium.
Brier Bid Committee Secures 2,187 Deposits
Yesterday, the Sport Tourism Event Partnership and Brier Bid Committee announced that they had submitted their bid to host the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier.
Friday's Scores, Saturday's Schedule
Tampa Bay defeats Montreal in double overtime.
May 1 , 2015
Province is, in fact, in Recession According to MUN Economist
While most people are trying to avoid the word "recession" Memorial University economist Allison Coffin says though that's exactly what's happening, it's not all doom and gloom.
Man Involved in HMP Chapel Riot Pleads Guilty
22-year-old Devon Dominix did not take part in the riot, but did show up at the chapel that day with the man targeted in the attack - convicted killer, Kenny Green.
Federation of Labour Leading Protest Against Budget on Tuesday
The Federation of Labour is gearing up to protest measures in the provincial budget on Confederation Hill Tuesday at noon.
Lawyer Bob Simmonds Retiring after 35 Years
Well known defence lawyer Bob Simmonds is hanging up his robes today.
$20M Cut to Memorial University's Operating Grant
Dr. Gary Kachanoski says government has given them some new revenue generating opportunities, even though the tuition freeze for Canadian undergraduate students is being maintained.
FFAW Seeking Ice Compensation for Harvesters
Persistent heavy ice in many areas is preventing fishermen from getting out and some have been without an income since early April.



 
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