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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.
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.
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.
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.
Crews on Signal Hill after Broken Pipe Floods Battery
Residents on Signal Hill had a rude awakening this morning after a 20 inch water pipe broke, sending water cascading down Signal Hill Road and into homes and yards.
Holyrood RCMP Investigating Tailgate Theft
Police say the theft of a tailgate from a pick-up on Salmonier Line is the most recent in a number of thefts reported at parking lots between Witless Bay Line and Veteran's Memorial Highway
Government's Mistake Was Seeing Oil Boom as Indefinite: Alan Freeman
A senior fellow at the University of Ottawa, Alan Freeman says the provincial government's mistake was seeing the oil boom as a windfall that would continue indefinitely.
Concerns Raised Over Road Paint Quality
A caller to VOCM Open Line says something better needs to be used to help drivers navigate.
Suspected Drunk Driver Pulled Over on Three Wheels
Just when police had thought they'd seen it all, a driver was pulled over this morning with only three tires on his car.
Nunatsiavut Government Pleased U.S. Will Not Propose Polar Bear Ban
The Nunatsiavut Government says the management system is one of the best in the country, and current level of trade is not detrimental to the survival of the species.
Pedestrian Knocked Down and Taken to Hospital
The accident happened last night on Queen's Road.
Rocky Harbour RCMP Nab Two Impaired Drivers
RCMP in Rocky Harbour arrested two impaired drivers over the past 24 hours.
Fundraiser Plans to Help Build Playground in Honour of Quinn Butt
A fundraiser planned for later this month aims to help build a playground in honour of little Quinn Butt who died in tragic circumstances in Carbonear just over a week ago.
Investigation Continues into Happy Valley-Goose Bay Landfill Incident
The landfill was closed following an accident that sent a six-year-old girl to hospital with serious injuries.
Premier Confronts Protesters, But Bigger Rallies Planned for Saturday
More rallies are planned across the province, including a march on Government House with a petition asking for the dissolution of government.
New Budget Calculator Site Does Not Include Levy
Tory MHA Steve Kent said he's hearing that the controversial Deficit Reduction Levy is not a part of the calculator, suggesting that either changes are coming to the levy or that it will be repealed altogether.
Councillor Pleased with Sewer Lateral Repair Solution
Councillor Danny Breen says they are pleased they've been able to find a solution to the issue while still being able to save money.
Unfair to Drag Others Into Harassment: MHA Neil King
King says he understands people are frustrated and have a lot to say, but it is unfair to subject family and friends to harassment.
Cars Lined up in Fogo Island as MV Beaumont Hamel Delayed
A three-hour delay in ferry service on Fogo Island has left passengers stranded and appointments missed or rescheduled.
Changes Made to Hunter Requirements in Province
A number of changes to hunter requirements were outlined in the latest Hunting and Trapping Guide, including less jawbone submitting.
May 2 , 2016
Body of Missing Labrador Teen Found
Local searchers found the body of a 17-year-old reported missing from Natuashish.
Premier Defends Hiring Law Firm Ahead of Union Negotiations
Finance Minister, Cathy Bennett says it's not uncommon for government to hire additional support.
Capital City Reintroduces Sewer Lateral Repair Program
Councillor Danny Breen says they are pleased they've been able to find a solution to the issue while still being able to save money.
No Amendments to Budget Planned Before Vote: Premier
Premier Dwight Ball says many decisions in the budget came from the Government Renewal Initiative consultations.
RCMP on Fogo Island Shoot, Kill Polar Bear
RCMP Corporal Shaun Coady says police had to take action when the bear could not be scared off, and started coming toward officers and residents.
RNC Make Arrest in Connection With Armed Robbery
RNC has made an arrest in connection with an armed robbery at the Ultramar gas bar on Freshwater Road in St. John's.
Former NL-Based Helicopter Company Facing Uncertain Future
CHC recently skipped a $46-million interest payment, prompting bond rating agencies to downgrade its credit rating.
Growing Unrest as Budget Protests Continue
Political scientist Steve Tomblin says he can't remember this level of public unrest created by government decisions in a very long time.
RCMP Seek Assistance Identifying Alleged Liquor Thief
RCMP are seeking the public's assistance identifying a woman believed responsible for liquor store thefts in central Newfoundland.
NLAFS and Autism Society Partner for Emergency Response Training
Duane Antle says the NL Association of Fire Services has been working with the Autism Society to provide training to properly help people with autism in emergency situations.
Goulds Woman Charged After Trying to Take RNC Officer's Gun
A 28-year-old woman is facing a number of charges this morning after an incident late last night.
Six-Year-Old Airlifted to St. John's After Being Struck by Bulldozer in HV-GB
A six-year-old child from Happy Valley-Goose Bay was airlifted to hospital in St. John's after being seriously injured by heavy equipment on Saturday.
No Changes to Plans to Close 54 NL Libraries: Minister Kirby
Kirby says the decision has been made, and no changes are anticipated.
Nalcor Faces $900,000 Lawsuit in Court
Nalcor is defending itself in court, this week, against a lawsuit filed by TCE Capital Corporation.
One in Hospital, One Charged After Clarenville Stabbing
A stabbing incident in Clarenville has sent one man to hospital and led to the arrest of another.
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Tip from Public
A tip from the public led the RNC to an impaired driver early this morning.
More Protests as Budget Backlash Continues
Three more protests are scheduled for this week as the backlash against the provincial budget continues.
Unions Condemn Gov't Hiring Legal Team for Contract Negotiations
News broke over the weekend that lawyers from McInnes Cooper have been hired by government and are being paid upwards of $350 an hour to handle public sector negotiations.
School Bus Routes Being Rewritten Across Province
Changes are coming to bus routes at some 30 schools in the province.
Spaniard's Bay Council Accused of Quashing Investigation
Members of the Spaniard's Bay-Tilton Citizens Committee are accusing the town council of denying citizens an investigation into what exactly happened in Spaniard's Bay at the beginning of the new year.
CMHA Wants You to #GETLOUD
The hashtag #GETLOUD is encouraging Canadians to talk more openly and honestly about mental health.
St. John's 'Holy Ground' for Navy Remembering Battle of the Atlantic
A church service will take place at Gower Street United at 11:00 a.m. followed by a parade from the church along Duckworth Street to the National War Memorial for a wreath laying ceremony.
MHAs, Families Being Threatened Over Budget
Bonavista MHA Neil King says he and his family have been threatened, harassed and belittled on his Facebook page.
May 1 , 2016
One Dead After Car Accident Near Greenspond
One person remains in hospital.
Crews Douse Fire on King's Bridge Road
One person, a woman, was treated for smoke inhalation suffered in a small fire at a residence on King's Bridge Road early today.
St. John's Man Charged with Assault Following Chase
A 37-year-old man is being held for court on a number of charges after a traffic stop in the St John's centre city area.
Sleeping Driver Charged with Weapons Offences
A Corner Brook area man has been arrested after a call from a concerned citizen last night who noticed the suspect asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle in the west coast city.
Three Sent to Hospital Following Manuels Crash
Firefighters were called in to help remove the occupants from the vehicles about 8:30 p.m.



 
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