Ariana Kelland


Ariana Kelland is a reporter with the CBC Newfoundland and Labrador bureau in St. John's.

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Kurt Churchill's trial for uttering threats postponed after lawyer steps down

Though he has not been named publicly as a suspect, police have focused their attention on Kurt Churchill's home for the James Cody homicide investigation.

What's in a word? 'Systemic racism' a roadblock in wake of Perry Trimper incident

Premier Dwight Ball refused to use the word 'systemic' in describing the racism that Innu encounter. Peter Penashue says it's a testament to how racism is still being viewed from the provincial government.

Rescuers drag woman to safety moments before car engulfed in fire on Northern Peninsula

NL Hydro commended line worker Andrew Toope for his heroic efforts.

Hateful words, diminished services: How racism rears its head for N.L.'s Indigenous people

In Newfoundland and Labrador, Indigenous communities have struggled with racism for generations. CBC spoke to a cross-section of people from Innu, Inuit and Mi'kmaq communities. While their experiences vary, the effect on their lives is much the same. 

New details scanty as RNC says Craigmillar Avenue shooting a homicide

The death of 47-year-old Jamie Cody has been ruled a homicide.

James Cody, who defeated Operation Razorback charges, killed in Craigmillar Avenue shooting

The Mount Pearl man was arrested in Operation Razorback and later had his case stayed by the Supreme Court of Canada over a lengthy delay getting to trial.

New adventure tourism business launches amid risky season

It might not come as a surprise that a man who journeyed across a frigid Greenland ice sheet isn't averse to a good challenge, even one in the middle of an economy-crushing pandemic.

'You killed 2 people that night': A mother's anguish over son's death

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says it has a suspect in the homicide of Brandon Leftault.

A report into her daughter's suicide took 2 months. She waited more than a year for a copy

Lisa Piercey says she was made to wait far too long to read what happened to her daughter in custody. "There's no respect," she says. "It seems like they're not taking my daughter's death seriously."

Destruction of gull's nest sad, but necessary, says seabird expert

Video circulating on Facebook of an adult gull dive-bombing a Memorial University worker as he threw a nest and eggs in a trash bag is difficult to watch but a seabird expert agrees with the university that the move was necessary.

Shooting sparked by bong argument ends in jail term for 17-year-old

Before a young man was shot in the leg in St. John's, he told the 15-year-old shooter he'd get 30 to 40 years in prison if he pulled the trigger of the .22-calibre sawed-off rifle.

Dramatic spike in calls to Kids Help Phone in N.L. during pandemic

Dealing with grief and isolation due to COVID-19 make up the majority of calls and texts received at Kids Help Phone from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Newborn photographer tries a COVID comeback, but rent woes remain

A photographer close to celebrating one year in a storefront business hopes she and other tenants will soon catch a break.

The great duck escape: How a feathered family has made a prison yard its home

Correctional officers love watching Daisy the duck return each year to raise her ducklings in the grassy field in the penitentiary grounds.

Libraries across N.L. propose curbside book pickup

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries says it's awaiting the go-ahead from the provincial government to begin curbside pickup and drop-off of library books.