Alex Kennedy

Journalist

Alex Kennedy works for CBC Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John's.

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Fisheries minister defends rare decision to overturn board on new crab licences

Licensing board chair Reg Anstey says he cannot remember a minister going against a recommendation, which Fisheries Minister Derrick Bragg says he is concerned about overcapacity in the industry.

St. Mary's throws a parade over new snow crab licence — but most other processors feel left out

News of a new processing licence at the snow crab plant in St. Mary's was celebrated with a town parade Tuesday afternoon, but other processors in Newfoundland and Labrador say they don't have much to cheer about.

Skips say future of N.L. curling is in good hands as Team Gushue changes look for upcoming season

With Newfoundland and Labrador's most successful curling team splitting up earlier this month, two skips say they're excited to see how the provincial scene develops with up and coming talent. 

Relief from high fuel prices still under discussion, says Furey. Not good enough, says the Opposition

As gas prices hit another record high, Premier Andrew Furey says his government is considering all measures to help people deal with the rising cost of living — and the opposition says they're ready to hold him to that.

Planeload of Ukrainians seeking shelter in Canada lands in St. John's

The first government-chartered group of Ukrainian refugees seeking shelter in Newfoundland and Labrador has landed in St. John's.

N.L. launches long-awaited inquiry into Innu children in care

The announcement is a long time coming for members of the province's Innu Nations, who have pushed to keep more Indigenous children in care in Labrador, with treatment that includes a focus on their culture and roots.

100-year-old N.L. veteran now offered COVID-19 drug treatment after initial rejection, daughter says

Rod Deon was previously denied access to Paxlovid due to his vaccination status. The drug is only being offered to those who are partially vaccinated, while Deon is fully vaccinated with a booster dose.

St. John's native Cole Long to kick off pro basketball career with hometown Growlers

Long, 26, is now a member of the Newfoundland Growlers basketball team, which will hit the court for its inaugural season in the Canadian Elite Basketball League on June 4.

Paul Pope remembered as founder of N.L.'s blossoming film and TV industry

Members of Newfoundland and Labrador's film and television sector are remembering Paul Pope as a giant of the province's industry, saying that without his contributions, there probably wouldn't be a local scene at all.

For these scouts, designing Ukrainian Easter eggs has been much more than a craft project

Scouts in Kelligrews have been making Easter eggs this spring, connecting with Ukrainian culture and doing their part to help relief efforts in the war-torn country. 

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