Darrell Roberts

Darrell Roberts is a reporter for CBC Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John's.

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Feeling sappy: Avalon Mall retires iconic Happy Tree

The Happy Tree — a large, talking Christmas tree with eyes and a mouth — has been greeting Avalon Mall shoppers since the 1970s. As of this year, the tree’s illustrious career has come to a close.

Can't make it to the library? For 50 years, the home reader service has been bringing the library to you

For 50 years, the home reading service — which operates in St John's, Corner Brook, Grand Falls Winsor and Gander — has been connecting seniors, people with disabilities and people living in long-term care facilities with their local library. 

Housing advocate, former N.L. Elizabeth Fry Society executive director charged with fraud

A Newfoundland and Labrador housing advocate who has been heavily involved in the ongoing tent protests in St. John's is facing two unrelated fraud charges.

Protests erupted over LGBTQ content in N.L. schools. So what's actually happening in the classroom?

Protests have erupted over LGBTQ content in schools. But what's actually being taught?

Feeling the squeeze on Metrobus? The city says there's no quick fix for crowding problems

Metrobus is having difficulty handling an unprecedented increase in ridership — and there’s no solution to overcrowding in sight.

As Metrobus struggles to manage record ridership, there isn't enough room for everyone

More people in the St. John’s area are taking the bus than ever before — and Metrobus is struggling to keep up with demand.

This St. John's mural ended up in a snowbank. Now a group of volunteers is restoring it

After a mural depicting the legend Sheila’s Brush was ripped off the downtown St. John’s building where it had hung for nearly 30 years, a group of volunteers decided to rescue it.

Unable to sell their home, Catalina couple takes Crown Lands fight to court

Randy and Pauline Diamond lived in their home for decades. Now they're asking the court to let them sell it.

RJ Pinoy Yum is home away from home for the St. John's Filipino community

A couple who immigrated to Newfoundland and Labrador for work are now using their popular Filipino cuisine to help other newcomers do the same.

N.L. property owners, housing expert say short-term rental regulations miss the mark

A housing expert says the provincial government’s long-awaited short-term regulations miss the mark — and property owners say a lack of clarity could spell trouble for next year’s tourism season.