Garrett Barry

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Garrett Barry is a CBC reporter based in Gander.

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Snooping employee showed interest in pregnant women's medical records, says lawyer

Bob Buckingham says his office has fielded a disproportionate number of calls from women who say medical records relating to their pregnancies were inappropriately accessed between 2018 and 2020.

Party leaders call for meeting with N.L. election chief after unprecedented delay

The two biggest opposition parties in Newfoundland and Labrador are calling for a meeting with the province's Chief Electoral Officer after an unprecedented move to cancel in-person voting across the province.

Déjà vu: Politicians promise enhanced ER services for rural hospital, again

Both PC and Liberal campaigns are pledging to return 24-hour emergency room coverage to the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood, just as they did in 2019.
Election Notebook

Crosbie says 'golden age' is coming when Upper Churchill deal done

PC Leader Ches Crosbie says the province is on track for a "golden age" when the Upper Churchill contract expires.
Election Notebook

Early voting soars in N.L. election, and it's not done yet

The uptick is a sign that many people are choosing to avoid polling stations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Election Notebook

Most people want action taken on cutting spending and curbing debt, new poll suggests

The political parties may not be talking much about spending cuts, but most participants in a new poll say they agree government should "make changes to program and service delivery to reduce spending."

Crash victims feel justice denied, despite evidence accused driver was drunk

Josh Whiteway says he and his girlfriend, Suzanne Lush, were denied justice because an RCMP officer failed to tell the accused he had the right to speak with a lawyer.

Acquittal for man accused of impaired driving in crash that killed 2

Nicholas Villeneuve was facing eight charges, related to a two-vehicle crash in 2019 that killed John and Sandra Lush.
Election Notebook

Roger Grimes says N.L. is living in debt denial, and the PET scanner case is a prime example

A former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador says the all-party consensus on a new PET scanner for Corner Brook is a prime example of illogical and unrealistic promises that are clouding the province's political culture.
Election Notebook

Using schools for polling stations is a double standard, NL Alliance leader says

NL Alliance Leader Graydon Pelley is raising concerns over using schools on election day after months of public health restrictions had been followed to keep the buildings, students and staff safe from outside visitors and the potential spread of COVID-19. 

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