Katie Breen

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Katie Breen works for CBC in St. John's.

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Mark Nichols deals with Brier quarantine by walking 5 km — without leaving his hotel room

Newfoundland and Labrador curler Mark Nichols is taking mandatory isolation in stride.

What do a tech startup, brewery and conglomerate have in common? Ideas for the next government

Their companies are different sizes, in different sectors and at different stages, but three business owners in Newfoundland and Labrador are offering overlapping advice for the next provincial government.

N.L. needs more people. Jobs, a warmer welcome and a long-term plan could help

A rock in the Atlantic Ocean and a vast subarctic landmass largely isolated from the rest of Canada: not necessarily an easy sell when stacked against the other provinces. Katie Breen digs into some the issues that matter to new Canadians.

Housing and new ministry among what's needed to fix mental health system, say advocates

Since her diagnosis of bipolar disorder, Kristi Allan says, she's been fighting her way through the mental health-care system in Newfoundland and Labrador.

MUN commemorates Montreal Massacre with virtual vigil — president says 'it's personal'

“I can remember the shock, the horror and the anger that someone would deliberately target women,” Vianne Timmons said.

Any mummers 'lowed online? 2020 Mummers Festival goes virtual

The 2019 Mummers parade saw thousands of people flood the streets. This year the pandemic is pushing celebrations online.

Where bubbles haven't doubled: A glimpse inside one St. John's nursing home

Many of the residents at Bonaventure Retirement Home have adjusted to isolation from family and friends, but are feeling penned in after 10 weeks of staying inside.

How cricket in N.L. has brought people together and grown over the last decade

In 10 years, cricket in St. John’s has gone from a thrown-together match to a thriving year-round community keeping players in the province.

Driving test traffic jam expected when road exams resume

Permit tests and standard, non-commercial road exams haven't been taken in Newfoundland and Labrador since mid-March, when the motor registration division parked non-urgent in-person services.

St. John's startup looking to 3D-print COVID-19 test swabs

For the next year, a local company has been given permission to print a nasopharyngeal swab pattern developed and approved for use in the United States.

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