Mark Quinn

CBC News

Mark Quinn is a videojournalist with CBC's bureau in St. John's.

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Court case detailing decades of abuse in foster care leads to settlement in N.L.

A settlement has been reached after court documents alleged a 49-year-old woman suffered decades of abuse at the hands of numerous foster parents when she was a child. She says she's still haunted by her sister's mysterious death.

N.L. family warns others not to fall victim to the same deepfake phone scam that cost them $10K

When Donna and Grenfell Letto got a call from their son in December, pleading for money, they didn't think twice about helping him. But even though the person sounded just like their son, it was a scammer who fleeced them for nearly $10,000.

An N.L. couple married 7 decades but separated in long-term care are moving back together

Marilyn Gould says her father couldn't contain his joy when he got the news that he'll soon be living with his wife of almost 70 years again.

After nearly 70 years together, this couple fears they'll be forced to spend the rest of their lives apart

There's a shortage of beds and health workers to provide care In Newfoundland and Labrador. It means facilities that provide higher levels of care can't also accept people, like Jim Wolfrey, who don't require as much help.  So, in their mid-80s, the Wolfreys are forced to live apart.

Despite recruitment efforts, N.L.'s family doctor shortage is getting worse

According to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador, the body that licenses physicians in the province, a total of 122 family doctors in 2021 and 2022 did not renew their licence to practise. Over the same period, 115 new licences were issued.

Colonial governments continue to destroy Innu land and traditional culture, says longtime activist and elder

Mistreatment of Innu people by colonial governments and officials continues to this day, says Innu elder and activist Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue.

'Speak from your heart,' says former Innu chief at inquiry into child protection system

Thirty-one years to the day after the deaths of his five children, former Innu chief Gregory Rich made an impassioned plea to participants at an inquiry examining his people's treatment by the child protection system.

Idle cannabis production facility could take big bite out of N.L. food insecurity, says indoor farmer

A hydroponic farmer in Mount Pearl says it's tragic to see a 230,000-square-foot cannabis production facility sitting empty in St. John's when he knows its potential.

Never-used St. John's cannabis production facility still idle after 2 years

It's a white elephant on the White Hills of St. John's. More than two years after Canopy Growth pulled out of its cannabis production plan, the massive structure built specifically to grow marijuana remains empty.

Flu vaccination rates climbing after case numbers spike, says N.L. health minister

An early spike of influenza cases this year in Newfoundland and Labrador has led to more people to getting flu shots, says the province's health minister.