Peter Cowan

CBC News

Peter Cowan is a St. John's-based reporter with CBC News.

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From the back rooms to front and centre, Eugene Manning hopes to enter elected politics as PC leader

Project manager, businessman, and working behind the scenes in political campaigns: Eugene Manning has a long history with the PC party he is aiming to lead.

More than Churchill Falls could be on the table in a new power deal with Quebec

If and when Andrew Furey and François Legault sit down to work out a deal on Churchill Falls, a lot more will be on the table than just what price Quebec is willing to pay for power.

While N.L. is reluctant to start Churchill Falls talks with Quebec, experts say it's inevitable

A lot of green power and billions of dollars are at stake, but Newfoundland and Labrador says it doesn't need a deal with Quebec for Churchill Falls power.

Love it but leave it: Foreign PhD students call for changes to let them stay in N.L.

After making a life in Newfoundland and Labrador, international PhD students say they want to stay but can't.

N.L.'s health system wasn't ready for monkeypox, say province's first 2 cases

The first two people diagnosed with monkeypox in Newfoundland and Labrador say incorrect information from public health prevented them from getting properly tested and delayed access to protection for their close contacts.

After 31 years, and many backaches, the House of Assembly is retiring its sealskin chairs

Apart from matching the green carpet, the chairs in Newfoundland and Labrador's legislature also have a unique bit of provincial history.

Muslim teenage sisters call out racist attack in St. John's

Two Muslim youths say a man yelled racist slurs and slapped one of them outside a fast-food restaurant where they work.

Haggie downplays cyber-risk 'business proposal,' says threat assessment found no red flags

Health Minister John Haggie is minimizing the significance of a report that was critical of cybersecurity issues at Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest health authority two years ago.
CBC Investigates

Long before N.L. cyberattack, report flagged flaws in system

Israeli cyber experts who reviewed information security arrangements at Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest health authority confirmed “numerous vulnerabilities, security concerns and compliance issues” that needed to be addressed within its network.
CBC Investigates

Furey promises to release time spent practising medicine as government blocks his billing info

Records obtained by CBC News show the N.L. premier has spent only a handful of days working as a doctor, but the provincial government is blocking the release of key information.