Rob Antle

CBC News

Rob Antle is producer for CBC's investigative unit in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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CBC Investigates

3 mayors call on Furey for action on 'critical' helicopter rescue service

The mayors of St. John's, Mount Pearl and Paradise have told Premier Andrew Furey they have been kept in the dark about efforts to reinstate helicopter rescue services in the region.
CBC Investigates

Why 'unusable' PPE from the feds has been cluttering N.L.'s pandemic warehouse

There are piles of personal protective equipment that don't meet provincial standards lying around occupying space — lots of space — in Newfoundland and Labrador's pandemic warehouse.
CBC Investigates

Facebook chats reveal clandestine planning between Steve Kent, 2 Mount Pearl councillors

Facebook Messenger conversations show that Andrea Power and Andrew Ledwell — while serving on Mount Pearl city council — were corresponding with top bureaucrat Steve Kent while he was on leave during a harassment investigation.
CBC Investigates

Doctor cautioned to stop encouraging people to breach pandemic public health orders

Dr. Peter Morry has been advised by Newfoundland and Labrador's medical regulator to stop encouraging people to disobey Dr. Janice Fitzgerald's public health orders.
CBC Investigates

St. John's firefighters grounded, as helicopter rescue team remains in 'holding pattern'

The St. John’s Regional Fire Department’s helicopter rescue team has been out of commission for nearly a year, CBC News has learned, due to delays in equipping the choppers now tasked with the job.

Here's the backstory for the law Furey cited when he sent voters to the polls in a pandemic

Andrew Furey has been criticized for going to the polls too early, when the only reason the legislation exists is a former premier was accused of going too late.
In Depth

The Liberals will 'explore' public long-term care insurance. So what exactly is it?

Concept is one of the "innovative approaches to long-term care" being considered for review by the Liberals, in the province with the oldest population in Canada.

How the new Tory platform pushes one theme — growth — while sidestepping a fiscal crisis

The Progressive Conservative platform is voter-friendly, and could comfort those concerned about the potential for cuts. But as Rob Antle writes, it skirts the gravity of the fiscal situation facing the province. 

Risk-averse Liberal platform avoids past errors but has potential future peril

With a week to go before voting day, leader Andrew Furey seems determined to not repeat the campaign mistakes of the past that hamstrung his predecessor. But he runs the risk of missing a chance to build public support by using his campaign to make the argument for serious change. 

Former CEO Garth Reid charged with defrauding Baffin Fisheries

In the fall of 2017, the company terminated Garth Reid and sued him in civil court for $1.4 million, alleging that he built on his private property in Winterton, N.L., and billed the company for the work. A judge ordered him to repay $544,049 plus interest.