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Requests for medically assisted death in N.L. are multiplying. A handful of MDs are taking them on

Dr. Aaron McKim, a family physician and the provincial health authority's chief of medical assistance in dying, says applications for medically assisted death in Newfoundland and Labrador are increasing at a pace so that there aren't enough health-care workers available to meet requests.

Mould halts in-person visits at Newfoundland's notorious, rodent-infested prison

In-person visits have been cancelled at Newfoundland's crumbling, Dickens-era prison because of what inmates describe as an extensive spread of black mould.

'Extreme' rodent problem at Newfoundland jail poses health risks, says ex-inspector

A retired Ontario health inspector says reports from inmates and judges about rodents at Newfoundland's largest jail suggest an "extreme" and long-standing infestation.

He fled to Newfoundland alone, but now this Ukrainian boy begins Grade 11 in his 'second home'

Serhii Semenets is 6,000 kilometres away from his family. He last saw his mother 16 months ago, weeks after Russia began its attack on Ukraine.

Inmates in Her Majesty's Penitentiary say they feel hopeless, alone and increasingly unwell

Inmates inside Newfoundland's notorious, Victorian-era jail say their mental health is deteriorating as they are allegedly locked in their cellblocks for days and denied visits with their families.

Relief as main road to Peggys Cove reopens after disastrous floods

The road to a popular tourist destination in Nova Scotia has reopened after devastating floods last month, bringing a spark of relief to a community hit hard by environmental disasters.

Newfoundland hospitals grapple with patients admitted because they have nowhere to go

Health officials have been tracking the numbers since 2022.

N.L. judge upholds Trudeau Foundation bid to have sex harassment suit heard in Quebec

The Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court has sided with the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in its bid to have a sexual harassment case heard in Quebec.

N.L. Human Rights Commission drops walk-in clients as demand rises for food, housing

The Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission says it has been inundated with people seeking help finding food and housing.

People flock to Newfoundland in search of the Come From Away kindness — and find it

The story of Come From Away gripped Janet Hayward and she couldn't let it go, so the 54-year-old teacher travelled from Indiana to see the play in Gander.