Sarah Smellie

Sarah Smellie is a journalist with the Canadian Press, based in St. John's. She has previously reported for CBC Newfoundland and Labrador.

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'It's gonna be ugly': N.L.'s billion-dollar elephant in the room

The financial problems of early '90s Saskatchewan are playing out in this province today, but experts say the issue is not getting enough attention during the election campaign, which is almost halfway over.

No party platforms released yet in N.L. election as second week of campaigning ends

Halfway into the Newfoundland and Labrador election, none of the three main parties have released their platforms.

Beautiful bologna: N.L. restaurant making artisanal version of beloved meat stick

Bologna may be an unlikely candidate for the artisanal treatment, but in Newfoundland and Labrador, "it's in everyone's refrigerator, all the time," Michelle LeBlanc says.

Former cellmate of Jonathan Henoche wants guards held accountable for his death

When the 10 correctional officers charged in the death of an Inuk man at a jail in St. John's face a judge for the first time in February, Gordon Wheaton says he'd like to be there.

Janet Merlo, plaintiff in RCMP abuse case, says she would do it all again 

It cost her career, mental health and a huge part of herself, but the former Mountie says she's glad she came forward about harassment she faced as an officer.

Costs of decommissioning N.L. offshore kept 'secret,' but public could be on the hook

The cost of decommissioning, and how much of it will be borne by taxpayers, is not public information.

N.L. report promotes alternative paths to justice for sexual assault survivors

A new report from a women's group in St. John's says despite years of reforms, the Canadian justice system is failing sexual assault victims. It calls on advocates to put more resources into finding alternative routes to justice for survivors.

Convicted sex offender Donald Sullivan had volunteered with Scouts Canada in N.L.

A former Scouts leader convicted in Ottawa of sex crimes against young boys was also a volunteer with the organization in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Macaroni and breath mints: Pandemic puts strange things in N.L. Halloween bags

Boxes of Kraft Dinner. Erasers. A fistful of loose mints. These are just some of the unorthodox treats that landed in kids' trick-or-treat bags in Newfoundland and Labrador this Halloween.

Advocates say provinces should invest CERB savings in social welfare programs

Anti-poverty advocates across the country say the CERB has given provincial governments a windfall that should be used toward lifting people out of poverty.