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New ropeless fishing technology, which can help save whales, tested off Newfoundland

Fishers can release the traps into the water and find them again through an acoustic signal.

How a mental health project from moratorium-era Newfoundland can inform senior care

A program by the Canadian Mental Health Association trained community members — no matter their expertise — to help their neighbours cope with fallout from the moratorium. And a doctor who specializes in geriatrics said it could be used to help N.L. treat its aging population.

N.L. to cover licensing fees for Ukrainian doctors fleeing war

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey says his government is working to lower barriers for internationally trained doctors as it launches efforts to help newly arrived Ukrainian health-care professionals become licensed.

N.L. minister to meet with frustrated Ukrainian doctors in the province who fled war

Newfoundland and Labrador Health Minister Tom Osborne will meet with Ukrainian doctors who fled the Russian invasion of their country, following reports they feel ignored by the government since arriving in the province.

Ukrainian doctors in N.L. who fled the war say they are frustrated with province

A physician who fled the Russian invasion of Ukraine and arrived in Newfoundland last month says she's not the only doctor from her country frustrated by the lack of help from the provincial government.

Tiny former fishing village along Newfoundland's south coast considering resettlement

People in the small town believe they can hit the government's new, lower threshold for resettlement, which requires 75 per cent to vote in favour of the move.

Despite housing crunch, almost 20 per cent of St. John's units are empty 

As a shortage of affordable rental housing grips the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, an anti-homelessness group is calling on the City of St. John's to fill its vacant public units.

Calls mount in N.L. for access to 4th COVID-19 shots

Keith Muise, a 41-year-old man in Newfoundland, says it's absurd he can't access a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine despite the emergence of new variants — and two public health experts agree with him.

Ukrainian refugees in N.L. hit with car insurance rates 5 times provincial average

Ukrainians who fled the Russian invasion of their country and arrived in Newfoundland are being asked to pay thousands of dollars for car insurance.

Temporary housing for recently incarcerated Newfoundland women caught in zoning snag

The City of Mount Pearl has issued a cease-and-desist order to both the Elizabeth Fry Society and the building's owner.