Stephanie Tobin

Stephanie Tobin is a journalist in the CBC Newfoundland and Labrador office in St. John's.

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A year after Caul's cluster, couple looks back on harrowing experience early in COVID-19 pandemic

Last March, when Cheryl and Laurie McLean were heading to a wake at Caul's Funeral Home in St. John's, they had no idea they were about to be part of one of the largest superspreaders of COVID-19 in Canada at the time.

A sweet, simple COVID-19 message from a girl to her favourite grocery store clerk: 'I miss Calvin'

Four-year-old Emmy Laine missed seeing Calvin Young at the grocery story checkout, so she and her parents wrote him a sign and posted it on social media, hoping he would see it and know she was thinking of him.

N.L. marks first hospitalization in new COVID-19 wave; 7 new cases confirmed

There are seven new confirmed positive cases and 21 presumptive cases in Newfoundland and Labrador, with further unlinked transmissions prompting a plea from the chief medical of officer of health for people to remain vigilant.

As of now, election still a go, says N.L.'s chief electoral officer

Bruce Chaulk, chief electoral officer of Newfoundland and Labrador, says as of right now, the vote is still set for Saturday, with special measures in place to ensure people can vote safely.

'Lack of concrete answers' in Muskrat Falls announcement concerning for opposition

An announcement from the federal and provincial government on Thursday was light on concrete measures and doesn't do enough to assure taxpayers they won't be on the hook for the billions of dollars the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project is going to cost, say the opposition parties.

Ottawa defers $844M in Muskrat Falls payments, almost all due by end of year

The federal government again said it will take measures to make Newfoundland and Labrador's Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project financially stable, including waiving $844 million in payments due from Crown corporation Nalcor Energy. But there are few details on how the project will affect the province's ratepayers.

'Beginning of the end': Health-care workers get N.L.'s 1st COVID-19 vaccinations

Newfoundland and Labrador's first inoculation against the COVID-19 virus is set to happen at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's, and public health officials have released their vaccination plan.

Business during pandemic has been 'a bit of a roller-coaster' for Jumping Bean

The president of Jumping Bean says online sales have been good during the pandemic, and business in cafés is slowly returning. Meanwhile, the Mill Street brewery retail location is the latest permanent business closure in downtown St. John's.

'It was so beautiful,' says mom of traditional Innu tent birth experience

As Thea Penashue welcomed her new daughter into the world, she thought of her ancestors, breathed in fresh air and the smell of boughs beneath her, and watched the sun rise through the canvas walls of the tent in which she gave birth.

Looking to get a fright? Here are some spooky folklore tales from around the world

Some storytellers from across the world shared some of their tales of terror. Check them out below for a delightful fright.