William Ping

Journalist

William Ping is a newsreader and journalist with CBC at its bureau in St. John's.

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St. John's rings in Year of the Rabbit with colourful event at farmers' market

The event returned to the St. John's area after a pandemic-induced hiatus.

Hopping back into action: Lunar New Year celebrations return to N.L. for the Year of the Rabbit

Tzu Hao Hsu and Camille Liao discuss Lunar New Year traditions and memories ahead of a return to in-person celebrations following a pandemic hiatus in St. John's.

Santa Claus visits St. John's for annual Christmas parade

Santa Claus paid a visit to downtown St. John's on Sunday. The ambassador to the North Pole is set to return to N.L. later this month, to the delight of children provincewide.

Meet the Gander chef whose cafeteria menu has high school students lined up and salivating

Chef Josh Boyde is serving above-average school lunch fare, with a focus on keeping it healthy and affordable.

St. John's-based playwright wins national award for challenging conventions

Santiago Guzmán is the first winner of the Playwrights Guild of Canada's John Palmer Award, a new honour celebrating change-makers in theatre. Guzmán says his work is all about bucking stereotypes about what it means to be a Newfoundland and Labradorian.

N.L. government sues Fleur de Lys seal operation over $1M loan

According to a statement of claim filed by the province, Phocalux International owes the Department of Fisheries more than $830,000.

Total lunar eclipse will be visible across N.L. on Tuesday morning — weather permitting

The 'blood moon' is seen when the sun, moon and Earth are aligned.

A grocery store at your doorstep: Food First N.L.'s new project aims to improve fresh food accessibility

Food First N.L. is behind a new pop-up shop travelling through St. John's to sell fresh produce. The non-profit food security group says transportation is a barrier that prevents people with lower income from accessing fruits and vegetables, so that's why they're now selling fresh food right at their doorsteps.

Philanthropist John Crosbie Perlin dead at 88

John Perlin, former Canadian secretary to the Queen, has died at 88. His cousin Tim Powers recounts the many accomplishments of Perlin's life and remembers him as supportive friend.

'I'm disgusted': MHAs condemn spending and lack of oversight detailed in Nalcor audit

The first part of Denise Hanrahan's audit, released Thursday, found management of the Crown corporation — formerly responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador's overbudget Muskrat Falls hydroelectricity project — consistently overspent on employee perks and contractors in a five-year sample period.

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