Jen White

CBC News

Jen White is a journalist with CBC News in St. John's.

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The Lowdown

Planning to set off fireworks on Canada Day? A fire official shares some safety advice

Fire inspector Cara Pardy says if you're planning on buying fireworks, it's important to follow the rules before attempting to light up the night sky.
The Lowdown

Shopping for a new or used car? Here are some tips to help you decide

If you're planning on purchasing a vehicle, but not sure whether to buy new or used, Service NL has some information to keep in mind before heading to the car lot.
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How to safely set up your outdoor fireplace

As the weather warms up, you may be setting up an outdoor fireplace in your yard, and the St. John's Regional Fire Department says it's important to follow the rules, to make sure that the flames stay contained.
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How to protect yourself from scammers

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary offers tips on what to watch out for, and what to do if you become a victim.
CBC Investigates

This man lost his leg after 7 years waiting for a kidney in N.L. — and now he's losing hope

Jim Patten said he was at the top of B.C.'s transplant list in 2012, but a life change brought him home to Newfoundland that same year — and he's been waiting for a new kidney ever since.
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Making sure your medical insurance has you covered for travel

Travel agent Jennifer Neary said it's important to check what medical insurance you have before you leave for your trip.

Remember this woman raising a child after losing a leg? She's now a college graduate

When she was featured in CBC NL's series, This Is My Story, Sydney Learning explained the difficulties she faced as a single mom, an amputee and a full-time student.
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How to make a will — and why you should

The Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador said it's important to have a document that clearly states what you want to happen to the things that you own, after you pass away.
CBC Investigates

'One death is one too many': ATV safety messages rolled out before holiday weekend

The RCMP and an ATV safety advocacy group are urging Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to be cautious this Victoria Day weekend, to ensure that tragedies of the past don't repeat in the future.

Kidney-patient issues part of election platforms, but details are scarce

The Liberals and Progressive Conservatives aren't doing interviews to flesh out the details. Meanwhile, Eastern Health's transplant co-ordinator role still not permanently filled.
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How to prevent thefts from your vehicle

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says there are steps you can take to deter thieves from breaking into and taking things from your car.

Edge, Growlers and City of St. John's face $300K claim over Mile One display system

The companies behind two local sports teams and the City of St. John's are being sued for close to $300,000 for the remaining cost of an LED ring board that was installed at Mile One Centre.
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How to choose a contractor to renovate your home

Victoria Belbin of the Canadian Home Builders' Association - Newfoundland and Labrador says it's important to do your homework before letting a contractor take a hammer to your house.
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What you need to know when collection agencies come calling

Al Antle of Credit Counselling Services of Newfoundland and Labrador said the province has rules about how a collection agency can get in touch with you.
CBC Investigates

Families mourn unmarked gravesites for months while waiting for pre-paid headstones

Four families have turned to small claims court, alleging W.D. Kenny Granite Company accepted payment for headstones and did not deliver them.