Peter Cowan

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Peter Cowan is a St. John's-based reporter with CBC News.

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The White House has more cases of COVID than all of N.L.; here's why

You can tell from the low number of cases that people in Newfoundland and Labrador have been taking precautions, writes Peter Cowan. The same can't be said about other places, including the White House.

Worried about the Atlantic bubble? Here's why experts say the risk is low

There is a lot of fear around allowing travel within Atlantic Canada. But is it warranted? Here's how experts respond to common concerns

It's not yeast or hand sanitizer. To get through the next phase of COVID-19, we need empathy

To get through this together we're going to need to spend a lot more time listening, and understanding each other. COVID-19 has been hard on most of us but not always in the same way.

'Atlantic bubble' details being worked out, Ball says

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball is now more open to allow the free flow of people between the Atlantic provinces, saying officials are just working out the details.

No reason not to release doctors' billings regularly, Haggie says

Health Minister John Haggie plans to annually release the amount doctors bill, marking a significant change in the provincial government's stance on disclosure.
CBC Investigates

Time to review how much ophthalmologists can bill, politicians say

Replacing a cornea has become faster and easier for a doctor to do, so politicians say it's time to review what payment is reasonable.
CBC Investigates

Want to know what a doctor in N.L. bills? Now you can

For the first time, the public now has access to exactly how much each doctor is billing, after a database was released to CBC under an access-to-information request.
CBC Investigates

Medical billings now public after 4-year battle by doctors association to keep them secret

For the first time ever, doctors' billing information will be made public, after the NLMA dropped a legal fight to try to keep the information secret.

Here's why a positive test doesn't always mean you have COVID-19

Tests are an important tool in the fight against COVID-19. However, as Peter Cowan writes, they don't provide the definitive answers that some people seek.
CBC Investigates

N.L. closed warehouses with millions of masks and gowns in years before pandemic

A CBC News investigation has found over the last several years Newfoundland and Labrador scrapped stockpiles that would have helped through this crisis.

They're named and blamed in the Muskrat Falls inquiry report. What happened to them?

Many of the key people blamed in the final report from the Musrkat Falls inquiry continue to work for Nalcor or in government.

He has most of the Liberal caucus onside. Can anything stop Andrew Furey from becoming premier?

Andrew Furey has cabinet, caucus and back room organizers in his camp, but that hasn't stopped controversy from dogging him in the first week of the campaign.

Liberal Party members cry foul after early email from leadership hopeful

Andrew Furey hasn't officially launched his campaign for the leadership of the Liberal party, but some members are already wondering how his campaign got their personal information.

When it comes to big money and politics, governing Liberals are behind the times ... again

The winner of the Liberal leadership will have have to tackle some big financial problems, but just getting into the race presents a financial challenge of its own.

Need a home? 1 in 5 City of St. John's affordable housing units sitting vacant

The City of St. John's is dealing with a housing problem, but not one you might expect — too many of its affordable housing units are sitting empty.