Rob Antle

CBC News

Rob Antle is producer for CBC's investigative unit in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Changing Course

Here's why Alberta's economic angst could have a deep, echoing impact in N.L.

Thousands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have made the trek out west to work. But with the pandemic and oil crash sapping the economic lifeblood of Alberta, the ripple effects are being felt at home.

With a $50M price tag, Team Gushue Highway completion unlikely to happen soon

The Department of Transportation and Works is estimating that it will cost $40 million to $50 million to finish the Team Gushue Highway extension in St. John’s, with a more direct route and modern interchanges to connect to other roadways.

Seamus O'Regan says 'exploration is key' to federal help for N.L. offshore oil industry

The federal natural resources minister says Ottawa is focusing on incentives based on exploration to help the Newfoundland offshore oil industry, as it deals with the crippling fallout of COVID-19.

Eddie Joyce suing Dwight Ball, former colleagues and commissioner for defamation

Independent MHA Eddie Joyce is suing four people, including the premier, for defamation over the handling of a harassment complaint that saw him turfed from the Liberal cabinet and caucus in 2018.

Mount Pearl councillor says she'll contact province about Steve Kent investigation

A Mount Pearl councillor says she's going to the province’s Department of Municipal Affairs in relation to an investigation that involves the city’s top bureaucrat.

Environment commissioner planned to scrutinize handling of marine oil spills

A federal watchdog has launched work to put the management of marine oil spills under the microscope, but the environment commissioner's audit plan predates the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current status of the work is unclear.

Alderon implodes after failing to repay $14M loan, losing control of Labrador project

Alderon Iron Ore Inc. has run out of options to repay a $14-million loan, and says it has been told its creditor will seize Labrador’s Kami project and all related assets.

Court dismisses former NLESD manager's appeal of corruption convictions

Derek Newhook, a former school district manager who was convicted of fraud and breach of trust, has lost his appeal.

Dwight Ball says new Bank of Canada program could 'help and support' N.L.

The Bank of Canada has launched a new initiative to aid provinces struggling with the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID Economy

'Unprecedented times' could mean unprecedented options on the table to aid provinces

There is an emerging consensus among academics and economic think-tanks that the federal government and the central bank may need to consider unprecedented options to save provincial balance sheets.

N.L. privacy commissioner 'deeply concerned' about Facebook's response to health info breach

Privacy watchdog Michael Harvey has written Facebook about the social media giant’s handling of a personal health information breach by someone posting on the site.

Hibernia looks to cut spending amid COVID-19 crash in oil markets

There may soon be more bad news for Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil sector — this time at the project that launched the offshore industry more than two decades ago.

Dwight Ball says no worries about N.L. making payroll, after grim letter warned of cash crunch

Premier Dwight Ball says Newfoundland and Labrador’s borrowing situation has improved since a March 20 warning that the province had “run out of time” to find money to fund government operations.

'Out of time': How a pandemic and an oil crash almost sank Newfoundland and Labrador

His province was reporting just four cases of COVID-19 when Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball wrote the prime minister to warn that his province was about to go under.

Dwight Ball warns of 'economic crisis' looming after COVID-19 emergency

As Newfoundland and Labrador continues to grapple with the health challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, stark comments by Premier Dwight Ball have highlighted the gravity of another challenge ahead — a financial one.