Stephanie Tobin

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

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3 takes on Black History Month in N.L.

February is Black History Month in Canada. Sulaimon Giwa, Einam Mohamadain and Carmichael Polonio share their thoughts on living in Newfoundland and Labrador.

John Crosbie remembered by MP as champion of equal rights

John Crosbie left behind a long and storied legacy, but it goes beyond his economic accomplishments, says Liberal MP Seamus O’Regan.

John Crosbie: Political 'giant,' family man and N.L. icon remembered at state funeral

Dignitaries, politicians, family and friends gathered in St. John's on Thursday for the state funeral for John Crosbie, a former provincial and federal minister, lieutenant-governor, and political icon in Newfoundland and Labrador who was remembered for his candour and dedication to political and family life.

Crosbie-isms: Notables, quotables and one-liners from a plain-spoken politician

In the decades he spent in public life, John Crosbie was anything but a wallflower. The iconic Newfoundland and Labrador politician never seemed to worry much about being tactful in his comments.

Condolences pour in following death of N.L. icon John Crosbie

News that iconic Newfoundland and Labrador politician John Crosbie has died is sweeping across the province, and condolences are pouring in from the public as well as former premiers and prime ministers. 

Smell ya later: Paradise homeowner 'ecstatic' after council agrees to buy sewage-sodden property

Plagued by a sewage problem, Jim Clarke and his family will be able to say goodbye to their Paradise property after council approved $430,000 to buy them out.

Fentanyl found among drugs in massive bust prompts warning from RNC

Deadly painkiller fentanyl has been found among a slew of drugs seized, prompting a public warning from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

Canada's top court dismisses Anne Norris appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from Newfoundland and Labrador's attorney general to review the Anne Norris case.

90 years later, a tsunami in southern Newfoundland still brings vivid memories

Gus Etchegary and Gordon Wagg were both five years old when an undersea earthquake changed their lives, and everything around them.

Oil industry at risk of 'losing the battle' to climate change activists, warns Roger Grimes

Former Liberal premier Roger Grimes, the current chair of Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil regulator, said the oil industry should be just as vocal as people like Greta Thunberg.

'My people,' Jimmy Kimmel says to N.L. family wearing Dildo shirts in NYC

During their visit to New York City, Roxanne Harnum's family had no idea Jimmy Kimmel was going to be on Live with Kelly and Ryan, but knew they had to wear their Dildo Brewing shirts once they realized the American talk-show host would be making an appearance.

Online name-calling between Alberta, N.L. an unexpected post-election fallout 

Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador have a lot in common, including a shared economic reliance on oil, but the comments of social media users took on a disturbing twist after Monday night's federal election.

'Strong message' from voters as re-elected N.L. Liberals see sharp drop in support

Newfoundland and Labrador is sending all but one of its incumbent MPs back to Ottawa, but each candidate lost support.

'Canada is more divided today,' says political scientist on election results

While the election results in Newfoundland and Labrador didn't come as much of a surprise, the scattered colours across Canada point to a nationwide lack of unity, says political scientist Stephen Tomblin.

They're unable to vote, but these citizenship hopefuls have watchful eye on election

Just because these residents aren't Canadian citizens doesn't mean they aren't politically engaged, with hopes to cast their ballot eventually.