Terry Roberts

CBC News

Terry Roberts is a journalist with CBC's bureau in St. John's.

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New and enhanced training for flagpersons, supervisors launching April 1

Training requirements for flagpersons in Newfoundland and Labrador will double April 1, while a new voluntary course for those who supervise or design traffic control plans will also be available.

Muskrat mitigation 'a good work in progress,' says N.L.'s consumer advocate

Consumer advocate Dennis Browne is cautiously optimistic about a new plan to protect electricity users from soaring rates in the Muskrat Falls era.

More taxation, not widespread cuts, key to taming N.L.'s fiscal monster, says MUN prof

The solutions to Newfoundland and Labrador's financial woes should include higher taxes and fees, says a Memorial University professor.

How a St. John's university is changing the makeup of N.L.'s capital city

There are now more international students at Memorial University than there are residents of Bishop's Falls, and trends indicate that number is going nowhere but up.

Reaction to beefy contract for MUN's new president ranges from outrage to acceptance

A student activist is outraged by the pay package for MUN's new president, but reaction is more muted from other corners.

Nalcor announces another setback for Muskrat Falls transmission software

Instead of final delivery by June, Nalcor now says only that the software will be ready some time this year.

Port of Argentia making a play for more oil and gas business

With Newfoundland and Labrador's oil and gas industry poised for growth, the Port of Argentia is gearing up to provide some of the increased shore-based services that will be needed.

From fossil fuels to Muskrat: How MUN could lead the charge to electrify public buildings

The provincial government is aggressively moving ahead with plans to wean public buildings off oil-fueled heating systems, and Memorial University could lead that charge.

With St. John's funeral business at a standstill in wake of blizzard, families struggle to say goodbye

Dozens of funerals have been put on hold in St. John's and area because of a state of emergency, and that's putting added stress on families trying to say goodbye to loved ones, and those who take care of the dead.

Grand Wabana Inn/Gracie Joe's fire 'big loss' to Wabana, says mayor

In another blow to a province already coping with a historic winter storm, a business on Bell Island has been destroyed by an early-morning fire.

Darkness interrupts search for N.L. man who went missing in historic blizzard

A 26-year-old man from Conception Bay North who has what his family describes as "health issues" went missing as a blizzard was ramping up Friday in eastern Newfoundland.

How John Crosbie's influence helped save Hibernia and propel a transformative industry

Many agree that John Crosbie's influence in Ottawa in the late '80s and early '90s helped pave the way for what some say is his greatest legacy in this province: the Hibernia oil project, and the beginning of a transformative industry.

'No widespread impact' to coastline following N.L. salmon die-off, says DFO

Environmental monitoring of the shoreline in Fortune Bay North has determined that just a fraction of the coastline was affected by a massive salmon die-off in the summer of 2019.

Government seeking outside help in contract talks with N.L. physicians

The provincial government is looking for outside expertise to help the Department of Health in contract negotiations with the group representing physicians in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Separate burials, obituary omissions: C.B.S. couple had rocky relationship, says family

Police are not saying it, but the signs indicate a horrific ending to the long relationship between Upper Gullies' residents Patsy Scott and John Murphy, found dead Dec. 21.