Terry Roberts

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

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Here are 5 must-watch districts in N.L.'s election campaign

There are 40 seats in the House of Assembly up for grabs on Feb. 13. Terry Roberts looks at five districts with lively competition.

Province dangles millions, offers royalty relief in attempt to save Terra Nova oil field

The provincial Liberal government, on the eve of what many expect is an election call, has revealed a costly plan to get the Terra Nova FPSO back into production in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore.

Drilling approvals, Equinor buildup a double-boost for struggling N.L. offshore industry

The federal approval of three exploration projects and a consolidation of Equinor's Canadian operations in St. John's is a double-boost for a struggling oil and gas industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

MUN prof criticizes 'broken' and 'secretive' process aimed at fixing N.L. financial predicament

A Memorial University professor is criticizing what he calls a broken and secretive process designed to address Newfoundland and Labrador's troubling financial situation.

Another setback for West White Rose as Suncor records $425M impairment charge

A big partner in the West White Rose expansion project has announced a financial setback related to the half-finished oil project in Newfoundland and Labrador.

A winter election amid a pandemic? Bring it on, say N.L. opposition parties

Premier Andrew Furey won't confirm, but there's growing chatter about a winter election in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Crosbie accuses feds of negligence for delays in filling vacancies on N.L. Supreme Court

The federal justice minister is pledging to prioritize judge appointments to the short-handed bench of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.

'It's been life-changing': Unsettled N.L. refinery workers in little mood to celebrate this Christmas

The mood among oil refinery workers in Newfoundland and Labrador has darkened this year because of prolonged uncertainty over the future of the idled facility in Come By Chance.

How Guyana is emerging as the new frontier for N.L.'s oil services sector

With Canada's offshore industry slumping, companies from Newfoundland and Labrador are eyeing — and capturing — new opportunities far away in Guyana, an emerging oil giant in South America.

Business is good — and growing — for Pipers, N.L.'s 'no rules' department store

An independently owned Newfoundland and Labrador retail chain is returning to Mount Pearl, with plans for more stores across the province.

Union blasts West White Rose layoffs following injection of public money

Dozens of workers at the West White Rose construction site in Argentia received layoff notices on Friday, a day after millions in public money was announced for the stalled offshore oil project.

Pandemic blamed for delay in adopting Muskrat Falls inquiry recommendations

The provincial government has barely made a dent in adopting a sweeping series of recommendations coming out of the Muskrat Falls inquiry, but the minister leading the effort says Justice Richard LeBlanc's instructions will be adopted "across the board."

Researcher raises Muskrat methylmercury alarm, but Nalcor contractor says levels safe

A U.S. researcher is raising the alarm about methylmercury levels in Labrador, but a contractor monitoring the effects of Muskrat Falls says there's no need to worry.

Muskrat Falls could play a role in keeping N.L.'s offshore competitive in era of sustainability

In an era where environmental considerations are becoming as important as costs, the future of Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil industry could get a boost from zero-emitting electricity from Labrador.

New hope for Kami iron ore project, with Labrador MHA cautiously optimistic

An agreement that will see the idled Kami project sold to a company with an existing mine across the border is concerns with the local NDP MHA.