Topic: witless bay

Contentious work in Witless Bay is within scope of permit, says minister

Protesters are still wary of ongoing work in the Ragged Beach area of Witless Bay, but the minister of municipal affairs and environment says the construction falls under the parameters of the permit issued for erosion control.

With new film role, Joel Thomas Hynes extends his run of intricate, oddball characters

Actor Joel Thomas Hynes has skirted cliché and made a career out of playing complex, intricate men, and his latest film showcases him in a role that feels like a custom fit.

Red-hot Witless Bay drama attracts NYC filmmakers

A battle between Witless Bay’s Puffin Patrol and a family developing land in the area intrigued two documentarians from New York City.

'We made a mistake': Witless Bay deputy mayor owns permit screw-up, denies ulterior motives

Maureen Murphy insists it's all about erosion and doesn't understand the negativity.

No permit, no construction, says provincial government of Witless Bay beach project

Construction in the area of Ragged Beach in Witless Bay will remain on hold for now, according to a statement from the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment.

The people vs. Witless Bay: Excavator on beach has residents fuming

Things have boiled over in Witless Bay between residents and the town's council on what is believed to be construction of a retaining wall to prevent erosion at Ragged Beach.

Pilfering from puffins: How sneaky seagulls steal for survival

A researcher spent the last two summers watching gulls and studying kleptoparasitism — or, their habit of stealing food from puffins.

'Witless Bay Line is dreaded,' says commuter who blew out new tire

The road is riddled with potholes and is crumbling away, says Matt Butt, who drives the route every day to work.

Say it with seal: A senior's party celebrates flipper pie and sealskin pins

'Love your seal' was the theme of a senior's Valentine's party in Witless Bay. Flipper pie and sealskin hearts were on the menu of the day's events.

Goulds man died at scene of Witless Bay crash

The vehicle left the road and landed on its roof. The 38-year-old died at the scene.

The coop is down, the chickens rehoused, but Witless Bay couple fights on

A new non-profit homesteading association in the province can help other people in the same position, Gideon Barker said.

Witless Bay rallies to support men charged with kidnapping, citing increased crime

The two men were granted bail at Tuesday court appearance.

Woman in critical condition after serious accident on Witless Bay line

The single-vehicle rollover happened around 7:30 p.m.

Puffin rescue effort turns into a surprise proposal

Partner made surprise proposal at sea while visiting from Virginia to take part in the Puffin Patrol rescue and release efforts

Star Wars' porgs are puffins on another planet

The cute creatures of The Last Jedi were inspired by Atlantic puffins.

Witless Bay acclamation stokes ongoing battle between pro-environment, pro-development

Fraser Paul of Witless Bay has won another seat on council, without a vote being cast. The woman who challenged his residency in a previous byelection says Municipal Affairs should have stepped in.

Walk-in mental health, addiction services now offered by Eastern Health

Eastern Health launched a new mental health and addictions walk-in service for people 12 and older at multiple sites this week.

The big boom theory: Witless Bay fastest-growing town in Newfoundland and Labrador

New houses and new subdivisions have put Witless Bay into overdrive. The small Newfoundland town has grown by more than 400 people in five years.

Family of 6 homeless after fire in Bauline East

A family of six from Bauline East is homeless after a fire destroyed their home late Sunday night.

Civilians dig up Dana Bradley cars, no evidence inside say RCMP

A group of civilians has started digging up two cars buried in Witless Bay, cars once connected to the Dana Bradley murder.
Point of View

Becoming a better Canadian, thanks to a temporary foreign worker

The CBC's Melissa Tobin recalls how her work on the story of a temporary foreign worker has made her think about what it means to be Canadian.

Witless Bay man working to preserve, restore Newfoundland railway speeders

Trevor Croft does track maintenance for railways on the mainland and is working to find and restore railway speeders once used by work crews on the Newfoundland Railway.

Cabin fever: Halloween hooligans kick off string of robberies on southern shore

Halloween’s a busy night, and on Newfoundland’s southern shore, many cabin owners found it filled with more tricks than treats.

Stop that! Seamus O'Regan not amused by campaign sign tacked below stop sign

A campaign sign for Liberal candidate Seamus O'Regan had to be removed from a stop sign in Witless Bay.

Crew rescued after boat started taking on water off Witless Bay

Three people were rescued from a vessel off Witless Bay that started taking on water Friday afternoon.

Young puffins released after rescue in Witless Bay

About 30 young puffins were introduced to the ocean for the first time Friday morning after being rescued from the side of the road in Witless Bay.

Dog rescued from water after fall off cliff near Bay Bulls

A dog owner says he'll be forever grateful to two dog lovers who were in the right place at the right time to save his pooch after it took a fall off a cliff on the East Coast Trail in eastern Newfoundland.

Saving Barney: Whale reportedly spotted free of fishing gear

A rescue team is trying to save a humpback whale that's been caught in fishing gear off Mobile on the Southern Shore.

Witless Bay creates massive puffin out of beach garbage

Residents of Witless Bay turned a weekend cleanup of their coastal Newfoundland community into more than just an ordinary activity.

Fatal car crash on Witless Bay Line

A section of highway near Witless Bay was reduced to one lane on Monday following a fatal vehicle collision.