Mount Pearl North byelection: Leaked email suggests Steve Kent offering more than 'moral support' to PCs

Former MHA Steve Kent, now in top bureaucratic job with Mount Pearl city council, says his involvement in the byelection campaign to choose his successor in the legislature has been "very limited."

Butter Pot Park skiers frustrated by budget brush-off

The unexpected spring snowfall in St. John's was a welcome sight for skiers with the Avalon Nordic Ski Club but it's not enough to lift their spirits after last weeks provincial budget.

4 Tory cabinet ministers fall to defeat in Liberal rout

Three of seven incumbent PC cabinet ministers kept their seats Monday night, while four others lost to Liberal candidates.

NDP Leader Earle McCurdy loses to Siobhan Coady

NDP Leader Earle McCurdy was defeated in his district Monday night, falling by a nearly 20 per cent margin to Liberal Siobhan Coady. The NDP did win two seats: Gerry Rogers in St. John's Centre and past party leader Lorraine Michael in St. John's East-Quidi Vidi.

Liberal Siobhan Coady holds massive lead in St. John's West: poll

An Abacus Data poll released Tuesday for the district of St. John's West shows Liberal Siobhan Coady with a massive 33-point lead.

N.L. district poll mirrors unprecedented Liberal gains in provincial campaign

A poll in St. John's West puts the Liberals 42 points up from the last provincial election. Province wide, the party may make even greater gains.

Disabled hunting and fishing program expanded

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has expanded inclusion in recreational hunting and fishing through changes to its Hunters and Anglers with Disabilities program.

Newfoundland caribou not at risk of extinction, says report

While Newfoundland's caribou population is about a third what it was 15 years ago, a report on the declining numbers says the animals are not in danger of extinction.

Drivers rejoice! Mount Pearl motor vehicle registration hours extended

In an effort to speed up service and reduce the headache-inducing wait-times at Motor Registration Division in Mount Pearl, the provincial government has extended hours.

Marystown salmon hatchery previewed in environmental review

A proposal to build a $75-million salmon hatchery in Marystown, on Newfoundland and Labrador's Burin Peninsula, is now being evaluated by the province's environment department.

Qalipu artist using leaked Shoal Point oil as paint for newest project

A Corner Brook man is hoping a recent art project can help bring attention to an oil leak in Port au Port Bay.

Mistaken Point one step closer to UNESCO World Heritage status

Mistaken Point is one step closer to receiving UNESCO World Heritage status as a representative from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature is set to visit the rare sea fossil site this week.

SJIWFF to show nearly 50 films, 11 locally-made shorts

Get a sneak peek of this year's St. John's International Women's Film Festival lineup, playing in St. John's this October.

Door knocking underway in bellwether district of St. John's West

With the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election still more than two months away, a tightly contested race is already heating up in one St. John's district.

Province to 'take that lead' on Shoal Point oil spill, Dan Crummell says

Environment Minister Dan Crummell said his department is hard at work trying to stop an oil leak in western Newfoundland and there will be no need for the federal government to deal with the problem.

Government doing everything it can to protect Wabush Mines pensions: minister

Officials with the Newfoundland and Labrador government are meeting with nervous Wabush Mines pensioners this week, with one minister saying the government will do what it can despite a process that is now before the courts in another province.

New heating oil tanks regulations will cost homeowners about $600

People in Newfoundland and Labrador who use oil to heat their homes now have to adhere to new codes regarding their storage tanks.


Unsecured loads of trash en route to dump focus of RNC blitz

The RNC, province and City of St. John's held a blitz Thursday, targeting drivers headed to the Robin Hood Bay facility with unsecured loads of garbage.

Dan Crummell among 3 candidates acclaimed by PC party

The Progressive Conservative Party acclaimed three candidates in the districts of Baie Verte-Green Bay, Humber Gros Morne and St. John's West on Monday afternoon.

3 battleground districts to watch in the early run-up to a fall election

The provincial election is still five months away, but CBC reporter Peter Cowan says St. John's West, St. John's East-Quidi Vidi and Lewisporte-Twillingate are three districts worth keeping a close eye on.

Solution may be in sight for leaking Manolis L, minister says

A meeting between provincial environment ministers in Winnipeg this week may lead to a solution for a controversial shipwreck in Notre Dame Bay near Change Islands.


Fall protection on employers' shoulders, instructor says

A safety instructor in St. John's says there's no excuse for employees to work unprotected at construction sites, given what people know about fatal workplace accidents.

'Severe evidence of rodent droppings' helps close Avalon Mall restaurant

Inspections at a Taste of Mediterranean franchise in the Avalon Mall food court found serious problems, writes Adam Walsh.

Oil slick on Port au Port Peninsula raising alarms

Reports of oil flowing into the bay on the Port au Port Peninsula is causing alarm among local residents and in the House of Assembly. However, one resident said politicians have known about the oil for years.

More tickets, fines coming for people found littering on highways

Littering and illegal dumping has been an ongoing issue on Newfoundland and Labrador's highways, and the province says it's going to get tougher on violators.