Topic: dan crummell

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Big game application mailing error leads to privacy breach

Some hunters in Newfoundland and Labrador were sent big game applications, including private information, intended for someone else, the Department of Environment and Conservation says.

9 species protected under province's Endangered Species Act

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has announced nine species under the Endangered Species Act have been designated as either endangered, threatened or vulnerable.

No consultation with outfitters before fee increase: Ron Hicks

Newfoundland and Labrador outfitters say they're going to be footing the bill after government hiked up the fee for out-of-province hunters, a decision they say they were never consulted on.

Delays put real estate clients at risk, province warned

Staffing shortages at the province’s Registry of Deeds created a paperwork backlog last fall, and sparked a series of warnings from the legal community to the government about how those delays could hit their clients in the pocketbook.

Consumer alert issued about cold-call investment pitch

Service NL has issued a consumer alert about a possible financial scam targeting people in Newfoundland and Labrador, involving two companies that have been traced to Costa Rica.

Moose plan sees extended hunting in some areas, but no new fencing

The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced it's five year moose management plan in St. John's Monday, but one group is disappointed expanding highway fencing isn't part of the projects being rolled out.

Privacy breaches put personal info in wrong hands

Provincial government computers hold lots of personal information about citizens, but CBC Investigates has found that data can end up in the wrong hands.

Cops called, but no charges in Service NL privacy breach

Service NL Minister Dan Crummell won’t say whether an employee who inappropriately accessed the personal information of 28 people at the Motor Registration Division in Mount Pearl is now back on the job.

Justice officials investigating possible illegal caribou hunt in Labrador

A spokesperson for the Department of Justice has confirmed that fish and wildlife officers are investigating a tip that a possible illegal caribou hunt took place recently in Labrador.

Simeon Tshakapesh says no plans to curtail limited hunt on caribou

The deputy chief of the Innu nation, Simeon Tshakapesh, says there are no plans to curtail the limited hunt for caribou in Labrador, despite worries that the Red Wine Mountain caribou herd is dramatically depleted.

Hunting 'primary factor' in decline of Red Wine caribou, says Dan Crummell

Environment and Conservation Minister Dan Crummell says illegal hunting is a "primary factor" why the Red Wine Mountain caribou herd has been reduced to critical numbers in recent years.

Twillingate, Ottawa protests want oil-leaking Manolis L cleaned up

Dozens of area residents and supporters marched through Twillingate Sunday, calling on all levels of government to take action and clean up the shipwrecked Manolis L.

Placentia Junction no place for mink farm, says cabin owner

There's mounting opposition against a proposal to establish a mink farm in the area of Placentia Junction.

Wabush mayor says province-wide 911 will cost lives

A mayor from Labrador West is criticizing plans to answer province-wide 911 calls in Corner Brook and not Wabush.

Birchy Brook wants action on lack of running water

Residents of a small Bay St. George community are tired of waiting for proper drinking water after going without for over three weeks.

Tom Marshall elevates 3 backbenchers to cabinet in shuffle

Premier Tom Marshall has added three new faces to his cabinet table, just two months before his successor is expected to take office.

Siobhan Coady Liberal candidate for St. John's West

Former Liberal MP Siobhan Coady was acclaimed as the Liberal candidate for the district of St. John's West on Wednesday.

Labour leaders hammer premier on union certification bill

Union leader Lana Payne is still furious after a meeting Tuesday evening with Premier Tom Marshall over a new bill that labour activists say will roll back workers' ability to organize.

Many ships, few occupational health and safety inspections

The fishing industry may have injury rates almost double the provincial average, but CBC Investigates has found that on-board provincial occupational health and safety inspections are few and far between.

Police payday loan probe spans at least 3 years

Police were probing potentially-criminal payday loan rates in Newfoundland and Labrador as far back as three years ago, CBC Investigates has learned.

Kent, Crummell make cabinet cut

Premier Kathy Dunderdale announced big changes to her cabinet on Wednesday morning in St. John's, including the addition of two new ministers.