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Mosley Common Children's Centre has been closed since June after the building was badly damaged by a fire that is believed to have been started when someone tried to gain entry to the boiler room. The location of the fire meant that electricity to the entire building was knocked out, leaving the centre unable to open and forcing the nursery which operates from the building to move to nearby St John's Primary School on Commonside while the damage was fixed.
More than 140 Illinois middle school students and adults were sent to hospitals Monday after becoming ill because of a carbon monoxide leak caused by a faulty furnace flue, school district and fire officials said. Several students at North Mac Intermediate School in Girard complained about feeling nauseated, but all were conscious and talking as they were taken away in ambulances, Superintendent Marica Cullen said.
St. John's City Manager Neil Martin said the city has approved a $700,000 subsidy for the St. John's IceCaps. St. John's city councillors have agreed to a $700,000 subsidy that will be given to the St. John's IceCaps over their next two seasons.
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt was in Conception Bay South last week to announce the federal government was divesting its interest in three Newfoundland ports. Seated alongside Raitt are Long Pond Harbour Authority Inc. vice-chairman Fred Constantine, C.B.S Mayor Ken MacDonald, Exploits Valley Port Corp. chairman Jerry Dean and Main Brook Research and Development Corp. chairman Leander Pilgrim.
As many as 10 boats were destroyed in an early morning Monday fire in Placenta Bay. Placentia Bay fishermen and boat owners are figuring out what's next after an early Monday morning blaze at a wharf in Southern Harbour destroyed upwards of 10 vessels.
CORNER BROOK The drivers of a head-on collision that left both vehicles shattered Sunday in Corner Brook went to hospital for treatment. A 17-year-old girl went for what is believed to be minor injuries, according to police, and a 57-year-old man was taken to hospital via ambulance with undetermined injuries.
Tim Cochrane brings his three dogs to swim in Cobb's Pond in Gander. Since the closure of the town's only dog park, there is no designated place dogs are able to roam off-leash.
St. John's Regional Fire Department firefighters work to extinguish a fire in the upstairs at 78 Quidi-Vidi Village Road Sunday. Upon arrival, the first crews from the Kent's Pond fire station were met with smoke and fire issuing from the home which is attached to two others on the narrow roadway.
Percy Hynes White gives an emotional acceptance speech after winning the best actor award for his part in the film, Cast No Shadow at the Atlantic Film Festival Awards in Halifax on Sunday. Percy Hynes White gives an emotional acceptance speech after winning the best actor award for his part in the film, Cast No Shadow at the Atlantic Film Festival Awards in Halifax on Sunday.
MHA Kevin Parsons had to leave his daughter's wedding Saturday evening in order to cast a vote in an unexpected third ballot for the Progressive Conservative leadership race. left his own daughter's wedding early to cast his vote in the third ballot vote for the Progressive Conservative leadership race in St. John's on Saturday night.
Crews from the central and west fire stations were called to the home shortly before 12:30 a.m. Amateur video taken at the scene shows smoke billowing into the night sky, with firefighters using a ladder to access the roof of the two-storey brick home. The detached house is located next to Wesley United Church.
Kirby Mercer, chief executive officer of Beothuk Energy Inc., says his has entered into a letter of intent to merge with Canadian Imperial Venture Corp. During the last two years, Beothuk Energy Inc. has been developing an offshore wind power project in St. George's Bay. The company plans include building facilities for the manufacturing of wind turbine gravity based structures at the Port of Corner Brook and a wind farm service port at Port Harmon in Stephenville.
In the heyday of the cod fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador, when inshore boats dotted the ocean and the provincial government handed out processing licences like candy to fish plants that were springing up in many coastal communities, no one could fathom a day when there'd be no company wanting to buy cod from inshore fishermen. In 2013, fishermen on the province's south coast could not catch their full quota of cod because most plants in the province were not buying cod - or not buying cod at times the fishermen went out to catch it - and any plants that did buy cod often offered a low price.
Placard-waving supporters listen to music waiting for final speeches from each of the three candidates running to be leader of the PC Party. The new leader will become premier of the province.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's governing Progressive Conservative party is poised to pick a new leader Saturday. The winner will soon be sworn in as the province's 12th premier and must call an election within 12 months of taking office.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 03:06 am
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