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22 min ago | The Chronicle Herald

Newfoundland film casts big shadow at festival

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.

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4 hrs ago | CBC News

MHA Kevin Parsons leaves daughter's wedding to cast 3rd ballot vote

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.

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8 hrs ago | CBC News

My Guitar: Harry Martin's hard-working Takamine 360

Harry Martin received his Takamine guitar as a gift from his wife in 1986. Since then, Martin has taken the instrument with him across Canada and to Bristol, England.

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12 hrs ago | Nor'Wester

Overnight house fire in St. John's

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.

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17 hrs ago | CNews

Former cop, cabinet minister Paul Davis wins N.L. PC leadership

Former cop and cabinet minister Paul Davis was elected leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative party Saturday, making him the province's next premier. Davis, MHA for Topsail, was first elected to the provincial House of Assembly in 2010 and has held portfolios including Minister of Transportation and Works, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services and Minister of Health and Community Services.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Telegram

Merger in the works forf St. John's-based energy companies

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.

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The Labradorian

Rules must be relaxed for outside buyers: fishermen

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.

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The Labradorian

Exuberant Tories pack into leadership convention

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.

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Brandon Sun

Newfoundland and Labrador Tories to vote for new leader, premier

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.

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Nor'Wester

Initiative meant to promote, educate and enforce blue-zone parking

Through awareness, education, and fines, Service NL and the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities-NL is going to promote and create proper blue-zone parking. Minister of Service NL, David Brazil, joins the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities NL executive director, Kelly White, on Friday to announce a new joint initiative for blue-zone parking."

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SooToday

$650 million and counting. His death was not in vain

Canadians were inspired as they watched Fox embark on what he'd hoped would be a cross-county Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research and awareness of the disease. After more than 5,000 kilometres, having made it from St. John's, Nfld., to the Thunder Bay area, a heartbroken nation mourned the loss of Fox, whose cancer spread, forcing him to end the journey of his life.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Telegram

Judge reject's man's guilty plea - for now

Daniel Johnson was in provincial court in St. John's Friday for what was supposed to be proceedings to enter a guilty plea. The case was, instead, postponed until next week.

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WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Sad: NY Man Died Rescuing An Autistic Child From the Hudson River

Boyce "Scoop" Coleman gave his life to help save a child from drowning Sunday. Today, his Yonkers community is mourning the loss of a hero.

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Lifestyles

Newfoundland and Labrador premier thanks public servants, prepares to resign

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Tom Marshall has thanked his colleagues and packed up his office as he prepares to retire from the top job. Marshall took over as premier on an interim basis after Kathy Dunderdale quit in January and stayed on through the party's first aborted leadership process that saw three candidates withdraw.

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Telegram

UPDATED: Report of body found near Western Memorial Regional Hospital

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has confirmed there was a sudden death in the West Valley Road area of Corner Brook early Friday morning. According to a news release issued late Friday morning, a 52-year-old man from Corner Brook was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel who responded to the location along with police at around 7 a.m. The police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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Transport Topics

Transport Canada Sells Three Ports in Newfoundland

Transport Canada sold the ports of Long Pond, Botwood and Main Brook and said it will invest C$22 million for the continued operation and maintenance of the ports infrastructure. "Canada's ports are an integral part of the national transportation system and play an important role in Canada's international trade.

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The Labradorian

Service NL says education, not public reports, has helped restaurant compliance

Years ago, Keith Ward seldom saw a restaurant inspector at the Goulds diner his family has now operated for about 50 years. All that's changed now and in recent years the inspections are more frequent, more diligent and keep up with changing regulations and standards.

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Thorne Today

NHS trust in top 100 to work for

Bosses at a Doncaster based NHS trust say they are delighted after a survey placed their organisation among the top 100 places to work in the health service. Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, based at St Catherine's Hospital at Balby, has been judged to be in the top 100 best places to work in the NHS.

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Telegram

RNC investigating fire, armed robbery in St. John's

At 8:15 p.m., officers responded to a report of a structure fire on Mundy Pond Road near St. Teresa's School. At 8:48 p.m., the RNC received a report of an armed robbery at a business on Freshwater Road.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Kirriemuir Today

Lunchtime recitals at St John's

Classical Musicians Scotland presents a series of lunchtime recitals in St John's Episcopal Church, Forfar, beginning on Saturday, September 13. The next concert is on Saturday, September 20 featuring Ian Watt, classical guitarist with the final concert on Saturday, October 4. On this occasion music will be provided by Paul Chamberlain, classical accordionist. All concerts begin at 1 p.m. and last for one hour followed by tea and scones and the chance to meet the performer.

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