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Retired Burin welder builds first wooden boat at 73

Andy Riggs of Burin is building a fishing boat from raw wood he gathered. Riggs has no previous experience in wooden boat building.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Western Star

All surveys

Because our results are rounded, a single vote may not seem to affect the percentages below.

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The Labradorian

Conference an opportunity to sell N.L. offshore: Nalcor

Today is the final day of a conference that has allowed for both the presentation of scientific papers and promotion of the potential for oil and gas discoveries in Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore.

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CBC News

Michael Tracey pleads not guilty to theft, B&E charges

A former IT administrator with the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association pleaded not guilty to 27 charges in St. John's provincial court on Friday.

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The Compass

Extortion charges against two Ontario men dismissed in Corner Brook

Two men from Ontario accused this past spring with trying to extort a Corner Brook man have had the charges against them dismissed.

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News Shopper

The National Trust is encouraging people in north Kent to get involved in the Great British Walk.

The walk will illuminate a host of people and places from across history starting on September 8 and finishing on October 24. Properties in north Kent include the tranquil garden and 13th century chapel at St John's Jerusalem in Sutton-at-Hone and the Owletts in The Street, in Cobham, Gravesend.

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CBC News

Newfoundlander Meghan Waterman goes viral with #ALSicebucketchallenge

There have been thousands of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos posted in the last week, but the video from Torbay's Meghan Waterman has not only been noticed - it's gone viral.

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CBC News

Gander weather records wettest August so far

Environment Canada says more than 210 millimetres of rain fell as of Wednesday, with still a week to go in the month "It's a challenge, and our crews are constantly at it, making sure that the storm drains are clear and there's nothing obstructing them, but we're still having problems," he said.

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Sheffield Star

Staff have it all sewn up to help hospice

A string of talented employees at a town centre store have helped to boost Doncaster's St John's Hospice appeal by 153 - as part of a programme of fundraising events for the charity.

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Western Star

Blanc Sablon has not formally asked to join Newfoundland and Labrador

Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dan Crummell says the provincial government has not been approached directly about the idea of Blanc Sablon, Que., becoming a part of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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City Pages

Wits 2014 fall season lineup announced

MPR's hugely successful music and sketch-comedy show, Wits , has held the attention of Twin Cities fans for years now.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Labradorian

More than 800 St. John's workers still without contracts

Ed White, Canadian Union of Public Employees national representative for locals 569 and 1289, told The Telegram on Wednesday that local 569 - which represents about 450 outside workers in jobs like garbage collection, snowclearing and environmental services - has conciliation scheduled with the provincial Labour Relations Agency for the rest of ... (more)

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Telegram

Voir dire in RNC officer's trial resumes

A voir dire on the admissibility of evidence in the case of a Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Officer charged with making indecent phone calls resumed in provincial court in Corner Brook on Thursday.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Collecting purses to help victims of sex trafficking

Franklin County Church Women United are hard at work collecting purses. Seated are Beverly Peters, left, of St. John's United Church of Christ, 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg; and Jenny Waters , Unity in Christ Church, 4301 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg.

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Western Star

Hopkins' second novel set during cod moratorium, Mount Cashel scandal

Herb Hopkins couldn't have picked a much more tumultuous period in recent Newfoundland history for the setting of his latest novel.

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Telegram

RNC seeks assistance in boat, trailer theft investigation

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is requesting the assistance of the public in providing information regarding a theft of a boat and trailer from the Foxtrap Marina in Conception Bay South.

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The Compass

Study aims to save Grand Falls House

With work to demolish buildings at the site of the former AbitibiBowater paper mill in Grand Falls-Windsor closer to becoming a reality, a local group is trying to find a way to protect another property linked to the mill's history.

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This is Wiltshire

GCSE results: St John's, Marlborough

There were tears of joy at St John's in Marlborough this morning as year 11 students picked up their GCSE results.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Kevin Birch Organ Concert, with Anatole Wieck, violin, August 28,...

The Season Finale of the St. John's Organ Society 2014 Summer Recital Series features Kevin Birch, Director of Music at St. John's Catholic Church, Bangor, performing solo works for organ by Bruhns and Guilmant.

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The Compass

Corner Brook woman ticketed in accident with motorcycle

The woman driving the vehicle that struck this motorcycle in Corner Brook on Aug. 11 has been ticketed for failing to obey a stop sign.

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