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Local news for St. John's, NL continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | CBC News

Fire breaks out on street sweeper at St. John's city depot

Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at the city depot in St. John's late Friday morning.

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7 hrs ago | CBC News

Lantern festival promises to be spectacular, despite fire ban

Organizers of the Victoria Park Lantern Festival volunteers have been busy redesigning their weekend light show because of the ban on fires in St. John's.

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10 hrs ago | CBC News

Double drugstore armed robbery suspect sought in St. John's

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is seeking the same suspect in two back-to-back pharmacy holdups in downtown St. John's Thursday afternoon.

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13 hrs ago | SooToday

Newfoundland loses Churchill Falls court bid

The Churchill Falls power development in central Labrador, is pictured under construction which was completed ni late 1971.

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13 hrs ago | CBC News

Vandalism blamed for knocking out power in St. John's

Vandalism to the insulators at the Virginia Waters substation caused this morning's outage that affected customers for several hours in the east end of St. John's, Newfoundland Power says.

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14 hrs ago | The Labradorian

Siblings speak for first time in 20 years

The trembling in Leo Horlick's hands Thursday afternoon had nothing to do with what spina bifida has done to his body.

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18 hrs ago | Kent Online

Poppy seeds sown at St John's Catholic Comprehensive School in Gravesend to remember the fallen

Major John McCrae penned his now famous poem, In Flanders Fields, in May 1915 after he conducted the burial service for his friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Meet Your New Neighbor: Florida native feels at home here

Meet Your New Neighbor: Florida native feels at home here Paralyzed as undergrad, Bell returns to St. John's to teach, writes book and will appear on TV Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/life/2014/07/24/meet-new-neighbor-florida-native-feels-home/13135443/ Robert Bell of St. Cloud was born in Florida and went to St.

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CBC News

Officer who fired during MUN incident feared for his safety, court told

The officer who fired his gun during an incident outside the Memorial University Field House in February says he feared for his safety, and the safety of his fellow officers.

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The Labradorian

Six more jobs cut at CFS St. John's

Six more workers at CFS St. John's are losing their jobs. The Canadian Forces Station employees - clerical and warehouse staff, and a vehicle mechanic - received notices Wednesday their jobs were being cut, said Jeannie Baldwin, regional executive vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada.

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CBC News

Heart procedure ought to be available here, family pleads

Carmel Walsh does not feel she is strong enough to travel to New Brunswick for a heart procedure that could both extend and improve her life.

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Nor'Wester

Crime rate down in St. John's

Crime was down in the St. John's metro area for 2013 compared to the year before, but its crime rate was among the highest in the country Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Chief Bill Janes spoke with reporters Wednesday about the release of a Statistics Canada report that breaks down crime statistics from across the country for 2013.

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CBC News

Fewer crimes, but more severe violence in St. John's: RNC

The overall number of violent crimes in St. John's decreased in 2013, but the Violent Crime Severity index shot upward, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

CBC News

Scorching heat pushing St. John's to new record

St. John's is on the cusp of smashing a weather record, with Environment Canada noting that the capital has had more hot days than any year in decades.

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The Compass

Kelda Farrell fundraiser surpasses goal

In less than a week, an online fundraiser for a woman with locked-in syndrome has well surpassed its goal.

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Telegram

City extends fire ban to include backyard fire pits and bowls

The City of St. John's says it will extend the existing fire ban to include fires in any outdoor wood-burning appliances and consumer fireworks.

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

Well behaved students set sail for Guernsey

A residential trip to Guernsey proved an enjoyable educational experience for Weymouth pupils before they said goodbye to their school.

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Squamish Chief

Federal fisheries minister stands by shrimp quota cuts in Newfoundland

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea has told an all-party committee in Newfoundland and Labrador that Ottawa's shrimp quota cuts won't be changed.

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Worcester News

People in Worcester back student homes crackdown

AWAITED crackdown on student homes is on the verge of coming into force in Worcester - as it emerged the public have given it the thumbs-up.

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CBC News

Despite the heat, so far so good for St. John's water supply

Ron Ellsworth says the water levels in St. John's are good because of all the snow last winter.

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