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3 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette
The city has announced members of the new citizen advisory commission for the Abbotsforward official community plan update project. "We are very pleased with the response from residents wishing to be a part of this important advisory committee," said Mayor Bruce Banman.
8 hrs ago | Nor'Wester
The St. John's IceCaps have some of the highest costs in the league, says the team's chief operating officer, making financial support from the city a necessity. St. John's IceCaps goaltender Eddie Pasquale covers the puck with his leather lobster following a shot on net by the Syracuse Crunch during first-period action of AHL in this 2013 photo.
8 hrs ago | Essexcounty Standard
Council zone teams and councillors took part in the community event yesterday, outside St Christopher Road shops, in St John's. Paul Smith, borough councillor for St John's: "We have had a problem with fly tipping and general litter outside the shops.
9 hrs ago | The Torch
St. John's University gives their students the opportunity to study in style, putting their tuition dollars to work through improvements on campus. Last semester, new campus directory and street signs were installed and the university didn't miss a beat, up-keeping the fresh environment with further improvements for the 2014-15 school year.
13 hrs ago | CBC News
Nancy Walsh reads the morning news each weekday on CBC Radio. The Happy Cheapskate airs Wednesdays on the St. John's Morning Show.
September is a crucial month in the recruiting process for college coaches. During this period coaches have the opportunity to meet with prospects in person and make a case for their program with the October early signing period as a target.
The sky's the limit for Luke Holland from Worksop who has signed up for St John Ambulance's latest fund-raising event - the Superhero Skydive. And he hopes many more people will join them by signing up to support the first aid charity and help save more lives.
Police say they're still looking for suspects in relation to a shooting that happened near Anspach and Boyle Streets in the west end of St. John's on Saturday night. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said their search continues for a person who shot a man in the west end of St. John's last weekend.
The 47-year-old Wentzell is charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer, which stem from an incident on Aug. 8. Wentzell had faced the same charges in November 2012, but in February 2013 those charges were dismissed due to lack of evidence. Wentzell has worked on some high-profile cases.
Between 1983 and 2012 Tefs published 13 books, mostly fiction, including Figures on a Wharf , Red Rock , 4x4 , Bandit and On the Fly . Bandit earned five nominations at the 2012 Manitoba Book Awards, while his 2007 novel Be Wolf was awarded the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award at the 2008 event.
The RNC is giving the victim of a weekend shooting in St. John's time to recover before officers question him about the incident. Const.
According to SNY's Adam Zagoria, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana native is talking with head coach Steve Lavin about scheduling a visit to the campus.
Public libraries have always served their communities by providing learning opportunities, gathering spaces and a venue for the sharing of ideas. Max Freedman, brother of Judge Samuel Freedman, spent a lot of time reading at the St. John's Library on Salter Street prior to his journalism career with the Manchester Guardian and the Chicago Daily.
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.
A father is calling for a public inquiry following the death of his son in the St. John's lockup after he was detained overnight for impaired driving. "As far as I know when you are detained you are not supposed to have any belongings on you, they [d]etain you and they hand cuff you," Baker Sr. told CBC News.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:47 pm
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