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

3 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Citizen advisory committee members announced

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.

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8 hrs ago | Nor'Wester

Team would be gone at end of season without help: IceCaps executive

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.

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8 hrs ago | Essexcounty Standard

Tougher sanctions to come for litter louts

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.

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9 hrs ago | The Torch

New Year, SJU Gets New Look

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.

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13 hrs ago | CBC News

Happy Cheapskate: Just how much wine do you get at a restaurant?

Nancy Walsh reads the morning news each weekday on CBC Radio. The Happy Cheapskate airs Wednesdays on the St. John's Morning Show.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Canada

15 hrs ago | The Daily Herald

Third-graders learn of 9/11 tragedy

St. John's Elementary third-grade students in Melissa Myers, Mrs. Osting and Sr. Joella's classrooms learned about the tragedy in America on Sept. 11, 2001, several years before any of them were born.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Rumble In The Garden

Sampson, Briscoe, Freeman to meet with Lavin; Efianayi to visit

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.

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Related Topix: Canada, Rutgers University, Missouri, Sports, NCAA Sports, St. John's University NCAA

Worksop Guardian

Worksop: Luke is set to reach for the skies in St John's superhero skydive challenge

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.

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CBC News

Sean Frampton, Boyle Street shooting victim, still in hospital

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.

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Telegram

St. John's lawyer charged with impaired driving again

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.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Award-winning writer, co-founder of Turnstone Press dies

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.

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Telegram

RNC still waiting to speak to victim of weekend shooting

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.

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Big East Coast Bias

4* 2015 Shooting Guard Brandon Sampson setting up visit with St. John's

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.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

St. John's Library on Salter Street was built with a Carnegie grant of $35,000 in 1915.

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.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Canada, North America, World News, Opinion

Telegram

Wet driving conditions likely cause of two car crashes in St. John's

Wet driving conditions Monday night is believed to have been a factor in at least two vehicle collisions in St. John's. Around 7:35 p.m., a 74-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries resulting from a collision on Columbus Drive at Penneywell Road.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Leigh Journal

a Children's centre has reopened after an arson attack forced it to shut its doors for months.

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.

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WTOV9

Students sickened, carbon monoxide leak suspected

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.

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CBC News

St. John's council approves $700,000 subsidy for IceCaps

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.

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CBC News

Chesley James Baker Sr. calls for inquiry after son dies in St. John's lockup

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.

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Nor'Wester

Urban leaders meet on economic development

Representatives from urban municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador met over the weekend to hash out how they will continue to push for a collaborative approach to economic development in their communities. Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador president Churence Rogers chats with Mount Pearl Mayor Randy Simms at Hampton Inn & Suites in St. John's Saturday.

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