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2 hrs ago | 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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CBC News

While handling one fire, crews discover another in same house

Firefighters called to a house on Mayor Avenue in St. John's dealt with not one, but two fires on Sunday afternoon. A St. John's woman was treated for smoke inhalation Sunday afternoon, after crews tackling one fire in her home discovered there was also a second.

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Kirriemuir Today

St John's cheque to SCAA

Members of the congregation of St John s Episcopal Church, Forfar with Mrs Evelyn Balfour and Reverend Andrew McCafferty present James Gray-Cheape of Scotland s Charity Air Ambulance with a cheque for i 1 2410 that was raised by the Tuesday Club through their sunshine bags. Every time the sun shines a penny or more is placed in the donors sunshine bag.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Telegram

Quidi Vidi Village house fire

St. John's Regional Fire Department firefighters work to extinguish a fire in the upstairs at 78 Quidi-Vidi Village Road Sunday. Upon arrival, the first crews from the Kent's Pond fire station were met with smoke and fire issuing from the home which is attached to two others on the narrow roadway.

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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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Westland Observer

Around Wayne and WestlandAround Wayne and WestlandOutdoor movie, used ...

Around Wayne and Westland Outdoor movie, used book sale, cheer program are among happenings in Wayne and Westland. Check out this story on HometownLife.com: http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/westland/2014/09/14/wayne-westland-outdoor-movie-cheer-craft-show/15501447/ Come and see "God's Not Dead!" on an eight-foot outdoor screen.

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Vancouver Sun

Former police officer Paul Davis to become next premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano. Annabel Gale had to wait 20 years and come "halfway around the world," but she finally met her prince - now an earl - and his wife.

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The Compass

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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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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Sat Sep 13, 2014

CBC News

St. John's, outside workers reach tentative deal

Details are expected to be released Monday by union officials and the City of St. John's on a tentative deal. CBC News has learned that a tentative deal has been reached that could avert a strike or lockout affecting the City of St. John's and its outside workers, and involves inside workers as well.

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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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DurhamRegion.com

Newfoundland Tories to select new leader

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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The Compass

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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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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