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

1 hr ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Canada, Life, Food, Seafood

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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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Telegram

Judge reject's man's guilty plea - for now

Daniel Johnson was in provincial court in St. John's Friday for what was supposed to be proceedings to enter a guilty plea. The case was, instead, postponed until next week.

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WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Sad: NY Man Died Rescuing An Autistic Child From the Hudson River

Boyce "Scoop" Coleman gave his life to help save a child from drowning Sunday. Today, his Yonkers community is mourning the loss of a hero.

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SooToday

$650 million and counting. His death was not in vain

Canadians were inspired as they watched Fox embark on what he'd hoped would be a cross-county Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research and awareness of the disease. After more than 5,000 kilometres, having made it from St. John's, Nfld., to the Thunder Bay area, a heartbroken nation mourned the loss of Fox, whose cancer spread, forcing him to end the journey of his life.

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CBC News

Bear-spray robbery video at Topsail Road store released

Police have released security video recorded a store where a thief used bear spray late last month, in hopes of finding the suspect. The video, which the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary posted Friday to its YouTube channel, shows a man storming into the Circle K store at an Irving station on Topsail Road in the early hours of Aug. 30. The RNC said the man demanded cash and cigarettes from the clerk.

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CBC News

Stephen Harper's focus for the fall: It's all about next year

Chris Hall is the CBC's National Affairs Editor, based in the Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa. He began his reporting career with the Ottawa Citizen, before moving to CBC Radio in 1992, where he worked as a national radio reporter in Toronto, Halifax and St. John's.

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Thorne Today

NHS trust in top 100 to work for

Bosses at a Doncaster based NHS trust say they are delighted after a survey placed their organisation among the top 100 places to work in the health service. Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, based at St Catherine's Hospital at Balby, has been judged to be in the top 100 best places to work in the NHS.

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Telegram

RNC investigating fire, armed robbery in St. John's

At 8:15 p.m., officers responded to a report of a structure fire on Mundy Pond Road near St. Teresa's School. At 8:48 p.m., the RNC received a report of an armed robbery at a business on Freshwater Road.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Nor'Wester

Claims made against N.L. Hydro, but not to N.L. Hydro

An intervener in the ongoing review of the power system in Newfoundland and Labrador, Danny Dumaresque claims the numbers, and the details, don't add up when it comes to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro's combustion turbine addition at the Holyrood power plant. He called reporters to the Super 8 hotel in St. John's Wednesday afternoon, providing a roughly 25-page summary of his research into the power project and raising 23 questions on the subject.

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The Labradorian

Slum landlord couple handed almost $20,000 in fines

A St. John's couple who own a run-down rental property in St. John's has been ordered to pay almost $20,000 in fines for violating city regulations. Stephen and Deborah Hayes weren't in provincial court Wednesday when their case was called.

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