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

Tuesday Jul 22 | Nor'Wester

Minister can't be involved in influencing court on vandalism: attorney general

The provincial attorney general says it's inappropriate for the justice minister to lobby for tougher court sentences for vandalism, in response to a request from the City of Mount Pearl.

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Tuesday Jul 22 | Telegram

Garbage lands too close to home

Even during late afternoon traffic, things are quiet on Holy Trinity Lane in Torbay.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Telegram

Cheers & Jeers

Jeers: to stomping little feet. So, at least one St. John's councillor is taking petty to new levels: Jonathan Galgay jumped into the fray about Mount Pearl's continuing decision not to help pay maintenance and snowclearing costs for the extension to the Team Gushue Highway by suggesting that exits to Mount Pearl should be blocked with concrete ... (more)

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

CBC News

Hookah pipes and highway barricades: the week in 9 quotes

A revived spat over a regional highway, a cabinet vacancy is filled, and a new hookah bar in St. John's is raising concerns about public health.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

CBC News

Bradley Miller sentenced for string of crimes

A St. John's man who has a long history of breaking the law was sentenced in provincial court on Friday for a number of offences.

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Alleged fraudster contractor back in court

Things are getting worse for James Robert Dwyer, the contractor accused of defrauding customers by promising to do work but never showing up to actually do it.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

CBC News

Randy Simms on Team Gushue cost-sharing: 'Our answer remains no'

Simms said that's because the provincial government should never have been allowed to force any municipality to pay for maintenance on a highway that serves a region.

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Poppy can thief asks for federal sentence

It's unlikely Phillip Patrick Field will ever be confused with Jesse James or any other world-famous thief.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

CBC News

St. John's city council votes to keep funding Aquarena

The city sold the sports facility to MUN in the mid-1990s for $1. St. John's has since then provided an annual subsidy to the Aquarena.

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Dennis O'Keefe wants Mount Pearl to split costs of Team Gushue Highway

St. John's Mayor Dennis O'Keefe said while the city of Mount Pearl previously flatly refused his call to share the costs of the Team Gushue Highway, he said he hopes the municipality will now reconsider.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

CBC News

Orangemen's Day: What's open, what's not

Day in Newfoundland and Labrador, and while it is a public holiday for most public servants, many businesses and programs are open.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Telegram

Robberies and injuries keep RNC

A man with a serious and suspicious head injury was found making his way north along Westerland Road Friday night.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Telegram

Former Myles-Leger lawyer set for preliminary inquiry

Two weeks have been set aside in October for a preliminary inquiry in the case of former lawyer William J. Parsons.

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Items reported stolen from house struck by fire

Police in St. John's are investigating an unusual fire that left a woman homeless on Sunday, and which may have also involved a burglary.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Coast Reporter

Newfoundland and Labrador Tories launch fresh contest after leadership debacle

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - It's Take Two for Newfoundland and Labrador's governing Tories as they launch a fresh leadership race after the debacle that was their first attempt.

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Impaired drivers, turned around walkers, and fisticuffs

A man has been charged with impaired driving while on an all terrain vehicle. Police received a complaint about the driver Saturday night.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

CBC News

Steve Kent launches PC leadership campaign

MHA Steve Kent, seen in a file photo, officially launched his campaign to become the next leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservatives, and thus the next premier.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

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Weather forecast looks good for Canada Day celebrations in St. John's-metro

Canada Day celebrations will begin in St. John's early Tuesday morning, with a Sunrise Ceremony at 6 a.m. on Signal Hill.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

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St. John's at fault, not province: Kent

The provincial government says confusion at St. John's City Hall over capital works funding is due to a mistake by the city, not the province.

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Long winter took its toll on equipment

Details included in a consultant's report on the current state of snowclearing in St. John's suggest a long winter took its toll on equipment used to clear city streets and sidewalks.

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