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  1. 'I expect to shed a few tears, for sure': Students ready for Beaumont-Hamel pilgrimageRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBC News

    Dozens of students are travelling to France for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont-Hamel . Thirty-five youth have started an eight-day journey to all the sites where the Royal Newfoundland Regiment fought in France and Belgium, leading up to the commemoration ceremony on July 1. "I expect to shed a few tears, for sure," said 17-year old Nicholas Ellis.

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  2. Muskrat Falls 'disaster' may hurt Nova Scotia energy goalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CBC News

    Nova Scotians shouldn't expect greener and cheaper energy any time soon, despite promises linked to the Muskrat Falls project, experts say. Nalcor Energy CEO Stan Marshall said Friday that the project - now behind schedule and over budget by around $4 billion, interest included - could lead to higher, not lower, power rates for Newfoundlanders.

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  3. Oh the irony: the upside down assumptions of Muskrat Falls, Churchill FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | CBC News

    Nalcor CEO Stan Marshall compared the problems at Muskrat Falls to another sensitive project in Newfoundland and Labrador's history Friday, the Churchill Falls hydroelectric project. When asked Friday why things have gone so horribly wrong with the Muskrat Falls project, Stan Marshall dredged up another painful period in Newfoundland and Labrador's history - the 1960s era Churchill Falls project - as a comparison.

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  4. Trail of the Caribou doc looks back at Beaumont-HamelRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | CBC News

    CBC Newfoundland and Labrador is following the Trail of the Caribou , a new CBC documentary commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War battle at Beaumont-Hamel, France. The tragic event marked the first day of the Battle of the Somme and caused the near annihilation of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment on July 1, 1916.

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  5. Women protest Cathy Bennett closed door meeting on domestic violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | CBC News

    Outside a closed-door meeting being held by Cathy Bennett at Confederation Building, protesters are speaking out against the budget's effects on women and domestic violence. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who aren't pleased with the government's response to domestic violence took to Confederation Hill in St. John's on Friday morning to protest a closed door meeting held by Finance Minister Cathy Bennett.

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  6. Metrobus says cultural shift needed to get Newfoundlanders on public transitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 19 | CBC News

    Judy Powell, general manager of Metrobus, says that Metrobus does see spikes in business during times of high driving costs, but that culture plays a bigger role in ridership. The company that oversees public transit in St. John's says the new gas tax and other economic factors may drive some people to hop on the bus instead of driving, but says cultural reasons play bigger role in most people's preference to use their own vehicles.

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  7. 12 things I learned from Newfoundland First World War lettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | CBC News

    Actors Charles Dart, Amelia Manuel and Steve Lush read letters written by Newfoundland soldiers and their loved ones during the First World War. No, I haven't been on a tour of duty with the Canadian military, but I have been immersed in a large pile of letters held by the Provincial Archives at The Rooms.

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  8. Free flights for vets, new forget-me-not logos as PAL marks Beaumont-Hamel 100thRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | CBC News

    Provincial Airlines and the Royal Canadian Legion announced the new flights Wednesday from a PAL airplace hanger near St. John's International Airport. Provincial Airlines and the Royal Canadian Legion are teaming up to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel with new forget-me-not flower designs and complimentary in-province flights to war veterans to attend anniversary events.

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  9. Re-tendering Hibernia contracts stressing workers, says unionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | CBC News

    The Hibernia oil platform is located 315 kilometres southeast of St. John's, and has been producing since late 1997. An unprecedented overhaul of Hibernia contracts is creating widespread uncertainty among workers, and exposing a serious shortcoming in the Atlantic Accord, says the union representing employees on the iconic oil platform.

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  10. New app aims to help Newfoundlanders and Labradorians get healthyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | CBC News

    Social Rewards founder Andreas Souvaliotis and and MHA Sherry Gambin-Walsh launch Carrot Rewards in Newfoundland and Labrador. Carrot Rewards allows users to gain points from loyalty programs - like Aeroplan and Cineplex's SCENE - by taking health quizzes and tracking daily steps.

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  11. 'Newfoundland and Labrador, I love you': Edmonton man thrilled after cabbie returns coinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | CBC News

    An Edmonton man is thanking Newfoundlanders and Labradorians after being reunited with a case of commemorative coins he lost over the weekend. Joe Green lost the coins on Saturday evening after leaving them in the back of a Jiffy Cab while on his way home from being screeched in on George Street.

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  12. Meet the biggest Pittsburgh Penguins fan in NewfoundlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | CBC News

    Frank Woodfine shows off part of his home garage, which is dedicated to the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. Hockey fans across Canada will be glued to their TVs Thursday night to watch Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but in Newfoundland and Labrador it's doubtful anyone will be watching as closely as Pittsburgh Penguins superfan Frank Woodfine.

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  13. 8 WW I stories passed on through generations in NewfoundlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 2 | CBC News

    More than 700 young men from Newfoundland and Labrador died at the battle of Beaumont-Hamel 99 years ago. A story of being buried alive with the war dead, a mysterious bullet that stayed logged in a soldier's chest, undetected, for decades, and tales of camaraderie round out the collection of stories received as part of CBC's 1916 project.

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  14. Shanneyganock's Chris Andrews pens Beaumont-Hamel anniversary tuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 2 | CBC News

    It's not quite what you expect to hear in a song memorializing the horrors of Beaumont-Hamel: the opening notes of an accordion, ringing out in almost uplifting lilt. But that subtle musical surprise proves entirely appropriate for a song that Chris Andrews of Shanneyganock thought would prove easy enough to write - a whim that would come back to haunt the veteran musician as he tried to encapsulate a defining experience in history and personal tragedy into a few short minutes.

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  15. Canadian at-sea patrols and inspections of foreign fishing vessels off N.L. coast drop by 50%Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 1 | CBC News

    The Portuguese vessel Santa Isabel is pictured in this handout photo. The ship has received citations from Canadian NAFO inspectors five times in the past six years.

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  16. Dwight Ball should 'come clean' on Ed Martin severance, PCs sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 31 | CBC News

    Paul Davis says Premier Ball needs to come clean about his involvement in Ed Martin's severance payout. Premier Dwight Ball should tell the province just what he knows about the controversial severance payout to the ex-Nalcor head, PC leader Paul Davis says.

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  17. Ed Martin says Dwight Ball approved severance payRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 30 | CBC News

    Former Nalcor CEO Ed Martin says Dwight Ball approved his severance pay, adding new fuel to a political controversy that has engulfed Newfoundland and Labrador's Liberal government. In a statement sent to media on Monday, Martin said on April 17 he offered to stay on and finish the Muskrat Falls project with Nalcor or leave the company with "contractual severance being paid to me."

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  18. Jim Payne inducted to ArtsNL Hall of HonourRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 29 | CBC News

    Traditional Newfoundland musician Jim Payne received a big recognition this weekend when he was inducted into the ArtsNL Hall of Honour. Payne, who has collected, written and sung Newfoundland music for decades, will join other renowned artists like Al Pittman, NIFCO and Emile Benoit in the hall.

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  19. The Rooms launches reading series to honour WW I deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 29 | CBC News

    The Rooms is launching a special series of honour readings this weekend to commemorate those who died in the First World War. Every Sunday until June 26, the names of Newfoundland and Labrador soldiers who died overseas will be read at the museum in commemoration of their "ultimate sacrifice."

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  20. Sisterhood of the travelling trail runnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 29 | CBC News

    Katie and Nancy Wadden say that it is their passion to grow trail running in Newfoundland and Labrador. Trail runners Nancy and Katie Wadden say it is their passion to bring the sport of trail running to Newfoundland and Labrador.

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