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Keeping expectations realistic
Asking government for the moon is setting one's self up for disappointment, according to Newfoundland and Labrador 50+ Federation president Robert Rogers. Rogers and about 400 members of the federation were in Marystown last week for the provincial organization's 39th annual convention Tuesday through Friday.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Gander council pumps up pay
Town councillors in Gander got a pay raise last week, increasing their stipend by 41 to 44 per cent. The raise was approved by a vote of the councilors at the Sept.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Cash injection leaves cranberry industry firmly planted
Lots of interested local turned out at Berry Good Farms just outside of Grand Falls-Windsor this morning to hear an announcement from Innovation, Business and Rural Development Minister Susan Sullivan about funding for the cranberry industry. The industry has been seen as a hope for economic diversification in the central region particularly since the 1990s.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Nearly all PCs say they plan to run in 2015
Last week, finance minister Charlene Johnson and justice minister Terry French announced plans to resign from political life, and Premier Toma SMarshall is getting ready to resign in the coming weeks. On top of that, former ministers Jerome Kennedy and Joan Shea resigned in the past year, and former premier Kathy Dunderdale resigned in January.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Marshall says Corner Brook courthouse wouldn't exist if not for Williams Video
When cross-examined by the media, Premier Tom Marshall defended his decision to name the courthouse in Corner Brook after former premier Danny Williams. Marshall made the announcement that the justice hall that opened its doors in May 2010 will from here on in be known as the Danny Williams Building during a press conference in the courthouse lobby Monday morning.
Extended vacation for Expolits Valley High students
At the end of August Darrin Pike, CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, said Exploits Valley High would open on Sept. 8, that date has been pushed back by at least a day.
She refused to accept defeat
Jeanette Herritt, 42, of Hermitage-Sandyville is a very strong and determined person. These attributes may have saved her life.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Gander mayor defends pay hike for town councillors
Gander's municipal politicians have given themselves big pay bumps, with councillors approving stipend raises ranging between 41 and 45 per cent. His stipend jumped to around $35,000, or roughly the same level as mayors in Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor and Paradise.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Provincial judge in the works for Clarenville
Since then, the Clarenville Provincial Court House has been making due by having Judge Harold Porter make short court appearances via video conferencing from Grand Falls-Windsor. The Clarenville area is a busy one with 11 private lawyers, legal aid and a Crown Office.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
RNC Responses in Labrador West
The following is a summary of incidents that required a response by officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary between Aug. 24 to September 2 , 2014.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Police concerned with number of moose accidents on peninsula
The province has erected signs in the past, like this one past Grand Falls-Windsor on the Trans-Canada Highway, reminding drivers to watch out for moose.
Roncalli Elementary opening pushed to following week
Roncalli Elementary in St. John's, where crews are hoping to complete as much of an extensive renovation as possible, will open several days later than most other schools.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Saving Glassy Beach
The 'genie in a bottle' photo taken on Glassy Beach in Springdale is an example of the special place it's become for many.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Contractors interested in mill demolition
Contractors have lined up for the job of tearing down the buildings at the site of the former AbitibiBowater paper mill at Grand Falls-Windsor The province has received seven responses to a tender to demolish buildings at the shuttered AbbitibiBowater paper mill site in Grand Falls-Windsor.
Funding train rolls through the region
Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, Dan Crummell is continuing his funding announcement tour of the province this week, and after a stop in Grand Falls-Windsor, he came to this area with some big cheques as well on Monday and Tuesday.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Accounting for the Abitibi mill
If I lived and played in the political world, I would take the time here to encourage a wonderful and spirited exchange on the rights and wrongs of the government of Newfoundland and Labrador expropriating the former Abitibi paper mill at Grand Falls-Windsor in 2008.