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2 hrs ago | CBC News

Some councillors support $700K contribution to keep IceCaps

The City of St. John's insists money that's set aside to help keep the IceCaps in town is not a subsidy - but one councillor says the $700,000 that was approved in a private meeting on Monday will help subsidize the costs of the team. That group will in turn cut rent and other fees incurred by the IceCaps to the tune of $700,000 over the next two years.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

CBC News

Sean Frampton, Boyle Street shooting victim, still in hospital

Police say they're still looking for suspects in relation to a shooting that happened near Anspach and Boyle Streets in the west end of St. John's on Saturday night. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said their search continues for a person who shot a man in the west end of St. John's last weekend.

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Big East Coast Bias

4* 2015 Shooting Guard Brandon Sampson setting up visit with St. John's

According to SNY's Adam Zagoria, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana native is talking with head coach Steve Lavin about scheduling a visit to the campus.

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Telegram

RNC still waiting to speak to victim of weekend shooting

The RNC is giving the victim of a weekend shooting in St. John's time to recover before officers question him about the incident. Const.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Award-winning writer, co-founder of Turnstone Press dies

Between 1983 and 2012 Tefs published 13 books, mostly fiction, including Figures on a Wharf , Red Rock , 4x4 , Bandit and On the Fly . Bandit earned five nominations at the 2012 Manitoba Book Awards, while his 2007 novel Be Wolf was awarded the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award at the 2008 event.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

St. John's Library on Salter Street was built with a Carnegie grant of $35,000 in 1915.

Public libraries have always served their communities by providing learning opportunities, gathering spaces and a venue for the sharing of ideas. Max Freedman, brother of Judge Samuel Freedman, spent a lot of time reading at the St. John's Library on Salter Street prior to his journalism career with the Manchester Guardian and the Chicago Daily.

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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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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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WALA

A carbon monoxide leak sends 140 students and adults to the hospital

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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Telegram

Divested ports look to spur economic growth

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt was in Conception Bay South last week to announce the federal government was divesting its interest in three Newfoundland ports. Seated alongside Raitt are Long Pond Harbour Authority Inc. vice-chairman Fred Constantine, C.B.S Mayor Ken MacDonald, Exploits Valley Port Corp. chairman Jerry Dean and Main Brook Research and Development Corp. chairman Leander Pilgrim.

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CBC News

Boats destroyed in Southern Harbour wharf fire

As many as 10 boats were destroyed in an early morning Monday fire in Placenta Bay. Placentia Bay fishermen and boat owners are figuring out what's next after an early Monday morning blaze at a wharf in Southern Harbour destroyed upwards of 10 vessels.

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The Labradorian

Corner Brook police seeking witnesses to accident

CORNER BROOK The drivers of a head-on collision that left both vehicles shattered Sunday in Corner Brook went to hospital for treatment. A 17-year-old girl went for what is believed to be minor injuries, according to police, and a 57-year-old man was taken to hospital via ambulance with undetermined injuries.

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CBC News

Dog park in Gander has unclear future

Tim Cochrane brings his three dogs to swim in Cobb's Pond in Gander. Since the closure of the town's only dog park, there is no designated place dogs are able to roam off-leash.

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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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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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CBC News

My Guitar: Harry Martin's hard-working Takamine 360

Harry Martin received his Takamine guitar as a gift from his wife in 1986. Since then, Martin has taken the instrument with him across Canada and to Bristol, England.

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Nor'Wester

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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