Provincial government asks N.L. wood cutters to stop operations after social media threats

Wood harvesters have been asked to stop cutting in Newfoundland’s Southwest River Valley after the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources was made aware of alleged physical threats against them over social media. The department says it has notified the…

Review of Inuit children in care finds N.L. system lacking in cultural respect

An independent review of Inuit children in Newfoundland and Labrador’s child protection system says the current system is “crisis-oriented” and lacks respectful involvement of Inuit families and culture. Jackie Lake Kavanagh’s report, A Long Wait for Change, was released on…

N.L. Tory leader wants missed methylmercury work at Muskrat Falls investigated

Newfoundland and Labrador’s opposition leader wants the province’s auditor general to investigate the government’s failure to carry out environmental work around the Muskrat Falls reservoir. The work, known as “capping,” was meant to reduce the risk of toxic methylmercury produced…

N.L. seafood industry projects receive federal-provincial funding

Dozens of projects in Newfoundland and Labrador’s seafood sector are getting a financial boost to modernizeindustry technology and improve sustainability. Federal and provincial officials were in St. John’s, N.L., Tuesday to announce $8 million in funding that has been awarded…

Second mission necessary to remove all explosives from N.L. shipwrecks

The Canadian Armed Forces says another operation will be necessary to remove undetonated explosives from two shipwrecks off Bell Island, N.L. Scheduled work concluded Wednesday, but bad weather and poor access prevented divers from reaching ordnance on two of the…

N.L. towns’ successful fundraising efforts highlight challenge of expanding cell coverage

Newfoundland woman says her local fundraising committee jumped for joy when they learned they had finally raised the steep sum of $80,000 needed to bring a cell tower to their communities. “We were ecstatic,” Martina Cornect said by phone on…

Canadian Coast Guard’s first new icebreaker welcomed to fleet

The first new Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker in 25 years, named after a female sea pioneer, was officially dedicated to the Coast Guard fleet on Thursday. Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Governor General Julie Payette were in St. John’s, N.L.,…