Early, photogenic iceberg raises expectations for Newfoundland’s season

This historic port city welcomed an unexpected early guest on Easter weekend: a sizable iceberg, a ridge of white framed between the hills of the Narrows leading into the city’s harbour. Visible from downtown, the photogenic ‘berg drew excited locals…

‘Shocking violation’: Parish prepares to re-bury remains after grave plundered

Largely untended for decades, the toppled and faded tombstones sit amid long, yellowed grass at All Saints cemetery overlooking Newfoundland’s spectacular Conception Bay. But the historic graveyard has suddenly become the subject of much attention, after a bizarre crime that…

Combined rain and mild weather escalates flood danger in Eastern Canada

April 19 2019 6:35pm The eastern half of Canada is bracing for trouble because of hard rain and rapidly melting snow. As Ross Lord reports, some regions are already at flood stage, and emergency planners say the worst is still…

Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election called for May 16

Premier Dwight Ball has called an early election in Newfoundland and Labrador for May 16, in what’s shaping up as a close race between the ruling Liberals and opposition Tories. Ball made the announcement Wednesday evening in the lobby of…

N.L. Liberals deliver optimistic 2019 budget with provincial election looming

Newfoundland and Labrador tabled an optimistic election-year budget Tuesday, taking stock of economic improvements since the provincial Liberals took office and resisting any tax hikes. The $8.4-billion spending plan is set against a forecasted deficit of $522 million, a number…

Newfoundland to replace its outdated men’s prison first built in 1859

Newfoundland and Labrador has announced it is replacing its notorious Victorian-era men’s prison, one of the oldest in Canada. Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s, N.L. has faced decades of criticism for the harsh, violent conditions for inmates and staff,…

Newfoundland to replace its outdated men’s prison first built in 1859

Newfoundland and Labrador has announced it is replacing its notorious Victorian-era men’s prison, one of the oldest in Canada. Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s, N.L. has faced decades of criticism for the harsh, violent conditions for inmates and staff,…