Province to eliminate 77 teaching units

Province to eliminate 77 teaching units

Updated on April 24, 2015 - The province will be eliminating 77.5 teaching units in the education system this year, as part of the measures to reduce the current provincial budget deficit.



Polar bear spotted on Fogo Island

Updated on April 23, 2015 - The RCMP have had confirmed reports of a polar bear on Fogo Island. The bear was spotted in Fogo Centre around 7 p.m. this evening. Although sightings are not uncommon this time of the year, the RCMP would like to remind people to exercise....

Cut programs, cut public service

Updated on April 23, 2015 - Armed with a 120-page report written by the Conference Board of Canada, Richard Alexander had some broad suggestions Thursday...

Electoral map reactions Photo

Updated on April 23, 2015 - The new district of Bellevue, under the proposed electoral boundary changes, is far from what the Liberal contender for the area...

Electoral map reactions

Updated on April 23, 2015 - The proposed Bonavista South district has raised some discussion as it now takes in the Trinity area and extends to the...

Electoral map reactions

Updated on April 23, 2015 - Despite the potential effect the new proposed 40-seat electoral map will have on Terra Nova and Trinity North, their MHAs aren’t...



RNC defends response in case of man found dead

Updated on April 25, 2015 - Police didn’t locate the man who was found dead after his pickup truck went off the highway this past week, but that doesn’t mean officers weren’t on the job, an RNC spokesman said Friday..


Return to the homeland

Updated on April 26, 2015 - For much of their recent trip to China, three Newfoundland families did a lot of tourist-related things — visited the Great Wall of...


Teacher cuts will hurt education: union

Updated on April 24, 2015 - The president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association says cuts announced Friday by Education Minister Derrick...



Facing defeat

Updated on April 23, 2015 - With an Allan Cup semifinal loss still fresh in his mind, Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts’ Mike Brent is torn between the loves of his life..

The experience of a lifetime

Updated on April 23, 2015 - At 46, Terry Yake might have 10, 15 and 20 years on many of his South East Prairie Thunder teammates as well as...

Caribous’ Delaney declines air time

Updated on April 23, 2015 - It’s a pretty safe bet that if the Allan Cup Canadian senior hockey championship weren’t being played in Clarenville this year,...

Thunder rolls to victory

Updated on April 23, 2015 - With just 13 skaters on its roster start the Allan Cup Canadian senior hockey championship, it would have been easy to write off...



Death in the low Arctic

Updated on April 22, 2015 - Where icebergs go to die, scientists are going to gather data. The CCGS Amundsen leaves St. John’s harbour today — weather permitting — with representatives from ArcticNet, Statoil Canada, Research and Development Canada and Husky Energy onboard on a....


New hotel announced for Bay Roberts

Updated on April 22, 2015 - The Mayor of Bay Roberts is pleased a developer is acting on his intention to establish a new hotel in the Conception Bay North...


PAL returns to Gander

Updated on April 15, 2015 - The international viewing area at Gander International Airport has been a busy place as of late, and this morning it was once again...



“What do the vehicles look like?”

Updated on April 22, 2015 - Twillingate area correspondent Jim Hildebrand is home now and cluing up questions from Grade 9 students at J.M. Olds Collegiate...

Philip Robbins showcasing art of a face

Updated on April 22, 2015 - In today’s fast-paced world of selfies and Snapchat, Phil Robbins is encouraging people to take a deeper look at the faces of...

The cost of cancer

Updated on April 20, 2015 - A pretty, young woman with wisps of blonde hair peeking out from under a stylish knitted slouch hat, walks into the room with a...



Doesn’t matter where you live

Updated on April 24, 2015 - As long as you are willing to speak up, it shouldn’t matter which provincial district you find yourself living in and voting from come the next provincial election..

Book Remarks

Updated on April 23, 2015 - This is a good book. Whatever that means.

Canary in the coal mine

Updated on April 16, 2015 - Every Canadian who cares about the way Canada is governed should be watching the progress of Sen. Mike Duffy’s trial in Ottawa, but...

The Policeman and Us

Updated on April 23, 2015 - On the 4th of April, the media in the United States carried the story of a white policeman shooting to death an unarmed black man...



Heritage Collegiate celebrates Cerebral Palsy Month

Updated on April 23, 2015 - The students and staff of Heritage Collegiate in Lethbridge celebrated Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day on  March 25.  A celebration was held at lunchtime during what the school calls an “I Cafe.” .

Showing appreciation

Updated on April 23, 2015 - Volunteers of all ages were honoured during the seventh annual Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Factory in Port Union on Friday...

In Joan’s Kitchen

Updated on April 23, 2015 - Apricot squares, a delicious confection of puréed dried apricots sandwiched between layers of buttery oatmeal crust, were a family...

WI and ACW craft for a good cause

Updated on April 23, 2015 - The members of the Women’s Institute (WI) and the Anglican Church Women (ACW) in Clarenville have come together for the third...

Community calendar

Updated on April 23, 2015 - Please note: Deadline for items for the Community Calendar is the Wednesday before for the following Thursday’s paper. To list an...