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Province reaches ‘framework’ for agreement with NAPE

The provincial government has reached a "framework" for a new collective agreement with its largest public sector union, Finance Minister Tom Osborne announced Thursday. Osborne...

Legal marijuana legislation coming soon; police oversight bill ready to go

The province could see its first legislation for legal marijuana sales this fall. Justice Minister Andrew Parsons says the bill is in the advanced...

Finance minister warns agencies, boards and commissions to cut spending as...

Finance Minister Tom Osborne is putting agencies, boards and commissions on notice that they have to cut spending. That's after falling revenue pushed the...

Deficit rises to $852 million with lower income tax and oil...

The provincial deficit will be higher this year because of lower income tax and oil revenue, Finance Minister Tom Osborne announced Tuesday. The projected deficit...

Oil prices higher than projected ahead of fall fiscal update

Finance Minister Tom Osborne will present the fall fiscal update on Tuesday. It will be his first major statement on the province's books since...

Paul Davis calls for presumptive PTSD coverage for first-responders

Opposition leader Paul Davis is calling for more supports for first-responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. In the House of Assembly this week, the...

Atlantic Salmon Federation vows to continue fighting government appeal of aquaculture...

The Atlantic Salmon Federation says its position has been validated after the provincial government ordered an environmental impact statement for the Grieg aquaculture project...

Minister orders environmental impact statement for Grieg aquaculture project

Environment Minister Eddie Joyce has ordered an environmental impact statement for a controversial salmon aquaculture project in Placentia Bay. On July 21, the Supreme Court...

N.L. willing to talk transmission with Quebec as Ottawa offers financing

Ottawa is willing to fund a transmission link between Quebec and Atlantic Canada if the provinces can come to agreement, La Press reported Wednesday....

Government admits breaking law by not tabling Nalcor procurement reports

The government admitted Tuesday it has been breaking the law for the past decade by not tabling Nalcor procurement documents in the House of...