Opponents of fracking on the Port au Port Peninsula are criticizing an external review commissioned by the provincial government. They argue the panel has been loaded with experts leaning too far in favour of the oil extraction method. NTV’s Jodi Cooke reports.
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The City of Corner Brook is between a rock and a hard place with its public transit system. The system is nowhere close to paying for itself, but cutting the service isn’t an option. NTV’s Don Bradshaw reports.
Police have taken another load of marijuana off the street. RCMP found 35 pounds of marijuana in a hidden compartment in a van near Stephenville on Thursday.
The mayor of Deer Lake says his town is being short-changed by the provincial government for capital works spending. Dean Ball is the brother of Liberal leader Dwight Ball and he thinks the Tory government isn’t treating the opposition district fairly. NTV’s Don Bradshaw reports.
A Corner Brook soldier tells a story of his time serving in Afghanistan and his life after war. For Cpl. Jamie MacWhirter, it’s a life that includes thoughts of suicide and battles with mental illness. NTV’s Don Bradshaw reports.
The provincial government has appointed an independent panel to review fracking in western Newfoundland. It also released the research behind an internal review that was inconclusive. The expert panel has one year to complete its report and make recommendations.
More than 500 delegates are in Corner Brook for the 64th annual Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador convention. They will be calling on the province to increase spending for municipalities. NTV’s Don Bradshaw reports.
Veteran Liberal MP Gerry Byrne announced Wednesday night he will leave Parliament Hill to seek the provincial nomination in Humber West. Byrne won’t resign his federal seat until the provincial nomination is called. NTV’s Don Bradshaw reports.
Three more people confirmed Thursday they are thinking of running for the federal Liberal nomination in Gerry Byrne’s seat, once he vacates it. Pat Hickey, Danny Dumaresque and Mark Watton are considering, adding their names to the list started by Chuck Furey.
Staff at Marble Mountain got the news they were hoping for Wednesday after weeks of uncertainty. The provincial government promised $3.5 million to replace a lift system that was destroyed by lightning last month. NTV’s Don Bradshaw reports.