Ben Cleary

Signing bonus entices two new doctors for Bonavista

A $200,000 signing bonus has been offered to doctors willing to work in Bonavista, and already the bonus has enticed two doctors to the region. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

Prime minister and opposition leader visits make Clarenville ground zero for federal politics

Clarenville has been ground zero for federal politics in recent weeks with visits from both the prime minister and the opposition leader. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

Trudeau in Clarenville to announce province reaching $10-a-day child care goal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Premier Andrew Furey today to announce that the province has reached that milestone three years ahead of the national target to have the system in place across the country. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

Province says Hive Ransomeware behind attack on health care systems in 2021

The province has finally revealed who was behind the cyberattack on our health care systems back in October of 2021.

NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

Province extends gas tax reduction for another year

The provincial government is extending the gas tax reduction for another year.

The 7-cent-a-litre tax reduction for gasoline and diesel was initially set until Jan. 1, 2023. It was later extended until March 31, 2023. Further extending the tax reduction until March 31, 2024, will cost $63.4 million. Budget 2023 will be delivered in the House of Assembly on Thursday, March 23.

This maintains a lower price at the pump by 8.05 cents per litre (including HST). The government says the 7.5 cent-per-litre tax on gasoline in Newfoundland and Labrador is the lowest among provinces other than Alberta.

Provincial budget to be released March 23 ahead of federal budget March 28

The House of Assembly reopens for the spring sitting on Monday. As NTV’s Ben Cleary reports, the provincial budget will be presented March 23, before the federal budget on March 28.

Premier rings bell at London Stock Exchange as province goes to Europe for borrowing

Premier Andrew Furey rang the opening bell at the London Stock Exchange today to signal the province’s move into European debt markets. The provincial government has a heavy debt load, and for the first time in almost two decades, it’s looking toward Europe for lower borrowing costs. 

NTV’s Ben Cleary has more in tonight’s top story. 

Innu Nation going to mediation with province in rate mitigation dispute

The Grand Chief of the Innu Nation says there will be no development on the Churchill River without their consent.

Etienne Rich met with Premier Andrew Furey this week, and they’ve agreed to mediation on their dispute over rate mitigation.

NTV’s Ben Cleary has more in this report. 

Province announces $225 million for roads plan

The province is investing over 200 million dollars in road and highway infrastructure. 

Here is NTV’s Ben Cleary with what roads and bridges see work this construction season. 

Class-action lawsuit filed against two health authorities for mammogram image reviews

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Eastern and Labrador-Grenfell Health, in connection to the review of more than 10 thousand mammogram results completed last year. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

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