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Students protest funding cuts and tuition hikes as MUN president releases annual report

Students faced off against the president of Memorial University today as she presented her annual report.

Vianne Timmons’ presentation was cut short as the student union protested funding cuts and tuition hikes. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

Premier touts Liberal government’s accomplishments at annual fundraising dinner

The Liberal Party held a $500-dollar-a-plate fundraising dinner in St. John’s last night. NTV’s Legislative Reporter Ben Cleary was at the event, and has the latest on what happened at the fundraiser. 

Stephenville mayor defends free flight on John Risley’s private jet

The Mayor of Stephenville is defending his decision to fly on John Risleys private jet.

Mayor Tom Rose, who was joined by a hand full of town staff and councillors, says the flight provided an opportunity to talk business. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports. 

Cost-of-living cheques being sent to people who have died, Paul Lane says

The province has sent out more than a quarter of the $500 dollar cost of living cheques, but some of them are going to people who have died.

The government offered explanations today about what to do with those cheques, but Independent MHA Paul Lane says the process has been anything but fluid. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

Testing on Labrador-Island Link causes widespread power outages, delays commissioning

Thousands of residents on the island lost power this morning for nearly half and hour during testing on the Labrador-Island Link.

The outages may have been brief, but they do have implications for the long-term commissioning of the transmission line from Muskrat Falls. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

Public exams cancelled for 2022-23 school year

Public exams have been cancelled for the for the 2022-23 school year. 

The Department of Education says the public exam system as it existed pre-covid may no longer meet the educational needs of students. 

Federal government imposing carbon tax backstop on N.L. next July

The federal government will impose the carbon tax on the province next July. 

It means 8 months from now, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can expect to pay more on every litre of home heating fuel. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

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NLTA renews calls for plan to recruit and retain teachers

With the fall semester entering the home stretch, the NLTA is calling on the province to focus on the other three r’s: recruitment, retention and resources.

The Teachers’ Association says there needs to be a concrete plan to recruit and retain teachers. NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

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Premier defends against criticism over contract awarded to renovate HSC Emergency Department

Premier Andrew Furey is defending against criticism over how the contract to renovate the Health Sciences Emergency Room was awarded.

He also reacted to a recent study by Frasier Institute that has him ranked last among his peers in terms of fiscal management. NTV’s Ben Cleary has the latest. 

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Citizens’ Representative refuses to apologize to Chief Electoral Officer Bruce Chaulk

There’s more drama today among the officers that report to the House of Assembly. A report is calling on the Citizens’ Representative to apologize to Chief Electoral Officer Bruce Chaulk.

But there will be no apology, as Bradley Moss says that would undermine the independence of his office. NTV’s Ben Cleary has tonight’s top story.

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