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Your Community: Mural unveiled at St. John’s International Airport

If you’re travelling, you may notice something a little different at St. John’s International Airport. NTV’s Amanda Mews is in Your Community with the details.

Police investigate after car strikes tow truck and flips over near Tilton

The driver of a car is under investigation for failing to move over for a tow truck that was parked on the side of the road on Route 73 near Tilton early Tuesday morning. 

Bay Roberts RCMP were called shortly before 7 a.m. Evidence gathered at the scene indicates the tow truck was pulled over to the side of the road with its lights activated and flatbed lowered, preparing to load a separate vehicle onto the flatbed. The car, which came up behind the tow truck, failed to move over and collided with the flatbed of the truck. The car was launched into the air and came to rest on its roof.  Nobody, including the tow truck operator, was injured.

The driver remains under investigation and charges are anticipated.

As is legislated by the Highway Traffic Act, motorists are required to move over when passing emergency vehicles, including tow trucks, when they are parked on the side of the highway with their lights flashing.

Police investigate armed robberies on Northeast Avalon

Police are asking for help from the public after multiple armed robberies on the Northeast Avalon.

On Jan. 30,at approximately 10:25 p.m., RNC Operational Patrol Services (OPS) responded to a business on Hamilton Avenue in St. John’s following the report of a robbery. Patrons in the business stated that a man entered the a business carrying a firearm. The man fled the area prior to police arrival.

On Jan. 31 at approximately 12:08 a.m., RNC OPS responded to a business on the C.B.S. Highway following the report of an attempted armed robbery. Reports indicated that a man had approached a business, carrying a firearm, and attempted to gain entry into the business. The man discharged the firearm at a locked door in an unsuccessful attempt to gain entry. The man fled the area prior to police arrival.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

In both of these instances, the suspect fled the area prior to police arrival. Investigators believe these incidents to be connected. The suspect in both incidents is described as a white man, believed to be in his 30s, wearing a red hat and a reflective jacket. The suspect was a driving a dark coloured, four-door, car.

The Investigation is ongoing. The RNC SCU ask that anyone with information, CCTV, dash camera or cell phone footage in the areas around the time of these incidents contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.  

RNC receiving more complaints about traffic safety around school buses

The RNC says there’s been an increase in reported violations of drivers passing school busses when they’re stopped.

Police say they’ve received an increase in complaints regarding traffic safety around school buses, especially on on multi-lane roads.

Made Right Here: New bakery in Harbour Grace

This week on Made Right Here, Danielle travels to Harbour Grace and checks out the new Golden Crust Bakery facility on Harvey Street to see what goes into those tasty treats.

Faculty strike begins at Memorial University

About 800 members of the MUN Faculty Association went on strike at Memorial University Monday morning.

Picket lines went up around the St. John’s campus at 8 a.m. Both sides had been in conciliation talks through the weekend, but hit an impasse on Sunday. The university says it has offered the union a 12 per cent wage increase over four years, while MUNFA is demanding 14 per cent. The union says one of the main sticking points is collegial governance of the university.

The university released the folowing strike information overnight:  

  • All campuses remain open.
  • Classes taught by MUNFA members are paused. Classes taught by non-MUNFA members are expected to continue. Check this website to determine which course sections are expected to go ahead. Courses at the Marine Institute will be going ahead as scheduled. Non-bargaining clinical faculty will continue to teach the Faculty of Medicine’s undergraduate medical education and postgraduate medical education courses.
  • All non-MUNFA employees are expected to continue work as per their current arrangement.
  • MUNFA members have the right to lawfully picket. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic may experience delays when leaving or entering a Memorial campus.
  • There will be no disruption to emergency services.

Province marks solemn anniversary of Quebec mosque attack

Today marks six years since six muslim men were killed at a Quebec City mosque, by a lone gunman.

The Confederation Building will be lit up green this evening, to mark the national day of remembrance, and to create awareness of action that needs to be taken, against islamophobia. 

‘Go Getters’ host outreach workshop for youth on the Burin Peninsula

Volunteers provide many essential services throughout communities of our province.

An aging population, however, is placing volunteer numbers on the decline. Go Getters, is a non-profit organization focused on getting young people, between the ages of 19-30, more engaged in voluntary community service.

This past week the organization was on the Burin Peninsula hosting an outreach workshop on youth volunteerism. With that story, here is NTV’s Ross Tilley. 

Our Time: Designing Athletic Gear

A Newfoundlander uses his passion and creativity for designing sneakers at a new startup company in Edinburgh, Scotland. NTV’s Becky Daley has Our Time.

Places to Go: Sharon Snow visits Natural Vibe Wellness Market

Tonight on Places to Go: Sharon Snow takes us to the Natural Vibe Wellness Market.

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