St. Mary’s plans steps towards cleaning up former fish sauce plant

The former Fish Sauce Plant in St. Mary’s is still standing, after the town received no interest from consultants to clean up the site.

The town is now planning its next steps. Mayor Steve Ryan says it’s not a surprise as the clean up is a big undertaking. The town will now move to an open tender, meaning any company across Canada can bid on the consulting work

Crab protesters launch flotilla in St. John’s Harbour

Inshore crab harvesters continued their protests today, by launching a flotilla of boats for 3L inshore crab, in St. John’s harbour. NTV’s Beth Penney reports. 

Passengers facing backlogs after St. John’s airport fire

St. John’s International Airport reopened Sunday evening after a fire late Friday damaged the departures lounge. Passengers are still dealing with backlogs in flights. NTV’s Jodi Cooke reports.

Deal finalized to move Bally Haly golf club to Clovelly

The deal to move Bally Haly Golf and Country Club to Clovelly Golf Course has been finalized. There was no mention in a joint news release about the future of the curling club.

Province hosts job fair for Ukrainian immigrants in Corner Brook

The province hosted the first of a series of job fairs for Ukrainian immigrants at the Corner Brook Civic Centre on Monday. NTV’s David Salter reports.

St. John’s International Airport reopens terminal after fire

St. John’s International Airport re-opened, as scheduled, at 5 p.m. Sunday after a fire late Friday night. Flight operations were set to resume at 7 p.m.

The airport authority says all operations, including check-in, pre-board screening and baggage handling are open and running smoothly. Select concessionaires will be open to serve travellers.

Throughout the closure, GardaWorld secured the building and prior to re-opening, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) completed a security sweep of all sterile areas.

NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

Fire closes terminal at St. John’s International Airport until Sunday evening

The terminal at St. John’s International Airport will remain closed for another and flights are not expected to resume until 7 p.m. Sunday after fire broke out late Friday night.

The terminal was evacuated around 11:30 p.m. because of a fire near the children’s play area on the second floor. St. John’s International Airport emergency responders and the St. John’s Regional Fire Department responded to the incident. 

The airport authority says the fire was confined to a specific area. There were fewer than 30 people in the terminal at the time because of storm cancellations. They were evacuated and there were no injuries.

The Airport Authority is still assessing the situation and working with the RNC and Fire Department to ensure all protocols are being followed to reopen the building. The terminal building will remain closed to the public until about two hours before flight resume on Sunday.

“It is appreciated that this emergency may have an impact on the travelling public, but safety is the number one priority for all parties involved,” the authority said in a statement. “The Airport Authority is in contact with our partners to try and provide the most up-to-date information. 

“Passengers are advised to not visit the airport until they are advised we have re-opened the terminal safely. Please contact your airline directly for updates about flight information.”

Airport Authority CEO Denis Hogan will spoke to reporters twice on Saturday. He said there is smoke and water damage that needs to be dealt with. The cause of the fire is unknown, but it’s not deemed suspicious. The investigation into the fire is still ongoing.

No fee or tax increases in Budget 2023

The provincial government tabled Budget 2023 this afternoon, and there are no fee or tax increases coming to Newfoundland and Labrador.

NTV’s Ben Cleary reports.

Company with proposed wind energy project near Botwood signs MOU with Qalipu First Nation

A company proposing to build a wind energy project near Botwood has signed an MOU with Qalipu First Nation and the mayor of Botwood says it’s the first step in taking the project to the next step.

NTV’s Colleen Lewis has more.

High grocery prices prompt some central residents to return to family corner store shopping

We’ve all seen the high prices at the grocery stores lately, so many people are getting more creative about finding bargains.

As NTV’s Colleen Lewis explains, some people are returning to an old way of shopping and bringing back the family corner store. 

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