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Pedestrian suffers reported minor injuries after being struck on busy downtown road

A pedestrian was taken to hospital Thursday evening after being struck on a busy downtown road.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. emergency crews were called to the west end of Water Street following a motor-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The individual was struck by an eastbound vehicle, and suffered what were described as minor injuries.

The incident is the latest in a recent string of such collisions in the metro area. A day earlier a pedestrian was struck on Queen’s Road, leaving them with serious, but non life-threatening injuries.

Union calling for action after six Respiratory Therapists resign from Eastern Health

More than 10% of Respiratory Therapists have quit their positions with eastern health since September. As NTV’s Beth Penney reports, the union representing these health care workers says they’re at their breaking point. 

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. 

Town of Paradise’s 2023 budget sees increased residential taxes

The Town of Paradise has released Budget 2023, which includes increases to the residential mil rate, as well as the residential and commercial water and sewer rates.. 

New study launched on World Aids Day will see free testing for HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis at local pharmacies

December 1st is World Aids Day, and today, a new research study has been launched, where people are able to access free, quick and confidential testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis at eleven different pharmacies throughout the province.

 Dr. Debbie Kelly is a professor with the School of Pharmacy at MUN, and the principal investigator of the new study. She says it’s important for people to know their status. 

Qalipu Band reaches tentative agreement on military and RCMP members

The federal government has reached a tentative agreement with the Qalipu first nation that could clear the way for members of the military and the RCMP to be accepted into the Mi’kmaq Band. NTV’s Don Bradshaw reports.

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