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Evening Forecast | June 8, 2023

After an active Thursday across the Province, Friday should prove to be a bit calmer.

Police issue Amber Alert for missing teenager Melissa Morrell

The RNC issued an amber alert Thursday for a missing 14-year-old girl from St. John’s.

Police are actively searching for Melissa Morrell in what they are now calling an abduction. The abductor is believed to be known to Melissa, but not known to police at this time.

Melissa morrell is described as five feet tall, with a medium build, and light brown hair and eyes.
She was last seen in St. John’s at approximately 11 a.m. on June 2 and may have been travelling to Port aux Basques.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Nurses’ Union says retention must be focus of ongoing contract negotiations

Negotiations for a new collective agreement are still ongoing between the Registered Nurses Union and the province.

RNU President Yvette Coffey say the focus of negotiations needs to fall squarely on the retention of nurses. NTV’s Ben Cleary has more.

NAPE raises concerns about overworked water bomber pilots

The union representing the province’s water bomber pilots is sounding the alarm about what they say is an impossible schedule with too few resources. 

There are seven pilots flying four operational water bombers in this province. Many of them have been deployed as part of an agreement to support other provinces during what’s been called the busiest and earliest forest fire season in history.

Man hiking from Badger to Grand Falls-Windsor for hospice care

Four years ago, George Hart decided he wanted to see more of a focus on palliative care in Newfoundland and Labrador. When a group of volunteers began work to build the Lionel Kelland Hospice, he was on board.

Now each year George, Bill Mayne and Wally Edwards, lace up to make a walk from Badger to Grand Falls-Windsor to help raise money in the Hike for Hospice.

This years’ goal is $5,000 which brings the three year total to $20,000.

Trades NL opens new office in Corner Brook to help Indigenous communities

Trades NL expanded its presence in the province today with the opening of a new office in Corner Brook.

As NTV’s Don Bradshaw tells us, it will help members of the indigenous community who may be considering a career in the construction and trades sector.

Your Community: 2023 Nickel Independent Film Festival

Tonight in Your Community, we learn about what’s new for this year’s Nickel Independent Film Festival. Here’s NTV’s Amanda Mews.

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