The question looming over N.L.’s winter pandemic election: Will anyone vote?

NDP Leader Alison Coffin kicked off the first full week of Newfoundland and Labrador’s winter pandemic election by promising to strengthen public services and increase the minimum wage – deficits … Read More

Public health officials in the Atlantic provinces report 7 new cases of COVID-19

HALIFAX – Health officials in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island each reported two new cases of COVID-19 while Newfoundland and Labrador reported a single case of the … Read More

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in four Atlantic provinces, inoculations begin Wednesday

The first doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Atlantic Canada Tuesday and Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador said they would begin inoculating their citizens … Read More

Shipment of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Newfoundland and Labrador

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 15, 2020 12:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador’s first … Read More

Legal cigarette sales rose in Atlantic provinces during coronavirus bubble: study

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 14, 2020 4:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ HALIFAX – A new study … Read More

Single-digit increases in COVID cases continue Sunday in Atlantic Canada

FREDERICTON – New cases of COVID-19 in the Atlantic provinces rose again by single digits, health authorities reported on Sunday. Nova Scotia added six new cases, bringing to 59 the … Read More

Newfoundland town shuts down amid COVID concerns as province stays out of bubble

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador will stay out of the Atlantic bubble for at least another month as the province prepares to receive its first doses of the … Read More

P.E.I. reports no new cases of COVID-19 as provincial neighbours deal with outbreaks

Prince Edward Island is announcing no new cases, as its provincial neighbours are preparing updates later today to indicate whether there’s a continuing growth in their COVID-19 cases. The majority … Read More

N.L. tightens border, reports one new COVID case; six new cases reported in N.B.

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 30, 2020 4:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador is … Read More

Halifax readies for sweeping coronavirus measures as cases trend upward

HALIFAX – People in Halifax are bracing for a series of tougher restrictions as the city deals with a rise in COVID-19 infections. Effective Thursday and for the next two … Read More

‘Tsunami just out there.’ Dire warning about COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief medical officer issued a dire warning Thursday about COVID-19, likening the surge in cases across the country to a tidal wave headed toward the province. Janice … Read More

Prime minister is asked to help with search for N.L. man who disappeared in B.C.

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 22, 2020 1:36 pm     Updated October 22, 2020 3:14 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Prime minister’s help sought in search for N.L. man who disappeared in B.C.

The case of a Newfoundland and Labrador man who recently went missing in British Columbia reached the prime minister Wednesday during a virtual town hall with members of Memorial University. … Read More

Prime minister is asked to help with search for NFLD man who disappeared in B.C.

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 22, 2020 1:36 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The case of a … Read More

Newfoundland workers from sites in Alberta, Nunavut asked to get COVID-19 tests

Newfoundland and Labrador is asking workers who returned to the province in the last two weeks from work sites in Nunavut and Alberta to get tested for COVID-19. The department … Read More

N.L. health officials investigating whether essential worker broke isolation orders

Health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador are investigating whether a woman who tested positive for COVID-19 violated isolation orders. The woman is from Saskatchewan and was granted a travel exemption … Read More

Members of Newfoundland and Labrador legislature can now bring babies to work

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 16, 2020 4:59 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador’s legislature … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador first in Atlantic Canada to launch COVID-19 app

Newfoundland and Labrador will be the first province in Atlantic Canada to launch a COVID Alert app. The app will provide up-to-date information and alerts in case of a COVID-19 … Read More

2 Canadian Armed Forces members test positive for COVID-19 after stop in N.L.

Two Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members returning from the middle east aboard a military flight that stopped in Newfoundland and Labrador have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. As a result, … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador declares no active cases of COVID-19 in province

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador is back down to zero active cases of COVID-19. The Department of Health said Friday the two most recent cases reported this month … Read More

N.L. back-to-school plan requires masks on buses, in common areas of high schools

Masks must be worn on buses and in the common areas of high schools when Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest school district resumes classes in a few weeks. The Newfoundland and … Read More

Closing arguments heard in challenge of N.L.’s coronavirus travel ban

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Lawyers contesting Newfoundland and Labrador’s travel ban say the policy is arbitrary and violates mobility rights guaranteed in the charter. Closing arguments began Tuesday in provincial … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting a new case of COVID-19

By STAFF The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2020 3:32 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador confirms 1st new coronavirus case since May 

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador has confirmed a new case of COVID-19, the first reported in more than a month. The Department of Health says the man in … Read More

Memorial Day events in Newfoundland and Labrador restricted during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic stifled Memorial Day ceremonies in Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday, as the crowds who usually gather on July 1 were replaced by much smaller commemorations. Most public … Read More

Newfoundland needs help as coronavirus cuts off tourism, fishing work: premier

Newfoundland is facing troubling economic times because of the coronavirus pandemic and without help from the federal government, things will likely only get worse, says the premier. In an interview … Read More

A look at how Newfoundland and Labrador, P.E.I. plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Starting Monday (June 8) , groups of up to 20 people will be permitted in Newfoundland and Labrador, as long as they observe physical distancing. Up to 19 people will … Read More

Coronavirus: N.L. nears 3rd week without new cases, P.E.I. almost a month free

Newfoundland and Labrador is approaching three full weeks without detecting a new case of COVID-19. The province reported no new cases on Monday for the 18th day in a row, … Read More

N.L. hasn’t had any new coronavirus cases in 17 days, officials say

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 24, 2020 3:39 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador held a … Read More

Brad Gushue shifts focus with curling schedule and fitness franchises on hold

The spring season is usually a very busy time for Canadian curling champion Brad Gushue, who would normally be juggling his packed on-ice schedule with work duties as an Orangetheory … Read More

N.L. and P.E.I. remain clear of new COVID-19 cases

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 11, 2020 2:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prince Edward Island is reporting … Read More

N.L. archive collecting stories, art from ongoing coronavirus outbreak and past pandemics

During a 1950s polio epidemic, some quarantined Newfoundland schoolchildren watched their lessons on television. Maureen Peters’ aunt told her their family could not afford to own a TV set, and … Read More

N.L. reports no new COVID-19 cases for 5th straight day; P.E.I. sees 3rd day clear

Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new cases of COVID-19 for the fifth day in a row on Wednesday. The province has confirmed 259 cases of the illness and 244 people … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador sees 1st new COVID-19 case in days; P.E.I. clear for 2nd day

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 5, 2020 5:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight … Read More

Coronavirus: No new cases for P.E.I., Newfoundland and Labrador

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 4, 2020 5:11 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prince Edward Island reported no … Read More

N.L. officials warn of COVID-19 risks with aging population as 3rd death reported in province

Early data suggests Newfoundland and Labrador has so far been successful in curtailing the spread of COVID-19, but officials are warning the province’s aging population creates particular risks. Premier Dwight … Read More

Coronavirus testing will be expanded after shortfalls revealed: provinces

The shortcomings of Canada’s COVID-19 testing strategy came to the fore Wednesday as Ontario’s premier admitted to “unacceptable” testing rates, Quebec promised to aggressively root out infections in long-term care … Read More

Woman, 61, is second person to die of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador 

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.

Anxiety lingers as N.L. officials trace majority of coronavirus cases to funeral home

On a day off work in mid-March, Craig Dyer took some time to pay his respects at the funeral of a co-worker’s brother. He stopped by Caul’s Funeral Home in … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador reports Atlantic region’s first COVID-19 death 

Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the first death related to COVID-19 in the Atlantic region. The province’s Health Department said Monday it would release more details at an afternoon news … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador stresses physical distancing guidelines with 15 new COVID-19 cases

Newfoundland and Labrador’s top doctor says it’s important for people to realize that when they are self-isolating they should be staying on their own property and not travelling to visit … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador to provide COVID-19 update

Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier and the province’s top doctor are set to provide an update on the novel coronavirus pandemic on Sunday. Dr. Janice Fitzgerald and Premier Dwight Ball will … Read More

Coronavirus: N.L. government to provide $500K to address food insecurity

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing $500,000 to Food First NL to help those in the province experiencing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. That includes … Read More

Premier, health minister will update Newfoundlanders on COVID-19

With at least 35 cases of COVID-19 now in Newfoundland and Labrador, Premier Dwight Ball is set to deliver another update on pandemic planning to residents this afternoon. He’ll be … Read More

Coronavirus: 2 new cases in Newfoundland and Labrador, both related to travel

There are now six cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, the province’s top doctor confirmed on Saturday. The two new cases are related to international travel, said Dr. Janice … Read More

Newfoundland preparing COVID-19 update after declaring public health emergency

One day after declaring a public health emergency from COVID-19, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is set to deliver another pandemic planning update. The press conference, scheduled for 3 … Read More

No new COVID-19 cases in Newfoundland, one day after public health emergency declared

One day after declaring a public health emergency from COVID-19, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has confirmed it has no new reported cases of the virus. On of its … Read More

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