In Newfoundland and Labrador, three ingredients made for explosive COVID-19 outbreak

With her classes, three part-time jobs and a wide circle of friends, Grade 12 student Alika White began Feb. 7 with a full schedule. But after a call from public … Read More

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

COVID-19 lockdown isn’t easy, but these small Newfoundland towns are pulling it off

On Sunday night, before the tiny town of Harbour Breton on Newfoundland’s south coast asked businesses to temporarily close following two confirmed cases of COVID-19, Mayor Georgina Ollerhead got a … 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

Lab error in N.L. leads to two unreported COVID-19 cases and a false positive

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 11, 2020 2:42 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Two cases of COVID-19 … Read More

N.L. says rotational worker strategy works, won’t be relaxing rules further

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 2, 2020 1:04 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A new report indicates … Read More

Labrador Liberal member resisting calls from Innu Nation leaders to resign

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 27, 2020 1:11 pm     Updated October 27, 2020 1:15 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

To address Labrador homelessness, N.L. politician needs to go: Innu

A central Labrador town has a pressing homelessness problem and it won’t be solved until the district’s legislature member is replaced by someone who understands Indigenous issues, Labrador’s Innu Nation … Read More

As N.L.’s oil industry sputters, the emotional toll of the cod moratorium looms large

Dave Mercer spent the early 1990s roaming around Newfoundland and Labrador, trying to get enough hours to qualify for unemployment insurance in an economy levelled by the collapse of the … Read More

Canadian Civil Liberties Association appealing decision upholding N.L. travel ban

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 19, 2020 6:14 pm     Updated October 19, 2020 6:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … 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

‘The numbers don’t lie’: Atlantic bubble limits coronavirus despite local concerns

Laurie Leek has spent four of the past eight weeks alone in her home in St. John’s. She was alone for her birthday. She was alone in the weeks immediately … 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

Mental health: Newfoundland loosens COVID-19 rules for ‘rotational’ workers

Newfoundland and Labrador is rolling out new COVID-19 testing rules for people who routinely work outside the province and return on a set schedule. These so-called rotational workers typically include … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador encouraging residents to use new COVID-19 tracing app

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 3, 2020 4:14 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador has … 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

Study says most Atlantic Canadians not travelling outside of home province

A study found that the majority of Atlantic Canadians have not taken advantage of the Atlantic bubble since it was announced in July, with only two in ten residents, on … 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

N.L. reports new COVID-19 case linked to out-of-province TV series worker

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter The Canadian Press Posted August 10, 2020 7:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A second person who … Read More

One fisherman dead, one found alive after N.L. fishing vessel goes missing

A fisherman was found dead today after his fishing boat failed to return to a community on Newfoundland’s west coast. The Canadian Coast Guard says another man aboard the fishing … 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

Health experts encourage creativity, social support as bars reopen across Canada

After photos of crowded night clubs caught the attention of public health officials, the noisy downtown bar district in St. John’s, N.L. was a more controlled scene than usual last … 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

Canada-U.S. border should stay shut but provincial ones shouldn’t harden: experts

Now is not the time to look at reopening the border with the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic, experts say. But at the same time, provinces should not be … Read More

Will the ‘double bubble’ bring coronavirus trouble? Not if you’re sensible, experts say

As Canadian provinces look at relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, a new set of measures are blowing in — like the “double bubble.” Also called the “family bubble” or “new bubble,” the … 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

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.

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

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

Newfoundland woman arrested for refusing to self isolate after talking to police

Police in western Newfoundland say a woman arrested for refusing to stay at home after she returned from a trip outside the province is expected to make a court appearance … Read More