National Newswatch

‘Fluid’ situation in St. John’s, N.L., nearing a week under state of emergency

Jan 23 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Commercial flights resumed in and out of St. John's, N.L., on Wednesday, one sign of normalcy returning to life in eastern Newfoundland as the region continues to dig itself out from last week's record-breaking blizzard. But as officials and residents in the provincial capital marked their sixth day under a state of emergency, […]

Soldiers trade rifles for snow shovels to help dig out St. John’s

Jan 20 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Military personnel armed with shovels spread out across St. John's, N.L., Monday in response to calls from people still struggling to dig out from last week's unprecedented snowfall. With a state of emergency set to extend into its fifth day Tuesday, travel remained difficult across eastern Newfoundland, and some residents were relying on each other for […]

Armed Forces and neighbours pitch in to help snow bound Newfoundlanders dig out

Jan 20 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Armed Forces personnel were deployed Sunday to help Newfoundland and Labrador dig out from the monster blizzard that paralyzed eastern regions of the province with record breaking amounts of snow, as forecasts called for yet more precipitation overnight. Premier Dwight Ball asked for Ottawa's help on Saturday, as residents of St. […]

‘Unprecedented’ blizzard prompts state of emergency in St. John’s, N.L.

Jan 17 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's capital shut down on Friday as blizzard conditions descended on the city and residents prepared for an intense storm expected to last until Saturday. The City of St. John's declared a state of emergency, ordering businesses closed and vehicles off the roads. The nearby towns of Mount Pearl, Paradise, Torbay, Portugal […]

John Crosbie remembered as patriot, ‘indomitable’ force at state funeral

Jan 16 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Generations of Canadian politicians filed into an Anglican cathedral in snowy downtown St. John's Thursday to honour a man described as a one-of-a-kind political figure whose influence will outlast his lifetime. John Crosbie, who died last Friday at age 88, was remembered at the state funeral as a patriot who played a key role shaping […]

Newfoundlanders remember John Crosbie’s impact at House of Assembly visitation

Jan 14 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The doors of Newfoundland and Labrador's House of Assembly were thrown open Tuesday as a stream of well-wishers paid their respects at a public visitation for federal politician John Crosbie. The former federal cabinet minister and lieutenant-governor of the province, admired for his wit and his devotion to Newfoundland and Labrador, died Friday […]

N.L. father charged with abduction was arrested at ferry terminal: police

Jan 3 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador lauded the successful resolution of the province's first Amber Alert, with police saying Friday that a tip from the public led police to a missing 12-year-old boy who was found safe at a ferry terminal on the province's west coast. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary had issued the alert — the […]