Newfoundland and Labrador http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/50299/all en N.L. premier pushes for fast implementation of search and rescue recommendations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/nl-premier-pushes-fast-implementation-search-and-rescue-reco <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The premier of Newfoundland and Labrador says she will ask to meet with federal officials to discuss the auditor general's criticism of search and rescue services.</p> <p>Kathy Dunderdale says she wants to know what Ottawa's plans are for implementing Michael Ferguson's recommendations for the system.</p> <p>She is calling on the federal government to implement the changes immediately.</p> <p>In a report released this week, Ferguson warned that some elements of the joint military and coast guard system are near the breaking point.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/nl-premier-pushes-fast-implementation-search-and-rescue-reco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kathy Dunderdale Newfoundland and Labrador Politics of Newfoundland and Labrador The Canadian Press Thu, 02 May 2013 22:00:31 +0000 5830127 at http://www.globalpost.com Labrador byelection pits promised cabinet post against passionate opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130512/labrador-byelection-pits-promised-cabinet-post-against-passi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The federal byelection in Labrador boils down to a choice: a former cabinet minister who says he'll wield influence in Ottawa, versus Liberal and NDP challengers who say they'll chart a new course for political change.</p> <p>It has also been cast as the first test of how fledgling Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair stack up on the campaign trail.</p> <p>Henry White, who runs Bert's Barber Shop in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, knows how he'll vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130512/labrador-byelection-pits-promised-cabinet-post-against-passi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Newfoundland and Labrador Politics of Canada Politics of Newfoundland and Labrador Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Sun, 12 May 2013 15:16:22 +0000 5836227 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberal candidate Yvonne Jones wins federal byelection in Labrador http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/people-labrador-head-the-polls-vote-federal-byelection <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Liberal candidate Yvonne Jones won the federal byelection in Labrador on Monday, capturing a seat that became vacant when former Conservative MP Peter Penashue quit due to campaign overspending and illegal contributions during the 2011 election.</p> <p>Penashue urged voters to give him a second chance, saying he was guaranteed a spot back in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet.</p> <p>But during the campaign, Jones blasted the implied benefit of that inner government influence, accusing the Conservatives of "fear mongering" and "empty promises."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/people-labrador-head-the-polls-vote-federal-byelection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innu people Newfoundland and Labrador Peter Penashue Politics of Canada Politics of Newfoundland and Labrador The Canadian Press Mon, 13 May 2013 10:00:18 +0000 5836526 at http://www.globalpost.com Labrador byelection result makes relations with Ottawa more difficult: premier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130514/labrador-byelection-result-makes-relations-ottawa-more-diffi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Premier Kathy Dunderdale says she respects the choice of Labrador voters, but losing the province's only Conservative MP in Monday's byelection won't help relations with Ottawa. </p> <p>Federal Conservatives had urged voters in Labrador to overlook spending violations in 2011 by incumbent Peter Penashue, who said he was guaranteed a cabinet post. He finished a distant second to Liberal challenger Yvonne Jones, the clear winner with just over 48 per cent of the vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130514/labrador-byelection-result-makes-relations-ottawa-more-diffi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Kathy Dunderdale Newfoundland and Labrador Peter Penashue Politics of Canada Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 15 May 2013 00:31:03 +0000 5837914 at http://www.globalpost.com Provincial byelection to be called soon in Yvonne Jones's ex-riding: premier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130517/provincial-byelection-be-called-soon-yvonne-joness-ex-riding <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale says a provincial byelection in Yvonne Jones's former riding will be called in the very near future.</p> <p>Jones is the former Liberal member of the legislature for the district of Cartwright-L'Anse au Clair.</p> <p>She resigned to run for the Liberals in a federal byelection in Labrador — a race she won Monday by defeating incumbent Peter Penashue (pen-ASH'-away).</p> <p>Dunderdale says she didn't want to distract voters in Labrador by calling a provincial byelection until the federal vote was over.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130517/provincial-byelection-be-called-soon-yvonne-joness-ex-riding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newfoundland and Labrador Politics of Canada Yvonne Jones The Canadian Press Fri, 17 May 2013 12:00:48 +0000 5840110 at http://www.globalpost.com Union official in Labrador worried about vacancies left by health and safety inspectors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130522/union-official-labrador-worried-about-vacancies-left-health- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LABRADOR CITY, N.L. - The Newfoundland and Labrador government is having trouble filling positions left vacant by health and safety inspectors in Labrador.</p> <p>Service Newfoundland and Labrador confirms the positions have been vacant for some time.</p> <p>Union officials in Labrador say they're concerned about the vacancies, given the region's rapid industrial growth.</p> <p>Union spokesman Ron Thomas, who works with the Iron Ore Company of Canada in Labrador City, says the company is facing a number of charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130522/union-official-labrador-worried-about-vacancies-left-health-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British North America Education Labor Law Newfoundland and Labrador Politics Religion Social Issues VOCM War The Canadian Press Wed, 22 May 2013 10:47:54 +0000 5843623 at http://www.globalpost.com Ottawa wanted fisheries concessions for Muskrat Falls loan guarantee: premier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130527/ottawa-wanted-fisheries-concessions-muskrat-falls-loan-guara <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale says there was a behind-the-scenes battle over federal support for the Muskrat Falls hydro project when the prime minister tried to tie it to fishery concessions.</p> <p>Dunderdale told the St. John's Board of Trade on Monday that talks for the $1-billion loan guarantee almost fell apart the night before Prime Minister Stephen Harper flew to Labrador to sign off on it.</p> <p>The flap was over his effort to link that promised backing to European trade talks, she said during a luncheon speech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130527/ottawa-wanted-fisheries-concessions-muskrat-falls-loan-guara" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kathy Dunderdale Kathy Dunderdale Newfoundland and Labrador Provinces and territories of Canada Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 27 May 2013 21:30:49 +0000 5847068 at http://www.globalpost.com Newfoundland leads major project investment in Atlantic Canada: think-tank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130603/newfoundland-leads-major-project-investment-atlantic-canada- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HALIFAX - A think-tank says Newfoundland and Labrador leads the pack in major project investment in Atlantic Canada as the estimated value of energy and mining projects continues to rise.</p> <p>The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council has released its annual inventory of major projects in various stages of development in the region.</p> <p>It says the 388 projects in Atlantic Canada account for a record $115 billion worth of investment, an increase of 15 per cent over 2012.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130603/newfoundland-leads-major-project-investment-atlantic-canada-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Canada British North America Business Newfoundland and Labrador Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:30:50 +0000 5850787 at http://www.globalpost.com Muskrat Falls challenger butts heads with project manager, Innu leader in court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130605/muskrat-falls-challenger-butts-heads-project-manager-innu-le <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A Newfoundland man continued his single-handed challenge of the Muskrat Falls hydro project Tuesday, questioning if efforts to manage water flows on Labrador's Churchill River violate Hydro-Quebec's contract rights.</p> <p>Brad Cabana, a political blogger and small businessman, alleges that various constitutional violations should halt the $7.7-billion development underway in Labrador.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130605/muskrat-falls-challenger-butts-heads-project-manager-innu-le" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brad Cabana Business Churchill Falls Hospitality Labrador Law Newfoundland and Labrador Politics Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:24:03 +0000 5851603 at http://www.globalpost.com Newfoundland premier says talks with Ottawa about EU trade deal back on http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130605/newfoundland-premier-says-talks-ottawa-about-eu-trade-deal-b <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Talks between Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa about a trade agreement with the European Union appear to be back on track after the province, Premier Kathy Dunderdale said Tuesday.</p> <p>Dunderdale said last week that her province was being pressured by federal officials to forfeit minimum seafood processing requirements that protect local fishery jobs in order to ease trade talks with Europe. She said that nearly scuttled talks for the $1-billion loan guarantee for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project last fall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130605/newfoundland-premier-says-talks-ottawa-about-eu-trade-deal-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kathy Dunderdale Newfoundland and Labrador Politics of Newfoundland and Labrador The Canadian Press Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:37:24 +0000 5851678 at http://www.globalpost.com Newfoundland and Labrador premier talks up new offshore rules before China trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130618/newfoundland-and-labrador-looking-revamp-offshore-oil-licens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador is working with regulators to revamp licensing rules for offshore oil exploration, Premier Kathy Dunderdale said Tuesday before leading a trade mission to China to drum up offshore oil and mining investments.</p> <p>An outdated land tenure system often forces companies to decide on offshore bids within seven months, she told an oil and gas industry conference in St. John's. She said that puts new players at a disadvantage with little time to review seismic data and other details.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130618/newfoundland-and-labrador-looking-revamp-offshore-oil-licens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Kathy Dunderdale Nalcor Energy Newfoundland and Labrador The Canadian Press Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:02:33 +0000 5860049 at http://www.globalpost.com Labrador Basque whaling station named Canada's 17th world heritage site http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130622/labrador-basque-whaling-station-named-canadas-17th-world-her <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RED BAY, N.L. - A small community on the southern coast of Labrador enriched with history in early North American whaling has become Canada's latest world heritage site.</p> <p>Red Bay, N.L., is home to the most complete and extensive example of 16th-century Basque whaling stations.</p> <p>The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization recently made the decision to grant the site the international designation at its annual meeting in Cambodia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130622/labrador-basque-whaling-station-named-canadas-17th-world-her" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Geography of Canada Newfoundland and Labrador The Canadian Press Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:01:53 +0000 5864535 at http://www.globalpost.com Voters go to polls today in provincial byelection in Labrador riding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130625/voters-go-polls-today-provincial-byelection-labrador-riding <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Voters are going to the polls today in the provincial byelection in the Labrador riding of Cartwright- L'Anse au Clair.</p> <p>The byelection was called by Premier Kathy Dunderdale to fill the vacancy left by Liberal member Yvonne Jones.</p> <p>Jones recently won the federal byelection in Labrador.</p> <p>Liberal Lisa Dempster, Progressive Conservative Dennis Normore and N-D-P member Jason Spingle are vying for the seat.</p> <p>There are 36 Tories, five Liberals, five New Democrats and one Independent member in the legislature.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Newfoundland and Labrador Politics of Newfoundland and Labrador Yvonne Jones The Canadian Press Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:31:47 +0000 5866768 at http://www.globalpost.com Labrador town evacuated, declares state of emergency as forest fire burns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130628/labrador-town-evacuated-declares-state-emergency-forest-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WABUSH, N.L. - A small mining town in western Labrador was evacuated Friday night as a forest fire burned about four kilometres away, leaving a blanket of smoke hanging over the community.</p> <p>The municipality of Wabush issued a news release, saying it had declared a state of emergency because of air quality concerns from the blaze in consultation with the province's Department of Natural Resources.</p> <p>The fire was also blamed for a breakdown in phone service for calls made between Wabush and the neighbouring town of Labrador City, including those to 911.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130628/labrador-town-evacuated-declares-state-emergency-forest-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newfoundland and Labrador Provinces and territories of Canada Technology Wabush The Canadian Press Sat, 29 Jun 2013 02:32:01 +0000 5870857 at http://www.globalpost.com Thick smoke hampers battle against forest fire in western Labrador http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130629/crews-continue-battle-labrador-forest-fire-forced-town-evacu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WABUSH, N.L. - Thick smoke from a forest fire that continued to rage in western Labrador Saturday hampered efforts to fight the blaze that has forced the evacuation of this small mining community.</p> <p>Air quality concerns due to the fire burning four kilometres away forced residents to leave their homes Friday night as the town declared a state of emergency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130629/crews-continue-battle-labrador-forest-fire-forced-town-evacu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labrador West, Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Provinces and territories of Canada Technology The Canadian Press Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:43:33 +0000 5871104 at http://www.globalpost.com