Members of a Gaskiers family are sleeping a little easier these days thanks to the generosity of their fellow Newfoundlanders, who donated money to buy a special bed and other equipment for their disabled son. "We just got the bed," said Donna Kielly, mother of 20-year-old Mitchell.
A long and tricky construction season is slowly ending in Mount Pearl, but snowfall and inclement weather is fast approaching as contractors race to meet deadlines to finish projects. Weather concerns regarding ongoing construction projects were raised during Tuesday evening’s regular meeting of council.
City Council will soon vote on amendments to the Mount Pearl Municipal Plan 2010 and Development Regulations 2010 to change the land use designations in the Kenmount Hill Urban Comprehensive Development Area (CDA) to allow Council to permit uses currently prohibited.
Tired of waiting for the provincial government to take action, Holyrood councillor Kim Ghaney called on her colleagues Tuesday as well as residents, businesses and other municipalities to get moving on a ban of single use plastic shopping bags.
With the call of a byelection in the Vancouver-area riding the rookie NDP leader is hoping to soon represent in Parliament only days away, he is losing yet another MP - in this instance to British Columbia’s provincial arena.
Not all of the 16 people who were registered to speak against the City of Mount Pearl's plans for the development of Kenmount Hill showed up at the public hearing to express those views Thursday night, but most did, and there was a lineup of others after them when the floor was opened to everyone.
Now that the NHL season has started, a great many TVs in cabin country will be tuned into hockey games, especially on Saturday nights. This week I thought I’d relate two stories from the NHL that occurred around this time in October in different years. Interestingly enough, Gordie Howe played a role in both stories, despite the fact they happened almost 25 years apart. The source for this material is NHL: 100 Years of Hockey Glory by Rod Del Mundo and Andrew Podnieks.
Cannabis becomes legal in Canada today. Here are five things to keep in mind. First, at one level this is a non-event. For the average Canadian, legalizing marijuana and its derivatives is somewhat more momentous than legalizing broccoli.
Mount Pearl City Council is searching for a strategy to appease Commonwealth Avenue business owners and bring back shoppers who have been avoiding the area because of the ongoing major roadwork on the thoroughfare.
Mount Pearl council has approved the hiring of a commissioner to hold another hearing on amendments to its City Plan to accommodate the Kenmount Hill Comprehensive Development Scheme, but not without an ear to the growing opposition from some people already living on the hill.
As Canada celebrates Small Business Week this week, people in this region find themselves in the strange paradox of living in a province with the highest unemployment rate in Canada, but also a market where employers are, in some cases, starved for talent.