Airline passengers are now entitled to refunds for cancellations and long delays thanks to new regulations announced by the Canadian Travel Agency. (CTA) Currently, passengers whose flights are cancelled or delayed by three hours for reasons the airline cannot control, including weather, are not entitled to a refund. The new regulations expand the conditions in which […]

Federal Minister of Environment Steven Guilbeault announced a country-wide ban on some single-use plastics in a press conference Monday. The ban effects the manufacture, sale, and use of plastic bags, plastic straws, single-use cutlery, stir sticks, and beverage rings and will begin rolling out by the end of the year. Plastic bags and takeout containers […]

Newfoundland and Labrador is waking up today with some cheaper fuel prices. Effective today the Public Utilities Board (PUB) has lowered the price of gas, diesel, furnace, and stove oil across the island and in some areas of Labrador. “Due to recent commodity market developments, the Public Utilities Board will intervene and adjust maximum prices […]

The federal government said yesterday (May 31st) that it will allow British Columbia to decriminalize possession of small amounts of drugs in a three-year experiment to see if it can reduce overdose deaths, by getting rid of the fear of arrest for users who need help. Under the plan that will go into effect next […]

A man disguised as an elderly woman decided the best way to get the public’s attention was to try and de-face the world’s most popular painting. On Sunday, the man wearing a black wig and lipstick, smeared cake all over the glass case protecting Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum in Paris. […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Regulations under the Health Protection and Promotion Act which came into effect in December 2021, will be suspended as of June 1, 2022. These regulations required employees and service providers of certain businesses, facilities and organizations to be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical exemption. Given the current epidemiology of the province, […]

At a media briefing held earlier today, Premier Andrew Furey, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Siobhan Coady and Minister Responsible for Labour announced additional measures to address the increasingly high cost of living for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. Among measures to deal with this ongoing issue, Deputy Premier Coady revealed a temporary 50% […]

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In a surprise media availability today, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, announced that masking will no longer required in K-12 schools in the province as of May 24th. Citing the declining number of hospitalizations and new COVID-19 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador as of late, Dr. J. Fitz says the decision is […]

The price of gas is on the rise.. again. The Public Utilities Board has increased the price of gasoline in the province by up to 11.3 cents per litre. According to the Board, the adjustment is the result of the change in the average benchmark price over the current pricing period. The average benchmark price […]



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