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Newfoundland and Labrador to vote in winter, pandemic election on Feb. 13

Newfoundland and Labrador to vote in winter, pandemic election on Feb. 13

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador will become the fourth province to go to the polls during the COVID-19 pandemic after Premier Andrew Furey called an election for Feb. 13.
Alison Coffin, Newfoundland and Labrador's NDP Leader, is an economist and athlete

Alison Coffin, Newfoundland and Labrador's NDP Leader, is an economist and athlete

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Alison Coffin, leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party. Age: 50 Early years: Born in Corner Brook, she grew up in Joe Batt's Arm. Her father was a school principal and her mother was a nurse.
QuickSketch: Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie says charisma is overrated

QuickSketch: Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie says charisma is overrated

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Ches Crosbie, leader of Newfoundland and Labrador's Progressive Conservative party. Age: 67. Early years: Born in St. John's, N.L., and raised in a political household.
QuickSketch: N.L. Liberal Leader Andrew Furey is a surgeon and political rookie

QuickSketch: N.L. Liberal Leader Andrew Furey is a surgeon and political rookie

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Andrew Furey, leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal party. Age: 45. Early years: Born in St. John's, Furey was involved in Liberal politics from a young age.
A look at other Canadian elections that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic

A look at other Canadian elections that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic

Voters in Newfoundland and Labrador learned today they will be heading to the polls on Feb. 13. They're not the first to be asked to choose their next government in the middle of a global pandemic.
New Brunswick premier to appoint two commissioners to review Official Languages Act

New Brunswick premier to appoint two commissioners to review Official Languages Act

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says he will appoint two commissioners to undertake a review of the province's Official Languages Act.
N.L. offers owners of Terra Nova oilfield $175 million — but only if oil flows again

N.L. offers owners of Terra Nova oilfield $175 million — but only if oil flows again

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is offering $175 million to the owners of the dormant Terra Nova offshore oilfield, but only if oil starts pumping again.
Inquest into fatal police shooting in northern New Brunswick to start in April

Inquest into fatal police shooting in northern New Brunswick to start in April

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's chief coroner says an inquest into the fatal police shooting of a Bathurst man six years ago will begin in late April. Local businessman Michel Vienneau was shot by Bathurst police officers on Jan. 12, 2015.
Higgs warns N.B. could enter highest alert level should infections continue to rise

Higgs warns N.B. could enter highest alert level should infections continue to rise

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health described the province on Thursday as a home surrounded by a neighbourhood in flames. Dr.

Eight years after boy's death, N.L. announces terms of search and rescue inquiry

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government has released more information on a long-awaited inquiry into its ground search-and-rescue operations.
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