The Latest: Widespread blackouts as Dorian continues march
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The Latest on Dorian (all times local):
Dorian is continuing to weaken as it moves toward Canada's Newfoundland island, but forecasters caution...
Fortis: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) _ Fortis Inc. (FTS) on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $232.5 million.
The St. john'S, Newfoundland-based company said it had net income of 54 cents...
3 dead, 4 missing in float plane crash in Canada
ST JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Four occupants of a downed float plane remained missing Tuesday after the aircraft crashed into a lake in the Eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador,...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Olivier Awards honoring London stage productions (all times local):
"Come From Away" has been named best new musical at Britain's Olivier...
LONDON (AP) — Musicals "Come From Away" and "Company" lead the race for Britain's Olivier theater awards with nine nominations apiece.
"Come From Away," about a Newfoundland town that...
Supply shortages plague Canada’s new cannabis marketplace
TORONTO (AP) — The name of the store is High North, but it might as well be named High and Dry because for all but about four hours of the first two weeks since marijuana was legalized in Canada, there was no pot to sell.
Trevor Tobin, one of the owners of the Labrador City shop in Newfoundland and Labrador, said they went 10 straight days without supply.
"The producers keep saying there will be some bumps in the road, but right now it's not a bump in the road. It's a big pothole," he said.
Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada
MONTREAL (AP) — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace.
In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big "wake and bake" celebration. In Alberta, a government website that sells pot crashed when too many people tried to place orders.
And in Montreal, Graeme Campbell welcomed the day he could easily buy all the pot he wanted.
Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana
TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday.
A senior government official said those with a record will be allowed to apply for a pardon. The official was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of Wednesday's announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana
TORONTO (AP) — Tom Clarke has been dealing marijuana illegally in Canada for 30 years. He wrote in his high school yearbook that his dream was to open a cafe in Amsterdam, the Dutch city where people have legally smoked weed in coffee shops since the 1970s.
Turns out, Clarke didn't have to go nearly so far to open his own retail cannabis outlet.
US teacher rows solo across Atlantic in record time
LONDON (AP) — A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, has rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing.
Bryce Carlson arrived at St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly, off England's southwestern tip, late Saturday — 38 days, six hours and 49 minutes after setting out from St. John's, Newfoundland.
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's TV show has angered some Newfoundlanders after using a certain diminutive nickname many find offensive.
The Twitter account for CNN's "Parts Unknown" used the term "Newfie" in a promotional tweet for this week's episode on local cuisine and landscapes in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
School to close for church ceremony featuring AR-15 rifles
NEWFOUNDLAND, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district will cancel classes at an elementary school on Wednesday because a church down the street is hosting a ceremony featuring AR-15 rifles.
World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland believes the AR-15 symbolizes the "rod of iron" in the biblical book of Revelation, and it is encouraging couples to bring the weapons to a commitment ceremony.
Getting more ‘wolflike’ is the key to the future for coyotes
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The future of the coyotes that roam forests, cities and suburbs from Newfoundland to Virginia could hinge on the animals becoming the "wolves" of the East Coast. And humans better get used to them.
Coyotes have lived in the East since the 1930s, and recent genetic tests have shown they are actually a mixture of coyote, wolf and dog. That's why Eastern coyotes tend to be bigger than their Western cousins.
Air France plane forced to land in Canada with engine damage
GOOSE BAY, Newfoundland (AP) — An Air France flight to Los Angeles from Paris was forced to land in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador following "serious damage" to one of the plane's four engines on Saturday.
The airline said the plane landed safely in the afternoon after being diverted to Goose Bay airport as a precaution.
Passengers on board the aircraft tweeted photos and video of the plane flying through the clouds with a damaged engine.
Paris-to-Los Angeles flight diverted after engine damage
NEW YORK (AP) — Air France says a flight bound for Los Angeles was diverted to an airport in Canada after one of the plane's four engines was seriously damaged.
The airline says flight AF 066 from Paris landed safely at Goose Bay Airport in Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday at 11:42 a.m. Eastern time. It says teams were dispatched to assist the passengers and that the airline is working to re-route the passengers to Los Angeles.
Penn Jillette apologizes to Newfoundland for insult comedy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Penn Jillette is apologizing profusely for his wisecracks insulting Newfoundland.
The talkative half of the Penn & Teller magic and comedy act called Newfoundland "a euphemism for stupid" during Friday's "Overtime with Bill Maher."
Jillette also said that residents of the frozen North, in his words, "club seals" and are his people. Jillette has said he has family roots in Newfoundland, which is part of the Canadian province including Labrador.
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Unusually large swarm of icebergs drifts into shipping lanes
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 400 icebergs have drifted into the North Atlantic shipping lanes over the past week in an unusually large swarm for this early in the season, forcing vessels to slow to a crawl or take detours of hundreds of miles.
Experts are attributing it to uncommonly strong counter-clockwise winds that are drawing the icebergs south, and perhaps also global warming, which is accelerating the process by which chunks of the Greenland ice sheet break off and float away.
Newfoundland’s northern cod on rebound
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Northern cod are making a comeback off of Newfoundland and Labrador almost 25 years after a sweeping commercial fishing ban devastated the Canadian province.
A federal government report released Monday week said cod stocks continue to rebound, but warned catches should be kept to the lowest possible levels for now as a precaution.
The union representing fishermen and plant workers, however, wants to immediately expand the relatively small commercial cod fishery.
Researchers plan manned 2018 expedition to Titanic
WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers are planning what they say is the first manned submersible expedition to the Titanic since 2005.
OceanGate Expeditions recently announced that the seven-week research mission will depart from Newfoundland, Canada, in May 2018.
Experts from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts are also taking part.
Ennis Sisters bring traditional Celtic music to ABT
Karen Ennis likes to joke that she and her sisters, Teresa and Maureen, were singing before they were talking.
The Ennis Sisters hail from a musical part of the world where they inherited a love of traditional Celtic music in their hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland. So singing came early to the siblings, possibly before they spoke words.
Newfoundland death triggers air bag probes in US, Canada
DETROIT (AP) — Auto safety regulators in two countries are investigating another deadly air bag problem that could affect up to 8 million vehicles.
Investigators in the U.S. and Canada are looking into a crash in the Canadian province of Newfoundland in which a woman was killed by an exploding air bag inflator made by ARC Automotive Inc. of Knoxville, Tennessee.
As many as 8 million ARC inflators are under scrutiny in the U.S., mainly in older cars, although it...
CORNER BROOK, Newfoundland (AP) — A retired Roman Catholic priest who was sentenced to 11 years in prison for sex offences involving young boys in eastern Canada has been granted full parole after serving a third of his sentence.
George Ansel Smith was sentenced in March 2013 after he pleaded guilty to more than three dozen charges, including sexual assault, indecent assault and assault with intent. The offences occurred from 1969 to 1989 in several Newfoundland...
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