The Western Star
Stephenville medical clinic getting an exterior facelift
Stephenville buys new all-terrain wheelchair for public use
Proposed shooting range complex in Stephenville could attract military and law enforcement training
Environmental consultant says chemicals found in Humber Canal pose no risk to drinking water
$1.15 million in research project funding announced for western Newfoundland groups
Improvements to Corner Brook port aimed at enhancing visitor experience
‘Jiffy Caaaaaaaabs’ dispatcher retires after nearly four decades in St. John's
Most people know him as the “Jiffy Caaaaaabs” guy. Rodney (Cocker) Dunn has dispatched taxis in St. John’s for 39 years, but he started his last shift on Saturday at 3 p.m. He said he’s stepping away from the ...
UPDATE: RCMP make pair of arrests related to Grand Falls-Windsor break-ins
Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Grand Falls-Windsor say they have arrested two men in connection with a pair of break and enters at churches in the Central Newfoundland town. Following an investigation, a 20-year-old from the town has been ...
Modest decrease in Newfoundland and Labrador gas prices
A tank of gas is just a little bit cheaper today after the Public Utilities Board dropped the price per litre by a modest .6 cents. Meanwhile, it’s a shade more expensive if you’re driving a diesel-fuelled rig, with the cents per litre ...
Family feud in Flatrock sends one to jail
The RNC was called to a disturbance in Flatrock early Wednesday evening and arrived to find an ongoing argument between two families. An investigation into the matter resulted in a 58-year-old man arrested and charged with assault with a weapon ...
Expired licence, unpaid fines lands man in St. John’s lockup
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary patrol officers arrested a 53-year-old man following a traffic stop in the west end of St. John’s Wednesday afternoon. The man was taken into custody for operating his vehicle with a suspended driver’s ...
Man arrested for attempted bank fraud, identity theft in St. John’s
A 29-year-old man will answer to fraud charges before a provincial court judge in St. John’s this morning. Wednesday morning, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers were called to a centre city bank on a report of fraud in ...
Impaired driver placed community of Trout River in danger: Judge
According to provincial court Judge Wayne Gorman the most dangerous thing in the small town of Trout River on May 12 was Shane Snook. On that day, Snook, 26, drove his vehicle in the town while drinking beer. He crashed it into a parked ...
Ches Crosbie wants AG called in on wetland capping
Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie wants the province’s auditor general to investigate why wetland capping did not happen as planned at the Muskrat Falls reservoir. He has written the Public Accounts Committee, a committee of the ...
Nine-year sentence for Deer Lake man convicted of attempted murder was valid, NL Court of Appeal rules
He appealed both his conviction and his sentence, but in the end, a Deer Lake man who tried to kill his former boss by beating him with a flashlight had no success with either. The Court of Appeal has dismissed the case of Alex Normore, 55, who ...
Gander looking at options for displaying 9/11 steel more prominently
A piece of damaged steel sits on the floor in the lobby of Gander’s town hall. The steel is a remnant from the debris of the World Trade Centre in New York City in the wake of terrorist attacks on the city in September, 2001. It ...