The Western Star
Essay writing contest commemorates acts of kindness by Newfoundlanders and Labradorians during 9-11
Memorial University school of social work students plan vigil to support Muslims, New Zealanders
Conception Bay South man sentenced to jail for biting woman
Decision about liability for decades-ago abuse at Mount Cashel in hands of Appeal Court
Lewis siblings exemplify case for organ donation
‘No intent to mislead’ about cost, Nalcor accountant tells Muskrat Falls Inquiry
Court schedules preliminary inquiry into Humber Valley impaired snowmobiling causing death case for the third time
Another date has been set for a preliminary inquiry into the impaired driving causing death charges against Thomas Whittle of Conception Bay South. RELATED: 'Accused in snowmobiling fatality still has no lawyer in place' 'Court ...
City of Corner Brook, The Western Star partnering to promote ACE Awards
The City of Corner Brook has agreed to enter into a formal advertising agreement with The Western Star again this year for the annual Achievement in Community Excellence (ACE) Awards program. The sponsorship, which has been agreed to for the past ...
RNC officer Doug Snelgrove likely headed back to trial for sexual assault
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal filed by RNC Const. Doug Snelgrove, meaning he will likely face a new sexual assault trial. Snelgrove, 41, was acquitted in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court two years ago of sexually ...
Newfoundland and Labrador government appoints acting information and privacy commissioner
While the search is on for a permanent information and privacy commissioner, the provincial government has appointed Victoria Woodworth-Lynas in an acting role. Woodworth Lynas previously served as the Access to Information and Protection of ...
HockeyNL president says it will support Corner Brook Minor Hockey to get through its financial issue
Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador president Jack Lee says his organization will be there to offer guidance to the Corner Brook Minor Hockey Association as it sorts out its financial issues. Lee was in Corner Brook last week to take in a minor ...
Judge says Crown failed to prove Corner Brook firefighter wasn’t acting in self defence in altercation with coworker
After some tense moments listening to the judge’s analysis of his case, the relief felt by Kirby Hamlyn was obvious as he was acquitted of assaulting a fellow firefighter Thursday. Hamlyn was charged with assault causing bodily harm after ...
Clyde Russell vows to see shooting range complex constructed
Clyde Russell usually finishes projects he starts and two years into working on a rifle range for Stephenville, he’s thinking it could be another year or two to become reality. It got a step closer at a Stephenville town council on ...
Can’t remember a thing, witness tells St. John's court
Josh Weir's time on the witness stand was short when he testified last week at the trial of the man he had earlier told police had robbed him, beat him with a gun, kidnapped him and tried to extort $10,000 from him. "No, I don't ...
Court hears Mount Cashel appeal
At the back of the tiny Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Appeals Division courtroom Thursday, his weathered 80-year-old hands followed along the lines in the thick legal document, as the lawyer told the court he wouldn’t repeat what ...
Jenny Wright resigns as executive director of St. John’s Status of Women Council
Women’s advocate Jenny Wright has resigned as executive director of the St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre (SJSWC/WC). The announcement was made early Thursday evening. There was initial speculation Wright might ...