Winds exceeding those that battered Newfoundland during Hurricane Igor continue to tear through through the province’s northeast Avalon peninsula — ripping siding and roofs from homes, knocking out power and traffic lights, and even blowing out car windows.
Dwight Ball, the affable pharmacist who has been Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier for the last 15 months, said something remarkable Wednesday while swinging an axe through several hundred government jobs.
British Columbia is signing on to the health-care deal with the federal government with an agreement that will provide more than $1 billion for home care and mental health, plus another $10 million to help B.C.’s opioid crisis.
Jonathan Hickman had big plans after his surgery and recovery. The St. John’s man had just undergone a kidney transplant – receiving the live organ from his sister Kim in early January 2015 – and had planned to celebrate in a big way.