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Jigger the house pig needs a home

Excerpt:
“…Jigger — a not-so-mini mini-pig who loves belly scratches — is looking for a new forever family where he can be top hog.

“He’s the type he’ll come sit next to you on the couch, he loves a belly rub and an ear scratch and he likes to follow you around to see what you’re doing,” said Jigger’s foster mother Heather Ballard, a volunteer with Rescue NL who already has a pig of her own….”

Author: Maggie Gillis
Date of Article: February 8, 2017
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/jigger-pig-needs-home-1.3971846

Lack of Indigenous inclusion, not enough supports highlighted in education reform meeting

Excerpt:
“…Mental health support and Indigenous issues were among many topics brought up at a public consultation on education in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Tuesday evening.

“It’s frightening. We have more children coming in that are high need than ever ever before,” retired teacher Paula Dawe told the 25 or so educators, parents and teachers at the meeting….”

Author: Jacob Barker
Date of Article: February 8, 2017
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/happy-valley-goose-bay-education-consultation-1.3971705

Bay of Islands Search and Rescue perform training exercise to test new software

Excerpt:
“…Bay of Islands Search and Rescue performed a training exercise in the vicinity of Three Bear Mountain in Corner Brook on Tuesday night.

The exercise was a mock search based on a scenario that has happened in the past and volunteers expect could likely happen again — an urban search for an Alzheimer’s patient who has wandered, underprepared, into the woods….”

Author: Chris Quigley
Date of Article: February 8, 2017
Source: The Western Star
Website: http://www.thewesternstar.com/news/local/2017/2/8/bay-of-islands-search-and-rescue-perform-training-exercise-to-te.html

Want to volunteer for the Brier? Better hurry hard

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“…The St. John’s Brier is just over a month away, and organizers are still looking for a few good people.

Jamie Korab, 2006 Olympic curling gold medallist, says the volunteer committee needs more volunteers to hit its target of 500 people helping to host the Brier in St. John’s March 4 to 12….”

Author: Daniel MacEachern
Date of Article: February 1, 2017
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/st-johns-brier-volunteers-jamie-korab-1.3961214

Turkey soup for the soul: Need to give back rooted in tough years for St. John’s chef

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“…A steaming bowl of turkey soup will be on the menu Christmas Eve at the Adelaide Oyster House in St. John’s, when chef and owner Steve Vardy opens the doors of his popular downtown restaurant to anyone who needs a free, heartwarming meal.

“Anyone that just wants to wander in that feels comfortable, hopefully they do, can be greeted by a smile and a hug,” Vardy told CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show….”

Author: Maggie Gillis
Date of Article: December 22, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/turkey-soup-adelaide-oyster-house-christmas-eve-1.3908908

Nine join Order of Newfoundland and Labrador

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“…”The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour the province can award to its citizens,” said Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan, facing a room of the latest honourees and their closest supporters.

An induction ceremony for nine people was held at Government House in St. John’s Wednesday, adding to a list of 82 previous recipients, dating back to 2004….”

Date of Article: December 14, 2016
Source: The Telegram
Website: http://www.thetelegram.com/community/2016/12/14/nine-join-order-of-newfoundland-and-labrador.html

Princess and the Purse — Newfoundland lends a helping handbag

Excerpt:
“…The initiative, which started in Moncton last year, aims to gift hard-working mothers who could use a little help with a few things for themselves: lip gloss, gum, nail files and tissues, for example, all stuffed in a gently-used purse.

Renée Druggett, a friend of the woman who started the movement, has been organizing Princess and the Purse — Newfoundland this year. Her Coldwell Banker office in St. John’s is jam packed with donations, which her colleagues are helping to organize….”

Author: Louis Power
Date of Article: December 11, 2016
Source: The Telegram
Website: http://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/2016/12/11/princess-and-the-purse–newfoundland-lends-a-helping-handbag.html

Demand for Salvation Army Christmas hampers higher than ever

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“…The Salvation Army in St. John’s has provided hampers for families during the holiday season for years, but one volunteer says demand is expected to be higher than ever this Christmas.

Major John Goulding said increased demand at food banks throughout the rest of the year has the Salvation Army preparing for a larger need for hampers during the holidays….”

Author: Lukas Wall
Date of Article: December 10, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/demand-for-hampers-higher-than-ever-1.3891061

Helping families in need for Christmas: Operation Decoration

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“…What began as a spur-of-the-moment thought to give away a few boxes of Christmas decorations has turned into a rallied network of support for those in need.

CBC reporter Amy Stoodley told Weekend AM Saturday that the idea came from a young family group on Facebook that she’s a part of….”

Author: Lisa Gushue
Date of Article: December 10, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/operation-decoration-pick-up-day-in-st-john-s-1.3890869

Artists team up to raise funds for family of late Justin Frampton

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“…A group of artists and volunteers that sells locally-made Christmas cards will donate the money raised this year to the family of Justin Frampton.

Frampton, 34, died on Nov. 23 from glioblastoma, leaving behind a wife and two children….”

Author: Jeremy Eaton
Date of Article: December 8, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cards-for-sarah-raises-money-for-justin-frampton-1.3886583

The unfortunate need people who will be kind to them; the prosperous need people to be kind to.

Aristotle