It appears brutal measures taken by Libyan authorities to quell the anti-government protests may not be completely successful. Protests have spread to more than a half-dozen cities, including Tripoli, the capital. Benghazi, where as many as two hundred are said to have died, has been at the centre of unrest. Meanwhile, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s son, Seif al-Islam, warned in a televised address that the strife could lead to civil war. He also spoke of possible concessions to demands for reform.
Federal leader of the Grits, Michael Ignatieff is in the province’s capital today. Apparently he’s on a tour — thoughtfully titled, Working with Families. If you’d like to catch up with him, he’ll be meeting with high school students at St. Kevin’s in the Goulds, working families at Masonic Park in Mount Pearl and then popping by a training centre for operating engineers in Holyrood. All in a day’s work…
There are reports that some employees of Purity Factories in St. John’s have been given layoff notices. Sources claim there are cash flow problems at Purity, which recently settled with its employees after a lockout that stretched from September to January. Carol Furlong, President of NAPE, which represents Purity workers, has confirmed an undisclosed number of workers have been given notices of potential layoff.
Fire crews were called to a blaze in an abandoned building in CBS late Sunday afternoon. It took two hours to get the fire under control. The building was across from Hickey’s Funeral Home on Route 60, part of which was blocked off for a time. There were no injuries.
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Students keep pressure on government in good times
A video profile of Nancy Riche, the first in a series by Martin Connelly
The first in a series by Megan Coles showcasing behind-the-scenes peeks into the workspaces of various locals
If the wealthy amongst us, those in the top income bracket, had continued to pay their taxes at the rates prevailing in 2006 there would not have been a deficit in 2009.
Various thoughts from various seasons on what the pink, white and green means to us all
Sheshatshiu man enters the Labrador wild for the sake of Innu tradition and to fight the spread of diabetes
Local climber takes his ice picks and spiky boots to Southside Hills
Our Toronto correspondent Hans Rollmann catches up with Maura Hanrahan on her new book, ‘Sheilagh’s Brush’, and they chat on birthing babies, politicizing artists and representations of culture
Dan Moody on wind energy in an Indy question & answer session
Indy coverage from the fall of local efforts to help Pakistan