As the Blue Dot movement sweeps across Canada, a group of Mount Pearl youth are preparing to ask their city to be the first in NL to declare its residents have the right to a healthy environment. According to a St. John’s city councillor, the capital city is not far behind.
A family vacation in Los Angeles earlier this year included an unexpected payday for Mount Pearl native Brittany McCarthy. The 21-year-old woman was selected to “come on down” as a contestant on the long-running American game show “The Price is Right,” which aired yesterday afternoon on CBS. Playing the game “Plinko,” in which chips are dropped down a bean machine-style board to determine the contestant’s winnings, McCarthy won $11,000. Astonished that producers selected her to appear on the series, McCarthy had to keep her winnings secret for a month, until the show officially aired. Source: VOCM
A consultant’s report commissioned by the City of St. John’s is suggesting that the case for amalgamating the Northeast Avalon isn’t strong. “The report does not present a compelling case for amalgamation and may in fact offer reinforcement to opponents of amalgamation,” wrote Robert Smart in a memo obtained by the CBC. Smart said the report found amalgamation would likely decrease taxes for St. John’s residents but increase taxes in Mount Pearl and Paradise. Source: CBC
SafeDriver – a product developed in Mount Pearl – is going to allow parents to review their children’s driving when they return the keys. Reporting stats such as maximum speed driven, SafeDriver boasts that it can help keep teens accountable and give parents peace of mind. The product has been picked up by Princess Auto and is now going to be available nation-wide.
Recycling stats are in, city says they’re good news