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Good morning:

There are some technical issues again this morning with the way the blog appears on The Telegram website. I hope to have this corrected soon.

In the meantime, I will continue with the blog.
The links to view it online are http://bit.ly/1e0qn2G
and the mobile link is http://bit.ly/1hHMeMS
Monday December 9, 2013 7:10 
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It's a chilly -8 Celsius in st. John's this morning and the high temperature for today is expected to be -3 Celsius, with a 60 per cent chance of flurries.

Here's the Environment Canada weather graphic for St. John's and vicinity and the more detailed text version of the forecast.
Monday December 9, 2013 7:17 
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Today, 9 December
Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 70 diminishing to 30 gusting to 50 near noon. High minus 3.

Tonight, 9 December
Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy near midnight. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this evening. Low minus 6.

Tuesday, 10 December
Cloudy. Snow beginning in the morning. Snow mixed with rain in the evening. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind becoming south 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the morning then west 40 gusting to 60 in the evening. High plus 2.

Wednesday, 11 December
A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 3. High minus 3.

Thursday, 12 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 9. High minus 7.

Friday, 13 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 9. High minus 6.

Saturday, 14 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Windy. Low minus 8. High minus 4.

Sunday, 15 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Windy. Low minus 6. High minus 2.
Monday December 9, 2013 7:18 
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The live webcam view at St. John's International Airport this morning.
Monday December 9, 2013 7:24 
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All flights are on time this morning at St. John's International Airport.
Monday December 9, 2013 7:25 
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On the Bell Island-Portugal Cove ferry service this morning, the MV Norcon Galatea is tied up due to high winds.
But, The MV Flanders is operating.
Monday December 9, 2013 7:26 
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Rennies River Elementary in St. John's is closed all day for a teacher professional development day.
Other schools in the NL English School District are open, according to the board's website.
Monday December 9, 2013 7:29 
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Driving in #yyt? Check out St. John’s roadwork warnings for Dec. 9-13 @StJohnsTelegram #nltraffic ow.ly/ry0VO
Monday December 9, 2013 7:30 Dave Lane
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TCH clear and dry... Drive Safe All! @cecilhaire #nltraffic
Monday December 9, 2013 7:32 D. Greg Hiscock
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The RCMP says it's enforcement day Saturday to crack down on impaired drivers was a success.
Here's a link to that story.

Monday December 9, 2013 7:33 
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Impaired driving crackdown, a success, says RCMP. ow.ly/rzU5P
Monday December 9, 2013 7:33 The Telegram
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Monday December 9, 2013 7:33 
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Monday December 9, 2013 7:39 Deana StokesSullivan
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Andrew Robinson has a story on the front page of today's Telegram about the Newfoundland and Labrador government saying it's not prepared to follow the lead of two other Canadian provinces by providing vaccinations for free to school-aged boys as a means to protect them from a cancer-causing virus.

The story is about human papilloma virus. I remember as a health reporter writing some of the early stories when HPV was first linked to cervical cancer in women. It was a big medical breakthrough.
Now, the same virus is linked to some throat cancers in men.

Glenn Deir, who had oropharyngeal cancer, a cancer that affected his tonsils, is speaking about offering the HPV vaccine to boys as well as girls to prevent cancer. I think he should be commended for speaking out about this.

Here's a link to Andrew's story.
Monday December 9, 2013 7:47 
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Free HPV vaccination for N.L. boys not in sight. Andrew Robinson writes about cancer linked to human papilloma virus ow.ly/rzQZJ
Monday December 9, 2013 7:47 The Telegram
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Here are some more links to stories in today's Telegram and online on our website.
Monday December 9, 2013 7:48 
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N.L. nursing trailblazer dead at 89. Andrew Robinson's story about Janet Steer Story is at ow.ly/rzRb4
Monday December 9, 2013 7:48 The Telegram
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IceCaps a predictable lot at home. Robin Short's story can be read at ow.ly/rzRh4
Monday December 9, 2013 7:48 The Telegram
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Everyone’s a winner. All six NLSHL teams collect a victory — and a loss — in weekend of series splits. ow.ly/rzRyx
Monday December 9, 2013 7:49 The Telegram
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Monday December 9, 2013 7:49 
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Booth girls, Gonzaga boys win Clarence Sutton tourney. Full story can be read at ow.ly/rzRGt
Monday December 9, 2013 7:50 The Telegram
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Monday December 9, 2013 7:50 
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St. John's Coun. Dave Lane answers 20 Questions in today's Telegram #TCMediaAM bit.ly/1brGEZV pic.twitter.com/fBcMTNxDHC
Monday December 9, 2013 7:56 Deana StokesSullivan
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My blogging colleagues in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are online.
I'll check with them in a minute to see what's happening in their provinces.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:16 
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Well, I hope @TelegramDeana and @NGNewsJohn are having good mornings. What's the news of the day in your areas?
Monday December 9, 2013 8:20 Colin Roger MacLean
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Monday December 9, 2013 8:20 Deana StokesSullivan
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn The HPV virus is linked to cervical cancer in women but also throat cancers in men.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:20 Deana StokesSullivan
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn There's a lot of buzz about getting the vaccine for girls – much less so for boys I find.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:20 Colin Roger MacLean
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn We were the first to offer it to boys, then Alberta.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:23 Colin Roger MacLean
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn I wonder if there's much awareness about HPV-cancer link?
Monday December 9, 2013 8:26 Deana StokesSullivan
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I posed this question in my conversation with Colin because in the late 1980s and 1990s, AIDS was the biggest scare among sexually transmitted diseases.
Today, human papilloma virus may not be as well known, but it can be just as life-threatening to those who develop cancers from it.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:28 
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn I guess that's what I mean. I think there's general knowledge about about the risk for girls, less so for boys.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:29 Colin Roger MacLean
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn Yes, the HPV link to throat cancers in men is a newer finding than the link to cervical cancer.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:30 Deana StokesSullivan
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I seem to have fixed the blog size problem this morning and I think I know what the problem is now.

Sorry, for any inconvenience to our readers. It seems a code that is generated when I start the blog is giving me problems.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:36 
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Monday December 9, 2013 8:39 Deana StokesSullivan
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn P.E.I. pharmacists are getting expanded healthcare responsibilities: ow.ly/rA7H5
Monday December 9, 2013 8:39 Colin Roger MacLean
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn Interesting. I recall some pharmacists here calling for the expanded duties too.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:41 Deana StokesSullivan
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The story in The Journal Pioneer says pharmacists in P.E.I. will be allowed to adapt prescriptions to modify dosage, formulation, regimen or duration.
They'll be able to change pills to a liquid form, for example, for a child who can't swallow a pill.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:43 
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn It would seem to make sense. The pharmacist is probably more aware of the various interactions between ...
Monday December 9, 2013 8:43 Colin Roger MacLean
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn ... all the drugs their patience are taking than the doctor.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:44 Colin Roger MacLean
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn PEI seems to be a leader in health care advances these days.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:44 Deana StokesSullivan
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It's interesting that Prince Edward Island is offering the HPV vaccine to boys and has moved in this direction of giving pharmacists expanded roles.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:46 
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn Funny you should say that. A lot of people here would dispute that. We recently lost a rural hospital ER.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:46 Colin Roger MacLean
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn Well, PEI seems to be moving forward in some health sectors.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:47 Deana StokesSullivan
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Monday December 9, 2013 8:48 Colin Roger MacLean
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn I guess it's back to the local scene. Nice chatting.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:48 Deana StokesSullivan
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Now, for some traffic Tweets.
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Monday December 9, 2013 8:48 sam t
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Temps seem to be holding a cool -6c St. John's to Eastporte Tch dry roads so far. #nltraffic@cecilhaire@NicoleBVOCM. Happy Monday.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:48 Stanley Reid
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Traffic is backed up on Waterford Bridge Road because of some minor construction. @cecilhaire #nltraffic
Monday December 9, 2013 8:49 Dave Penny
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Clear morning driving. But careful with the black ice! #nltraffic
Monday December 9, 2013 8:49 Chris Gaulton
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Here are some Newfoundland photos posted this morning on Instagram.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:50 
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Ashley.Ashley. : 
Home ❤️ #newfoundland
Monday December 9, 2013 8:50 
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Greg Smith ✞Greg Smith ✞ : 
Some view on Signal Hill! 🌄 #home #signalhill #skyline #stjohns #newfoundland
Monday December 9, 2013 8:50 
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KarenKaren : 
Monday December 9, 2013 8:50 
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Krista AKrista A : 
#handsomeboy #pilot #landseer #newf #newfie #newfoundland #snow #playtime #dogpark #hisfirstrealsnow #bigboy #dogsofinstagram #silhouette #regal #ilovemydog
Monday December 9, 2013 8:51 
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Tyler WhyteTyler Whyte : 
New ledge, new spot to skate! #ledge #stjohnsspotbook #grind #skater #skateboarding #skate #newfoundland #canada #rad #shredme
Monday December 9, 2013 8:51 
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SherylSheryl : 
#walking into #bright #sunshine #sunrays #sunlight #Sun #street #stjohns #newfoundland
Monday December 9, 2013 8:51 
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SherylSheryl : 
#Newfoundland #fishingboats #boats #harbour #tied #December
Monday December 9, 2013 8:51 
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monica_von_buckmonica_von_buck : 
#sunshine #baulin #newfoundland #playwithlight #naturelover
Monday December 9, 2013 8:52 
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The sun is shining brightly in St. John's-metro this morning.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:52 
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There are some new Newfoundland videos uploaded to YouTube.

Here's a couple I found. The first is a tourism ad and the second could be an ad. It's a mountain biking video from Cape Spear.
Monday December 9, 2013 8:58 
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Monday December 9, 2013 9:00 Deana StokesSullivan
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Well, that's it this morning for the live Telegram blog.

I'll be back with more live news Tuesday morning, 7-9 a.m.

Until then, take care,

Deana SS

email dss@thetelegram.com
On Twitter @TelegramDeana
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