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Wednesday October 9, 2013 6:44 
Good morning:

It's a cool 7 degrees Celsius in the St. John's-metro region this morning, but the good news is Environment Canada is forecasting a mainly sunny day.

The high temperature today is expected to be around 12 Celsius and there's a mix of sun and cloud in the forecast for Thursday with a high of 15 Celsius.

Actually, that little sun symbol is in the weather graphic right through to Monday.

Here's a look at the weather graphic and text version of the forecast for St. John's and vicinity.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:00 
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:00 
Today, 9 October
Mainly sunny. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 12. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight, 9 October
A few clouds. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low plus 3.

Thursday, 10 October
A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy in the evening. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon. High 15.

Friday, 11 October
A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. High 9.

Saturday, 12 October
A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 1. High 8.

Sunday, 13 October
A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 1. High 7.

Monday, 14 October
A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 3. High 9.

Tuesday, 15 October
A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 4. High 11.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:00 
The live webcam view at St. John's International Airport this morning.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:06 
All flights at St. John's International Airport are on time this morning.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:06 
On the Bell Island-Portugal Cove ferry service this morning, both the MV Beaumont Hamel and MV Sound of Islay are operating this morning.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:08 
NOTICE: Public Advisory
October 8, 2013
There's an advisory on the NL English School District's website this morning of a traffic flow trial today and Thursday in Mount Pearl.

Here it is:

Please be advised that in the Ruth Avenue area of Mount Pearl a traffic flow trial will be conducted on Wednesday and Thursday to test a change to the current traffic flow configuration for Mount Pearl Senior High and Mount Pearl Intermediate.

On these days Ruth Avenue entrances will be enter only and the Michener Avenue access will be exit only. Please refer to the school website for further details. or
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:10 
We've been asked to post this notice from Holy Redeemer school in Spaniard's Bay.

Holy Redeemer will be having their Thanksgiving Day assembly this Thursday Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. Parents are welcome to attend.
A reminder to K-3 students to bring to school perishable food items and grade 4-9 students bring in non-perishable food items this week.

A reminder to Holy Redeemer students and parents that there will be NO school for students this Friday, Oct. 11, due to a staff professional development day.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:11 
It's Education Week and we've launched a new feature, The Director's Blog. You can read Darrin's first entry here:
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:13 NLESD
The morning sunrise at Joey's Lookout in Gambo. Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:19 
I received this photo above this morning from Telegram reporter Ashley Fitzpatrick at Joey's Lookout in Gambo, named for former Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Joseph R. Smallwood.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:21 
But where's Joey? He's been put away for the winter. — Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:21 
This photo from Flickr shows what the sign or monument at the entrance of Joey's Lookout is like with his image on top.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:24 
'Morning #nltraffic. Great drive TCH EB, watch out for sun in your eyes :)
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:25 Wade Reid
Single vehicle moose collision near Butterpot Park. No injuries. Please watch for moose they can be anywhere at anytime. Cst Dennis Hann
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:25 RCMP NL Traffic
Great driving on the TCH Avalon. Wet roads from overnight rain. No standing water. Please drive safe!!! Cst Dennis Hann
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:25 RCMP NL Traffic
It's a good time to start dusting off those winter tires or looking for new ones. Studded tires can be installed on or after Nov 1st
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:26 RCMP NL Traffic
Some traffic Tweets above. It's a good morning for driving but there are still moose around everywhere. Driver need to be watching for them.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:28 
It seems some armed robbers were also on the move early this morning.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, two men entered a business on Elizabeth Avenue in St. John's around 4:41 a.m., with their faces covered. They demanded money from store employee before fleeing the scene.

Members from RNC K-9 Unit, forensic identification and Criminal Investigation Division also responded. There were no injuries.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:31 
The first part of a series on "Living with Death" by Tara Bradbury is in today's Telegram.

Nurse Laurie Anne O'Brien talks about caring for terminally ill patients, Donna Bonnell is interviewed about her mom Gwen, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and died last year.

I've also written a first-person piece in today's Telegram on my husband who died in December, 2012 after a year-long battle with cancer.

It wasn't an easy thing to write, but I hope it gives some comfort and strength to others going through similar experiences.

Tara will have more this week, including interviews with Geoff Carnell of Carnell's Funeral Home and Gambo resident Dan Norman who experienced death for 15 minutes and came back to life with a fascinating tale to tell.

Here are some links to today's stories.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:40 
A helping hand at the final breath, "Living with Death" series by Tara Bradbury begins in today's Telegram
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:41 The Telegram
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:41 
Gaining insight about life, death and true love by Telegram reporter Deana Stokes Sullivan on her husband's death
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:43 The Telegram
Telegram reporter Deana Stokes Sullivan, who cared for her husband in the last stages of his life after a year-long battle with cancer. — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:43 
The front page of today's Telegram.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:46 
More from the "Living with Death" series on page B1 of today's Telegram.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:48 
Page B2 of today's Telegram.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:49 
Page B3 of today's Telegram.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:50 
On a lighter note, Premier Kathy Dunderdale is back on Twitter and cartoonist Kevin Tobin didn't miss the opportunity to profile our provincial leader in his unique way.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:54 
Kevin Tobin's editorial cartoon in today's Telegram. Premier Kathy Dunderdale is back on Twitter.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:54 Deana StokesSullivan
Adam Pardy looking forward to chance to work close to home. Brendan McCarthy's story is online at
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:55 The Telegram
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:56 
‘Gay test’ proposed in Gulf states, which include Qatar: reports. Barb Sweet's story is online at
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:56 The Telegram
Booklet released on advanced health-care directives. Dan MacEachern's story is online at
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:57 The Telegram
N.L. author Lisa Moore on shortlist for $50,000 Giller Prize
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:58 The Telegram
Lisa Moore.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 7:58 
3 Moose on St. Thomas Line before Holy Family school. #nltraffic
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:00 Jennifer Higdon
RCMP Traffic Services is participating in Operation Impact October 11-14, 2013.

This release with more information just came in this morning from the RCMP.

Operation Impact, a national co-ordinated effort between police agencies across the country, is a zero-tolerance enforcement-driven initiative designed to increase public compliance with safe driving practices.

Provincially, members of RCMP Traffic Services and RCMP members from detachments will be conducting a number of checkpoints and enforcement initiatives throughout the province over the long Thanksgiving Day weekend when traffic volume is expected to increase.

The goal for Operation Impact is to save lives and reduce injury by making our roads safer through enforcement and education. The RCMP will target enforcement in the areas of impaired driving, seatbelt use and aggressive driving.

RCMP Traffic Services is asking everyone to consider road safety whenever they get behind the wheel:
Ensure all passengers are properly restrained in the vehicle;
• Refrain from drinking and driving;
• Pay attention to the road at all times;
• Stop aggressive driving behavior.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:03 
Sunny morning. Light traffic with damp roads in places.Watch for a wide-load truck near Holyrood. #tely@nl
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:04 Gary Grant
Wow. Someone just tried to pass me while I was letting a child cross at a school crossing. Impatient much? #nltraffic #relax
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:04 Dave Bartlett
3 Moose on St. Thomas Line before Holy Family school. #nltraffic
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:05 Jennifer Higdon
Apparently from Twitter posts this morning, there's also been a moose-vehicle collision on the Veteran's Memorial Highway.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:06 
Oceanex Connaigra is shipping company’s nod to economic good fortune. James McLeod's story is online at
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:13 The Telegram
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:13 
Laurentians on the national scene for first time in five years. John Browne's story can be read at
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:17 The Telegram
Resident blames understaffing for troubles at long-term care home. Bonnie Belec's story can be read at
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:23 The Telegram
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:24 
Newfoundland Premier Kathy Dunderdale will be shuffling her cabinet today.
The changes come after former finance minister Jerome Kennedy’s recent resignation from politics to return to practising law.
Natural Resources Minister Tom Marshall was appointed acting finance minister.
The Telegram will be covering this today and we'll have an update on our website as soon as details are available today.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:28 
There's been an expanded food recall on Compliments burgers sold in Ontario and Atlantic Canada that may contain E.coli.

Here's the latest story from The Canadian Press.

CFIA expands burger recall over E.coli O157:H7 concerns

The Canadian Press — Ottawa
Federal health officials have expanded a burger recall first announced last week due to possible E.coli O157:H7 contamination.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recall initially involved Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers sold in packages of six in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.
The recall now includes the same brand of burger sold in Ontario in Sobeys, Sobeys Urban, Foodland, Freshco and Price Chopper stores.
President‘s Choice Beef Burgers in 4.54 kilogram packages in Loblaws banner stores and Webers Bucket of Burgers sold in 1.02 kilogram packages, also sold nationally, are also being recalled.
The CFIA said Toronto-based Belmont Meats Ltd. was voluntarily recalling the affected burgers and cautions that the recall may be expanded further.
After the initial recall was announced, health officials in southwestern Ontario said lab tests linked three cases of E. coli O157:H7 to the Compliments burgers. The Middlesex-London Health Unit said the three residents of London, Ont., were recovering.
Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.
Anyone showing signs or symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 infection, in particular stomach pain and severe or bloody diarrhea, should contact their doctor.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:30 
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:34 
Photos from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:34 
@RepublicofDoyle filming has Mundy Pond Rd closed between Cashin and Ropewalk. #nltraffic
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:38 Earl Noble
Construction on Freshwater between Stamps and Crosbie has moved into the left westbound lane; only curb lane open. #nltraffic
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:38 Earl Noble
Accident under Kilbride overpass at Pitts. Police and ambulance on scene #nltraffic
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:39 SarahColbornePenney
Slow moving at kilbride exit on Pitts. Accident by Irving. #nltraffic
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:39 Joe Guiney
Is that blood or red paint? Ewwwwww "Moose accident out in tilton"
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:39 Donny Dooley
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:41 Keith Wareham
Here's a photo Barb Sweet took last night of the sunset over First Pond in Pippy Park in St. John's.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:43 
The sunset tonight. Pippy park. @telynl
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:43 Barb Sweet
I'm getting some emails and messages this morning in response to my article in today's paper.
I will try to reply personally to them, but thanks so much to everyone for their kind and encouraging comments.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:45 
Two moose, a cow and her calf, on the side of the road on the Goulds By-pass near the lights. #nltraffic
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:46 Lukey's Boat
More moose sightings in St. John's from this Tweet above.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:48 
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:48 
Across the border, here's the latest Associated Press story on the U.S. government shutdown.

Obama steps up pressure on top House Republican to allow votes on shutdown, avert default

The Associated Press — Washington
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are increasing the pressure on each other to bend in their deadlock over the partial government shutdown and federal debt limit.

Neither side was showing signs of capitulating even with a potential economy-shaking federal default edging ever closer,
Republicans were demanding talks on deficit reduction and Obama’s 2010 health care law as the price for boosting the government’s borrowing authority and returning civil servants to work, while the president wanted Congress to first end the shutdown and extend the debt limit.

The U.S. government has been partially shut since Oct. 1 because of Congress’ failure to pass a normally routine temporary spending bill. Obama also wants Congress to extend the government’s borrowing authority — a routine matter in previous administrations — warning that if it fails to do so by Oct. 17, the United States will not be able to pay its bills.

Amid the tough talk, though, were indications that both sides might be open to a short-term extension of the $16.7 trillion borrowing limit and a temporary end to the shutdown, giving them more time to resolve their disputes.
Boehner, the top House Republican, told reporters Tuesday he was not drawing “lines in the sand.” He sidestepped a question about whether he’d raise the debt limit and fund government for short periods by saying, “I’m not going to get into a whole lot of speculation.”

Hours later, Obama used a White House news conference to say he “absolutely” would negotiate with Republicans on “every item in the budget” if Congress first sent him short-term measures halting the shutdown and the extending the debt limit.
“There’s a crack there,” Boehner said of the clash late Tuesday, though he cautioned against optimism.

An Associated Press-GfK survey, released Wednesday, indicated the Republicans may end up taking the biggest hit in public opinion from the fiscal paralysis, just as that party did when much of the government closed 17 years ago during President Bill Clinton’s administration.
Overall, 62 per cent mainly blamed Republicans for the shutdown. About half said Obama or the Democrats in Congress bear much responsibility.

The AP-GfK Poll was conducted Oct. 3-7 and involved online interviews with 1,227 adults. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points for all respondents.
The back-and-forth came as the financial world flashed unmistakable signs that it feared Washington’s twin battles could hurt the economy.

The stock market declined again Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping nearly 160 points, or 1.1 per cent. The International Monetary Fund trimmed its global and U.S. growth forecasts through 2014, warning that failure to renew the debt limit would raise interest rates and potentially shove the American economy back into recession.

The Obama administration has said that unless Congress acts, it expects to have an estimated $30 billion in cash left by Oct. 17. That is pocket change for a government that can spend tens of billions more than that on busy days and $3.6 trillion a year.
Hitting that date without congressional action would risk an unprecedented federal default that would wound the economy and deal lasting harm to the government’s ability to borrow money, many economists warn.
Some Republicans have downplayed the significance of the deadline, saying that even then, the United States would be able to pay China and other holders of U.S. debt.
But Obama said they were badly misguided, warning that default would harm the economy, cause retirement accounts to shrivel and houses to lose value.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:54 
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt limit, Tuesday   in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. — Associated Press photo
Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:59 
7 Thanksgiving recipes for 16 are on Canadian Living's website at
Wednesday October 9, 2013 9:03 Deana StokesSullivan
KyleKyle : 
Got a lot of new pics from a recent trip to Newfoundland Canada here is one I saw on my first day there. No edit! @ #RockyHarbour, #Newfoundland, #Canada. #noedit#sunset#beauty#canada#lighthouse#silhouette#rawbeauty#godscreation#ig_captures#ig_captures_landscape#bd#picsta#mtg#mytravelgram#keydestination#instagramhub#instabest#ahd_photo.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 9:06 
Rebecca!Rebecca! : 
Lovely way to start the day! #moose #middlepond #nl #newfoundland #lovesit
Wednesday October 9, 2013 9:07 
Gerard GaleGerard Gale : 
#cape #loop #beach #amazing #day #newfoundland #suprashoes #supra
Wednesday October 9, 2013 9:07 
stephlabbottstephlabbott : 
#ocean #sun #blue #october #hike #eastcoasttrail #eastcoast #newfoundland #naturelovers #outdoors #freshair #beautiful #fun #happy #fall
Wednesday October 9, 2013 9:07 
stephlabbottstephlabbott : 
#lighthouse #capespear #newfoundland #naturelovers #outdoors #hike #fall #happydays #eastcoasttrail
Wednesday October 9, 2013 9:07 
Samantha FaithSamantha Faith : 
[ a t l a n t i c ] #newfoundland
Wednesday October 9, 2013 9:07 
Some Newfoundland photos posted on Instagram this morning.
Wednesday October 9, 2013 9:08 
That's it for the live blog this morning.

I'll be back with more live news, weather, sports and current affairs Thursday morning, 7-9 a.m.

Until then, take care,

Deana SS

On Twitter @TelegramDeana
Wednesday October 9, 2013 9:09 
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