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Monday December 2, 2013 6:32 
Good morning:

It feels like winter, with -3 Celsius in St. John's this morning. Environment Canada is forecasting a 40 per cent chance of rain showers or flurries this afternoon as the temperature rises to 3 degrees.

But there are some milder days in the forecast. Tuesday's high is 9 Celsius and Wednesday's high is 10.

Here's a look at the Environment Canada weather graphic for St. John's and vicinity and more detailed text version of the forecast.
Monday December 2, 2013 7:00 
Monday December 2, 2013 7:02 
Today, 2 December
Becoming cloudy this morning. 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries this afternoon. Wind south 20 km/h becoming southeast 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High plus 3.

Tonight, 2 December
Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening. Periods of rain beginning near midnight. Amount 5 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 40 gusting to 60 this evening. Temperature rising to 7 by morning.

Tuesday, 3 December
Periods of rain. Amount 5 mm. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 in the afternoon. High 9.

Wednesday, 4 December
Periods of rain. Windy. Low 7. High 10.

Thursday, 5 December
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Windy. Low plus 2. High plus 4.

Friday, 6 December
Showers. Low zero. High 7.

Saturday, 7 December
A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Low zero. High plus 1.

Sunday, 8 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Windy. Low minus 2. High minus 2.
Monday December 2, 2013 7:02 
The live webcam view at St. John's International Airport this morning.
Monday December 2, 2013 7:04 
All flights are on time this morning at St. John's International Airport.
Monday December 2, 2013 7:05 
On the Bell Island-Portugal Cove ferry service this morning, the MV Flanders and MV Norcon Galatea are both operating.
Monday December 2, 2013 7:06 
St. Francis School in the Carbonear Collegiate School System is closed today for teacher professional development.

All other schools in the NL English School District are open, according to the board's website.
Monday December 2, 2013 7:11 
I heard a woman comment in a store Sunday that although it's cold in St. John's, we're lucky we're not in Labrador.

But anyone familiar with Labrador weather describes it as a dry cold, which doesn't feel as bitter cold as the damp cold in St. John's.

The cold temperature there has broken a record this morning.

Here's a Tweet from meteorologist Brian Walsh.
Monday December 2, 2013 7:21 
Lab City/Wabush has set a new record low this morning of -33.4°C, breaking the old record of -30.7°C set in 1989 (records since 1960) #nlwx
Monday December 2, 2013 7:21 Brian Walsh
Monday December 2, 2013 7:24 Deana StokesSullivan
The editorial cartoon in today's Telegram
Monday December 2, 2013 7:25 Deana StokesSullivan
In today's Telegram, James McLeod has a story about Paul Antle's Liberal leadership campaign.
It cost over $400,000, $274,000 of which was his own money.

Here's a link to the story in the Tweet below.
Monday December 2, 2013 7:29 
The 400K gamble. James McLeod writes about Paul Antle spending $428,000 on Liberal leadership campaign
Monday December 2, 2013 7:29 The Telegram
Monday December 2, 2013 7:30 
A man who brutally beat another man at a downtown bar in St. John’s has been convicted, but the judge made it clear that it was no thanks to police.

Rosie Gillingham's full story about that can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Monday December 2, 2013 7:32 
Judge criticizes police in case of serious assault. Rosie Gillingham's story can be read at
Monday December 2, 2013 7:32 The Telegram
IceCaps headed home on a winning note. Brendan McCarthy's story is online at
Monday December 2, 2013 7:35 Deana StokesSullivan
Two dentists covering 10,000-plus patients in Labrador West, Story by Andrea Spracklin can be read at
Monday December 2, 2013 7:37 The Telegram
In the Royal Newfoundland Constabular's overnight report, around 6 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of an accident near Bannerman Park in St. John's.

The vehicle was reported to have gone off the road and into a nearby fence. Two men were seen running from the vehicle and the vehicle was later reported stolen.

The matter is still under investigation
Monday December 2, 2013 7:40 
There's a story this morning in the Munster Express about the mayor of Waterford welcoming an air link between Newfoundland and Dublin.

Here's a screen shot of an excerpt from the story and a link to the website and full article is in the Tweet below.
Monday December 2, 2013 7:44 
Monday December 2, 2013 7:44 
Mayor enthused by air link to Newfoundland: Mayor of Waterford John Cummins has welcomed the establishment of ...
Monday December 2, 2013 7:44 News 24h Ireland
Tom Marshall, provincial minister of finance and president of Treasury Board, will provide the 2013-14 fall financial update for the province at a news conference today.

It will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Media Centre, Ground Floor, East Block, Confederation Building.

The Telegram will be covering this and we'll have details on our website later this morning.
Monday December 2, 2013 7:48 
James McLeod has a story on The Telegram website that says Newfoundalnd and Labrador's may not be as bad as expected.

When Finance Minister Tom Marshall delivers his mid-year fiscal update, he'll probably present a bit of good news, according to a Telegram analysis of budget data - maybe to the tune of $50 million to $70 million.

A link to that story is in the Tweet below.
Monday December 2, 2013 7:54 
NL deficit may not be as daunting. James McLeod's story in advance of mid-year fiscal update can be read at
Monday December 2, 2013 7:54 Deana StokesSullivan
Monday December 2, 2013 7:54 
There's not much activity on Twitter this morning at #nltraffic. I don't know if that means there are few backlogs.

Here's one Tweet.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:03 
Topsail Road one lane each way in front of Atlantic Home Furnishing due to construction #nltraffic
Monday December 2, 2013 8:03 Raylene Pittman
My blogging colleagues in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia are online.

Colin MacLean has Tweeted about four fishermen having to be rescued from a sinking boat off Nova Scotia.

Here are his Tweets with a link to the story.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:07 
Four fishermen had to be rescued on the first day of the N.S. south shore lobster fishery yesterday.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:07 Colin Roger MacLean
Being on sinking boat sounds like a nightmare. Glad these guys are OK. Story here:
Monday December 2, 2013 8:07 Colin Roger MacLean
@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn Good morning. What's new in P.E.I. and N.S. this morning? #TCMediaAM
Monday December 2, 2013 8:08 Deana StokesSullivan
@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn Good morning, colleagues. I was just talking about the idea of nurses in high school.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:08 Colin Roger MacLean
@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn It used to be the norm many years ago here in NL to have a nurse in schools. #TCMediaAM
Monday December 2, 2013 8:10 Deana StokesSullivan
@TelegramDeana @JournalPMacLean Good Morning Folks! That's interesting- is there any political support behind the initiative? #TCMediaAM
Monday December 2, 2013 8:12 John Brannen
@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn It may have been here too... I sort of remember going to the "sick room" to lay down in the vary early grades.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:12 Colin Roger MacLean
@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn Not sure if there was a full-time nurse though.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:12 Colin Roger MacLean
@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn I remember students going to the school sick room too. Issues then were different, no drug use, STDs, etc.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:14 Deana StokesSullivan
The story Colin references talks about two student nurses who, as part of their population health course, did a 10-week clinical placement, and then compiled a comprehensive report afterwards, detailing the main health issues adolescents on P.E.I. face.

Among the issues were drug use, sexually transmitted infections, depression and teen suicide.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:15 
@NGNewsJohn @TelegramDeana I think it's just an idea these students are floating – but there has been poli support for cops in school.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:15 Colin Roger MacLean
@NGNewsJohn @TelegramDeana Charlottetown stepped in to fund a cop in school program there recently after province cut funding.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:15 Colin Roger MacLean
Monday December 2, 2013 8:16 Deana StokesSullivan
@TelegramDeana @JournalPMacLean The world has changed! Though I think the tide is turning to prevention/education vs. discipline #TCMediaAM
Monday December 2, 2013 8:17 John Brannen
@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn I know of at least one Charlottetown high school that does. How about Newfoundland and N.S.?
Monday December 2, 2013 8:17 Colin Roger MacLean
@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn I'm not aware of any school in NL with a police officer on staff.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:19 Deana StokesSullivan
There are some traffic Tweets now on Twitter. Traffic is backed up on Team Gushue Highway.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:26 
ORR at #teamgushue looks wayy backed up...down to one lane so avoid if possible! #nltraffic
Monday December 2, 2013 8:26 Chelsea Janelle
Gushue backed up onto ORR due to guard rail repair during Monday am rush hour. Brilliant decision making. #nltraffic
Monday December 2, 2013 8:26 Gary Hart
Did NOT see any setup for guardrail work ORR from Thorburn out,after that mess Friday bet contractor went home for good :P #nltraffic
Monday December 2, 2013 8:26 Wade Reid
Avoid Gushue Highway southbound. Get off on Allandale or Thorburn. Looks to be more guardrail work. Backed up to ORR. #nltraffic
Monday December 2, 2013 8:26 Earl Noble
@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn I noticed you had a story about lobster fishermen being rescued. Were conditions bad at sea?
Monday December 2, 2013 8:29 Deana StokesSullivan
@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn I'm not sure actually. I took that story from the Amherst Daily News.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:29 Colin Roger MacLean
@TelegramDeana @JournalPMacLean It doesn't note weather was cause, though the lobster season had been delayed about a week b/c of weather.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:29 John Brannen
@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn There have been marine warnings in the past week about high seas and wind.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:31 Deana StokesSullivan
@NGNewsJohn @JournalPMacLean Fishing at any time in the ocean can be a dangerous occupation. People here in NL know that well enough.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:31 Deana StokesSullivan
@TelegramDeana @JournalPMacLean With the Miss Ally tragedy last year, people are certainly more sensitive to any news of danger #TCMediaAM
Monday December 2, 2013 8:33 John Brannen
@NGNewsJohn @JournalPMacLean I would think that would make you more aware. Have a great day Colin & John. Nice chatting with you on Twitter.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:33 Deana StokesSullivan
@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn Have a nice day guys. Happy reporting.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:34 Colin Roger MacLean
Safe voyage to those on the seas this week- wherever in NS. 4 South Shore fishermen rescued from sinking boat @ngnews
Monday December 2, 2013 8:34 John Brannen
Monday December 2, 2013 8:35 John Brannen
This Canadian Press story mentioned in the Tweet below is an embarrassment for Newfoundland.
It talks about abused animals in the province. I don't know how people can have pets and starve them or treat them bad.

I have an 18-year-old dog who has always been treated as part of the family and I'll hate to lose him when that time comes.

There's a link in this Tweet below to the story in The Calgary Herald.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:39 
#tomandroyd Enforcement of animal abuse law in Newfoundland lacks teeth, critics say - Calgary Herald #animalwelfare
Monday December 2, 2013 8:39 tomandroyd
Standard & Poor’s Affirms Newfoundland and Labrador’s Credit Rating at A…
Monday December 2, 2013 8:39 Paul Lane
Newfoundland folklorist collecting old stories, photos on mummering…
Monday December 2, 2013 8:39 Dale Gilbert Jarvis
Here's a Tweet from The Telegram's Gary Grant on road conditions this morning.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:41 
Roads are damp in areas with the possibility of black ice. Driving is good by the Salmonier Line. #telynl
Monday December 2, 2013 8:41 Gary Grant
And here's a close encounter posted on Twitter by David Hearn.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:42 
Company on our walk this morning
Monday December 2, 2013 8:42 David Hearn
Here's a photo posted on Twitter by MHA Dale Kirby of Pippy Park in St. John's.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:44 
Monday December 2, 2013 8:44 Dale Kirby, MHA
And, it seems Yahoo has picked up the Canadian Press story about lack of enforcement of the NL animal abuse law. Dale Kirby has re-tweeted a link.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:45 
RT @suebailey: Animal welfare advocates call for more enforcement 18 months after abuse law passed in N.L.… #nlpoli
Monday December 2, 2013 8:45 Dale Kirby, MHA
Here are some photos from Newfoundland, posted on Instagram.

I really like the first one with lobster pots on a Christmas tree. Very creative.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:48 
♥Krista Shortt 25♥♥Krista Shortt 25♥ : 
Christmas in Newfoundland!! #Christmas #newfoundland #traditional #lobsterpots #Christmastree #beautiful #magical #creative #home #love
Monday December 2, 2013 8:48 
karinwithaneyekarinwithaneye : 
Happy Monday! #yyt #newfoundland #signalhill #sunrise #nofilter #northatlantic
Monday December 2, 2013 8:48 
jessicaacaterinajessicaacaterina : 
Monday December 2, 2013 8:48 
jessicaacaterinajessicaacaterina : 
The ocean is beautiful #newfoundland
Monday December 2, 2013 8:48 
Ashlee NicoleAshlee Nicole : 
Winter Wonderland!! ❤❄⛄ #newfoundland #winter #snow #love #yay
Monday December 2, 2013 8:48 
jenelle gillisjenelle gillis : 
Day 2 #weather #snow #newfoundland
Monday December 2, 2013 8:48 
Michael CoyneMichael Coyne : 
#mobilemasters #shootermag #moodjunky #mobileartistry #unitedbyedit #amselcom #fineartstorage #fineartstorage_ampt #icatching #artphoto #the_mobile_arts #ig_artistry #art_feeling #jj #editoftheday #editjunky #edit2gether #instagram_masters #hdr #hdr_pics #hdr_arts #art #ig_artgallery #igcurator #cornerbrook #newfoundland
Monday December 2, 2013 8:48 
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Day 2; weather ❄️
Monday December 2, 2013 8:49 
This video below on YouTube has some nice scenery from western Newfoundland.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:52 
Monday December 2, 2013 8:52 
Road near South Branch is OPEN to two-way traffic. Please use caution, there are still some gravel sections. #nltraffic
Monday December 2, 2013 8:57 Transport & Works NL
Winter/Spring Recreation Program Registration begins next Sat. Dec. 7 at 8am at City Hall, online at or call 576-8499
Monday December 2, 2013 8:58 City of St. John's
The City of St. John’s boasts a vibrant visual arts scene. Check out our list of local art galleries here.
Monday December 2, 2013 8:58 City of St. John's
The Telegram photo feature today is by Joe Gibbons from a Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma helicopter.
Monday December 2, 2013 9:02 Deana StokesSullivan
Well, that's it for today's Telegram live blog.

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

Until then, take care,

Deana SS

On Twitter @TelegramDeana
Monday December 2, 2013 9:02 
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