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Thursday October 3, 2013 6:36 
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Good morning:

It's a bit cooler and damp in St. John's this morning, but considering it's October, 13 Celsius is a pretty good temperature for this time of year.

Environment Canada is forecasting a 40 per cent chance of showers this morning and a mainly cloudy day and the high temperature is expected to be 16 Celsius.

Friday, it will be cooler with a high of 11 Celsius and periods of rain in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday, highs of 13 and 9 are in the forecast.
That's closer to the normal temperatures for this time of year, which according to Environment Canada are between 6 and 13 Celsius.

Here's a look at the weather graphic for the St. John's-metro region and more detailed text version of the forecast.
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:02 
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Thursday October 3, 2013 7:02 
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Today, 3 October
Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 40 gusting to 60 near noon. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight, 3 October
Partly cloudy. Wind west 50 km/h gusting to 80. Low 9.

Friday, 4 October
Mainly cloudy. Periods of rain beginning late in the afternoon. Wind west 50 km/h gusting to 80. Temperature steady near 11.

Saturday, 5 October
Cloudy. Windy. Low 10. High 13.

Sunday, 6 October
Cloudy. Low 8. High 9.

Monday, 7 October
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 7. High 11.

Tuesday, 8 October
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 7. High 15.

Wednesday, 9 October
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 8. High 13.
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:02 
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Thursday October 3, 2013 7:05 
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Thursday October 3, 2013 7:05 
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Above are two images from the National Hurricane Center in the United States.

Jerry, shown to the right of the image over the central Atlantic is now downgraded to a tropical depression.

The system shown at left is a low pressure area over the northwestern Caribbean sea, now centred near the northeastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

The NCC says there is a high possibility it will develop into a tropical cyclone.

Here's the latest advisory:

"WHILE THE CIRCULATION IS NOT YET WELL DEFINED...GALE-FORCE WINDS ARE OCCURRING EAST OF THE CENTER OVER THE YUCATAN CHANNEL.
THIS SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM AT ANY TIME TODAY AS IT MOVES NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF
OF MEXICO. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...80 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

AFTER THAT...LESS CONDUCIVE UPPER-LEVEL WINDS COULD LIMIT DEVELOPMENT AS THE SYSTEM APPROACHES THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO THIS WEEKEND.
THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...80 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS. INTERESTS IN THE NORTHEASTERN
YUCATAN PENINSULA...WESTERN CUBA...AND THE NORTHERN GULF COAST SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS
COULD AFFECT PORTIONS OF CUBA AND THE YUCATAN PENINSULA DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS
SCHEDULED TO INVESTIGATE THE LOW LATER THIS MORNING."
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:09 
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The live webcam view this morning at St. John's International Airport.
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:11 
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Most flights at St. John's International Airport are on schedule today, but there are some Air Canada flights that are delayed.

In the arrivals to St. John's:

• An Air Canada flight from Deer Lake which was to arrive at 8:45 a.m. is now rescheduled to arrive at 9:35 a.m.

• An Air Canada flight from Gander which was to arrive at 11:05 isn now rescheduled to arrive at 11:25 a.m.

In the departures from St. John's:

• An Air Canada flight to Deer Lake, which was to depart at 6:10 a.m. was, in the latest online airport information, rescheduled to depart at 7:10 a.m.

• An Air Canada flight to Gander which was to depart at 9:15 a.m. has been rescheduled to depart at 9:45 a.m.

Thursday October 3, 2013 7:18 
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The MV Beaumont Hamel and MV Sound of Islay are both operating this morning on the Bell Island-Portugal Cove ferry service.
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:19 
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Schools are open today in the NL English School District.

The board is on Twitter @NLESDCA if you want to follow school activities and get updates.
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:24 
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Paradise listens and stops roadwork from 7-9am while "solutions are evaluated". The solution is stop roadwork from 7-9am. #nltraffic #NoDuh
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:33 Stephen Churchill
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Smooth sailing in paradise at topsail road/ORR #nltraffic
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:33 Jon Eddy
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It seems from Twitter posts this morning that the Town of Paradise has listened to the complaints of morning drivers.

Road work has been put on hold until after 9 a.m.
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:37 
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Thursday October 3, 2013 7:38 Marine Atlantic
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Marine Atlantic has cancelled its service this morning between North Sydney and Port aux Basques because of high winds and seas and says tonight's sailings could be affected as well.

Here's the advisory:

Due to forecasted high wind and sea conditions, the October 3 @11:45 hr sailings from North Sydney and Port Aux Basques have been cancelled. Customers currently booked on these sailings will be rescheduled to the next available departure.

Also the October 3 @ 23:45 hr sailings from both ports will be potentially affected. Please keep in contact with us for further updates.
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:40 
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Here's a couple of photos taken this week when the service was operating in Port aux Basques and North Sydney.
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:41 
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Good morning! Another beautiful shot taken yesterday. MV Blue Puttees in Port aux Basques, #NL pic.twitter.com/3PlGbBnR5d
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:41 Marine Atlantic
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Looks like the sun is starting to shine in North Sydney, #NS today. Happy sailing everyone! pic.twitter.com/K0V9arhhXr
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:41 Marine Atlantic
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There's more in today's Telegram from Ashley Fitzpatrick about Jerome Kennedy's decision to leave politics.

Here's a link below to her story.

Thursday October 3, 2013 7:49 
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'A star player exits." More on Jerome Kennedy leaving politics by Ashley Fitzpatrick online at ow.ly/ps3tr
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:49 The Telegram
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Thursday October 3, 2013 7:49 
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There's also two videos by Ashley Fitzpatrick on The Telegram's website from the media briefing with Premier Kathy Dunderdale and Jerome Kennedy.

http://www.thetelegram.com/Video/28048/Premier-reacts-to-Kennedys-resignation
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:51 
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And, still on this topic, take a look at this from the talented Kevin Tobin.
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:53 
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Kevin Tobin doesn't miss a political beat. His cartoon today in The Telegram is on Jerome Kennedy leaving politics. pic.twitter.com/SJH71sFyzv
Thursday October 3, 2013 7:53 Deana StokesSullivan
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There are a couple of food recalls from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Original Foods.

Some Original Brand Original Halloween Kiss candies may contain harmful pieces of metal.

Here's more from the CFIA:

The following product, which says "made by Bonbons Associés" on the individual wrapper, was sold in bulk at locations across Canada. Retail-sized packages are not affected by this recall.

Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of this product.

The manufacturer, Original Foods, Quebec division, Quebec, QC is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
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Thursday October 3, 2013 8:04 
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Belmont Meats Ltd. are also warning the public not to consume certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The CFIA says the recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation initiated as a result of a recent outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products or best before dates as the food safety investigation at this facility continues.

This product has been distributed in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador in Sobeys banner stores, which might include Sobeys, Foodland, FreshCo, and Price Chopper.

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The manufacturer, Belmont Meats Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling all affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

All best before dates of the product, sold frozen, are affected by this alert.

Here are some images to identify the specific product.
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:06 
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Thursday October 3, 2013 8:07 
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Thursday October 3, 2013 8:07 
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McNamara drive backed up to nearly Topsail road due to slowdown at rough pavement cut near pride pak. #nltraffic
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:09 Andrew Blundon
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Although road work won't begin in Paradise this morning until after 9 a.m., it seems an area where pavement has been torn up is slowing things down some this morning.
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:11 
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Gas prices in the province are down slightly today, but diesel has increased 6.5 cents a litre.

Here's the latest from the N.L. Petroleum Pricing Office:

The changes to maximum fuel prices are as follows:
• all types of gasoline motor fuel will decrease by up to 0.2 cents per litre (cpl);
• diesel motor fuel on the Island will increase by up to 6.5 cpl;
• diesel motor fuel in Labrador will decrease by up to 1.1 cpl;
• furnace oil heating fuel will decrease by 0.26 cpl;
• stove oil heating fuel will decrease by 0.20 cpl;
• propane heating fuel will decrease by 1.5 cpl.
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:19 
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And, here's a comparison of gas prices around the province.
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Good driving on this cool morning. Heavier traffic than usual on Harvey Road. #telynl pic.twitter.com/SPFEtEj3YI
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:20 Gary Grant
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The front page of today's Telegram.
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:24 
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In the bull's eye. St. John’s in the spotlight for world-class event. John Browne's story can be read online at ow.ly/ps2zC
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:25 The Telegram
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Ryan Schnell has more to offer than just his fists. Brendan McCarthy has that story on IceCaps resident enforcer. ow.ly/ps3ev
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:25 The Telegram
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Thursday October 3, 2013 8:25 
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Provincial government facing lawsuit over child abuse case. Barb Sweet's story can be read at ow.ly/ps2QV
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:29 The Telegram
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There's a story on The Telegram website today about a boat, carrying two Newfoundland natives, that caught fire and exploded in Prince Edward Island.

There were four people on board when the incident happened.
All four had singed hair and clothes, some had minor burns and one of the women had more severe injuries to her hands and legs. She was taken to hospital by ambulance.

A first responder on scene said none of their injuries appeared to be life threatening.

The full story and a video by former Telegram reporter Colin McLean, who's now with The Guardian, can be viewed at

http://bit.ly/1bz0LVP
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:35 
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A still image from a video by Colin McLean/The Guardian of a boat that caught fire and exploded in Prince Edward Island.
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:36 
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@townofparadise Extremely proud to call myself a resident this morning. Great job! #nltraffic
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:37 Paul Durdle
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A Tweet from a motorist above in a more pleasant state of mind this morning due to the improvement in traffic flow in Paradise.

Below is another Tweet from a driver explaining the slowdown on McNamara Drive.
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:39 
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McNamara drive backed up to nearly Topsail road due to slowdown at rough pavement cut near pride pak. #nltraffic
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:39 Andrew Blundon
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Thursday October 3, 2013 8:40 
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Innu Chief Simeon Tshakapesh met with Premier Kathy Dunderdale Wednesday about problems among youth in Natuashish.

On his Facebook page, he's giving the premier two weeks to improve child protection in Natuashish or face a larger protest at Confederation Building.

The full story by Derek Montague of The Labradorian is online at
http://bit.ly/18SX6QC
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:43 
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Bonnie Belec has a story in today's Telegram about concerns over road safety during construction work in Paradise.

At least the decision to delay the work until after 9 a.m. this morning is some help.

Here's a link to Bonnie's full story.
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:46 
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Road safety questioned in Paradise. ow.ly/psaLd
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:46 The Telegram
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Thursday October 3, 2013 8:46 
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The Republic of Doyle's first show for Season 5 premiered Wednesday night.
Episodes air at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights on CBC Television.
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:50 
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Thursday October 3, 2013 8:50 
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Also in today's Telegram, former politician, author and radio talk show host Bill Rowe has launched on new book on former premiers Joey Smallwood and Frank Moores.

Here's a photo on page B4.
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:53 
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Thursday October 3, 2013 8:53 
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There's a story on the news wire today about how the United States government shutdown is affecting people in the U.S. in many ways, including some people's wedding plans.

Here's the latest Associated Press story:

Who knew? Shutdown casualties include weddings, bike rides, more random activities of life

By Nancy Benac
The Associated Press — Washington

Taking out a mortgage. Getting married in a park. Going for a fall foliage drive. Cashing a check.
Who knew that so many random activities of daily life could be imperiled by a shutdown of the federal government?

Americans are finding that “the government” entails a lot more than the stereotype of faceless D.C. bureaucrats cranking out red tape.
And so it is that two dozen October weddings, including nine this week, are in jeopardy because they’re scheduled for monument sites on the National Mall. Ditto for a New Jersey couple planning to marry at the Grand Canyon.

Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le’s permit to get married Saturday on the lawn near the Jefferson Memorial looks to be among the casualties, giving rise to a new Twitter hashtag for their shutdownwedding. They’re looking at alternate sites, including the restaurant booked for their reception.

Also cancelled: a weekend Ku Klux Klan rally at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Want to take a drive along Virginia’s popular Skyline Drive to take in the fall colours in Shenandoah National Park? Not till the government reopens.

It’s not just romance, tourism and public events that are in jeopardy.
Consider the Wisconsin farmer who can’t cash a check for a cow he sold.
Ben Brancel, the state’s agriculture secretary, said that because the farmer has a loan from the Farm Service Agency, he can’t cash the check without both his own signature and one from an FSA official, unavailable during the shutdown.
“Our advice to him was he was going to have to wait, that there wasn’t anything he could do about it,” Brancel said.

Ready to buy your first house?
Borrowers applying for a mortgage can expect delays, especially if the shutdown is prolonged. That’s because many lenders need government confirmation of applicants’ income tax returns and Social Security data. Mortgage industry officials say they expect bottlenecks on closing loans if the shutdown stretches on for more than a few days.

In addition, low- to moderate-income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-insured mortgages for single-family homes from the Federal Housing Administration can expect longer waits because of sharp reductions in FHA staffing.
Even workers who get their paychecks from a state government aren’t safe from the ripple effects of a federal shutdown.

An assortment of state workers around the country are on furlough because the money for their jobs includes dollars from Washington. Among those are hundreds of workers at Arkansas’ Military Department and one at the Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute, a vocational school in Forrest City, Ark.

In Illinois, the furloughs include 20 workers in the state Department of Employment Security and 53 in the Department of Military Affairs.
“These are the first, and there may be more,” said Abdon Pallasch, the state’s assistant budget director.
Want to escape the shutdown worries with a bike ride on the C&O Canal, a popular 184-mile trail and national park between Washington and Cumberland, Md.?
Closed. Those thinking of ignoring the closure notice and going anyway should consider this: Restrooms will be locked and handles removed from water pumps along the way.
One possible silver lining to shutdown annoyances writ small and large: The whole thing could serve as a teachable moment for all those people who tell pollsters that they want budget cuts — as long as they aren’t directly affected.

“As time goes by, more and more people see these little things that they took for granted,” said Ed Lorenzen, a policy adviser at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan group pushing for spending discipline.
He said the shutdown could serve as a reminder that “you’re not going to be able to the balance the budget just by cutting spending in Washington that doesn’t affect people.”
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:58 
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People walk near Capitol Hill in Washington. The roiling debate over a government shutdown has extended to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with tens of thousands of fed-up Americans registering their disgust with fe
Thursday October 3, 2013 9:01 
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Sara FreemanSara Freeman : 
I'm on the edge of the world. #Newfoundland #Canada #ocean
Thursday October 3, 2013 9:04 
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Sarah SkinnerSarah Skinner : 
Day 3: Sunrise. Let's face it, we all know I'm too lazy to get up early enough for a sunrise so I'm cheating and posting a sunset 🌅 #octoberphotochallenge #sunset #water #newfoundland
Thursday October 3, 2013 9:04 
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Michael CoyneMichael Coyne : 
Glynmill Inn #cornerbrook #newfoundland #glynmill #hotel
Thursday October 3, 2013 9:04 
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Michelle LeBoubonMichelle LeBoubon : 
#appalachianmountains #portauxport #west #newfoundland #roadtrip
Thursday October 3, 2013 9:04 
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Omar KassemOmar Kassem : 
Beautiful St. John's sunset. Nature needs no filter to make it look good. #nofilter #mun #beautiful #newfoundland #sunset #stjohns
Thursday October 3, 2013 9:04 
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peaceandlove🙏💞peaceandlove🙏💞 : 
Beautiful sunset!
Thursday October 3, 2013 9:05 
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kate_earleskate_earles : 
What a beautiful little place. #home #chapelscove #newfoundland #beauty
Thursday October 3, 2013 9:05 
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Lily Jones :)Lily Jones :) : 
Fall is here! Backyard looks gorgeous with these beautiful colours :) #beauty #beautiful #nature #love #trees #leaves #Canada #Canadian #Newfoundland #like #followme
Thursday October 3, 2013 9:05 
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☮ terrilynn☮ terrilynn : 
Cornerbrook, Newfoundland 💛💙❤️ missing my crazy Newfies ❤️💙💛
Thursday October 3, 2013 9:06 
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Some Newfoundland photos posted this morning on Instagram.

It's amazing how beautiful the province looks in various lighting, day and night.

That's it for the live blog today.

I'll be back with more live news, weather, sports and more Friday, 7-9 a.m.

Until then, take care,

Deana SS

email dss@thetelegram.com
On Twitter @TelegramDeana
Thursday October 3, 2013 9:08 
 
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