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Monday October 21, 2013 6:31 
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Good morning:

There was another armed robbery in St. John's last night.

According to police, two men, ages 29 and 34 years, were arrested near a convenience store on Elizabeth Avenue, shortly after a call was received about a robbery around 7:55 p.m.

The men will appear in court today to face charges including armed robbery, wearing a face mask with intent to commit a robbery, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and breaches of court orders.

The story can be read on The Telegram's website at ow.ly/q0BDk

Monday October 21, 2013 7:00 
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In the weather forecast today, there's more rain. It's expected to end by noon today with drizzle and showers beginning late this afternoon and periods of drizzle or showers tonight.

It's now about 6 degrees Celsius in the St. John's-metro region and the high temperature today is expected to be around 10.

Here's a look at the Environment Canada weather graphic and more detailed text version of the forecast for St. John's and vicinity.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:02 
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Monday October 21, 2013 7:03 
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Today, 21 October
Rain ending near noon then mainly cloudy with periods of drizzle or showers beginning late this afternoon. Amount 5 mm. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 10.

Tonight, 21 October
Periods of drizzle or showers. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 40 gusting to 70 near midnight. Low plus 5.

Tuesday, 22 October
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle or showers in the morning and afternoon. Becoming partly cloudy in the evening. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 diminishing to 20 in the evening. High 7.

Wednesday, 23 October
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. High 10.

Thursday, 24 October
Periods of rain. Windy. Low 10. High 13.

Friday, 25 October
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 7. High 9.

Saturday, 26 October
Showers. Low plus 5. High 7.

Sunday, 27 October
A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 4. High 6.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:03 
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The live webcam view this morning at St. John's International Airport.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:05 
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All flights at St. John's International Airport are on time this morning.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:05 
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On the Bell Island-Portugal Cove ferry service this morning, only one vessel is operating, the MV Flanders.
The recorded information says it's operating on a one-vessel enhanced schedule and will be operating through the lunch hour.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:07 
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Schools are open in the NL English School District today. There are no announcements on the boards website www.nlesd.ca or on Twitter @nlesdca
Monday October 21, 2013 7:10 
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Radar showing bands of moderate rainfall over Eastern Nfld this morning. #nlwx #nltraffic #yyt pic.twitter.com/B2bW4mhZhz
Monday October 21, 2013 7:11 Kelly Butt
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The Environment Canada radar image above, Tweeted by Kelly Butt, shows the bands of rainfall bringing the wet weather to the Avalon today.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:13 
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There are still a lot of moose around on the highways and the moose detection systems installed by the provincial government are not reliable.
Here are a couple of Tweets from Sunday.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:14 
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Yikes, just saw a moose wander on the eastbound side of TCH a few minutes past Whitbourne. Luckily it went back into the woods #nltraffic
Monday October 21, 2013 7:14 Jonathan Kennedy
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Clearly the Moose Detection system on the TCH works on a "best guess" system. Oh and it's the drivers job to guess!! #nltraffic
Monday October 21, 2013 7:14 StevieD
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The front page of today's Telegram.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:17 
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The jokes about the Senate spending scandal continue, as seenin the editorial cartoon in today's Telegram.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:20 
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The editorial cartoon in today's Telegram.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:20 
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Josh Pennell has a story on the front page of today's Telegram about sunken whaling vessels in Conception Harbour.
A link to his story is in the Tweet below.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:21 
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New answers about sunken ships. Josh Pennell's story can be read at ow.ly/q0xC2
Monday October 21, 2013 7:21 The Telegram
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Monday October 21, 2013 7:22 
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Monday October 21, 2013 7:22 
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A story in today's Telegram by Angus McPhail highlights the need for blood donations. Taylor Jackson, an 18-year-old who needed a blood transfusion after a bicycle accident in 2010 is encouraging people to donate.

I witnessed the need for blood donations, going to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre with my husband when he was receiving chemo.

Many cancer patients need blood transfusions because their platelets can drop very low after their chemo treatments.

Here's a link to today's story.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:27 
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Bike accident highlights need for blood. Story by Angus McPhail can be read online at ow.ly/q0xQz
Monday October 21, 2013 7:27 The Telegram
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Monday October 21, 2013 7:27 
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Ashley Fitzpatrick writes about west coast fracking, a hot topic at a session at St. John's City Hall Saturday.

A link to her story is in the next Tweet.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:30 
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West coast fracking a hot topic at St. John’s event. Ashley Fitzpatrick's story is in today's Telegram and online at ow.ly/q0xYt
Monday October 21, 2013 7:30 The Telegram
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There's another ground beef recall because of possible e.coli contamination.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the recalled product is uncooked lean ground been that was distributed nationally and the recalling firm is Belmont Meats Ltd.

The best before date is: 2014 JN 01
Monday October 21, 2013 7:35 
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On Oct. 2 there was a related food recall of Sobeys Compliments brand Super 8 beef burgers, 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.

The size 6 x 227 g (8 oz) / 1.36 kg and UPC code 0 55742 37055 3
Monday October 21, 2013 7:37 
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Here are photos from the CFIA of both recalled beef products.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:38 
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Monday October 21, 2013 7:38 
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Monday October 21, 2013 7:38 
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Drive with care this morning a lot if water on roadway #nltraffic
Monday October 21, 2013 7:39 Metro Property Mgmt.
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Ok people. Yes it's dark. Yes the rain doesn't help. No reason to have high beams on around town! #blinded #nltraffic
Monday October 21, 2013 7:39 Kimberly
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Some traffic Tweets above and here are a couple of weather Tweets from meteorologist Brian Walsh.
If you're getting tired of the rain, hang in there because it looks like there's more to come this week.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:41 
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A good fall storm looks likely for Newfoundland this Thursday/Friday with some rain and strong, gusty winds #nlwx
Monday October 21, 2013 7:41 Brian Walsh
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Labrador has yet to see its first significant snow this season, but most guidance shows accumulating snow potential later this week #nlwx
Monday October 21, 2013 7:41 Brian Walsh
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I guess the rain is better than Labrador's forecast, although some people would say that's debatable.
I'm happy I don't have to get the snowblower out yet.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:43 
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Sports editor Robin Short has a story in today's Telegram about the St. John's IceCaps. Here's a link to it in the Tweet below.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:47 
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Will the real Ice Caps please stand up? Read Robin Short's column at ow.ly/q0yxp
Monday October 21, 2013 7:47 The Telegram
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Monday October 21, 2013 7:48 
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Danette Dooley has an article on page 3 of today's Telegram about an Eastern Health awareness campaign to inform young people about sexual health.

Here's a link to that story.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:52 
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Young people ill-informed about sexual health, officials say. Story by Danette Dooley can be read at ow.ly/q0yMb
Monday October 21, 2013 7:52 The Telegram
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A photo feature on page 4 of today's Telegram by photographer Rhonda Hayward from the Agrifoods and Garden Show on the weekend at the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:54 
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Keith Gosse has some great photos too from the Pumpkinfest at Lester's Farm on Brookfield Road Sunday.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:57 
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Monday October 21, 2013 7:57 
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Brian Walsh is still Tweeting about the rainstorm headed our way later this week.
Monday October 21, 2013 7:58 
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Some track/intensity differences between models, but good consensus on low intensifying over Atlantic Canada Thursday with gusty winds #Nlwx
Monday October 21, 2013 7:58 Brian Walsh
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Potentially significant rain (30+ mm) and winds gusting to 90+ km/h likely for parts of Newfoundland Thursday as low rapidly deepens #nlwx
Monday October 21, 2013 7:58 Brian Walsh
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hensolo88hensolo88 : 
Goat on a picnic table. #goat #picnic #farm #newfoundland #instagood #iphoneonly #picoftheday #bestoftheday #canada
Monday October 21, 2013 8:00 
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Bentley's momBentley's mom : 
#canon #canonphotography #eagle #newfoundland
Monday October 21, 2013 8:00 
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Michael CoyneMichael Coyne : 
Rhymes with Orange #autumn #cbfall #cornerbrook #newfoundland
Monday October 21, 2013 8:01 
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Kyle BrinsonKyle Brinson : 
#newfoundland
Monday October 21, 2013 8:01 
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Kyle BrinsonKyle Brinson : 
#newfoundland
Monday October 21, 2013 8:01 
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Kyle BrinsonKyle Brinson : 
#newfoundland
Monday October 21, 2013 8:01 
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SteveSteve : 
St. John's harbour....view from "The Rooms"
Monday October 21, 2013 8:01 
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Some Newfoundland photos above posted on Instagram.
Monday October 21, 2013 8:01 
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Josh Pennell has a story on page 3 of today's Telegram about sea creatures at the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium being released back into the ocean Saturday.

Here's a link to that story.
Monday October 21, 2013 8:07 
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Local aquarium releases creatures back into the sea. tinyurl.com/kuffput
Monday October 21, 2013 8:07 The Telegram
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Monday October 21, 2013 8:08 
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This release just came in from the RCMP about its upcoming Klondike Night.

The final RCMP Klondike Night will be Friday, March 7, 2014.

We are looking for two provincial charities who will be the final benefactors of Klondike Night. Charities can find the criteria and application information on the RCMP web site at rcmp.ca/nl under the “Klondike Night” tab.

Over the past 30 years, the RCMP’s annual Klondike Night as raised $914,188.49 for 43 charities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

2014 will be the 31st anniversary of this historic event and the final year. The RCMP Klondike Night committee is hoping 2014 will be the million dollar year. Raising $85,812 will take us to the million dollar mark.

http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/nl/feature-envedette/klondike/index-eng.htm

The cut off for applications is Friday, November 1st.
Monday October 21, 2013 8:11 
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Here's more from The Canadian Press on that latest ground beef recall.
The product was apparently sold at Loblaw stores.

Another beef product recalled over possible E. coli contamination

The Canadian Press — Ottawa
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued an alert over another beef product because of possible E. coli contamination.
The federal food safety watchdog is warning the public not to consume uncooked lean ground beef from Belmont Meats of Toronto, distributed at Loblaw stores.

The product is sold in 1.6-kilogram packages with a best-before date of June 1, 2014.

The agency says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the product and that it‘s monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

It‘s the fifth recall of a beef product this month over possible E. coli contamination.
Monday October 21, 2013 8:17 
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Crook's Lake cam on the Trans Labrador Hwy showing a trace coating of snow this morning. #nlwx #nltraffic pic.twitter.com/6VG2aaO6SU
Monday October 21, 2013 8:18 Rodney Barney
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Comedian Carol Burnett was honored Sunday with a humour award.

Here's The Associated Press story:

Julie Andrews, Tina Fey salute trailblazing comedian Carol Burnett with top US humour prize

By Brett Zongker
The Associated Press — Washington

When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was “a man’s game.” She proved him wrong with an 11-year run that averaged 30 million viewers each week.
On Sunday, the trailblazing comedienne received the nation’s top humour prize at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Top entertainers including Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and others performed in Burnett’s honour as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The show will be taped and broadcast Nov. 24 on PBS stations.
“This is very encouraging,” Burnett deadpanned in accepting the prize. “I mean it was a long time in coming, but I understand because there are so many people funnier than I am, especially here in Washington.
“With any luck, they’ll soon get voted out, and I’ll still have the Mark Twain prize.”
Fey opened the show with some jokes about the recent government shutdown and about fears over “Obamacare.”
“Enough politics. We are here tonight to celebrate the first lady of American comedy, Ted Cruz,” Fey said, referring to the Texas senator who took a prominent role during the shutdown.
Fey quickly turned to showering Burnett with accolades for opening doors for other women comedians.
“You mean so much to me,” Fey said. “I love you in a way that is just shy of creepy.”
In an interview, Burnett said she was drawn to comedy after realizing how it felt to make people laugh. She went to UCLA with plans to become a journalist, but she took an acting course that put her on stage.
“I played a hillbilly woman, and coming from Texas ... it was real easy for me,” she said. “I just made my entrance, and I said, ’I’m Baaack.’ Then they exploded.”
“I thought whoa! This feels good,” Burnett said. “I wanted those laughs to keep on coming forever.”
Monday October 21, 2013 8:24 
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And here are a couple of photos from the awards event of Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence by Owen Sweeney/Invision/Associated Press.
Monday October 21, 2013 8:26 
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Monday October 21, 2013 8:26 
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Monday October 21, 2013 8:26 
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Bonnie Belec had a story in Saturday's Telegram about improvements in meals at the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex since Ken Kavanagh spoke out about canned spaghettios being served as a meal to his mother and other residents of the long-term care home.

The spaghettios story certainly attracted a lot of readers and generated a lot of comments on our website.

Here's a link to Bonnie's latest story.
Monday October 21, 2013 8:33 
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Long-term care home making changes: families. tinyurl.com/kqalf9v
Monday October 21, 2013 8:33 The Telegram
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Monday October 21, 2013 8:33 
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No trouble getting out of @townofparadise with the latest #nltraffic light sequence on topsail at ORR. ORR moving about 40km/h to Thorburn
Monday October 21, 2013 8:33 StJohnsWorstDrivers
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Josh Pennell had a busy weekend by the number of stories he has in today's Telegram.

He was at an open house at HMCS Cabot Saturday and spoke with Lt.-Cmdr. Margaret Morris, a reservist who's retiring after 42 years.

His story can be read at the link below.
Monday October 21, 2013 8:37 
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Retiring Lt.-Cmdr. reflects on change in the forces. tinyurl.com/n2yuylm
Monday October 21, 2013 8:37 The Telegram
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Monday October 21, 2013 8:39 
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If you like squash as much as I do, there are a lot of recipes on Canadian Living's website for winter squash dishes.

Here's a link in my Tweet below.
Monday October 21, 2013 8:43 
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17 delicious autumn and winter squash recipes from Canadian Living at ow.ly/q0MU8 pic.twitter.com/Gq0DxtvuGI
Monday October 21, 2013 8:43 Deana StokesSullivan
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Careful on TCH westbound just past Avondale Access. Car flipped in ditch. Police on scene. And @CathyBennettNL bus. #nltraffic @cecilhaire
Monday October 21, 2013 8:44 Michelle
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There's apparently an accident on the Trans-Canada Highway, according to the Tweet above.
Monday October 21, 2013 8:45 
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Monday October 21, 2013 8:49 Save West Coast NL
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Another Tweet above about Ashley Fitzpatrick's fracking story.
Monday October 21, 2013 8:50 
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Scott FrancisScott Francis : 
#view #newfoundland
Monday October 21, 2013 8:51 
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Shannon ReardonShannon Reardon : 
Fall in my 'hood. #stjohns #newfoundland
Monday October 21, 2013 8:51 
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Ocean WhelanOcean Whelan : 
#newfoundland
Monday October 21, 2013 8:51 
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Andrew WalshAndrew Walsh : 
#newfoundland #canada #east #eastcoast #cool #town #bay #island #islandlife #shore #ocean #like #follow #bestoftheday #awesome #scenic #scenery
Monday October 21, 2013 8:51 
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Some more scenic photos above from Instagram.

And, here's one below of a moose, posted on Instagram this morning.
Monday October 21, 2013 8:52 
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Tom LewisTom Lewis : 
#moose got #hit by #car now #police gotta shoot em! #rip #buddy .. Only in #Newfoundland #canada
Monday October 21, 2013 8:52 
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@590VOCM @NicoleBVOCM ; a Saturn Ion in the ditch just past Fowlers road heading towards town! #nltraffic
Monday October 21, 2013 8:53 Vanessa Radford
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Another vehicle off the road in Conception Bay South, according to this Twitter post above.

Drivers should be careful in the rain. Hydroplaning can easily occur at high speeds.
Monday October 21, 2013 8:54 
9:00
ReishaReisha : 
Somewhere over the rainbow #home #westcoast #cornerbrook #beautiful #colorful #rainbow #nature
Monday October 21, 2013 9:00 
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Life in CanadaLife in Canada : 
#Stunning #Geography #St_John's and St. John's is the #capital and #largest #city in #Newfoundland and #Labrador, and is considered by some to be the #oldest #English_founded city in #North #America. It is #located on the #eastern #tip of the #Avalon #Peninsula on the #island of Newfoundland. With a #population of 200,600 as of 2012, the St. John's #Metropolitan #Area is the second largest #Census Metropolitan Area (#CMA) in #Atlantic #Canada after #Halifax and the 20th largest metropolitan area in Canada
Monday October 21, 2013 9:00 
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chelsea_bankschelsea_banks : 
I have the privilege of living in this town! #oldie #wharf #Newfoundland #beautiful #sunny #therock
Monday October 21, 2013 9:00 
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A few more Newfoundland photos (above) posted on Instagram. The Corner Brook rainbow photo is really beautiful.
Monday October 21, 2013 9:01 
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That's it for the live blog this morning.

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

Until then, take care,

Deana SS

email dss@thetelegram.com
On Twitter @TelegramDeana
Monday October 21, 2013 9:01 
 
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