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Friday November 29, 2013 6:36 
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Good morning:

It's a much calmer morning in St. John's. The high winds that we experienced Thursday have finally subsided.

It's about 2 degrees Celsius and not expected to get much warmer today. But here's some good news — there's actually sun in the forecast.

And, a mix of sun and cloud is forecast right through the weekend, a welcome change from our weather lately.
Friday November 29, 2013 7:00 
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There was a lot of flooding Thursday on Newfoundland's west coast from the storm system that hit the province.

Here's a link to a story and photos on The Telegram website. http://bit.ly/1b0kj6C

There's also a Western Star story on the front page of today's Telegram.
Friday November 29, 2013 7:04 
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Here's a photo below from today's Telegram.
Friday November 29, 2013 7:05 
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Friday November 29, 2013 7:06 
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Now, here's the Environment Canada weather graphic and more detailed text version of the forecast for St. John's and vicinity.
Friday November 29, 2013 7:07 
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Friday November 29, 2013 7:07 
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Today, 29 November
A mix of sun and cloud. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Temperature falling to plus 2 this morning then steady.

Tonight, 29 November
Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this evening. Flurries beginning before morning. Low minus 2.

Saturday, 30 November
Flurries ending in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries. Local amount 2 cm. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the morning. Temperature steady near minus 2.

Sunday, 1 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 6. High zero.

Monday, 2 December
Cloudy. Low minus 1. High plus 3.

Tuesday, 3 December
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. High 7.

Wednesday, 4 December
Showers. Windy. Low plus 3. High 7.

Thursday, 5 December
Flurries or rain showers. Windy. Low plus 1. High plus 3.
Friday November 29, 2013 7:07 
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The live webcam view this morning at St. John's International Airport.
Friday November 29, 2013 7:10 
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Most flights at St. John's International Airport are on time this morning but there is one delayed flight — United Airlines from St. John's to Newark. It was originally schedule to leave St. John's at 8:45 a.m. but that has been revised to 10 a.m.
Friday November 29, 2013 7:11 
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On the Bell Island-Portugal Cove ferry service, the MV Sound of Islay and the MV Norcon Galatea are both servicing the run this morning.

The Galatea went into service Wednesday, but had to undergo repairs to a ramp.

High winds Thursday caused ferry services in the province to be cancelled anyway.

Here's a link below to a story Andrew Robinson wrote about the Galatea, which was formerly the Hamilton Sound when it was owned by the province.

The provincial government is now leasing it to add to the Bell Island service, which has been operating with only one vessel for a while.
Friday November 29, 2013 7:15 
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Norcon Galatea undergoes repairs a day after being added to Bell Island run. Andrew Robinson's story is at ow.ly/rhTOX
Friday November 29, 2013 7:15 The Telegram
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Friday November 29, 2013 7:16 
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There are quite a few teacher professional development days today on the NL English School District's daily school report.

Here's what's listed on the website.

Ascension Collegiate School System
Amalgamated Academy
School closed all day for teacher PD

Carbonear Collegiate School System
St. Francis School
School closed all day for teacher PD

Deer Lake School System
Xavier Junior High
School closed all day for teacher PD

Grand Falls-Windsor School System
Millcrest Academy
School closed all day for teacher PD


Meadows Area School System
Templeton Academy
School closed all day for teacher PD

Port Saunders School System
French Shore Academy
Delayed opening for 1 hour

St. John's-Metro School System
Holy Trinity Elementary
School Closed all day
Note: Teacher Professional Development Day

Mount Pearl Intermediate
School closed all day for teacher PD

Roncalli Elementary
School closed all day for teacher PD

St. Mary's Elementary
School closed all day for teacher PD

St. Peters Junior High School
School closed all day for teacher PD

Wesleyville and Area School System
Lumsden Academy
School closed all day for teacher PD

Wing's Point School System
Riverwood Academy
School closed all day for teacher PD





Friday November 29, 2013 7:22 
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This Tweet below was posted at 1:13 a.m. this morning when winds were still high.
I assume Andrew Power posted it from western Newfoundland where wind gusts were expected to be the highest. The gauge here is reading 180 km/h
Friday November 29, 2013 7:25 
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That be breezy! #nlwx #nltraffic "@hilliardro: @CHOZFM Max wind speed the wind gauge will read! #nlweather pic.twitter.com/h3loL9CPzF
"
Friday November 29, 2013 7:26 Andrew Power
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Lots of black ice in Grand - Falls-Windsor, drive with care.#NLtraffic
Friday November 29, 2013 7:33 Keith Humber
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The front page of today's Telegram.
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Here are some links to stories in today's Telegram and online.
Friday November 29, 2013 7:41 
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Murder statistics reveal disturbing trend. Bonnie Belec's story can be read at ow.ly/rhUiD
Friday November 29, 2013 7:41 The Telegram
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Nalcor representatives welcomed Eurocopter pitch. Ashley Fitzpatrick's story can be read at ow.ly/rhTYs
Friday November 29, 2013 7:42 The Telegram
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Consistent Cataract. John Browne writes about Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts winger Andre Gill. His story is at ow.ly/rhUuw
Friday November 29, 2013 7:42 The Telegram
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Friday November 29, 2013 7:42 
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Lawyer outraged by mishandling of mentally ill inmates. Rosie Gillingham's story can be read at ow.ly/ri0Vb
Friday November 29, 2013 7:45 The Telegram
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Friday November 29, 2013 7:52 Deana StokesSullivan
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My blogging colleagues in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia are online.

Here's a Tweet from Colin at The Journal Pioneer about the paper's top story.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:00 
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Top story today in the JP? The Summerside Port Authority is working on a long-term plan for the city's waterfront and it wants your input.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:00 Colin Roger MacLean
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There's a public meeting planned for Dec. 11 on the subject.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:01 Colin Roger MacLean
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You can read that story here: ow.ly/ri22W
Friday November 29, 2013 8:01 Colin Roger MacLean
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I couldn't resist a comment on that story.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:05 
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn Hope they don't build an awful fence around Summerside's waterfront like this. pic.twitter.com/VZ4JEPK0w5
Friday November 29, 2013 8:05 Deana StokesSullivan
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn Here's a link to one story Andrew Robinson wrote about the fence at St. John's harbour. bit.ly/1ewwKqB
Friday November 29, 2013 8:05 Deana StokesSullivan
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn Funny you should mention that Deana. I was chatting with the president of our port corporation the other day...
Friday November 29, 2013 8:06 Colin Roger MacLean
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn ... and I mentioned the St. John's harbour fence.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:06 Colin Roger MacLean
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Friday November 29, 2013 8:07 Deana StokesSullivan
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn He said we don't need one under the regulations because we're not big enough.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:07 Colin Roger MacLean
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Here's a photo in The Journal Pioneer with the story about Summerside's Port Corp.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:08 
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Friday November 29, 2013 8:08 
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn We're not busy/big enough to need a harbour authority – so I guess that means we don't need one.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:08 Colin Roger MacLean
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn Probably a good thing. St. John's says it's needed for security.@allanhawco has been opposing it & others.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:13 Deana StokesSullivan
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Journal Pioneer front page for Friday Nov. 29. pic.twitter.com/ZrsWEpNoRv
Friday November 29, 2013 8:13 Colin Roger MacLean
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Here's another story Colin has Tweeted about.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:13 
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So a kid was arrested at TOSH yesterday for selling weed – in other shocking news, the sky is still blue.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:13 Colin Roger MacLean
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I would say that at least a quarter of my classmates at TOSH came to school high or smoked and came back at least occasionally.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:14 Colin Roger MacLean
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Friday November 29, 2013 8:14 Colin Roger MacLean
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Colin still has a sense of humour. I believe marijuana use is pretty common here among teenagers as well.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:15 
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Here's another Tweet from Colin about our harbour discussion.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:16 
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Our port is also much easier to secure than yours, much smaller. @TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn... pic.twitter.com/2wKnhk2EzB
Friday November 29, 2013 8:16 Colin Roger MacLean
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn For years there were big New Year's parties at St. John's harbour, no incidents. Now the view is hideous.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:18 Deana StokesSullivan
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Friday November 29, 2013 8:18 Colin Roger MacLean
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The Telegram's Gary Grant is on the streets of St. John's and it looks like it's shaping up to be a nice day.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:19 
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Traffic is light on Topsail Road this morning. Great day for driving. #telynl pic.twitter.com/xE4fzsfR4M
Friday November 29, 2013 8:19 Gary Grant
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Throne speech mentions electricity, entrepreneurs, schools ngnews.ca/News/Local/201… #firstcup
Friday November 29, 2013 8:23 John Brannen
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In Nova Scotia, the speech from the throne Thursday mentioned electricity. I wonder if that will mean anything for Newfoundland, considering the Maritime Link.

Here's an excerpt from the story.

"The first piece of legislation will be the Electricity Reform Act," said the premier. "This bill will permit consumer choice and competition, while laying the groundwork for consultation with Nova Scotians on our energy future."
Friday November 29, 2013 8:23 
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn Any mention of NL in NS throne speech?
Friday November 29, 2013 8:25 Deana StokesSullivan
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I just found the Nova Scotia throne speech and the premier does refer to the Maritime Link and its "fundamental flaws."

Here's a couple of screen shots from the speech.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:31 
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Friday November 29, 2013 8:31 
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Friday November 29, 2013 8:31 
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@JournalPMacLean @TelegramDeana NS's Utility Review board said it had concerns and the gov't shares those concerns about price guarantees
Friday November 29, 2013 8:31 John Brannen
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The full Nova Scotia throne speech can be found at
http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/proceedings/throne-speech/
Friday November 29, 2013 8:33 
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn Any word yet on the Maritime Link? Yay or nay from the new Liberal gov?
Friday November 29, 2013 8:34 Colin Roger MacLean
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@TelegramDeana @JournalPMacLean This all goes back the @StephenMcNeil's desire to break @nspowerinc's monopoly on the province's power
Friday November 29, 2013 8:35 John Brannen
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Friday November 29, 2013 8:39 Deana StokesSullivan
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Here's the Canadian Press article I Tweeted if you have trouble reading it on Twitter.

Energy regulator to table key decision on Maritime Link project

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia’s energy regulator is expected to release a key decision Friday on the $1.5-billion Maritime Link project.

The Utility and Review Board tentatively endorsed the project earlier this year, but it attached a list of conditions to ensure the project doesn’t impose a heavy burden on Nova Scotia ratepayers.
The board’s decision will reveal whether those conditions have been met by Nova Scotia energy company Emera Inc.

However, Nova Scotia Energy Minister Andrew Younger has come up with his own list of eight conditions, saying earlier this month the government is opposed to a revised agreement to proceed with the Maritime Link project because it puts province’s ratepayers at risk of having to pay for cost overruns.

As well, the government has said Emera has failed to meet the board’s condition that it gain access to market-priced energy at no additional cost to ratepayers under a commercial agreement signed with Nalcor, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Crown-owned energy company.
Younger has said the province will accept a board decision that includes the province’s conditions, but he wouldn’t say what would happen if the conditions were left out.

Both the province’s consumer and small business advocates say they believe the province’s conditions improve the deal, but they still can’t support it because it doesn’t provide value for ratepayers.
Nova Scotia energy company Emera Inc. wants to build a subsea cable to Newfoundland, which would allow Nova Scotia’s electric utility to buy energy from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant in Labrador when it is completed in 2017.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:40 
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn @StephenMcNeil @nspowerinc So um, what's NL going to do if they can't sell power through NS?
Friday November 29, 2013 8:43 Colin Roger MacLean
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn @StephenMcNeil @nspowerinc Good question. I assume the premier will respond today or Monday.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:43 Deana StokesSullivan
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Sue Kelland-Dyer talks about the Muskrat Falls hydro project on her online blog.
Here's a Tweet from her this morning.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:43 
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The problem Premier is Muskrat Falls bit.ly/198djQW It and you must be go. #telynl #cbcnl
Friday November 29, 2013 8:44 Sue Kelland-Dyer
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Friday November 29, 2013 8:44 John Brannen
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Friday November 29, 2013 8:46 Deana StokesSullivan
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn Great chatting with you today. Have a great weekend.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:47 Deana StokesSullivan
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In other big news today, it's Black Friday in St. John's, so if you don't like crowds, you probably shouldn't go shopping.
If you're adventurous though, you might get some deals.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:49 
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Stavanger is already crazy and it's not even 9AM. Think before you go out today; do you really need those discounted electronics? #nltraffic
Friday November 29, 2013 8:49 Stephen Lethbridge
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#nltraffic major slowdown on Thorburn starting at city limits coming up from St. Phillips.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:49 Karla Hayward
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Dusting of snow down for parts of W. Nfld this morning, as seen from the Corner Brook road cam. #nlwx #nltraffic pic.twitter.com/rDvMErgR0P
Friday November 29, 2013 8:49 Kelly Butt
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There were several accidents in St. John's Thursday. Hopefully, drivers will be extra careful today, especially with Black Friday sales which will likely caused increased traffic congestion.

Here are some Tweets from last night.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:51 
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Rough night on the roads. Accidents reported on Avalon. Drive carefully. #nltraffic #nlwx
Friday November 29, 2013 8:51 Kyle Brookings
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Accident just now by the Arts & Culture centre #nltraffic #Channel83News
Friday November 29, 2013 8:52 Channel83
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Accident at Allandale/Prince Philip intersection, other car is gone over the bank #nltraffic #Channel83News pic.twitter.com/sZvI9I1Mzi
Friday November 29, 2013 8:52 Channel83
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Pic of the car that went over the bank at the Allandale/PPD accident #nltraffic #Channel83News pic.twitter.com/5ACWKR0AHS
Friday November 29, 2013 8:52 Channel83
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Here are some Newfoundland photos this morning on Instagram.
Friday November 29, 2013 8:53 
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Meg GillinghamMeg Gillingham : 
The joys of working Black Friday at Target! 😦😧👎 #blackfriday #targetcanada #targetnewfoundland #newfoundland #newfoundlandchristmas #canada #blackfridaycanada
Friday November 29, 2013 8:53 
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Michael CoyneMichael Coyne : 
United Church #cornerbrook #newfoundland #church
Friday November 29, 2013 8:53 
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sheldonmanning22sheldonmanning22 : 
Beauty sunrise on a Friday morning in #clarenville #newfoundland
Friday November 29, 2013 8:53 
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Holly DaleyHolly Daley : 
#stjohns #latergram #Newfoundland #summer
Friday November 29, 2013 8:54 
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markcoopermarkcooper : 
Little #tbt Missing the ocean and that salty air! 3 weeks til I'm back there. #NL #nfld #ocean #atlantic #Newfoundland #home
Friday November 29, 2013 8:54 
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ShannonShannon : 
Found a friend on our hike #hiking #newfoundland #moose #adventure #wildlife #photooftheday #instapic #ig_week #ig_week_nature
Friday November 29, 2013 8:54 
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Peppermint treats for the holidays. Recipes on Canadian Living website at bit.ly/17j3IF1 pic.twitter.com/I4C9nkPLi9
Friday November 29, 2013 8:57 Deana StokesSullivan
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Here's a video from YouTube from this year's Targa road race in Newfoundland. It was shot in Frenchman's Cove and shows how close the road is to the cliffs in some areas.
Friday November 29, 2013 9:02 
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