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Friday December 6, 2013 6:35 
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Good morning:
I'm having technical problems this morning so please bear with me.
The blog isn't appearing on the website as it should but here are the links to access it online.

http://bit.ly/1bMbsaB

The mobile link is http://bit.ly/1cpLZlI


Friday December 6, 2013 7:09 
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I'll continue on here. Hopefully, the front website issue will be resolved soon.
It's -1 Celsius in St. John's-metro this morning and the sun is coming up, so that's good news.

Here's the Environment Canada weather graphic for St. John's and vicinity and more detailed text version of the forecast.
Friday December 6, 2013 7:22 
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Friday December 6, 2013 7:22 
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Today, 6 December
Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High plus 4.

Tonight, 6 December
Rain ending before morning then cloudy. Amount 5 mm. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming west 20 gusting to 40 overnight. Temperature rising to 7 this evening then falling.

Saturday, 7 December
Mainly cloudy. Wind west 20 km/h. Temperature falling to plus 1 in the afternoon.

Sunday, 8 December
A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries. Windy. Low minus 4. High minus 1.

Monday, 9 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 6. High minus 5.

Tuesday, 10 December
Periods of snow or rain. Low minus 6. High 6.

Wednesday, 11 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Windy. Low minus 5. High minus 3.

Thursday, 12 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Windy. Low minus 7. High minus 5.
Friday December 6, 2013 7:23 
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The live webcam view at St. John's International Airport this morning.
Friday December 6, 2013 7:25 
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A WestJet flight from Toronto and Halifax to St. John's is slightly delayed today from 1:06 to 1:27 p.m. and United Airlines departure to Newark is delayed from 9:02 to 10:30 a.m.
Friday December 6, 2013 7:30 
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The MV Flanders and MV Norcon Galatea are both operating on the Bell Island-Portugal Cove ferry service this morning.
Friday December 6, 2013 7:31 
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In the NL English School District, there are quite a few announcements and closures for teacher professional development days.

Here's what's on the board's website:

LAKEWOOD ACADEMY
Lakewood Academy
School closed all day for teacher PD

PORT SAUNDERS SCHOOL SYSTEM
French Shore Academy
Delayed opening for 1 hour
Note: French Shore Academy will have a delayed opening on Friday December 6th due to a scheduled power outage by NL Hydro from 7am -9am. The Bus pick up Times will be as follows: River of ponds @ Approx 9:15 am Eddy�s Coves @ Approx 9:15 am Hawkes Bay @ Approx 9:30 am Port Saunders@ Approx 9:30 am Port Choix @ Approx 9:30 am

PORT AU PORT AREA SCHOOL SYSTEM
Our Lady of the Cape School
School closed all day for teacher PD

ST JOHN'S-METRO REGION SCHOOL SYSTEM
Frank Roberts Junior High
School closed all day for teacher PD

Learys Brook Junior High
School closed all day for teacher PD


Macdonald Drive Junior
School closed all day for teacher PD

Mary Queen of Peace
School closed all day for teacher PD

Newtown Elementary School
School closed all day for teacher PD

O'Donel High
School closed all day for teacher PD

Friday December 6, 2013 7:35 
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Now, for some traffic Tweets. Here's what's on Twitter this morning.
Friday December 6, 2013 7:44 
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Truck broke down Logy Bay Rd offramp ORR EB #nltraffic pic.twitter.com/gyagbX1lk4
Friday December 6, 2013 7:44 Carbonear Canadiens
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@cecilhaire gorgeous clear drive in on the southern shore highway, beautiful sunrise this morning. #nltraffic
Friday December 6, 2013 7:44 Jenny Wright
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Wow Drive worth it days like this #nltraffic pic.twitter.com/LonkIN10pP
Friday December 6, 2013 7:44 Wade Reid
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Construction EB TCH at Hoyrood overpass,guardrails to keep the Newfies in #nltraffic pic.twitter.com/oYuAsgeQ5v
Friday December 6, 2013 7:44 Wade Reid
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Friday December 6, 2013 7:44 Wade Reid
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What is this even? Never heard of this company before, anyone know? #nltraffic pic.twitter.com/6QuwER6jua
Friday December 6, 2013 7:45 Nathan Pardy
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Here's a photo just Tweeted by Gerry Carew. Everyone is happy to see the sun this morning.
Friday December 6, 2013 7:46 
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Beautiful sunrise over Signal Hill right now! Absolutely no wind, another great day in a great city. pic.twitter.com/r8kSOT5L3V
Friday December 6, 2013 7:46 nlvideoman
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Friday December 6, 2013 7:47 Deana StokesSullivan
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On the front page of today's Telegram, there's a local story by Barb Sweet and Andrew Robinson about the death of Nelson Mandela. He was 95.

Here's a link to the story.
Friday December 6, 2013 7:49 
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Local activists mourn death of Nelson Mandela. Story by Barb Sweet and Andrew Robinson is at ow.ly/rvCXC
Friday December 6, 2013 7:49 The Telegram
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Friday December 6, 2013 7:50 
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Here are some more links to stories in today's Telegram and online.
Friday December 6, 2013 7:51 
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Fire displaced couple gets help. Barb Sweet's story can be read at ow.ly/rvCHz ow.ly/i/3Wt0i
Friday December 6, 2013 7:51 The Telegram
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Friday December 6, 2013 7:51 
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Family pet lost in Goulds house blaze. Story by Josh Pennell & Keith Gosse photos at ow.ly/rvD50 ow.ly/i/3Wt7U
Friday December 6, 2013 7:52 The Telegram
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Friday December 6, 2013 7:52 
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End of road for Colinet council. Town needs funding to pave the way. Josh Pennell's story is at ow.ly/rvCQ5
Friday December 6, 2013 7:52 The Telegram
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RNC investigating armed robbery in St. John's. The story at ow.ly/rvCB4
Friday December 6, 2013 7:52 The Telegram
8:08
It seems I have fixed the problem with how the blog appears on our website. It's technical, but I had to alter the code I use to make the blog slightly smaller.
There's a lot more to doing this than just typing in news. Oh well, it should be smooth sailing now.
Friday December 6, 2013 8:08 
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Here are some more traffic Tweets.
Friday December 6, 2013 8:09 
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@AnthonyGermain Flatbed vs car, car loses near Delta, no injuries lots of cops
Friday December 6, 2013 8:10 John Stamp
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Freezing rain in Deer Lake. Take caution when driving through west and central this morning.Some Temps still below zero. #nlwx #nltraffic
Friday December 6, 2013 8:10 Justin Boudreau
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The official tree lighting took place last night at Confederation Building in St. John's. Telegram photographer Keith Gosse was there and took this photo.
Friday December 6, 2013 8:12 
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Friday December 6, 2013 8:12 
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Kevin Tobin's editorial cartoon in today's Telegram. #TCMediaAM pic.twitter.com/Vw6gDLtAq6
Friday December 6, 2013 8:13 Deana StokesSullivan
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My blogging colleagues in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia are online and it seems Colin in P.E.I. was sick for a couple of days. That's why he wasn't on Twitter.
Friday December 6, 2013 8:15 
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You may (or may not, in which case: sad face emoticon) have noticed that I've not had morning show for the past two days.
Friday December 6, 2013 8:16 Colin Roger MacLean
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All I can say is that strep throat is a hell of a thing and if I ever find the person who infected me, I'll slap'm up side the head.
Friday December 6, 2013 8:16 Colin Roger MacLean
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Spent Wednesday night curled up in a ball of fever/chills, hallucinating about designing a new game system with Sega. I don't even know...
Friday December 6, 2013 8:16 Colin Roger MacLean
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Here's another photo posted on Twitter by Gerry Carew.
Friday December 6, 2013 8:19 
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Friday December 6, 2013 8:19 nlvideoman
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I just touched base with Colin and John. Here are the Tweets.
Friday December 6, 2013 8:19 
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Friday December 6, 2013 8:19 Deana StokesSullivan
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn I don't think anything we've got would be as noteworthy as that rather disturbing cartoon you just posted.
Friday December 6, 2013 8:19 Colin Roger MacLean
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn That's our new Liberal leader Dwight Ball. Could be next NL premier if polls are right. #TCMediaAM
Friday December 6, 2013 8:20 Deana StokesSullivan
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Since Colin was talking about being ill, I just took a look at the latest influenza stats and there's no flu yet in the Atlantic region, but it is showing up in other provinces.

The reports are available at
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/fluwatch/
Friday December 6, 2013 8:24 
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@JournalPMacLean @NGNewsJohn Flu season has started in Canada. Not here in Atlantic yet, according to PHAC #TCMediaAM pic.twitter.com/yLCNxcBTt1
Friday December 6, 2013 8:24 Deana StokesSullivan
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Friday December 6, 2013 8:25 Deana StokesSullivan
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@TelegramDeana @NGNewsJohn That's an apt acronym for an organization that tracks the flu virus. (snicker)
Friday December 6, 2013 8:26 Colin Roger MacLean
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