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• The penny’s days are numbered, and The Telegram wants to mark the demise of the one-cent piece by seeing how many newspaper vending boxes readers can fill with pennies between now and the end of February.

The coins will be donated to our second annual Warm Hearts Campaign in aid of Iris Kirby House, a St. John’s shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.


•As influenza and other seasonal illnesses carry over from 2012 into the new year, Eastern Health is taking steps to prevent further outbreaks by closing two more facilities to visitors.

Hoyles Escasoni Complex in St. John’s and the Placentia Health Centre/Lions Manor Nursing Home have both been closed to all visitors due to an increase in influenza.


• Two and a half years after introducing hemp to vodka drinkers, Liquid Chicks has found the spirits business a rough road.

But with an upcoming appearance on CBC’s entrepreneur show “Dragons’ Den,” the company’s founders — Stephanie Cooney and Brenda Magnusson, both originally from Newfoundland and now based in Alberta — hope the national exposure will give their young business a boost.


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Organizations: Iris Kirby House, Placentia Health Centre/Lions Manor Nursing Home, CBC Breaking News

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Alberta

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