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• A man who said he was the victim of a violent robbery admitted Thursday that he was going to lie on the stand in exchange for drugs or money.

Duane Andrews — who was stabbed and robbed in an incident that reportedly happened last fall — testified that he was going to conspire to help the two men accused of the crime go free.


• Blogger and failed politician Brad Cabana got his day in court Thursday in his quest to shut down the Muskrat Falls project — and he’ll get another day in court today, too.

Cabana is arguing that certain aspects of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development violate his constitutional rights; he spent Thursday afternoon cross-examining Newfoundland government assistant deputy minister Aubrey Gover, trying to get answers to support his case.


• The federal fisheries minister was in St. John’s Thursday to announce plans for a new search and rescue lifeboat station for the Canadian Coast Guard in Burin.

Due to replace an older station already located in Burin, the site will also include a new dock. It is valued at $6.6 million, and construction is scheduled to begin in the spring. The government ex­pects the new facility will be ready to open in 2015.

“It’s very important for the region and very important as a lifeboat station, and important not only to the coast guard, but to our auxillary members as well,” said Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield.


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Organizations: Canadian Coast Guard, Breaking News

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Burin

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