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• The RNC is looking into the death of St. John’s teen Jeffrey Payne again, The Telegram has learned.
When The Telegram contacted the RNC earlier this month, it said the case on Jeffrey’s death was closed and the death was deemed not suspicious. But the teen’s mother, Mary Payne, told The Telegram she believes her son was murdered. Autopsy results concluded he died from a drug overdose.
After that story ran, Payne said she was contacted by police and is now hopeful she may finally get more answers about her son’s death.
• The leader of the NunatuKavut Community Council in Labrador says an arrangement whereby workers involved with the Muskrat Falls project can stay at CFB Goose Bay sets a double standard for housing in the region.
Todd Russell said the arrangement goes against a commitment made by Nalcor Energy in the environmental assessment process and a recommendation by the Joint Review Panel to not house workers in the community or to place an additional strain on the housing shortage in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
“When our community and the people were suffering the housing crisis ... they were denied access to base housing, even on a temporary basis, to alleviate that concern,” said Russell told The Telegram. “So there’s certainly a double standard.”
• For the first time this winter Scott Mercer can go outside of his business on Long’s Hill and not be face and eyes into a mound of hardened snow.
But he says even after the recent snow removal by the city of St. John’s, he’s left feeling somewhat weather-beaten.
“I’ve been working here at Spurrell’s (Spurrell Gallery) for 16 years and it’s the same every year, only it’s getting worse,” he said Tuesday.
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