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• Liberal MHA Yvonne Jones is getting sued.

CAI Group failed to win a multimillion-dollar contract for Labrador ferry service, and it says “slander”  from Jones is part of the reason why. Chris Newman, vice-president for CAI group, said the company’s statement of claim will be filed with the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court today or early next week.


• St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe was surprised to recently learn the Newfoundland Liquor Corp. (NLC) will no longer provide a grant in lieu of tax. That leaves his city $110,000 poorer.

“To say the least, I was taken aback by it,” said O’Keefe. “Their letter went on to say they’re not really paying the tax because they don’t have to, therefore they’re not paying it, because under provincial legislation I guess they’re exempt.”

O’Keefe said that despite the fact NLC has outlets throughout the capital city and its profits exceeded $140 million in its most recent fiscal year,  it elected to withdraw its grant to municipalities.


• It’s the dawning of the age of an aquarium in Petty Harbour. A live fish display is being set up in the old cod filleting room of the Petty Harbour Fisherman’s Co-op plant.

Melanie Knight is the project’s executive director and founder. She’s hoping it positively affects visitors, the organizations involved and the ocean. “This is our opportunity to share more with the community about what’s under that dark blue blanket we see out in the ocean,” she says.

The Petty Harbour Mini-Aquarium, online at, will showcase local marine life in 30 holding tanks.


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Organizations: Newfoundland Liquor, CAI Group, Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court Breaking News

Geographic location: Petty Harbour

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