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• Harold Humby wasn’t sure what to make of it. The St. Lunaire-Griquet resident looked out his window Wednesday morning and saw a large gathering near his home.
“I wondered what was going on and there they were out by my shed,” Humby said, speaking of two polar bears — between two and three years old, approximately 250 pounds each — that are visiting the town. “They didn’t do any damage, but they can be quite surly.”
• Premier Kathy Dunderdale says it’s time for action on the country’s search and rescue system, and she’s calling on the federal government to step up.
In the wake of the federal auditor general’s report into the national search and rescue system, Dunderdale said she wants to hear a specific plan from Ottawa on how it’s going to fix things.
“We are extremely concerned by the matters raised in the AG’s report on search and rescue,” Dunderdale said during question period in the House of Assembly Wednesday. “Everyone in this province is seriously concerned because all of us, to this day, are still connected in some way or other to the sea, and the health and safety of the people who earn their livings on the sea, or who play on the sea, are extremely important to us.”
• By the time the case of two accused murderers goes to trial, it will be more than three years since Nick Winsor was killed.
After several delays and preliminary issues, Philip Wayne Pynn and Lyndon Malcolm Butler finally had their trial dates scheduled Wednesday.
Their eight-week trial was tentatively set to begin at Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s Sept. 9, 2014 — the same day jury selection is expected to be held.
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