Labrador officials look for solutions as pandemic makes fighting substance abuse even harder

Labrador isn't immune to a countrywide increase in substance use under the pandemic, and communities across the Big Land are grappling with alcohol- and drug-induced fallout that's leaving leaders searching for solutions.A fatal overdose in Nain last month, an assault in Hopedale and concerns over...

He had a stroke in N.L., she’s in Quebec, and COVID-19 keeps them apart

Ed Crane and Shelley Boucher haven't seen each other since March. Crane had a stroke and is in the hospital in Newfoundland and Labrador, where visitors aren't allowed. (Submitted by Shelley Boucher)The isolation, separation and loneliness of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Double-bubble: 2-household links allowed as N.L. moves to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Newfoundland and Labrador's chief medical officer of health, unveiled the provincial government's five-stage plan for relaxing public health restrictions. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)Itching for interaction with people outside your home? Effective today, Newfoundland and Labrador residents...

N.L. records first COVID-19 death, as 13 new cases bring total to 148

Newfoundland and Labrador has 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, the province's chief medical officer of health, said the new cases are all within the Eastern Health region. The total number of cases for...

N.L. records first COVID-19 death

Newfoundland and Labrador has had its first death due to COVID-19. The patient — a retired man in the Eastern Health region — died Sunday, about three days after being hospitalized. Sources tell CBC News his condition deteriorated quickly. His death comes...

A Newfoundlander is leading the global fight against COVID-19, and wants you to know the facts

There are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Newfoundland and Labrador, and Dr. Bruce Aylward is leading the charge to keep it that way.The St. John's-raised, Memorial University-educated doctor was appointed the leader of the World Health Organization's efforts...

N.L. experiencing alarming spike in melanoma cases, says dermatologist

Wayne Gulliver used to see a few cases of melanoma each year. This year, he's already seen seven.The spike in cases didn't happen overnight. Gulliver said Eastern Health had 13 cases in 2007 and more than 200 cases in 2019. "It tells me that...