By Jaymie WhiteLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter PORT AUX BASQUES — Since COVID-19 was first detected in Canada in January 2020, life across the province and country has changed to a ‘new normal’. Lockdowns saw businesses shut their doors, people unable to visit friends and family, and schools moving to onlineContinue Reading

By Jaymie White Local Journalism Initiative Reporter STEPHENVILLE – On May 26, the provincial government announced that the COVID-19 vaccine regulations, which required employees and service providers of many businesses, facilities, and organizations to be fully vaccinated or have approved medical exemption, would be suspended as of June 1. JohnContinue Reading

By Jaymie L. White Special to Wreckhouse Press SOUTHWEST COAST – On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the provincial government announced that COVID-19 restrictions across the province, including mask mandates, capacity limitations, proof of vaccination, and social distancing, would be removed as of Mar. 14. Even though the restrictions were lifted lessContinue Reading

Town reconsiders its mandatory mask and proof of vaccination at Bruce II Sports Centre By Jaymie L. White Special to Wreckhouse Press PORT AUX BASQUES – On Tuesday Mar. 14, the majority of pandemic restrictions put in place by the provincial government to help curb the spread of the COVID-19Continue Reading

The light at the end of the tunnel for COVID-19 across the province seems to be in view. The government of Newfoundland and Labrador made an announcement on Feb. 16, that the province will see the end to COVID-19 restrictions by Mar. 14. This will include capacity limitations, social distancing,Continue Reading

Changes to capacity levels and traveller restrictions begin as early as this weekend By Jaymie L. WhiteSpecial to Wreckhouse Press Incorporated The COVID-19 update for Newfoundland and Labrador took place on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 3 with Premier Andrew Furey, Health and Community Services Minister, John Haggie, and Chief Medical OfficerContinue Reading

By Jaymie L. WhiteSpecial to the Appalachian STEPHENVILLE – With the significant spike in COVID-19 cases in the province, Newfoundland and Labrador moved into Alert Level 4 on Jan. 3. Additional restrictions and lockdowns can create more of a stress on individuals which will have an overall negative impact onContinue Reading