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This historic Newfoundland church is getting a second act — as a brewery

Courtesy: CBC News Beer at church a natural fit. When the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Harbour Grace held its last mass in 2014, there was fear the historic building would fall into disarray, but something new is brewing in town. Craig Flynn and Brenda O’Reilly, owners of Yellowbelly Brewery and O’Reilly’s Irish Pub in St. …

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Archbishop Penney’s passing should keep history of sex abuse scandal alive

Courtesy: CBC Somehow it seems fitting that no picture accompanies the obituary of the former Archbishop of St. John’s at the Telegram website. The Catholic church has wanted Alphonsus Penney to disappear ever since the first priest in the archdiocese was charged with sexually assaulting boys during his watch. That priest was Jim Hickey, and …

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Canopy Growth of Smiths Falls strikes a deal with Newfoundland and Labrador

Courtesy: Ottawa Citizen Smiths Falls marijuana producer Canopy Growth Corp., weeks after the announcement of robust second-quarter sales, has entered a supply and production agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador. The company, in a news release, stated it would supply the province with 8,000 kilograms of cannabis products annually for the initial two years of the …

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Debit be damned? St. John’s church defends new way of giving

Courtesy: Yahoo News Rev. Robert Cooke says his church’s new handheld debit machine is just keeping up with the times and making giving easier for parishioners. “It’s a way to reach out to people who maybe find themselves in church that don’t have cash or cheques,” Cooke said Tuesday at St. Mark’s Anglican church on Logy Bay …

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Gay judge ‘humbled’ by apparent first for N.L. Supreme Court

Courtesy: CBC Canada’s newest judge says never in his “wildest dreams” did he ever imagine that that a gay man could be appointed to a provincial supreme court — and talk openly about it during the swearing-in ceremony “I am humbled to be apparently Newfoundland and Labrador’s first gay judge,” Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald told a packed St. John’s courtroom on Monday, joking …

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