Top news sto­ries of 2017

As we look back on the year that was, the staff at the South­ern Gazette would like to share some of the big­gest news sto­ries of the year. 2017 was a year of ma­jor news events, per­sonal tri­umphs, tragedy and loss.

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial -

9. Ed­u­ca­tion is key, says RCMP of­fi­cer

In Fe­bru­ary mem­bers of the Marys­town RCMP con­ducted a num­ber of fen­tanyl in­for­ma­tion ses­sions on the Burin Penin­sula.

4. Clam con­cern con­tin­ues 8.Bank clo­sure caus­ing con­cern out Burin

In Fe­bru­ary the clo­sure of the Sco­tia­bank branch in Burin had res­i­dents con­cerned about the fu­ture of bank­ing in the town. Res­i­dents from St. Lawrence also had some con­cerns.

In Novem­ber mem­bers of the Grand Bank coun­cil ex­pressed their dis­ap­point­ment with a de­ci­sion by fed­eral Fish­eries Min­is­ter Do­minic LeBlanc to add a fourth li­cence for Arc­tic surf clams in next year’s fish­ery – a de­ci­sion that would see 25 per cent of the ex­ist­ing 38,000-tonne quota re-al­lo­cated from Clear­wa­ter to the new en­trant.

1. Mur­der-sui­cide shocks town

On Sept. 16 the body of Ryanna Grywach­eski was found in the base­ment apart­ment of a home near Moor­ing Cove, which she shared with her boyfriend, Jeff Kil­foy. Po­lice later con­firmed that Grywach­eski had been killed by her boyfriend. Kil­foy’s body was later dis­cov­ered in a wooded area near the home.

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