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.
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.