A Corner Brook man accused of assaulting a woman with weapons has been denied bail. Benny Arthur Roberts, 37, was arrested and taken into custody this past weekend for the assaults alleged to have taken place last Saturday.
On June 6 the missus and I were rising to make ready to be among the first in what turned out to be a long line of prospective patients for one Dr. Raafat Adelalshalid, a new family physician setting up practice through Western Health in Corner Brook.
By the time we made it outside the Corner Brook pharmacy where the sign-ons were happening inside, joining the anticipated lineup just after around 8 a.m., barely 14 fine folk were ahead of us. By the time we were exiting the building about an hour or so later, another 100 prospects were moving toward the front of the line.
There is a continued shortage of clinical physicians and a growing list of elderly sick folk. There was even a baby in line.
On Saturday, the fourth day of the 2017 recreational groundfish opening was looking only so far, so good. There were mixed results reported, including a foul taste as cod feed on something less nutritious in the wake of dwindled caplin stocks.
The excitement around the size of fish being caught this year may gain some notoriety among the highlights of the McIvers Come Home Year Family Fishing Derby, July 23-29.
The McIvers Come Home Year 2017 Committee released its much-anticipated calendar to registrants on social media this week. More than 500 registered residents and some 1,200 expatriate family members planning on making their way back to McIvers for the July 22 kickoff to a celebration of culture, heritage and newly-found opportunity are hoping to take part in events for people of all ages.
The 2017 beautification project and the list of sociable events connected with the homecoming were made possible by the luck of the volunteer-driven Chase The Ace fundraiser.
Facilities, including a legacy bandstand where dozens of professional and amateur performers will take to the stage, have been added to the good and useful beautifications already put in place or may yet to come.
A complete refit of the local children’s playground, other new additions and improvements to existing sport venues, an upgraded waterfront dock and boat launchway, as well as the provision of funding enabling cemetery and seniors’ club refurbishments, are tributes the support the project was given by local people and folk from around the region and the province.